2015-02-16 Audio/Video News
Naim Audio has introduced the NAC-N 272, which boasts a high-quality preamplifier, digital streamer, and headphone amplifier. According to the company’s press release on February 15: “The 272 is a high-quality Naim preamplifier. Its fundamental electronic design is inspired by the NAC 552 preamplifier, which is bettered only by Statement in the Naim performance hierarrchy. The volume control design is derived from the flagship Statement NAC S1 preamplifier. The preamp us...Read more
2015-02-02 Audio/Video News
Magico has announced the new Q7 Mk II loudspeaker. In addition, Magico is also making available an upgrade path for current Q7 owners. According to the company's press release on February 2, "The new Q7 Mk II loudspeaker was inspired by some of the new features we unveiled in the limited-edition M-Project. Key elements of the M-Project design will now be incorporated into the new Q7 Mk II, which results in significant improvements to the overall sound performan...Read more
2015-01-06 Audio/Video News
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held annually in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest showcase for consumer-based electronics, including high-end-audio products, which are primarily shown at the Venetian Hotel. CES 2015 runs from January 6-9.
The SoundStage! Network team is already there covering the event, with feature articles and new-product coverage already appearing on SoundStage! Global, our site specifically designed for event coverage, factory tours, and product debuts. Regu...Read more
2014-12-31 Audio/Video News
SoundStage! Insight’s fifth episode showcases Paradigm Loudspeakers through their new Prestige-series speaker line. The Prestige series is comprised of three floorstanders, one bookshelf model, two center-channels, and one surround.
The footage for this episode was shot earlier this month at Paradigm’s manufacturing headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, which is where all of the Prestige-series speakers are made. One of focuses of Paradigm’s current marketing efforts with this series is...Read more
2014-12-16 Audio/Video News
Last week, SoundStage!’s Doug Schneider traveled to Devialet’s headquarters, in Paris, France, for an exclusive sneak peak at the company’s two new loudspeaker models: Phantom and Silver Phantom, which will retail in the United States for $1990 and $2390, respectively. Both are fully powered, four-driver, three-way designs capable of receiving digital music signals via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and powerline Ethernet simultaneously. There is also a TosLink connector for use with a Blu-ray player or simil...Read more
2014-12-12 Audio/Video News
According to the company's December 11 press release, the upcoming Denon PMA-50 stereo amplifier has been created "for serious hi-fi listeners looking for a compact and high-quality design that meets their lifestyle." The PMA-50 offers a wide array of digital inputs: optical, coaxial, USB, and Bluetooth.
The amplifier's output stage has discrete construction, which realizes "higher signal-to-noise ratio and lower distortion compared to conventional class-D amplifiers." Denon claims this amplifi...Read more
2014-12-01 Audio/Video News
On December 1, the SoundStage! video team visited Paradigm Loudspeakers to film the latest episode of SoundStage! InSight. This video, which is the fifth in the InSight series, focuses on Paradigm’s new Prestige-series speakers, which were first shown at CEDIA Expo 2014, held in September. The series is comprised of three floorstanders (95F, 85F, and 75F), one bookshelf model (15B), two center-channels (55C and 45C), and one surround (25S). All of the models are in production now at Paradig...Read more
2014-11-01 Audio/Video News
The SoundStage! InSight video series, which began this year, takes an in-depth look at audio companies, the people behind them, and the products they make. The first three episodes featured Muraudio, Axiom Audio, and Totem Acoustic. The fourth instalment, which was released yesterday, features Vivid Audio, which is based in South Africa. In it, the company’s chief designer, Laurence Dickie, talks about the company’s origins, his vision for the original Giya G1 loudspeaker, and the technolog...Read more
2014-10-30 Audio/Video News
Loudspeaker-maker SVS is now offering their products in the Canadian market direct with a Bill of Rights for its customers, designed to make online purchases less risky. This announcement came shortly after the introduction of the company’s Prime-series speakers, which are now the company’s most affordable offerings. According to the company’s press release: “SVS, a worldwide leader in high performance home audio products, is proud to announce the direct availability of its speakers, s...Read more
2014-10-12 Audio/Video News
Loudspeaker-maker SVS, which was founded in 1998, has released the new Prime Series line, consisting of the Prime Tower, Prime Bookshelf, Prime Center, and Prime Satellite. According to the company’s October 10 press release: “The Prime Tower speaker benefits from lessons learned developing the Ultra Tower, with its own distinctive touches. It has a completely new 3.5-way crossover that ensures a full, flat and seamless frequency response from the tweeter to the midrange driver, and through...Read more