2013-11-30 Audio/Video News
Ten years after the original Logos integrated amplifier introduction, Pathos, which is based in Vicenza, Italy, has announced the release of the Logos Mk II. The Logos Mk II is a hybrid design utilizing EC88 tubes in its preamp stage and MOSFETs in its class-AB amplifier stage. Power output is said to be 110Wpc into 8 ohms or 220Wpc into 4 ohms. It comes standard with five pairs of unbalanced RCA analog inputs and two pairs of balanced XLR analog inputs. The Logos Mk&nbs...Read more
2013-11-21 Audio/Video News
Meridian’s new Prime headphone amplifier's features include: an all-metal extruded chassis; a six-layer circuit board; direct-coupled inputs; a 24-bit/192kHz DAC with separate crystal oscillators for 44.1kHz- and 48kHz-based sources; and preamplifier outputs to drive a power amp or active speakers directly. It also features Analogue Spatial Processing (ASP) technology, which the company says provides a “more immersive, authentic sound to any headphones. Meridian’s advanced ASP transforms headpho...Read more
2013-11-04 Audio/Video News
Magico has announced the expansion of its award-winning S-series loudspeaker line with the addition of the S3. The S3 (48”H x 14”D x 12”W, 150 pounds each) is a full-range floorstanding loudspeaker that houses a 1” MB30 tweeter, a 6” M380 midrange, and a pair of 8” hybrid Nano-Tec/aluminum woofers.
According to Magico's CEO and chief designer, Alon Wolf, “By drawing from our technological well and in-house manufacturing capabilities, we are now able to deliver a remarkable value proposition in ...Read more
2013-11-03 Audio/Video News
The SoundStage! Network is proud to announce that we're providing full coverage of the Tokyo International Audio Show, which is being held November 2-4 at the Tokyo International Forum. TIAS 2013 features many great display rooms and products, and is also home to the world premier of Vivid Audio's Giya G4 loudspeaker, which the SoundStage! Network is featuring in the new "Product Debuts" section of SoundStage! Global, our purpose-built site for show reports and company tours. Cove...Read more
2013-10-30 Audio/Video News
Anthem Electronics has announced that two models in its next generation of popular MRX A/V receivers -- the MRX 710 and MRX 510 -- are now shipping. Advanced Load Monitoring on the amplifiers means the new models are able to not only work harder, but work harder for longer. Also included is a new version of ARC (Anthem Room Correction), dubbed ARC 1M.
According to Anthem’s October 30 press release, “Ease of integration, a useful and forward-looking feature set with an exciti...Read more
2013-10-16 Audio/Video News
Premiered in late prototype form at the 2013 Munich High End show, the Gryphon Audio Designs Kalliope digital-to-analog converter is now shipping.
The Kalliope’s digital circuit boards employ a modular layout for easy access to future upgrades. Firmware updates will be available via USB, we were told. Flemming E. Rasmussen, Gryphon’s founder and president, elaborates: “We designed the Kalliope to be a moving target in the rapid evolution of ultra-high-resolution digital audio. For once, ha...Read more
2013-10-11 Audio/Video News
The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) is the largest consumer-based high-end-audio show in the United States. It takes place annually at the Denver Marriott Tech Center in Denver, CO, USA. RMAF 2013 runs October 11-13 and the SoundStage! Network is currently there covering it. All coverage appears on SoundStage! Global, the SoundStage! Network's special site devoted exclusively to event coverage and company tours.
2013-10-10 Audio/Video News
SoundStage! Network senior editor Hans Wetzel visited the headquarters of Arcam on September 17 and 18, which is located in Cambridge, UK. While there, Hans met with founder John Dawson (shown in photo, right), managing director Charlie Brennan, and product manager Andy Moore, in order to learn more about what the company is doing right now and what we can expect from them in the future. Hans’s six-part feature about that trip is now online at SoundStage! Global, the SoundStage! Network site tha...Read more
2013-10-08 Audio/Video News
Copland, which is based in Denmark and is distributed in North America by Divergent Technologies, has announced the release of the CTA405A integrated amplifier, which retails for $5990 USD. The CTA405A is similar overall to the CTA405 it replaces, but now uses KT120 tubes in its output stage. These tubes allow for increased current capability, in turn making the CTA405A more suitable for lower-impedance speaker designs than the CTA405 was. The CTA405A’s power rating is 50Wpc (8 or 4&nb...Read more
2013-09-26 Audio/Video News
The SoundStage! Network’s coverage of CEDIA Expo 2013 has begun. This year’s event runs from September 26-28 in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Typically, CEDIA Expo is a showcase for custom-installation products, but many manufacturers of stereo, home-theater, and personal-electronics products also show there. So, to ensure that these manufacturers’ products are seen by our readership, the SoundStage! Network "up close and personal” coverage of CEDIA Expo 2013 has begun!
The Network team has...Read more