EMMESpeakers is very glad to inform you that it’s started the production of the new flagship loudspeaker of EMMESpeakers: The GALILEO.Developed on the concept DA VINCI, EMMESpeakers sales success, it represents its massive evolution.Presence, impact, towering soundstage: these have been the the design requirements that have driven us.The clear and fresh design, but in the same time important and impotent, and its advanced layout make the GALILEO an outstanding sound machine.
Some preliminary technical data:
- 3 way floorstanding loudspeaker- Sealed box- no. 4 10” - 290 mm rear Aluminium Woofer- no. 2 5” - 124 mm Accuton CELL ceramic Midwoofer- no. 1 1,2” - 30 mm Accuton CELL ceramic Tweeter- Sensitivity 86 db- Power Handling 300 watt - Nominal impedance 6 Ohm- Frequency response: 20Hz - 20Khz- Dimensions (HxWxD): 1490mm x 386mm x 452mm- Net weight (per unit): 80 kgs
Available starting May 2014.
Gato Audio launches the PRD-3 preamplifier with built in DAC and digital inputs
The DIA amplifier family will from February, include a fair priced preamplifier⁄DAC called PRD-3. Based on the DIA integrated amplifiers it offers a very good sounding, straightforward preamplifier that includes the DAC circuitry from DIA-250 and DIA-400. It has exactly the same features as the DIA's but without the output stage and of course it is offered at a very nice price point. The retail price will be around 2.495 EUR and you can find more information here.
SYRACUSE, New York, January 22, 2014 – Benchmark Media is excited to showcase our new a AHB2 stereo power amplifier at the National Association of Music Merchants Show in Anaheim, CA January 23-26.
The highly anticipated AHB2 amplifier was presented October 2013 to the media. The AHB2 stereo power amplifier introduces groundbreaking advances in power amplifier design and performance. Its entirely new patented technology eliminates most sources of distortion while extending the dynamic range well beyond that of most high-end amplifiers. High-resolution audio recordings are now available in a variety of digital formats, but none of these formats can be experienced to their full potential using a typical power amplifier. Only the AHB2 power amplifier is designed to deliver the details, texture, and dynamic range of the finest best high-resolution recordings.
After the initial reviews, Benchmark has made additional improvements to the binding posts on the rear plate and relocated the connectors for ease of use. The final stages of product testing are nearing completion.
In addition to the AHB2 demo, Benchmark will be showcasing a new set of Benchmark speakers.
For more information about Benchmark’s AHB2 visit: http://www.highresolutionplayback.com
The Auryn Series
Auryn's Haydn: op. 76
String Quartets · Vol. 13 of 14
op. 76, nos 1 - 6
TACET Real Surround Sound & stereo - 24/96
Blu-ray (total playing time:147'13)
Order no. 182-5
Barcode 40 09850 018254
further details: www.tacet.de
Op. 76, that's sort of kings (or queens?) of all string quartets by Joseph Haydn. With the famous "Kaiser-Quartett" between... And it's the uncrowned king of the first complete 5.1 set of all 68 Haydn quartets, called "Auryn's Haydn" and produced by TACET. What a unique collection! On CD format this 22 CD release was awarded with German Echo, Record of the year of German critics and many more.
Joseph Haydn is sort of the inventor of the string quartet. He is a good example for the fact that very often the first person who does something is already the best. Because he or she is most aware of the possibilities of a new medium. We do not want to compare with Haydn - oh no... But anybody who wants to record string quartets in surround sound has to compare with this edition, this noble playing of the Auryn Quartet and this beautiful sound.
Die vier Elemente: III. Luft
Matthias Horn, Bariton
Christoph Ullrich, Klavier
Peter Heusch, Sprecher
CD (total playing time: 63'57)
Order no. 1074-0
Barcode 40 09850 104704
German language only!
further details: www.tacet.de
"We wish to introduce no more and no less than the four primary elements of the ancient view of the world in 4 CDs: air water, earth and fire, reflecting the artistic-imaginative fundamental elements of the world and of life, reflected in music and speech. In the four temperaments, encompassing human communication and the entire creation at all times, multifarious and boundless like our nature and our essence."
This is how the ensemble BonaNox formulates its project of the 4 Elements. Meanwhile, Peter Heusch (speaker), Matthias Horn (baritone) and Christoph Ullrich (piano) have already arrived at the third element: air.
Once again, not only the selection of texts and the preciousness of the individual pieces is impressive, but also the way in which they are compiled and the artistic presentation. All this conveys a feeling of wholeness and the impression that one holds an independent new work of art in one's hands with this recording.
Because of the many requests we received from both customers and dealers we decided to focus on the development of a headphone amplifier. Over half a year later, we do not just have the headphone amplifier, but a new way to preserve the integrity of the analogue signal.
During development it proved impossible not to make concessions if the designer would have utilized one of the already established techniques. Therefore this particular route was abandoned and a design was created where voltage gain is achieved via a so-called step-up transformer, instead of transistors or tubes. Only two FET transistors are utilized to convert the signal from the step-up transformer into power, which plays into the strength of these semiconductors.
By utilizing this method the Aurix has become a design free of concessions, where the integrity of the sound of tube-amps is combined with the compact practicality of the transistors, without any of their inherent flaws.
The Aurix is a 100% class A amplifier with a very high signal-to-noise ratio and almost no distortion. Because feedback has not been implemented in the design the Aurix has no degradation of the incoming signal in terms of dynamics and imaging.
In order to ensure the Aurix is flexible and applicable for most headphones it has two gain factors so that both low and high impedance headphones can be utilized. Aside from that the Aurix is equipped with two controllable analogue inputs that, in case no headphone is connected, can loop the signal back to your set. This allows the Aurix to be permanently installed in your hifi-set without you ever having to switch the cables around.
The Aurix’s appearance is made the match the Octave Mk II, but works very well with all high-end analogue sources such as the Hex DAC.
European price will be Euro 975 including 21% VAT.
It is available both separate and in combination with either Octave Mk II or Hex with an attractive discount. For details, please refer to your local dealer or the Metrum Acoustics website.
Welcome to CES 2014!
We’ve brought a whole host of new products to Las Vegas this year and we can’t wait to tell you about them…
We're proud to bring you the additions to our flagship Azur 851 Series Range. Firstly we have the 851E Pre-Amplifier and the 851W Power Amplifier which team up to offer you stunning audio quality with serious power and versatility.
We then have our 851D Digital-to-Analogue Converter which is the best DAC we’ve ever made, allowing you to take your digital audio to the next level.
Next up is our Azur 651W Power Amplifier, a two-channel machine designed to work in perfect unison with our Stream Magic 6 to provide a truly astonishing digital music system.
We're also excited to unveil our new Minx XL speakers which are immensely powerful, surprisingly affordable and work beautifully with our Minx Xi Digital Music System.
Our final exclusive for CES this year is our Minx C46 ceiling speakers. The C46 speakers can be concealed anywhere and provide an incredibly spacious sound. They also use our fantastic BMR technology.
(Lexington, KY) January 6, 2014 -- THIEL Audio (www.thielaudio.com) has announced the introduction of the TM3 2-way bookshelf loudspeaker. The TM3 represents a new design approach for the company, featuring high performance proprietary components and ground-up engineering by THIEL’s Director of Product Development Mark Mason. The TM3 employs a reimagined industrial design that emphasizes sleek, modern lines while adhering to the acoustic principles of reduced diffractions and extreme rigidity—both important attributes of an ultimate performance loudspeaker. The core industrial design ethos of the TM3 will be carried forward to future products.
The TM3 project began as a vision for a compact speaker with superior on and off axis frequency response uniformity, high power handling capabilities and ultra-low levels of distortion. These characteristics help make the TM3 ideal for traditional music applications as well as the rigors of movies soundtracks. The TM3 delivers tremendous dynamic capability in a beautifully sculpted multi-ply wood enclosure. The 2-way design utilizes a proprietary 6.5-inch cast basket woofer and 1-inch tweeter, both optimized specifically for the TM3 project. “Our ultimate goal for the TM3 was to create a loudspeaker that outperforms competitive products while pleasing the discerning eye of décor-conscious consumers,” explained THIEL CEO Bill Thomas. “Our objective is to position the THIEL brand as the ultimate supplier of high-performance loudspeakers and the TM3 is just the first in a series of innovative designs as part of a comprehensive product roadmap that we will be presenting to our dealers and distributors worldwide,” Thomas concluded.
At CES, THIEL will have an Amberwood pair of TM3s playing in their Venetian suite. The CS1.7s will also be on active display. The THIEL TM3 is expected to be shipping to authorized dealers by late spring 2014, with a projected MSRP of $2,999 per pair in standard finishes. Please visit THIEL at CES 2014 Venetian Towers 29-111.
· Projected MSRP: $2,999/Pair (standard finishes)
· Optional stands: $599/Pair projected MSRP
· Design: 2-Way Bass Reflex
· Bandwidth: 45Hz to 30 KHz
· Sensitivity: (2.83v At 1m) 87db
· Driver Compliment:1” (25 mm) metal dome tweeter 6.5” (16.5 cm) cast basket woofer with fiberglass cone
· Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
· Minimum Impedance: 3.5 Ohms
· H x W x D: 16” x 9.5” x 8.7” / 41cm x 24cm x 22cm
· Projected weight: 20lbs / 9 kgs
THIEL Audio is a loudspeaker manufacturer providing components for the highest quality music and cinema sound reproduction in the home. The beauty of THIEL loudspeakers can be traced back to design concepts born from powerfully innovative thinking. For over 30 years, THIEL has woven a nearly magical synergy between engineering brilliance and an unfailing passion to create the most lifelike reproduction of recorded music. Along this quest for sonic perfection, THIEL’s customers, music aficionados, and audio press from around the world have lauded THIEL’s loudspeaker designs as some of the best ever conceived. www.thielaudio.com