The stylish little music system that does it all
Minx Xi is designed to play everything in your music collection in crisp, rich, room-filling quality. No matter whether you're streaming from your smartphone, tablet or your home network, or maybe listening to internet radio, you’ll be sure to hear every single detail from all your favourite music.
The plays everything system
Minx Xi handles just about any format of music, from any direction you might throw at it. It will wirelessly stream music from smartphones and tablets in their native quality. Music is accessed from your home network using driverless UPnP technology and Minx Xi will playback music files of all formats and sizes - up to stunning 24-bit/96kHz detail, including "lossless" files. Best still your can access and control all your music using our free app on your smartphone or tablet.
Wireless connection works using wi-fi or Bluetooth so it plays nicely with all brands of phone and tablet. And Minx Xi's streaming capabilities also include 20,000+ station internet radio and built-in streaming service support (BBC iPlayer Radio, Rhapsody and Pandora* among many others). Plus pushed firmware updates means Minx Xi is constantly evolving to support the latest and highest-quality services and gadgets.
* Services dependant on market availability
Audio-Technica Is Now Shipping Its ATH-ANC70 QuietPoint® Noise-Cancelling Headphones
STOW, OH, December 16, 2013 - Audio-Technica is now shipping its new ATH-ANC70 QuietPoint active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones. The latest addition to the company's award-winning QuietPoint family of noise-cancelling headphones, the ATH-ANC70 provides up to 90% noise cancellation and offers a host of improvements, including a mic and controller for answering calls and controlling music, completely integrated electronics with all functionality built into the earcup, and a new comfort-fit design.
The ATH-ANC70 has a microphone and controller for answering calls and operating music playback, and the controls are discreetly built into one of the earcups. Simply press the illuminated "Audio-Technica" logo/button to activate the mic or scroll through music tracks. A highly sensitive fixed-position mic has been built into the earcup, rather than the cable, to maintain consistent distance from the mouth for uniform volume level and to eliminate noise from cable motion or rubbing on a collar. The mic and controller support most smartphones as well as select products including the iPhone®, iPad® and many iPod® models.
The ATH-ANC70 is redesigned to provide total long-wearing comfort. The diameter of the earcups has been increased for a more comfortable over-ear fit, and the earcups have a slimmer profile. The ear cushions and headband are made from memory foam, and the design of the headband hugs the shape of the wearer's head to evenly distribute mass for a lighter "feel" and fit.
Like all QuietPoint models, the ATH-ANC70 offers superior noise-cancellation performance and audio quality. The headphones' large 40 mm drivers and high-quality internal components deliver clear, detailed sound with impactful bass, a natural midrange, extended treble and precise imaging in an immersive sound field. The ATH-ANC70 also works when the noise-cancelling function is turned off, and operates in passive mode without batteries. The detachable cord enables the ATH-ANC70 to be used as cordless noise-cancelling headphones.
The ATH-ANC70 folds for compact storage and comes with a hard carrying case, a 1/4-inch adapter and airline adapter. The included AAA battery provides up to 40 hours of operation.
Nova Gorica, Slovenia, December 9th, 2013
In recent years, along with the IT development, there has been a parallel development in the global digital technology and that has affected music, too. If the CD was once known as a very strict and uncompromising standard regarding its resolution, the analog media was known for its warmth and dynamics. Today, we have the opportunity to use the best of both worlds: digital music in high resolution, which uses the precision of the digital world and the dynamics of the analog.
Brand Erzetich that already collaborates with well known names in music has decided to represent also some independent, yet very talented, musicians through its channels. Their high resolution music is featured on Erzetich 24 bit Compilation with the dynamics that is 256-times greater than the one on the CD. The sound quality is at its best regarding the actual technology.
„With this compilation we wanted to promote independent artists along with our brand. We are featuring top musicians that are not known to a larger audience, but they really deserve more exposure. At the same time we didn't want to present only the excellent musicians, but also the efforts of their sound engineers, with the high resolution sound, which is a standard in sound studios,“ says Blaz Erzetic, the owner of the Erzetich company.
The artists on this compilation are: Big Tree (USA), Cathouse Thursday (USA), David Guilbault (USA), Drew Imagination (USA), Morgen La Civita (USA), Deborah Henriksson (Sweden), The Good for Naughts (Canada), Tide (Slovenia), Autumn Owls (Ireland) in Driving Mrs. Satan (Italy). Despite the difference in their genre, nationality, geographic location, cultural background, their approach to this form of art and the approach to the production process, all songs on this compilation have a common denominator: exceptional musical talent and great recordings.
The compilation will be sold for no profit (only for the cost of the USB flash drive, packaging and shipping) on the Erzetich Audio website.
More about the compilation at www.erzetich-audio.com.
About Erzetich Audio
Erzetich Audio is based in Slovenia and it is focused on personal audio, specifically on meticulously-hand-crafted high-quality headphone amplifiers and accessories. All of them are made in-house from scratch: from a raw plank of wood and bare PCB to a finished product.
Should you need more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.
T: +386 41 509 514
Contact person: Blaz Erzetic
Should you want to write something on your own about the compilation, we can send you a copy of it by post.
"Expanding the Perception of Personal Musical Experience"
Raven Audio Presents its New Website Ready to Fulfill Your Audio Dreams
Groveton Texas | December 4th, 2013 | Raven Audio, a manufacturer of tube preamplifiers, integrated, stereo and monoblock amplifiers, unveils their new website and invites you to visit and begin your Raven Audio tour.
Tubes Do It Better
There’s a world of difference between Raven Audio sound and old-timey tube sound. The best solid-state and tube components sound more alike than ever. But Raven Audio’s Dave Thomson, like many enthusiasts, is convinced that tubes do things better, especially when combining the best of classic tube design with contemporary technology, materials and composites to achieve a wideband, engaging, fulfilling, extremely musical sound that gets beyond the mechanics of playback.
The mechanics of playback? It takes an enormous amount of work to go from the wall receptacle to your speakers. Raven Audio preamplifiers and amplifiers tie everything together so the listener can easily suspend disbelief and fall into the music in an excitingly visceral way. You’ll hear with your ears with the added dimensions of emotion and excitement, a nearness to the music that makes everything breathtakingly real.
Raven Audio components are handsome, well-appointed, and housed in solid-machined billet aluminum chassis with solid-bronze corner posts, stainless steel screws and chrome ball footers that isolate the amplifiers for better sound and avoid scratching your fine furniture. They’re hand-wired point-to-point with silver-plated PTFE-coated conductors and three types of solder. Choose from new or NOS tubes when ordering.
Raven Audio preamplifiers, integrated, stereo and monoblock amplifiers range from $1,595 to $34,950/pair.
Tube Aficionados, Visit www.RavenAudio.com and Let Your Music Take Flight!
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Integrated CD player with our award winning Servo Evolution CD brain. Our best sounding CD player ever.
Cyrus CD players are world-renowned for the detail they extract from a disc, because of our proprietary Servo Evolution disc reading engine. The CD i uses the newest version of this technology, and the sound it produces is better than any integrated CD player we have ever made.
Everything from the power stage through to the analogue output of the machine has been designed with sound quality in mind, and the results will blow you away!
While the CD i is a high end CD player, it has been designed to introduce new people to the joys of hi-fi. Experience your music in the greatest detail, with easy set up and control.
The high quality components in the CD i mean that the sound it produces can make your spine tingle. A wide and full soundstage will fill a room of any size with sound, and you will hear details in your music which your old system never even picked up on!
The CD i uses many of the same components as the CD Xt Signature, including a latest generation LED disc loader. This use of top end components for lower specification models spreads throughout the Cyrus range, meaning that products like the CD i comfortably outperform their peers in the same price range.
A 32 bit DAC gives the CD i all of the capacity it needs to convert even the most complex loads into full analogue output. All of this means that it is the best sounding CD player we have ever made.
To further improve your sound, connect our PSX-R external power supply to decrease the strain on the internal power supply of the unit. Connect the CD i to an amplifier like the Cyrus 8a for a fantastic sound, and complete your system by connecting a Stream Xa to add streaming capabilities.
CD i provides vast improvements in performance to the CD 8 SE₂, our previous range topping integrated CD player.
As with all of our products, the CD i can be connected to other Cyrus units via our unique MC-Bus connectivity.
Outputs –SPDIF optical, SPDIF coaxial, 2 x stereo RCA output
Dimensions (H x W x D) – 73 x 215 x 360 mm
Weight – 3.6kg
More info: Cyrus