2013-06-06 Audio/Video News
Debuted for the first time at Munich's High End 2013, Denmark's Gryphon Audio Designs is now shipping the Trident II loudspeaker. Gryphon founder and CEO, Flemming E. Rasmussen, elaborates: “Gryphon has never felt the need to constantly replace our product line-up to suit the changing seasons. Our observation has been that most 'Mark 2' versions are simply trivial bug fixes promoted as major breakthroughs. We prefer to expend the necessary effort and resources to get things right the f...Read more
2013-05-27 Audio/Video News
Arteluthe, which is based in Montreal, Canada, has announced the introduction of three new loudspeakers called: Satie, Alegria, and Kantate. According to the company’s May 27 press release: “All models share the same AirForce™ acoustic platform, are fully active and governed by high-resolution Digital Sound Processors."
Each cabinet for each model contains two drivers (a tweeter and a midrange-woofer) and two corresponding amplifiers, ranging in power from 175-350W, depending on the model. All ...Read more
2013-05-18 Audio/Video News
GoldenEar Technology has announced the availability of the new Invisa 7000 and Invisa MPX architectural loudspeakers. Both models are priced at $499 USD each.
The Invisa HTR 7000 is designed for use as a ceiling-mounted main left-, right- or center-channel speaker in high-quality home-theater and music systems, as well as for use as a side or rear surround speaker. It has a flat, round, magnetically attached micro-perf grille that covers the mounting flange for an attractive...Read more
2013-05-09 Audio/Video News
For 15 years the SoundStage! Network has been the audio industry’s leader when it comes to providing on-the-spot coverage from hi-fi events around the world. The SoundStage! Network is currently covering High End 2013 in Munich, Germany, with photos and features being uploaded to SoundStage! Global as the event happens. SoundStage! Global is the SoundStage! Network’s purpose-built site for event reporting, company tours, and blogging.
The initial coverage of High End 2013 has begun an...Read more
2013-05-09 Audio/Video News
Nordost has introduced its Valhalla 2 reference cable range at High End 2013 in Munich, Germany. The latest range consists of analog, digital, and tonearm interconnects, as well as loudspeaker and power cables. The new Valhalla 2 range uses upgraded Dual Mono-Filament technology, along with an innovative proprietary connector called the HOLO:PLUGTM. The HOLO:PLUGTM is a patent-pending connector that, according to the company, was designed to be the best possible interface between the c...Read more
2013-05-07 Audio/Video News
Germany’s annual High End event is Europe’s largest specialty-audio show for trade and consumers. This year’s event is held May 9-12 at the Munich Order Center (MOC). May 9 is only open to members of the trade, but May 10-12 is open to consumers.
The SoundStage! Network team is already in Munich preparing to cover this prestigious event for SoundStage! Global, our site specifically designed for event coverage, company tours, and blogging by selected authors. Updates will go on SoundStage! Globa...Read more
2013-05-02 Audio/Video News
Salon Son & Image (aka the Montreal Hi-Fi Show) is Canada’s longest-running and best-known specialty audio show. Salon Son & Image 2013 was held March 21-24 and the SoundStage! Network team was there reporting on it, with the coverage appearing on SoundStage! Global as the event happened.
This month, the Best of Salon Son & Image 2013 winners were announced and featured in SoundStage! Hi-Fi in an article written by Doug Schneider, the SoundStage! Network’s founder an...Read more
2013-04-25 Audio/Video News
The SoundStage! Network is pleased to announce the introduction of the “Top Products” downloads -- high-resolution PDFs, usually one-page long, featuring the award-winning products (Reviewers’ Choice, Select Component, and Great Buy) that were reviewed on one of the sites of the SoundStage! Network that month. The high-resolution PDFs not only look great printed, they are also linked so that they can be clicked for direct access to the award-winning product's review. All downloads stream from th...Read more
2013-04-24 Audio/Video News
Well-known UK-based loudspeaker manufacturer KEF has entered the headphone market by introducing two new models: the over-the-ear M500 and the in-ear M200. The M500 has a 40mm full-range driver with a neodymium magnet system and a CCAW (copper-clad aluminum wire) voice coil. The M500’s all-aluminum frame folds and the earpads are said to be sweat resistant and breathable. The M200 employs the company’s DDD (Dual Dynamic Driver) technology -- it use 10mm and 5.5mm drivers with a crossover. The dr...Read more
2013-04-21 Audio/Video News
Logitech has announced the expansion of its universal remote control lineup with the Logitech Harmony Ultimate and the Logitech Harmony Smart Control. Both products feature Logitech’s Harmony Hub and Harmony smartphone app to enable closed-cabinet control and one-touch entertainment access to game consoles from a universal remote or smartphone. The Harmony Hub takes personalizing activities a step farther into home control with an ability to program Philips Hue lights to the desired brightness a...Read more