2015-06-01 Audio/Video News
The eighth episode of the SoundStage! InSight series focuses on PSB Speaker’s Imagine T3 loudspeaker, which retails for $7500 USD per and is currently the company’s flagship design. The video went online on YouTube today.
This latest InSight segment features PSB employees Jim Price, Greg Stidsen, and, of course, Paul Barton, who founded the company in 1974 and is still intrinsically involved in all the designs today. The three talk about the founding of PSB, Paul’s work with Dr. Floyd Tool...Read more
2015-05-14 Audio/Video News
The SoundStage! Network is pleased to announce that coverage of High End 2015 has begun. High End is held annually in Munich, Germany, and is now considered to be the world’s top hi-fi event.
High End 2015 began May 14 and will conclude on May 17. On site are Jeff Fritz, Hans Wetzel, and Doug Schneider, who are currently working to provide on-the-spot coverage for SoundStage! Global, the SoundStage! Network’s purpose-built site for show reporting, company tours, and product introductions. ...Read more
2015-04-15 Audio/Video News
The latest installment in the SoundStage! InSight series focuses on Hegel Music Systems and their H160 integrated amplifier-DAC. It went live on YouTube yesterday and is the seventh in the InSight series. The footage for this video was shot in February in Oslo, Norway, where the company is based.
The H160 is the company’s newest integrated amplifier-DAC, which retails for $3500 in the United States and is claimed to deliver up to 150Wpc into 8 ohms. According to Hegel’s Bent Holter (founde...Read more
2015-04-06 Audio/Video News
The new Magico S7 is a full-range, three-way, floorstanding loudspeaker that features all-new drivers derived from the M Project loudspeaker. The acoustic-suspension enclosure of the S7 features curved-aluminum side panels that are machined in-house from half-inch-thick aluminum extrusions 16" in diameter. Internal bracing minimizes resonances.
According to the company's April 6 press release, the S7's 10" bass drivers have "extremely powerful magnets and ultra-stiff aluminum cones, which ...Read more
2015-03-26 Audio/Video News
Sonus Faber has just announced the introduction of the Chameleon series of speakers, which will be available through dealers next month. The line is comprised of the floorstanding T, stand-mounted B, and center-channel C, which are all made in the company’s headquarters in Italy. According to the company’s press release on March 26: “Chameleon embodies all of the iconic design elements of Sonus Faber while offering a level of customization previously unattainable in this market segment: the...Read more
2015-03-16 Audio/Video News
McIntosh, based in Binghamton, NY, USA, has announced the release of the C22 preamplifier and MC75 mono amplifier, which are based on 1960s and ’70s designs, but have been updated to reflect current standards
2015-02-28 Audio/Video News
The SoundStage! InSight video series began in March 2014, with the goal to give an inside look at hi-fi companies and products they make. The newest video, which was released on February 27 on YouTube and is the sixth in the series, features MartinLogan’s Neolith loudspeaker, the company’s newest statement-level speaker, which retails for $80,000 USD per pair and features the largest electrostatic panel that the company has ever made. The video was shot on location at MartinLogan’s manufact...Read more
2015-02-26 Audio/Video News
Bryston, which initially established itself as an electronics manufacturer, first entered the loudspeaker market almost three years ago with the floorstanding Model T, which was a tremendous success. Since then, the company has expanded their loudspeaker offerings to include numerous main-speaker models, as well as subwoofers. The newest addition to their line is the Mini A, a 15”-tall, three-way, stand-mounted design that features a 6.5” aluminum-cone woofer, 3” aluminum-cone midrange...Read more
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