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    ST-70 step-up transformer From Ortofon

    This new dual mono unit features Lundahl transformers, surrounded by a specialised mu-metal shielding Just a brief news item on this one. Reportedly, the ST-70 has been engineered using, “…an industrial-grade PCB.”…

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    MC A Mono cartridge from Ortofon 

    The MC A Mono betrays design elements from the MC A 95 cartridge and has been created using Ortofon’s SLM technique where fine particles of Titanium are welded together, layer-by-layer, to…

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    MC Anna Diamond From Ortofon 

    …is not a rapper but a flagship cartridge updated and now part of the Exclusive Series of moving coils. First released in 2012, the new MC Anna moving coil cartridge uses a…

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    Melody M-CR412 From Marantz

    Marantz has launched the Melody M-CR412 featuring CD playback, FM/DAB+ radio and Bluetooth The maximum power output is rated at 60W and features four channels of amplification. You can connect two…

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    Bellini & Donizetti Amps From Audio Analogue

    Part of its twentieth anniversary, Audio Analogue has released Anniversary editions of the company’s earlier classic amplifiers, the new Bellini preamplifier and Donizetti power amplifier BELLINI PREAMPLIFIER A fully differential, zero…

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    Reference Ruby Cartridge From AVID

    This new Reference Ruby cartridge is the first of three low output moving coil cartridges to be released from the company  There’s not a great amount of information on this one…

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    Saboten L Cartridge From Miyajima

    The new Saboten L (‘L’ for line-contact stylus) is a low-output moving-coil design with a cactus-spine cantilever The company spent several years searching for the right cactus plant with the correct…

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    D300 Speakers From Wharfedale Price Drop

    Wharfedale has upped the efficiency of its production techniques which means that it can lower the price of its entry-level D300 Series speakers NEW PRICES D310 bookshelf speakers £159 per pair…

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    Hex Gun From Chord: Crimp Your Style

    Now you can access factory-quality terminated cables from your local dealer – as long as he has the whizz-bang Chord crimping tool called the [wait for it] ChordOhmic Hex Gun! So…

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    Astral 16 Receiver From Focal 

    Integrating a Class D Pascal Audio amplifier, Astral 16 has 16 channels, of which 12 are amplified and four are pre-amplified (balanced XLR outputs) and dedicated entirely to audio (filtering, equalisation, bass…

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    AE308 Sub From Acoustic Energy

    Acoustic Energy has announced the AE308 active subwoofer, featuring a DSP module The AE308 offers a 500W amplifier mated to a 12” long-excursion doped and stiffened pulp-fibre driver. The AE308 also…

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    Reference 160S From Audio Research 

    Audio Research has announced the launch of the Reference 160S stereo power amplifier The Reference 160S is a valve-based design with dual transparent power meters that float in front of the…

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    Twist Classic Bi-Wire Speaker Cable 

    From Black Rhodium, Twist Bi-Wire Classic features a Contra Winding build process to lower noise It also features double thickness insulation which, “…doubles the distance between current carrying conductors, reducing the…

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    Aurora wireless music system From iFi

    Bathed in bamboo with an aluminium frame, the Aurora was designed by French product designer Julien Haziza and inspired by the architecture in Tokyo’s Omotesandō and Harajuku districts. But of course,…

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    Linton is Back! Wharfedale, Three Ways

    The original Wharfedale Linton debuted in 1965 and the line continued until the end of the 1970s. This example has been  re-engineered using contemporary techniques and materials The new Linton is…

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    Concert 9 II Series From Jamo

    The Concert 9 II passive speaker line consists of two tower speakers (i.e. C 97 II and C 95 II), two monitors (i.e. C 93 II and C 91 II), a…

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    Ottava SC-C30 wireless speaker From Technics  

    Technics has announced the Ottava SC-C30 wireless speaker system, a more compact version of the Ottava SC-C50, the new model includes an aluminium top panel. The arc form has been included to, “…help…

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    Dynamic Groove Record Player From Vertere

    Vertere Acoustics DG-1 Dynamic Groove Record Player is designed for, “…a less extreme customer: one who is driven by performance but needs almost Plug and Play setup,” said the company  The…

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    Ultima monoblock power amplifiers

    The new 750W Ultima 2 is a replacement for the SPM 6000 MKII and forms part of the company’s flagship Reference range. The smaller 480W Ultima 3 replaces the SPM 1400…

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    Huei Phono Amplifier From Chord

    As part of its ongoing 30th-anniversary celebrations this year, Chord Electronics has unveiled Huei, a new phono amplifier including a memory function With multiple options for impedance-matching, seven-stage switchable gain and…

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    TN-4D Direct Drive Turntable From Teac

    The twin-speed TN-4D is a new direct-drive turntable using a newly-developed brushless DC servo motor plus “…crystal-locked speed stability and smoother rotation while also eliminating cogging,” said the company There’s also…

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    AX-505 integrated amplifier From Teac

    Based upon a TEAC-tuned Ncore module by Hypex, the 115W + 115W output is packed into a A4-sized chassis, the amplifier uses MUSES8920 op-amps and an independent resistor ladder-type volume control…

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