KEF has joined forces with Warner Bros. to promote the cinema release of the highly anticipated Interstellar, the new movie by Christopher Nolan releasing in cinemas and Imax nationwide on 7th November.

From the end of October, KEF retailers will host Interstellar promotional material alongside KEF’s E series speaker range in-store.intersteller The E Series takes centre stage in supporting the campaign, “High Resolution sound that is out of This World” – tying in with the film’s main theme.

In addition, KEF is offering a competition, which everyone can enter online and win a 4-night break to Iceland, where a lucky couple will be able to take in the Northern Lights and the movie filming locations. Other competition entrants could still win an E Series speaker system as a second prize (worth £900.00) and 30 runners up will each receive an Interstellar themed merchandise ‘goodie bag’.

KEF’s Managing Director, Steve Halsall, says, “As a brand, KEF is passionate about music and movie sound reproduction. It’s what we love. To partner with Warner Bros. on one of 2014’s biggest movies by such a visionary director as Nolan, and offer consumers the chance to win something that will really improve their experience of music and movies was really something we didn’t want to miss – the synergy is just perfect!”

Vanessa Andreis, Director of UK Promotions Warner Bros UK says “We’re are very pleased to be working with KEF and the agency, Lime, with whom we have created a really innovative and impactful partnership campaign which integrates perfectly with the rest of The Interstellar marketing activity.”

 

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The Clarity Alliance announces that hi-fi electronics retailer, Fanthorpes Hifi, has joined  its growing number of UK members, clarityexpanding the number of retailers supporting the work of the Alliance.

Fanthorpes in Hull has been trading in Hepworth’s Arcade since 1946 and took the decision to join Clarity Alliance after meeting members of the Alliance at the National Audio Show in September.

Welcoming Fanthorpes to the Alliance, Laurence Armstrong, Clarity chairman, says, “We welcome the application by Fanthorpes to join the alliance and it is gratifying to see that an established retailer, who has been doing well for many years, values the work Clarity does to promote the hi-fi industry as important for the growth of its business.  Working together is the only way in which the industry can ensure its success and Fanthorpes can play an important role in achieving this objective, and sharing its experience with the wider membership network.”

Marc Fanthorpe, Fanthorpe’s owner, comments, “We have joined the Clarity alliance because we wish to work with the best that the industry has to offer at all levels. The aim is to provide a single message between ourselves, manufacturers and the hi-fi press to let the wider public understand what we do, and how well we can do it. Here at Fanthorpes, we see ourselves as a progressive retailer, capable of adapting to the internet shopping era. We work with our customers to help them fulfill their aims. Clarity will help us get this message across to our customers old and new.”

 

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German company Clearaudio have announced the Absolute Phono and Absolute Phono Inside, a novel new phonostage solution. 130901-Anz Fidelity 06|13-2.indd

With current phonostages the output signal generated within the cartridge has to travel down the tonearm wiring and along the external arm lead before it reaches the phonostage, at which point it is amplified and then equalized before being fed out to the preamplifier. This signal is both very small and very sensitive, hence susceptible to electrical interference at all stages of its journey from the cartridge to, and through, the phonostage.

Clearaudio have come up with a radical review of the fundamentals of phonostage design…

The Absolute Phono is the world’s first active headshell moving coil phonostage, in which the input to the phonostage is mounted within a specially modified tonearm headshell. A tiny amplifier fitted within the headshell boosts the output signal from the cartridge at source. Now the signal only has to travel 1-2 centimetres rather than along the usual 1-2 metres of internal and external arm wiring before being amplified to a more resilient level.

This amplified signal then passes to the specially designed main RIAA phonostage, along a signal path free of the usual relays and coupling capacitors, which enables a “more clean, pure and accurate sound”. The signal is then equalized and fed to both unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR outputs, each with its own output driver.

The Absolute Phono is compatible with any tonearm in the current Clearaudio range. Customers who already own a Clearaudio tonearm can simply send it to Clearaudio for customisation on purchase of the Absolute Phono.

Clearaudio’s realise that not everyone has, or is currently ready to invest in, a Clearaudio tonearm and so the Absolute Phono Inside was realised. It uses the Absolute Phono’s circuit design but incorporates it within the phonostage’s main body. The secret weapon say clearaudio is current amplification. “Current amplification alleviates the need for cartridge loading at the input stage and also eliminates the usually required capacitors and resistors at various points through the signal path. The signal to noise ratio is significantly enhanced, almost matching the headshell-mounted Absolute Phono’s ten decibel improvement and enabling a freer and more natural sound” say Clearaudio.

Both the Absolute Phono and Absolute Phono Inside are:

  • Available now in black or silver.
  • Priced at £8,995.

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Robson Acoustics’ Opulus Prima Loudspeakers have achieved the coveted Hifi Pig Outstanding Product Award after two robson8OPULUS8OUTStandingindependent reviews gave the loudspeakers overall scores of over 8.5.

Stuart Smith said that the little British made loudspeakers “ are a good value for money, great sounding loudspeaker, which will suit listeners looking for a fast and detailed sound” and Janine Elliot said “These speakers are so clear and precise they put many speakers at least twice the price to shame. They tick all the right boxes for me. Working best in smaller living rooms and away from walls and with power amplifiers with enough grunt to push them a bit when needed”.

You can read the two reviews of the Robson Acoustics Prima loudspeakers here.

 

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The Atlantic from Tron is one of the smallest 300B amps ever made with a footprint of just 40cm x 25cm. Power is between 9-TRON Atlantic10watts across the audio spectrum (20-20kHz) and with a usable bandwidth up to to 95kHz (-3dB).

The chassis is made from CNC machined Aircraft grade alloy, designed so that no nuts, bolts or fasteners show. It is fitted with two unique DC filament supplies for heating the 300B output valves.
A D3a valve used in the driver stage and the complete amplifier is all designed, manufactured and assembled in England.

Specification:

9 watts per channel with 4, 8 and 16 ohm outputs.
C-Core output transformers.
C-Core chokes.
D3a driver stage.
Electro Harmonics 300Bs.
Teflon valve/tube bases.
CMC input RCA connections.
Very short signal path.
Valve rectified power supply.
Audio grade parts selected for outstanding sound.

The Atlantic is available in Silver & Black, Gold & Black. Gold & Red is also available to special order.

Available voltage versions for 100v, 117v, 220v, 230v, and 240v mains.

The Atlantic can be available at “Reference” and includes:
WBT Next-Gen speaker terminals
Special OFC wire for both the input and output connections.

From £6750

 

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TEAC has introduced its HA-50 portable headphone amplifier which also sports an integrated USB DAC.TEAC_headphone_amplifier

The new headphone amplifier is designed to operate with laptops as well as Apple iOS devices and will support 24-bit/96kHz using the unit’s BurrBrown PCM5102 DAC chip.

The TEAC HA-P50 uses OPA 1652 op amps and achieves a distortion rate of 0.001% at 100mW output.
The high output (160 mW per channel at 32 Ohms) is designed to drive 600 Ohm headphones at full power and has a high/low gain setting switch.
It has a dual function optical digital/analogue input which accepts either and optical cable with a mini-plug or a standard audio cable with a 3.5mm stereo mini-plug. The unit can be charged via USB or the DC IN 5V connector with the optionally available power supply and a full charge will give users eight hours of use.

Price is $299.99.

 

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HighResAudio got in touch with Hifi Pig to let us know that they have expanded their licensing territory to include: Czech Republic,HighResAudio Hungary, Italy, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Poland, Slovakia.

This means that the whole Warner Music HighRes repertoire is now available to the above countries. The company’s spokesperson also announced that Sony Music will follow in December and Universal Music in January 2015.

 

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Audio4Soul, whose digital amplifier we reviewed some time ago, has announced global distribution of its new Reference 50 True ref20brown1Digital Amplifier. The new amplifier is said to be “A new breed of Reference amplifiers that has been designed on the basis of ultimate performance”.

They also have a new paying scheme called “Pay What You Need” so that end users can build the amplifier, without paying for features you will never use. You can now add or remove inputs or features (like the optional battery PSU) at will, keeping your amplifier up to date with the latest technology available!

The amplifier is available in many colors, allowing you to match its aesthetics to your personal décor.

The world debut of the Audio4Soul Reference 50 will be at T.A.V.E.S. held in Toronto, Canada, room no 363 and in HiFiExpo in Helsinki, Finland, room no 305, both held from Oct.31st -Nov.2.

Reference 50 Specifications:

Power: 125w@8 Ohm & 66w@4 Ohm.

S/N:>112dB

Distortion: <0,01%, 20hz-20Khz @ 90% of full power

Consumption: <380w at full power, both channels driven.

Shipping weight: 22kg (approx. 44lbs).

 

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As from October 21st an agreement has been made to sell 83 % of the shares in Dynaudio to GoerTek Inc., an international dynaudio_confidence_platinumelectronic corporation domiciled in Weifang and listed in the stock exchange in China. The majority of shares in Dynaudio will be now be transferred to one of the leading companies in the electro-acoustic industry worldwide.

The Managing Director considers the transaction as being a fantastic opportunity to be able to further develop the company under a professional industrial ownership.

The founder and previous majority shareholder, Mr. Wilfried Ehrenholz will continue as minority shareholder and Vice chairman of the Board of Directors. The Managing Director, Mr. Lars Prisak will continue in his role as CEO, and the former Chairman of the Board, Mr. Johannes Bogh will continue on the board. They will both hold small share positions.

The new Chairman of the Board and founder of GoerTek, Mr. Bryan Liang commented on the take-over: 
“We see excellent possibilities to participate in the further development of the unique international brand image of Dynaudio together with our own extensive technological know-how”.

The production facilities and the product development will continue in the Skanderborg area in Denmark and we will continue to make high-end products made in Denmark.

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Chord Electronics has launched the Choral Ensemble, a new solid-aluminium equipment support called  the Choral Ensemble.Chord_Choral_System_support

It certainly looks like an impressively engineered modular support system for the company’s Choral range of components. The new equipment support is based around a 30mm-thick aircraft-grade aluminium plate, supported by four stackable solid aluminium (50mm diameter) Integra legs.

The Choral Ensemble equipment support can be configured to any height and the Integra leg system allows any component from the Choral range to be combined with Chord Electronics’ full-sized equipment which will be useful for audiophiles looking to “mix and match”.

Each tier features four solid-aluminium Integra legs. Each leg-base has three ball-shaped rubber feet and each leg-top has three precision-machined hemispherical dimples.  When two tiers are coupled together, the legs give a precise and secure fit between each module, plus a useful degree of damping between the (high-mass) platforms.

The Choral Ensemble equipment support is available now­­­­­

 

Single tier with Integra legs: £1,350

Single top-mount tier with Integra feet: £1,215

 

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B&O PLAY, has launched the BeoPlay A, its first Bluetooth speaker, designed by Cecilie Manz, and offering a set of features the Bang_and_olufsen_bluetooth_loudspeakercompany say are unique.

BeoPlay A2 is an honest product. It is what it looks like: a functional and likeable speaker you can easily take with you”, says Cecilie Manz, Designer of BeoPlay A2. She continues: The fact that BeoPlay A2 was designed for a life on the go has influenced every aspect of the speaker in terms of its design. There is no front, there is no back -­‐ and there is no up or down, but there’s sound everywhere.”

“BeoPlay A2 is a ground-­‐breaking product that will set new industry standards, thanks to the innovative True360 sound and the unprecedented 24 hours of battery life.” Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, Vice President, B&O PLAY

“We have developed a unique Adaptive Power Management that both monitors and anticipates the audio signal in order to save battery life. It makes it possible to feed the exact amount of power needed by the amplifiers – and only when they need it. The result: 24 hours of playback

BeoPlay A2 features True360 omnidirectional sound technology that “lets everyone enjoy equally good sound no matter where they are sit” and features a flat design with a solid aluminium core and a polymer shell designed to withstand the ruggedness of a life on the go.

The loudspeaker features Bluetooth aptX streaming and remembers up to 8 users, and can play from 2 devices at a time and the rechargeable Li-­‐ion battery features B&O’s Adaptive Power Management technology that ensures you get up to 24 hours of battery life.

It has two speaker drivers on each side – a ¾-­‐inch tweeter and a 3-­‐inch full range driver. If you are in front of the speaker, you will get a full range experience from one channel and high frequency from the other – and vice versa when you’re on the opposite side of the speaker. “As BeoPlay A2 is very slim, the midrange and lower frequencies of the full range driver will radiate around the edge and create a full, spacious experience on both sides and on the edges”.

 

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Bearing Primare’s well known design and build quality, and available in brushed black or titanium finishes, the new BD32 MkII hifinews_primareBD32_universal_disc_playeruniversal player builds on the company’s BD32 platform with improved circuit design, 4K upscaling and Netflix support. 

This is a multi-format/multi-channel Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD and

DVD-A disc player combined with a media player. It has the ability to convert any audio format to PCM or play them in their native formats, including DSD. The built-in media player can reproduce files (music, video, pictures) at up to 24/192 resolution from USB and DLNA compatible sources via a wired network, and Wi Fi with the USB dongle supplied. The BD32 MkII is equipped with a proprietary Primare audio stage, multiple custom-engineered power supplies and comprehensive input and control functions.

The Primare audio circuit is capable of decoding all native audio formats including DSD, Dolby True HD and DTS Master audio. It has a fully-balanced stereo (XLR) output, an unbalanced stereo RCA output, and an 8-channel unbalanced RCA (7.1 multi-channel) output.

The stereo output circuitry uses the flagship Crystal DSD DAC CS4398 in conjunction with Primare’s fully-balanced analogue output stage comprising Burr-Brown OPA2134 OP-Amps, WIMA and EPCOS polypropylene filter capacitors and large MELF resistors; and a single-ended output stage comprising a single MOSFET transistor fed by an active current source rather than passive resistors. As in the BD32, the SACD (DSD) circuit has its own dedicated relay-controlled-filter signal path.

The BD32 MkII adds 4K (3840 x 2160) up-scaling capabilities to all video sources, transforming picture definition with four times the resolution of Full HD 1080p.

HDMI 1 is the primary output, run by the Marvell Qdeo Kyoto-G2 video processor for up-scaling and video adjustment functions, as well as aspect ratio conversion (stretch zoom) to 2.35:1 (with anamorphic lens).

In the BD32 MkII, Primare has further isolated the power supplies for transport, video board and display from the audio section by using individual power supplies for each of these sections. They use a separate master switch mode power supply for the mech/video/display section and a quiet C-core transformer for the audio section, similar to that deployed by their reference PRE60 preamplifier. The BD32 MkII’s analogue power supply utilises an expanded 82000uF capacitor bank (larger than its predecessor), split between many smaller 2200 and 4700uF capacitors for lower ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance). Power is first pre-regulated by LM317/337 regulators and then fed to a super-fast, entirely discrete regulation circuit placed as close as possible to the analogue side of the DAC board.

BD32 MkII is capable of playing both stereo and multichannel DSD files in DFF or DSF formats via USB hard drives, USB thumb drives, and SMB at the supported sampling rate of 2.8224 MHz (DSD64).

As with all Primare products, the front panel’s display circuitry is isolated from the audio/video signal circuits by a discrete section of the player’s aluminium chassis.

Software upgrades for the BD32 MKII will be available on-line. On initial set-up, the player will automatically seek and download the latest software from the Primare website.

Typical retail price inc VAT: £3500 and it will be available November 2014.

 

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Bowers & Wilkins T7 combines Bluetooth wireless streaming with compact size, rechargeable convenience and is the first BowersWilkins - T7 - Beauty - BlackXraycommercial application of Bowers & Wilkins Micro Matrix technology.

The compact loudspeaker features the first commercially available application of Bowers & Wilkins Micro Matrix technology. Derived from the Matrix internal bracing used in the reference 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers found in Abbey Road Studios, and developed as part of Bowers & Wilkins next-generation automotive audio concepts, the Micro Matrix honeycomb structure provides substantial cabinet stiffening and a solid platform for the T7’s drive units.

T7 uses two (patent-pending) force-canceling high-output bass radiators to extend low frequencies. Onboard there are two 2 inch (50mm) drive units plus aptX Bluetooth. The size of a hardcover book the T7’s rechargeable battery allows for up to 18 hours at normal listening levels and the rubber surround adds protection. There is an DAC and filterless class D amps and Meridian say the loudspeaker is a doddle to use.

The new T7 is available this October and priced at USD $349.99

 

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Audeze, who regular readers will know make planar magnetic headphones which we reviewed here, have announced that long-Audeze-LCD-XC-B-L-Bubinga-SeatedR-01-600x600_0time music lifestyle industry veteran Kurt Soto has been named the company’s new marketing director. In this role Soto oversees all aspects of marketing including advertising and communications, lifestyle marketing and in-store environments.

Soto joins Audeze following 29 years at youth lifestyle giant Vans where he rose from teenager working in retail to overseeing Vans’ global music lifestyle programs working with artists ranging from Pharrell Williams to Public Enemy to Metallica.

“You’d be hard pressed to find a marketer with the wealth of experience that Kurt brings to the table,” said Audeze founder and CEO Alexander Rosson. “We’re excited to add Kurt to the team as Audeze looks to build on our outstanding reputation in the premium headphone market.”

A 16-year-old Soto began at Vans in the mid-80s putting on skateboard, BMX and break dancing demos staged to draw customers as the company struggled to emerge from bankruptcy. Soto worked his way into the company’s fledgling marketing department leading industry trade show operations.

In the late 1990s, Soto played a key role in activating two lifestyle programs that would help transform Vans from small Southern California shoe retailer into a global footwear and apparel brand with the 18-event Vans Triple Crown action sports events and the Vans Warped Tour music festival series. The Vans Triple Crown would lead a new generation’s interest in action sports and inspire the creation of the X-Games, while the Vans Warped Tour continues on today as America’s longest-running music tour. In both roles Soto was responsible for creating and activating experiences on site that built a strong bond between Vans and their avid consumers.

Alongside Vans’ major event series, Soto put together an artist program at Vans, building relationships with musicians and celebrities while also overseeing Vans product placement in film and television. As Vans continued to grow into the new millennium, Soto led the creation of Vans’ music collaboration series and launched co-branded product with acts including No Doubt, Queen and Metallica among dozens of others. The music product led to broader collaborations with Yo Gabba Gabba! and Marvel Comics. Soto’s music programs went global, establishing concert in Europe and pop-up lifestyle events in Asia. Soto has been lauded as an industry innovator by Alternative Press and Billboard magazines.

 

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Schiit Audio goes vinyl with the release of the all-new Mani phono preamplifier, a flexible and inexpensive phono preamp, that Mani-main-1000really does look like it’s going to shake things up a little. The Mani phonostage has 4 different gain levels to accommodate virtually any cartridge from moving coil to Decca, plus selectable loading, for $129.

“With the recent resurgence of interest in vinyl, it makes sense to offer an affordable phono preamp that can handle pretty much any source,” said Mike Moffat, Co-Founder of Schiit Audio, and Mani’s designer.

Mani features a fully passive RIAA network with two separately switchable gain blocks, for 30, 42, 48, and 59dB settings. Schiit’s pre’ss release says that “Separate, low-noise and low-distortion amplifier stages mean low noise floor” and that “High-output cartridges, even the renowned Deccas, are easily accommodated, as are other moving magnet, moving coil, and low-output moving coil cartridges. This allows someone to experiment with a wide range of cartridges to fit their needs”.

“A lot of people ask me ‘why is the father of audiophile digital moving into analog now?'” Mike continued. “The truth is, I never really left. People forget there was a Theta Electronics before Theta Digital, and I did a lot of work on tubes, and on phono preamps. Now, it makes sense to come back to it with a really affordable, flexible, and great-sounding product.”

Like all Schiit products, Mani is made in the USA, with the vast majority of its total production cost going to companies manufacturing in the USA, and local assembly, testing, and support through Schiit’s Valencia, CA offices.

Mani is Norse for the personification of the moon, and is available now on the schiit.com website for $129.

 

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The Focus XD series, comprised of the compact 200 and floor-standing 400 and 600 models, provides a well thought out solution dynaudio_xd rangefor music playback say Dynaudio: The digital music signal is transmitted losslessly from the source to the driver and without analogue conversion. The new Focus XD speakers integrate digital amplifiers, DSP, its own digital volume control, as well as digital and analogue inputs.

The Focus XD works from the digital input via the DSP (Digital Signal Processing) to the digital amplifier at native 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution. High resolution files are transmitted from any digital player.

The amps are remote-controllable digital volume controlled, delivering 150 watts power per driver. Each driver has its own amplifier, thus providing the individual Focus XD loudspeaker models with 300W, 450 W and 600W total output power respectively per speaker.

Each Focus XD model has direct, high-resolution-capable digital inputs (75 ohm coax) and an additional analogue input (RCA). Since the volume and tone are adjusted directly in the speaker, the only thing required is an audio source. In addition, the Focus XD can be wirelessly connected to the Dynaudio Hub: The Hub accepts both analogue and digital audio sources, such as computers, Bluetooth receivers or televisions, and sends the audio signal wirelessly to the Focus XD speaker. Multi-room and multi-source system installations are also possible.

The Focus XD has a speaker position EQ with which the bass response can be finely adjusted to the room acoustics. This way, with a speaker setup near a wall or corner, the bass energy can be reduced in order to achieve a balanced playback. Similarly, the high- frequency range can be discreetly raised or lowered. All properties are consistently adjusted digitally and are thus lossless. The input sensitivity on the Focus XD analogue input can be adjusted with analogue music sources.

In the Focus XD, Esotec+ woofers and tweeters are used. Extremely lightweight aluminium voice coils, the specially-developed MSP membrane material, silk- fabric tweeter domes with precision coating, rear-vented drivers with low-resonance cast aluminum frames are characteristic of Dynaudio and are employed in the Focus XD. The completely new, ultra-long-throw 18W54 Esotec+ woofer has been developed for the top-of- the-range Focus 600 XD model.

The Focus XD models are available in satin white and satin black lacquer as well as in rosewood and walnut real wood veneer finishes. The remote control is designed in black aluminium.

The Focus XD models

The Focus XD production starts in late October 2014 with the following models:

Focus 200 XD – Digital high-end active-compact speaker with a 2-way amplifier and 300 watt power.

Focus 400 XD – Digital high-end active standing speaker with 3-way amplifier and 450 watt power.

Focus 600 XD – Digital high-end active standing speaker with dual woofers, a 4-way amplifier and 600 watt power.

 

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Audiophiles never really doubted the validity of vinyl but it seems that the resurgence of vinyl is continuing at a pace with vinyl vinyl_Playalbums experiencing their most significant sales figures in almost twenty years. The figures are pretty impressive with more vinyl albums being sold in the first three quarters of 2014 than were sold in the whole of 2013. The Official Chart Company say that around 800 000 vinyl albums have been sold this year as opposed to 780 674 in the whole of last year.

Big sellers on vinyl in the UK have included AM by Arctic Monkeys, Lazaretto by Jack White and Definitely Maybe by Oasis. The top selling albums on vinyl this year show that it is predominantly rereleases that are being bought, with Led Zeppelin having three of the top ten sellers to their name.

 

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Monitor Audio’s new Airstream S200 Wi-Fi speaker is say the company’s press release “an inspirational answer to the stereo S200_monitoraudiodilemma, concentrating state-of-the-art connectivity, advanced digital processing and powerful amplification within a diminutive speaker design, smaller than the average one-box system but endowed with the latest tech to generate a deceptively big stereo sound from every conceivable audio source”.

The new speaker has Apple Airplay, Airstream Direct, Bluetooth, Bluetooth aptX® and DLNA on board, and will play music via PC, MAC, NAS, and Apple, Android or Windows mobiles. Away from a Wi-Fi router Bluetooth or Monitor Audio’s proprietary Airstream Direct can be used to stream to the S200. “The system’s superior audio architecture is designed to resolve higher quality streams from uncompressed Bluetooth Apt-X, ALAC (Apple lossless) and FLAC file formats as well” continues their press release.

iOS devices can be plugged in to the S200 directly using the USB/charge input for playback, charging requirements, and simple Wi-Fi sharing. Analogue and other devices can connect through a 3.5mm stereo jack.

Drivers include the proprietary gold dome C-CAM tweeter flanked on angled baffles by dual 3”-CAM metal cone bass drivers, which are augmented by a rear-firing Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR). The signature C-CAM drivers are directly powered by three separate class-D amplifiers optimised by intelligent digital processing.

The speaker is available in a choice of white or black finishes with toughened glass end trims and cvan be used on shelf or table-top, or from a wall via one of our optional MASM (MA Speaker Mount) ¼” UNC mounting kits.

Features

Frequency Response: 80Hz – 25kHz

Maximum SPL: 101 dBA (both channels driven at 1W@1m)

Power Output: Bass 2 x 25 watts / Tweeter 15 watts

Driver Complement: 2 x 3” bass drivers with C-CAM metal cone technology

1 x 20mm Gold C-CAM dome tweeter

System Configuration: ‘race-track’ profile ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator) rear-mounted auxiliary Input

Impedance/Sensitivity: 10 kohms/ 300mV

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 94dB

AC Input Voltage: 90-264V (auto-range)

Amplifier Category: Class D

Power Consumption: 0.3 watts (standby); 70 watts maximum

Works with: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPod touch (1st – 5th generation), iPod nano (2nd – 7th generation)*, PC or MAC running iTunes 10.2.2 or greater

Supported file formats: AAC, ALAC, MP3 AAC, ALAC, MP3, FLAC

Bluetooth version:  4.0 with aptX support.

Wireless network protocol: 802.11 b/g

Colour/Finish: charcoal grey with black grille cloth; white with light grey grille cloth

Weight: 2.26kgs (5lbs)

Approvals ETL/CE/FCC/CB/ERP/Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi WMM/Bluetooth/Apple MFi Certified.

 

Approx. retail price (inc VAT): £200

 

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