TIDAL, the first high fidelity lossless music streaming service with HD music videos and curated editorial, has announced the tidallaunch and availability of its service in the UK and US. The service has an extensive library of 25 million-plus tracks, 75,000 music videos and curated editorial articles, features and interviews.  It’s ad’ free and available now for a monthly subscription of £19.99 / $19.99.

With distribution agreements signed with all of the major labels, including Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, TIDAL has also been working with many independent labels to offer a comprehensive catalogue that includes a wide range of genres to suit all musical tastes. TIDAL has also signed agreements with licensing organisations PRS for Music for UK and ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and Harry Fox Agency for U.S.

Possibly the most eagerly anticipated music streaming service by the audio industry, partnership and integration agreements have already been made with 34 of the world’s audio brands, including: Anthem, Airable by Tune In Media, Astell & Kern, Audeze, Audiovector, AudioQuest, Auralic, Aurender, Bel Canto, Bluesound & NAD, Dan D’Agostino, Definitive Technology, Denon HEOS, DTS Play-Fi, Dynaudio, Electrocompaniet, Harman Omni, HiFiAkademie, ickStream, JH Audio, Linn, McIntosh, Meridian, MartinLogan, Paradigm, Polk, Pro-ject, PS Audio, Raumfeld, Simple Audio, Sonos, Steinway Lyngdorf, Wren Sound Systems with more to come.

“We are delighted that TIDAL has launched and that music lovers can now appreciate music the way it is meant to sound,” said TIDAL CEO Andy Chen.  “But the music is just one part of the service. The expert editorial educates, entertains and enriches the music experience whilst the music videos complement the music perfectly.  We are sure that TIDAL will quickly become the music streaming service of choice for all who appreciate high quality at every level.”

 

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The SteamAmp II  from Coppersteam.com is the second iteration in the SteamAmp line and we think it looked great and certainly steampunk_ampworthy of a mention in Hifi Pig’s news section. Its circuit follows the original, and is based upon the S5 Electronics K12G Kit. The power supply caps and signal coupling caps have been upgraded, and snubber caps have been installed on the heater circuit. The output transformers were upgraded with Iron from Edcor.

The amp puts out 8 watts per channel, and has 5 inputs; 4 RCA pairs on the back, and a 1/8th jack on the front for MP3 players and the like. The volume is controlled by an 11-step attenuator. The tubes are 10GV8 Triodes in push-pull configuration.

The chassis is solid 3/4” Black Walnut with 1/8” Copper plate top and front panels and the transformer cans are constructed from 3 and 4” copper pipe caps. There are 4 glowing rods inside the glass window on the front that are lit by UV LED’s when the unit is powered on.

This piece was built as part of a commissioned system for a gentleman in Connecticut and will be finished out with a matching set of speakers.

 

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Quad celebrates 78 years in business this year and with the launch of Vena: a compact integrated amplifier sporting a wide range QUAD_VENAof digital and analogue inputs, plus wireless streaming over Bluetooth with aptX support.

Just 313mm wide, the diminutive Vena updates the familiar Quad aesthetic, yet remains distinctly ‘Quad’. A row of source-selection buttons and a large volume control adorn its fascia.

Vena’s built-in DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter) incorporates the same 24-bit/192kHz chipset used in the company’s flagship Platinum CD plus a Class AB power amplifier section and a headphone source too.

Simplicity is key to Vena’s design say Quad and their engineers selected Bluetooth wireless transmission to ensure compatibility with the widest possible range of devices, and pairing the amp with smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs is easy.

Inputs for digital source components comprise two optical and one coaxial, plus two asynchronous USB sockets: one Type A, the other Type B. The latter is the type most commonly used for connecting PCs/Macs to audio devices like Vena; the former allows Apple iDevices to be docked, charged and played via a cable connection. Digital outputs are also provided, in optical and coaxial flavours. Analogue signals are catered for by two stereo RCA inputs, while pre-out  sockets permit the addition of an external power amp. In terms of Bluetooth, support for the aptX codec ensures the best possible audio quality when streaming from suitably equipped devices.

Vena’s small footprint (compared to many amps in its class) allows flexible positioning and ensures the amp slips neatly into a range of environments. Vena is finished in Quad’s classic ‘Lancaster Grey’ as standard, and for those with more exotic tastes, three premium finishes are now also available – Piano Black, Piano White and Rosewood – ensuring Vena complements any domestic setting.

The standard Lancaster Grey finish has an RRP of £599.95, while the three premium finish options add £100 to the price tag.

 

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Anthem AVS will be launching the new range of Paradigm Prestige loudspeakers to the UK and Republic of Ireland at this year’s Prestige-300x250Hi-Fi News show on November the 1st and 2nd.

“The Paradigm Prestige is adorned with smart engineering and new technologies such as the proprietary Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) Tweeter Lens which protects the delicate aluminium dome tweeter, simultaneously acting as a Phase Plug blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with incredible detail and higher output” says the company’s recent press release.

Paradigm are keen to point out that all their products are designed and manufactured in-house, in Canada and say that “By handcrafting each midrange and bass driver Paradigm guarantees the consistency of its revered precision engineering”.

Aesthetically the Paradigm Prestige series is styled minimallistically and the handcrafted non-resonant cabinets are finished in premium-grade finishes, wrapped with real hardwood: Walnut and Black Walnut have a smooth satin finish with distinctive wood figuring, Midnight Cherry and Piano Black feature a luxurious hand-rubbed, high-gloss finish.

Available in the UK and ROI from November onwards, the Paradigm Prestige series consists of three floorstanding speakers (Prestige 95F, 85F & 75F), two centre channels (Prestige 55C & 45C), and one bookshelf speaker (Prestige 15B).

Prestige 95F – £4,999 (Walnut/Black Walnut) £5,599 (Piano Black/Midnight Cherry)

Prestige 85F – £3,999 (Walnut/Black Walnut) £4,399 (Piano Black/Midnight Cherry)

Prestige 75F – £2,999 (Walnut/Black Walnut) £3,399 (Piano Black/Midnight Cherry)

Prestige 55C – £1,699 (Walnut/Black Walnut) £1,899 (Piano Black/Midnight Cherry)

Prestige 45C – £1,299 (Walnut/Black Walnut) £1,499 (Piano Black/Midnight Cherry)

Prestige 15B – £1,599 (Walnut/Black Walnut) £1,899 (Piano Black/Midnight Cherry)

 

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McIntosh Laboratory has launched a new control app for its recently launched media streamer the MB100 Media Bridge. The McIntosh Media Bridge appMcIntosh Media Bridge app allows users to fully control and operate the new MB100 Media Bridge streamer, launched in the UK in late September.

The MB100 Media Bridge music streamer combinines huge internal storage with a wide range of inputs. It has four USB inputs, plus an eSata port for the direct connection of external drives and its high-speed network port offers direct connection to online streaming services.

The new McIntosh Media Bridge app allows full control and operation of the MB100 Media Bridge and allows users to access and play locally stored digital music libraries, as well as music from favourite internet streaming services such as: Pandora®; SiriusXM®; Spotify®; Rhapsody and TuneIn (where available, subscriptions may be required).

McIntosh’s Music Stream music player app comes preloaded as a favourite, so users can instantly access 24/7 audio streams.

  • Full control over the MB100 Media Bridge streamer
  • Advanced queue management: simply tap the ‘+ ‘ sign in the music menu to add the selection to the queue
  • Create and edit radio stations through Pandora® using TuneBridge
  • Listen to custom radio stations with Pandora® Internet Radio
  • Listen to thousands of radio stations around the world with TuneIn Radio
  • Stream SiriusXM satellite radio subscriptions via broadband
  • Listen to thousands of titles with Spotify®
  • Play favourite albums through Rhapsody

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T+A, Germany’s largest specialist audio manufacturer, has announced that it has appointed Dynaudio UK as its new UK 7733_TA_PDP3000HV_0#222794Fdistributor. Starting with immediate effect, Dynaudio UK will be responsible for all sales and support activities across the UK specialist audio retailer network.

The company says that a change in distribution signals a new period of focus for T+A within the UK market, with Dynaudio UK seen as having the right relationships with the right retailers to continue developing the brand. This  new agreement comes at the same time as T+A’s HV (High Voltage) Series is expanded, with the launch of the new SACD player – the PDP 3000 HV.

“We have always seen the UK as a key market as it is respected across the world for its integrity and music-loving population”, said Mr Siggi Amft, Owner of T+A. Amft continued, “We have worked with Dynaudio in other markets and know that their attention to detail and professionalism matches our own. With Bill (Livingston) and Kala (Lingham) of Dynaudio UK working with us, we know that the brand is in excellent hands and that we can make the inroads into the UK dealer base that we desire.”

2015 will see significant new product launches across the T+A range, which is why it is such a key time for this appointment.

Bill Livingston of Dynaudio UK said, “T+A is a brand that we have long admired and are delighted to be working with Siggi and the team. To have a product range that is universally liked by both the press and the trade is indeed rare and we are expecting to make a solid impact as we develop a T+A distribution that will be strong for the future.”

 

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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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The Pop Ambient series of albums from Uber label Kompakt has been delivering the chilled goods since 2001 and never fails to deliver. As the title suggests the style of music herein is accessible ambience and it works very well indeed.

Label boss Wolfgang Voigt is the guy that puts the collection together and he does a damned good job at bringing together new names as well as some that will be recognisable to many. More »

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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