McIntosh has now introduced its CES-launched MB50 network music player to the UK, bringing high-resolution wireless music streaming using DTS Play-Fi® technology to a range of connected devices in the home. More »

Chord Electronics has added a high-resolution USB Type-B input to its CES-unveiled Blu MkII upscaling CD transport. The USB input takes the place of the optical output seen on the prototype at CES and has been implemented following dealer demand for Blu MkII’s upscaling technology to be available to a wider range of digital devices. More »

PMC, manufacturer of studio and audiophile speakers, helped recreate the world famous Capitol Studios at the recent CES in Las Vegas, to expose visitors to the workings of a real studio and the benefits of high resolution audio. More »

The rPhono is the latest addition to Arcam’s Black Box rSeries. Previewed at CES and launching to the public at Bristol’s hifi Show at the end of February, the Arcam rPhono is designed specifically to upgrade an in-built phono stage or to add a turntable input to an existing amplifier. More »

Sound United, a company that develops and markets a diverse portfolio of audio brands, is showcasing a variety of new and recently announced products from its diverse portfolio of audio brands, including Polk Audio and Definitive Technology. More »

Chord Electronics has unveiled three new products at CES 2017: Poly, Blu Mk II and Hugo 2, all will be available early this year. More »

Arcam of Cambridge, UK, are at CES 2017, in the Venetian Rooms 30/210 & 30/212. They are launching three new products in their rSeries and Home Cinema range. More »

At CES 2017, new consumer audio brand Meters Music kicks off the roll-out of its range of home audio devices with the launch of the OV-1 headphones. The OV-1s feature “a high-quality and exquisitely engineered design with a dash of studio cool, via their unique, fully- functioning VU meters, together with a sound performance designed by the team – from parent company Ashdown Engineering – who make musical instrument amplifiers for many of the world’s biggest bands.” More »

Following on from the news of the new Revel by Harman Performa3 Be Concept loudspeakers, launched today at CES 2017, here’s the first picture of the Performa3 F208 Be Floorstander… More »

Cary Audio will be partnering with Klipsch at CES 2017. Cary will be showcasing their classic SLI-80 in one exhibit matched with the newest member of the Klipsch Heritage family, the Forte III. More »

Based on Revel’s Performa3 F208 (pictured below) and M106 models, the Performa3 Be concepts include two new models: the F208Be 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker and M106Be 2-way bookshelf loudspeaker. More »

Mark Levinson has introduced their first ever turntable, the N°515,which they say is “designed for the discriminating analogue music lover”. Created in partnership with VPI Industries, the № 515 Turntable is the first turntable that they say is “worthy of the Mark Levinson name”. More »

Absolute Sounds, the UK importer and distributor of high end audio products, got in touch to let us know about what the brands they represent are showing at CES 2017, starting today and running over the weekend in Las Vegas, USA. Read on for show locations and more details from the likes of Audio Research, Krell, dCS, Dan D’Agostino, Wilson, Magico and more. More »

Mytek, of New York City, manufacturer of the Brooklyn and Manhattan II DACs, is introducing their new Mytek Clef, a mobile hi-res audio headphone amplifier + DAC, offering up to 24 bit/192k and DSD128 playback, with driverless USB Class 2, MQA capability, plus AptX Bluetooth and AAC. More »

UK based Prism Sound is bringing its Callia hifi DAC to CES, aiming to show visitors how domestic digital audio can sound just as good as it does in the studio. On 5th January the company will also be presenting a seminar session on the art of mastering, with special guest and Grammy nominated mastering engineer, Eric Boulanger. More »

Constellation Audio has announced the introduction of the new Revelation Series of components, and their new Centaur II 500 Stereo Amplifier, at CES 2017. CEO Dr. Murali Murugasu challenged his team of designers and engineers to develop a new series of Constellation Audio components that “could deliver the essence of the Performance Series”. More »

If you fancy checking out Swiss manufacturer Nagra at CES 2017, they will be at the Venetian, Room 29-121, 5th – 8th January, Las Vegas, USA. More »

We reported on the launch of Pro-Ject Audio Essential III Turntable back in October 2016. The Pro-Ject team have just been in touch to let us know that they will be presenting their new turntable at CES 2017. More »

Increcable, who have been manufacturing audio and video components since 2002, have launched new products and will be showing at CES 2017 in the Venetian Hotel Suite 29-137, 5th – 8th January 2017.

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Zanden Audio has announced the launch of their new model 3000mk2 preamplifier at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More »

roksponsmallYG Acoustics will debut their “super speaker” Sonja XV and their new Rack at CES 2017, next month in Las Vegas. The YG Acoustics suite is on the 35th floor of the Venetian (Suite 35-207). More »

roksponsmallAmadeus importer Source Systems, Ltd. will demonstrate the new Amadeus ‘Philharmonia’ loudspeakers at CES 2017 January 5-7 in Las Vegas. The new Amadeus speakers were co-designed by architect Jean Nouvel and Michel Deluc, Director of Research & Development at Amadeus. More »

roksponsmallDirac, whose technologies optimise more than 200 million smartphones and who have partnered with Harman in the world of car audio, are exhibiting at CES 2017 and will be presenting the latest Dirac sound innovations for home, mobile, VR/AR, and automotive applications. More »

roksponsmallAudioControl, the Seattle based designers and manufacturers of audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has announced the availability of DTS:X and DTS Neural Surround for their Concert AVR-7 and AVR-9 home theatre receivers as well as their Maestro M9 theatre processor. These surround formats are available now and can be added to models already in the field via firmware update. More »

roksponsmallLamm Industries got in touch to tell us about the two extremely high end systems they are exhibiting at CES 2017. They are presenting two distinct systems, each unique in its own right, at the Venetian Towers, suites 35-305, with a system worth nearly half a million US dollars, and 35-307 with a system worth over one million US dollars. More »

New from Cabasse is the StreamAMP, a compact four-channel amplifier with all the music streaming capabilities and ‘connect and Stream AMP 100 3-4 top viewplay’ approach of the Cabasse Stream products. StreamAMP brings “style and performance to the home” with the ability to connect to all the user’s digitally stored music, access thousands of internet radio stations and stream Spotify and Deezer.

Simplicity of connection and flexibility are the cornerstones of the StreamAMP approach to music distribution. Centrally stored digital music files from downloads and CD rips can be streamed via the Wi-Fi or Ethernet connections, all controlled by the new Cabasse StreamCONTROL app for iOS and Android. Locally stored music from the tablet or smartphone can be instantly made available via Bluetooth and NFC and aStream AMP rear high definition connection can be quickly made using the Stream AMP’s Wi-Fi direct mode. The app also provides access to thousands of internet radio stations and control of both Deezer and Spotify which are built in to the system.

StreamAMP is fitted with four loudspeaker outputs, enabling stereo use with one or two pairs of loudspeakers, or mono distribution with two or four groups of speakers. To meet the requirements of custom-installers for an unobtrusive installation it is fitted with a silent fan for use in racks. The power optimisation impedance switch enables StreamAMP to serve as an all in-one-solution supplying music or radio programmes to up to 8 Cabasse Archipel in-ceiling speakers.

The preamplifier section of StreamAMP also includes two analogue RCA inputs, an optical SPDIF input, a preamplifier output and a subwoofer RCA output.

Cabasse has also incorporated its digital signal processing (DSP) in the StreamAMP, to provide integration with the current range of Cabasse speakers, wherever they are positioned in the room. Using the app simply select which speakers are used and choose between a direct setting and various positional options: such as one metre or more from walls, against the back wall and one metre or more from side walls, or placed in the corners.

The StreamAMP is the perfect companion to the existing Stream range, sharing the features and benefits of the Stream 1, Stream 3 and Stream Source:

  • WAV, FLAC, WMA, AIFF, AAC, ALAC, MP3 files up to 96 kHz/24 bit resolution
  • Bluetooth with NFC, Wi-Fi and LAN Ethernet connections
  • StreamCONTROL app for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets which includes vTuner, Deezer and Spotify
  • Use of smartphones and tablets as media sources and renderers
  • Local USB input with an integrated DLNA server making all the music stored on USB sticks and HDDs available across the network

With StreamAMP, Cabasse offers high-fidelity sound and highly flexible streaming in a jewellery box sized package..

Available from February 2015. UK retail price £449

 

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