01. June 2021 · Comments Off on Chord Electronics 2yu · Categories: Hifi News · Tags: , , , , , ,

CHORD ELECTRONICS 2YU NOW SHIPPING

The Chord Electronics  2yu and 2go combine to create Chord’s first-ever network bridge.

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27. May 2021 · Comments Off on Melco N1Z Music Libraries Receive Double Upgrade · Categories: Hifi News · Tags: , , , , ,

MELCO N1Z MUSIC LIBRARIES RECEIVE DOUBLE UPGRADE OF SSD OR HDD STORAGE AND POWER SUPPLIES

Melco Audio has upgraded its two flagship Japanese-engineered digital music libraries, the HA-N1Z/2EX-H50 (HDD) and HA-N1Z/2EX-S40 (SSD), to include new, improved power supplies and new, higher-performance single-drive storage.

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25. May 2021 · Comments Off on Rotel RC-1590MKII And RC-1572MKII Stereo Preamplifiers · Categories: Hifi News · Tags: , , , , , , ,

ROTEL RC-1590MKII AND RC-1572MKII STEREO PREAMPLIFIERS RELEASED

Rotel has announced the new upgraded MKII versions of two of the company’s stereo preamplifiers, the Rotal RC-1590MKII and Rotel RC-1572MKII.

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AURALIC ALTAIR G2.1 DIGITAL AUDIO STREAMER RELEASED

The AURALiC ALTAIR G2.1 Digital Audio Streamer, a fully-featured product developed for both digital and analogue sources, has been released.

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KEF LS50 WIRELESS II ROON READY CERTIFICATION FROM ROON LABS

The KEF LS50 Wireless II benefits from KEF’s key developments such as Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT™) and 12th generation Uni-Q driver array.

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JBL SYNTHESIS AND ARCAM ROON READY CERTIFICATION

Harman family brands, JBL Synthesis and Arcam, announce Roon Ready certification for a selection of their AV products.

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EIGHT ELECTROCOMPANIET PRODUCTS RECEIVE ROON READY CERTIFICATION

Norweigian brand Electrocompaniet has announced that the ECM 1 & MKII, ECI 6DX & MKII, TANA SL2/SL1, Rena S1 and SA1 have all received Roon Ready certification from Roon Labs.

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MOON 280D STREAMING DAC IS UPGRADED AND UPDATED

The Canadian MOON 280D Streaming DAC has been upgraded and updated to increase its connectivity options.

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ASTELL&KERN A&ULTIMA PLAYERS ROON READY

New Firmware for the Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000 and SP2000 adding Roon Ready support will be available on March the16th.

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Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems has announced that the Dan D’Agostino Progression Integrated Amp is now officially certified Roon Ready.

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I’m a recent and evangelical user of Roon, and couldn’t imagine an audio life without it. However, I wanted to explore the possibility of getting Roon connectivity using the ridiculously cheap Raspberry Pi computer – a route I’d been very wary of in the past.

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Orchard Audio’s PecanPi USB/SPDIF has received Roon Tested certification from Roon Labs.

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Primare has announced that the NP5 Prisma network player has received Roon Ready certification from Roon Labs, with an automatic update being launched today.

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borg.audio GmbH is based in Nuremberg, Germany. They are a group of friends, from several countries, all true audiophiles. We first met them at High End Munich last year and were very impressed with the bold design of their products.

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The Novafidelity X45 boasts a host of features and costs £2099 and is distributed in the UK by SCV. In this review, Stuart Smith takes a look at this massively specified unit. More »

Leema Acoustics has upgraded its streaming-capable products to include Roon playback and Melco have added Roon compatibility to their EX series of digital music libraries.

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British Hifi brand, Meridian, has introduced the new 210 Streamer. This product allows the latest music-streaming services to connect to home audio installations via a range of formats.

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Weiss of Switzerland has announced that they have now got Roon Ready certification for their DAC501, DAC502, DSP501, DSP502 “Series 5” Dac /DSP/network renderer units.

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McIntosh announces that 11 of its products have received Roon Tested designation.

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The Roon Nucleus + is essentially a Roon specific dedicated network streamer costing £2500, but what does it bring to the whole Roon experience sonically? John Scott finds out.  More »

Naim has revealed details of its new ND 555 (£12,999) Network Player alongside the new NDX 2 (£4999) and a ND 5 XS 2 (£1999). So why a new 500 Series product now? The answer is quite simple; until now Naim hasn’t considered the performance of its Network Players to reach that of the CD555 CD Player. More »

Naim confirmed today that it will be adding Roon Ready to the list of Uniti series features.  More »