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Review - dCS Rossini

dCS Rossini

dCS Launches MQA Support Across Product Ranges
M QA, the digital audio technology that makes hi-res streaming a reality, comes to dCS components via a major software update. This unique implementation of MQA is the only way to unlock its full sonic potential, as explained in the attached press release. The update will roll out range by range throughout Q4 2017, beginning with the Rossini component series this month.



Review - Naim Uniti Core Atom Star And Nova

Naim Uniti Core Atom Star And Nova

Naim Uniti Atom Now In-store for Demonstration and Purchase
N aim have announced that the first, and entry level player, in their new Uniti range, Uniti Atom, is now available to purchase from your local specialist retailer.



Review - Naim Uniti Core Atom Star And Nova

Naim Uniti Core Atom Star And Nova

New Naim Uniti Range to Support Apple AirPlay 2
A pple has launched a brand new functionality within AirPlay - AirPlay 2. With AirPlay 2, Apple is integrating multiroom audio into iOS 11 so you can easily control Naim's new Uniti all-in-one players from your iPhone or iPad using Control Center, the Home app, or even Siri.



Review - Arcam rPlay

Arcam rPlay

Arcam launch the rPlay streaming DAC
T he Arcam rPlay is an audiophile grade streaming 24/192 DAC with DTS Play-fi, Airplay and UPnP which will retail in Feb 2017 at £399. rPlay is a very unusual DAC in that it doesn't have any digital inputs ! Inputs are Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Outputs from the rPlay are either variable RCA analogue (the rPlay's variable analogue output uses the same volume control as the A49 flagship amplifier), fixed output RCA, or coax S/PDIF digital enabling the rPlay to act as just a streamer connecting to a superior DAC.



Review - Naim Uniti Core Atom Star And Nova

Naim Uniti Core Atom Star And Nova

Naim Launches An All New Uniti Range
N aim's new Uniti Range comprises four new models. All have names taken from astronomy, such as Uniti, Core, Atom and Star. First up is the Naim Uniti Core at £1,800 (available November 2016) which is the new model CD ripper and music server. This time around there isn’t a separate SSD (solid state drive model) – rather the Core can be supplied with standard hard drives or SSD drives, and the other three are the all-in-one hi-fi systems combining amplifier with sources.



Review - Moon Neo ACE

Moon Neo ACE

Simaudio Launch The Moon Neo ACE - Streamer and Integrated Amp
T he Simaudio Moon Neo ACE, at £2,800 is a one box streamer, integrated Amp, USB DAC and headphone amp. You don't tend to think of Moon By Simaudio when it comes to streaming, however Chord cables were using an £800 Moon streamer at the Bristol HiFi Show 2016, as part of their digital front end of Melco server, 180 MiND Music Streamer and Chord electronics DAVE DAC, to demo their new cable range to the HiFi press. All the members of the press who had reviewed the streamer felt it was underrated and very good value for money. So in the Neo ACE you have Moon streaming combined with the well-respected Moon DAC / integrated amp capabilities.



Review - Technics SU-G30 - Network Audio Amplifier

Technics SU-G30 - Network Audio Amplifier

Technics Launch The SU-G30 - Network Audio Amplifier
T he Technics SU-G30 - Network Audio Amplifier was shown at the Bristol HiFi Show and is a £2,799 integrated amplifier, USB DAC and streamer all in the one box, there's also analogue inputs, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, an MM Phono preamp and a headphone amp. The G in the name derives from "Grand Class" a new product range from Technics, above the 700A series, that also includes the recently relaunched SL-1200G Turntable. The SU-G30 is also part of Grand Class G30. Grand Class G30 is a combination of two products, the SU-G30 Network Audio Amplifier and the coming soon - ST-G30 - Music Server.



Review - Onkyo - TX-8150 - Stereo Network Receiver

Onkyo - TX-8150 - Stereo Network Receiver

Onkyo Launch The TX-8150 - Stereo Network Receiver
O nkyo are better known for AV receivers but here's a Stereo Network Receiver from Onkyo the TX-8150 £549. A good summary for the TX-8150 would be Network Audio player or streamer with built in amplification. Just add a pair of stereo speakers or headphones.



Review - Naim SuperUniti

Naim SuperUniti

Naim Uniti Series, Naim Streamers and Mu-So Gaining The TIDAL Streaming Service
N aim are welcoming the arrival of TIDAL to their range of streaming products from October 2015. The lossless streaming service TIDAL will be available natively via Naim's two-channel Uniti all-in-one players, network players and the Naim Mu-so wireless music system from Tuesday 6th October next week.



Review - Naim Uniti 2

Naim Uniti 2

Naim Uniti 2 - More Video Info From Music Matters
A short YouTube video introducing the Naim Uniti 2 (currently £3,050 but due to rise on April 1st 2015) an all-in-one music system, just add speakers from Music Matters. In the YouTube video, the reviewer goes through all the inputs (including Spotify now), how the Uniti 2 can be controlled via a tablet and the 80 watts per channel capabilities of the internal integrated amp.



Review - Dagostino MLife

Dagostino MLife

DAgostino Inc MLife - Integrated Amp and Streamer More Video Info
A round 10 mins from Dan D’Agostino himself explaining the new DAgostino Inc products seen at CES 2015 including the MLife (Momentum Life Style) Integrated Amp and Streamer and also the new Home Theatre products. There's a nod to expensive watches and Bugatti cars in the aesthetics of these products, mentioned too. Expense continues in the coming next - $10,000 Momentum Headphone amp. finally a new Projection range will be unveiled at the Munich High End HiFi Show 2015.



Review - Dagostino MLife

Dagostino MLife

DAgostino Inc reveal MLife - An Integrated Amp and Streamer
T he DAgostino MLife is the Momentum Integrated amplifier ( the most expensive on HiFi Enthusiast at £44,000 ) coupled with digital inputs (both S/PDIF and USB), ethernet network connection and wireless streaming via Bluetooth aptX and Apple Airplay.



Review - McIntosh MB100 Media Bridge

McIntosh MB100 Media Bridge

McIntosh Add The Tidal Streaming Service to the MB100 Media Bridge
T he Tidal Music service that currently offers 25-million track of streaming CD-quality music or better, will be available on the McIntosh MB100 Media Bridge via a free firmware upgrade. MB100 Owners will still need a Tidal subscription.



Review - Simple Audio Roomplayer+

Simple Audio Roomplayer+

Simple Audio Roomplayer+ makes waves with Tidal support
T idal is an on-line, high quality, subscription based, music streaming service which is causing quite a stir at the moment ( won't say making waves !). It's now available on both the Simple Audio RoomPlayer+ and RoomPlayer+ with amp via an upgrade to the Simple Audio RoomPlayer+ app.



Review - Simple Audio Roomplayer+

Simple Audio Roomplayer+

Simple Audio release a Roomplayer+ Firmware update
T he Simple Audio Roomplayer+ Firmware update is a free upgrade to version 3.4 and brings with it an improvement to Audio Sound Quality for both the RoomPlayer + at £599, and the RoomPlayer + with amp at £699.



Review - Quad Vena

Quad Vena

Quad Vena - Wireless USB DAC and integrated amp - more info
W e at HiFi Enthusiast have already reported on the £600 pound Quad Vena which features a 40 Watts per channel integrated amplifier , combined with a USB DAC and Wireless streamer all in one box. Not forgetting Quad's legendary quality and reputation too,



Review - Quad Vena

Quad Vena

Quad Vena - 3 New finishes available
T he standard Quad Vena finish is Lancaster Grey ( pictured) Quad have announced three other finishes, available by the end of the year at an additional £100. These are :-



Review - Simple Audio Roomplayer+

Simple Audio Roomplayer+

Simple Audio teams with Qobuz to offer three months free unlimited lossless music streaming
S imple Audio and Qobuz are offering Simple Audio customers, a free three months Qobuz HiFi subscription, worth nearly £60, with every Roomplayer+ or Roomplayer + with Amp purchased from 01 October 2014.



Review - Linn Exakt Dorik - Active speaker stands

Linn Exakt Dorik - Active speaker stands

Linn launch the Linn Exakt Dorik - Active speaker stands
T he £9,500 Linn Exakt Dorik stands were developed as part of the Exakt Akudorik speaker, and are also available separately as an upgrade for other stand-mounted speakers.



Review - McIntosh MB100 Media Bridge

McIntosh MB100 Media Bridge

McIntosh launches the MB100 Media Bridge in the U.K.
T he £5,995 McIntosh MB100 Media Bridge: is a media streamer with a 1TB (Terabyte) internal hard drive. The MB100 is actually much more than a traditional digital media bridge as it includes an externally accessible USB DAC.



Review - TEAC AI-301DA - Hi-Res Audio Player

TEAC AI-301DA - Hi-Res Audio Player

TEAC launch the TEAC AI-301DA - Hi-Res Audio Player
T he Teac AI-301DA Hi-Res Audio Player is priced at around £400. It's capable of decoding 32 bit / 192 kHz PCM computer audio and 5.6MHz DSD this format is known as double DSD or DSD128. In addition the Teac AI-301DA Hi-Res Audio Player can function as a Bluetooth receiver using the superior aptX Codec.



Review - Lumin S1

Lumin S1

Lumin Launches The S1
T his new streamer is now part of an expanded electronic family: the original drive is now named "Lumin A1" interposed between the high-end S1 and two more affordable models speaking, ie T1 and Lumin D1. These four players are using the same network UPnP, have the "gapless" function (playing tracks in gapless continuous separation), read all formats PCM files up to a maximum resolution of 32 bit / 384 kHz and also decode DSD 2.8 MHz. The S1 is the only new addition to expand its capabilities to the DSD decoding 5.6 MHz files.



Review - Yamaha R-N500

Yamaha R-N500

Yamaha Launch The Yamaha R-N501 - Streamer and Integrated amp
T he £350 Yamaha R-N500 is a one bow streamer, USB DAC and integrated amp. Just add digital or analogue sources and speakers. Furthermore AirPlay, Spotify Connect, internet radio, and FM and AM radio are also available. If this wasn’t enough there’s also a moving magnet (MM) phono preamp.



Review - Arcam miniBlink

Arcam miniBlink

Arcam miniBlink - 'High-Definition Bluetooth' Universal Streaming microDAC now available in the U.K.
A fter production delays and stock shortages, the £89 Arcam miniBlink has at last reached retail in quantity.



Review - Quad Vena

Quad Vena

Quad launch the Quad Vena - Wireless Bluetooth DAC headphone and integrated amp - press release
T he £599.95 Quad Vena is a compact integrated amplifier and headphone amp sporting a wide range of digital and analogue inputs, plus superior-quality wireless streaming over Bluetooth with aptX support. Just 313mm wide, the diminutive Vena updates the familiar Quad aesthetic, yet remains distinctly ‘Quad’. A neat row of source-selection buttons and a large, smooth-acting volume control adorn its fascia – smartly proportioned and elegantly functional.



Review - Simple Audio Roomplayer+

Simple Audio Roomplayer+

Simple audio release new software for the Roomplayer+ music streamer
T he latest Roomplayer+ software update from Simple Audio is version 3.2. It not only makes it easier and faster to add local music from your NAS drive, there's been a massive update to queues too. Plus there are lots more updates to music services, music playback, playlists, the iPad app and more.



Review - Simple Audio Roomplayer+

Simple Audio Roomplayer+

Simple Audio offer "30 days to love me" on the Roomplayer+ now extended
I f you purchase a Roomplayer+ or Roomplayer+ with Amp, anytime during September 2014, and you decide that it's not for you within 30 days, you can return it to the store for a full refund or exchange.



Review - Arcam miniBlink

Arcam miniBlink

Arcam miniBlink Bluetooth receiver - More Info
T he new Arcam miniBlink is a Bluetooth receiver and DAC for all Bluetooth music devices.



Review - Simple Audio Roomplayer+

Simple Audio Roomplayer+

Simple Audio Launch the Roomplayer+
S imple Audio has officially released the Simple Audio Roomplayer+. The Simple Audio Roomplayer+ is an enhanced version of the original Simple Audio Roomplayer but now with synchronised music playback, direct NAS support, support for 24 bit /192 khz uncompressed formats and a host of other new features.



Review - Quad Vena

Quad Vena

Quad Vena - Wireless Bluetooth DAC and integrated amp - now shipping
A s previously reported by HiFi Enthusiast, the Quad Vena is a DAC and 40 watts per channel integrated amp in a single chassis. It is now shipping at £600.



Review - Musical Fidelity V90 Blu - Bluetooth receiver

Musical Fidelity V90 Blu - Bluetooth receiver

Musical Fidelity launch the V90 blu - Bluetooth receiver/
T he Musical Fidelity V90-BLU is a sophisticated Bluetooth receiver, using Musical Fidelity’s outstanding Bluetooth/aptX audio codec which has excellent connection stability and range and is ideal for streaming music from smartphones, tablets, MACs and PCs right to your favourite Hi-Fi system. It has useful digital and analogue bypass facilities and includes an on-board DAC for simple connection to a host of audio equipment.



Review - Quad Vena

Quad Vena

Quad announce the Vena a Wireless Bluetooth DAC and integrated amp
T he Quad Vena is a DAC and integrated amp in a single chassis, offering wireless Bluetooth connectivity alongside an extensive range of inputs and outputs.



Review - Arcam miniBlink

Arcam miniBlink

Arcam launch the miniBlink Bluetooth receiver
T he Arcam miniBlink is a simple, pocket sized (and rather attractive) Bluetooth receiver designed to allow absolutely any Hi-Fi system to receive music from a smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac computer. The Arcam miniBlink uses the renowned aptX™ transmission system meaning a crystal clear sound with quick and simple pairing of devices.



Review - McIntosh MB100 Media Bridge

McIntosh MB100 Media Bridge

McIntosh launch the MB100 Digital Media Bridge
T he £5,995 McIntosh MB100 Media Bridge is the only current product that allows streaming from everyone’s favourite music streaming services – from Pandora® to SiriusXM® to Spotify® and beyond – with true McIntosh fidelity. Offering then the world’s music library at your fingertips ! In addition to on-board streaming services, the McIntosh MB100 allows guests to stream music directly from their wireless devices. The McIntosh MB100 also features cloud access for backup and synchronization across multiple systems.




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