Hifi News - ZZ-Others
exaSound launches the PlayPoint Network Audio Player
xaSound claims that "the PlayPoint connects your exaSound DAC to your home network and delivers seamless, life-like music experience. The sound is astonishingly dynamic and clean, with vanishingly low jitter, distortion and noise levels." The player is priced at $ 1,699.
Aavik Acoustics launch the U-300 Integrated Amplifier
he key concept behind the Aavik U-300 -“U” for Unity - was to unite state of the art functions and components into one single, compact, high performance unit. This new amplifier should allow you to enjoy high-end performance, without having to live with numerous, odd-sized boxes and a forever-growing cable snake pit. With the Aavik U-300, you get one unit that has it all. You do not just get an amplifier; you also get 3 analog line inputs, a truly unique performing phono RIAA section and a superb 24 bit/192 kHz DAC.
Aerix has announced a new all in one system, The Duet, priced at £1500.
he Duet system is an integrated system with a CD player, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Play-Fi enabled. The Duet also includes speakers and amplification. Duet claims its dual box design, with aluminum plate vibration suppression, will maximize the visual and auditory experience.
Apogee launches the Groove USB DAC
he Apogee Groove is a portable USB DAC and headphone amp for listening to music on your Mac or PC. Groove takes the same high quality audio technology found in the world’s most prestigious recording studios and delivers it to your laptop. The Groove can be connected to your computer’s USB port and your headphones or powered speakers to Groove’s audio output. It’s that easy. Groove’s output provides ample power at any impedance and Apogee’s Constant Current Drive™ technology makes your headphones sound their best. You’ll be amazed by the difference in sound quality – the precise stereo image, punchy bass and stunningly clear high-hats.
Aether launches The Cone
an Francisco based start up Aether has launched an upmarket streamer - The Cone.
Advance Acoustic launches the X-i90
he new hi-fi amplifier from Advance Acoustic the X - i90 delivers 2 x 90 watts of power and features many analog and digital audio inputs, including a phono input and two USB inputs. It complements the X range of electronics, which also includes the power amplifier X - A160 power amp and the X - Preamp and the integrated X - i60 integrated.
ASUS launch the ASUS Essence III - USB DAC, headphone amp and pre amp
he Asus Essence III is an analogue as well as digital Preamplifier, a USB DAC and headphone amp all in one box. The key features of the Asus Essence III are :-
Canor launches the new CD 1.10
his new CD player and DAC is equipped with a standalone 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter for each channel, and with a high-quality CD drive with compact discs disengagement bearing driving mechanism.
Eltax upgrades the Monitor IIIs to become active with Bluetooth!
he award winning bookshelf speakers that made the Eltax brand have been upgraded to active and to be able to handle bluetooth.
Fidelia Version 1.5 coming in March
idelia Version 1.5 coming in March - Fidelia is an Apple MAC , high-definition digital audio player for the sophisticated music lover. By supporting a full range of digital formats, including FLAC, and offering a complete set of audio tools, from EQs to compressors to the FHX headphone modeler, Fidelia gives you full control over your computer audio listening experience.
Audionet Carma Free Room Analyser Software Now Available
t's often quoted that the least tweaked component of a hi-fi enthusiasts hi-fi system is the listening room itself.
Aqvox launch a USB power supply
his power supply is for those running audio devices such as an SPDIF converter from a laptops USB power.
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