NEWS at NEW MUSIC HIGH-END INNOVATION
ROOM PARIS - floor 0
Discover Bowers & Wilkins, Rotel, Marantz
The new headphone PX, noise cancelling wireless headphones.
PX combines incredible sound with adaptable noise cancellation, 22-hour battery life and intuitive controls that respond naturally to your behaviour.
The new 700 series S2
Studio sound comes home. Bring the breathtaking clarity and definition of studio sound home with the new 700 Series. Replacing the CM Series, the range combines studio-grade 800 Series Diamond technologies with purpose-built innovations to elevate home audio to an entirely new level. And all this from room-friendly cabinets designed to fit beautifully into your home environment. The new 700 Series. Inspired by recording studios. Made for living rooms.
More : www.bowers-wilkins.com
PURE ROTEL SOUND
A stereo system can be something as simple as an integrated amplifier and a pair of bookshelf speakers connected to your smartphone. Or, it might be something larger and more sophisticated – a stereo preamplifier with on-board Digital-to-Analogue convertor, multiple independent sources including a turntable, a CD player, a network music player and powerful separate amplifiers for bi-amping full range floorstanding speakers. Simple or sophisticated, Rotel manufactures a wide range of high-performance, high-value audio components that deliver all of the passion and detail the artist intended.
More : www.rotel.com
Marantz dedicated to detail and music
is book has been specially prepared for lovers of music. People who are passionate about listening to pure emotion.
Not everyone can experience this passion. Some people only hear music.
Only the gifted ones can feel it. Only the gifted can be swept to a di erent place, a di erent time. And only the most gifted of people can understand the importance of this passion.
is book also features a special collection of Marantz maestros – four ultra-high performing audiophile-grade ensembles, dedicated to giving you pace, power, emotion and pure, breath-taking audio quality. And more... because they are all dedicated to detail.
e four Marantz maestros featured in these pages have all been designed, upgraded, and ne-tuned to make the very most of the latest no-compromise “lossless” Hi Res formats. Formats that provide intensely rich sampling frequencies that far out-strip anything that has gone before.
Never before has so much audio detail been available for people passionate about music. And never before has so much been prepared to ensure you enjoy every drop of that detail. Be prepared for detail. Be prepared for elegance.
And above all, be prepared for sensation.
because music matters.
More : www.marantz.com
STAND - floor 0
Belram present Supra cable, Atohm, Atoll, SSC
If you really want to have an extremely clean current and a sound filled with dynamics, harmonics and timbre, you must try the Supra Cable DC-Blocker !
Supra LoRad DC-Blocker - Removes up to 3.6 VDC from the mains power AC
Now, Supra Cables has taken yet another step to minimize the impact from malicious elements like DC (Direct Current) superimposed on the mains AC (Alternating Current) in most modern households and industries!
DC voltage derives from a number of electrical appliances and will cause an offset on to you alternating mains power. This offset is the result of electrical devices that do not equally load the AC positive and negative phase. In the ideal mains power supply there should be no DC-offset at all. Refer to figure below and picture.
This DC offset limits the power supply efficiency in most multimedia and hifi equipment and causes transformers to saturate (the iron core). It increases iron core heat build-up and may even cause transformers to sound with a humming noise. Finally it may prolong life of the equipment by means of lowering the heat dissapation inside the device. The sonic impact is in most cases quite dramatic and again it will scale off audible sounds that do not come from the recording. You will listen to music, movies but not to your mains power irragularities.
Again Supra Cables is leading the way by offering a very efficient DC-blocker stopping DC up to 3.6 Volt making it future proof also for next generations of electrical consumers giving DC-offset. It is very easy to add-on to your existing power feed. It does not require protective ground to operate, but we strongly recommend it for a number of other reasons. Your equipment will sound much better and all other Supra mains power devices in the LoRad product range will work ideally.
Again Supra Cables have launched a product that in comparison costs a fraction (see big American companies).
We do not spend on bling, just bang for the buck. Our No-Nonsense strategy means that almost all hifi enthusiasts will afford a Supra Cable Product, making exactly the same benign impact.
It is rated 16 Ampere and consequently allows for 3,680 Watt of power. The connection cord is optional and we recommend our Supra Lorad Mains Cord rated for 16 Ampere for optimal operation. Note that the DC-blocker input connector is rated 16 Ampere.
N.B. The filter will not dampen any dynamics. When the sound is much cleaner and tighter after the filter is connected, sometimes listeners perceive the dynamics to be reduced. When there is a difference in music and sound reproduction that will remove parts not really belonging to the source, this is a quite common reaction. On the contrary, bringing down the noice from the equipment will undoubtedly increase dynamics and often substantially reduce the duration of e.g. a bass pulse. Now it will most likely be possible to hear every tone in the bass range, also from each tuned drum skin.
Important! When connecting and disconnecting the Supra DC-filter, follow this procedure. Pull the mains cord connector from the wall socket. Wait until all power LEDs have gone out from the stand-by position. Now you can connect the existing mains power cord to the filter, connect the optional mains power cord to the filter and finally connect it to the wall socket. When disconnecting, always start with wall socket and wait until all connected devices LEDs go out. By doing this you make sure that no electrical charge remains in any of the devices or in the DC-blocker.
Features and benefits
Removes DC from AC mains - Silence noise floor substantially
Tighter bass reproduction - Outstanding beat from drums, bass and percussion
Reduces transformer hum - No irritating noise from the devices
Reduces power supply heat dissapation - May prolong life span
Filters up to 3.6 VDC - Added capacity for future demands
No dampened dynamics - Audible true dynamics
Correct reference voltage - Substantially reduced harshness from DAC chips
Made in Sweden! - According to Supra Cables No-Nonsense strategy
Price : 460 €
More : www.supracables.co.uk
ROOM 210 - floor 2
Discover the new Primare product at New Music High-end Innovation 2017
For over thirty years, Primare has been designing and producing award-winning hi-fi components that exemplify honest integrity and timeless design. Every Primare product reﬂects a commitment to Scandinavian ideals such as lagom – the sense of true satisfaction that comes from balance and harmony. Not too much. Not too little. Just right.
With a modular, environmentally conscious approach that complements core values of lasting quality, ease of use, and deeply satisfying performance, Primare effortlessly delivers today’s ever-expanding music and visual experiences in all their richness and variety, whether the source is analog or digital, wired or wireless, stored or streamed.
This spring 2017, we are pleased to announce three exciting new Prisma products, for delivery late summer and early fall – the first of many more to come: I35 Prisma integrated amplifier, with new UFPD 2 amplification technology; CD35 Prisma CD player; and I15 Prisma integrated amplifier – all incorporating Primare’s new connectivity and control technology, Prisma.
Primare – the sound and vision of Scandinavia
The I15 Prisma integrated amplifier is a compact, full-featured system control and power center, providing 75 watts per channel, digital to analog conversion with PCM 768kHz and DSD 256 capabilities, as well as complete digital media access and system management by way of the Prisma connectivity and control technology. The I15 Prisma continues a Primare tradition of delivering astonishing performance from compact and elegant devices for easy installation into virtually any living environment. With the three-quarter-sized cabinet of the I15 Prisma, even greater possibilities open up for providing the highest quality music performance and access to any and every room in the house.
The I35 Prisma integrated amplifier is the latest iteration of Primare’s now iconic 30 Series integrated amplifiers and is the first to use the new UFPD 2 power system, a radical reworking of Primare’s award-winning UFPD all-analog Class-D technology
– a power platform that realizes the full potential of Class-D technology. Providing 150 watts at 8 ohms of absolutely linear amplification across the entire audible bandwidth, the I35 Prisma delivers naturally fast, clean and agile sound with an unprecedented ability to bring music to life. In addition to fully balanced analog input options, the I35 Prisma includes a full-featured DAC stage enabling PCM 768kHz and DSD 256 conversion, as well as Prisma connectivity and control technology.
Also available: I35 – analog only inputs, without DAC or Prisma; I35 DAC – analog and digital inputs, without Prisma.
A state-of-the-art TEAC cd drive and Prisma connectivity and control technology combine to create in the CD35 Prisma CD player a complete digital music source. The all-new DAC stage, utilizing a superb-sounding ESS Sabre chipset for conversion of music files up to PCM 384kHz and DSD 128, feeds a finely tuned balanced analog output stage. Each component part of the CD35 Prisma – the drive, the DAC, the output stage, and Prisma connection and control – contributes to what is simply the best CD player Primare has ever offered.
Also available: CD35 – CD player only, without Prisma.
More : www.primare.net
ROOM 207 - floor 2
As a first for the Belgian market we present you the latest creation from Aries Cerat, the integrated Genus amplifier.
The Genus is a Single Ended Triode 2-stage design with a single 813 tube in DHT on the output stage and a single E280F tube at the input stage.
This amplifier has a power rating of 25 Watt but it sounds more like a much more powerful transistor amplifier coupled with the unique timbral quality, soundstaging and (micro-)dynamics so typically associated with triode designs coupled with a very resolved bass response. This is largely due to its oversized current reserve (900 Joule) and capacitance (500.000 µF) which are exceeding many much larger transistor behemoths.
The Genus is equipped with various input possibilities including RCA, XLR and a Home Theater by-pass feature. Very worthwhile to mention that on the output also a headphone connector is foreseen that sports a High/Low impedance selector making it suitable for any type of headphone.
More : www.aries-cerat.eu
ROOM 207 - floor 2
Ultisone is happy to present the Stenheim Alumine TWO stand mount speakers for the first time in Belgium.
The Swiss brand Stenheim monitor speakers are modest in dimension but their full-aluminium construction and amplifier-friendly specifications give them a breathtaking sound with a lot of openness and timbral accuracy without any fatigue. With an in-room sensitivity of 93 dB and an impedance load of minimum 6 ohm, they can be powered by as little as 10 Watt thus allowing to ‘voice’ the speakers to every listener’s system and preference. The Alumine TWO has an extremely rigid aluminium casing but the exterior wall can be gotten in various finishes. The pair on display will have the beautiful Macassar wood finish and their original stands which allow hiding the speaker cables. Beside their sonic virtues, it must be said that their visual aspect make them easy to integrate in any room and their configuration makes them easy to position, even close to a wall.
The Stenheim Alumine TWO will retail at a price of 12.500 EUR (VAT incl.). More : www.stenheim.com
The most recent review of this Stenheim speaker can be found here: http://www.theaudiobeat.com/blog/stenheim_alumine_2.htm
ROOM 207 - floor 2
Ultisone will be present in room 207 at the New Music High End Innovation show with the Advanced model which will be placed beneath the Genus, the newest integrated amplifier from Aries Cerat.
Ultisone is happy to announce it has become the distributor for the polish brand Stacore for its passive anti-vibration platforms. These platforms are a passive design and integrate a self-regulating pneumatic decoupling mechanism that is effective down to 3 Hz.
The importance of a good decoupling of our cherished audio equipment is widely known but till now all the existing solutions were specializing in a certain frequency range and none, unlike Stacore, were able to manage to isolate the whole frequency spectrum. The typical passive decoupling feet and platforms are mostly good at isolating higher frequency vibrations whereas the active platforms are particularly good at isolating the lower frequency band but Stacore now combines both into one solution. The effect on the music reproduction is multi-fold as not only will you be able to hear a much improved soundstage width and depth, but equally more resolution throughout the audible spectrum and a more natural and non-fatiguing musical experience.
Stacore platforms have a maximum admissible weight ranging from 65 to 160 kgs, enabling them to be used in combination with the even most robust amplifiers and turntables on the market. More : www.stacore.pl
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