Our turntables demand conscious music listening.The Debut PRO S takes this philosophy to the extreme. We finished all parts except for the polished spindle in matte black.The manual controls invite the listener to interact with the turntable: turn it on, place the record on the platter, move and lower the tonearm. The musical reward follows the tactile experience.No unnecessary switches, LEDs, or labeling distract from what is essential.
Latham Audio presents:
This limited edition includes the Solstice turntable, a next-generation version of the iconic Naim Aro tonearm, an Equinox MC cartridge, Solstice Series Phono Stage, Power Supply and bespoke accessories set. The Solstice turntable combines core Naim design philosophies, such as multiple levels of mechanical decoupling, with a celebration of beautiful materials. It features a magnetic bearing supporting a high-mass, highly polished aluminium platter, with a unique, self-calibrating motor drive system, meticulously delivering the Naim sound.
Naim’s reference network player is quite simply the best source component they’ve ever developed. Drawing on decades of digital and analogue engineering experience, the ND 555 marries an innovative new streaming platform with classic Naim analogue technology.
It features a 40-bit SHARC processor with advanced signal processing fed into a true R2R ladder DAC valued for its exceptional sound quality.
A suspended brass sub-chassis to isolate sound-critical circuits from vibrations and the best external power supply they’ve ever made. The ND 555 lets the music flow with astonishing ease and uniquely engaging musicality.
Fully analogue, preamplifier with 6 assignable inputs.
The sound-critical electronics of the NAC 552 are mounted on a brass sub-chassis, which is fully suspended on coil springs at a frequency below the threshold of human hearing. This method of suspension maximises isolation, hence minimizing the effect of vibration on the highly sensitive electronic components.
The DR power supply features a massive 800VA toroidal transformer. By housing the power supply in a seperate enclosure the sound-critical electronics in the preamplifier are isolated from any electromagnetic interference.
A legendary Naim power amplifier with 140W per channel output into 8 ohms, capable of prolonged output into 2 ohms with no discernible impact on performance.
Its bridged power amplifier design, with ten stages of local regulation per channel assures maximised open and closed-loop speed.
Two-box configuration with 500 PS power supply for optimum rejection of electromagnetic interference. The 1100VA toroidal transformer provides 12 raw DC supplies for the power amplifier.
The three-way floorstanding loudspeaker, Scala Utopia Evo, is the latest version of this key loudspeaker in the Utopia range. Sporting a new terminal board, Scala now offers bi-amplification, allowing you to personalise your sound even more. Scala integrates Focal’s latest technological innovations, particularly within the midrange speaker driver with its TMD (Tuned Mass Damper) suspension and its Neutral Inductance Circuit (NIC). These enhancements have resulted in a reduction in distortion, to provide an even more precise and detailed midrange register combined with Scala’s undisputed musicality.
3-way bass-reflex floorstanding loudspeaker
27cm 'W' woofer Power Flower
16.5cm 'W' midrange, with TMD suspension, with NIC motor
27mm 'IAL2' pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
Frequency response (±3dB) 27Hz – 40kHz Low frequency point (-6dB) 24Hz
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 92dB
Nominal impedance 8 Ω Minimum impedance 3.2 Ω Crossover frequency 220 Hz / 2400 Hz Recommended amplifier power 50 – 500W
Dimensions (HxWxD) 1247x393x670mm
Net weight 85kg
Fine Sounds Benelux presents 4 incredible sets:
Sonus faber Il Cremonese Ex3me
McIntosh C12000 two box pre amp/MCD12000 cd player/MC3500 mono tube power amp
Hifi Rose RS150 streamer and AudioQuest cables and powerconditioner
Sonus faber Olympica Nova III HG Black
McIntosh MA9500 integrated amp/MT2 turntable with Sumiko cartridge
AudioQuest cables and powerconditioner
Sonus faber Electa Amator III Black Marble with Carrara stands Black Marble
McIntosh C8 tube pre amp/MC830 mono solid state power amp/MT5 turntable with Sumiko cartridge
AudioQuest cables and powerconditioner
Sonus faber Omnia
The high-fidelity wireless speaker from Sonus faber
Italian elegance meets high-fidelity sound.
7 interior speakers, limitless sound. Advanced signal processing delivers nuanced sonic performance at 490 watts of power.
Hear your music like never before.
Omnia immerses your home in 360° sound.
Designed for connection. Omnia pairs seamlessly with streaming devices, turntables, and TVs.
More than 5 years since its debut, Il Cremonese remains one of the most popular loudspeaker
systems in the Sonus faber portfolio. Initially introduced with the intention of completing the Homage collection,
due to its superb capability, this speaker immediately placed itself among the ranks of
Sonus faber’s Reference collection catalogue, the line that perfectly exemplifies
the brand’s excellence.This particular predilection turned the Il Cremonese
into the perfect platform for one of the most important activities
of the electro-acoustic design: experimentation. This is the birth
of a unique loudspeaker system, embellished by the return of an historical
Sonus faber finish: the classic “Red Violin”.
By mainly working around the behavior of both the top and bottom ends of the audio spectrum it was possible to extract a performance, avoiding any sort of interpretation, of the musical message so that Il Cremonese ex3me could even be used as an extremely high-performance professional studio monitor.
The new loudspeaker system came to life by the fusion of elements belonging to the original project, such as midrange and woofers, with the most iconic solution derived from the company's 30th Anniversary celebration concept speaker model, Ex3ma.
From Ex3ma, Il Cremonese ex3me inherits the Beryllium DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) tweeter.
Sonus faber set aside its classic silk diaphragm Damped Apex Dome™ tweeter to approach this transducer construction.
Brilliant in terms of transparency and micro dynamics, the Beryllium tweeter diaphragm has formidable physical characteristics but it has a sound presentation often described as a “metallic flavor” which can often make listening unpleasant.
To mitigate this typical Beryllium characteristic we used a treatment called “Chemical Vapor Deposition“. A layer of D.L.C. is deposited on the diaphragm surface, turning it black and giving the Beryllium some of the typical properties of diamond— the most important being its amorphous nature and unmatched strength.
As a result, the new diaphragm is increasingly rigid with a nearly unperceivable higher resonant frequency, making it capable of extremely fast sound, very detailed and airy – free of coloration.
Il Cremonese ex3me is a unique loudspeaker system
characterized by new technical features and by
a precise performance target: absolute neutrality.
Bring Hollywood Home
With two centre-channel speakers to choose from plus the option of matching subwoofers, in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, the 700 Series performs brilliantly in any home cinema set-up.
Studio Sound Comes Home
The 700 Series is defined by elegance and driven by performance. The range is enabled by technologies first developed for our flagship 800 Series Diamond, and with eight models to choose from, there’s a speaker to suit every home. Inspired by recording studios, made for living rooms: with the 700 Series, studio sound comes home.
Our flagship, the 702 S3, is a state-of-the-art floorstanding speaker that defines new standards for performance in its class. If you want the best, this is it.
Its new Tweeter-on-Top configuration and the revolutionary Biomimetic Suspension in its decoupled midrange drive unit combine to raise the 703 S3 to all-new heights of performance.
This elegant floorstanding loudspeaker is slimmer and easier to accommodate than ever. Perfect for superlative sound in smaller spaces.
This uncompromising two-way speaker reveals subtle nuances in music others miss. Its high-performance features include a Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top design borrowed from the 800 Series Diamond.
The powerful 706 S3 is the ideal stand-mount loudspeaker for delivering exceptional sound in larger spaces.
The 707 S3 is the ideal book-shelf loudspeaker. It’s slimmer than ever, but it’s capable of performance levels above and beyond what its diminutive size may suggest.
The HTM71 S3 now features Tweeter-on-Top technology, ensuring perfect integration with similarly equipped 700 Series models in a surround sound system.
HTM72 S3 is the more compact centre-channel speaker in the range, bringing superior dialogue clarity to the home cinema experience.
Give your home cinema set-up the bass impact it deserves with DB4S – a powerful, classically styled single driver subwoofer that's a perfect match for the 700 Series.
Nagra’s room will featured the premierepublic BeNeLux demonstration of our Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Reference turntable/tonearm system. We will also feature a premiere BeNeLux demonstration of Nagra’s brand new Reference MC phono cartridge.
The balance of the equipment will include:
A Nagra HD PREAMP
Almost 20 years after the release of the mythical preamplifier Nagra PL-P in 1998, Nagra releases one of the most ambitious projects in its history, the HD PREAMP. A perfect companion to the HD AMP, the HD PREAMP features a unique patented technology for volume control based on high quality in-house made transformers. Powered by an external bank of super-caps, dual-mono, tube signal-path without feedback.
A pair of Nagra HD AMP’s
NAGRA HD AMP Statement power amplifier
The Nagra HD AMP was designed for ultimate high-end systems that are able to reproduce music with the utmost fidelity. The HD AMP consists of mono amplifiers capable of driving the most demanding speakers and transcending their performance.
The HD AMP came from the need of bringing Nagra’s signature transparency to more powerful amplifiers so as to accommodate even larger rooms and less sensitive speakers
A Nagra Classic PHONO and Classic PSU
After many years of success and esteem, the Nagra VPS is replaced by the CLASSIC PHONO
The VPS, itself inspired by the legendary Nagra PL-P, is a very respected phono stage.
The VPS was the base we used and the obvious product to benchmark the new design.
Power supply is a critical part of any audio design. Somehow it sets the upper limit of the quality that the product will be able to provide. Our company has always been extremely knowledgeable about power supply as designing high-quality portable power supply is a real challenge.
The Classic PSU is inspired by the PL-P battery power supply, where the battery is replaced by a bank of super capacitors. Super capacitors are becoming more and more popular as they offer the advantages of a battery without having to worry about charging or battery’s life.
A Nagra HD DAC X
The HD DAC X is a step forward from the world-acclaimed Nagra HD DAC. It includes many of the technological advances from the HD PREAMP.
The result is a lifelike sound with warmth and transparency, extreme dynamics and extended frequency response beyond what has ever been achieved by other D/A converters.
A Nagra IV-S tape machine plus exclusive concert recordings
A Nagra CDP CD player
A Nagra VII digital recorder/playback machine plus exclusive concert recordings
Nagra monitoring headphones
Nagra 70th Anniversary double 45 rpm, all analog, LP
Nagra 70th Anniversary double analog tape
A pair of Wilson Alexx V loudspeakers
Cabling by Shunyata
This year Nagra celebrates its 70 year anniversary. Founded in the pursuit of excellence in sound recording and sound reproduction, Nagra has a rich history of producing some of the world’s best analog recording and playback devices. This year Nagra adds to this remarkable legacy of products with the introduction of its first turntable and tonearm system.
While often contemplated, it wasn’t until four years ago that the design and engineering of a turntable befitting the name Nagra began. Working as a team, Nagra’s staff of extremely talented designers and engineers relentlessly pursued perfection in the fields of applied physics, mechanical and electronic engineering as well as material science. Four years later, after hundreds upon hundreds of scientific team hours, accompanied by exhaustive listening tests, the result is a turntable which extends the current edge of the arts.
The HD Line, for High Definition, was created to push the limits of realism and the boundaries of what electronics can achieve. You will be struck from the first notes by the depth of the sound-stage and the sensation of experiencing music live. As always with Nagra, the sound fidelity is in total harmony with the original recording and is faithful to the artist’s intention.
Wilson Audio is well known for its continuous pursuit of “Excellence in All Things™” and persistent R&D advancements. As development finished on Alexx V® and as Alexia® Series 2 reached its five year anniversary, Wilson Audio’s Engineers were put to the test to see how far they could push Alexia’s performance envelope. What unfolded is nothing short of remarkable. More than thirty areas of improvement were identified and refined. Benefiting from the enormous evolutions found in Chronosonic XVX® and Alexx V, Alexia V truly sits upon the shoulders of giants.
Performance and Flexibility
The Progression Preamplifier adds new features previously not included in a D’Agostino preamplifier. Most noticeably, the Progression Preamplifier features an optional digital module. The digital module adds coaxial, Toslink, and USB inputs to the analog base model. Field upgradeable, the optional digital module can be added at any time. A fully differential DAC handles PCM signals up to 24 bit/384 KHz and DSD signals up to 4xDSD (11.2 MHz). This digital module feeds a discrete, fully complementary and balanced analog signal path from input to output. Negative feedback is not used anywhere in the Progression Preamplifier, nor is it necessary. Open-loop distortion is less than < 0.006% and the open loop bandwidth extends to over 100KHz.
Also new is the Bluetooth technology featured in the included remote control. The Bluetooth backbone extends the range of the remote by a factor of five and eliminates line of sight limitations that are inherent in IR remote controls.
The volume control is realized with a stepped balanced resistor ladder, using high-linearity solid-state relays and discrete precision resistors. The bandwidth and transient response of the preamplifier circuitry are unaffected by volume setting. The Progression Preamplifier has two independent outputs that can be individually operated or used simultaneously for driving a second amplifier in a subwoofer based system.
Separate for the Greatest Isolation
Housed in a separate chassis, the power supply makes use of extensive electrical and magnetic shielding to keep radiated interference away from critical preamplifier circuits. Internal circuitry filters RF noise on the AC power line and compensates for asymmetric power waveforms and DC on the mains. A second DC output is included to power future Progression source components.
Two analog meters, inspired by Swiss watch faces, function as signalmeters during music playback. When volume is adjusted, the meter needles change to volume setting indicators. After adjustments are made, the meters revert back to signal meter operation. The meters also function as balance indicators when adjusting balance.
Power and Performance
The Progression S350 Stereo Amplifier adds a potent stereo option to the Progression family.Leveraging our innovative Super Rail circuitry, the Progression S350 Stereo Amplifier exploits this unique technology delivering remarkable control and fidelity to any connected loudspeaker.
Every amplifier employs a voltage rail, actually two, a positive one and its companion negative partner. Voltage rails support the delivery of power to the speaker. The music signal swings between these two rails but due to natural loss, the musical signal never reaches the output rails’ full capability. Our Super Rail overcomes this limitation. Borrowing the idea of a turbo in a car engine, the Super Rail employs higher voltage rails in the sections prior to the output stage. This voltage "boost" allows the musical signal to exploit the full capability of the output voltage rails. Extending the musical signal swing closer to the output rails maximizes the performance of the output circuitry design itself. The result is improved dynamics, lower distortion, and a fierce grip of the speaker.
free floating conus
We are a belgian company who started project “Ilumnia” back in 2010. The name Ilumnia is derived from the Latin "Iluminare" which means "to throw a light upon" or "to enlighten", this is exactly what our speakers do.
They throw a new light on music, in a manner never heard of. With more detail, transparency and ease, resulting in the most natural sound your ears have ever experienced.
In today modern times everything is designed to be cost effective. The Ilumnia Magister was not. It was designed with endless amounts of patience and perseverance.
We decided to commercialize the new technology and spent 4 years more finalizing the new driver and building a speaker with it.
Our secret lies in our patented and unique in-house developed floating cone driver with electro-magnetic suspension, worlds first!
How it works and what magic it does (or better what it doesn't do) to the music signal can be read in the "technology" section of our website.
The voyage from the first prototype to the terrific speaker it has become today was more difficult than we could ever imagine at that time.
But we are proud we persevered and can offer you this outstanding piece of groundbreaking technology combined with the finest craftsmanship.
We hope you will enjoy the sound as much as we already did!
Although the development of this speaker reads like a very technical story (which in fact it also is) we would like to emphasize that the technique was just part of the complete process.
It took us years to complete the whole project and we can say that a lot of time in between new developments or prototypes went into listening in order to improve the technique. Not the way around. Even comparisons with real life instruments were often on the menu.
About measuring the musical performance of audio components I would like to quote William Bruce Cameron :
“Not everything that can be counted counts.
Not everything that counts can be counted”
And this certainly is true for audio equipment...
So beside the extensive list of technical features and design choices the most important ingredients were “musicality” and “soul”. Certainly ingredients that can’t be measured!
This is why at Ilumnia the technique has always been subservient to the sound.
For the same reason we don't use measurements as a sales tool. Today, everyone with a computer can build a speaker with a ruler flat frequency response. Unfortunately, this is no guarantee for a great speaker.
However, we do publish some measurements on this website if we think they can help us explain what we accomplished with a certain design choice.
"Make it possible for music lovers around the world to enjoy listening to music in the most compelling way possible"
"To produce a loudspeaker with a real-life sound as if it was coming from a natural source. This means high resolution, free of artifacts and with a natural ease"
“real-life sound” and “natural source” both sound like marketing terms every company uses but at Ilumnia they are not. We value these qualities more than anything else. Every choice we made, every design detail, all efforts we did were done to support these qualities. In terms of music reproduction they represent the very difference between “good” and “great” and can only be measured to a certain extend.
Psycho-acoustic research has proven that the brain can compensate for quite a large deal of distortion (such as acoustic artifacts, resonances, reflections … ). Otherwise we could not hear as good as we do. Think about a busy street full of cars, building constructions, talking people and so on. In this cacophony of sound waves we can still localize, isolate and recognize the sound of someone yelling to us from across the street. It’s not the ear, it’s the brain who helps us out.
But the result of our powerful brain is that at first hearing there seems to be no big difference between a “really good” speaker and a “great” speaker. It’s only after a while that the listener experiences listening fatigue.
What happened? His brain is getting tired of constantly correcting non-linear distortion errors. The sound seems to get harsch, mechanical and unnatural. The switch of the amplifier goes to “off”.
So “listening fatigue” is not a high-end fashion word but it’s key in designing a “great” speaker. It has little to do with tonal balance but with everything else. Tonal balance is key in reproducing the right timbres but has little to do with the experience of “natural sound” (except if the tonal balance is really bad of course). Tonal balance is sometimes referred to as being linear distortion which does not hurt the brain so much and for some people can even be pleasant in case of added “warmth”.
(Just want to mention here that our speaker is completely neutral regarding tonal balance. There is no added warmth or faked detail by lifting lower or higher frequencies)
Other kinds of distortion such as resonances, driver non-linearities and so on are much more important to avoid. They are often referred to as non-linear distortion.
This is also why the importance of room-acoustics is sometimes a little overrated. Room acoustics do have an influence on frequency response but in a far lesser degree on non-linear distortion which is the “bad” kind of distortion.
When we started the project back in 2010 it became clear that with existing technology it was impossible to improve the intrinsic quality of sound significantly and do better than existing brands. Based on current speaker technology everything has already been tried thousands of times.
Even the best speaker cabinet, the finest and most expensive filter parts and the most exotic materials cannot compensate for the distortion which is already generated at the source : the driver.
A complete redesign of the speaker driver would be necessary in order to outperform current technology.
The idea was simple : eliminating all root causes instead of trying to cure them as we have been doing for over more than 50 years now. A simple idea but, as we have experienced, difficult to achieve.
It took us 7 years to come to the point where we are today. It’s been quite a journey but the results are astonishing and do lift sound reproduction to a higher, unheard level of performance.
432 EVO is an audiophile music server brand founded in 2013 by our parent company Klinkt Beter, itself founded in 2008. Our background as a Linux & Network security consultancy with 20 years of experience in highly secured environments such as financial institutions, combined with our passion for high-end audio created the 432 EVO brand.
Between 2008 and 2013, Klinkt Beter operated as a high-end audio reseller in the Benelux area. We were not too happy with music servers & streamers on the market at that time. Most of them were difficult to service through bad design and often lacking support from the manufacturers. They were not extensible, generally slow and invariably based on outdated software or outsourced OEM software. We therefore decided to do something about it!
Decades in the Making
Something very special occurred in a tiny tin shed in Hope, Arkansas in 1946 when Paul W. Klipsch (PWK), genius, madman and maverick, designed and hand-built the legendary Klipschorn® speaker to enable people to experience the power, detail and emotion of a live performance at home.
With its three-way system, each driver is coupled to a horn and optimized to operate in its individual pass-band.
The three-way, horn-loaded system makes the Klipschorn up to 20 times more efficient than other conventional loudspeakers. Higher efficiency yields greater acoustic power and the cleanest sound possible.
Featuring a neodymium tweeter with a 1" polyimide diaphragm and copper-clad aluminum voice coil, the lightweight diaphragm assembly and strong magnetic structure creates the tweeter's extremely high 109dB sensitivity.
The Klipschorn's low frequency horn has been redesigned and is now fully enclosed. This eliminates the need for the loudspeakers to be positioned snuggly in a corner.
Paul W. Klipsch believed four principles to be the foundation for great sound. They continue to drive the design of every new Klipsch speaker, today and tomorrow:
High Efficiency / Low Distortion
Klipsch horn technology is highly efficient, providing more accurate sound with less power and less distortion – resulting in louder, cleaner audio. Klipsch’s Law: Efficiency is inversely proportional to distortion.
Klipsch horn technology accurately directs sound to the proper locations, which, in turn, creates a more lifelike soundstage without wasting acoustic energy where sound is not needed or desired.
Wide Dynamic Range
The softest sounds are reproduced with remarkable clarity and the loudest sounds are delivered without harshness or distortion – with the greatest possible range between the softest and loudest sounds.
Flat Frequency Response
Audio is delivered without frequency bias – no unnatural highs, mids or lows – reproducing recorded sound as accurately as possible without colorization.
KAYA 90Our top-of-the-range KAYA model, the KAYA 90 delivers an effortless, powerful and focused sound that connects you directly and intimately with the music. These three-way floor-standing loudspeakers combine some of our very best audio technology with a slim, unobtrusive profile, making them easy to live with, as well as a joy to listen to.MAKE AN ENQUIRY
Like all the KAYA series, the KAYA 90 shares its DNA with our GIYA loudspeakers. That family connection is immediately evident visually in the KAYA 90’s smoothly curved contours. But it’s your ears that will truly confirm their common ancestry. The KAYA 90 is so called because it has an internal volume of 90 litres. That, combined with its four patented reaction-cancelling drivers and Tapered Tube loading – the same technology we pioneered with GIYA – gives the KAYA 90 its astonishing clarity and articulation in the bass.
The curved bass absorber horn is the defining external feature of our GIYA loudspeakers. As with everything we do, it’s there for unarguable engineering reasons: it absorbs resonances and coloration, so you can hear every note with perfect precision and clarity. But we’d be the first to admit such a radical look isn’t for everyone. With the KAYA 90, the horn is still there; for the same reasons, and giving you the same benefits. The difference is that it’s folded back on itself, so it curves round inside the enclosure. So KAYA 90 gives you the same resonance-free sound in the lower mid-range, from a slimmer, more understated profile you may find easier to live with.
With many conventional three-way loudspeakers, it’s possible to tune into the bass, mid-range and tweeter as separate parts of the sound field. That’s something we’ve worked strenuously to avoid with KAYA 90. Using all-aluminium drive units, and crossovers developed and built entirely in-house, we’ve made the transition between drivers totally seamless. We’ve also set the tweeter in a shallow waveguide, so that the sound is projected forwards rather than dispersing sideways. The result is perfect continuity in the sound, and a more focused listening experience unaffected by your room acoustics.
The all new Halcro Eclipse amplifiers herald a new era in the Halcro story. The original Halcro dm amplifier hit the market to disbelief – orders of magnitude lower distortion than anyone believed possible. The Eclipse amplifiers take musical expression to a new height.
The new Halcro team have spent the past couple of years exploring every aspect of the unique platform for possible improvements. We present – the new reference in amplification.
Available in both stereo and mono versions, the Eclipse series is unparalleled in its ability to render details formerly lost in the distortion.
The Eclipse enjoys a completely redesigned input stage, further reducing non-linear effects and distortion. There are multiple independently tracking power supplies, superior internal shielding and higher output power. Finally the Eclipse amplifier offers a new, modern, ‘lighter’ take on the distinctive and award winning Halcro aesthetic. Even this contributes to better performance with the new, machined-from-solid casework reducing microphonics.
Halcro amplifiers offer an unmatched insight into the music. They position everything precisely in the soundstage due to their unique ability to avoid adding ‘ghost’ notes that are thrown into the mix by the non-linear distortion of a conventional amplifier. Lack of distortion aside, one of the many things that make Halcro amplifiers so good is the way they maintain the phase coherence of the signal source. Phase coherence is a measure of the degree to which a system maintains the relative timing of various notes or tones within complex music.
When it comes to driving your loudspeakers musically, the Eclipse has no peer. The Eclipse mono produces 300 watts/per channel into an eight-ohm loudspeaker, 550 watts/channel into four-ohms with a peak power of 2.1kW for the most dynamic of transients.
Beyond all the technology, there is only one thing that matters: the ability to convey the emotion of music!
Our loudspeakers look, and sound, unlike any you’ve ever experienced before. From a blank sheet of paper to a finished product, every Vivid Audio loudspeaker is created for a single purpose – to bring you perfectly transparent, natural sound, free from colour, resonance and reflection. Which means you get to enjoy the music you love in a whole new way; exactly as it was written, performed and intended to be heard. As an engineering-led company, we build our loudspeakers to rigorous technical standards, not price points. Whichever Vivid Audio speakers you choose, you will benefit from the same world-class, handmade, drivers, crossovers, enclosures and other uniquebespoke technologies. Whether you’re a dedicated audiophile, discerning music lover, home entertainment aficionado, or someone who recognises, expects and demands only the very best, you will find your perfect loudspeakers here.
Mola Mola embodies the idea that once you've removed everything that isn't the music, that what remains is the music.
This is radical. Today's high-end audio has become all about mixing circuit topologies and parts to make a sonic blend that the designer thinks “sounds about right”. You'd almost forget that getting closer to the sound as crafted by the artist really means keeping the replay system from changing it.
Turning this simple insight into hardware is probably the toughest way to do audio. All simple circuitschange the signal audibly, so one has to get to grips with more complicated ones that don't. We analyseevery sub-circuit mathematically and look for ways to eliminate every error term. When the practicalcircuit measures as predicted, we listen to search for unexpected sources of coloration. These are then included into the maths and the whole process repeats.
After every stage has proven immaculate performance, the same is done with the whole product and so problem spots get methodically rooted out before they hide themselves and become “audible but not measurable”.
The result is something never before heard of in high-end audio: amplifiers and converters whose output signal cannot be distinguished, by ear, from the input signal. So what does that sound like? In a few words: natural, nimble, rich and musically enthralling.
The MU1 is the ultimate digital music source. Combined with the LS1, it forms a peerlessly elegant High-End audio system.
We wanted to develop the most accurate audio source we could imagine. In our experience, the human hearing system shows an incredible sensitivity to anomalies. Even unimaginably small aberrations appear to be audible. In principle, digital audio does offer perfect reproduction. Its sonic quality, however, is limited by the implementation accuracy of the physical and mathematical laws that affect the conversion from one format to another. Grimm Audio strives to bring you confidence that all technical details are taken care of to the greatest extent so that the reproduction system steps out of the way of the music.
“The MU1 is the ultimate digital music source: attractive, reliable and precise”
With the MU1, our goal was to set a new benchmark in music player design. The Linux-based computer system brings solid data integrity. Our in-house-designed FPGA interface board, which forms the heart of the MU1, offers breakthrough performance levels in format conversion and receives automatic updates whenever we have pushed the boundaries again. Needless to say, the MU1 features our trademark ultra-low jitter clock. This is a music player worthy of the name Grimm Audio.
Once excellent sound quality is ensured, the quality of a music player is then defined by the user experience. For this, we partnered withRoon Labs, who in our opinion are in the lead when it comes to a rich and engaging music experience that appeals to your whole family. The MU1 runs the Roon Core server, so no extra installs are necessary. Just pick up your tablet and experience the music. For customers who prefer to only run a simple playback system without Roon’s extras, we will offer a solid alternative.
The MU1 combines seamlessly with the LS1 playback system. Of course, the virtues of the MU1 can also be realized with DACs from other manufacturers. Because we love to create a stunning look for our equipment, the boundlessly versatile system is housed in a cabinet of minimalistic elegance, so the MU1 will easily become the gem of your living room.
Simply the best acoustic "trap" in the world. The most complete, and efficient and easy to use. The Acustica Applicata products are admired everywhere for their design. When using these products in your living room, the low frequencies are controlled, more powerful and deeper. This control creates a calmness, which results in a sound image with more detail and an even more spatial reproduction.
The best in streaming audio. The Korean brand Aurender proves it with its product portfolio high end streamers/network players/all-in-one players. All Aurender have all-aluminium enclosures, OLED displays, and a built-in SSD. The music is buffered on it, so that the reproduction is always flawless. Build quality, functionality, operation, and sound are of a very high level. The user interface (remote app) is now one of the best interfaces on the market.
High End audio furniture handmade in Italy. All Bassocontinuo furniture stands out for its design and build quality. Due to the good decoupling properties of the materials used, the audio equipment sounds more open and detailed.
The fact that the whole also looks very nice is a bonus.
Data Conversion Systems is a manufacturer of SACD and CD players, D/A converters, upsamplers and so-called 'master clocks'.
The products of the hi-tech firm from Cambridge are used by almost all major studios and broadcasters.
For more than 18 years, the consumer versions have been seen as the world's very best as the ultimate means to extract real music from the medium of CD and SACD.
There are few world-class companies founded at the breakfast table, but Estelon - from Tallinn, Estonia - is certainly one of them. The high-end audio brand has its origins many decades back when a young boy obsessed with music began to dissect and adjust radios to improve sound quality. This was the beginning of a journey that led to an important moment in 2010, when engineer Alfred Vassilkov sat down with his family at the breakfast table. The result is Estelon, one of the world's most luxurious speaker brands. It combines aesthetic and acoustic excellence through the fusion of ingenious creativity and cutting-edge science. Every decision – from engineering techniques to what materials and components are used in the production process – is made with the perfect harmony of the speakers in mind. Estelon speakers are built with the highest precision, considering every little detail. Decades of knowledge and experience allows this manufacturer to produce speakers with a truly rich natural sound - creating an unimaginable musical experience.
Finite elemente is a German company that was founded in 1996. For nearly 20 years, it was a role model and reference point for other manufacturers who strove to combat vibrations.
The PAGODA° furniture, CERA° component feet and our CARBOFIBRE° insulation platforms ensure that your high-quality components, speakers, and racks reach their full potential. The music no longer has any limitations, the music now sounds more transparent and detailed, full of emotion and dynamics. True sound quality "Made in Germany" from one of the leading manufacturers of innovative high-end audio products.
In designing, Dr. Roland Gauder starts from three core parameters: the impulse response, the spreading behaviour of the drivers and phase errors that occur in the crossover area of the drivers. He therefore opts for ultra-light, flat diaphragms made of ceramic, but also diamond (!), for distortion-free transient reproduction. In addition, he designs crossover filters with a very clean phase behaviour and ultra steep characteristics. In short, a beautiful product from Germany.
This American manufacturer of cables has an enormously wide package, where a tailor-made solution is available at every level and for every need. MIT has been using passive correction networks in its cables for 35 years. Errors that are inherent in cables and predictable can be corrected. This leads to connections that do their work in a spectacular way unspectacularly. A very homogeneous sound and reality in three dimensions that no one knows how to match.
The Canadian manufacturer MOON by Simaudio has been making fantastic sounding and durable top equipment since 1980, known as the MOON brand. From their eco-friendly modern factory, they deliver a wide range of large and small temptations for the true music lover. Of course with streamers and other digital sources at a high level, but also with beautiful phono preamps, running gear and fantastic amplifiers. The philosophy is to reproduce the music as faithfully as possible, accurately but with emotion. Their MiND (MOON intelligent Network Device) module is not just a streamer, but a way to organize and experience all your digital music. The brand makes it possible to make the perfect combination for everyone. Designed and manufactured in Canada comes with a 10 year warranty.
Every product from this amplifier manufacturer from Forest Hill, California always has two characteristics: a very simple and short signal path and a build quality that guarantees that each unit is likely to see the next century. The legendary Nelson Pass, award-winning designer of countless hi-fi evergreens, celebrates the principle of 'simpler is better'. There are many reviewers, dealers and owners who recognize the character of a tube amplifier, but with endless drive and grip and without the hassle and the 'dangers'.
At Pass Labs, they build Fet amplifiers with excessive power stages, huge heatsinks, and huge power supplies. With the highest quality components in simple linear topologies, assembled and tested with care and subtlety. The amplifiers measure well, sound great and are reliable. More than twenty years of continuous innovation have kept the X and XA amplifiers at the forefront of high-end audio.
Pioneer in the field of tube reinforcement technology and their latest EvoLution Series is now in stores. Why PrimaLuna? Since 2003, PrimaLuna has been making tube amplifiers with a unique construction that can't be found anywhere else. Their technologies bring you closer to the music at a price you don't believe. Nothing else comes close.
Shunyata cables are distinguished by their natural sound image and authority, making it very pleasant to listen to. Shunyata Research is an American manufacturer of cabling and mains voltage products. The company was founded by Caelin Gabriel, formerly employed by the NSA as a developer of ultra-low-level signal detection systems and he was one of the founders of the current 10/100mBit and Gigabit LAN systems and protocols. Shunyata (the name comes from Buddhism and means as much as 'emptiness' or 'nothingness') thus has a unique scientific basis in the field of signal isolation and current supply. The own (wise) approach to the concept of 'clean signal' can be seen in all parts of the Shunyata product line: from the unique weaving method of the mains cables (the patented Helix geometry) and the development of unique high-frequency eliminating materials (also patented) to the production of their own ultra pure copper. There's a lot of voodoo and snake-oil going around in today's audio world. Shunyata convincingly shows and hears that objective science, craftsmanship in production and musicality can form a seamless unity. If there is a critical look at such products, it is in the professional world. After all, why invest money in 'High-End'. All the more convincing that Skywalker Sound, Sony Classical, The Wiener Philharmoniker, Doug Sax, James Guthrie, Peter McGrath, David Gilmour and Rick Rubin (to name but a few) all rely extensively on Shunyata for their power supply.
This idiosyncratic producer of extremely fast and precise electronics has been following its own course in the field of the ultimate stereo experience for more than forty years (!). Spectral's design team holds about a century of degrees from Stanford, Berkeley and MIT and boasts several groundbreaking patents and techniques (including HDCD). Spectral does not develop new products based on a commercial consideration, but to make a better sounding product. This makes every new or renewed Spectral a real step forward in performance.
The power amplifiers used in Enyo are a completely new design based on our research over the last 10 years, with a 3-stage fully differential architecture. The output stage uses the rare arrangement of cathode feedback while retaining the usual ultra-linear connection of the pentodes. This required the design of a special output transformer wound on double C-core GOSS. Driving this output stage called for the development of a special front end circuit accommodating positive grid swing. DC-coupled tubes are rare but Enyo uses only a single capacitor in the signal path.
The input and driver tubes used are our favourite 6n6p. While the output stage duty goes to the GU50. The Gu50 tube is based on Telefunken LS50 but made by the Soviets for the radio communication in the MIG planes. This is evident by looking at the socket locking the tube from falling out due to heavy vibration.
Luckily they made a lot of them and the tube is available worldwide for a very reasonable cost for the quality it offers. The power supply for the amplifier uses choke filtering to guarantee pitch black backgrounds and freedom from power supply modulation. Those are features rarely seen in anything other than top quality tube mono blocks.
Russell K is a British Company that designs and builds Precision Audio Loudspeaker Systems. We are totally focused on producing the most authentic and believable sound possible.
Sounding like “the real thing” is not easy, but the Red 150 succeeds in raising the performance of the Red 100 to a higher level.
This floorstander sounds lively and naturaly, it has a perfect timing with a fast, rhythmic, full bass
“With a combined Hi-Fi industry experience of more than 50 years the Russell K team introduces loudspeaker systems designed to sound like the real thing at affordable prices.”
At Artnovion we are driven by passion. Passion for acoustics, passion for performance and our eternal passion is to provide an amazing customer experience. With a talented team, we work hard to push the boundaries of acoustic engineering to create a unique collection of trendsetting & high performance products.
As is the case with the critically acclaimed TAD-E1TX and TAD-ME1 speaker systems, the TAD-E2 features a tweeter with a 25-mm beryllium diaphragm that delivers a polished sound in the mid-to- high frequency range—a signature of all TAD speakers. The directivity of the tweeter is optimally controlled by a newly developed waveguide on which it is mounted. The guide is made of rigid cast aluminum to suppress unwanted resonance and helps disperse soundwaves smoothly over an extended frequency range. The shape of the diaphragm is determined by an advanced optimization method based on the HSDOM (Harmonized Synthetic Diaphragm Optimum Method) computer analysis to provide a frequency response up to 60 kHz.
The combination of a newly developed MACC (Multi-layered Aramid Composite Cone) diaphragm and a delta bracing structure incorporated into the twin woofers produces a powerful bass with smooth directivity changes. The vibration-suppressing center cap with excellent flexibility and the corrugated surround back-coated with damping material contribute to a clear, distortion-free, powerful mid- to low-range sound. In addition, a long voice coil with a short magnetic gap, which is responsible for delivering considerable driving force with exceptional linearity, has the long pole piece structure that generates a symmetrical magnetic flux and is positioned in a double short ring to minimize its inductance fluctuations over the entire frequency range and reduce dynamic distortions.
The port positioned on the bottom of the enclosure has openings to the front and the rear, essentially creating a port area the size of a large bass reflex port. This ingenious design lets the air pass through the port more slowly and contributes to a clear sound with a high signal-to-noise ratio. Embodying the long tradition of delivering single-point-of-source sound for which all TAD speakers are known, the TAD-E2 employs a slanted smallest-possible baffle that reduces the diffraction of the sound waves to deliver precise sound-field reproduction. The twin woofers are mounted to the optimum positions relative to the size of the enclosure to reduce internal standing waves. Inside the enclosure, sound-absorbing materials are positioned midair onto the braces that make up the SILENT (Structurally Inert Laminated Enclosure Technology) enclosure to control resonance effectively.
Network & Others
The network filter that optimizes the phase rotation at the crossover frequency reduces the sound pressure level from the bottom woofer while bringing its phase characteristics in line with those of the upper woofer. The network filters for the tweeter and the upper woofer have dedicated circuit patterns and are mounted in such a way to minimize interference between them. The bottom woofer has its own network assembly, which is mounted separately from others to mitigate the effect of magnetic flux leakage.
A 10-mm-thick base plate made of solid steel is attached to the bottom of the enclosure to add sturdiness to the port structure.
The combination of three spikes and a tip-resistant spike attached to the base enables the firm placement of the speaker system on the floor.
The input terminal on the back allows bi-wiring connection, as is the case with other TAD speakers in the Evolution Series.
Primare PRE35 Prisma – modular preamplifier and network player
PRE35 Prisma combines the DM35 digital to analog conversion and SM35 Prisma network player modules within the PRE35 fully balanced preamplifier platform, to create an extraoridinarily versatile system control centre.
Primare A 35.2 – power amplifier
A35.2 is a powerful balanced input stereo amplifier, utilising our UFPD 2 amplficiation technology to deliver 200 watt of power per channel in stereo and 800 watts of power in bridged mono mode.
With exceptional dynamic sound and an impressive, almost tangible spatial depth and width, Audio Physic sets new standards for three-way compact loudspeakers with the new Spark.
With its elegant, minimalistic, and sound-optimized design, the Spark closes the gap between a bookshelf and floor-standing speakers, offering tremendous freedom in positioning without compromising superior acoustic performance. The result is a fascinating listening experience even in the most demanding rooms.
The new Spark comes with the Audio Physic PowerTrain technology known from the Cardeas. A vital component of this technology is the unique HHCM SL midrange driver, which works entirely without a centering spider and transmits the kinetic energy in a powerful and efficient way, without the slightest sign of listening fatigue. The Spark achieves a resolution previously unknown for speakers in its category.
The Spark also features an innovative woofer system with Audio Physic’s Dual Surround technology.
In addition, the new Spark adopts other key innovations of the Cardeas: in addition to the new midrange driver, the new edition of the icon convinces with the proven multi-sandwich housing technology, a high-tech honeycomb construction inside the cabinet, capacitors with copper foam contact in the tweeter filter / tweeter branch and of course excellent processed materials – from the terminal to the chassis.
You've never had greater music experiences in your home.
SA legend 40.2 silverback is a digital active speaker with 4 amplifiers, electronic crossover and DSP built into each cabinet.
The music sounds pure and clean like never before. SA legend silverback is a technological breakthrough that music lovers can’t ignore.
Inside the active SA legend 40.2 silverback sits two ultrafast digital amplifiers that drive each individual speaker unit.
The speaker is without passive components and digital signal processors handles the signal, without loss and distortion.
The result is amazing music experiences.
There are many advantages of SA legend silverback technology:
SA legend 40.2 silverback is designed to operate with your preamplifier, network player or pre-out on your integrated amplifier.
The speakers turn on automatically when you start the music.
Primare is a Scandinavian company, and many of the distinctive characteristics of the brand are rooted in Scandinavian culture – in a particular way of living, and of experiencing music and film. An inherent part of the cultural landscape of Scandinavia is the idea that in all things there should be a sense of proportion and balance, of all elements working cohesively together.
Loudspeakers that you cannot hear. Which disappear in the music. That is the mission of Audio Physic. Bringing music to life, making it physically tangible. With Audio Physic, music is not a simple reproduction. Every piano stroke, broom, violin stroke, or guitar riff is vividly clear and creates a live goose-bumps feeling. The living room becomes a concert hall, a rock stage, a festival. How is that possible? The linchpin is our deep understanding of materials and structures and our the years of experience.
In the course of our 35-year company history, we have written hifi history several times, thanks to our developers Joachim Gerhard, known in the scene as “the Magician”, and our current chief developer Manfred Diestertich. From Avanti and Virgo, the first floor-standing loudspeakers on the market, to the Medea launched in 1991. A legend in the hifi scene. Frenetically celebrated by the trade press as a “resolution miracle” due to its touching reproduction of music, the post-modern-designed Medea was a worldwide reference loudspeaker for years. Always in search of even more music, in 1993 the Cardeas loudspeaker showed an unprecedented level of detail along with the entire frequency band. A new reference loudspeaker was born. Again from Audio Physic.
We set market standards
Audio Physic products are created in a long and intensive process. Each speaker goes through hundreds of listening tests. Each component is tested and continuously improved. And not only from an acoustic but also from an aesthetic point of view. With this dedication, not only Audio Physic reference models are created, but all our loudspeakers.
We are pioneers in the research and application of new materials and structures in loudspeaker development. And set market standards in the process. Always in search of an even more authentic sound, we do not leave any detail unnoticed. We were the first company to use ceramic foam and showed that glass is not a taboo material. While many manufacturers now rely on dome tweeters, we have been working on the further development of our aluminum cone tweeters for over 15 years. Our drivers are another important component for an emotional, dynamic, and undistorted listening experience. The largely self-developed chassis are unparalleled in the world of hifi.
Hand made in Germany
Our products are manufactured by hand in Brilon, Sauerland. This makes us one of the last loudspeaker manufacturers in Germany. Rooted in Brilon in the Sauerland region, many of our suppliers come from the surrounding area. Regionality and sustainability are part of our DNA.
Audio Physic loudspeakers only leave the house after careful measurement and acoustic tests. Since we attach great importance to competent advice and good service, we sell our products exclusively through high-quality retailers.
Nothing But Music
Beyond technical innovation, all our efforts at Audio Physic serve one purpose: music. Nothing But Music.
System Audio is the only speaker brand founded by a musician.
Therefore, we work determinately with the sound, and we test our speakers in many ways to make sure that the sound is just right.
To test our speakers, we would for instance use a large group of musicians and music lovers.
It’s the test persons’ jobs to try out the speakers with oceans of music samples and genres.
They test if it’s easy to follow the rhythm of the music. They notice if the vocals have the right intensity and intimacy.
They play dynamic music to hear if the sound image stays intact when the really challenge the speakers, and they use acoustic music to review how authentic and realistic the sound is.
Supra Cables -
Investment in interconnects and cables in a high fidelity music equipment is about 40years old and we at Jenving Technology consider ourselves to be the pioneer.
The fundamental difference between us and our high-end competition, is that we are in a price segment, where some might think there simply cannot be enough sound quality. Our pricing resembles in many cases what you will be charged for a cable in a nice blister pack where the jacket is just a thick plastic and the gold plating probably will not survive even the first connection. We in Sweden are brought up with the inborn attitude that if you are going to offer anything and charge for it, you better make sure it is worthwhile – At Supra Cables, we call it No-Nonsense!
After our dramatic market introduction, we have launched numerous products, all according to the No-Nonsense-Concept, most of them awarded “Best in Test, “Best Buy”, “Priceworthy”, etc. So, how can we be so affordable then? Well, first of all, we develop and manufacture all cables in-house. We use highest material standards that will have deep sonic impact, but nothing more. Cryogenic treatment of Copper with 9N purity? Really?
We are electro engineers, co-operating with Swedish renowned universities and we have a profound knowledge about physically designing a cable to avoid malignant sonic behavior. Just have a quick look at our cables and you will understand - not a mysterious box nor a battery on any of our products. We do not need to compensate, it is sonically benign already from the start. And, we listen to music, not sound!
Krell Industries is the premier manufacturer of high performance audio equipment, award winning amplifiers, preamplifiers, surround sound processors, and digital-to-analog converters for music lovers and home theater aficionados.
Review of Krell Theater 7 XD:
— Myron Ho
Home Theater Review
Founded in 1980, Krell has earned a distinguished reputation for engineering innovation, build integrity and product excellence. The company has a rich history of product introductions, each transcending mere ‘latest model year’ status by deeply impacting the high-end audio industry.
The world’s most discriminating audiophiles and product reviewers have consistently recognized Krell components for setting new performance benchmarks. The sheer breadth of Krell amplifiers’ dynamic range conveys a startling realism—each iteration transcending the previous. Seemingly unlimited frequency response combined with unerring accuracy and fortitude, continue a tradition that began with Krell’s legendary KSA-100—the first high power, high-current, true Class A biased stereo power amplifier available to audiophiles.
Krell continually pushes its technology to new plateaus in its quest for greater performance. Exploration, driven by Krell’s relentless commitment to excellence, continues to elevate the art of audio engineering—resulting in breakthrough after breakthrough over decades.
As Krell’s product line continues to diversify, its fundamental research into amplifier design and performance remains at the core of its legacy of achievements. Every Krell component upholds this mantle by incorporating uniquely proprietary technologies—the direct results of Krell’s R&D prowess. Krell’s discoveries in audio amplification continue to deliver unprecedented linearity, control and accuracy—which can only come from superior current capability. The resulting sound is lively and unconstrained, in a manner evocative of live performances and the true sounds of instruments—including the human voice.
The Krell legacy proudly continues to evolve—resulting in products delivering innovative engineering, build quality perfection and outstanding audio performance.
Innovation through Technologies
aqua - acoustic quality equipment is not subject to the whims of market fashion since they are built to achieve true high fidelity sound reproduction.
By combining dedicated research with creative thinking, R & D Department has brought forth a range of innovation whose aim is to recreate the experience of live music in your home.
NO-COMPROMISE AUDIO ENGINE
The breakthrough. LinQ knows no obsolescence.
Our focus was to create an Audio Engine for Roon with zero-setup. The ambitious vision to combine extreme Sound Quality with delight.
The Core exploits the new i.MX8 micro (ARM 64bit), with its incredible performance, low‑latency, and revolutionary power efficiency. And a customized lightweight kernel (UNIX-based).
Roon can be configured to implement of HQPlayer into a Zone. HQPlayer owns the final connection to the Audio Engine, and Roon is just passing along a stream of bits from media files / Streaming services as Qobuz and Tidal. This allows you to enjoy the benefits of HQPlayer SQ and the library management capabilities of Roon at the same time.
The Core is zero-configuration (Plug and Play). The license key of HQPlayer Embedded is pre-installed in our labs and the LinQ is ready to use.
The HQPlayer-based LinQ Core remains true to the philosophy of aqua brand, it is not aimed at digital signal processing.
The Reference range demonstrates the very best that can be achieved in accuracy and musicality, and we are honored that these models are some of the most awarded loudspeakers in the world. Their designs combine the most advanced materials with advanced science and engineering, all without compromise, and all with the singular aim of transporting the listener into the heart of the music.
Carmel 2 is a no-compromise design to deliver the very best accuracy and musicality from a compact two-channel loudspeaker. Applying all of our leading technologies from the Sonja and Hailey in a compact form factor that is compatible with any room, Carmel 2 throws a huge sound-stage with effortless detail. Incredible delicacy is combined with huge power and authority.
The Reference speakers are structured entirely from high-grade aerospace aluminum, machined in-house to incredible precision. With thousands of individual, precision-machined parts in each cabinet of the largest models, these speakers are painstakingly hand-built by experts in our Colorado workshop.
Our BilletCore drivers are cone-drivers machined from solid billet, offering some of the highest performance and lowest distortion in any driver available today. Combined with our ForgeCore and BilletDome tweeters, they allow the Reference range to achieve an exceptional level of accuracy, transient response, dynamics and musicality.
Crossovers constructed from the highest quality components are designed and tuned using proprietary, in-house modelling. They offer exceptional amplitude response across frequencies and incredible phase alignment across the crossover range.
Lumen White, Kyara
3-way reference speakers with proprietary lumen white driver-, port-,loading- and air-damping-technologies.
drivers, cabinet, crossover and components designed, selected andmatched for best-in-class spectrum fidelity, impulse precision, time- andphase-coherence, inter-octave energy balance, signal rise- and settlingtimesand freedom from impulse-memory and signal-shadowing effects.
cabinet constructed from custom made, variable density, multiple tonewoodsbased, instrument-grade plywood. acoustically superior tosynthetic, metal and most solid wood enclosures due to a superior,balanced resonance-spectrum and a natural, psycho-acoustically benignsonic signature.
available in numerous premium veneers and custom lacquer finishes.
latest generation, fully custom-designed, ceramic and ceradome driverarray featuring lumen white proprietary motor- and voicecoil-technology.
all drivers featuring 3d, ideal-acoustic-center dome-geometry optimised fornegligible impulse-delay and energy-storage effects.
class-leading, sonically "vanishing" spectrum profile when compared toalternative metal, plastic, polymer- and compound membranetechnologies.
novel, next-generation "overhung" motor topology, outperforming prior art,over- and under-hung technology. significantly reduced distortion whencompared to previous ultra-low distortion driver generations andcompeting high-end transducer designs.
new, advanced, extended cone excursion spider- and surroundtechnologieseliminate the compression artifacts found at the excursionperimeters in alternative designs.
proprietary, 1st order, minimal phase design crossover. crossover anddriver array custom tailored for synergistic, complementary resourceallocation of the target performance envelope. switchable impedancecorrection for tube- and solid state amplification.
- Préampli DFAmp. Line & Head.
- Phonostage «The Enhancer»
Parametric Phono Equalizer MKIII
- Ampli EHT. Hybrid Triode Mono Amplifier
- Ampli SE845. Mono Poser Amplifier
- EHT. Hybrid Triode Integrated Amplifier
- T-34 Exclusive Zebrano Titanium
- T-34 Exclusive Zebrano Compact + Pilastro
- Bras Ikeda 12" gold + cellule Ikeda Gold
- Bras Ikeda 12" Siver + cellule Ikeda Blue
We started developing a pulley operated record player for personal use, since those produced in the past didn’t fully satisfy our requirements. Once completed the study of mechanical systems and materials able to satisfy our expectations, we started the design phase of high precision mechanisms and a Plinth able to exalt the pulley system reproduction quality and to host any arm of new or old production. Each Torqueo record player is a unique piece; this allows us to pay careful attention to the finishing and precise tuning of the mechanism. We are glad because our daily job is also our passion. We try to satisfy ourselves looking for the music’s soul and enjoying the process. Music has always been a reward of our job.
The philosophy of Torqueo Audio is to consider the record player a musical instrument, therefore, our principle is simple: “Harmonise material and technique” In fact, the mix of materials and architecture, combined with technical criteria, creates the desired sound result. Our aim is to gives the listener the emotional content of music, rejecting the current Hi-End trends that mortify the musicality of the sound message. It will never be the right sound if you first used to hear good live music. But it’s only few people who have this opportunity . Often you accept the convenience of digital instead of looking for the quality of the original recording. When we make a turntable, we want it sounds in an extraordinary way. This is not about an insane passion for the ‘hi-fi: it’s about getting closer to what musicians express during the recordings.
Turntable Drive Full with arm Point,
cartridge Sting and
Pearl Integrated Phono Stage
Turntable Sempersonus Te2
Only products consistently developed for the best reproduction quality allow a sweeping musical presentation. At genuin audio, innovative technical solutions are always the focus. The inside matters. Visual and representative aspects take a back seat, as the concentration is exclusively on the resulting sound. When listening to music, continuous satisfaction at the highest level is only guaranteed with highest level equipment.
Renowned specialists develop innovative and uncompromising products for genuin audio in their respective fields. These commissioned works have only one goal: the authentic, genuine reproduction of music. As a direct consequence, audio devices from genuin are characterized by extraordinary uniqueness.
genuin audio products are made in Germany by highly specialized manufacturers. Through elaborate manual labor, we build devices for you which transmit music in a extraordinary quality. By concentrating on what is essential for listening pleasure, these devices still remain reasonably priced.
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- German label Fabrik
- English label Edition Records
- Danish label Stunt Records
- German Label Farao
- Belgian label Megadisc Classics
MBL speakers are designed to energize rooms with high-resolution 3D acoustic sound - music moves, breathes and surrounds listeners like a live performance. The audio world has never encountered a speaker with such a unique shape… and sound.
The iconic four-way omnidirectional MBL 101 E MKII speaker, known as the Radialstrahler ('radial transmitter'), conventionally defies traditional loudspeaker techniques. They consist of hand-built omnidirectional drive units using petal-shaped blades, known as lamellae, made of carbon-fiber for the midrange and tweeter. The bass frequencies are reproduced by means of a distinguished 42cm tall radial woofer, made of a magnesium and aluminium alloy with an oblong ellipsoidal shape. In the 58 L enclosure, positioned in a down firing bandpass enclosure there is a twin-layered long-excursion 30 cm aluminium subwoofer.
Using an enclosure-less woofer, midrange and tweeter, no music energy is wasted, with the drivers starting and stopping with lightning-fast precision. Together with the perfectly harmonious marriage with the enclosed subwoofer, the 101 E MKII deliver exquisite whisper-quiet musical passages, or the thunderclap power of body-piercing sound completely free of distorting cabinet resonances.
During New Music’s High End Innovation main show, MBL will have on active display in the Anvers Room the complete Reference system, powered by MBL's Reference Line electronics: the 6010D Preamplifier, the 1621A CD Transport, the 1611F DAC with built-in Roon module rendering the DAC as an end-point, and two 9011 amplifiers for the ultimate in mono amplification.
The 101 E MKII will be reproducing music from both analogue and digital sources.
In 1972, a group of forward thinking audio enthusiasts came together to start a unique audio company. NAD was born. For five decades, NAD has transformed the hi-fi industry with bold approaches to amplifier design, marrying high-performance amplification with operational simplicity to deliver the best amplifiers with the best value for music lovers around the world.
Introducing the C3050LE
A classic reinvented
The C 3050 LE Stereophonic Amplifier celebrates the past while embracing the future. Its retro exterior inspired by the NAD 3030 tells the storied history of NAD’s 50-year legacy in amplifier innovation, recalling the components that helped a generation of music-lovers discover the joys of great audio. Its advanced engineering provides capabilities that no audiophile could have dreamt of a half-century ago, featuring NAD’s most up-to-date componentry. To commemorate NAD's founding year, only 1,972 units of the model will ever be produced, making it a highly coveted keepsake.
Dual VU metres, an open-grain walnut sleeve and push-button controls for source selection on the C 3050 LE take design cues from the vintage 3030 model and transports listeners back to the 70's era.
The C3050LE takes advantage of NAD's latest and greatest amplification technologies, featuring 100 watts per channel of UcD HybridDigital amplification, a high performance 32-bit/384kHz TI PCM5242 differential DAC, the MDC2 BluOS-D module, BluOS wireless hi-res streaming, Dirac Live Room Correction and a host of digital and analogue connection options.
Bluesound was the first and most award-winning wireless hi-res multiroom system to let users play music in any and every room of their home. Choose music from your favorite streaming service or from a music library connected to your home network. Control where, at what volume, and when music plays with a free BluOS app for your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. Getting the kind of crisp and detailed sound that only an audiophile-grade system can deliver has never been easier. That’s Living HiFi.
From compact bookshelf speakers and high-end floorstanders to portable Bluetooth speakers and an entire wireless active ecosystem, DALI has a range of products to suit music lovers, Hi-Fi enthusiasts and movie fans everywhere. Enjoy browsing our product range below to find out which ones are right for you.
At DALI, we're driven by a passion for music and the perfect reproduction of sound. By developing and evolving innovative technologies, we bring more realism to the home entertainment experience and create what we believe are the best loudspeakers in the world.
DALI, Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries, was created in 1983 to meet the demands of Scandinavia's leading audio retail chain's customers, who were asking for loudspeakers that existing brands couldn't offer. DALI loudspeakers would offer outstanding performance and natural sound at competitive prices.
Inspired by a firm belief that we could create a unique sonic identity that focused on musical realism and sound integrity, we set out to redefine the reproduction of sound.
With four decades of experience and a range of acclaimed products known around the world, we can proudly say our commitment to authentic sound has advanced the state of the art and inspires music and cinema lovers alike.
Today, DALI offers an exciting range of products to suit every taste, from the SPEKTOR series to the high-end EPICON speakers, and DALI EQUI, our range of wireless active speakers and sound hubs. With more than one million satisfied DALI owners in more than 70 countries, we bring music and film to life at home, giving DALI owners a more honest, nuanced and richly detailed listening experience.
Every DALI product is the culmination of decades of experience within loudspeaker design. Featuring technologies like our patented Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) driver magnet system, wood fibre cone material and signature hybrid tweeter module, DALI speakers let you experience your favourite music exactly as the artist intended it.
But DALI speakers are about more than just innovative technology. They're about a level of detail, style and finish that can only be achieved by combining the best of industrial design, Danish manufacturing and individual craftsmanship.
In Admiration of Music.
Get a taste of listening to your favourite music in total intimacy. No sooner were they launched, than these high-end headphones were recognised as being the best in the world, and they’ll satisfy your demands for pure sound.
Experience sensational listening quality at home with Utopia, the exceptional headphones made in France by Focal, and the fruit of over 40 years of sound innovation. Unveiled in 2016, it returns in 2022 with a reworked design and improvements to the sound for even more music-inspired emotion.
Its exclusive cutting-edge technology, such as full-range speaker drivers with pure Beryllium ‘M’-shaped dome, completely open at the back, offer a listening experience with striking realism, neutrality, dynamics and transparency. Focal engineers have also developed a copper and aluminium voice coil for a revamped sound signature and incredible reliability.
The listening experience is enhanced by a sleek design and exceptional materials. Combining comfort and sophistication, Utopia is made from genuine leather, aluminium, forged recycled carbon, ‘honeycomb’-design grilles and Black Chrome-coloured rings – an array of details lending these French headphones a unique look and sound. Like the symbolic Yin & Yang depicted on the ear-cups, Utopia embodies beautiful design and high-performing sound in perfect harmony. More than just headphones, this is a sound icon.
The only high-fidelity earphones offering a truly trendy design and optimal comfort!
HI-FI BLUETOOTH® ACTIVE
NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES
Bathys wireless headphones incorporate Bluetooth® 5.1 and Active Noise Cancellation technologies. With two noise cancellation modes – a "Silent" mode optimised for travel with high ambient noise, and a "Soft" mode that promotes concentration – this technology offers perfect sound insulation. A “Transparency” mode is also available to connect the user with sounds from the surrounding environment if necessary.
Made in France in the Focal workshops, the patented aluminium/magnesium “M”-dome speaker drivers deliver detailed, dynamic pure high-fidelity sound. In addition, the integrated USB-DAC mode offers a resolution of up to 24 bits and 192 kHz, ensuring unrivalled sound quality for portable headphones.
Bathys design cues are inherited from Focal's open- and closed-back headphones. It features high-grade materials, an elegant Black Silver finish and refined details such as the backlit flame at the centre of the earcup that can be turned on and off as required. In terms of battery life, these portable headphones offer over 30 hours of use in Bluetooth® mode and active noise cancellation. They are the perfect travel companion in all your travels, whether by land or air.
Fill your home, patio or landscape with the incredible sound of Klipsch speakers. Designed to seamlessly blend into your environment and built to last - Klipsch architectural speakers are the ideal choice for your next home improvement project.
Klipsch in-wall speakers provide the performance required for any project. Our In-wall speakers are easy to install with patent pending systems. Paintable speaker grilles mean that you’ll barely notice that you even have speakers in your room.
Klipsch custom in-wall speakers cover every possible installation need, from the entry level Custom Series to the high end THX Ultra2 Certified home theater speakers. Of course, thanks to the paintable magnetic grilles, once the speaker is in the wall, you won’t even be able to tell which speaker is providing that great Klipsch sound.
Every line of Klipsch In-wall speakers is based on an equivalent model of our traditional box speakers. This means you’re getting, the same Klipsch horn tweeter, and the same overall performance as our traditional speakers. This also means you can combine in-wall speakers with traditional Klipsch box speakers with no loss of performance. They’re all designed to sound great together.
Thanks to Klipsch technologies like Securefit and Skyhook, Klipsch speakers install easier and faster than other in-wall speakers. Time is money and Klipsch in-ceiling speakers will save you both.
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) created the 4K Ultra High Definition (4K UHD) specification. A display system may be referred to as 4K UHD if it meets the minimum performance attributes – this includes a display resolution of at least 8 million active pixels (at least 3840 horizontally x 2160 vertically).
Laser Projection TV* Smart 4K UHD ultra short throw projector
Part of the CinemaX range, this stylish ultra short throw projector delivers an unforgettable 4K UHD digital cinema quality image in the comfort of your own home. Laser technology provides accurate, true to life colour reproduction with 87% of DCI-P3 coverage - perfect for recreating the big-screen experience at home.
Packed with the latest technology and features, the UHZ65UST boasts HDR compatibility, HLG via USB, sophisticated PureMotion frame-interpolation processing which eliminates motion blurring or image judder, voice control, streaming apps and a built-in media player.
Discover the benefits of cutting-edge laser technology with dependable performance and consistently clear, beautiful images
TRIANGLE’s direction, both in acoustic and cosmetic terms, is the result of the company’s 40-year long history. Our product philosophy is directly inherited from our founder.
HISTORICAL HERITAGE IN SOISSONS
Since the beginning, TRIANGLE always stayed in Soissons to develop and produce its speakers. Our building has been specifically designed to fulfill the highest standards of R&D and production.
A WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION
More than 100 awards in 35 years
Only in France, TRIANGLE was awarded 21 Gold Diapasons for its non-compromised
sound reproduction quality, that embodies the beauty and emotion of music.
ATOLL is an accessible high-end audio electronics brand handmade in France with the highest standards of quality and perfectionism.
Our goal is to allow a very large audience to listen to high performance, high definition true “high-end” audio sound at reasonable prices and to enjoy ultrarealistic high fidelity music with presence, depth, and a dynamic sound stage.
To achieve this goal, ATOLL offers a product line with an unbeatable and incomparable musicality/price ratio.
Therefore, we have made specific choices, such as simultaneous measuring and testing for each new product being developed by our R&D team.
Another key choice ATOLL made is not to alter whatsoever the sound quality in any way. That is why we have no “BASS” nor “TREBLE” meters on our amplifiers, since those adjustments have many disadvantages : the frequency and phase responses become non-linear, additional “coloration” and artificial or parasite “noises” are added, which take a toll on sound clearness and transparency and hamper the whole system’s dynamics.
Using the Bass or the Treble to correct imbalances from the loudspeakers or from the room the listener is same as correcting a problem by another problem, which destroys the integrity and unity of the high-fidelity system.
At Cambridge Audio, we enrich life through exceptional sound by making world-class audio accessible to all.
Music is ever present. It shapes who we are. It inspires us, changes us, moves us.
At Cambridge Audio we want you to hear your favourite music at its very best - as the artist intended it to be heard, with nothing added, nothing taken away.
It’s what you as a listener deserve.
That’s why we’ve been doing what we do for more than five decades.
It’s why we’re constantly experimenting, improving and creating new kit, to make your listening experience better.
We design and engineer in London, and for over 50 years, we’ve pursued one simple goal: to deliver Great British Sound into your home.
Howeveryou listen, whatever your budget, we will give you the best possible sound, at the fairest possible price.
Many of our team are musicians, all of us are music fans. Everything we do is driven by a love of music. We care deeply about how you hear it.