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HIGH END Munich 2021 若干の形態変更で予定通り開催へ

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HIGH END Munich 2021は当初の予定通り2021年5月13日から16日のスケジュールで行われる予定が発表されています。

なお、従来は初日(木曜)のみが関係者デイでしたが新型コロナウイルスの分散来場を促す観点から

初日(木曜)・2日目(金曜)が関係者デイ
3日目(土曜)・4日目(日曜)が一般デイ

となり一般参加者が参加できる日程が1日減っております。


HIGH END® 2021
THE LEADING INTERNATIONAL AUDIO SHOW
LOCATION:
MOC München – Lilienthalallee 40
80939 München-Freimann
Germany
DATE:
May 13 to May 16, 2021
Opening hours:
Thursday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday and Friday only open for trade
visitors with pre-registration.
TICKETS
Trade Visitors:
with pre-registration for 2 days: 30 EUR
with pre-registration for 4 days: 40 EUR
Visitor tickets are available online only.
Visitors:
day ticket Saturday: 10 EUR
day ticket Sunday: 5 EUR
Free admission for children up to 14 years old.

Vivid Audio 「 Kaya S12 」を正式発表!!

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Introducing Vivid Audio Kaya S12September 25, 2020

— West Sussex, UK — We are very proud to introduce you to the revolutionary Vivid Audio Kaya S12.

Although the internal volume of this loudspeaker only measures 12 litres and puts less than 7 KG on the scale, it is filled to the brim with our patented technologies. The Kaya S12 shares our coveted drivers with its larger siblings, employs our exponential tapered tube on the D26 tweeter and as a world first offering, uses our patented Omni-Absorber cabinet.

The Omni-Absorber annihilates the common distortion all other two-way monitor designs suffer from. We could say with pride that it took us years to develop and actually that is true. To quote our chief designer and co-founder Laurence Dickie, “If we would not have solved/cracked this problem, what would be the point of offering it?”

KAYA S12 delivers like any Vivid Audio loudspeaker a fine-detailed, transparent sound. The small footprint makes it an incredible two-channel speaker, the perfect studio monitor or a sophisticated loudspeaker for use in a multi-channel system.

Charming like the V1 from OVAL range, but built with technology from GIYA loudspeakers, KAYA S12, is even more, an accessible way to bring the transformative Vivid Audio approach to the music you love the most. At Vivid Audio, we’ve made our name on our loudspeakers’ world-class sound quality and engineering excellence. Our loudspeakers look, and sound, unlike any you’ve ever experienced before. From a blank sheet of paper to 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.

MARTENからブックシェルフスピーカー「Parker Duo Diamond Edition」国内登場!!

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MARTEN Parker Duo Diamond Edition

ダイアモンドツイーター
「Parker Duo」のために新開発したセラミックミッドレンジ
リアにはアルミ製のパッシブラジエーターを搭載
2+1スピーカー

¥2,400,000/pair
¥350,000/pair 専用スタンド

Sonusfaberから IL CREMONESE EX3ME 登場!! 50ペア限定

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Sonusfaber

CREMONESE EX3ME

Historical Sonus faber finish: the classic “Red Violin”

50ペア限定

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”.

FUSION

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.

BERYLLIUM DLC

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.

CABINET

Il Cremonese ex3me maintains the so-called “Romboidal Diamond Design.” The 5-sided cabinet breaks the classic rules of Lute or Lyre shape. Taking inspiration from the shape of Lilium, Il Cremonese has cleaner lines and a more edgy design. Maintaining the absence of parallel walls ensures that the acoustic characteristics are not compromised by standing waves or internal reflections.

TWEETER

Extreme dynamic linearity and maximum resolution in reproduction are the result of a powerful Neodymium magnetic system and a moving coil implemented with a Sonus faber mechanical interface that optimizes vibration management. The tweeter is fitted with a rear decompression chamber featuring an acoustic labyrinth free of parallel surfaces, made of Ergal (Aluminum alloy) which is CNC machined from solid billets. This unique feature is enhanced with an imbedded mechanical anti-resonation device – further improving detail and transparency.

MIDRANGE

The 180 mm midrange features a cone manufactured according to the classic Sonus faber recipe: an air-dried, non-pressed blend of cellulose pulp and other natural fibers, Kapok and Kenaf. This natural treatment gives the cone a slightly rough surface of varying density. The Neodymium magnetic motor system is completely “Eddy Current Free” thanks to a copper Faraday ring strategically placed in the gap. The final touch a 1.5’’ voice coil made in Copper Clad Aluminum Winding (CCAW), a special copper coated aluminum wire alloy that reduces the moving mass dramatically improving the dynamic performance while positively affecting power handling.

WOOFER

The two 180 mm woofers are implemented in an independent acoustic chamber, acoustically amorphous and fitted with ‘Stealth Reflex’ ducts. Great care is taken to combine their sonic signature in synergy with that of the midrange driver. This is accomplished through the development of a “sandwich” membrane made of two sheets of our cellulose pulp recipe with a layer of hi-tech rigid syntactic foam in between them. This construction technique provides maximum coherence with the mid-high units but also ensures, speed, rigidity and low mass in the driver. These woofers cones are mounted on die-cast aluminum baskets designed for structural rigidity and maximum ventilation to the moving parts.

THE CROSSOVER NETWORK

The blend between the Beryllium DLC tweeter and the midrange is obtained courtesy of a totally redesigned mid-high crossover network, using non-inductive resistors and air core inductors. Capacitors are Mundorf Evo Silver Oil and Evo Gold Oil designs, known for their supreme performance in audio circuitry. The entire crossover network implements Paracross Topology™, a trademark technology about a special circuit making the crossover less sensitive to radio-frequency interference, lowering noise floor.

infrawoofer

The 2 side-firing infrawoofers featured in each loudspeaker are brand new and designed ad hoc for this project. Their diaphragm is made using the sandwich construction mode, with 2 sheets of nanocarbon fiber (structurally rigid and light) with a core of Nomex honeycomb . This Tri-laminated sandwich cone diaphragm manages the driver’s excursion and resistance to flexing, even at extreme amplitudes. Thanks to its long-throw magnetic motor system, this transducer is capable of managing very high levels of linear excursion.Like the woofer, the infra-woofers are implemented in independent acoustic chambers, acoustically amorphous and each fitted with their own ‘Stealth Reflex’ duct.

Zero Vibration Transmission

To complete the Il Cremonese ex3me’s technical equipment, spurious micro-vibration is grounded to the patented Zero Vibration Transmission™ system. The Z.V.T. mechanically decouples the entire loudspeaker from the floor using a combination of metal and elastomer isolation components inside of a multi-part coaxial spike assembly, called “Silent Spikes”. The result is an audible improvement in transparency and dynamics.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

TYPE

Floorstanding
3.5 ways, 6 speakers

ACOUSTICAL LOADING

Bass-Reflex, Floor emission (woofers) / Rear (midrange) ports. “Stealth Reflex” technology

DRIVERS

Tweeter: 30 mm Diamond Like Carbon Beryllium dome diaphragm
Midrange: 150mm composite cone, Nd magnet
Woofers: 2x180mm composite cone, Fe magnet
Infra-woofers: 2x220mm Nanocarbon Fiber/Nomex Honeycomb Long Throw Subwoofer

CROSSOVER FREQUENCY

250 Hz and 2,500 Hz

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

25 Hz – 35,000 Hz

SENSITIVITY

92 dB SPL (2.83V/1 m)

NOMINAL IMPEDANCE

4 ohm

SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER POWER OUTPUT

100W – 800W, without clipping

DIMENSIONS (HXWXD)

1,450 x 398 x 622 mm
57 x 15.3 x 24.5 in

WEIGHT

84 Kg each – net weight
185 lb each – net weight

Sonusfaberから何らかのハイエンド新製品登場!!?

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Moon 40th Anniversary Special Limited Edition 登場!! 40台限定

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MOON Anniversary Edition
To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we have created a truly iconic audio system. The stunning MOON Anniversary Edition features our highly acclaimed 680D streaming DAC and the elegantly powerful 600i integrated amplifier.

Designed for the passionate audiophile
With an exclusive production run of just 40 systems, the Anniversary Edition is designed for the passionate audiophile who wants to own an exclusive part of MOON’s audio heritage. Those 680D and 600i combine to produce an unforgettable listening experience featuring all the hallmarks of the classic MOON sound.

Both models are finished in a beautiful Millesime Red colourway, designed to give a contemporary look with a discreet styling cue recalling MOON’s 1980 genesis. They each feature a commemorative plate embossed with the MOON logo and individual serial number, painstakingly painted in complementary deluxe rose gold.

A unique sound system
The Anniversary Edition also includes a remote-control unit in Millesime Red, plus a full set of MOON bridges and premium cables. The units and accessories are all presented in a robust custom road case featuring stunning steel shoulders and wood finish side panels.

Owners of this statement system will be delighted by both its appearance and performance. The MOON 680D streaming DAC is a complete and modern high-end listening solution and the MOON 600i integrated amplifier is an ideal partner as it delivers the true power and emotion of music with its fully differential dual-mono design offering finesse and superb control.

Seductive Sound, Bewitching Looks

Duo Compatible
with The MIND 2 Streaming Module
MiND 2 (MOON intelligent Network Device) is a fabulous way of streaming and listening to your music. The 680D is designed to deliver an outstanding high-resolution streaming experience through music services such as Tidal Masters, Qobuz Sublime+ and Deezer Hi-Fi. The DAC architecture supports PCM (up to 32-bit/384kHz), DSD (up to DSD256) and is MQA certified.

A Genuine Teamwork!
The 680D is the best buddy of the 600i v2. Together, they form a great pair to recreate the best sound for your favourite music.

McIntoshから「 MC830 1-Channel Solid State Amplifier 」「 C8 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier 」登場!!

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MC830
1-CHANNEL SOLID STATE AMPLIFIER
300 Watts into 8 Ohms
480 Watts into 4 Ohms
Power Guard, Sentry Monitor, Monogrammed Heatsinks, Solid Cinch speaker binding posts

C8
2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier
5 analog inputs (1 balanced, 2 unbalanced, 2 phono)
(4) 12AX7a vacuum tubes
High Drive headphone amplifier
Optional dealer installed upgrade to DA2 Digital Audio Module available


MC830

The MC830 is a 1-Channel Solid State Amplifier that features an open chassis industrial design similar to our popular MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier, and MA252 and MA352 Integrated Amplifiers. A pair of MC830s, when combined with a preamplifier (such as the matching C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier), source components like a turntable, CD player or streaming music player, and a pair of speakers, can deliver a true-to-life home audio experience.

McIntosh MC830 Amplifier
With a similar footprint to our MA252 Integrated Amplifier, the MC830 is a direct coupled output design that is rated at 300 Watts at 8 Ohms or 480 Watts at 4 Ohms. A fast-responding Dual Scale Watt meter gives an accurate readout of power output for both speaker impedances. Our Monogrammed Heatsinks™ add visual appeal and will keep the MC830 running cool for optimum performance. Both a balanced and unbalanced input are included for connecting it to the rest of your home music system.

McIntosh MC830 Amplifier
To protect your speakers and overall system, the MC830 includes two of our cornerstone home audio technologies. Our patented Power Guard® technology monitors the amplifier’s output signal to protect your speakers against being over driven; if necessary, it makes real time micro adjustments to the input signal to prevent clipping that could damage your speakers. Another level of protection is Sentry Monitor™, our fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit that will disengage the MC830’s output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels, and then will reset automatically when operating conditions return to normal.

McIntosh MC830 Amplifier
Our patented Solid Cinch™ speaker binding posts easily secure your speaker cables to prevent them from coming loose and possibly causing a short. The binding posts are gold-plated to prevent corrosion and ensure a quality audio signal is sent to your speakers. Power Control ports allow for easy system power up and shutdown by sending power on/off signals to other connected McIntosh components. The user selectable Auto Off feature will turn off the MC830 after 30 minutes if no audio signal is received.

A die cast aluminum name badge is affixed to each side of the chassis, and the front, top and rear of the chassis is polished to a mirror finish. The MC830 features a black glass front panel with silver trim, a blue Watt meter, an illuminated logo, and control knobs. Contact your local dealer to learn more.

ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS
Power Output per Channel
300 Watts into 8 Ohms
480 Watts into 4 Ohms
Number of Channels: 1
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005%
S/N below rated output: Balanced: 120dB Unbalanced: 118dB
Dynamic Headroom: 2dB
Damping Factor: >100 Wideband
Rated Power Band: 20Hz to 20kHz
Frequency Response:
  +0, -0.25dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  +0, -3.0dB from 10Hz to 100,000Hz

CONTROL
Remote Power Control: Yes
Multi-Channel DB25 Cable: N/A

CONNECTIVITY
Speaker Binding Post Type: Patented Solid Cinch™ Speaker Binding Posts

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Circuit Configuration: Push-Pull Complementary
Circuit Design: Solid State
Mono Bridge: N/A
Mono Parallel: N/A
Output Type: Direct Coupled
Meters: Yes
Meter Light Switch: Yes
Balanced Input: 1
Front Panel: Glass
Illumination: Direct LED
Chassis Style: Polished Stainless Steel

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Dimensions (W x H x D): 12-9/32″ (31.2cm) x 9-1/2″ (24.1cm) x 16″ (40.6cm)
Weight: 48 lbs (21.8 kg)
Shipping Weight: 55 lbs (24.9 kg)



C8

The C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier has an open chassis industrial design similar to our popular MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier, and MA252 and MA352 Integrated Amplifiers. When combined with an amplifier (like the matching MC830 Amplifier), source components such as a turntable, CD player or streaming music player, and a pair of speakers, it can help deliver a lifelike audio experience in your home.

Similarly sized to our MA252 Integrated Amplifier, the C8 is powered by four 12AX7a vacuum tubes housed inside stylish protective cages. For inputs, the C8 comes with 1 balanced and 2 unbalanced analog inputs, plus 1 Moving Coil and 1 Moving Magnet phono inputs with adjustable loading to play cherished vinyl collections. All inputs can be given user-friendly names in order to simplify user control. Bass and treble tone controls help fine tune your music to your personal preferences. For outputs, it has 1 balanced and 2 unbalanced; 1 of the unbalanced outputs can be configured as a subwoofer output for use with a powered subwoofer to further enhance low frequencies.

While the C8 does not come equipped with any digital inputs, it is digital-audio-ready as our DA2 Digital Audio Module can be installed in it. Adding the DA2 is an optional dealer installed upgrade. The DA2 has 7 digital inputs: 2 coax, 2 optical, 1 USB, 1 MCT (for use with our MCT500 or MCT80 SACD/CD Transport), and 1 audio-only HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)1 connection. The DA2 is powered by a next generation, Quad Balanced, 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). Its audiophile-grade DAC is highlighted by improved dynamic range and improved total harmonic distortion. For high resolution audio playback, the USB input can support native playback of up to DSD512, the USB input supports DXD up to 384kHz, and the coax and optical inputs can decode digital music up to 24-bit/192kHz.

For personal listening, the C8 comes with our High Drive headphone amplifier that has plenty of power and flexibility to drive a wide range of headphones. Power Control ports allow for easy system power up and shutdown by sending power on/off signals to other connected McIntosh components. The user selectable Auto Off feature will turn the C8 off after 30 minutes when there’s been no user input or if no audio signal has been detected. Home Theater Pass Through allows the C8 to be seamlessly integrated into your home theater system, and Data Ports can send remote control commands to connected source components.

Input selection, bass, treble, tone bypass, balance and input offset levels can be adjusted using the front panel knobs or the included remote control; all settings, volume level, and input selection will be shown on the front panel display. The C8 sits atop a stainless steel chassis that’s polished to a mirror finish; classic McIntosh-styled die cast aluminum name badges are attached to each side. It has a black glass front panel with silver trim, an illuminated logo, and rotary control knobs. Contact your local dealer to learn more.

ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS
Number of Channels: 2
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.08%
Frequency Response:
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
+0, -3dB from 15Hz to 100kHz
Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced): 16V RMS / 8V RMS
Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced): 900mV / 450mV
Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil): 0.45mV
Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet): 4.5mV
Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level): 95dB
Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil): 75dB
Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet): 80dB
Voltage Gain (High Level): 15dB
Voltage Gain (Moving Coil):75dB
Voltage Gain (Moving Magnet): 55dB
Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced): 44K ohm, 22K ohm

CONNECTIVITY
Balanced Input: 1
Unbalanced Input: 2
Phono Input Moving Coil: 1 (adjustable)
Phono Input Moving Magnet: 1 (adjustable)
Upgradeable Digital Audio Module: Yes: DA2 can be installed
Digital Coaxial Input: 0
Digital Optical Input: 0
Digital MCT (DIN) Input: 0
Digital USB Input: 0
HDMI (ARC) Input: 0
Digital AES/EBU Input: 0
Balanced Fixed Output: 0
Balanced Variable Output: 1
Unbalanced Fixed Output: 0
Unbalanced Variable Output: 2
Headphone Output: 1/4″ High Drive
Input Level Match: Yes, +/- 6dB
Home Theater PassThru: Yes
Unbalanced Analog Connector Type:Standard
Service Port: 1

CONTROL
Tone Controls: Bass and Treble
Tone Bypass and Input Assign: Yes
RS232 Control Input: Yes
Power Control Output: 1 Main, 2 Trigger
Rear Panel Data Port: 2
Rear Panel IR Sensor Input: Yes
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS: Multi-Chassis or Single
Single
Output Meters: No
Vacuum Tube or Solid State: Vacuum Tube
Power Consumption (On): 50 Watts

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Dimensions (W x H x D): 12-9/32″ (31.2cm) x 7-5/8″ (19.4cm) x 16-1/4″ (41.3cm)
Weight: 18 lbs (8.2 kg)
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs (11.3 kg)

Stella lnc. ギリシャのハイエンドオーディオブランド「 Ypsilon 」の取り扱いを開始!?

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Stella lnc.が ギリシャのオーディオブランド
Ypsilonの取り扱いを開始すると思われます。

Ypsilon
https://ypsilonelectronics.com/

Ypsilonのサイトの代理店情報にはすでにStella Inc.の名前が入っております。
久々に大型注目オーディオブランドが日本に入りそうです

Wilson SASHA DAW
のプライベート試聴募集の投稿に
Ypsilon Hyperion Monoblock
が写る

MELCO EX Series Roon Readyを取得

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Mytekから Empire プリアンプ登場!!

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Mytek Empire

US$20,000
Shipping early 2021
・Streaming DAC/pre platform
・Roon Core (server)
・Analogue pre-amplifier
・MM/MC phono
・Mytek OS
・A pair of 130dB 8-channel ESS 9038PRO chips
・32bit/768kHz, DSD512, MQA, DSD upsampling
・ 3.5″ (H) x 14″ (W) x 17″ (D)

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