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NORDOSTから、Odin 2 Tonearm Cable + 登場!!

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NORDOST
Odin 2 Tonearm Cable +

Audiophiles who have an appreciation for classic, two-channel systems understand the importance of a high-end tonearm cable. The tonearm cable is the most critical and sensitive cable in any vinyl-sourced system. This is especially true in revealing reference systems. The delicate signals carried from the phono cartridge to the phono stage demand that every aspect of the cable’s design, material, and construction be entirely optimized for its application. The newly released Odin 2 Tonearm Cable + is the perfect solution for such critical demands.

Nordost’s Odin 2 Tonearm Cable + consists of four, silver-plated, solid core 99.999999% OFC conductors, wrapped in a patented Dual Mono-Filament suspension. This innovative and proprietary design element dramatically increases signal speed and reduces insulation contact by 85%. The conductors are then individually shielded using Nordost’s unique Total Signal Control (TSC) technology, allowing for 100% coverage and protection from external pollution (such as RFI and EFI) and crosstalk.

The largest hurdle to overcome in tonearm construction is noise. Providing proper and complete grounding has historically been a challenging feat. Nordost’s O2 Tonearm Cable + easily tackles this problem with a two-prong approach. Firstly, Nordost’s new tonearm cable runs a fully isolated bond ground throughout the cable. When needed, this bond ground connects the chassis of the turntable and phono-stage, creating a secure, low noise connection between the two components. The second method is a versatile solution, ensuring that Nordost’s tonearm cable will be able to address any grounding need, regardless of the unique construction of the components in the sound system. Each Odin 2 Tonearm Cable + will include two, detachable, silver-plated ground whips, complete with Dual Mono-Filament technology and TSC shielding. When needed, these ground whips connect to the shielding of the tonearm cable, totally eliminating any noise that could be introduced during signal transfer.

As with all cables in our Supreme Reference Range, the Odin 2 Tonearm Cable + is measured to precise mechanically tuned lengths, a technique that reduces internal microphony and high-frequency impedance resonances. The O2 Tonearm Cable + is then terminated with Nordost’s proprietary HOLO:PLUG® Straight or 90º low-mass 5-pin Din, RCA, or XLR connectors, which have been specifically designed to accommodate the cable’s unique design.

The Odin 2 Tonearm Cable + is handmade in the USA, offering the highest level of production quality and precision, which is necessary when manufacturing the most crucial signal cable in a sound system. Nordost’s Supreme Reference-level tonearm cable eliminates noise and provides the low levels of capacitance needed to maintain the integrity of such fragile signals, ensuring a truly sublime vinyl listening experience.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Insulation: High purity extruded Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Conductors: 4 x 23 AWG
Construction: Mechanically tuned lay, length and Dual Mono-Filament, TSC design
Material: Silver plated 99.999999% OFC Solid Core
Bond Wire / Grounding Whips: 23 AWG silver-plated, Solid Core OFC, Dual Mono-Filament design.
Capacitance: RCA: 9.75pF/ft XLR: 23.5pF/ft
Inductance: RCA: 0.11µH/ft XLR: 0.0611µH/ft
Overall Shield Coverage: 100% Individually shielded
Velocity of Propagation: 90%
Termination: HOLO:PLUG® gold-plated Straight or 90० low-mass 5-pin Din, RCA, or XLR connectors. Whips and bond wire terminated with gold-plated 5mm spades.

Esotericから、ネットワークDACプリN-05XD 登場!!

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Esoteric
N-05XD
ネットワークDACプリ
750,000円(税抜) 825,000円(税込)
2021年5月1日 発売

・「Master Sound Discrete Clock」のフィロソフィーを継承した完全自社設計のディスクリートDAC
・N-01XD譲りのネットワーク回路、豊富なデジタルおよびアナログ入力、高品位なアッテネーター回路
・ESOTERIC DAC製品で初めてとなるバランス・ヘッドホン出力

Transparent ケーブルを一新。Generation6 へ!!

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TRANSPARENT GENERATION 6
MAGNUM OPUS
OPUS
XL
REFERENCE

・全く新しい測定方法を採用
・ネットワーク筐体の内外から共振周波数排除のため、さまざまな種類の先進的な素材をより大量に使用
・より低い帯域の情報量を向上
・カーボンファイバー製ネットワークハウジング
・Integrated Flexible Epoxy Resin (IFER)
・polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) 製台座

TRANSPARENT EVOLUTION — INTRODUCING GENERATION 6
By virtue of a totally new measurement metric, the just released Transparent Generation 6 represents a higher level of refinement and precision to the Transparent Audio Cable design model. This new metric not only ensures that every customer will be able to fully realize the design model advancements of the past 6 years, but each product in the audio cable line-up now embodies a demonstrative evolution of the Transparent musical standard.

Generation 6 also heralds a new and more comprehensive approach to using different types of advanced materials and more mass to eradicate resonant frequencies from within and from without network enclosures. In addition to a more solid foundation for the music’s lowest frequencies, the listening result of removing vibration and resonance is a quieter sound field with low-level information retrieval that is capable of revealing previously hidden “you are there” details.

Although every Transparent Audio Cable benefits from the cumulative efforts of our research and development over the past 6 years, it should be no surprise that the new Generation 6 CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION leads the way in terms of redefining yet another great leap forward.

MAGNUM OPUS

MAGNUM OPUS embodies the pinnacle of Generation 6 Technology and provides transcendent music listening experiences in connoisseur level audio systems comprised of the best components available.

The new G6 measurement metric is far more precise than we previously were able to achieve in production. This level of exactitude requires considerably more production time. The cost of a part as a physical object is no longer relevant when 90% of the best available tolerance of the required parts do not meet the new MAGNUM OPUS specifications. It takes hours to measure, sort, and label each part for each highly customized channel of a pair of MAGNUM OPUS cables, and it takes many more hours to assemble each channel into a finished product that measures perfectly across all parameters.

MAGNUM OPUS carbon fiber network housings have not changed, but the design team has gone to greater lengths to eliminate any vibration and resonance. Similar to the best mass-loaded speaker cabinets, Integrated Flexible Epoxy Resin (IFER) now fills every void. In addition, MAGNUM OPUS Speaker Cable has a newly configured, stiffer, heavier, more stable, vibration-nulling, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) plinth. A 3/16” carbon fiber plate embedded in a cavity filled with IFER stiffens the base and damps vibrations. This new stiff, resonant-free, platform marries solidly to its epoxy-loaded, carbon-fiber carapace with a thin thermoplastic, sound-damping layer. Fasteners bore deeply into the IFER mass in the carapace at a specific torque setting to solidify the whole construction.

OPUS

The new G6 measurement parameters for OPUS Audio Cables are far more precise than what we have previously achieved in production at the OPUS level. OPUS provides transcendent music listening experiences that approach MAGNUM OPUS in connoisseur level audio systems.

Stiff, light, carbon-fiber shells still encase OPUS networks, and Integrated Flexible Epoxy Resin (IFER) fills every void. In addition, we have preserved the iconic outrigger shape of the OPUS Speaker Cable base, but the new platform is much thicker, stiffer, heavier, and more stable. Two layers of PMMA now sandwich a 3/16” carbon fiber plate embedded in a cavity filled with IFER. The stiffer, resonant-free, OSC plinth marries solidly to its carbon fiber carapace with a thin thermoplastic, sound-damping layer, and fasteners bore deeply into the IFER mass that encases the network at a specific torque setting.

XL

XL Audio Cables have undergone a significant physical transformation in addition to more precise and comprehensive network specifications. XL is an ultimate companion for connoisseur level audio systems that are highly developed. The new XL comes closer to the performance of OPUS than ever before.

Transparent made a hefty investment in tooling to create the new XL Carbon Fiber Composite (CFC) network enclosures. The new housings are less bulky than the previous generation machined acrylic enclosures. They also allow more effective vibration and resonance control because they are stiff and light and have larger cavities to house networks and a much greater mass of IFER. Like OPUS and MAGNUM OPUS, IFER now fills every void in XL Interconnect and Speaker Cable network enclosures.

XL Speaker Cable is now mechanically far more stable than previous generations. The new IFER-loaded XL Speaker Cable CFC carapace sits on a stiff, 3/16” thick carbon-fiber layer which has been embedded in a cavity in the IFER-filled, PMMA plinth. Between the plinth and carapace there is also a thin thermoplastic, sound-damping layer, and fasteners bore deeply into the IFER mass in the carapace at a specific torque setting. New XL cable designs have also increased current carrying capability. The new XL cable geometry has greater stability and superior damping characteristics, thereby revealing all the precision and refinement of G6 network specifications.

REFERENCE

In addition to comprehensive Generation 6 network advancements, REFERENCE Audio Cables have also undergone a significant physical transformation. REFERENCE is an ultimate companion for connoisseur audio systems that are in the first stages of development.

Like XL, REFERENCE G6 network housings are made from Carbon Fiber Composite. The new housings are stiffer and lighter with larger cavities to house and damp networks. IFER now fills every void in REFERENCE Interconnect and Speaker Cable network enclosures to reduce vibration and resonance more effectively.

JBLから、StudioMonitor 4309 2-way Bookshelf Loudspeaker 登場!!

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JBL
Studio Monitor 4309
2-way Bookshelf Loudspeaker

・Patented High-Definition Imaging (HDI™) horn
・Patented 2410H-2 1-inch (25mm) high-frequency compression driver
・6.5-inch (165mm) cast frame, Pure-pulp cone woofer with 1.5-inch voice coil
・Classic Studio Monitor design with premium finishes including satin Walnut wood veneer with blue grille or satin Black Walnut wood veneer with black grille

4309
Designed and engineered in JBL’s world-famous acoustic engineering facility in Northridge, California, the 4309 Studio Monitor is a showcase of patented JBL acoustics technologies. This bookshelf loudspeaker features a 2-way design with patented High-Definition Imaging (HDI™) horn technology, the patented 2410H-2 1-inch (25mm) compression driver, and a 6.5-inch (165mm) cast-frame, Pure-pulp cone woofer for powerful dynamics and incredibly accurate sound reproduction.

JBL’s revolutionary High-Definition Imaging horn geometry is the result of intense research into the nuances of horn design. In search of exceptional high-frequency detail and uniform directivity for smooth in-room response, JBL engineers pioneered a design that delivers neutral frequency response both on- and off-axis and provides a seamless transition between the high and low frequency drivers.

The JBL 2410H-2 compression driver benefits from the advanced research and applications derived from JBL Professional’s “D2” range of transducers. At the core of the 2410H-2 device is a lightweight polymer, annular diaphragm that improve high-frequency extension by reducing diaphragm mass. The V-shaped geometry of the annular diaphragm reduces breakup modes, eliminating time smear and reducing distortion. The result is incredible dynamics with accurate reproduction and a lack of power compression.

An Ultra High-frequency tonal adjuster is located on the front panel below the horn and allows the sound to be tailored to the specific environment and listener preference. This control works in conjunction with an advanced crossover network design that features air-core inductors, cast wire-wound resistors and low-ESR metallized film capacitors to optimize the performance of the 4309 drive components.

The 4309’s powerful 6.5-inch (165mm) woofer takes advantage of core JBL engineering techniques to ensure very high output with low distortion. The long-throw voice coil in conjunction with the symmetrical field motor design, flux stabilization ring, and copper shorting ring guarantee maximum output with low distortion. A Pure-pulp cone provides a lightweight, rigid diaphragm and helps to eliminate breakup modes ensuring proper pistonic motion throughout the operating band.

The 4309 enclosure is heavily braced with 3/4-inch (18mm) thick walls to provide a solid acoustic foundation and incorporates a bass reflex design with dual front-firing, computer-optimized flared ports. The cabinet features a classic JBL studio monitor design with a blue baffle and is finished in a choice of Walnut or Black Walnut furniture-grade satin wood veneers. A blue (Walnut) or black (Black Walnut) cloth grille completes the elegant appearance. Dual sets of gold-plated binding posts provide a secure connection and offer a choice of single-ended or bi-wire/bi-amplified connections.

General Specifications
Type 2-way bookshelf loudspeaker
Low Frequency Driver 6.5″ (165mm) Pure Pulp cone woofer
High Frequency Driver 2410H-2 1-inch (25mm) annular ring, Teonex® diaphragm compression driver with advanced HDI™ geometry horn
Recommended Amplifier Power 25 – 150 WRMS
Impedance 4 Ohm
Loudspeaker Sensitivity 87 dB/2.83V/1m
Frequency Response 42 Hz – 30 kHz (-6 dB)
Coverage Angle, -6 dB 100 Degrees Hor. x 80 Degrees Ver., from 2kHz to 17kHz
Crossover Frequency 1.6 kHz
Enclosure Type H-braced front-ported bookshelf
Grille Feature Monitor style to match horn mating features, supplied in dark blue (with walnut cabinet) and black (with black cabinet)
Dimensions with grille 16.5” H x 10.25” W x 9” D (419 mm H x 260 mm W x 227 mm D)
Controls UHF tone control
Input Type Dual sets of gold-plated binding posts with shorting straps
Product Weight (Each) 24.2 lbs. (10.98 kg)
Shipping Weight 56.2 lbs. (25.5 kg)
Shipping Units of Measure Pair
Warranty 5 Years
Recommended stand height 24” (609 mm)

インターナショナルオーディオショウ主宰団体インターナショナルオーディオ協議会大幅にメンバー入れ替えに

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インターナショナルオーディオ協議会のメンバーサイトが更新されメンバーの大幅な入れ替わりが発表されました。

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エレクトリ主要製品価格を値上げへ 5月1日から

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WilsonAudio Alexx V を正式発表!!

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Wilson Audio ALEXX V
$135,000 Pair

Alexx V Technical Specifications

Drivers

Woofers
One—10 1/2 inch (26.67 cm)
One—12 1/2 inch (31.75 cm)
Midrange
Two—7 inch (17.78 cm) / 5 3/4 inch (14.61 cm)
Tweeter
One—1 inch (2.54 cm)

Enclosures & Materials

Enclosure Type Woofer
XLF port, adjustable Rear or Front firing
Enclosure Type Midrange
Lower: Rear Vented / Upper: Rear Vented
Enclosure Type Tweeter
Sealed

Measurements

Sensitivity
92 dB@ 1 watt (2.83V at 1 meter @1kHz)
Nominal Impedance
4 ohms, 2.0 ohms minimal @ 250 Hz
Minimum Amplifier Power
50 Watts per channel
Frequency Response
+/- 3 dB 20 Hz – 32 kHz
Dimensions
Height
63 5/16 inches (161 cm)
Width
15 3/4 inches (40 cm)
Depth
27 29/32 inches (68 cm)
System Weight (Per Channel)
500 lbs each (226.80 kg)
Total System Shipping Weight (Approximate)
1,400 lbs pair (635.03 kg)

LINNから、新 KLIMAX DSM 登場!!

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Klimax DSM will be available in April this year.
Klimax DSM (Audio / AV) £30,000
Klimax System Hub £15,000
Klimax System (Hub + Klimax 350 with Organik DAC)
Klimax Exaktbox with Organik DAC £15,000
Klimax 350 speakers with Organik DAC £57,500

Organik DAC Upgrade for Klimax Exaktbox £5,400
Organik DAC Upgrade for Klimax 350 Speakers £10,800

New Klimax DSM
Key features
Features Organik DAC, enabling our most natural sound ever
Available in two variants: Audio for music source connection; AV with the addition of HDMI connectivity for movie sources
Streams virtually any digital source over a standard network
Supports formats up to 24-bit 384kHz with the addition of DSD256
Integrates seamlessly with Tidal & Qobuz lossless streaming
Plays Internet radio via TuneIn & Calm Radio
Analogue, digital and wireless connectivity for performance and convenience
HDMI 2.0 connections (4K compatible) including eARC for Smart TV connection – AV variant only
New lowest distortion ADC gets the most from connected analogue sources
Exakt Links for connection of Klimax LP12, Urika II, Exaktbox or integrated Exakt speakers
Distortion-free digital volume control
Surround Sound Processing available with upgrade – AV variant only
Space Optimisation built-in (requires configuration by Linn Specialist)

Organik DAC: the beating heart of Klimax DSM

Next-generation Klimax DSM contains features and technology developed by our engineers across years of industry-leading research and development, including the ground-breaking new Organik DAC.

Designed without compromise and manufactured entirely in-house, the home-grown all-Linn Organik DAC combines FPGA processing with a discrete conversion stage, enabling us to precisely control and optimise every stage of the digital to analogue conversion process for the first time.

The first ever, all-Linn, digital to analogue converter
Designed and manufactured entirely in-house, Organik DAC is the first ever, all-Linn, digital to analogue converter.

With Organik DAC, Linn handles every element of the digital to analogue conversion process using a combination of FPGA processing and a discrete conversion stage.

These are designed to work together in perfect harmony. They’re precisely controlled and relentlessly optimised for exceptional audio performance.

Klimax DSM Technical Specification
Network music player and integrated pre-amplifier with inputs for additional digital and analogue sources

Inputs
Toslink x1
SPDIF x2 (one configurable as an output)
Balanced XLR x1
RCA Phono x2 pairs
USB Type B x1
HDMI (AV variant only) x4
HDMI ARC / eARC (AV variant only) x1 (via HDMI output)
Outputs
Balanced XLR x1 pair
RCA Phono x1 pair
HDMI (AV variant only) x1
Specification
Audio Formats FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, DSD (64/128/256), MP3, WMA (except lossless), AIFF, AAC, OGG
Resolution Up to 24-bit 384 kHz
Integrated Services Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify Connect, Airplay, Roon, TuneIn, Calm Radio
HDMI Spec (AV variant only) HDMI 2.0 – Supports: 4k resolution @ 60 Hz 4;4;4 HDCP 2;2; HDR; ARC; eARC; CEC
Ethernet x1
Optical Ethernet x1 (SFP socket)
Exakt Link x2
WiFi Yes (802.11ac)
Bluetooth Yes (4.2)
Construction Machined from solid aluminium
Finish Silver or Black anodised
Width 350 mm
Height 126 mm
Depth 350 mm
Weight 16.4 kg

Wilson Benesch から新TORUS Seriesサブウーハー登場!!

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Wilson Benesch
新サブウーハー TORUS Series.
Q3 2021.

The Next Generation of Infrasonic Generator Technologies

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