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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

「Parker Duo」のために新開発したセラミックミッドレンジ

¥350,000/pair 専用スタンド

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

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300 Watts into 8 Ohms
480 Watts into 4 Ohms
Power Guard, Sentry Monitor, Monogrammed Heatsinks, Solid Cinch speaker binding posts

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


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.

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

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

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

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

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)


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.

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

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

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
Output Meters: No
Vacuum Tube or Solid State: Vacuum Tube
Power Consumption (On): 50 Watts

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。

Ypsilon Hyperion Monoblock

Mytekから Empire プリアンプ登場!!

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Mytek Empire

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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TIDALから La Assoluta 20th Anniversary Edition 登場!!

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La Assoluta 20th Anniversary Edition


La Assoluta Centerも登場

Boulderから 812 DAC Preamplifier 登場

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Boulder 812 DAC Preamplifier

Streaming capabilities, Roon Endpoint, UPnP playback
Premium built-in headphone amp
Two balanced analog inputs
Boulder control app for IOS and Android

Esotericから、「 Grandioso C1X 」登場!!

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Grandioso C1X
3,500,000円(税別) 2020年8月20日



大容量トロイダルコア× 4、Rコア× 1の5トランス構成

最新の回路技術でGrandioso C1を完全リニューアル
ディスクリート回路と同じように自らパーツや回路を選定し、高音質を追求したESOTERIC独自の集積型アンプモジュール「Integrated Discrete-Amplifier Module IDM-01」をC1X専用に新開発。
独自の電流伝送方式「ES-LINK Analog」に対応した入力端子3系統、出力端子2系統※を装備。
※ 2020年7月現在、対応するパワーアンプは開発中です。

入力ゲイン調整:±18dB(0.1dBステップ)、L/Rバランス調整: ±6dB(0.1dBステップ)
両面にボタンを配し、Grandioso C1Xのほか、ESOTERIC製スーパーオーディオCDプレーヤー、ネットワークプレーヤー、DACの基本操作も可能なアルミ製高品位リモコン付属(RC-1334)

入力端子: XLR/ESL-A × 3系統、RCA × 2系統(切替式)
出力端子: XLR × 2系統、 ESL-A × 2系統
 本体: 445×132×449mm(突起部含む)
 電源: 445×132×452mm(突起部含む)
質量:本体: 20.2kg / 電源: 29kg

JBLから「 4349 studio monitor 」登場!!

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Designed and engineered in JBL’s world-famous acoustic engineering facility in Northridge, California, the 4349 Studio Monitor is a showcase of patented JBL acoustics technologies. This monitor loudspeaker features a 2-way design with patented High-Definition Imaging (HDI™) horn technology, the patented D2415K dual 1.5-inch (38mm) compression driver, and a 12-inch (300mm) 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 D2415K compression driver benefits from the advanced research and applications derived from JBL Professional’s “D2” range of transducers. At the core of the D2415K device is a pair of lightweight, polymer, annular diaphragms 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. The “D” prefix indicates that this driver utilizes dual diaphragms, dual voice coils, and dual motors for an incredibly efficient design.

High-frequency and Ultra High-frequency tonal adjusters are located on the front panel below the horn and allow the sound to be tailored to the specific environment and listener preference. These controls work in conjunction with an advanced crossover network design that features air-core inductors, cast wire-wound resistors and low-ESR metallized film capacitors in a multi-cap configuration to optimize the performance of 4349 drive components. The multi-cap technique improves series capacitance by averaging their values while lowering ESR and distortion.

The 4349’s powerful 12-inch (300mm) woofer takes advantage of core JBL engineering techniques to ensure very high output with low distortion. The 3-inch (75mm) long-throw voice coil in conjunction with dual opposing spider dampers guarantee maximum output with significantly reduced 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 4349 enclosure is heavily braced with 1-inch (25mm) 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.

Highlights & Specs

Patented High-Definition Imaging (HDI™) horn, precision-molded in Sonoglass
Patented D2415K dual 1.5-inch (38mm) high-frequency compression driver
12-inch (300mm) cast frame, Pure-pulp cone woofer with 3-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

General Specifications

Type 2-way monitor loudspeaker
Low Frequency Driver 12″ (300mm) Pure Pulp cone woofer (JW300PG-8)
High Frequency Driver D2415K, 1.5-inch (37.9mm) annular ring, Teonex® diaphragm compression driver with advanced HDI™ geometry horn molded in Sonoglass
Recommended Amplifier Power 25 – 200 WRMS
Impedance 8 Ohm
Loudspeaker Sensitivity 91 dB/2.83V/1m
Frequency Response 32 Hz – 25 kHz (-6 dB)
Coverage Angle, -6 dB @ 20kHz 80 x 70 Degrees (Hor x Vert)
Coverage Angle, -6 dB @ 10kHz 100 x 100 Degrees (Hor x Vert)
Crossover Frequency 1.5 kHz
Enclosure Type V-braced front-ported cabinet
Grille Feature Monitor style to match horn mating features, supplied in dark blue (with walnut cabinet) and black (with black cabinet)
Controls HF and UHF tone controls
Input Type Dual sets of gold-plated binding posts with shorting straps
Warranty 5 Years
Matching stand JS-120
Product Weight 83 lb (37.7 kg)
Dimensions with grille 29″ H x 17.5″ W x 12.5″ D (736.6mm x 444.5mm x 317.5mm) Note

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