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MSB 何らかの新製品を予告。下位グレードのパワーアンプか?

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MSBから何らかの新製品が予告されています。
写真から判断すると、大型の削り出しパネルは500シリーズのパワーアンプのもの。そうなると手前の小型の削り出しパネルが新シリーズ。おそらく下位のパワーアンプなのではないかと予想されます。

MonitorAudioから、新Bronzeシリーズ登場!!

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Monitor Audio New Bronze
Spring 2020

The new Bronze Series has been intricately engineered to optimise your audio experience, whether you’re listening to your favourite album or watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster.

Consisting of eight different models, you can create the perfect sound system to suit your music or home cinema needs, from our compact bookshelf speakers to the powerful yet detailed performance of our larger floorstanding speakers. With the addition of our new Dolby Atmos® Enabled upward-firing speakers, you can add a whole new dimension to your favourite movie experiences.

Sound that’s more life-like
Bronze Series features our new Uniform Dispersion Waveguide, combined with our signature C-CAM Gold Dome Tweeter, it’s specifically designed for even sound dispersion, improved time alignment and a lower crossover frequency.

Smoother, tighter bass
Bronze Series new C-CAM Drivers have been specially engineered using conical diaphragm geometry for increased control and Damped Concentric Mode (DCM) technology for a more accurate time response. The drivers also feature a larger diameter voice coil to allow production of higher sound pressure levels.

Another dimension to your movies
Add even more atmosphere to your Bronze Series home cinema system with the new Bronze AMS Dolby Atmos® enabled speakers, that sit neatly atop the new Bronze 50 or Bronze 200 models.

All-new design
The new Bronze Series has undergone a complete redesign, featuring four contemporary finishes (White, Walnut, Urban Grey and Black) with a sleek contrasting baffle and matching magnetic grille.

ドイツの新スピーカーブランドGoya acoustics デビュー。

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AXPONAにて北米プレミア、Munichにてヨーロッパプレミア!!

・Wireless
・3 Aluminum-Sandwich Woofers
・Ceramic midrange
・Diamond tweeter
・Special solid surface mineral-organic composite material


https://www.goya-acoustics.de/

CHORDからULTIMA PREの下位モデルとなるプリアンプ ULTIMA PRE 2登場!!

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CHORDからULTIMA preampの下位モデル ULTIMA PRE 2登場!!

Bristolオーディオショウにてワールドプレミア。

The fully modernized ULTIMA PRE 2 is built to accommodate stereo systems of the highest order and represents the finest Chord Electronics engineering inside and out.

Just as a preamplifier should, the ULTIMA PRE 2 adds nothing to the original waveform and instead preserves it with zero coloration. This is thanks to our latest advances in switch mode power supply design and an ultra-low-noise proprietary solid-state circuitry that is both highly shielded and loaded with premium system components. In fact, as a result, the ULTIMA PRE 2 is able to achieve an unprecedented noise floor performance of -130dB, meaning that your source will always sound like your source and nothing else.

The ULTIMA PRE 2 is highly flexible, too. It offers four pairs of fully balanced inputs, four pairs unbalanced inputs, plus two completely independent tape/recording loops. Each input has six levels of gain that can be individually selected to prevent large changes in volume when switching between inputs and all settings are stored via a microprocessor, even if power is removed. The CPA 5000 also includes two low-distortion, low-noise front panel headphone outputs to exploit the full potential of today’s high-quality headphones and give added flexibility for late-night or personal listening.

Also included, is fully balanced A/V bypass circuitry for direct connection to A/V processors, 12V remote triggering outputs at the rear of the unit to activate power amplifiers or A/V processors on power-up, plus Chord’s legendary aircraft-grade solid aluminium casework.

  • 8 Stereo Inputs and 1 Stereo Outputs
  • 4x Stereo Balanced XLR Inputs – Line In 1, Line In 2, Line In 3, and Line In 4
  • 4x Stereo Unbalanced RCA Inputs – Line In 5, Line In 6, Tape 1, Tape 2
  • 1x Stereo Output – Either via Balanced XLR or Unbalanced RCA
  • 1x Stereo Balanced XLR AV Bypass Input

KEY FEATURES

HF Switch Mode Power Supply

Blue Velvet ALPS Potentiometer-115dB Signal to Noise Ratio

Advanced Shielding Technology

Fully Balanced Circuitry

Analogue Signal Path

Input/Output Buffering

4x Stereo RCA Inputs

4x Stereo XLR Inputs

1x 4x Stereo RCA Output

1x Stereo XLR Output

Convection Cooled

IR Remote Control Included

Included Top Light Ring

12v Trigger On/Off Input/Output

Solid Aluminium Chassis


Jeff Rowland D.G. Model 825 / 925 生産完了

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Jeff Rowland D.G. Model 825 / 925 生産完了のお知らせ2020.2.3

Jeff Rowland D. G.より、Model 825およびModel 925が生産完了になった旨発表がございましたのでお知らせいたします。尚、本国および国内での在庫がなくなり次第販売も終了とさせていただきます。

Krellから、ついにリファレンスアンプ登場!!40周年記念。

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Krellから、ついにリファレンスアンプ登場。

40周年記念

Krellから、ついにリファレンスアンプ登場!!出る出る言われて約3年??ついに登場しそうです。
How about a sneak peak at the prototype of our new Krell Reference 40th anniversary stereo amplifier?
It may be naked, but it sounds like nothing else I’ve ever heard.


ELACから「 Concentro S 507 」登場!!

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ELAC Concentro S 507
11,000euro
2020年1月発売

Concentro is synonymous with the ultimate in workmanship, design, and sound. The Concentro S 507 retains all the features and benefits of the larger Concentro loudspeakers but creates its own unique visual impact.

Its exterior is a perfect symbiosis of the extravagant design of the Concentro and the clean lines of the VELA Series. The trapezoid basic shape, wraparound baffle, and gently angled cabinet combine to convey a natural, low-key appearance. The striking bottom assembly achieves a ‘high-heel’ effect, imparting a sense of elegance and stability. Incidentally, it also guarantees an exceptionally sound footing.

The innovative step X-JET features a concentric chassis built around a new JET 5c tweeter and a midrange driver with an aluminum membrane. The patented technology uses exchangeable DCRs (Directivity Control Ring) to tailor the directional characteristics in the mid-frequency range to conditions in the listening area. The different DCRs (three aluminum DCRs are included as standard) are used to influence the relationship between direct and diffuse sound in the listening area. Four powerful side-firing long-throw woofers ensure effortless performance. The special ICD configuration (Impluse Compensated Design) guarantees contoured bass reproduction free of any coloration due to unwanted mechanical vibrations. Put simply, the Concentro S 507 will satisfy the most discerning listeners by reproducing audio signals to perfection across the entire frequency spectrum and at all volumes.

SPECIFICATIONS
Height: 1220mm with Spikes/Washer
Width: 270mm with Spikes/Washer
Depth: 380mm with Spikes/Washer
Weight: 37 kg
Type: 4-Way, Bass Reflex
Woofer: 4 x 150mm AS Cone
Low-Midrange: 1 x 180mm AS-XR Cone
High-Midrange: 1×50|130mm AL Cone
Tweeter :1 x Jet 5c
Crossover Frequency: 120 | 400 | 2600 Hz
Nominal power handling: 240 Watts
Minimum Impedance: 3.0 Ohms @ 360 Hz
Peak Power Handling: 300 Watts
Frequency Range: 24 – 50,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 88 dB / 2.83V/m
Suitable for Amplifiers: 4 – 8 ohms
Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
Recommended amplifier power: 60 – 500 Watts per channel
Finishes: Black High Gloss, White High Gloss
Accessories Included: Bi-Wiring Set, Gloves, Spike Set, Washer


Mark Levinsonから、 № 5105 Turntable 登場!!

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— HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, is introducing the Mark Levinson № 5105 Turntable at CES 2020. The № 5105 is a premium precision-engineered turntable with a completely original custom design. The № 5105 blends lustrous elements intrinsic to the acclaimed 5000 series industrial design, while introducing new material combinations essential for its exceptional performance.

“Engineered and built for the discriminating analog music lover, the № 5105 delivers an amazing level of warmth and fidelity, and an overall listening experience that we have not seen before at this price point,” said Jim Garrett, Senior Director, Product Strategy and Planning, HARMAN Luxury Audio. “The quality of the № 5105 must be heard to be appreciated, and we’re very proud to be able to introduce legendary Mark Levinson quality to a broader set of recorded music enthusiasts.”

The № 5105 features one-inch thick, bead-blasted, black-anodized, solid aluminum front panels that are machined and contoured to flow seamlessly into the sleek glass display. The tinted glass is recessed into a bead-blasted, clear-anodized aluminum bezel, with aluminum Speed and Standby control buttons to match. The iconic Mark Levinson hourglass knob design is also featured as a record weight; bead-blasted machined aluminum with a gently curved profile mass loaded with solid brass. This silhouette is echoed in the custom aluminum tonearm gimbal.

A custom 10-inch high-gloss back carbon fiber tonearm tube is fused to a solid aluminum headshell with an integrated finger lift and. A14 lb solid aluminum platter suspended on a ground, hardened steel axle rotates on ultra-precise bearings. An oil-free bearing bottom made of a mix of composite material with integrated lubrication and a maintenance-free sintered brass bushing ensures reliable operation for years to come.

The nearly 2“ thick solid aluminum plinth is machined from a single billet and is suspended on three adjustable aluminum feet, each with a mixed-material internal suspension system. The integrated white bubble level aids in deck leveling.

The 12V synchronous motor‘s control signal is digitally generated; therefore, it exhibits no temperature drift, ensuring speed stability and low wow/flutter. The integrated wide-range power supply is designed for global use with 90-260 VAC and four included AC cables.

The signature platter mat and user guide are delivered stylishly in the Nº5105 12-inch double LP gatefold jacket.

The № 5105 turntable will be available either with or without a factory-installed moving coil phono cartridge. Pricing starts at $6,000 for the version without phono cartridge and $7,000 for the version with a cartridge, both versions will be available in Summer 2020.

Playbackdesigns、史上最大サイズ?のパワーアンプ「SPA-8」を正式発表!!!

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2019年のミュンヘンハイエンドショウにてその大きさから話題をさらったパワーアンプがいよいよ登場です。

Dream Amplifier
SPA-8 Playback Designs Stereo Power Amplifier

FEATURES

ultra-low-noise differential linear-phase input
discrete complementary differential class-A input stage
discrete complementary class-A voltage amplifier stage
class-A pre-driver and driver
class-AB bipolar output stage
low impedance CFP bias generator
latest thermal TRAK technology for ultra-fast and precise bias
20x 200W BJ transistors per channel
2x 1800VA toroidal transformer with electric and magnetic shielding
294000µF capacitors
each channel is a standalone processor supervised system (total of four processors)

SPECS

2x 1600W continuous peak into 4 Ohm
0.00054% THD+N (1kHz, 400W, 8R)
98dB SNR (1W, 8R, 20Hz-22kHz)
860x730x340 (LxBxH[mm])
130kg

McIntoshから、MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier 登場!!

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McIntosh is proud to announce the new MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier.

Legendary home audio company McIntosh has been perfecting vacuum tube amplifiers since the 1940s and solid state amplifiers since the 1960s. Their amplifiers have been used at many historic events including presidential inaugurations and Woodstock, as well as in landmark sound systems like the Grateful Dead’s Wall of Sound and Despacio. From that heritage comes a truly one-of-a-kind home audio amplifier only they could dream of, design and build as the ultimate solution for bi-amping loudspeakers: the new McIntosh MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier.

The MC901 is a monoblock amplifier that drives a single speaker. But it is unlike any other monoblock amplifier. What makes the MC901 so unique is that it’s two amplifiers combined into one. Adding to the uniqueness is that each amplifier is of differing design philosophies: the MC901 consists of a 300 Watt vacuum tube amplifier attached to a 600 Watt solid state amplifier on one unified chassis.

The 300 Watt vacuum tube portion powers the speaker’s mid and upper drivers via eight KT88 output tubes, plus four 12AT7 and two 12AX7A signal tubes; the solid state section delivers 600 Watts of dedicated power to the power hungry woofers. The 300 Watt vacuum tube amp in the MC901 uses McIntosh’s patented Unity Coupled Circuit output transformer – the same technology McIntosh was founded on in 1949 – to deliver its full 300 Watts into almost any speaker regardless if it has 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance. Similarly, the 600 Watt solid state amp delivers its full 600 Watts into a 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance speaker via McIntosh’s Autoformer™ technology.

Vacuum tubes do not perform at their best when they are amplifying lower frequencies that are not being used by the loudspeaker. With the MC901, the vacuum tube amp will not be burdened with low end reproduction as the solid state section will drive these frequencies. The two amplifier sections of the MC901 are designed to work together in a synergistic relationship and are specifically engineered to assure that each section only amplifies its intended frequencies. Each amplifier section has its own discrete power supply so neither siphons power or performance away from the other. All of this results in easy bi-amping with unparalleled performance and sound reproduction from the speakers.

Prior to the MC901, bi-amping a speaker required two separate amplifiers. It also required an external crossover, along with a lot of trial and error, to properly configure the two detached amplifiers so they worked together as best as possible. The MC901 solves this issue thanks to its internal, adjustable crossover with the controls easily accessible on the top of the unit. These adjustable crossover filters allow the user to optimize the performance of both amplifier sections to their listening preferences. Relative gain levels for each amplifier section can be adjusted from -6dB to + 3dB. A direct feed can also be connected to each amplifier section, thus bypassing the filters.

Like virtually all McIntosh amplifiers, the MC901 features an iconic “McIntosh Blue” Watt meter, which has come to be recognized around the world as a symbol of quality audio. And just like the MC901 itself is a new design, so too is its meter with the introduction of McIntosh’s new DualView™ Power Output Meter. The DualView meter features two of McIntosh’s traditional, fast responding mechanical meters stacked above and below each other in a single meter window; one meter is dedicated to the 300 Watt vacuum tube amp and the other to the 600 Watt solid state amp. Each meter operates independently of the other and displays the real time power reading of each amplifier section.

While an entirely new design, the MC901 comes with the technology one would expect from a McIntosh amplifier: Power Guard® in the 600 Watt solid state amplifier section, Sentry Monitor™, Quad Balanced design, Power Control, Solid Cinch™ speaker binding posts, McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™, and McIntosh’s eco-friendly Power Management System.

A brand new technology in the 300 Watt vacuum tube amplifier section of the MC901 is Power Guard Screen Grid Sensor™ (SGS). Power Guard SGS™ helps prevent premature vacuum tube failure by monitoring the screen grid current in the KT88 output vacuum tubes. If the current becomes too high, a circuit in Power Guard SGS is activated which then dynamically attenuates the input signal in real time to keep the vacuum tubes operating at safe levels.

Although the MC901 may look different than any McIntosh product before it, a quick glance reveals signature McIntosh design cues. The top is highlighted by a series of diagrams printed on glass that outline the basic circuitry and specifications of the unit, along with a glass nameplate trimmed with a circular aluminum ring that’s finished to match the front panel endcaps. The sides are adorned with vintage McIntosh-styled die cast aluminum name badges. Two classic McIntosh knobs are located on the front of the polished stainless steel chassis, and direct LED backlighting illuminates the DualView meter, McIntosh logo and the lettering on the black glass front panel. The uncompromising level of fit and finish that is expected of a McIntosh product completes the MC901.

Unit Dimensions (W x H x D):
17-1/2″ (44.5cm) x 13-1/4″ (33.7cm) x 29-1/2″ (74.9cm)

Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D):
24-13/16″ (63cm) x 18-3/8″ (46.7cm) x 36-1/4″ (92.1cm)

Unit Weight:
170 lbs (77.1 kg)

Shipping Weight:
190 lbs (86.2 kg)

Expected to begin shipping December 2019

• US MSRP: $17,500 each Mono Amplifier

A one-of-a-kind, ultimate solution for bi-amping loudspeakers with dual inputs

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