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Crystal Cable、15周年記念限定モデル「 FUTURE DREAM 」を正式発表!!!

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Crystal Cable FUTURE DREAM:

A very special limited edition cable series to celebrate Crystal Cable’s 15th anniversary!

Crystal Cable is celebrating its 15th anniversary!
For this occasion, our engineers created a new, hybrid technology, combining the best of our two proprietary materials: monocrystal silver and silver – gold technology. This resulted in a special, limited edition cable series: FUTURE DREAM. This new, revolutionary hybrid material mix ensures a warm, homogenic soundstage, maintaining the well-known Crystal Cable characteristics: transparency, plenty of detail, balanced base and exceptional neutrality. The Future Dream series’ power, speak and interconnect cables

 

GOLDMUNDから、「 PRANA ACTIVE SPEAKER 」登場!!

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GOLDMUND PRESENTS THE NEW PRANA ACTIVE SPEAKER

 

In Hindu philosophy, the Sanskrit word for « life force » – Prana – is the universal sea of energy that infuses and vitalizes all matter. Prana is the breath. Without it the body can’t live. Prana – the name of the freshly launched flagship wireless loudspeaker – pays tribute  to our engineers who worked hard to design this exceptional piece and bring to life the musical message with a level of definition and neutrality never found before in a speaker system.
Prana speakers are fully constructed in the highest quality aluminium. Their sleek and contemporary look match with any colour. The smallest of its family in the sequence of Satya and Samadhi, Prana is suitable for any kind of decor and interior.
Amplifiers and filters are integrated within the speaker. It uses a combination of multiple drivers, each catering to a different frequency band. Prana drivers satisfy the customer’s high fidelity expectations in the reproduction of the musical message. They cover with utter precision the entire audio spectrum of musical instruments as well as voices, from the most elevated soprano to the gravest bass.
A product of the Goldmund Proteus Mathematical model, the Prana is a smart active speaker whose DSP’s include the Leonardo 2 technology (the latest version of our time alignment correction algorithm), digital crossovers, gains, and delays.
For perfect convenience, the Prana can be used wired or completely wireless aside the power supply. The speakers are a full system by themselves and, should one choose so, one could use them alone with a computer music library as a wireless source. For more ambitious systems with multiple sound sources such as your TV and disc player, the Prana can be coupled with the Goldmund Talisman Wireless hub or with any of Goldmund processors.
Prana has been designed to provide a sound that is the closest to reality. No colouration, no noise, no distortion, the Prana reproduces entirely and exactly what has been recorded. It comes with the implementation of the Goldmund mechanical grounding technology that evacuates spurious vibrations that affect the signal quality. And if Goldmund is absolutely obsessed by sound quality, stubborn about providing its customers with the best existing reproduction, this is simply because only the highest level of realism can bring the highest level of pleasure and emotion.

Prana specifications and schematic

FREQUENCY RESPONSE
•      35 Hz (-6 dB) > 25 kHz.

AMPLIFIER
•      Built-in 600 W Telos amplifier per side.
•      2 x 175 W Telos amplifier for tweeter, medium.
•      1 x 250 W Telos amplifier for woofer.

DRIVER
•      1 x soft dome tweeter, 1 x 7” medium and 1 x 9” woofer, selected for their high linearity and dynamics.

BASS LOAD
•      Vent loading

INPUTS
•      1 x digital S/PDIF input.
•      1 x wireless audio input.

VOLTAGE
•      Nominal range : 115 V or 230 V (+/- 15%)

RATED POWER CONSUMPTION
•      390 W per unit

SIZE & WEIGHT
•    48 W x 99 H x 47.6 D (cm) – 18.9 W x 39 H x 18.5 D (inch).
•    80 kg per side with frame.

WARRANTY
•    3 year parts and labour.

 

LUMINから、「 T2 」登場!!

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LUMIN T2

THE PERFORMANCE
SWEET SPOT
All-new chassis construction combines with X1 technology to provide the perfect balance

ALL-NEW CHASSIS
DUAL DAC ES9028PRO
DSD512 22.6MHZ
PCM 384KHZ
USB OUTPUT
INTERNAL POWER SUPPLY

 

WHY LUMIN T2
LUMIN T2 heralds the first redesign of the classic A1/T1 main boards and chassis. This new approach combines solid cnc panel construction with X1 technology to hit the performance sweet spot.

All-new chassis construction featuring thick cnc panels and an internal power supply
New generation processor provides DSD512 and 384kHz playback
Dual ES9028PRO SABRE DACS
USB digital audio output
Precision 32-bit internal digital volume
Discreet clock system for precision timing
Low-noise switching power supply with dual stage regulator
PCM & DSD upsampling
MQA full decoding
Roon Ready, Spotify Connect, MQA, TIDAL, Qobuz, Airplay and TuneIn

All-New Chassis construction
New CNC panelled construction offers upgraded structural rigidity and sheilding compared to the T1
The newly-designed thick cnc panels provide the high-end LUMIN family aesthetic

All the usual LUMIN refinements
From MQA to DSD, FLAC to WAV, LUMIN can play all the high-resolution formats you could ever want
Native support for TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify and AirPlay, giving you access to tens of millions of songs
The unique and intuitive LUMIN App described as “the most convenient interface in existence” by Tinman
LUMIN programme of continuous development that has seen Roon, MQA, and Spotify support added in 2017 alone.

Crystal Cableから、新製品「 FUTURE DREAM 」登場か?

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SPECから、「 RPA-MG1000 」4筐体フラグシップモノラルパワーアンプ登場!!!

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SPEC  RPA-MG1000
・電源部、アンプ部別筐体
・モノラルパワーアンプ

dCS、ネットワークファームウェアをアップデート。Network firmware 406

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Network firmware 406

Along with the Rossini 2.0 update we are releasing an update to our network firmware for Rossini, Vivaldi, and Vivaldi One devices. This release includes a complete re-write of our Roon Ready implementation and brings with it a number of performance and stability improvements. Please see the attached release notes for additional information on the contents of this update. Note that this version of the network firmware will not be immediately available for Network Bridge customers as we are finalising an update to the FPGA on that device. Network Bridge customers should expect an update for their devices in early 2019.

Update Information
Rossini 2.0 and network firmware 406 will be distributed as an online update via the internet. The process can be initiated from within the dCS app with the following steps:
1)     From the main screen of the dCS app tap on the wrench or gear icon in the upper right corner.
2)     Tap on the ‘Information’ button
3)     Tap on ‘Version’
4)     Tap on ‘Check for Updates’
5)     The user will be prompted to download and install the update.
For Rossini the process will take approximately 15 – 20 minutes and once complete the front panel will display ‘PLEASE RESTART’. At this time the device should be power-cycled using the rear panel switch.
Once complete the Rossini should be reporting the following software versions:
Main Board:  2.00
Network Board: 406
If both versions were not updated, please re-try the update process.
Vivaldi and Vivaldi One devices should be power-cycled after the network firmware update is complete and the device is once again available via the dCS app.
Once complete the unit should be reporting the following on the versions screen:
Vivaldi Upsampler
Control Board:  2.10
Interface Board:  2.10
Front Panel:  2.10
Network:  406
Vivaldi One
Control Board:  1.11
Front Panel:  1.10
Interface Board:  1.10
Network:  406
As always please do not hesitate to contact us should there be any questions or concerns.

dCSから、「 Rossini 2.0 」登場!!ファームウェアアップデートで対応。

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dCS is pleased to announce that we have applied the technology developed for Vivaldi 2.0 to our Rossini platform and, like Vivaldi, this performance upgrade is available through a simple firmware update. As with Vivaldi 2.0 this update to Rossini brings significant gains in terms of sonic and measured performance.

Rossini 2.0 includes the following:
•Updated RingDAC mapping algorithm based on the Vivaldi 2.0. This includes user-selectable mapping optimizations to allow for further tailoring of the sonic character of the DAC.
•Addition of a DSDx2 upsampling option adapted from Vivaldi 2.0 and Vivaldi One.
•Addition of DSD Filter 5 from Vivaldi 2.0
•Improved handling of MQA transitions to eliminate dropouts
•New time display modes for Rossini Player
•Support for app control of a connected Rossini Transport (requires update to the dCS Rossini app via the App Store)

We are very pleased with the performance increase that this update has brought to the Rossini platform and are excited to share these gains with all of our customers who have invested in Rossini.

Rossini 2.0 is available now. There is an associated update to the dCS Rossini app available through the App Store.

MSBから、「 S500 」ステレオパワーアンプ登場!!

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S500 Stereo Amplifier

-500 Watt Rating
-136dB Dynamic Range
-1F (1,000,000 uF) of capacitance
-Fully Balanced Stereo Design

MonitorAudioから、新Goldシリーズ登場!!

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Gold 100

So well realised is the Gold 100, it’s the only stand mounting speaker of the series. The combination of 6½” (165 mm) C-CAM mid/bass driver, MPD high-frequency transducer and rear-facing HiVe II port in a compact, elegant cabinet makes this two-way loudspeaker sound far bigger than it is – it’s composed, adaptable and capable of greater bass presence than seems feasible.

Above all, it’s an accurate and informative listen, able to bring the best from its partnering electronics and the music you’re listening to. Small, in this instance, is remarkably beautiful.

Key Features

Two-way, rear ported cabinet configuration featuring HiVe II port technology – improved transient response and tighter bass, due to smoother air-flow
MPD high-frequency transducer – articulate, extended high frequencies, yet supremely smooth
61/2″ bass/mid-range driver, featuring:
– RDT II Cone technology – specially developed sandwich cone technology using thin C-CAM, Nomex honeycomb core and woven carbon fibre back skin to return incredible stiffness, yet light and well damped
– DCF (Dynamic Coupling Filter) – optimised to reduce high frequency cone break-up and further reduce distortion
Soft touch top trim – giving a luxurious, premium quality furniture grade touch and appearance
Single-bolt-through driver technology – providing increased bracing strength, rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling
Bespoke magnetic grilles – clean visual styling, virtually acoustically transparent
Dedicated fixing points to bolt and combine with the Monitor Audio STAND – for best performance returns

System Format
2-way

Frequency Response (-6 dB)
40 Hz – 50 kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)
86 dB

Nominal Impedance
4 Ohms

Minimum Impedance
2.8 Ohms @ 3.4 kHz

Maximum SPL
110 dBA (Pair)

Power Handling (RMS)
120 W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements
60 – 120 W

Bass Alignment
Bass Reflex
HiVe II port system

Crossover Frequency
2.5 kHz

Drive Unit Complement
1 x 61/2″ RDT II long-throw bass driver
1 x MPD high-frequency transducer

External Dimensions (Including Grille and Terminals (H x W x D))
360 x 195 x 330.6 mm (143/16 x 711/16 x 13″)

External Dimensions (including Outrigger Feet and Spikes (H x W x D))
N/A

Weight (each)
9.12 kg (20 lb 2 oz)

Gold200

A more compact floorstander, the Gold 200 nevertheless delivers full-scale performance. Its three-way design features two 6½” (165 mm) RDT II bass drivers beneath a 2½” (64 mm) C-CAM mid-range driver with a MPD high-frequency transducer module, backed up by dual rear-firing HiVe II ports.

All but the largest rooms will benefit from Gold 200’s remarkably tight and textured bass response, deftly informative mid-range and smooth high-frequency attack. Regardless of volume or your listening position, Gold 200’s powers of communication will move you.

Key Features

MPD high-frequency transducer – articulate, extended high frequencies, yet supremely smooth
Dual 61/2″ bespoke bass drivers, featuring:
– RDT II Cone technology – specially developed Sandwich cone technology using thin C-CAM, Nomex honeycomb core and woven carbon fibre back skin to return incredible stiffness, yet light and well damped
– DCF (Dynamic Coupling Filter) – optimised to reduce high frequency cone break-up and further reduce distortion
Dual HiVe II ports – improved transient response and tighter bass, due to smoother air-flow
Pureflow silver-plated OFC copper internal cabling – highest quality transfer through the signal chain
Soft touch top trim – giving a luxurious, premium quality furniture grade touch and appearance
Single-bolt-through driver technology – providing increased bracing strength, rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling
Bespoke magnetic grilles – clean visual styling, virtually acoustically transparent
Sturdy cast metal out-rigger feet with spike or rubber foot for carpet or hard flooring – provides more attractive appearance and takes up less floor space

System Format
3-way

Frequency Response (-6 dB)
35 Hz – 50 kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)
88 dB

Nominal Impedance
4 Ohms

Minimum Impedance
3.4 Ohms @ 1 kHz

Maximum SPL
114 dBA (Pair)

Power Handling (RMS)
200 W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements
80 – 200 W

Bass Alignment
Bass Reflex
Dual HiVe II port system

Crossover Frequency
L.F/ M.F: 650 Hz
M.F/ H.F: 3.5 kHz

Drive Unit Complement
2 x 61/2″ RDT II long-throw bass driver
1 x 21/2″ C-CAM mid-range driver
1 x MPD high-frequency transducer

External Dimensions (Including Grille and Terminals (H x W x D))
950 x 195 x 330.6 mm (373/8 x 711/16 x 13″)

External Dimensions (including Outrigger Feet and Spikes (H x W x D))
997 x 282.8 x 387.8 mm (391/4 x 111/8 x 151/4″)

Weight (each)
21.86 kg (48 lb 2 oz)

 

Gold300

Gold 300 is the pinnacle of the range. Its deceptively large cabinet houses a 2½” (64 mm) C-CAM mid-range driver with a MPD high-frequency transducer above and a pair of 8″ (203 mm) RDT II bass drivers below, in a true three-way arrangement.

Also featuring a pair of rear-facing HiVe II ports delivering smooth airflow and ample bass reinforcement, Gold 300 is the ideal speaker for larger rooms. Its punch and dynamism are matched only by its subtlety and fidelity – Gold 300’s effortless authority, from a crisp 50 kHz at the top end to an earth-moving 30 Hz at the bottom, makes it perfect for any and all listening requirements.

Key Features

MPD high frequency transducer – articulate, extended high frequencies, yet supremely smooth
Dual 8″ bespoke bass drivers, featuring:
– RDT II Cone technology – specially developed Sandwich cone technology using thin C-CAM, Nomex honeycomb core and woven carbon fibre back skin to return incredible stiffness, yet light and well damped
Dual HiVe II ports – improved transient response and tighter bass, due to smoother air-flow
Pureflow silver-plated OFC copper internal cabling – highest quality transfer through the signal chain
Soft touch top trim – giving a luxurious, premium quality furniture grade touch and appearance
Single-bolt-through driver technology – providing increased bracing strength, rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling
Bespoke magnetic grilles – clean visual styling, virtually acoustically transparent
Custom-made, high-quality gold plated bi-wire terminals
Sturdy cast metal out-rigger feet with spike or rubber foot for carpet or hard flooring – provides more attractive appearance and takes up less floor space

Frequency Response (-6 dB)
30 Hz – 50 kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)
90 dB

Nominal Impedance
4 Ohms

Minimum Impedance
3.5 Ohms @ 1 kHz

Maximum SPL
117 dBA (Pair)

Power Handling (RMS)
250 W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements
100 – 250 W

Bass Alignment
Bass Reflex
Dual HiVe II port system

Crossover Frequency
L.F/ M.F: 650 Hz
M.F/ H.F: 3 kHz

Drive Unit Complement
2 x 8″ RDT II long-throw bass driver
1 x 21/2″ C-CAM mid-range driver
1 x MPD high-frequency transducer

External Dimensions (Including Grille and Terminals (H x W x D))
1000 x 240 x 360.6 mm (393/8 x 97/16 x 143/16″)

External Dimensions (including Outrigger Feet and Spikes (H x W x D))
1047 x 327.8 x 417.8 mm (411/4 x 127/8 x 167/16″)

Weight (each)
30.56 kg (67 lb 4 oz)

Sonusfaber、「 Stradivari Homage 35th anniversary 」を製造!!世界35ペア限定。出荷開始へ。

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Sonusfaberの35周年を記念して、The Stradivari Homage 35th anniversary を世界35ペア限定で製造したということです。
*日本に入ってくるのか等は不明です。

Cabinet: Elliptical shape design, multilayer design, constrained-mode damping, enclosure formed using hand selected wood layers, optimized for resonance control

Tweeter: 33mm ultra dynamic linearity neodymium ring radiator

Midrange: 150mm ultra dynamic linearity driver

Woofers: 2 x 260mm Aluminium/Magnesium alloy cone

Paracross topology crossover: 300Hz – 4,000Hz

Frequency Response: 22 – 40,000Hz, tuning ports included

Sensitivity: 92dB SPL (2.83V/1m)

Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms

Power Handling: 30 – 300 Watt, without clipping

Dimensions: 1370 x 265 x 560mm ( H x W x D )

Weight: 115.8 kg per pair

 

 

 

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