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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 20, 2015 0 comments
Germany's Canton (founded 1972) was showing their AM 5 Active Monitors (€399) on inactive display. Each speaker houses an 80W amp for driving this two-way (1x 115 mm aluminum woofer, 1x 25 mm aluminum tweeter) for a rated frequency response of 50Hz - 38kHz. There are RCA and XLR inputs, three high pass filter settings, three input sensitivity settings, and three filters for adjusting bass, mid-range, and treble to your liking.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 20, 2015 0 comments
I was happy to see Pioneer still at it improving their already interesting N-50 Network Player (see review) by adding DSD128 playback in the N-50A (£500).
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 20, 2015 0 comments
Dali always has a surprise or two up their sleeve for Munich and this year their Zensor 1AX active speakers (€599) grabbed my attention. Rated at 53 Hz to 26.5 kHz, the 1AX are configured as a master slave so just one speaker contains the 50W amp along with an internal 24/96-capable DAC (1x Toslink input). The A1X also offers a 3.5mm analog input and employs aptX Bluetooth for easy wireless streaming. Nice!
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 20, 2015 0 comments
Denon is part of D&M Holdings whose brands include Marantz so their corner room at the High End Show contained about one thousand products. I focused on the DA-300USB because it offers a nice small footprint, 24/192 and DSD128 playback, USB, 1x Coax, and 2x Toslink inputs, a headphone amp, and a friendly price of $499.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 20, 2015 0 comments
Dynaudio was displaying their new Connect (€350) module which delivers up to 24/96 streaming via Wi-Fi and 24/192 wired (2x S/PDIF) for their Wi-Fi Speakers (XD and XEO range). I have a pair of the Dynaudio XEO 4s sitting on my desktop playing music right now and won't get into how much I'm enjoying them, yet.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 20, 2015 0 comments
Germany's T+A has revamped its classic "R Series" and they were showing off the new MP 2000 R - DAC / Network Client (€4500). I favorably reviewed the 2000's precursor, the MP 1260 so a new and improved version certainly piques my interest.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 20, 2015 0 comments
Here's another all-in-one integrated amp/DAC/UPnP/DLNA Streamer from Germany's AVM, the Inspiration CS 2.2 (€4490). The CS 2.2 accepts MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG Vorbis, FLAC (192/32 via LAN), WAV (192/32 via LAN), AIFF (192/32 via LAN), and ALAC (96/24 via LAN) file formats and the 2.2 also supports vTuner Radio. The amp puts out 100W into 8 Ohms and there's a separate headphone amp for your cans.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 20, 2015 1 comments
Che bello. A pair of Electro Harmonix ECC88/6922 front a 70W per channel Class A/B Amp along with a headphone amp and a 24/192-capable DAC/Streamer for a lovely all-in-one package, the Pathos Classic Remix (€3000, non-DAC version €2500).
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 19, 2015 0 comments
The Mark Levinson No 585 Integrated Amp/DAC (€14,000) houses an ESS Sabre 32-bit DAC capable of passing 32/192 PCM data and DSD. For low resolution files, the 585 borrows its Clari-Fi signal processing from parent company Harman which essentially is meant to make lossy files sound more like music.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 19, 2015 0 comments
According to Constellation Audio's Peter Madnick, VP Engineering, it's best to keep their Cygnus Digital file player/DAC ($35,000) off of the network and use USB storage instead. The 32/192-capable Cygnus is a two-box solution with a separate network player/power supply which "provides two separate power feeds: an analog circuit based on an R-core transformer to power the analog circuits, and another power supply circuit to feed the digital and control circuitry."

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