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Michael Lavorgna  |  May 26, 2017  |  0 comments
I like new, and kinda quirky, and the NEM D-DAC 2 ($TBD) is new to me because the Russia-based company, manned by aerospace engineers, premiered it here. The D-DAC is a R2R DAC offering a USB and AES-EBU input capable of handling up to 384kHz PCM data. There are 5 separate power supplies, proprietary in-house custom NEM output transformers, and tube rectification. I will be learning more about (the quirky) and listening more to the NEM DAC...shortly.
Michael Lavorgna  |  May 26, 2017  |  0 comments
While passive speakers are not on my watch, I'll still shout out to Dynaudio and their new Special Forty anniversary speaker (€3000/pair) just because (I like the company and they make good speakers).
Michael Lavorgna  |  May 26, 2017  |  0 comments
Sonus Faber & Eames

Let's take another walk around Munich High End and see what we can see...

Michael Lavorgna  |  May 26, 2017  |  0 comments
The Aurender High Fidelity Wireless Speaker ($3000/pair) is a battery-powered active speaker. What about that battery...
Michael Lavorgna  |  May 26, 2017  |  0 comments
For all of the ins and outs on the CanEver Audio ZeroUno DAC ($7990), read thee Art Dudley's review in Stereophile (I think he liked it). I'm going to review a newer incarnation that includes a few upgrades including, but not limited to, MQA.
Michael Lavorgna  |  May 26, 2017  |  0 comments
Not to ignore the Sonoma Series, which Steve Plaskin was so impressed with, but Andreas Koch debuted the "Dream Series" from Playback Designs which may fit some people's idea of, well, a dream come true.
Michael Lavorgna  |  May 26, 2017  |  3 comments
I first encountered Sound Galleries at Munich High End 2015 where I was, um, impressed. In the intervening two years a lot has happened.
Michael Lavorgna  |  May 26, 2017  |  0 comments
The Alluxity Media One (£8900 in black or white), which I reported on from Munich in 2015, is being covered again for two reasons; the photo of the custom orange finish is orangicious and Alluxity made the wise move of pairing up with Joseph Audio.

Michael Lavorgna  |  May 25, 2017  |  1 comments
The juggernaut that is ELAC keeps on chugging. Pictured are the new Adante AF-61 loudspeakers ($5,000/pair) driven, and I say driven, by Peter Madnick's Audio Alchemy transformed into ELAC's Alchemy Series.
Michael Lavorgna  |  May 25, 2017  |  0 comments
The Naim Uniti Star ($5,495), coming this June, "is the star of the show" because it can "play, rip, store, and serve" and stream via Ethernet or WiFi while putting out 70 Watts of Class A/B power. The only part of the following "Features" graphic that makes me cringe is "UPnP":

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