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Last Updated: 04/17/2019 06:50:02 AM EST

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Parasound Intros Integrated Amp With Built-in DAC

Parasound Intros Integrated Amp With Built-in DAC

Parasound has turned its most-affordable preamplifier and DAC design into its most-affordable integrated amplifier and DAC with the addition of a 110-watt per channel power amplifier stage in t he NewClassic 200 Integrated Amplifier and DAC.

Christine Persaud Published: 04/17/2019 06:50:02 AM EST

 

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The First Products From Sonos and Ikea Are Coming This Summer

The First Products From Sonos and Ikea Are Coming This Summer

More than a year ago, audio company Sonos and Swedish furniture retailer Ikea confirmed that they would be joining forces to explore new ideas, though there wasn't much more information given beyond that vague statement. Now, we get a glimpse at the first products to be born from the partnership between the two popular brands.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/14/2019 02:02:17 PM EST

Here Are Some of the Audio Goodies You Can Expect to See at the Montreal Audio Fest

Here Are Some of the Audio Goodies You Can Expect to See at the Montreal Audio Fest

The Montreal Audio Fest/Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest is gearing up for its 32nd edition from March 22-24, 2019 at the Hotel Bonaventure. On the heels of the first successful Toronto edition of the event, which took place last October, there will be plenty of new goodies to see.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/14/2019 11:08:36 AM EST

David's Take: Hands-On The Edifier S730 2.1 Speaker System

David's Take: Hands-On The Edifier S730 2.1 Speaker System

While it's easy for me to find and pick speakers for my home theatre, bedroom, and listening room, that's not necessarily the case for my computer system. It was easier when I used to do a lot of studio work. I'd buy the best one I could afford, which was from Genelec, and priced around US$3,500 back in 1998. Now, it's a different story. I want something a lot more affordable, in the $600 range, and that's of a 2.1 configuration.

David Susilo Published: 03/13/2019 08:26:00 AM EST

How to Get Good Quality Music From Your Smartphone

How to Get Good Quality Music From Your Smartphone

When it comes to music listening, we're facing a huge dilemma. On the one hand, many people opt to listen to music from their smartphones while on-the-go versus (or in addition to) on a great sound system at home. On the other, many of us still have an appreciation and desire for good audio quality.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/12/2019 08:35:57 AM EST

Tidal's iOS iPhone App Now Supports MQA

Tidal's iOS iPhone App Now Supports MQA

Tidal, in partnership with MQA, has announced that Master quality tracks are now available via iPhone devices. The update follows the recent Android news announced at CES in January.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/11/2019 10:08:19 AM EST

Nintendo Labo VR Kit Offers Simple VR Experience

Nintendo Labo VR Kit Offers Simple VR Experience

Nintendo Labo is launching a VR Kit that provides the tools for making DIY cardboard creations called Toy-Con that can be used to play a variety of games on the Nintendo Switch.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/07/2019 10:32:48 AM EST

Luxman Debuts New PD-151 Turntable

Luxman Debuts New PD-151 Turntable

Luxman America has introduced its new PD-151 belt-drive turntable, which is based on the PD-171A introduced back in 2014, but incorporates a new DC brushless motor, and a host of other upgrades.

Christine Persaud Published: 02/28/2019 08:48:14 AM EST

Dirac Debuts Latest Version of Dirac 3D Audio, Distortion Control for Mobile Devices, at MWC 2019

Dirac Debuts Latest Version of Dirac 3D Audio, Distortion Control for Mobile Devices, at MWC 2019

Dirac Research has introduced the latest version of Dirac 3D Audio for mobile devices, headphones, and VR/AR headsets at Mobile World Congress, which is currently underway in Barcelona.

Christine Persaud Published: 02/26/2019 02:21:22 PM EST

Smart Speakers Were the Most Popular Consumer Tech Product of 2018

Smart Speakers Were the Most Popular Consumer Tech Product of 2018

Not surprisingly, among the many consumer tech products that flooded the market in 2018, smart speakers were the hottest, showing impressive growth and consumer interest.

Christine Persaud Published: 02/22/2019 09:32:25 AM EST

Toast Makes Stylish Covers for Smart Speakers

Toast Makes Stylish Covers for Smart Speakers

While the latest versions of smart speakers like the Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home come in various attractive fabric finish options, Portland, OR-based Toast is offering further personalization through a selection of real wood sheaths that are specifically fitted for the devices.

Christine Persaud Published: 02/21/2019 10:13:58 AM EST


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