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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.