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McIntosh C53 Preamplifier Incorporates Company’s DA2 Digital Audio Module

The newly announced C53 preamplifier is the first McIntosh product to employ the company’s DA2 digital audio module and is TV-friendly thanks to its HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) connection.

Robert Archer · July 30, 2019

$299 AudioQuest Dragonfly Cobalt Enhances the Sound of Smart Devices and Other Gear

The reasonably priced AudioQuest Dragonfly Cobalt can be used with Apple and Android devices, as well as computers to improve the quality of digital audio through its MQA compatibility.

Robert Archer · July 16, 2019

SIMAUDIO Launches New Integrated Amp and Streaming DAC

The new SIMAUDIO 700i v2 integrated amp produces 175 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and the 780D v2 streaming DAC is compatible with MQA and DSD files.

Robert Archer · July 03, 2019

How ‘Digital Media Expert’ Shelly Palmer Gets it Wrong on High-Res Audio

2016 CEDIA Expo keynote speaker and ‘King of the CES Tour Guides’ Shelly Palmer says we don’t need high-resolution audio because most people listen to music on earbuds anyway.

Julie Jacobson · June 30, 2019

McIntosh Unveils $5,000 Digital-Ready, Future-Proof Preamplifier

Swappable module enables the McIntosh C49 preamplifier to handle today’s and tomorrow’s digital technologies.

Lisa Montgomery · May 21, 2019

RIAA Reports Increased Availability of Hi-Res Streaming Artists and Albums

The Recording Industry Association of America recently issued its first-ever tally of high-resolution music titles, and it’s impressive.

Lisa Montgomery · May 13, 2019

Sonos and the Home Gym: Untapped Potential?

Streaming music is a home gym’s best high-tech addition, based on a report from Sonos.

Lisa Montgomery · May 10, 2019

$699 Marantz Hi-Res Network CD Receiver Streams Via Alexa, Google Assistant

M-CR612 Hi-Res Network CD Receiver from Marantz delivers voice-controllable playback from digital and analog sources.

Lisa Montgomery · May 01, 2019

Bowers & Wilkins Launches Wireless Multiroom Audio; Licenses Mesh Platform to Others

Three years after merging with software startup Eva Automation, Bowers & Wilkins announces first collaborative product: Formation wireless speakers and proprietary multiroom audio platform to be licensed to third parties.

Joe Palenchar · April 22, 2019

Hands On: Roon Labs Nucleus+ is Flexible, Easy to Use Whole-House Audio Server

The $2,498 Roon Labs’ Nucleus+ whole-house audio server allows integrators to mix-and-match audio components without losing performance or functionality.

Robert Archer · March 04, 2019