High-Resolution Audio

McIntosh C53 Preamplifier Incorporates Company’s DA2 Digital Audio Module

By Robert Archer · July 30, 2019 • 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.

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

By Robert Archer · July 16, 2019 • 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.

SIMAUDIO Launches New Integrated Amp and Streaming DAC

By Robert Archer · July 3, 2019 • 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.

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

By Julie Jacobson · June 30, 2019 • 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.

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

By Lisa Montgomery · May 21, 2019 • Swappable module enables the McIntosh C49 preamplifier to handle today’s and tomorrow’s digital technologies.

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

By Lisa Montgomery · May 13, 2019 • The Recording Industry Association of America recently issued its first-ever tally of high-resolution music titles, and it's impressive.

Sonos and the Home Gym: Untapped Potential?

By Lisa Montgomery · May 10, 2019 • Streaming music is a home gym’s best high-tech addition, based on a report from Sonos.

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

By Lisa Montgomery · May 1, 2019 • M-CR612 Hi-Res Network CD Receiver from Marantz delivers voice-controllable playback from digital and analog sources.

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

By Joe Palenchar · April 22, 2019 • 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.

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

By Robert Archer · March 4, 2019 • The $2,498 Roon Labs’ Nucleus+ whole-house audio server allows integrators to mix-and-match audio components without losing performance or functionality.

Pro-Ject Smartphone DAC Boosts Audio Performance On The Go

By Robert Archer · February 20, 2019 • The Pro-Ject DAC Box E Mobile is a portable digital-to-analog converter (DAC) designed for use with smartphones, tablets, and computers.

High-Resolution Qobuz Audio Streaming Service Launches in the U.S.

By Robert Archer · February 15, 2019 • The Qobuz audio streaming service is now available to U.S. customers in four subscription tiers including a 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution option.

Meridian to Discuss Hi-Res Audio During CEDIA Expo 2018

By CE Pro Editors · September 5, 2018 • Meridian's audio education manager Hugo Fitzjohn says the company will offer an all-new course on how integrators can take advantage of hi-res audio during CEDIA Expo 2018.

Yamaha MusicCast Amplifier is Alexa Enabled, Streams Spotify

By Robert Archer · August 23, 2018 • The 1U-high Yamaha $2,700 XDA-QS5400RK MusicCast Amplifier easily fits into racks and furniture, and its dual LAN ports enable integrators to daisy chain the product to address up to 32 zones of multiroom audio.

Meridian’s CEDIA Expo 2018 Preview

By CE Pro Editors · August 22, 2018 • Meridian will be showing off its free Design and Specification Service, as well as its 200 Series during CEDIA Expo 2018.

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