Primare’s Prisma lands in SA

July 31, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Swedish audio manufacturer Primare’s new Prisma models are now available in South Africa. The two newcomers are the I35 Prisma integrated amplifier/network player, and the CD35 CD/network player. Prisma refers to Primare’s latest network control and playback platform, which includes […]

Parasound launches new Halo powerhouse

July 31, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Parasound’s new John Curl-designed stereo power amp distills key elements of the legendary JC1 monoblock to create a single-chassis design delivering 400 watts a side. Badged the JC5, the newcomer effectively combines the innards of two JC1s in a single […]

Sporty Sennheiser offers wireless freedom

July 31, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

The new Sennheiser CX Sport combines the wireless convenience of Bluetooth connectivity with a featherweight design and sweat-resistant execution. The in-ear design is specifically aimed at active users and sportspeople seeking an on-the-move earphone solution for use while training. Ergonomic […]

dCS Network Bridge: Crossing digital waters

July 24, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Streaming is the new audio buzzword – but how do you add streaming capability to an existing system without reinventing the wheel? The dCS Network Bridge is an attractive and sonically revealing solution By Deon Schoeman Navigating the often stormy […]

Latest subwoofers from Revel

July 24, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Revel has announced upgraded versions of its B110 and B112 subwoofers. As before, the B110V2 features a 10-inch front-firing driver, while the B112V2 is home to a 12-inch drive unit. The upgraded transducers pay closer attention to the linearity of […]

Closed-back Audeze LCD-2 debuts

July 24, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

A new, closed-back version of the LCD-2 planar magnetic headphone has been announced by headphone specialist Audeze. The new version features improved isolation, ensuring significantly reduced exposure to ambient noise. Added to the range by popular demand, the closed-back LCD-2 […]

Chord adds upscaler to Hugo range

July 24, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Chord Electronics has added an upscaler to its line-up of digital products. The Hugo M Scaler uses FPGA-based digital filtering to upgrade incoming digital signals from 44,1/16-bit (the Red Book standard) to 705,6 kHz (or even 768 kHz in the […]

Primare I35: Capturing the music’s heart and soul

July 17, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

It’s easy to underestimate the capabilities of Primare’s latest integrated amplifier. But the minimalist appearance of the new I35 isn’t at all reflected in a sonic performance that’s generous and thoroughly entertaining. Hi-fi components have a certain appeal that is […]

Ascendo brings immersive audio to SA

July 17, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Ascendo Immersive Audio products are now available in South Africa through The Audio Visual Boutique. The German marque is unique in incorporating Audio Video Bridged (AVB) and Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) technology in its home theatre systems. AVB and TSN are […]