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Direct-drive Thorens turntable debuts

Thorens took analogue fans by surprise at the recent High End Munich show with the release of its first direct-drive turntable in more than three decades. The TD 402 DD harks back to the marque’s famous TD Series turntables, but is an all-new design that ...
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Chord expands its Ultima amp family

Chord Electronics has released a pair of monoblocks featuring technology from its high-end, Ultima flagship power amp. The Ultima 2 and Ultima 3 replace Chord’s SPM-6000 and SPM-4000 amps, and link their Ultima DNA to fresh aesthetics. The casework of the two newcomers is constructed ...
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T+A celebrates 40 years with special Solitaire speaker

The T+A CTW 1000-40 is the latest chapter in the marque’s Solitaire loudspeaker story. The first Solitaire made its debut in 1983, and the speakers have steadily evolved since then, with innovation, quality and sonic performance as the consistent hallmarks. The CTW 1000-40 celebrates T+A’s ...
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Chord springs a phono surprise

Chord Electronics unveiled a new phono stage at this year’s High End Munich expo. The Huei follows a similarly compact form factor as the marque’s Qutest DAC, and features both moving magnet and moving coil compatibility. The main functions are microprocessor controlled, while a top-mounted ...
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Future-proof pre-amp is McIntosh’s latest

A digital module is the star at the heart of a new pre-amplifier by McIntosh Labs. The C49 pre-amp’s digital audio module features a selection of digital inputs, which is nothing unusual. However, McIntosh points out that the module is replaceable as new digital technologies ...
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