Arche and Stellia promise high-end heaven

February 19, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

French marque Focal has added a top-class headphone amp/DAC to its product line-up, and also announced the release of its second closed-back headphone. The Arche headphone amp/DAC is built by Micromega, and has been specifically designed to partner Focal’s burgeoning […]

Technics debuts high-end network disc spinner

January 22, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Technics has added a versatile digital player with disc-spinning and networking capabilities to its high-end Grand Class line-up. The newcomer features premium components, painstaking construction, and comprehensive noise and interference countermeasures, as well as innovative technologies. The SL-G700 combines a […]

Mark Levinson previews new amps

November 13, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Mark Levinson will introduce two new integrated amplifiers early next year. The No.5802 features an all-digital input set, while the 5805 adds analogue inputs and an integrated MM/MC phono stage. The No.5802 features six digital inputs, comprising AES/EBU, coaxial RCA, […]

Lumin adds new models to streaming portfolio

October 30, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

The Lumin range of network devices has been extended with the arrival of two new models. The Lumin X1 is the marque’s new flagship network player, while the U1 Mini network transport aims to make Lumin’s streaming technology more accessible. […]

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 […]