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9/1 [Japan]   
 AVALON、「Compas」国内登場!!!!!!
  Ceramic version: \3,700,000(ペア・税別)
  Diamond version: \5,000,000(ペア・税別)

9/1 [World・Japan]   
 JBLから、新EVEREST「DD65000」「DD67000」登場!!!!!!
  DD65000 \2,520,000(1本)
  DD67000 \3,150,000(1本)
   
製品情報(pdf)

8/30 [World・Japan]   
 TADから、新スピーカー「TAD-R1 MK2」「TAD-CR1 MK2」登場!!!
 ウーハーを改良・国内生産を重視へ。
  ・初の国内生産となる新開発のウーファー用振動板を搭載。
  ・CST(Coherent Source Transducer)用蒸着ベリリウム振動板などの主要部品に国内生産材を
  使用。
  ・スピーカーシステムの組み立てを国内の自社工場で完結させることで、優れた品質を実現。
  製品情報

8/22 [World]   
 Thielから、新スピーカー「CS2.7」登場!!!!!! 
  THIEL’s new three-way floorstanding Coherent Source Loudspeaker represents a stunning
 new benchmark in acoustical performance for loudspeakers. Gorgeous new industrial design 
 complements THIEL’s legendary time and phase coherence technologies including revolutionary 
 driver design that deliver the most detailed, natural, and musically lifelike reproduction of the 
 original performance possible. Close your eyes, listen for yourself, and be there. 
  The CS2.7 incorporates new technologies developed for our flagship CS3.7 loudspeaker
 including a state-of-the-art coaxial/coincident driver. The midrange element itself has perfectly 
 neutral response to 20kHz - an upper range specification seldom attained even by tweeters. 
  Deep, fast, and tight bass emanates from an all THIEL-designed and built 8-inch woofer 
 supported by a passive radiator that provides the bass extension of a tuned port with none of 
 the breathy "chuffing noises" associated with vented enclosure designs. The result is 
 authoritative bass response boasting the detail and articulation of a sealed cabinet.
  The newly designed CS2.7 enclosure wraps THIEL's unique driver designs in a very attractive, 
 ultra-rigid bent plywood laminated with your choice of hardwood veneer. THIEL's non-resonant 
 enclosure preserves critical detail during playback--more so than even prior generations of the 
 THIEL CS2 series speakers which had already excelled in this regard.
 [Cabinet]
  Low level cabinet vibrations can be audible enough to diminish the purity of sound during 
 playback of music and movies. THIEL's new CS2.7 replaces the 1 inch thick MDF cabinet walls
 of previous CS2 series models with much more robust curved plywood. The increase in rigidity 
 prevents the enclosure from vibrating in sympathy with the movement of the drivers, preserving 
 even the most minute details.
  Further, the curved walls are laminated in your choice of fine hardwood veneer, creating a 
 luxurious and attractive loudspeaker that is of the finest furniture grade. The design of the CS2.7 
 is unmistakably THIEL. The characteristic sloped back baffle is wrapped with walls inspired by
 the CS3.7 flagship, but with clean edges and lines made popular by earlier THIEL models. 
 [Coaxial Coincident Driver]
  
At the heart of the CS2.7 lies one of THIEL's greatest innovations ever --the star diaphragm 
 coaxial / coincident driver which inspired the creation of our flagship CS3.7 loudspeaker. 
  Both the midrange and tweeter diaphragms are formed of anodized aluminum. The unique
 ribbed geometry of the midrange is engineered to deliver immense rigidity and clarity. An 
 uncharacteristically large diameter voice coil further braces the midrange against out of phase 
 bending common in virtually all other loudspeaker drivers.
  Tremendous control and high output capability is afforded by the massive amount of
 neodymium magnets powering the drivers. A very large ring magnet drives the midrange, while 5 
 neodymium magnets drive the tweeter. 
  As with all THIEL designed and built drivers, this element utilizes a short-coil / long-gap and 
 copper stabilized motor system to ensure ultra-low distortion and utter faithfulness to your 
 music.
 [BassSystem]
  THIEL's eight inch woofer is a perfect example of our quest to develop wide bandwidth drivers 
 with vanishingly low distortion characteristics. 
  Distortion is 1/10th that of typical woofers this size. The magnetic system is a THIEL 
 proprietary short-coil / long-gap design whereby the voice coil never exits the ultra-strong and 
 stable magnetic field setup inside the gap thus helping the amplifier exert complete control over 
 woofer motion. 
  The motor structure is stabilized by sheathing the center pole with a copper sleeve, and by 
 including a copper shorting ring at the base of the back plate. The first of these measures 
 dramatically reduce the inductance of the voice coil thereby ensuring that the frequency 
 response of the driver is not modulated by the motion of the coil over the pole. The copper 
 shorting ring guarantees that the voice coil's magnetic field (again, analogous to the signal from 
 the amp) always reacts against a rigid and fixed magnetic field as setup by the magnet. By 
 exercising these extreme measures in driver design, the THIEL CS2.7 delivers an unprecedented 
 level of detail and dynamics. 
  [Crossover]
  As with any new THIEL speaker, extensive fine tuning happens in the laboratory and listening 
 room. The CS2.7 has been precisely tuned after quite an extensive process of measuring in our 
 engineering facility, and very careful extended listening sessions in our world class listening room. 
  The job of the crossover is primarily to send sounds of various frequencies to each
 appropriate drive unit, but we take the opportunity to do much more. Our 6dB per octave 
 synthesized crossover slopes ensure that the entire speaker system is phase correct --a feat 
 very few loudspeakers can claim. We also correct for relatively small irregularities in driver 
 response which are on such a small scale, most loudspeaker manufacturers are content to 
 dismiss them entirely. 
  Those who remain skeptical of including so many components in a crossover can rest at ease. 
 We use only very fine quality components which will not mask fine detail. Our high quality 
 capacitors and pure copper air-cored inductors are among the finest in the industry. 
 製品情報

8/17 [World]   
 WilsonAudioから、新スピーカー「Alexia」登場!!!!!! 
  2012年9月15日正式発表予定
  The Wilson Audio Alexia is a new model positioned above the Sasha, and below the MAXX.
   The Alexia's form factor resembles the Sasha; its footprint is similar to the Sasha, and it is 
  slightly taller. The Alexia features three modules to facilitate micro adjustments in the 
  time-domain for all three driver groups, the woofer, the midrange and the tweeter.
  High frequencies are handled by a revised version of Wilson's newest driver, the Convergent 
 Synergy Tweeter. The critical mid frequencies are handled by Wilson's acclaimed midrange
 driver. For the bass, Wilson developed two entirely new drivers, an eight-inch and a ten-inch.
  As with the MAXX Series 3 and the Alexandria XLF, speed, bass extension, and authority are 
 optimized with this carefully tuned staggered-two-woofer approach.
  The Alexia is coming Fall 2012.


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8/14 [World]   
 dCS、「Vivaldi」シリーズを正式発表!!! 
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8/14 [World]   
 dCS、「Vivaldi」シリーズを正式発表!!! Vivaldi Master Clock
   Vivaldi Master Clock is a powerful yet simple to use Grade 1 master clock based on dCS pioneering developments in studio and home audio. Featuring two banks of clock outputs capable of outputting different frequencies, Vivaldi Master Clock uses the latest groundbreaking technology from dCS.

In a digital audio system samples must be accurate in level and time but jitter, which exists in all digital systems, can result in timing errors in these samples causing the analogue signal to be reconstructed inaccurately. In a dCS system our DACs can act as the system master clock, but listening tests have shown that there is no substitute for a highquality, dedicated master clock.

dCS were pioneers in the use of external clocks in digital audio systems and our clocking technology has been continually refined so that our latest multi-stage Phase-Locked-Loop (PLL) system sets world-beating standards for accuracy and control of troublesome jitter from the incoming audio stream.

All dCS Master Clocks are subjected to rigorous in-house testing. The crystal oscillators are pre-aged and selected for long term stability and then individually calibrated over a wide temperature range to ensure consistent optimal performance. Vivaldi Master Clock uses a sophisticated microcontroller system to ensure smooth correction as the temperature changes and this approach gives a more stable result than either oven controlled crystal oscillators or even atomic clocks.

All dCS master clocks are designed to generate industry standard Word Clock on 75 ohm co-axial cable. Other anufacturers’ equipment that has been designed to accept standard Word Clock can be used with our clocks.

Vivaldi Master Clock may be slaved to an external reference (such as an atomic clock or GPS reference) if increased accuracy is desired. Our sophisticated multi-mode Phase-Locked-Loop (PLL) significantly reduces jitter from the reference source.

The dCS ‘soft’ approach to programmable logic allows the user to easily update Vivaldi Master Clock software, whether this is to add new features, improve performance or adapt to changes in digital formats.

Used as part of the Vivaldi digital audio playback system Vivaldi Master Clock improves on an already spectacular sound
and takes it into an entirely new domain. With a clock added to a dCS system images snap into sharper focus and the music displays a substantially greater sense of authority and power as well as, most importantly, offering noticably higher resolution of detail.


Key Features

Utilising the latest generation dCS Digital Processing Platform which offers stateof-the-art measured performance and unrivalled musical experience.

Designed for maximum flexibility as output configuration can be optimised in systems with a variety of digital audio sources.

Dual crystal oscillators with microcontrollerenhanced temperature correction.

New auto-clocking mode used in the Vivaldi range improves ease of use and minimises jitter.

Improved power supplies give lower running temperature and improved tolerance to AC supply variations.

Multi-stage regulation ensures sensitive analogue circuitry is not affected by digital interference.

Aerospace grade machined aluminum chassis fitted with tuned acoustic damping panels reduces magnetic effects
and vibration.


Specifications

Type
Class 1 Master Clock.

Clock Frequencies
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kHz.

Clock Accuracy
Better than +/-1ppm when shipped.
Typically +/-0.1ppm when shipped and stabilised.

Word Clock outputs
Two groups of 4 independently buffered outputs on 75Ω BNC connectors.
Each group may be set to a different clock frequency.

Reference Input
External Reference Input on 1x 75Ω BNC connector. Accepts either Word Clock or AC coupled signals at 1MHz, 5MHz & 10MHz. Lock range is +/-300ppm.

Start Up Time
Typically 1 minute to rated accuracy.

Software Updates
Loaded from CD-R via reference input.

Local Control
dCS Premium Remote handset is supplied with Vivaldi DAC.
RS232 (controlled by a third party device).
A dCS-programmed Nevo Q50 is available for the Vivaldi range as an optional extra.

Power Supply
Factory set for 100, 115, 220 or 230V AC, 49-62Hz.

Power Consumption
10 Watts typical/123 Watts maximum.

Dimensions
444mm/17.5” x 435mm/17.2” x 126mm/5.0”.
Allow extra depth for cable connectors.

Color
Silver / Black


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8/14 [World]   
 dCS、「Vivaldi」シリーズを正式発表!!! Vivaldi Upsampler
   Vivaldi Upsampler is designed to act as the hub of a digital audio system and will transform your listening experience, taking your music collection to levels you have not heard before.

Operating as a digital-to-digital converter Vivaldi Upsampler accesses music from any digital source and converts the audio from its native sample rate to either high resolution DXD (24 bit data at 352.8 or 384 kS/s), DSD (1 bit data at 2.822 or 3.07MS/s) or standard high resolution PCM (24 bit data up to 24/192kS/s). The results gained from Vivaldi Upsampler are extraordinary – a more vibrant, 3-dimensional, transparent and effortless performance.

Vivaldi Upsampler features a wired network connection and can stream high resolution audio files stored on a computer or on network storage via UPnP™. The additional asynchronous USB input on Vivaldi Upsampler also allows direct connection of a PC and supports high resolution audio up to and including 192kS/s and DSD over USB. The USB interfaces run in an Asynchronous USB mode, which makes Vivaldi Upsampler immune to jitter from the typical computer’s noisy clock.

Vivaldi Upsampler is Apple Authenticated and supports playback of iPod/iPhone-stored digital media, bypassing the iPod/iPhone internal DAC to ensure optimal performance. USB memory hardware is also supported.

An array of independently selectable digital inputs (RJ45, USB, AES, SPDIF, SDIF-2, Toslink) completes the versatility
of this powerful machine and elevates the performance of Red Book CD from CD Players or high resolution audio from digital streamers to a previously unsurpassed level.

dCS were pioneers in the use of external clocks in digital audio systems and the redesigned multi-stage Phase-Locked-Loop (PLL) system used in Vivaldi Upsampler sets world-beating standards for accuracy and control of troublesome jitter from the incoming audio stream.

The dCS ‘soft’ approach to programmable logic makes it extremely easy for users to update Vivaldi Upsampler software, whether adding new features, installing performance upgrades or adapting to changes in digital formats.

Used as part of a complete Vivaldi digital audio playback system Vivaldi Upsampler gives a performance of effortless realism each and every time.


Key Features

Utilising the latest generation dCS Digital Processing Platform which offers stateof-the-art measured performance and unrivalled musical experience.

Designed for maximum flexibility as output configuration can be optimised in systems with a variety of digital audio sources.

Dual crystal oscillators with microcontrollerenhanced temperature correction.

New auto-clocking mode used in the Vivaldi range improves ease of use and minimises jitter.

Improved power supplies give lower running temperature and improved tolerance to AC supply variations.

Multi-stage regulation ensures sensitive analogue circuitry is not affected by digital interference.

Aerospace grade machined aluminum chassis fitted with tuned acoustic damping panels reduces magnetic effects
and vibration.

Specifications

Type
Digital-to-Digital Converter.

Converter Type
dCS proprietary Ring DAC™ topology.

Digital Inputs
Network interface on an RJ45 connector – Acts as UPnP™ renderer and streams digital music from a NAS or local computer over a standard Ethernet network, decoding all major lossless formats including FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA up to 24 bit 192kS/s native sample rate. Other supported file formats include ALAC, MP3, M4a, AAC and OGG. Some formats are limited to lower sample rates.

USB 2.0 interface on a type B connector. Operates in Asynchronous USB mode, Audio Class 1 or Class 2. Class 2 mode will accept up to 24 bit PCM at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kS/s and DSD in DOP format.
USB-on-the-go interface on A-type connector, streams audio files from a USB flash drive or iPod/iPhone. Will accept up to 24 bit PCM at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kS/s and DSD in DOP format. Operates in asynchronous USB mode.

AES3 on a 3-pin female XLR connector.

4x SPDIF on 2x RCA Phono, 1x BNC connectors and 1x TosLink optical connector.

1x SDIF-2 PCM interface on 2x BNC connectors + Word Clock

All electrical digital inputs will accept PCM data at up to 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kS/s. The Toslink input and SDIF-2 interface are limited to a maximum of 96kS/s.

Digital Outputs
2x AES3 on 3-pin female XLR connectors. Each outputs 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 or 96kS/s, OR as a Dual AES pair at 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8 or 384kS/s or dCS-encrypted DSD.

2x SPDIF on RCA Phono and BNC connectors. Each outputs 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kS/s.

Conversions
Data from any input may be converted to 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8 or 384kS/s or DSD (1 bit data at 2.822MS/s). The output sample rate must be equal to or greater than the input sample rate.

Word Clock I/O
Word Clock input on 2x BNC connector. Accepts standard Word Clock at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kHz. Sensitive to TTL levels.
Word Clock output on 1x BNC connector. Outputs standard Word Clock at a frequency equal to the (single wire) output data rate, or 44.1kHz when set to output DSD.

Spurious Responses
Better than -100dB0 @ 20Hz-20kHz for Fs> 32kS/s, 20Hz-14kHz for 32kS/s.

Filters
A choice of filter responses give different trade offs between Nyquist image rejection and the phase response.

Software Updates
Loaded from CD-R via PCM audio input or via USB.

Local Control
dCS Premium Remote handset is supplied with Vivaldi DAC.
RS232 (controlled by a third party device).
dCS-programmed Nevo Q50 or the Premium Remote are available as an optional extra.
Vivaldi Controller App available for iOS, Android, Mac OSX & Windows.

Power Supply
Factory set for 100, 115, 220 or 230V AC, 49-62Hz.

Power Consumption
15 Watts typical/18 Watts maximum.

Dimensions
444mm/17.5” x 435mm/17.2” x 125mm/5.0”.
Allow extra depth for cable connectors.

Weight
14.2 kg/31.3lbs.

Color
Silver / Black


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8/14 [World]   
 dCS、「Vivaldi」シリーズを正式発表!!! Vivaldi DAC
   Vivaldi DAC uses the latest groundbreaking technology from dCS including ‘next generation’ versions of the dCS Ring DAC™, Digital Processing Platform and Clocking System so that, as the hub of a digital audio system, an array of features guarantee amazing performance from any digital source.

The unique design of the legendary dCS Ring DAC™ combines exceptional linearity with very high speed operation enabling it to deliver true 24 bit performance even at low signal levels. The latest generation of our Ring DAC™ incorporates a number of important technical advances that have resulted in it offering enhanced dynamic range, reduced jitter, improved channel separation and greatly improved musical realism.

The powerful digital processing platform of Vivaldi DAC is based around Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chips,
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) chips and a microcontroller system. All of these use code developed and maintained in the UK by dCS. Vivaldi DAC represents true stateof- the-art in digital audio by offering twice the logic capacity of previous generations, emphasised by its unmatched sonic and measured performance.

dCS were pioneers in the use of external clocks in digital audio systems and the redesigned multi-stage Phase-Locked-Loop (PLL) system used in Vivaldi DAC sets worldbeating standards for accuracy and control of troublesome jitter from the incoming audio stream.

Vivaldi DAC features standard AES3, Dual AES, SDIF-2 and SPDIF inputs in addition to an asynchronous USB 2.0 interface. The enhanced digital volume control allows direct connection to a power amplifier so that in the majority of systems there is no need for a separate preamplifier. Maximum output can be set at either two or six volts to suit different amplifier and speaker combinations.

Featuring a completely new interface designed to handle all high resolution musical formats up to DXD (24 bit data at 352.8 and 384kS/s) plus DSD, the optimised DSP filters available to Vivaldi DAC owners will ensure you can extract every last nuance of musical detail and emotion by tuning the system to suit your personal preference.

The dCS ‘soft’ approach to programmable logic makes it extremely easy for users to update Vivaldi DAC software, whether adding new features, installing performance upgrades or adapting to changes in digital formats.

Used as a standalone DAC or as part of a complete Vivaldi digital audio playback system Vivaldi DAC gives a performance of effortless realism each and every time.


Key Features

Utilising the latest generation dCS Digital Processing Platform which offers stateof-the-art measured performance and unrivalled musical experience.

Designed for maximum flexibility by accepting audio data from a variety of digital sources.

Flexible output configuration can be optimised in systems with and without pre-amplifiers.

Comprehensive clocking architecture plus an auto-clocking mode used in Vivaldi range improves ease of use and
minimises jitter.

USB interface allows easy connection to a computer, accepting PCM data at up to 24/192 and DOP (DSD over PCM). The interface runs in Asynchronous USB mode, which makes the DAC immune to jitter from the typical computer’s noisy clock.

Improved power supplies give lower running temperature and improved tolerance to AC supply variations.

Multi-stage regulation ensures sensitive analogue circuitry is not affected by digital interference.

Features separate power circuits for the digital and analogue sections to further enhance the power supply cleanness.

Aerospace grade machined aluminum chassis fitted with tuned acoustic damping panels reduces magnetic effects
and vibration.

Specifications

Type
Digital-to-Analogue Converter.

Converter Type
dCS proprietary Ring DAC™ topology.

Analogue Outputs
Output Levels: 2V rms or 6V rms on all outputs for a full-scale input, set in the menu.

Balanced Outputs: 1 stereo pair on 2x 3-pin male XLR connectors (pin 2 = hot, pin 3 = cold). These outputs are electronically balanced and floating, the signal balance ratio at 1kHz is better than 40dB. Output impedance is 3Ω, maximum load is 600Ω (a 10kΩ-100kΩ load is recommended).

Unbalanced Outputs: 1 stereo pair on 2x RCA Phono connectors. Output impedance is 52Ω, maximum load is 600Ω (a 10kΩ-100kΩ load is recommended).

Digital Inputs
USB 2.0 interface on a type B connector. Operates in asynchronous mode, will accept streamed PCM data up to 24 bits at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 & 192kS/s and DOP (DSD over PCM). Can operate in USB Audio Class 1 or Class 2 mode.

4x AES/EBU on 3-pin female XLR connectors. Each will accept up to 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 & 192kS/s OR 2x Dual AES pairs at 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8 & 384kS/s or dCS-encrypted DSD.

3x SPDIF on 2x RCA Phono and 1x BNC connectors. Each will accept up to 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 & 192kS/s.

1x SPDIF optical on a Toslink connector, will accept up to 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 & 96kS/s

1x SDIF-2 interface on 2x BNC connectors, will accept up to 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 & 96kS/s or SDIF-2 DSD (auto-selected). If the unit is not in Master mode, this interface requires a compatible Word Clock input, locked to the data rate.

Word Clock I/O
3x Word Clock inputs on 3x BNC connector, accept standard Word Clock at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kHz. The data rate can be the same as the clock rate or an exact multiple 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x) of the clock rate. Sensitive to TTL levels.

Word Clock output on 1x BNC connector. In Master mode, a TTL-compatible 44.1kHz Word Clock is available.

Residual Noise
Better than -113dB0 @ 20Hz-20kHz unweighted (6V Setting).

L-R crosstalk
Better than -115dB0, 20-20kHz.

Spurious Responses
Better than -105dB0 @ 20-20kHz.

Filters
A choice of filter responses give different trade offs between Nyquist image rejection and the phase response

Software Updates
Loaded from CD-R or via USB interface.

Local Control
dCS Premium Remote is supplied as standard.
RS232 (controlled by a third party device).
A dCS-programmed Nevo Q50 is available for the Vivaldi range as an optional extra..

Power Supply
Factory set for 100, 115, 220 or 230V AC, 49-62Hz.

Power Consumption
23 Watts typical/30 Watts maximum.

Dimensions
444mm/17.5” x 435mm/17.2” x 151mm/6.0” high.
Allow extra depth for cable connectors.

Color
Silver / Black


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8/14 [World]   
 dCS、「Vivaldi」シリーズを正式発表!!! Vivaldi Transport
   Vivaldi Transport is designed to extract revelatory levels of detail from both CD and SACD 
  and is the ultimate machine for silver disc replay. All signal processing in Vivaldi Transport is 
  controlled by electronics designed by dCS. It uses the TEAC Esoteric VRDS Neo™ mechanism 
  which provides a brushless motor with heavy flywheel for stable disc rotation and super rigid 
  construction.
   The powerful digital processing platform of Vivaldi Transport is based around Field 
  Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chips, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) chips and a 
  microcontroller system. All of these use code developed and maintained in-house by dCS. 
  Vivaldi Transport represents true state-of-the-art in digital audio by offering twice the logic 
  capacity of previous generations, delivering unmatched sonic and measured performance.
   In order to enhance the cleanness of the power supply and isolate the mechanism from the 
  electronics Vivaldi Transport features a completely new chassis design that has separate power 
  circuits for the digital processing and CD/SACD mechanism sections. This has resulted in near 
  silent operation.
   Vivaldi Transport features a Dual AES output that supports dCS-encrypted DSD (1 bit data 
  at the rate of 2.822MS/s) to a dCS DAC from CD or SACD. Vivaldi Transport also offers the 
  option of upsampling CD data to DXD (24 bit data at the rate of 352.8kS/s) and transmitting 
  this data over the same Dual AES interface. SACDs are played in their native DSD format, 
  again using the Dual AES interface. Native CD data is available from 4 PCM outputs (1x 
  AES/EBU and 2x SPDIF, 1x SDIF-2), as is down-sampled SACD data.
   Vivaldi Transport is intended to be used with the matching Vivaldi DAC or with any suitable 
  industry standard DAC. The unit may be run either in Master mode or with the DAC as the
  system clock. Performance will be enhanced further by adding Vivaldi Clock to the system.
   The dCS ‘soft’ approach to programmable logic makes it extremely easy for users to
  update Vivaldi Transport software, whether adding new features, installing performance 
  upgrades or adapting to changes in digital formats.
   Used as part of a complete Vivaldi digital audio playback system Vivaldi Transport gives a 
  performance of effortless realism each and every time.
 [Key Features]
   Utilising the latest generation dCS Digital Processing Platform which offers stateof- the-art 
  measured performance and unrivalled musical experience.
   Plays Red Book CDs in their native 16/44.1 format AND upsamples the data to either DSD or 
  DXD.
   Plays SACDs in their native DSD format AND downsamples the data to CD format.
   Improved power supplies give lower running temperature and improved tolerance to AC
  supply variations.
   Multi-stage regulation ensures sensitive analogue circuitry is not affected by digital 
  interference.
   Features separate power circuits for the digital processing and CD/SACD mechanism
  sections to further enhance the power supply cleanness.
   Aerospace grade machined aluminum chassis fitted with tuned acoustic damping panels 
  reduces magnetic effects and vibration.
 [Specifications]
  Type Upsampling CD/SACD Transport.
  Mechanism Dual laser CD/SACD mechanism (TEAC VRDS NEO™ VMK3)
  Digital Outputs
   1x Dual AES interface on 2x 3-pin male XLR connectors, outputs dCS-encrypted DSD data, 
  whether a CD or SACD is playing. A menu setting changes the format to DXD (24/352.8) when 
  a CD is playing.
   1x AES/EBU on 3-pin male XLR connector, outputs CD format data (16 bits at 44.1kS/s), 
  whether a CD or SACD is playing.
   2x SPDIF on 1x RCA Phono and 1x BNC connectors. Each outputs CD format data, whether
   a CD or SACD is playing.
   1x SPDIF optical on a Toslink connector, outputs CD format data, whether a CD or SACD is 
  playing.
   1x SDIF-2 interface on 2x BNC connectors, outputs CD format data, whether a CD or SACD 
  is playing..
   Clocking
    Word Clock output on 1x BNC connector. With the transport in Master mode, a 
   TTL-compatible 44.1kHz
    Word Clock derived from the internal crystal oscillator is available on this output. The 
   calibration accuracy when shipped is +/-10ppm, not temperature compensated.
    Word Clock input on 1x BNC connector, accepts standard Word Clock at 44.1, 88.2 or 
   176.4kHz.
    Sensitive to TTL levels.
   Software Updates Updates are loaded directly from CD-R.
   Local Control
    dCS Premium Remote handset is supplied with Vivaldi DAC.
   RS232 (controlled by a third party device).
    dCS-programmed Nevo Q50 Remote handset is available for the Vivaldi range as an
    optional extra.
   Power Supply Factory set for 100, 115, 220 or 230V AC, 49-62Hz.
   Power Consumption 28 Watts typical/40 Watts maximum.
   Dimensions 444mm/17.5” x 435mm/17.2” x 196mm/7.8”.
   Allow extra depth for cable connectors.
   Color Silver / Black


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8/14 [World]   
 CHORD、Network music player 「DSX 1000
」を正式発表!!
 
 既にHighEnd2012にて発表済み。
  
2012 秋発売予定。
  The DSX 1000 is our range-topping network music player. With a full-colour screen, front
 panel and remote control, and operation via a number of today's uPnP apps for the
 iPhone/iPad or Android smart phones, the DSX 1000 has been designed to make the best of 
 digitally stored music files. It can play: MP3; WMA; WAV; AAC; ALAC and FLAC with 24/192 
 support where possible. We will also offer a custom version of the SongBook app to give full 
 control and set-up.
  It offers an in-built analogue volume control circuit (which is the same as our Reference 
 preamplifiers use) to give highly accurate volume adjustment without the problems and
 low-level distortions associated with digital volume controls normally found in streaming
 products. It also offers both volume- controlled and line-level analogue outputs that feature
 both balanced XLR and RCA phono connections.
  The most important feature, however, is that the streaming engine is coupled into our own
 DAC technology based on the QBD76 design. This reclocks all the data, removing any of the
 jitter issues that can affect other products where the DAC is coupled into the main streaming 
 chip. The way in which the digital data is converted to analogue from the network is the most 
 important part and will affect the sound more than any other component, and this is where
 our legendary DAC expertise and proprietary circuits come in.


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8/11 [Japan]   
 Gato Audio 国内登場。代理店は「ゼファン」
   
Integrated Amplifier: AMP-150 \609,000(税込) リモコン付き
   製品情報(pdf)
  CD PLAYER/DAC: CDD-1 \656,250(リモコン付き)\609,000(リモコン無し)
   製品情報(pdf)
  SPEAKER FM-6 \1,029,000(税込)
   製品情報(pdf)
  輸入代理店:ゼファン

8/10 [World]   
 Violaから、新プリアンプ「Concerto」登場!!!
  新発売された「Crescendo」の兄弟モデル。


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8/10 [World]   
 dCSから、超高額「Vivaldi」シリーズ登場!!!!!!!
  予価:$135.000(4box)
 
 dCS launches the Vivaldi Digital Playback System - a new four-box range which represents
 the pinnacle of their ‘no compromise’ approach to product design and sets a new standard
 for the future of digital audio playback.
  Comprising separate Digital to Digital Upsampler, CD/SACD Transport, DAC and Master Clock 
 in a powerful yet elegant industrial design, Vivaldi delivers unmatched sonic and measured 
 performance by using the latest groundbreaking technology from dCS, including next-generation 
 versions of their Ring DAC?, Digital Processing Platform, and Clocking System.
  Vivaldi is designed to play music from any source and processes all high resolution PCM music 
 formats up to DXD (24 bit data at 352.8 and 384kS/s), plus DSD. The optimised DSP filters and 
 clocking architecture ensure listeners can extract every last nuance of musical detail and
 feeling while tuning the system to suit their personal preference.
 ・Vivaldi DAC (予価$40,000)
   Vivaldi DAC utilises the next generation of the state-of-the-art dCS Ring DAC? which 
  combines exceptional linearity with very high speed operation, enabling it to deliver true 24 bit 
  performance even at low signal levels. The new dCS Ring DAC? used in Vivaldi represents the 
  most significant reworking of the design in its 20+ year history, and it incorporates a number
  of important technical advances that have resulted in enhanced dynamic range, reduced
  jitter, improved channel separation, and greatly improved musical realism. 
 ・Vivaldi Upsampler (予価$22,000)
   Vivaldi Upsampler can access music from any digital source (PCM digital inputs, USB, UPnP 
  network streaming, iPod?/iPhone?), converting the audio from its native sample rate to either 
  high resolution DXD, DSD or standard high resolution PCM. The array of independently 
  selectable digital inputs and filter options in Vivaldi elevates the performance of Red Book CD 
  from CD Players or high resolution audio from digital streamers and servers to a previously 
  unsurpassed level.
 ・Vivaldi CD/SACD Transport
 (予価$50,000)
   Vivaldi CD/SACD Transport has been designed to extract revelatory levels of detail from
  both CD and SACD. It features a Dual-AES output that supports DSD or DXD and a 
  completely new chassis design that provides separate power supplies for digital processing
  and CD/SACD mechanism circuits as well as near-silent operation.
 ・Vivaldi Master Clock
 (予価$22,000)
   Vivaldi Master Clock features two banks of clock outputs capable of outputting different 
  frequencies simultaneously, thereby improving ease of use while minimising jitter. Used as
  part of the Vivaldi digital audio playback system it improves on an already spectacular sound 
  and takes it into an entirely new domain. Images snap into sharper focus, the music displays
  a substantially greater sense of authority and power, and most importantly offers noticeably 
  higher resolution of fine detail.

8/10 [World]   
 AVALONから、ついにDiamond後継モデル「Compas」登場!!!!!!!
   
avcatにて1年程前に登場予定を速報しておりましたが、ついに発表されました。

8/10 [World]   
 Sonusfaber、新スピーカー「Venere」を正式発表!!
   
製品サイト:http://www.sonusfaber.com/venere/en/

8/10 [Japan]   
 Gato Audio ついに国内登場!!!!
   
avcatにて2度に渡り注目製品として取り上げた「Gato Audio」がついに国内輸入開始されます。  メーカーサイト:http://www.gato-audio.com

8/7 [World]   
 dCS、ScarlattiとPaganiniを「24bit/192kHz DSD over USB」対応へ!!
  Scarlatti Clockについては8月1日出荷分から、USB端子搭載。
 ユーザーについては、アップグレードにて対応可能
  Puccini U-Clock.と同様に、Scarlatti Master Clock、Paganini Master Clockに24-bit/192kHz and  DSD over USBコンバーターを搭載することで対応。クロックにUSBを搭載することで、クロック周
 波数をオーディオ信号の周波数へ自動追従することが可能に。
  Clock: ハードウェアとソフトウェアのアップデート
  DAC: ソフトウェアのみのアップデート
  Upsampler: ソフトウェアのみのアップデート

7/31 [World]   
 Dan D'Agostino、「Momentum Stereo Pre」最新超高解像度写真。


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7/31 [World]   
 GOLDMUNDから、「Micro Metis Speaker」登場!!
  A brand new speaker is now available for order: the Micro Metis. It is the cutest and most 
 luxurious speaker of our now very large collection but it is also very special for the technologies 
 used in its manufacture.
  For the first time ever, aircraft building technologies have been used to manufacture a
 speaker. By using the specific high tech glues employed for airplanes construction, Goldmund
 has found a way of suppressing the disgraceful screws that used to ensure a solid mechanical 
 assembly. Of course the challenge was to find a material that was strong enough to hold heavy 
 metal parts together. Well, we guessed that what was used by Boeing was strong enough!
  Extremely small, its performance will amaze you as it has nothing to envy to bigger models.
 Join it to Metis amplifiers, preamplifier or processors and you will have an incredible system
 that can be used in many different ways, from an office stereo system to a small and discrete 
 multichannel system. The Micro Metis can also be used as easy to place satellite speakers to 
 complete a Metis Home theater system. A Leonardo correction file is available for this model
 as well.
  Micro Metis passive detailed ID:
   EFFICIENCY (2.82V/1m): 86.5 dB
   IMPEDANCE: 5 Ohms nominal, 3 Ohms minimum
   BANDWITH: Low Frequency Cutoff: < 80 Hz -3dB - High Frequency Cutoff: > 25 kHz
   DRIVERS: 1 x 4 inch low medium driver - 1 x dome tweeter
   CROSSOVER: 11 specially selected components per crossover
   BASS LOAD: Vent loading
   SIZE & WEIGHT:
    Weight of one Micro Metis: 6 kg
    Size of one Micro Metis: 210mm (H) x 151mm(W) x 162mm (D)
   Delivery: Available immediately
   
プレスリリース(pdf)

7/29 [avcat]
 avcat
注目ブランド紹介20
12D  「Synaestec Audio 注目です!!!
  2005年設立のドイツの超ハイエンドオーディオブランド「Synaestec Audio」です。
  内部の作りこみなど素晴らしい仕上がりになっております。
  特に、SACD/CDプレーヤーはEsotericのドライブ搭載、Asynchronous 768kHz upsampling、
 USB対応、1チャンネルあたり4×TI PCM1704 R2R dac chipsを使用となっており、注目です!!
  個人的にはいつか日本に輸入されるブランドではないかと思います。
  メーカーサイト:http://www.synaestec-audio.de

  origo SACD/CD/USBプレーヤー 35,000euro

 

7/26 [World]   
 Ayreから、「AX-5」プリメインアンプ登場!!!


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7/26 [World]   
 VividAudio、「マットカラー」をテスト中。
  Vivid Audioの製品に光沢カラーではなく、マット系のカラーが用意される模様です。

7/26 [World]   
 CardasAudio、iphoneアプリ「Cardas Clarifier」をリリース!!!
  $0.99
  We are proud to introduce the new Cardas Clarifier App for iPhone. The Cardas Clarifier 
 delivers a unique experience that you can use to impress your friends and make your enemies 
 green with envy. 
  Running this app periodically will degauss, and thereby Clarify, the sound of your headphones, 
 earbuds, or stereo system. The Clarifying process works by nulling magnetic eddies in speaker 
 pole pieces, crossovers, and other places in the system that, through time and use, get "
 gaussed up". Mechanical stresses in diaphragms and other moving parts are also relieved - 
 simultaneously relieving stress in the listener. 
  The Cardas Frequency Sweep Record, developed by George Cardas, has been an audiophile 
 staple for more than 25 years. First released on vinyl, then adapted into Ayre's "Irrational But 
 Efficacious" CD, it has been used hundreds of thousands of times to bring Clarity and added 
 listening pleasure to music lovers around the world. While still available in these aforementioned 
 formats, the new Cardas Clarifier App makes this process available in this latest and portable 
 form. Not to mention the most economical.
 The Cardas Clarifier is simple to use:
  Step 1 - Play your favorite song through your listening system (earphones, earbuds, stereo 
       system, etc.)
  Step 2 - "Clarify" the system by running the Clarifier's Long Sweep (the Short Sweep is for 
       periodic maintenance).
  Step 3 - Listen to the same song through the system.
 Cardas Audio is proud to release this app to the world to truly help the listener connect to the 
 music.
  メーカーサイト

App Store

7/24 [World]   
 Magicoから、新スピーカー「S1」登場!!!
  メーカーサイト(予告)

7/24 [World]   
 Dan D'Agostino、ついにプリアンプ「Momentum Stereo Pre」を発売へ。
  プリ部と電源部の2筐体仕様。
  予価:3,900,000円

7/20 [World]   
 Dan D'Agostino、ついにプリアンプ「Momentum Stereo Pre」を発売へ。
  試作モデル登場から約1年半?完成が待たれていましたが、ついに発売開始です!!
  最終完成品はデザインが変更されております。
  週明けに詳細写真を掲載予定です!!!
  予価:3,900,000円

7/16 [World]   
 FM Acousticsから、モノラルパワーアンプ「Resolution Series 118 (FM118)」登場!!!
  FM Acousticsが「The most amazing power amplifier ever」と謳うパワーアンプが登場です。
  
プレスリリース

7/16 [World]   
 dCS、「Debussy」のブラックモデルを発売。
  dCSの「Debussy」は発売以来「シルバー」モデルのみでしたが、この度「ブラック」モデルを
 追加するとのことです。

7/13 [World]   
 CHORD、「QBD76HDSD」の写真を公開!!

7/12 [World]   
 LINN、Akurate向け「Renew DS」を用意。

  Make your Akurate DS sound even better and get a 2nd Linn DS player for your home at the 
 same time!
  For a limited period, Akurate DS owners can enjoy a very special upgrade offer which not only 
 improves the sound of your existing system but lets you share great sound with another room
 of your home too using Songcast.
  Renew DS for Akurate is a special upgrade package that lets you update your system with
 the latest Akurate DS audio performance and turns your old audio board into a second working 
 DS player.
 [The upgrade package comprises:] 
  •a latest Akurate DS audio board which fits into your existing Akurate DS player and
 improves the sound quality
  •a new product that contains a power supply and your old Akurate DS audio board, giving you
 a Renew DS player for a second room of your home - just add power amps and speakers
  What’s more, you’ll automatically receive a new 5 year parts and labour warranty on both
 DS players from the date you upgrade.
  The latest Akurate DS audio board was introduced in November 2010 and offers improved
 audio performance over the original audio board thanks to:
  •a new lower jitter master clock
  •an improved DAC power supply and layout
  •a new lower distortion output circuit
 Contact your retailer today to find out more and audition the new, higher performance Akurate 
 system.
  Note: the Akurate DS audio board can also be purchased separately as an upgrade.

7/6 [World]   
 meitner audio、新一体型プレーヤー「MA-2」を発売へ。

  CES2012にて発表済み。
  MA-2 Integrated Playback System $11,000
  Key Features & Specifications:
  • Advanced slot-loading transport for Red Book CD playback 
  • Supported sampling rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz at word lengths up to 24 bits 
  through all 4 digital inputs:
  • 1 x USB
  • 1 x AES/EBU
  • 1 x TOSLINK S/PDIF
  • 1 x COAX S/PDIF
  • DSD streaming over USB (DoP 1.0 specification) 
  • MFAST™ asynchronous technology for instant signal acquisition, jitter-free performance
  • MDAT™ signal processing technology:
  • Provides 2x DSD upsampling for PCM playback
  • Preserves phase, frequency and dynamic integrity of the waveform
  • MDAC™ discrete dual differential D-to-A conversion circuit
  • MCLK™ high-purity master clock that establishes new benchmarks in jitter performance
  • Multifunction infrared remote control
  • USB service port for future software upgrades
  • RS232 serial port for wired remote control
  • Power supply:
  • Power factor corrected
  • Universal 90V-260V, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: max. 50W
  • CE Approved
  Stereo analog outputs: Balanced (XLR) and Unbalanced (RCA)
    Output voltage (with 0dBfs input):
     • XLR outputs: 4.6Vrms (+15.4dBu)
     • RCA outputs: 2.3Vrms (+9.4dBu)
   Output impedance:
     • 300 ohms balanced (XLR)
     • 150 ohms unbalanced (RCA)
  Dimensions W x D x H: 435 x 400 x 140mm
  Weight: 9.0 kg/19.8 lbs net with remote control
  
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6/30 [World]   
 Sonusfaberから、新スピーカーシリーズ「Venere」登場!!!

  Sonusfaberから、aidaを小型化したようなデザインの新スピーカーシリーズ「Venere」登場。
  Venereシリーズのディーザー広告は既に公開されています。
  2012年9月発売予定。
  Venere 3.0
  Venere 2.5
  Vebere 2.0
  Venere 1.5
  Venere Center
  ・29mm fabric tweeter
  ・15-inch mid-woofer
  ・18-inch woofer (aluminium membrane and fabric of propylen)

  finish: White, Black

6/26 [World]   
 LINNから、新オーディオシステム「Kiko」登場!!

  Kiko is the latest music system from Linn. It offers the great sound quality that is the hallmark 
 of Linn, delivered in a sexy new package that meets the needs of the modern music fan.
  We have all got used to accessing music and video content over the internet. We love the 
 convenience of logging on and downloading new music, exploring recommendations and watching 
 the latest YouTube phenomena. 
  But listening through the computer means compromising on quality.
 What is Kiko?
  Kiko is a network music player that allows you to play all your digital content and control it all 
 using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. 
  It combines the convenience you love with brilliant sound quality. It provides a hub for all your 
 music - a single source for amazing sound in any room. 
  Beautifully designed, sleek and compact, Kiko is small enough to find a place in any living room, 
 kitchen or bedroom. But Kiko is optimised for a great music performance so you don’t have to 
 settle for computer sound.
  If you have broadband at home, you already have a network. Add Kiko to your home network 
 and get wireless control of your entire music collection.
  Play iTunes on your laptop and Kiko will transform the sound into something fabulous. The
 same for Spotify and Napster. You've never heard music from the computer sound this good. 
 More than music
   It’s the same for your Netflix movies and programmes on BBC iPlayer, 4OD etc. Also your  digital or satellite TV, Blu-Ray player and games consoles. Connect them all to Kiko and
 whatever you’re watching or playing you’ll get brilliant audio and a soundtrack to blow you
 away.
  The Kiko system comprises a network music player with integrated amplification and a pair of 
 outstanding speakers. You can download a control app for your smartphone, tablet or computer. 
 It’s all compatible and incredibly easy to use.
  The smart little Kiko comes in six different colours - from low-key Back to Black to funky
 Blue Monday. So there’s something to suit every modern music lover. 
  Liberate your music from the computer. Connect to Kiko. Because everything sounds better 
 with Linn.

6/20 [World]   
 Orpheusから、「Heritage DAC MP2」登場!!USB搭載。

  The Orpheus Heritage DAC MP2 digital to analog audio converter brings together the best in 
 audio technology. The Dual box design enables the separation of elements with the power supply 
 and control circuitry placed in one box and pure audio circuitry in the other. The full dual mono 
 construction is one of many features which is designed for ultimate performance. The oversized 
 power supply and the highest quality master clock provide an unequalled sense of rhythm and 
 “foot tapping” effect. The innovative phase aligned analog stage permits ultra fast transient 
 response and perfect stereo imaging. The frequency response is optimized for best time domain 
  behaviour. The full dual mono construction brings absolute channel separation and operation 
 silence. The combination of the abovementioned features in the DAC MP2 enables it to achieve 
 the full potential of digital audio.
 ・Design concepts :
  Latest Q5TM 24bit-768kHz asynchronous up-sampler module. TimeLockTM sub picoseconds 
 local clock technologies. Unique proprietary D/A converter drive modules with 4 DACs per 
 channel. Revolutionary power supply using newly designed state-of-the-art discrete regulators. 
 Dual mono design with 2x150VA transformers.
 ・Analog side :
  State-of-the-art analog section using only two active stages (I/V conversion and gain). 
 Audiophile top-grade components used throughout (Vishay resistors, Leclanché caps, …). 
 Superlative PCB quality using gold platted traces and special dedicated conductor rails for 
 various power supplies and ground. Innovative discrete power supply regulation stages at all 
 places.
 ・Digital side :
  State-of-the-art digital section using three 800MMACs digital signal processors. Highest
 quality asynchronous up-sampler for clock domain isolation and data interpolation. Unique 
 quad-DAC (AD1955) per channel architecture using converter scrambling technology. Highest 
 precision master-clock and clock distribution network for almost zero jitter digital to analog 
 conversion. Full synchronous audio section clocking scheme according to DSSTM technology.
 ・HERITAGE MP 2
  MP2 stands for “Master Piece 2” and is the new official Heritage D/A converter. Its main 
 updates are: the addition of a USB module, improved output gain, revised microcontroller, and 
 replacement of obsolete components with new generation IC. The Heritage DAC MP2 has been 
 revised to surprise and satisfy the Audiophile. The output gain has been improved in order to 
 provide a better spatial sound that is extraordinarily pure and bright. The microcontroller script 
 has also been optimised to use all of its hardware capacity. This improvement in efficiency
 results in increased sonic performance. The addition of the USB connection allows the user to 
 connect a PC/MAC to an Orpheus Heritage MP2 and use it as a sound card. You can now
 listen to music from your computer using the conversion quality of your Orpheus D/A
 Converter. The audio card is capable of transferring audio data in the depth of 24 bits at a 
 96KHz sample rate.

 

6/17 [World]   
 CHORD、QBD76HD と RED ReferenceIII のDSD対応アップグレードサービスを発表!

  It's now posisble to enjoy DSD downloads via selected Chord products thanks to advances 
 made with our FPGA circuits. Owners of the Red Reference MkIII CD, latest Red Standard CD 
 and QBD76HD will be able to upgrade their pr...oducts to DSD status via a factory upgrade. 
  Contact your nearest Chord dealer for more informartion. New purchases of the Red Ref III, 
 Red Standard, and QBD76HD can also include DSD functionality for a supplement, again, your 
 local dealer can advise on this great new upgrade option.

6/17 [World]   
 CHORDから、QBD76HD with DSD の新DAC「QBD76HDSD」登場!

  $8,500
  QBD76HD($7,000)のDSD対応アップグレードモデル。

6/16 [Japan]   
 ステラ、「TIDAL」製品発表会を実施。
 写真レポートを掲載予定です。


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6/16 [Japan]   
 ステラ、「TIDAL」を本格展開へ!
 インタナショナルオーディオショウ2012では、新スピーカー「Agoria」・アンプ群を展示予定。

  Piano Diaceraが先行して発売されていた「TIDAL」ですが、ついに、他のスピーカーや
 アンプを含めフルシステムにて国内に展開されます。
 Piano Diacera
  PianoBlack 仕上げ \4,200,000(ペア・税別) 発売済み
  Hi gloss Wood 仕上げ \4,900,000(ペア・税別) 発売済み
 Contriva Diacera
  PianoBlack 仕上げ \5,800,000(ペア・税別) 2012年7月発売開始
  Hi gloss Wood 仕上げ \6,500,000(ペア・税別) 2012年7月発売開始
 Agoria
  PianoBlack 仕上げ \9,500,000(ペア・税別) 2012年9月発売開始
  Hi gloss Wood 仕上げ \10,500,000(ペア・税別) 2012年9月発売開始
 Agoria SE
  PianoBlack 仕上げ \10,00,000(ペア・税別) 2012年9月発売開始
  Hi gloss Wood 仕上げ \11,000,000(ペア・税別) 2012年9月発売開始
 Sunray
  PianoBlack 仕上げ \14,000,000(ペア・税別) 限定モデル・受注生産品
  Hi gloss Wood 仕上げ \15,500,000(ペア・税別) 限定モデル・受注生産品
 T1-Sunray System
  PianoBlack 仕上げ \26,000,000(ペア・税別) 限定モデル・受注生産品
  Hi gloss Wood 仕上げ \30,000,000(ペア・税別) 限定モデル・受注生産品
 Stella inc

6/13 [World]   
 Elacから、「400」シリーズ登場!!!今秋発売予定。

  2012年9月末 発売予定
  価格帯: 1,500euro〜6,500euro
  *製品保証が2年から10年へ延長される予定。

6/13 [Japan]   
 ナノテック・システムズから、初のフォノケーブル「PH-1S」登場。

  PH-1S(1.2) フォノケーブル \45,000(税別) 7月発売予定。
  ・ケーブルは2芯シールド構造を採用・金のコロイド液を導体表面に塗布・含浸。
  ・プラグはDIN(ストレート)/RCAのタイプ
  ・絶縁物にはテフロンを採用(RCA端子を含む)
  ・DINプラグには真鍮削り出しの光輝ロジウムメッキ仕上げを採用
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6/12 [Japan]   
 デンマークのケーブルブランド「ZenSati」、国内登場!!

 代理店はemilai inc.
  ドイツのハイエンドスピーカーブランド「surrounTec」社がスピーカーの内部配線に使用している
 ことでも有名なデンマークのハイエンドケーブルブランド「ZanSati」(ゼンサティ)が国内導入されま
 す。
  *個人的には、surrounTec社のスピーカーもいつかは日本に導入されるような気がするのですが・・・。
  メーカーサイト:http://www.zensati.com

6/6 [World]   
 GOLDMUND、「Focal」とコラボレーションへ。

   Collaboration between Focal & Goldmund: a World First in the Audio Industry History
 Born from a shared passion for the ultra high end, Focal and Goldmund reveal today their 
 collaboration on the creation of ultimate audio systems.
  Joining their respective technological expertise in acoustics and electronics, the two European 
 brands are working on the creation of extremely advanced customized reproduction systems.
  This very close technical collaboration aims at optimizing the association of speakers and 
 amplifiers that are already considered as references on the international audio market. It will
 also undoubtedly redefine the ultra high end state of the art, which is incredibly exciting for
 both teams.
  This collaboration is also an historical world premiere in the audio industry in which companies 
 are usually not keen on sharing their knowledge. They usually make sure that their products are 
 somewhat compatible with other brands, but Focal and Goldmund decided to push this limit
 much farther by creating an ambitious and innovative philosophy based on a system concept
 and designed to reach the ultimate level of excellence. Both brands are convinced that only a 
 close collaboration and the sharing of the expertise they have acquired throughout their many 
 years of experience will bring their most demanding customers the utmost performance they 
 expect.
  Considering what is at stake in such a project, the technologies exchanged remain so far 
 confidential as well as the detail of the systems that will result from this collaboration.
  Focal and Goldmund will however make sure of sending more specific information to the
 press in the coming months. For the professionals from press and media a full press release is 
 available for download on our press center page.

6/1 [Japan]   
 新規にハイエンドオーディオ分野に進出した国内メーカー「
ロジフル(logifull)」から、
DAC「LDac1000」登場!!!注目です!

   \1,500,000
  メーカーサイト:http://logifull.com
  ■最高性能DACチップ搭載
   ESSテクノロジー社製、世界最高クラス32bitオーディオDAC ES9018Sを各Ch毎に1Chip採用
  しました。
  ■新開発超高速、超低ノイズ電源
   漏洩磁束を極少にするトロイダルトランスや高速回路素子の採用によりS/N比 120dB以上の
  低ノイズ性能を実現しています。
  ■超精密筐体
   アルミ削り出しの超精密加工筐体を採用。 フロント/リヤパネルに15mm、サイドパネル10mm
  のアルミプレート、ピンスパイク方式インシュレータなど高性能を支えるための高剛性、重量級
  筐体を開発いたしました。
  ■高音質部品採用
   アナログ系電源及び入力から出力までの全ての信号系統をCH毎に分離、完全チャンネルセ
  パレーションを実現しました。
  ■PICマイコン搭載
   入出力にはドイツWBT社製コネクタ、アナログICはオーディオ専用OPアンプJRC社MUSE01、
  高速応答性に優れる有機半導体アルミ電解コンデンサOS−CON、ドイツWIMA社製フィルムコ
  ンデンサ、位相補償回路には米国コーネルダブラー社製シルバーマイカコンデンサ、信号ライン
  配線は金と銀の合金である最高級オーディオ専用AUGラインの採用など、高価なため一般メー
  カでは採用できない高性能部品をふんだんに採用し音楽愛好家の夢を実現しています。

6/1 [World]   
 
TRIGON、「CHRONOLOG MUSIC PLAYER」Networked CD/DVD Player/Ripperを
発売へ。
   既に発表済み。
   $9,495
  Formats: 24bit/192kHz
   wav, mp3, flac, cdda, nsv, m4a, aac, strm, pls, rm, mpa, wma, ogg, mp2, m3u, mod, amf, 669, 
  dmf, dsm, far, gdm, imf, it, m15, med, okt, s3m, stm, sfx, ult, uni, xm, sid, ac3, dts, cue, aif, aiff,
   wpl, ape, mac, mpc, mp+, mpp, shn, zip, rar, wv, nsf, spc, gym, adplug, adx, dsp, adp, ymf, ast,
  afc, hps, xsp
  OS: Linux
  Protocol: UPnP
  HD: 120GB SDD
  Networking: 1GB LAN Ethernet/WLAN-WiFi interface
  Graphical user interface using touch-WEB portal
  Bit rate and frequency display
  Automatic updates via the Internet
  Input: 光S/PDIF×1,同軸S/PDIF×1,USB 2.0×4,USB 3.0×2
  Output: RCA/XLR and HDMI/DVI
  Size: 440W 89H 350D
  Weight: 9.3kg

6/1 [World]   
 
GOLDMUNDから、新「Logos 1 and 2N Proteus Speakers」登場!
   This speaker system has been created to function exclusively with Proteus and Leonardo
  and provides the highest level of sound quality. In terms of price, it offers an excellent option, 
  located between the Metis speakers and Epilogue 1 and 2 system. The Logos 1and 2N are sold 
  only as active, with digital input only, and can only function with Goldmund processors
  (Metis 10, Mimesis 15, Mimesis 16/16HD or Mimesis 32). They are thus sold as a full stereo or 
  multichannel system.

6/1 [World]   
 
GOLDMUND、「Telos 390.5」「Mimesis 27.8」の生産遅れを発表。
   Delay in the Telos 390.5 and Mimesis 27.8 Production
  We are sorry to announce a delay in the production of the Telos 390.5 and Mimesis 27.8.
 This is due to the late delivery of specific parts that participate to the new features proposed
 in these models. We will let you know the new delivery date as soon as possible and apologize
 for this delay.

5/31 [Japan]   
 
MarkLevinsonのブランド「Daniel Hertz」、ついに国内登場。代理店はアーク。
   メーカーサイト:http://www.danielhertz.com
  代理店:http://www.ark-co.jp/audio/index.html
  M1 Speaker: \11,000,000(ペア税抜)
  M9 Preamplifier: \1,400,000(税抜)
  M5 TELIKOS Mono Reference Power Amplifier: \1,150,000(1台税抜)

5/31 [World]   
 
CHORD、製品(DAC)のDSD対応化(DSD-over-USB)について近日中に発表へ。
 現行モデルもオプションでアップグレードを実施予定。
    DSD playback over USB is already possible thanks to the new QuteHD DAC, but soon, Chord 
  Electronics will be announcing details of DSD-over-USB functionality for other products,
  including an optional upgrade path for owners of certain existing products.

5/29 [World]   
 
Sonusfaber、STRADIVARIの技術を投入した「Elipsa Red」の製作過程の詳細写真をfacebookにて公開。
  既に発表済みです。
  *Elipsa Redは当初北米限定モデルと紹介されていましたので、国内に投入されるのかは
  不明です。
  
Elipsa Red Violin  14.500 euro 
   SYSTEM: 3 way floorstanding vented box loudspeaker.
   CABINET: Elliptical shape design, combination of sandwich construction, obtained using hand 
     selected wood layers and solid maple, quality graded and oriented for carefully optimized 
     resonances control. Sub-structural ribs are strategically placed for absolute rejection of 
     spurious vibrations and standing waves control.
   TWEETER: 33 mm ultra dynamic linearity neodymium ring radiator driver. Natural wood 
     acoustic labyrinth rear chamber, with mechanical anti – resonator synergycally designed 
     and integrated “acoustic ambient”.
   MIDRANGE: 150 mm cone driver with Symmetric Drive Motor System and selected black 
     wood fiber cone, high resolution, treated for break-up control. Dynamic linear suspension. 
     Designed synergistically with its vented acoustic chamber. Sonus faber exclusive.
   WOOFER: 260 mm lightweight Aluminum/Magnesium alloy cone driver. Ultra dynamic 
     performance and linearity. Special coaxial anti-compressors is used, designed to remove 
     cavity resonances and distortions.
   CROSS-OVER: Non-resonant second order design, optimized phase characteristics for 
     optimal space/time performance, cross-over points 250 Hz – 2.300 Hz.
   FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 35 Hz – 30.000 Hz, tuning ports included.
   SENSITIVITY: 91 dB SPL (2.83 V/1m).
   NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 4 ohm.
   POWER HANDLING: 50W – 300 W without clipping.
   DIMENSIONS: 1250 x 550 x 420 mm (HxWxD).
   WEIGHT: 97 Kg per pair – net weight / 113.5 Kg per pair – shipping weight.
   Finiture Disponibii: Red Violin piano gloss

 facebookサイト


 *ちなみに・・・・以下は、中国限定モデルとされる「SE」バージョン。

 

5/27 [Japan]   
 
ステラヴォックスジャパン株式会社、6月1日より社名を株式会社ステラへ変更。
 ホームページURL、メールアドレスも変更。
     株式会社ステラ URL http://www.stella-inc.com
     株式会社ステラ お問い合わせ用eメール e-info@stella-inc.com

5/27 [World]   
 
AudioQuest、「Dragonfly」 USB DACを発売へ。
  既に発表済みです。
  AudioQuest, the high-quality audio and video cable manufacturer, is speading its wings into
 high quality audio from portable and home computers.DragonFly is AudioQuest’s cool new USB 
 Digital Audio Converter (DAC) for your stored digital music.
  High-Fidelity Sound … From Any Computer Today’s computers are a digital hub capable of 
 delivering a nearly infinite amount of Internet- and computer-based music and video content. 
 However, with their tiny budget, the analog and digital audio circuits in your computer are not 
 designed with the quality of parts and sophistication of circuitry which would enable the
 computer to perform as a high-fidelity audio source component, fully honoring the fragile
 nature of audio data. DragonFly is an affordable and easy-to-use sonic solution that delivers
 far superior sound by bypassing the computer’s built-in sound card.
  DragonFly is a sleek, flash drive sized Digital-Audio Converter (aka, “DAC”) that connects to
 a USB jack on a Mac or Windows PC, turning any computer into a true high-fidelity music
 source. Whether you’re on the go or at home, listening to ear buds or connecting your
 computer to a stereo system, DragonFly lets you hear all the emotional expression and nuance 
 that makes your favorite music, or movies, so enjoyable.
 ・Capabilities
  • Drives headphones directly Variable output drives powered speakers or power amp
  • Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver
 ・Features
  • 64-position analog volume control
  • Accepts music files up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution
  • Asynchronous Class 1 USB data transfer using the Streamlength(TM) protocol
  • Direct-coupled circuitry from the ESS Sabre DAC chip through the analog volume control
  and output analog driver section
  • Dual Master Clocks are used to minimize the amount of jitter present in the DAC circuitry
 ・Specifications
  • Sample rates supported, LED indicator color codes: 44.1kHz (Green), 48kHz (Blue), 88.2kHz 
  (Yellow), 96kHz (White)
  • Analog Audio — Frequency Response:
   – DC – 22 kHz (44.1kHz sample rate) DC – 24 kHz (48kHz sample rate)
   – DC – 44 kHz (88.2kHz sample rate) DC – 48 kHz (96kHz sample rate)
  • Output voltage: ~= 2vrms Minimum driving impedance (i.e., minimum headphone impedance):
    ~= 12 ohms
  • Maximum driving power: = 150mW

5/27 [World]   
 
元Counterpointの社長 兼 チーフデザイナーであった「Mike Elliott」氏、事業を停止へ。
 Alta Vista Audioと Ariaの製品とサービスは今後受けられなくなる見込み。
  
参照:Aria Club Union JP

5/23 [Japan]   
 
Jeff Rowland、Criterion」「Model 301 C」生産完了へ。
  Jeff Rowland社のフラグシッププリアンプ「Criterion」が生産完了へ。
  なお、現在Jeff Rowland社では新プリアンプを開発中とのことです。

5/23 [Japan]   
 
AURUM CANTUS、国内輸入再開へ。9月発売開始
 新代理店は「Eau Rouge」

  ・LEISURE 2 SE mk2 J   定価:open 予定販売価格:21万円前後
  ・V6F J   定価:open 予定販売価格:45万円前後
  *共に日本仕様
  メーカーサイト:http://www.aurumcantus.com
  Eau Rouge

5/21 [Japan]   
 
Accuphaseから、純A級モノラルパワーアンプ「A-200」登場。
  \1,312,500(1台) 7月上旬発売予定。

5/21 [Japan]   
 
ESOTERICから、Master Clock Generator 「G-01」登場。ルビジウム搭載。
  \1,417,500
  
メーカーサイト

5/18 [Japan]   出版社も知らない?オーディオショウ情報B
 
新オーディオブランド「moLa moLa」国内登場へ!!!
  下記にて紹介した、新ブランド「moLa moLa」が国内輸入される予定です。
  代理店は、「ハイエンド」の予定。
  *あくまでも予定です。
  
メーカーサイト:http://www.mola-mola.nl

5/18 [Japan]   出版社も知らない?オーディオショウ情報A
 
Dynaudio、「Evidence Platinum」国内登場へ!!!
  メーカーの準備が整い次第、国内輸入開始へ。
  秋のオーディオショウにて展示される予定。

5/18 [Japan]   出版社も知らない?オーディオショウ情報@
 「Marten」、近日中に国内輸入開始へ!!
 ついに、世界有数のハイエンドメーカーが
 国内に本格導入されます!
 代理店は、「ヨシノ・トレーディング」

  まずは、「DJANCO」と「HERITAGE」シリーズから。
  ヨシノ・トレーディング

5/18 [Japan]  
 トライオードから、「TRX-88PP」登場!!!
 ハイエンドショウにて初公開。

5/18 [Japan]  
 トライオードから、「TRX-M300」登場!!!
 ハイエンドショウにて初公開。

5/18 [Japan]  
 新オーディオブランド「Agara」登場!!!
 ハイエンドショウにて初公開。

  メーカーサイト:http://agara-audio.blogspot.jp

5/18 [Japan]  
 SFORZATO、
Digital Stream Player一体型)DSP-01」をハイエンドショウにて展示。


*あくまでも試作用モデルで、量産品では、基盤に合わせて筐体の削りだしを行う
など、変わる予定。

5/17 [avcat]  
 「ゴールドムンドジャパン発表会
」写真速報!!

>>>>>>こちら<<<<<<

5/17 [World]  
 Goldmund Internationalも、「GOLDMUND JAPAN」についてのプレスリリースを発表!!
 
 プレスリリース(PDF)

5/17 [Japan]  
 いよいよ、GOLDMUND JAPAN 発表へ。

 発表会の模様はUSTREAMにて中継される予定です。
 
 ゴールドムンドジャパン発表会:5/17 13時30分より。
  ゴールドムンドジャパン:http://www.goldmund.co.jp

[USTREAM中継]

 
Live video from your Android device on Ustream

5/11 [Japan]  
 SFORZATOから、ついに
DSD対応Digital Stream Player一体型)DSP-01」、Digital Stream Renderer(DAC)登場!!!
 ハイエンドショウトウキョウ2012スプリングにて発表予定!

  DSP-01: Digital Stream Player
  DSR-01: Digital Stream Renderer
  *ハイエンドショウでは、DSP-01が展示される予定です。
  *ハイエンドショウでの来場者様の意見を聞いて、製品仕様を最終決定する見込み。
  ・DSP-01とDSR-01は共通個体(リアパネルのみ別部品)
  ・本体と電源部は別筐体
  ・DSP-01は単体でDSD信号に対応。DSR-01はDST-01と専用リンクで接続することでDSD信号
  に対応。DSD伝送方式は、dCS社が推奨する方式を採用予定。
  ・本体部はDST-01と同様にアルミ削りだし構造。奥行きはDST-01より大きくなる予定。
  ・ESS9018×4個を採用。
  ・電源部は、左右別の200VAトランス2個・デジタル部用トランス・クロック用のトランスを搭載。
  
スフォルツァート(メーカーサイト)


*上記写真の電源部は試作品です。製品では、もっとしっかりした筐体になる予定です。
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 [World]  
 CHORDから、ついにネットワークプレーヤー
DSX1000 streamer」登場!!!
  DSX1000 Streamer (写真はプロトタイプ)

5/7 [World]  
 CHORD、パワーアンプのデザインを変更へ。

  新デザインのSPM14000

5/7 [World]  
 CHORDから、新パワーアンプ「SPM 1200 MKII」登場。

  Much of what Chord has achieved is the result of using innovative, leading edge technology.
 For example, we believe that we are unique in using the technique of ‘dynamic coupling’ of the 
 power supply rails. Whatever transient demand is presented to the amplifier stages, the positive 
 and negative rails remain in perfect equilibrium, with each compensating for the demands made
 on the other. This means that power delivery is always balanced and free from ground loop 
 modulation distortion.
  This, combined with enormous reserves of instantly delivered, precisely controlled power is
 what makes the SPM 1200 MKII sound so effortless. The power supply rails operate nominally
 at ± 90 volts, well above that which most amplifiers can accommodate. This and other advanced 
 techniques enables the ultra high frequency low ESR power supply to store a great deal more 
 energy far more efficiently. Clipping is virtually impossible. Furthermore, compared to other 
 amplifiers of a similar power rating the SPM 1200 MKII weighs in at a mere 18Kg. 
  Another new technique is used to protect the amplifier against overload, internal and external 
 short circuits. The output signal path is totally free of any fuses or sound-degrading resistive 
 components often employed for overload sensing. The SPM 1200 MKII is designed to surpass
 the highest European safety and electromagnetic interference standards.
  The amplifier sections are also highly sophisticated designs that make the most of the best
 high voltage, lateral structure MOSFETs available, 16 x 150 watt devices per channel.
 Combining the subtlety and musicality of a good valve design with the punch and accuracy of 
 ‘state of the art’ solid state products. 
  The result is a ‘sliding bias’ class A/B design with all drive circuitry operating in class A. At 
 usual listening levels, most of the music will be reproduced in class A. Chord’s no-compromise 
 design philosophy means there is no better built amplifier. Individually hand-crafted, it is 
 constructed to aerospace standards from the circuit boards up.
 Effekt:
  # 2 x 350 watt 8 ohm RMS
  # 2 x 620 watt 4 ohm RMS
  # 2 x 720 watt 2 ohm RMS
  # Vikt: 18,0kg

5/7 [World]  
 Harbethから、新スピーカー「Monitor 30.1」登場!

  The new Monitor 30.1 loudspeaker features a new, RADIAL2™ mid/bass drive unit; a new, top 
 quality SEAS tweeter (as used on the flagship M40.1); and a redesigned crossover. There is
 now a more open sound, a smoother response with greater, more even dispersion which means 
 less critical stand height and a more involving listener experience

5/7 [World]  
 Dynaudioから、新フラグシップスピーカー「Evidence Platinum」登場!!!

  50,000euro/pair
  ・Update of the classic Evidence-series loudspeaker
  ・New aluminum front baffle
  ・New drivers all around, upgraded crossover components, and a reinforced cabinet

5/7 [Japan]  
 MAGNEPAN、「Mini Maggie System」国内登場!!

  ¥260,000/set(税別)
  Specification
   Model : Mini Maggie Satellite Speaker
    System : 2 Way Quasi Ribbon + Ribbon Tweeter
    Frequency Response : 200 - 40kHz
    Sensitivity : 86dB /2.83V ,500Hz at 1meter
    Dimension : 247(W) x 363(H) x 114(D) mm 脚部含む最大寸法
   Model : DWM Sub Woofer
    System : Quasi Ribbon Driver
    Frequency Response : 40 - 200Hz
    Sensitivity : 86dB /2.83V ,50Hz at 1meter
    Dimension : 580(W) x 510(H) x 230(D) mm 脚部含む最大寸法
    Impedance : 4 Ohms
    代理店:ステラヴォックスジャパン
     製品情報(pdf)

5/7 [Japan]  
 MAGNEPAN、「MMG」国内登場!!

  ¥160,000/pair(税別)
  Specification
   Model : MMG
   System : 2 Way Quasi Ribbon Planar Speaker
   Frequency Response : 50 - 26kHz (+/- 3dB)
   Sensitivity : 86dB /2.83V ,500Hz at 1meter
   Impedance : 4 Ohms
   Recommended Power : 40 - 150 W @ 8 Ohms
   Dimension : (W)360 x (H)1210 x (D)310 mm
   Weight : 9 kg /each
    代理店:ステラヴォックスジャパン
     製品情報(pdf)

5/6 [World]  
 Audioaeroから、「high reVolution music server」登場!!

5/3 [World]  
 DALIから、「EPICON 8」「EPICON2」「EPICON Vokal」登場!!

  Epicon2: Bookshelf speaker 4,500euro/pair
  Epicon8: Floor speaker 14,000euro/pair
  Epicon Vokal: Center speaker 4,000euro

5/3 [World]  
 CHORD、Chordette rangeの新DAC「QUTE HD」を正式発表。DSD対応!!
  既に速報済みです。
  £990
  ・Chordette range
  ・Ultimate USB DAC
  ・Multi-function, 192kHz-capable device that can handle sample rates from 44.1kHz to
   192kHz (and up to 384kHz on its SPDIF digital connection).
  ・QuteHD can also process DSD (Direct Stream Digital) data using the latest DSD-over-USB 
  support
  ・A four-element Pulse Array DAC

5/3 [World]  
 NAGRAから、「JAZZ」プリアンプ登場!!
  プレスキット


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5/3 [World]  
 KEFから、50周年記念小型モニタースピーカー「LS50」登場!
  £800 a pair
  ・50th anniversary year
  ・The cabinet features constrained layer damping to reduce resonances, while the baffe shape 
  has been optimised for smooth on- and off-axis dispersion.
  ・They incorporate technology from KEF's flagship Blade speaker and use a KEF Uni-Q drive 
  array.
  ・Uni-Q driver uses a damped Mg/Al alloy metal low/mid frequency cone and a rear-vented
  high frequency unit.

5/2 [Japan]  
 Dan D’Agostino、「MOMENTUM STEREO」パワーアンプ国内登場!
  ¥2,800,000 (シルバー)
  ¥2,950,000 (ブラック)
  *製品写真については、下記4/27速報をご覧下さい。
 SPECIFICATIONS
  ・パワー: 200Wx2@8Ω / 400Wx2@4Ω/ 800Wx2@2Ω
  ・周波数応答: 1 Hz - 200 kHz, -1dB / 20Hz - 20kHz, ±0.1 dB
  ・歪率(200W@8Ω): 0.15% @1kHz
  ・S/N: 105dB、unweighted
  ・ゲイン: 25dB
  ・入力端子: バランスXLR x2 (RCA-XLR 変換アダプター2 個付属)
  ・出力端子: 高品位バインディングポスト
  ・電源:100VAC 50 / 60Hz
  ・消費電力:1W未満(スタンバイ時), 100W(アイドル時), 276W(1/3 出力時), 780W(最大出力時)
  ・最大外形寸法: 318W x 127H x 533D (mm)
  ・重量: 43.2kg
  ・外装フィニッシュ(シャーシー): シルバー or ブラック


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5/2 [Japan]  
 オーディオユニオン、「第1回オーディオアクセサリー・リレー試聴会」を
6月9日(土)・10日(日)に開催へ。
  第1回オーディオアクセサリー・リレー試聴会
  主催: オーディオユニオンお茶の水アクセサリー館
  日時: 2012年6月9日(土) 12時から20時
           6月10日(日) 12時から19時
  会場: オーディオユニオンお茶の水店 4F アクセサリー館フロアー
  出展メーカー:
    アイレックス株式会社、株式会社イルンゴ・オーディオ、株式会社エレクトリ、
   株式会社クリプトン、株式会社光城精工、株式会社サンシャイン、
   株式会社ナノテック・システムズ、株式会社日本オーディオ、
   株式会社前園サウンドラボ(Zonotone)、株式会社AlphaMega、
   関口機械販売株式会社(ACOUSTIC REVIVE)、パシフィックオーディオ、KRYNA 株式会社
  パンフレット

5/2 [World]  
 MARTENから、「DJANGO XL」、新「HERITAGE SERIES」登場!

  ミュンヘンオーディオショウにてワールドプレミア。
  *MARTENにつきましては、メーカーと国内代理店との交渉がまとまり次第、
 国内輸入が開始される予定です!!!
(現在開催中のMUNICH HIGH END SHOWにて交渉中だと思います)
 ・Marten Django XL represents a new way of speaker design from Marten.Django is a powerful 
 three way full range model which employs three 8” aluminum bass units from Seas, a ceramic 
 midrange and a ceramic tweeter from Accuton. Retail price is €10000/pair. Django XL is
 already the greatest success in Marten´s history.
 ・Marten´s classic series Heritage present the sound of Marten in the Scandinavian tradition of 
 functionalism there simple forms meet function. This series is where true audiophiles find their 
 way and now all four models gets a substantial upgrade. New ceramic tweeters with latest 
 technology called cell from Accuton in Duke 2, Miles 5 and Getz 2, upgraded bass units in
 Duke 2, Miles 5, Getz 2 and Bird 2, new crossover, new feet, pucks and cones for the whole
 series.
  メーカープレスリリース


Django XL


Duke 2


Miles 5


Getz 2,


Bird 2

4/29 [World]  
 Accustic Arts Recordsから、「Uncompressed World, Audiophile Recordings Vol.III

登場。男性ボーカル曲を収録。
  5月中旬出荷開始予定。
  Vol I, with instrumental music & Vol II with female voices, now comes Vol III , men's voices.

4/29 [avcat]
 avcat
注目ブランド紹介20
12C  「Gato audio」 <再掲載>
  2010年の9月18日に紹介した、個人的に1度は音を聴いて見たい!と思わせるデザイン
 のブランド「Gato audio」です。きっと国内に入ってくるだろう・・・と思ってから2年。
 今年のミュンヘンのオーディオショウで、CDプレーヤーがついに発売を向える注目株です。
  メーカーサイト:http://www.gato-audio.com

4/29 [avcat]  
 注目のブランド紹介!!!2012B 「AVM」

  自ら「Next Generation Audito Technologies」と謳うドイツのオーディオブランド「AVM」です。
 ミュンヘンのオーディオショウでも注目株。
  メーカーサイト:http://www.avm-audio.com

4/28 [World]  
 「D&Mホールディングス」、これから半年で約70の新製品を投入へ!
 Denon AVR-5308CIの後継となる新フラグシップAVアンプも投入へ。

4/28 [avcat]  
 avcatでは、5月17日、「GOLDMUND JAPAN」発表会の模様を写真レポートにて速報予定
です!!!

4/28 [Japan]  
 「GOLDMUND」新国内代理店は「GOLDMUND JAPAN」!!!5月17日、業界発表予定。
 6月1日、ステラヴォックスジャパンから「GOLDMUND JAPAN」へ業務が移管へ。
 「GOLDMUND JAPAN」の母体は、TRIODE(トライオード・山崎氏)!!!
  GOLDMUNDがいよいよ再始動です。
  新代理店は、TRIODE(トライオード)が母体の新会社「GOLDMUND JAPAN」。
  6月1日に、「ステラヴォックスジャパン」から業務が引き継がれます。
  5月17日に業界向け発表会を東京国際フォーラムにて行う予定となっており、avcatでは、その
 模様を写真レポートにて速報する予定です!!
  そして、翌日(5/18日)より行われる「ハイエンドショウ トウキョウ スプリング」にて、一般発表
 される見込みです。

4/28 [World]  
 Synergistic Researchから、「USB Active SE」USBケーブル・「Firmwire 800 Active SE」Firmwireケーブルを発売。
  Basikシリーズ

4/27 [Japan]  
 B&Wから、バーガンディピアノ仕上げ「PM1 “LIMITED EDITION”」登場。
 日本国内250ペア限定。

  メーカープレスリリース(pdf)

4/27 [World]  
 Dan D'Agostino、「Momentum Stereo Amplifier」、アンプ用スタンド、ブラックモデルを
それぞれ発売へ。

  既にCES2012にて発表済みです。


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4/25 [Japan]  
 「GOLDMUND」新国内代理店、近日中に発表へ!!!
 いよいよ「GOLDMUND」再始動です。
  タイミングを計りましてavcatでも新代理店を速報予定です!!!
  *非常に信頼できる代理店ですので、ユーザーの方は安心して大丈夫なのではないかと思います。

4/22 [World]  
 GOLDMUNDから、Blu-rayプレーヤー「Metis 30」登場。
  COMPATIBILITY 
   •BD-VIDEO, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, AVCHD, SACD, CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, 
   CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD±R DL, BD-R/RE BD Profile:
   •BD-ROM Version 2.4 (also compatible with Profile 1 Version 1.0 and 1.1)
  OUTPUT
   •Analog Audio: stereo Right & Left
   •Digital Audio: Coaxial, Optical.
   •HDMI Audio: Stereo, up to 7.1ch high-resolution PCM, up to 5.1ch DSD, bitstream or LPCM 
   conversion of Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
   •DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, and DTS-HD Master Audio.
   •Digital Video: HDMI with HDCP (NTSC480i/480p/INPUT
   •External IR Remote Control
  AUDIO CHARACTERISTICS 
   •Frequency: 20Hz – 20kHz (-0.3 ±0.05dB)
   •Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >110dB (A-weighted)
   •THD+N: < 0.002% (1kHz at 0dBFS, 20kHz LPF)
  POWER
   •Power Supply: ~ 100V – 240V, 50/60Hz AC
   •Power Consumption: 35W (0.5W Standby)
  SIZE AND WEIGHT
   •440 W x 300 H x 70 D (mm). 5.5 kg.
  WARRANTY 
   •3 years, parts and labor.


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4/22 [World]  
 GOLDMUNDから、プリアンプ「Mimesis 15」登場。

  INPUTS
   3 analog 2-channel inputs
   4 digital inputs RCA (up to 96 kHz)
   2 digital inputs optical toslink (up to 96 kHz)
   1 digital input USB (up to 48 kHz PCM Stereo only)
  The audio format supported are: 
   •PCM 44.1kHz to 96kHz
   •Dolby Digital
   •DTS
   •DTS-CD
   •AAC
  DIGITAL OUTPUTS 
   •8 digital RCA SPDIF outputs.
   •Front panel and remote-control adjustable level control with 65dB range and 0.05dB 
   accuracy in the 0-> -34dB range.
  REMOTE-CONTROL 
   •RC5 Standard remote system compatible with standard programmable remote control 
   transmitter (codes available on request).
   •Volume and balance control
   •Selection of the source
   •Remote Muting and Standby
   •2 IR Jack output for other device control
  FRONT PANEL CONTROLS 
   •2 knobs for input selection and volume control
   •2-character numeric display for input selection
   •2-character numeric display for volume
   •Direct Led format, balance and function display
  POWER 
   •1 separate transformer
   •6 separately regulated power supplies
   •Nominal AC line voltage: 117V or 234V (+/- 10%)
   •Maximum power consumption: 8W
   •Fuse: 100mA /250V (slow-blow)
  SIZE AND WEIGHT 
   •440 W x 404 D x 130 H (mm)
   •Weight: 12kg
  WARRANTY 
   •3 years parts and labor


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4/22 [World]  
 TIDALから、新キャビネット構造TIRALITを採用した「Agoria」登場。

  ハイエンド2012(ミュンヘン)にてワールドプレミア。
  The TIDAL Agoria It is the first speaker with our all new developed cabinet material:
 TIRALIT ™. The first one with our exclusive Sunray-CIC technology designed with two 11” 
 woofers and three 11” sub bass radiators. It has an all passive bass-EQ-Varioterminal, multiple 
 tweeter curve adjustment and a most flexible bass-radiator tuning system to adjust everything 
 perfect to small, medium and big rooms. And of course one can drive it also active
 with our TIDAL LPX technology.
 メーカー製品情報(pdf)
 Specifications:
  · Floorstanding reference loudspeaker
  · 1 x 30 mm (1.2”) pure diamond tweeter, decoupled metal alloy housing
  · 2 x 173 mm (7”) mm BCC (Black Coated Ceramic) midrange woofer, hand polished aluminum 
  clamp ring with curve shape to reflexions from the diaphragm protection grill
  · 2 x 280 mm sandwich-compound woofer
  · 3 x 280 mm sub-bass radiator, removable massive aluminum clamp system, adjustable with 
  several different weights
  · TIRALIT ™ multi chamber cabinet
  · Active/passive bass driver CIC-configuration
  · multi adjustment Varioterminal: tweeter curve, deep bass, upper bass, bass level
  · TIDAL Unopulse crossover
  · Optional: SE-version with all pure silver PIO Cast parts
  · Optional: TIDAL LPX active crossover (or with LPX-Module in our reference power amplifier 
   TIDAL Impulse
  · Hand polished black piano lacquer
  · Optional: hand polished noble veneers under transparent piano lacquer
  · Isolator system out of massive aluminum triggers and stainless steel isolation platforms
  · incl. ATA-Flightcases
  · Dimensions: 31cm (W) x 60 cm (D) x 169 cm (H)
  · Impedance: 4 ohm
  · Weight: 205 kg (450 lbs.) each, shipment pair 470 Kg (1.030 lbs.)

4/21 [World]  
 TIDALから、bass extender system「Piano X-Tender」登場。

  ハイエンド2012(ミュンヘン)にてワールドプレミア。

4/21 [World]  
 Soulutionから、「520」プリアンプ登場。

  Dynamics, resolution, control and musicality at the highest state characterize a top class 
 preamplifier. The soulution 520 aces all these challanges!
  4 line inputs and a top class phono stage are on board. Therewith it is perfectly equipped for
 all audiophile requirements. 
 ・Philosophy
   A preamplifier should only attenuate the music signal but not change it in any way while
  meeting highest technical specifications. No distortion, no humm or noise at the same time 
  providing best cross talk and large bandwith performance!
 ・Layout
   The unbalanced design ensures the least amount of compnents in teh signal path. Physical 
  separation of the left and right channel provides optimal separation and cross talk
  performance. High quality relais switch between the inputs, the music signal gets buffered 
  directly at the input. Therefore the preamplifier is an uncritical load for any source
  component. An audio grade coupling capacitor prrtects the preamplifier as well as the 
  subsequent amplifier and loudspeakers from potential DC components in the music signal.
 ・Volume control
   For the volume control which also controls the balance of the preamplifier, we use only 
  high-precision, low-noise metal foil resistors. To block out switching peaks during the volume 
  control process which may be hazardous to power amps, the 520 preamp is equipped with a 
  second volume control with PGA (Programmable Gain Amplifier), which is only active during
  the volume control process.
   Similar to a potentiometer, the volume can be adjusted without clicking noises. As soon as
  the new desired level value has been fixed, the unit will simply return to the control via the 
  precision resistors.
 ・Output stage
   The output stage is supposed to drive also long cables lossfree. For this reason it was more 
  than sufficiently dimensioned. The multi-stage signal amplification is similar to that of the 720 
  preamplifier. Thereby we achieve a very fast, ultra wideband (1MHz/-3dB) amplification.
 ・Phono-MC-Preamplifier
   Similar to the reference preamplifier 720 the phono preamp of the 520 is also based on a 
  multi-stage amplification concept using highest grade components.
 ・Operation
   The 520 preamplifier is operated via its front-panel buttons and rotary control. Quite a 
  number of additional functions allow an optimisation of the entire hifi system and an ideal
  set-up of the individual components.
 ・Connectors
  Analogue Inputs:
   2x balanced input (XLR)
   2 x unbalanced input (RCA)
   1x phono
  Analogue Outputs:
   1 x balanced (XLR)
   1 x unbalanced (RCA)
  LINK-System

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4/21 [World]  
 Kharmaから、「Omega 7」ドライバー登場。
  ミュンヘンオーディオショウにて発表予定。
   The Omega 7 Driver consists of Ultra High Modulus carbon fibers in a unique way in a 
  motionless membrane woven and cast, that thanks to this construction is exceptionally
  precise in the reproduction of sound. Kharma makes this highly advanced driver, which in all 
  Exquisite products will be found, like for, at High End Munich.


4/21 [Japan]  
 「ステラヴォックス・ジャパン」、会社名を「ステラ」へ変更へ。
  GOLDMUNDが商標権を有する「ステラヴォックス」の名前が使用できなくなるための措置。

4/21 [Japan]  
 「GOLDMUND」いよいよ国内新代理店登場へ!!?
  新代理店は・・・・誰しもが驚くあの代理店??
  ヒントは、東北オーディオフェアin杜の都にあったかも???

4/18 [avcat]  
 注目のブランド紹介!!!2012B 「FÖRSTER AUDIOTECHNIK」 注目です!

  ミュンヘンのそばに会社を構えるドイツのオーディオブランド「FÖRSTER AUDIOTECHNIK」で
 す。今年中にデジタルアンプ・オーディオPC・CDトランスポートの発売が予定されている注目の
 ブランドです。ミュンヘンのオーディオショウでは台風の目になるかも?
  「time coherence」をキーワードにスピーカー開発を行い、素晴らしい「Step response」を有した
 製品となっております。
 メーカーサイト:http://www.foersteraudiotechnik.de

4/17 [World]  
 Antelope Audioから、世界初Rubidiumクロック搭載プリアンプ「Rubicon Atomic AD/DA Preamp」登場!!!
  ・10M Rubidium Atomic Clock, providing 100,000 times more accurate reference 
  ・64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking jitter management technology 
  ・Ultra low noise phono inputs with custom audio transformers, discrete JFET preamp design 
  ・384kHz A/D & D/A converters 
  ・Gold-plated stepped relay volume attenuator matched to 0.05dB for all volume levels 
  ・Ultra-linear, dual stage headphone amps 
  ・De-jittered audio S/PDIF output 
  ・Custom USB 2.0 chip streaming up to 480 Mbits/384kHz with recording option 
  ・DLNA streaming capabilities through an Ethernet interface 
  ・Inputs
    Analog Inputs
     1x PHONO Input on RCA
     3x Inputs on RCA
     1x HiZ Input on RCA
     1x Combo Balanced Input on XLR/¼ TRS 
    Digital Inputs
     2x S/PDIF
     2x TOSLINK
     1x AES/EBU
   Word Clock Input
   Ethernet port
   USB on standard B type connector 
 ・Outputs
   Analog Outputs
     1x Balanced Output on XLR
     1x Unbalanced Output on RCA 
     Digital Outputs 2x S/PDIF De-jittered outputs
     USB on standard B type connector 
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4/17 [Japan]  
 CH Precision、C1用「イーサネットオーディオストリーミング入力ボード」発売開始。
  \480,000

4/12 [World]  
 Cardasから、「CLEAR SKY SPEAKER」スピーカーケーブル登場!
  2012年4月出荷開始。
  Spades: CCMS-R1 Banana: CAB  
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4/12 [avcat]  
 行った気にさせます!!!
 「東北オーディオフェアin杜の都」速報写真レポート!!!
  *後日、詳細写真レポートを掲載予定です。

>>>>>>こちら<<<<<<

4/12 [Japan]  
 ハーマンインターナショナルが、「AKG」製品の模造品流通についての注意を喚起。
  AKGコンシューマ製品の模造品が、インターネット販売やオークションなどで流通している事が
 確認されているとのことで、ご注意ください。
  ハーマンインターナショナル

4/2 [World]  
 Elacから、「FS 507 VX-JET」登場。
  10,000 euro

4/1 [avcat]  
 「オーディオフェスタ イン 名古屋 2012」の詳細写真レポートが完成しました!!

 

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4/1 [avcat]  
 行った気にさせます!!

 「東北オーディオフェア in 杜の都」(仙台 4/14・15)の写真レポートを掲載予定です。
  *オーディオフェアに参加できない可能性もあります。ご了承下さい。

3/30 [avcat]  
 注目のブランド紹介!!!2012A 「TSAE(Thomas Scherer Audio Engineering)」

  「EVINCE」という斬新なデザインのスピーカーを擁するドイツのメーカー「TSAE (Thomas
 Scherer Audio Engineering)」です。
 メーカーサイト:http://www.highend-design-lautsprecher.de

3/30 [World]  
 Brystonから、新プリメインアンプ「B135 SST2」登場。
  Bryston has just announced the release of its new integrated amplifier called the B135 SST2,
  a replacement for the B100 SST.  The new model promises to be one of the most sonically 
 transparent and reliable audio products available today. It offers performance levels equal to
 the finest separate audio components. The B135 SST2 provides 135 watts per channel at 8
 ohms and 180 watts per channel at 4 ohms. There are provisions for 7 high level inputs, a 
 pass-through feature, one tape loop and a pre-out/main-in feature. A headphone jack is
 provided for those requiring monitoring and private listening provisions. A fully functioning
 remote control is optional.  The B135 SST2 will retail for the same price as the B100 SST.  Highlights of the Bryston B135 SST2 include:
 • Three completely separate and independent custom torodial power supplies are employed to   prevent any possibility of channel to channel cross talk, interference or interaction between 
  digital and analog sections.
 • A unique ultra-linear input buffer with gain results in a substantial reduction in noise floor and 
  distortion.
 • Pass-through feature to allow for simple integration into multi-channel surround systems.
 • Pre-out/main-in connectors allow for complete separation of the preamplifier and power 
  amplifier sections making multi-channel system integration quick and easy.
 • Gold plated five-way speaker binding posts and gold plated RCA/SPDIF input and output 
  connectors provide long-term trouble – free connections.

3/25 [World]  
 Densenから、新DAC「Fabel DAC」登場。
  *以下、翻訳エンジンにて英語に翻訳しています。
  3495 kr
  Basered the upcoming B-420XS CD player Densen launches the new FabelDAC concealed
 DAC, which can be built into Densen existing program of pre-and integrated amplifiers. FabelDAC 
 is designed to be mounted in the rear board slot which is on the back of Densen B-110/B-130
 /B-150/B-175/B-250 and B-275th
  From FabelDAC goes a ribbon cable to the DP-plug internally Densen amplifiers, and to use
 that way connector to the RIAA board to FabelDACen. That is the power supply and to send
 the audio signal into the amplifier. By making FabelDACen a indbygningsDAC saves Densen
 buyer for the costs of housing, the buyer pays only for the DAC and also saves a signal cable 
 between the DAC and amplifier so there will be a much shorter signal path. FabelDAC has two 
 SPDIF coax inputs which you can choose between mha a switch on the rear panel. 
  The analog stage uses Densen feedback Class-A technology. FabelDAC is based on the DAC
 is used in the new B-Densen 420XS CD player. There are a lot of work to optimize the signal 
 path, so it is as short as possible to ensure as little negative impact on the signal as possible.
  FabelDAC use, say from Densen, the best components throughout the design. This includes 
 custom made kondensatoer, Vishay metal film resistors, gold-plated RCA jacks with direct 
 connection to the PCB and high filmkondensatorer. The DAC is a new type bit/192kHz
 converter 24, which is mounted under a skærmbox in order to avoid interference with the digital 
 analog steps.

3/25 [World]  
 Hegelから、新プリメインアンプ「H300」登場。
  2012年夏発売予定。
  *以下、翻訳エンジンにて英語に翻訳しています。
 ・Elaborate pre-stage 
   The most significant improvement, according to chief designer Bent Holter occurred in the 
  preamplifier stage. Here they have learned from the technology in the expensive preamp P30 
  (50 000), and placed much of that technology in H300.  The result is an even better resolution 
  and lower noise floor. 
 ・Violent power stage 
   The power stage has also become more violent.
  While the H200 delivers 200 watts pet channel, presses on the H300 with 250 watts per
  channel with 8 ohm load.
   Hegel promises to H300 have significantly better bass control and dynamics - thanks in part 
  to the stronger power - and says that the performance is close to what you achieve if you 
  combine the preamplifier P30 and the power amplifier H20 - a combination that lands on top
  90 000 SEK. H300 är en äkta dual mono-konstruktion med balanserade kretsar. H300 is a true 
  dual-mono design with balanced circuits. 
 ・Exclusive DAC 
   In our digital age, it is also important to have a good digital converter.
  This is realized Hegel H300 and supplied to a D / A converter on the back.
  It has both USB and coaxial and optical input, and will keep the same quality as the new HD11.
  So it must be even better than the old favorite HD10.
   In addition, the H300 has a digital coaxial output. This will result in an even better sound than 
  if you plug the source straight into your existing DAC since it has a cleaner signal to work with. 
   You can also choose between the three digital inputs via Hegel's remote control, making it 
  easier to have multiple sources, while you let your own DAC manage digital conversion. 
 ・The remote control can be directed freely 
   The remote control has also improved compared to the previous model. 
  Previously, you had to point directly to the product, but now you can sit with the remote 
  control directed towards the ceiling and still control H300. 
 ・Remembers settings 
   Even after the amplifier is turned off it remembers the settings you made, that is what input 
  you used.
   You can also personally go to the menu and specify which sound you want the amplifier to 
  have when they are turned on - a very handy feature. 


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3/23 [avcat]  
 今年は行った気にさせます!
 「第9回九州ハイエンドオーディオフェア」 写真速報!!!
  写真速報を掲載中です。
  なお、後日、詳細写真レポートを掲載予定です。

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3/23 [Japan]  
 ESOTERIC、マスタークロックジェネレーター「G-02」を発売。
  ・心臓部に超高精度なOCXOを搭載 
  ・新設計ディスクリート構成クロック出力ドライバー回路 
  ・余裕の電源供給力を誇る電源部 
  ・10MHzクロック、22.5792MHzマスタークロック出力に対応 
  ・A/B/C 3系統の出力端子 
  ・External 10MHz IN装備 
  ・ESOTERICオリジナルの金メッキBNC端子装備 
  メーカーサイト

3/23 [Japan]  
 九州ハイエンドオーディオフェアの気になる1枚?
  *現状では製品化の予定はないとのことで、誤解なきようお願いします。

3/19 [avcat]  
 注目のブランド紹介!!!2012@ 「moLa-moLa」

  オランダの新興オーディオブランド「moLa-moLa」です。
  「Bruno Putzeys」氏と「Jan-Peter van Amerongen.」氏が起こしたブランドで、今年のミュンヘン
 オーディオショウにて初公開予定。処女作はプリアンプ。洗練されたデザインで、今年の台風の目
 になることは間違いなし?きっと、日本にも輸入されるのではないかと・・・。
  Besides his work on high-end studio equipment, Putzeys is probably best known for the UcD
 and Ncore class D amplifiers. Van Amerongen is the entrepreneur who made these amps
 ubiquitous under the Hypex brand. The two have now paired together to build audiophile
 consumer gear which will make its first appearance in the Munich High End show in May
 2012.
 メーカーサイト:http://www.mola-mola.nl


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3/19 [avcat]  
 今年は行った気にさせます!「第9回九州ハイエンドオーディオフェア」。
  avcatでは、初めて「九州ハイエンドオーディオフェア」の写真レポートを掲載予定です。

3/19 [World]  
 Crystal Cableから新フラグシップシリーズ「Absolute Dream」登場。

3/19 [World]  
 Thiel、CS2.4の出荷価格を値上げへ。4月1日より。
  On April 1st, the much loved and awarded CS2.4 will increase in price from $5900 per pair U.S. 
 retail to $6900.
  *なお、国内価格等への影響は不明です。

3/19 [Japan]  
 Cardas Audio、国内価格値上げへ。4月1日より。
  本国アメリカでの販売価格および輸出価格の改定に伴い、4月1日より300B Microtwin (twinlink)
 シリーズ、およびClearシリーズの希望小売価格を改訂へ。
  新価格表

3/19 [Japan]  
 AVALON、国内価格値上げへ。4月1日より。
  本国アメリカでの販売価格および輸出価格の改定に伴い、4月1日よりDiamond、Time、Isis
 3機種の希望小売価格を改訂へ。
  新価格表

3/17 [World]  
 Orpheus、Vanguardシリーズの「Firewire Audio Dock」と「iDock Audio」を発売へ。
  既に海外のオーディオショウにて発表済みです。


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3/17 [World]  
 Focal、Utopia EMシリーズのサブウーハー「SUB UTOPIA EM」を発売へ。
  •A reference passive subwoofer
  •High-efficiency 13-inch (33cm) Electro-Magnetic "W" cone bass driver
  •Stackable (up to 3 subwoofers tall)
  •100% Focal manufacture
  •Almost 130dB SPL at 1m (in a corner)
  [SPEC]
 
  Frequency response (+or-3dB):  22Hz - 500Hz 
   Low frequency point: 19Hz 
   Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m):  93dB  
   Nominal impedance:  8 Ω 
   Minimum impedance:  5.5 Ω 
   Recommended amplifier power:  500 - 1000W 
   Dimensions (HxWxD):  25 15/16x 19 x 24 1/2 " (634 x 483 x 622mm) 
   Net weight: 158.5lb (72kg) 
    メーカーサイト

3/10 [avcat]  
 「オーディオフェスタ イン ナゴヤ 2012」の写真レポートを近日中に公開予定です。

3/10 [World]  
 dCS、製品の出荷価格を5%程度値上げへ。5月1日より。
  dCS製品のメーカー出荷価格が5%程度値上げされるとのことです。
  なお、国内定価の改定等につきましては不明です。

3/10 [Japan]  
 MAGICO製品、国内定価値上げへ。4月1日より。
  Q1スピーカーシステム:  2,800,000円 → 3,200,000円(税別) 
  Q5スピーカーシステム:  7,000,000円 → 8,000,000円(税別) 

3/6 [Japan]  
 FM Acousticsから、プリアンプ「FM 255MkIIR」国内登場。
  \5,100,000 3月発売予定
  255MkII にボリュームレベルとミュートのリモコン機能を装備したモデル。

3/4 [World]  
 MarkLevinson、40周年記念製品カタログを公開。
 
 製品カタログ(pdf)

3/1 [World]  
 AcousticArtsから 、「STREAMER ES」登場。
  2012年5月発売予定。

3/1 [World]  
 TAD 、海外市場向けピアノブラック仕上げ「TAD-E1」を発売。
  海外では、既に発表済みです。

1/14 [World]  
 Davoneから 、新スピーカー「Grande」登場。
  CES2012にて発表済み。

1/14 [World]  
 Krellから 、ステレオプリアンプ「Phantom 3」、ステレオプリメインアンプ「S-550i」登場。
  CES2012にて発表済み。
  Phantom III Stereo preamplifier: $5,000
  S-550i Stereo integrated amplifier: $5,000
  プレスリリース

1/14 [Japan]  
 Devialet d-premier 、新色国内登場。
  \1,580,000(税別)

1/12 [World]  
 audioquestから、USB DAC 「Dragonfly DAC」登場!
  $300
  Asynch 24/96 USB DAC

1/10 [World]  
 日本ブランド「Qualia」、本格始動!
  QUALIA INDIGO preamplifierは、CES2012 Innovation Awardを受賞。
  http://qualia-highend.com
  QUALIA & Co. conducts its product planning and marketing in the United States. Then we 
 discuss the visual and tactile impression of the materials in France. Final design touches and 
 production are undertaken in Japan

1/10 [World]  
 DanD'Agostinoから、「MOMENTUM」にステレオモデル登場。

1/10 [World]  
 DanD'Agostinoから、「MOMENTUM」にブラックモデル登場。

1/10 [World]  
 JeffRowlandから、「PSU」 Power STORAGE UNIT 登場!

1/10 [World]  
 Nordost、「Norse line」を「2」にアップデートへ。電源ケーブルも登場!
  Heimdal 2
   Interconnects
   Speaker
   Power cord
  Frey 2
   Interconnects
   Speaker
   Power cord

1/10 [World]  
 Thielから、「CS1.7」登場。
  $5000 per pair

1/9 [World]  
 NAGRA、「Kudelski Group」から、スイスの新設立会社である「Audio Technology」の傘下へ。

1/9 [World]  
 MarkLevinsonから、「No.560」登場!!!!
  No 560 DAC $6000
  The Mark Levinson No 560 is engineered to bring out the very best in all digital audio
 sources including high-resolution audio formats and serve as the heart of a digital audio music 
 system. The Mark Levinson No 560 enables listeners to enjoy the full sonic benefits of
 computer audio, disc transports, streaming media devices and other digital sources thanks to
 its dual 32-bit, 192kHz premium digital to analog converters, digital volume control and
 impeccable engineering and construction.
  The No 560 provides no less than 10 digital audio inputs including two optical and two coaxial 
 S/PDIF inputs, three USB 2.0 (A) connectors, two HDMI inputs with DSD (Direct Stream Digital)
 -direct capability and an AES/EBU XLR input. The No 560’s XLR and RCA analog outputs 
 facilitate connection to an amplifier or preamplifier. The No 560 is designed for extraordinary 
 sonic performance, incorporating isolated digital and analog circuitry with independent power 
 supplies, asynchronous clocking to ensure jitter-free performance from the dual 32-bit DACs, 
 premium quality internal components throughout and many additional enhancements. 


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1/9 [World]  
 MarkLevinsonから、「No.519」登場!!!!
  No.519 SACD Disc Player $8000 
  The Mark Levinson No 519 SACD Disc Player is designed for those who demand nothing less 
 than the finest in digital music reproduction. It combines a precision CD/SACD (Super Audio 
 Compact Disc) player mechanism with dual 32-bit/192kHz audiophile-grade digital to analog 
 converters to deliver extraordinary fidelity, resolution and musical accuracy.
  Adding to its versatility, the No 519 also functions as a complete digital preamplifier. It
 includes four S/PDIF and USB digital inputs, plus XLR and RCA analog and HDMI 1.3,
 AES/EBU, optical and coaxial S/PDIF outputs and an onboard digital volume control that
 enable the No 519 to be connected to a stereo or multichannel preamplifier or amplifier. In 
 addition, the No 519 provides direct SACD audio output via its HDMI connection as well as 
 high-resolution LPCM digital audio.
  The Mark Levinson No 519’s elegant front panel features dedicated input and volume control 
 knobs, facilitating its use as a digital preamplifier, and includes a USB 2.0 (A) connector to
 enable future upgrades. Its Ethernet, ML Link, 12V trigger and IR ports enable easy system 
 integration, and the No 519 is supplied with a remote control that operates all its functions
 as well as those of select Mark Levinson preamplifiers. 


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1/9 [World]  
 MarkLevinsonから、「No.585」登場!!!!
  No 585 integrated amplifier $10000
  The Mark Levinson No 585 integrated amplifier is ideal for audiophiles and music lovers who 
 desire an all in one audio control center and stereo power amplifier that is space saving and
 easy to use and delivers ultimate-quality music reproduction.
  The No 585 offers three analog line-level audio inputs plus an MC/MM phono input and six 
 digital audio inputs, to accommodate a wide array of music sources, and can be operated via
 its remote control. The No 585 delivers a generous 225 watts per channel power output into 8 
 ohms, to easily drive even inefficient audiophile loudspeakers, and provides a dedicated
 subwoofer output.
  The No 585’s analog circuitry is optimized to deliver extraordinary sonic refinement, and it  
 incorporates leading-edge 32-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converters for unsurpassed digital 
 audio performance. The Mark Levinson No 585 includes HDMI™ 1.3, USB, AES/EBU and
 coaxial S/PDIF inputs, and provides USB and S/PDIF digital outputs.
  A host of onboard sonic tailoring facilities are provided including full bass management with 
 high-pass filtering, low-pass crossover controls for the subwoofer output and more.
 The No 585’s unity gain SSP mode enables easy integration with home theater systems, and
 the No 585 offers a full complement of system control ports.


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1/9 [World]  
 MarkLevinsonから、「No.52」登場!!!!
  
No 52 preamplifier $25000
  The No 52 is quite simply the finest Mark Levinson preamplifier ever. It is an all-analog, true 
 dual-monaural design with a two-chassis configuration that separates the critical analog audio 
 circuitry from the control section to maintain the purest signal paths possible.
  The No 52 provides a comprehensive complement of inputs including three balanced XLR and 
 four unbalanced RCA line-level inputs, and a dedicated phono input that is selectable for
 moving coil (MC) or moving magnet (MM) operation. Two sets of XLR and RCA stereo 
 preamplifier outputs are provided, along with an auxiliary pair of XLR and RCA outputs that
 can be configured for fixed or variable level output with independent source selection. This 
 enables the auxiliary outputs to function either as a third preamp out, a pass-through
 full-range subwoofer output or a record output.
  The No 52 offers a unity gain SSP (surround sound processor) output that provides the ability 
 to integrate the audio sources that are connected to it into a home theater system, while 
 maintaining optimal and independent stereo operation for music sources. The No 52 provides 
 extensive control and system interface connectivity via Ethernet, Mark Levinson’s proprietary 
 ML Net, 12V trigger and IR control ports. In addition, a USB 2.0 (A) port facilitates possible
 future software upgrades. The No 52 is supplied with a remote control that can also be used to 
 operate other Mark Levinson components.
  The Mark Levinson No 52 is built to an extraordinary level of refinement. Its control section 
 features mirror-imaged DC power supplies and AC regeneration circuits for remarkably clean
 and stable power delivery and signal purity. Individual left and right DC umbilical cords are used
 to connect to the audio sections in the second chassis, and control signals are delivered via a 
 third cable to keep them isolated. The audio chassis is laid out in a mirror image, left/right 
 configuration with isolated and independent circuit boards for the volume, main and auxiliary
 signal paths, and extensive shielding for critical components. The chassis is constructed from 
 heavy aluminum extrusions and plates.
  Like all Mark Levinson 40th Anniversary components, the No 52 is striking and elegant in 
 appearance, with a rich, brushed metal black and silver faceplate accented by red illumination 
 against a glass center panel. 


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1/7 [World]  
 ViennaAcousticsから、
「Beethoven Imperial Grand」「Beethoven Baby Grand -Symphony Edition」 登場。
  
CES2012にて発表予定。
  プレスリリース(pdf)


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1/6 [World]  
 B.M.Cから、スピーカー
「Arcadia」登場。
  
CES2012にて発表予定。
  $39,000/pair
  B.M.C. Audio introduces the first model in an anticipated series of three new speakers.
   This 3-way uses a bipolar balanced configuration with custom-made drivers and external 
  crossover. The Arcadia features the same driver set on the rear as on the front to
  dramatically improve the listener impression of depth at the left and right sides of the 
  soundstage. Both front and rear baffles feature two 6.1" Kevlar honeycomb midrange drivers
  and an air-motion tweeter with a massive motor in conjunction with a light diaphragm.
  Two 11" Kevlar honeycomb woofers with 6-magnet drives sit at the sides of each cabinet to 
  deliver high air movement.
   The cabinets are constructed of an amalgam of several aluminum-oxide based ceramics
  with multiple grain sizes held together with complex acrylic binders. The external crossover   
  weighs 37.5 lbs and houses custom-crafted large air core inductors, inductance-free 
  polypropylene capacitors and polystyrene bypasses. Metal-film resistor arrays replace the
  usual MOX or wire resistors for superior precision and sound quality.
   Arcadia applies a sealed construction to avoid bass-reflex resonances and significantly 
  improve LF precision. Each cabinet stands 47.2" high by 20.4" deep by 11.2" wide at the
  base, tapering to a narrow width of 7.7" at the top. Each speaker weights 198lbs excluding
  the crossover. The cabinet is made from a mold so the color is not applied later but added 
  directly into the mix to be solid all the way through.
   The Arcadia is available in a black or white satin or high gloss finish at a suggested price
  under $39.000/pair. 

1/5 [World]  
 VIOLAから、
「Concerto」 プリアンプ登場!!
  
CES2012にて発表予定。

1/1 [avcat]  
 「オーディオセッション in Osaka 2011」の詳細写真レポートが完成しました!! 
  
遅くなりましたが、オーディオセッション in Osaka 2011の詳細写真レポートが完成しま
 した。

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1/1 [avcat]  
 あけましておめでとうございます。今年もよろしくお願いします。


*上記写真は、SFORZATO Digital Stream Transport DST-01 特注モデルです。
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12/31 [World]  
 Raidho acousticsから、「S2.0」登場。 

12/31 [World]  
 Raidho acousticsから、「C1.1」「C2.1」「C3.1」登場。 
  
C1.0、C2.0、C3.0の後継モデル。
  C1.1 メーカーサイト
  C2.1 メーカーサイト
  C3.1 メーカーサイト

12/30 [avcat]  
 「2011 大阪ハイエンドオーディオショウ」の詳細写真レポートが完成しました!! 
  
遅くなりましたが、2011大阪ハイエンドオーディオショウの詳細写真レポートが完成しま
 した。

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12/27 [World]  
 MarkLevinsonから、ついにリファレンスプリアンプ「No.52」登場!!!!!!
 「No. 585」プリメインアンプ、「No. 519」 CD/SACD プレーヤー、「No. 560」DACも
登場!!!USB・DSD信号対応HDMI搭載!
  
MarkLevinsonがついに本格再始動です!!CES2012にて発表。
  No. 52 reference stereo preamp: $25,000
  No. 585 integrated stereo amp: $10,000
  No. 519 CD/SACD player/DAC: $8,000
  No. 560 DAC: $6,000
  [No.52]
   ・Two-chassis stereo preamp
   ・The No. 52, for use with the No. 53 reference mono amp
   ・Pure analog model with solid-state design
   ・Analog inputs and outputs are incorporated in one chassis to keep noise from entering 
   control circuitry in a separate chassis.
  [No.585]
   ・Connectivity to almost all modern digital sources along with its predecessor’s balanced
   and unbalanced analog inputs.
   ・2x225 watts into 8 ohms
   ・Three USB ports, one of which streams music from a connected iPod, iPhone or iPad, and 
   charges an iPod and iPhone. The USB ports also accept 96kHz/24-bit PCM audio from PCs.
   ・Features HDMI 1.3 connector to take in two-channel PCM audio and native
   DSD SACD audio
  [No. 519]
   ・CD/SACD player/ DAC with digital volume control
   ・Enables direct connection to an amp to make a separate preamp unnecessary
   ・For use as a DAC, the 519 features two S/P DIF digital inputs and two USB inputs capable 
   of decoding multiple digital music-file formats.One USB input also streams music from a 
   USB-connected iPod, iPhone or iPad.
  [No. 560]
   ・Borrows the DAC technology of the 519 CD/SACD player/DAC, strips out the transport 
   expands the number of digital inputs to 10 from four, and the digital inputs include two 
   two-channel PCM/DSD HDMI inputs and three USB. 

12/27 [World]  
 MAGICOから、新リファレンススピーカー「Q7」登場!!! CES2012にて発表。
  
US Retail $165,000/pr. Delivery will begin in Q2 2012.
  プレスリリース(pdf)
  
MAGICO Q7 – A NEW REFERENCE
  The journey to create the finest unlimited class loudspeaker in the world has stretched the
 very boundaries of what is technically and creatively possible in loudspeaker design.
 Expanding the performance envelope of the paradigm shifting Q-Series has been an
 exponentially challenging task, setting even higher benchmarks than those achieved by our
 groundbreaking Q5. Our challenge at the outset was to blend radically new and cutting-edge
 technologies into a reference loudspeaker, which from the faintest whisper to the most 
 eardeafening sound-pressure levels maintains a yet unheard degree of composure and fidelity.
  This challenge has been met. The result is a cost-no-object loudspeaker of limitless dynamics,
 high efficiency, extreme extension and redefined transparency. Everything we have expected
 and something we could have never imagined. Magico is proud to unveil the Q7.
 [DRIVER TECHNOLOGY]
  In order to achieve the lofty goals of this project under all operating conditions, each and
 every driver of the four-way, five-driver Q7 has been designed from the ground up. Effortless
 to drive, an astounding 94dB efficiency pushes the Q7 to unimaginable performance levels
 while maintaining every grain of resolution and nuance. To create such a highly efficient
 loudspeaker the entire complement required new motor systems backed with exceptionally
 powerful neodymium magnets, 10 times higher than industry norm. Dual 12-inch bass woofers
 and a 10-inch midbass bring Nano-Tec® cone technology into our largest Magico-designed
 drivers to date. Working together, they take resolution and extension through the lower
 octaves to a new level.
 [ENCLOSURE]
  Using Advanced Finite Elements Analysis to study ‘in-box’ driver behavior, the Q-Series'
 construction techniques were redeployed in a configuration more finely tuned to the specific
 parameters of ‘driver to enclosure’ interaction. Comprised of over 100 parts of aluminum,
 copper, and stainless steel, all affixed with over 650 fasteners in a calculated labyrinth of
 internal bracing, the Q7 provides the ideal combination of mass, dampness and rigidity. A new
 three-axis matrix frame, copper decoupling levels, and a 'floating' midrange cavity yield the
 most effective multi-faceted strategy of eliminating the cabinet as a secondary acoustic
 source, making the Q7 a remarkable architectural feat.
 [CROSSOVER]
  Magico's elliptical crossover techniques have been employed to create the Q7 4-way filters.
 Once again, we have partnered with industry leaders to create a new top shelf of components
 to meet the very special demands of this project. Custom ultra-high precision resistors,
 capacitors and coils were designed to comprise the crossover network.
 The Q7 is our finest achievement: a technical triumph that fully expresses the ultimate passion
 and capabilities of Magico. We can think of no better statement to make regarding our
 commitment to redefine the genre both technically and artistically, providing music lovers an
 unlimited and unedited space within which to experience sound like never before.
 [SPECIFICATIONS]
  Driver Complement:
   1 x 1” MB7 Tweeter
   1 x 6” MG70 Midrange
   1 x 10” MG107 Midbass
   2 x 12” MG1207 Bass
  Sensitivity: 94dB
  Impedance: 4 Ohms
  Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 50 kHz
  Recommended Power: 50 – 1200 Watts
  Dimensions: 60”H x 32”D x 15”W (152cm x 81cm x 38cm)
  Weight: 750 lbs. (340 kg)

12/27 [avcat]  
 「2011東京インターナショナルオーディオショウ」の詳細写真レポートが完成しました!! 
  
遅くなりましたが、2011東京インターナショナルオーディオショウの詳細写真レポートが完成しま
 した。

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12/20 [World]  
 
Magnepanから、新フラグシップスピーカー「20.7」登場!

12/20 [World]  
 
soulution、「501 MONO-AMP」を正式発表。
  既に速報済みです。
 ・Philosophy
  The 501 monoamplifiers are based in many areas on the proven technical concepts of the 
 Series 7. However, the "small" monoamplifiers do not have to hide behind their big brothers.
 ・Amplification 
  The amplification circuit of the 501 monoamplifier, is based on the technology of the amplifiers 
 710 and 700. Core is a novel voltage amplification stage without feedback to the input (no 
 differential amplifier!). It consists of linearized amplifier stages which operate up to a cutoff 
 frequency of 80 MHz. The current amplification is done in three stages, each stage uses a very 
 small and thus almost linear operating range. The high Class A operation supplemented by
 47,000 microfarads of storage capacitors are resulting in a nearly infinite impulse response. 
 Massive copper bars on the amplifier board and to the speaker terminals ensure that the
 power of the 501 monoamplifier is actually available at the speaker. The high-precision idle 
 current management ensures optimal Class A operation for all operating conditions, without
 the necessity of any readjustment in the music signal. Optimal sound is thereby guaranted 
 immediately after switching on. Extensive control circuits that protect against high frequency
 or DC signals at the input or output short circuit ensure safe operation in all situations.
 The input level is also monitored continuously. 
 ・Powersupply 
  A total of six power supplies - optimized for each function - feed the 501 monoamplifier. The 
 power supplies to supply the digital and audio circuits are electrically isolated from each other 
 through opto couplers and transformers . Two modern switched-mode power supplies with a
 total power 1'200VA complemented by high performance filtering at the input and output
 provide supply voltages in audiophile quality. Locally, these voltages are additionally stabilized
 with 6 high speed soulution voltage regulators. They are considerably more stable than
 achievable with any conventional, transformer-based power supply technology. 
 ・Operation
  The 501 Monoamplifier is operated via its rotary control on the front panel. It can be switched 
 on by one another soulution devices with the LINK function. 
 ・Connectors
   Analogue inputs:
   - 1 x balanced input (XLR) 
   Analogue outputs:
   - 1 x balanced output (XLR) 
   - 1 pair speaker binding posts 
   LINK-System
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12/20 [World]  
 
soulution、「590 USB-CONVERTER」を正式発表。
  既に速報済みです。
  ・DSP-Converter
   A powerful DSP manages the communication with your computer. The received data is 
  buffered in a large RAM memory.
   The 590 USB Converter is able to process music files in PCM format with a maximum 
  sampling rate of 192 kHz and a word lenght of 24bit. 
  ・Reference Clock
   The high-precision clock of the USB-590 converter ensures optimal sound. 
   We apply here a technology that is based on the 745 and 540 SACD players. The wordclock 
  signal available at its outpus allows to synchronize your D/A converter as well.
  ・Powersupply 
   The USB converter 590 is power via the USB connection from your computer. Its power 
  supplies are expensively filtered for the best possible separation from your computer. The 
  quality of the clock signal is substantially influenced by the quality of the supply voltage.
  Noise components with high frequencies can significantly affect the sound quality. 
   Additionally, these noise signals could be distributed through the interconnecting cables to 
  your DA converter and - depending on the design of your DA converter - reduce its 
  perfomance as well. 
  ・Connections
    Digital outputs:
    - 1 x SPDIF (RCA)
    - 1 x AES/EBU (XLR)
    - 1 x Optical (Toslink)
    Digital inputs:
    - 1 x USB
    Clock-Ausgang:
    - 1 x Wordclock (BNC)
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12/20 [Japan]  
 COPULARE(
コプラーレ)、国内製品価格を値上げへ。12月27日から。
  ハイエンドオーディオラックメーカー「コプラーレ」の製品価格が約1.5倍に値上げされるとの
 ことです。
  原料価格及び人件費の高騰による生産国での値上げに追従する形での値上げとなります。

12/20 [World]  
 
finite elementeから、CERAシリーズの新インシュレーター「CERAONE」登場。
  CERAONE 99euro
  Finish: silver or black anodized aluminum.
  プレスリリース(pdf)

12/20 [avcat クリスマス特集?]  
 
自分へのクリスマスプレゼントに「Stereophile」誌などいかがですか?

  オーディオ誌で最もメジャーな「Stereophile」。その電子書籍版をZinio定期購読することがで
 きるのですが、ご存知でしたか? 注目はそのお値段です!!もし、まだ定期購読されていらっ
 しゃらない方は、自分へのクリスマスプレゼントにいかがですか?
  最新号の表紙をTAD-CR1が飾り、特集が組まれています。日本のメーカーの製品が表紙を飾っ
 ているということで、紹介してみました。(本文中には、SonusfaberのGuarneri Evolutionの特集記事 もあります。)
 >>>Zinio
 >>>Stereophile

12/15 [World]  
 
WilsonAudio、新フラグシップスピーカー「Alexandria XLF」を正式発表!
 シルクドーム型のツィーターを採用。

  プレスリリース(PDF)
  $195,000
  ・Cross Load Firing port System(XLF)
  ・New Architecture
  ・Convergent Synergy Tweeter
    The new Wilson tweeter rejects exotic materials in favor of a new silk dome design
  ・S-Material Midrange Baffile


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12/10 [World]  
 
AntelopeAudio、「Eclipse 384 A/D & D/A Converter, Master Clock and Monitoring Controller 」を発売。
  384 kHz A/D and D/A conversion clocked by Antelope's renowned 64-bit technology and a 
 powerful and flexible monitoring control.
 [Eclipse 384 Features]
  Clocking
   • 64-bit DSP Trinity-level clocking
   • Oven-controlled oscillator 
   • Factory calibrated to better than +/- 0.001 ppm stability  
   • Two independent sample rates
   • Varispeed capability of +/- 200 cents
   • 10M atomic clock input
  Conversion
   • 384 kHz A/D & D/A converters
   • A/D with Dynamic Range of 124dB 
   • D/A with Dynamic Range of 129dB 
   • Burr-Brown D/A conversion chip
   • Two bypassable A/D inserts
   • Custom USB 2.0 chip streaming up to 480 Mbits
  Monitoring
   • Three sets of switchable monitor outs
   • Second dedicated monitor D/A
   • Bass management with LFE output
   • Precise input and output peak meters 
   • Talkback and cue mix functions
   • Relay volume attenuator matched to 0.05 dB


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12/10 [World]  
 
Sonusfaber、「Aida」を発表!!!
  $120,000
  The technical
   Type: Floor Standing
   Drivers: 1 dome tweeter - 1 18 cm midrange, 2 woofers 22 cm, 1 Sub 32 cm
   Power (W): 100-1000
   Impedance (Ohm): 4
   Frequency (Hz): 55 - 180 - 250 to 3000
   Freq (Hz): 20 to 35,000
   Sensitivity (dB): 92
   Dimensions: 172.5 x 48.2 x 78 cm (HxWxD)
   Weight: 330 kg


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12/4 [World]  
 
Sonusfaber、「Aida」いよいよ登場!!!
  $120,000 12月10日 WorldPremier


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12/4 [World]  
 
Magicoから、新スピーカー「S5」登場!!!
  US $28,600/pr.  プレスリリース
  MAGICO INTRODUCES THE S5
   After an incredible five years since the Magico V3’s first release, we are excited to
  introduce its successor, the S5. This three-way, four-driver floorstanding loudspeaker
  borrows heavily from the peerless Q-Series' technological arsenal and employs new 
  manufacturing techniques to create what is the most value-laden Magico loudspeaker yet.
   The eye will be first drawn to the S5’s uniquely new curved enclosure, which is the world’s 
  first utilization of ½” thick, 16” diameter extruded aluminum walls in a loudspeaker. Taking 
  design cues from our iconic Mini, the cabinet design minimizes diffraction effects, internal 
  resonance, and damping requirements. The elegant, paintable exterior offers a shallow profile 
  that will complement a wide variety of end-user living environments. Available in our signature 
  black anodized finish, the S5 is also offered in an array of high gloss and satin M-COAT®
  paint blends. A removable black grille is included – a first for a Magico speaker.
   Incorporating entirely new dual-10” Magico hybrid Nano-Tec® bass drivers, the S5 is
  capable of an astonishing output of 118dB (@ 50Hz-1 meter). Combining an outer cone ring
  of aluminum and a Magico Nano-Tec dust cap, the new drivers combine superb power
  handling in the low bass with distortion-free response at the top of their pass band. The S5 
  midrange's dual neodymium, underhung motor system with pure titanium voice coil former is 
  powerfully efficient and extremely low in distortion. The tweeter is a beryllium diaphragm
  model found in selected competitors’ $100,000+ reference offerings. A new neodymium
  motor system has been customized to match the S5’s huge dynamic capabilities and power 
  handling, while retaining its inherent wide dispersion and low distortion. As with all Magico
  drivers, the latest custom computer simulations are used to optimize electromagnetic and 
  thermal behavior.
   Tireless research and development have provided the means for a distinct new product that
  is undoubtedly Magico. Continuing an uncompromising commitment to quality, design and
  performance, we are proud to welcome the S5 as the latest addition to our incomparable line
  of loudspeakers.
   Magico will be showing the S5 at CES 2012 in Las Vegas in the Magico Suite: Venetian
  Towers,Suite 35-209.
  [SPECIFICATIONS]
   Driver Complement:
    1 x 1” MB30 Tweeter
    1 x 6” M380 Midrange
    2 x 10” Hybrid Nano-Tec Bass
   Sensitivity: 90dB
   Impedance: 4 Ohms
   Frequency Response: 22 Hz – 50 kHz
   Recommended Power: 50 – 1200 Watts
   Dimensions: 48”H x 14”D x 15”W (122cm x 35cm x 38cm)
   Weight: 190 lbs. (86 kg)
   PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
    The US Retail Price of the Magico S5 is $28,600/pr. Delivery will begin in Q2 2012.

 

 

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