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New Products on Stereotype

We’re pretty excited by some recent additions on Stereotype, here’s a few recent products that we think are worth mentioning.

Audioengine D3 Premium 24-bit DAC
– Connect the D3 to a USB port on your Mac or PC and send high-quality music to your headphones or any audio system.
– D3 includes a USB DAC and headphone amplifier for incredible audio performance in a portable design.
– Audioengine D3 is the perfect intro to computer audio!

 

 

Myryad Z20 DAC

The Myryad Z20 DAC is a high-end digital to analog convertor featuring the same DAC chip used in the top of the line MX series CD Players. If you’ve ditch CDs and gone digital, or just want to maximise the most from your computer audio, the Myryad Z20 will turn your digital audio experience into something you had never imagined before.

 

 

Q Acoustics Concept 40 Floorstanding Speaker

The Q Acoustics Concept 40 is the flagship floorstanding speaker from this UK manufacturer known for incredible value. It is the newest addition of the acclaimed award winning Concept range, and it delivers unparalleled sonic performance at its price. We strongly believe that these HiFi speakers set new standards, and can even outperform those that are in a much higher price bracket.

 

 

TASCAM PA-R200 AV Receiver

The TASCAM PA-R200 is the flagship of a powerful new line of Professional Networking A/V Receivers from TASCAM. The PA-R200’s 8 HDMI inputs support 3D content, HD audio and upscale video to 4K with Marvell’s Qdeo™. The latest Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ formats are also supported. Select between three zones to deliver astonishing audio to different rooms. Also included are full 7.2 channel Preouts for connecting external amplifiers, a fully functioned unit for the discerning audio and videophile.

New Audio-Technica Noise Canceling Headphones

The Audio-Technica ANC 29 and ANC70 QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones are ideal for use with smart phones, tablets, laptops, music or DVD players & in-flight entertainment systems, the QuietPoint® closed-back headphones deliver clear, high-resolution sound, with intense bass, a detailed midrange, extended treble and accurate imaging in an immersive soundfield.

 

If you have any questions about any of these new products please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Thoughts on Room Acoustics, from an Expert.

Room acoustics are a tricky business. The room shape, the materials and overall volume all impact the sound of your Hifi, and that’s before you’ve even experimented with speaker and seat placement.

Here are two videos where Home Theatre Geek’s Scott Wilkinson interviews MSR Acoustics’ Anthony Grimani. Grimani, formerly of Dolby and Lucasfilm THX knows his stuff and talks in depth about all things acoustics. Watch and learn!

Part One: Scott chats with Anthony Grimani of MSR Acoustics about the importance of room acoustics and acoustic treatments.

Part Two: Scott continues his chat with Anthony Grimani on the importance and impact of Room Acoustics and dives into speaker and seat placement.

In the videos above Anthony talks about his Etymotic earphones, we are proud to say we recently picked up their range and agree on their fantastic sound. View the Etymotic range.

CES 2013 Roundup

We love the annual Consumer Electronics Show that happens in Vegas each year, we just wish we could afford to attend every year! CES is a chance for manufacturers to show off their new products and here’s a round up of new products that we are looking forward to. However, sometimes new products can take a while to reach our shores or don’t make it at all. So don’t be expecting these to all be available in the next few months, but we’ll do our best.

Teac 501 Series

teac_AI-501DATeac has released a new range of high performance micro sized components that are styled on their TASCAM range of pro audio gear. There’s a dedicated Headphone amp, DAC and CD player as well as an Integrated Amp/DAC/Headphone amp that is all class with the analog VU meters. More Information

Cambridge Audio

752bd-and-751r-system-1356093174Cambridge Audio has come out firing with 4 new Home Theatre products. Leading the charge is a new flagship Bluray player, the 752BD – More info here

Updating it’s line of AV Receivers Cambridge Audio has released a new flagship 200W per channel AVR, the 751R. There’s also an update to the successful 651R and a new entry level model the 351R (slotting below the current 551R) for those that only require 5.1 channels.

Onkyo

onkyo.es-fc300.scaledOnkyo is joining the crowded headphone market and has launched four new models. With an emphasis on street style, no doubt Onkyo will also back these up with great sound. More info here

Micromega

Micromega_myzicHot on the heels the amazing Micromega MyDAC (read my review here) comes the matching MyZic Headphone amp. If it’s up to the standard of the MyDAC this will be one to watch. More info here

Audioengine

Audioengine_A2+Audioengine has updated its popular A2 model to the A2+. The big upgrade here is that now the A2+ inlcudes an internal DAC, so you can connect your computer to your the A2+’s via USB and do the digital to analog conversion away from the noisy computer environment. More info here

Jeff Rowland

jeffrowland-525Jeff Rowland Design Group have announced the bridgeable 525 Mono block amplifiers. These are an update to the excellent 501 model and are a class D design capable of driving 250W into 8 ohms, and this can be taken to a whopping 1000W @ 8 ohms when bridged. Interestingly, unlike most class D design these aren’t based on the popular ICEpower modules and are a new design from this outstanding audio desisigner. More info here

VTL

TP25The kings of Tube amplification have released a new dedicated phono stage for those looking to get the very best out of their vinyl collections. The VTL 2.5 Phono is already picking up positive feedback, read more here.

Wadia

wadiaThe biggest surprise for us from the CES announcements was the 400w Intuition Amplifier from Wadia. I don’t think anyone saw this coming, a completely unique design that doesn’t look like anything we’ve seen from Wadia in the past. Check out the Computer Audiophile’s thoughts and pictures of the Intuition here.

Dual

dualGerman based company Dual have introduced a new model based on their 455M (High mass version) that we have been very impressed with. The new model is the CS-460 and features an all new platter and other refinements to the tone arm. More info here