Each year at the NAMM show in Anaheim California, Audix Microphones review the previous 12 months past and recognise a number of key partners with awards reflecting truly exemplary performance. This year’s show, SCV was honoured to accept the award for Distributor of the Year 2018!
In a recently published review from Hi-Fi Choice (issue 446) Editor Lee Dunkley turned his attention to one of Novafidelity’s most compact streaming devices: the X14. Dunkley was quick to note the growing popularity of one-box music systems and the role that Novafidelity and other key manufacturers have been playing.
At Musikmesse 2019 this month Chicago-based studio outboard and modification wizards Black Lion Audio introduced yet another innovative vintage outboard reissue with a little help from Chris Lord-Alge’s studio – Mix L.A. Lord-Alge is a long-time user of the original UA 1176 FET limiting amplifiers and has used them on countless mixes.
Following the huge popularity of Meze Audio's flagship Empyrean headphone product release in mid-2018, the Romanian audio manufacturer is now making a triumphant return to the Head-Fi market - this time with their sights set on in-ear monitors.
Last month Hi-Fi expert reviewer Jay Garrett featured Meze’s flagship isodynamic Empyrean headphones in a review for digital consumer audio publication StereoNET. During the article Garrett takes an expertly deep dive into the Empyrean’s technical specifications, along with the recent history of Meze.
At the NAMM show in early 2019, Black Lion Audio CEO Nate Bierdeman unveiled a pair of new products which extend the scope of two revered preamp models. Over the years Black Lion has earned a flawless reputation for designing high performance preamps in affordable price brackets, and the new B173 Quad and B12A Quad models are no exceptions.
Bricasti are no strangers to the high-end audio market. This year with the introduction of the M3, Bricasti introduce a brand new digital to analogue converter pitched at a more affordable price bracket – everything is high-end, except the price.
IsoAcoustics’ expansive product range of decoupling isolators includes solutions for studio monitors, Hi-Fi speakers and even Hi-Fi components. For the very first time at Winter NAMM 2019, IsoAcoustics unveiled a brand new addition which caters for guitarists.
This month IsoAcoustics have announced shipment of their brand new GAIA Titan isolator models designed for premium high-fidelity speakers. For those of you unfamiliar with the origin of the GAIA range, what better time than now for a quick recap...!
At this year’s New York edition of CanJam Global, Focal announced two innovative new members of their high-end headphone range: the closed-back Stellia headphone, and Arche; Focal’s very first (and strikingly confident) foray into the dedicated DAC and headphone amp component market.