Super! Supratek Back Making Superb Preamplifiers

Western Australia’s Supratek is back in business making highly-evolved valve-based preamplifiers. While the company is now offering the Cortese preamplifier – a recently-refined 6SN7-based preamplifier – company founder and designer Michael Maloney has told SoundStage! Australia that he’s working on a new entry level preamplifier for possible launch in Q1 2018.

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Audio Research VT80SE Power Amplifier

Audio Research has announced a new Foundation Series ‘Special Edition’ version of its VT80 power amplifier, the VT80SE, which ups the original’s potential by replacing the amplifier stage’s KT120 matched valves with the new high-performance KT150.

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Devialet ‘Activates’ New Phantom Elevate Models

No small speaker system extant has either the power capacity, inherent features list, ultra-cool design aesthetic and overall performance potential as Devialet’s high-tech Phantom speaker. Now, the company ups the stakes with a new Phantom Elevate range of upgraded units.

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Lumin D2 Network Music Streamer

The very successful Lumin D1 Network Music Streamer has been revamped in the new D2 which aims to upgrade several areas of the highly-acclaimed original music player.

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McIntosh MC1.25KW Monoblock Power Amplifier

McIntosh’s new ‘Quad Balanced’ MC1.25KW brute-force-in-a-velvet-glove monoblock amplifier is the company’s most powerful offering and reinvents the highly-acclaimed MC1.2KW with significant circuit improvements and overall refinements.

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Hulgich Audio Ella Mk.II Speakers

Up-and-comer Hulgich Audio has been steadily developing a concise line of quality loudspeakers and has just announced the all-new Ella Mk.II. The design’s performance and overall build quality impressed the SoundStage! Australia team at the recent Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show.

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McIntosh Laboratory’s First-Ever Hybrid Integrated Amplifier

As one of the longest-lived audio specialist brands, iconic American company McIntosh Laboratory has specialised in manufacturing high quality electronics and speaker systems for near-on 70 years. Now, for the first time in the company’s history, McIntosh has announced the new MA252 integrated amplifier combining the beauty of valves in its preamplification stages and the power and control of solid state design to drive the speakers.

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Zero Gravity– MAG-LEV Audio Levitating Turntable

Australian audio distributor Audio Magic is living up to its name by acquiring the rights to add to its portfolio the recently-launched MAG-LEV Audio magnetic Levitating turntable.

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Ayon CD-T Mk. II Reference CD Transport

Austria’s Ayon is catering to a big sector of the audio enthusiast market by releasing a dedicated CD transport, the CD-T Reference Transport, with the rationale that there are hundreds of thousands of CDs in collections around the world deserving of the best in disc playback.

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KEF LS50 Wireless Now Roon Ready

The almost ubiquitous Roon platform has now been added to the highly-popular and award-winning KEF LS50 Wireless speakers, an addition that makes for a playback package with an impressive features list.

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Poly Is a Cracker – The New Poly Streamer from Chord Electronics

Chord Electronics is on a roll with high-tech DAC and headphone amplifiers of superb standards (see our review of the extraordinary Hugo 2 here) and now, with the new Poly, the company expands its reach to include its newest solution for smartphone devices and high quality portable audio.

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