Major Showroom Renovations at Sydney Hi-Fi Castle Hill

SoundStage! Australia has been informed that Sydney Hi-Fi Castle Hill is about to commence major showroom renovations to improve and expand the demonstration facilities available to audio enthusiasts in the Hills district and the wider Sydney metropolitan areas.

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New Roon Labs Nucleus Streaming Devices

Digital playback software specialist Roon Labs has had a stellar rise in terms of what, arguably, many audio enthusiasts and music lovers around the world consider the best music playback platform. The company’s superbly designed software, with its state-of-the-art user interface and comprehensive metadata provision, is compatible with just about every file type and many music streaming services including Tidal. An ever-growing number of ‘Roon Ready’ devices also spreads across the spectrum of digital file playback. Now, Roon Labs announces its next indent into the audio space.

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X Marks the Spot

Digital specialist x-odos has announced the release of its second generation x|one a new high-end music server featuring a number of improvements and overall refinements over its predecessor.

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Krispy Audio Opens New Showroom in Sydney

We love finding hidden treasures… And in Krispy Audio’s new showroom, we found a soon-to-be-not-so-hidden audio lover’s gem tucked away in a suburban commercial complex on the leafy northern edges of Sydney. To get there, you’ll take an easily-accessed and early exit off Sydney’s Pacific Highway, part of Highway 1, the country’s longest asphalt river pointing you to Central Coast towns lining our beautiful beach-lined shores and snakes right up north to tropical Queensland. SoundStage! Australia hit the road and visited the new auditioning facilities camera in-hand and with keen ears at the ready.

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McIntosh Releases New MC611 Power Amplifier

McIntosh continues to expand its product offerings with the announcement of a new monoblock power amplifier, the MC611, featuring the company’s proprietary technologies, solid engineering and superb industrial design.

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Processing Soulution DACs

Swiss audio specialist Soulution has announced it is the first high-end electronics company to implement Leedh Processing to its two top-end DACs in the 560 and 760 offerings.

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MSB Technology Announces Two More Affordable DAC models

California’s MSB Technology, a company specialising in high-tech analogue and digital technologies since 1985, has just dropped the news of the soon-to-be-available lower price-point digital-to-analogue converters in the ‘Discrete DAC’ and ‘Premier DAC’.

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How Fun! Fundamental Audio Launches with New Appointments

New Melbourne-based distributor Fundamental Audio has announced the acquisition of distribution rights in Australia for Germany’s Vincent Audio and Italy’s Solidsteel racking systems.

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Microphase Audio Design SAT Mk.II Loudspeakers

Inspired by Jean-Marie Liere’s original French SAT design back in the mid 1980s, the SAT Mk.II is now reanimated with new bespoke drivers, a meticulously updated crossover, a reinvented cabinet and a rebirthed location in Sydney Australia.

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DS Audio's New DS-W2 Cartridge and Equalizer

DS Audio has just upgraded its highly-acclaimed DS-W1 cartridge to the new DS-W2 which now features a number of design improvements said to make for better information retrieval and all-round performance enhancements. The DS-W2 is claimed to be a comprehensive improvement over the DS-W1 – now to be phased out – which was heralded as the ‘world’s best cartridge’ by two German audio publications – Stereo and Audio magazines.

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Qutest DAC

Chord Electronics has been making high-tech digital-to-analogue converters with proprietary FPGA circuitry for quite some time and, in fact, may have been among the first to do so. Another signature theme of the company is a design aesthetic that tends to blend superb build quality with ever more diminutive form factors. Enter the new Qutest, Chord’s tiniest DAC packed with the company’s ever-evolving digital technology.

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