Bryston Intros Streaming DAC in BDA-3.14

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Bryston has introduced the BDA-3.14 multi-function DAC (digital to analog converter) that adds an array of features to the BDA-3 DAC platform. The BDA-3.14 will be available from Bryston dealers beginning Q4 2019 and carry an MSRP of $4,195 USD. The BDA-3.14 offers streaming capability via a built-in music player that delivers access to network-connected […]

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Parasound Intros Entry-Level Preamplifier and DAC

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Parasound has introduced its NewClassic 200 Pre, a moderately priced analog audio preamplifier and DAC. At the core of the 200 Pre is an analog signal path which includes analog bass management with high pass and low pass outputs. The 200 Pre has inputs for just about any source including phono MM/MC, two line inputs, […]

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Trinnov Enables 48- and 64-Channel Immersive Audio Systems with Altitude48 and Altitude48ext

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As DSP-chipset manufacturers are about to achieve rendering of 16 channels, Trinnov has created a solution to enable even more discrete channels from the Altitude32, expanding the count to 48 discretely-rendered channels by using the Altitude’s 32 analog outputs and its 16 AES digital outputs simultaneously. This will allow users to have Home Atmos, with […]

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Parasound Ships Four-Zone DAC and Crossover

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Parasound has begun dealer shipments of the custom installation industry’s first four-zone DAC and crossover. Parasound said the ZoneMaster 4 DAX creates a CI business opportunity for more effective implementation of multi-zone streaming audio using Sonos Connect, Chromecast and similar technologies. The ZoneMaster 4 DAX improves digital sound quality while simplifying connection options and dramatically […]

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Bryston Unveils Network-Controlled, XLR Output BCD-3 Compact Disc Player

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Bryston has announced the BCD-3 CD player. BDA-3 DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) is expected to begin shipping to authorized Bryston dealers in Dec. 2016 with a list of $3,495. The BCD-3 has been engineered to playback Redbook CD and CDR disc formats using a premium transport/laser pickup assembly mated to two AKM 4490 384/32Bit […]

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Parasound to Debut Four-Zone DAC and Crossover at CEDIA

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Parasound will introduce the ZoneMaster 4 DAX, a four-zone DAC with crossovers for the custom installation industry. Parasound says the 4 DAX was designed in response to custom installers who create multi-zone systems based around the Sonos Connect, Heos Link, BlueSound Node or Google Chromecast Audio, and are looking to upgrade their clients’ digital sound […]

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Review: Gefen High Resolution USB to Analog and Digital Audio Decoder

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I’m an audiophile, but I’m a frugal audiophile. As delightful as big-ticket stereo equipment is, my Scots heritage and its accompanying frugality informs my preferences. In short, I get thrilled by equipment that delivers best bang for the buck. Gefen is best known as a maker of video dongles for a variety of streaming and […]

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AudioControl Ships Rialto 400 Amp

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The AudioControl Rialto 400 is a compact, high-powered amplifier with a built-in audiophile-grade DAC (digital to analog converter) designed specifically to provide greater performance and higher sound quality for all analog and digital systems, including Sonos home entertainment systems. The Rialto 400’s amplifier delivers over 100 watts of power per channel into 8 ohms and […]

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NAD Launches New Audio Products with AirPlay

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NAD Electronics unveiled three affordable products: the D 7050 Direct Digital Network Receiver (MSRP: $999), the D 3020 Digital DAC/Amplifier (MSRP: $499) and the D 1050 USB 24/192 DAC (MSRP: $499). All three models will be July 2013. The D 7050 Digital Network Receiver is basically an amplifier with Apple’s AirPlay Wi-Fi streaming technology integrated into it (in addition to Apple’s AirPlay, the […]

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