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May 20, 2013 - by Ed SelleyCredit Cards at the ready...
The High End Show in Munich is now the largest of its type in Europe and may be the largest dedicated Hi-Fi show in the world. Now in its ninth year at the MOC exhibition centre, the show has a strong international following and has become a key launch event for a number of brands.
The main focus of the show is stereo but Arcam took the opportunity to unveil the AVR750 which goes on sale in July. This 4k capable design builds on the experience gained from previous AV Receivers but features all new decoding systems and such niceties as a free iOS ap and the ability to power ‘R’ devices (like the recently reviewed rBlink) without needing to use their PSU’s. Price? Something in the region of £4,000 so start saving.
KEF E305 Egg
In the same room, KEF unveiled an all new version of the evergreen Egg. The 305 is identifiably an egg but the aesthetics are bang up to date (and naturally available in white and black).... [Read More]
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May 16, 2013 - by Steve WithersSteve Withers goes 'back to the future' with the British Manufacturer’s latest design
On a wet Tuesday afternoon, we made our way to the Century Club in London’s West End for the launch of Ruark Audio’s new R7. Although the British manufacturer had shown the R7 to selected journalists at the Bristol Sound & Vision Show, that particular sneak peek was embargoed until the official launch this week. Now, after three years in development, Ruark were finally ready to release preliminary details of their new flagship product. They had promised us something revolutionary and, with the new R7, they certainly delivered on that promise. The R7 made quite an impact when it was unveiled, sporting a decidedly retro design that would undoubtedly make Austin Powers feel nostalgic.
The genesis of the R7 goes back to late 2004, when Ruark realised that whilst the DAB radio was growing in popularity, it appeared the sound quality in radios and other small audio systems was often rather poor. Seeing a... [Read More]
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May 01, 2013 - by Stuart WrightWe have a new, free AVForums mobile app. It has better features and support than the old app and is available to install on your iOS or Android mobile device now.
The old app has been removed from the system and will no longer work.
Get the free AVForums app for the iPhone and iPad.
Get the free AVForums app for Android.
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Cyrus Audio, has made its advanced iOS streamer control app, Cadence, available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The app, which has been designed to control Cyrus’s streamer range, is completely bespoke and gives users visibility over networked music, extensive streamer feature control, plus a tasty looking interface.
The app has been designed to complement, rather than replace, Cyrus’s n-remote – a device... [Read More]
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You can always rely on Samsung to be at the front - or near to - of the pack when it comes to releasing cutting edge products and news is filtering in that their 65 and 55-inch 4K UHD TVs are being geared up for launch in Korea next month (June 2013).
They've already launched their 'fantasy island', 85-inch S9 which comes with a rather tasty asking price of about £35,000 but these new products will come in considerably lower in price.
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In addition to their rather more entry-level offerings, Denon, has also introduced two additional X Series models of their next generation 3D AV Receivers. The £1,199 AVR-X4000 and £799 AVR-X3000 provide are designed for the more discerning enthusiasts.
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Denon has unveiled three new models from its X Series of 3D AV receivers, the £499 AVR-X2000, £349 AVR-X1000 and £249 AVRX500.
The entry-level AVR-X500 model offers a fully discrete amplifier delivering 140W across each of its five channels. It has a front HDMI port, so users can easily connect cameras, tablets or smartphones.
Both the AVR-X2000 and AVR-X1000 incorporate the most comprehensive network feature set ever available on a Denon... [Read More]
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May 17, 2013 - by Steve Withers
The anticipation has been building but the latest trailer for Guillermo de Toro's new movie Pacific Rim has arrived and boy does it look good! After all who doesn't want to see giant robots trashing San Francisco and Hong Kong and with the likes of Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam onboard what's not to like? The action is spectacular and the effects just mind blowing and from... [Read More]
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