Accuphase have been delighting us with exceptional products for nearly two decades now. Occasionally we think, their progress must slow down now, and then they produce something new, and we’re blown away all over again.
The new C-2150 control amplifier now benefits from trickle down technology from their astounding C-3850 statement pre-amp, and leapfrogs its predecessor (and higher level pre-amps from the previous range) with exceptional musical resolution, timing and tonal integrity.
The P-4500 is a massive beast, again benefitting from what’s been learned from their recent more expensive power amplifier offerings. The noise floor drops yet again, and control of speakers through applying a massive damping factor, give a feeling of effortless resolution and authority.
We hinted on our twitter feed a few weeks ago about finding a major (transformative would be more descriptive) improvement to wired streaming. See the update (in red) in our All Bits are Not Created Equal page for more information.
We have a rare ex demonstration Accuphase C-2420 and used ( immaculate and under warranty) P-4200 power amplifier on our sale list. Elevate your system to Accuphase. For more information visit our sale list.
New from ATC is a gorgeous small footprint (2/3 width) integrated amplifier (SIA2-100) and CD Player (CD2), both offering remarkable individual performance for the money.
The integrated amplifier (SIA2) offers two analogue inputs, and 3 digital inputs including USB featuring native DSD256. Offering 100W per channel output, this is a high resolution low distortion amplifier offering great flexibility. The SIA2-100 is priced at £2,500.
The CD is simply stunning, being amongst the best sounding sub £5,000 CD players on the market, which is remarkable as it is priced at £1,500!
The Naim Muso was a ground breaking high performance all in one streaming player. It just got a whole lot better. Almost Everything Has Changed The Naim Streaming PlatformAt the heart of Mu-so 2nd Generation is Naim’s music-streaming platform, developed by 25 engineers over 3 years to offer the very best performance whether playing your own digital music collection, a world of Internet radio, or music streaming services such as TIDAL and Spotify. This acclaimed innovation is uniquely found in Naim music-streaming products, such as its Uniti range and dedicated network players, including the £20,000 flagship ND 555.
The new Naim Muso ‘2’ is on demonstration, and is priced at £1,299
We’re delighted to welcome back Leben amplifiers on demonstration. If you hanker for glorious instrument tonality, coupled with a fast coherent sound, then you will struggle to find examples as exquisite as Leben. And, for less than £3,000.
Before you purchase your next solid state amplifier, you owe it to yourself to hear the Leben solution. You might just fall in love.
CS-300X(S) is equipped with SOVTEK Tube EL-84 which has been well known by audiophiles for its high sound quality against its small size.
A high input sensitivity of EL84 does not require a complicated circuit and accordingly, it can create a low distortion output signal.
You wait for years for a speaker that can do time accuracy, then 3 come along at once!
We have been a Focal dealer since they were first brought into the UK as JM Lab, nearly 20 years ago. They were a revelation. Sure, lots of other very expensive speakers could do the timing thing, but nothing very much at real world money.
Recently though, we have seen encountered loudspeakers from a number of brands, some new to us like the US based NSMT / Role Audio; some based on designs we know & love, but achieve a new level of price / performance – Fyne Audio; and some which have completely blindsided us.
From left field as far as we are concerned, are the latest speaker range from Monitor Audio. The Gold series, are a brilliant addition to our range of time coherent speakers.
We now have a very wide range of speakers that provide the emotional and musical connection that only time coherent speakers can give, with some achieving results that we cannot believe. Come along and have a listen.
The list below are just speakers, new to us, which kick ass timing wise: