Monday, December 11, 2017

Magico A3 speakers











































Machined into the metal of every Magico loudspeaker is a subtle, yet permanent, “M”. Our symbol is a simple reminder to the owner of a Magico product that they have purchased a product born of an uncompromised, unapologetic pursuit of performance excellence. The standards we have set for a product bearing our M logo are not without consequence. The push forward into the development of new, exotic, costly technologies and materials has meant that these products are accessible only to a fortunate few. While we have long wanted to bring a more affordable product to the market, and despite constant experimentation and testing of various methods for reducing costs to achieve this goal, the results have always fallen short of earning the Magico M engraving.

Magico is proud to launch the A series. At long last a Magico loudspeaker obtainable for a wider audience; the A3 brings together a bevy of technologies unheard-of at its price point. A fully braced and anodized aluminum enclosure, beryllium tweeter, carbon Nanographene cones, neodymium based motor systems and our renowned elliptical crossover, the A3 is the impossible made possible.


High Frequency driver

Extended high frequencies are provided by a newly designed Magico pure beryllium-diaphragm tweeter with an optimized 28-mm dome surface based on the fundamental design platform and geometry of the M-Project tweeter.

The customized neodymium motor system is encased in an improved back chamber with our latest generation damping materials that facilitate ultra-low distortion, higher power handling, massive dynamic capabilities and extended linear voice coil movement.


Midrange Frequency driver

The newly developed 6-inch midrange employs a Multi-Wall carbon fiber cone with a layer of XG Nanographene, providing optimal stiffness to weight ratios and an ideal damping factor. Overhung neodymium based motor systems incorporate extra-large magnets to ensure a stabilized magnetic field in the 75-mm pure titanium voice coils of both the midrange and bass drivers.


Low Frequency Drivers

Dual 7-inch woofers incorporate a version of the new Gen 8 Magico Nano-Tec cone. The same properties and materials that allow for the proper combination of stiffness, mass and damping are carried through to the lowest frequencies. The chassis has also been simulated and tested for the optimal combination of stiffness and damping. Minimum acoustical impact is achieved through reducing vibration modes while maximizing air flow. A new overhung neodymium (N48) based motor system anchors the low frequency reproducers to accomplish a super stabilized magnetic field. A pure Titanium, 75mm voice coils are consistent with the technology utilized through the midrange. The A3 Midrange and Low frequency drivers were optimized for minimal music related distortions in its band pass, in both the frequency and time domains using latest state of the art FEA simulation of acoustical, mechanical, electromagnetic and thermal behavior. All of this is now being done on a single platform, allowing Magico to take the next step in performance optimization.


Crossover

All four drivers in the A3 are acoustically integrated using Magico’s proprietary Elliptical Symmetry Crossover topology that utilizes state-of-the-art components from Mundorf of Germany. The 3-way network features a 24db per octave Linkwitz-Riley filter that maximizes frequency bandwidth while preserving phase linearity and minimizing intermodulation distortion.


Enclosure

The A3’s massive sealed-enclosure is, like all Magicos, a tour-de-force of engineering. The enclosure is made entirely from 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum, identical materially to the enclosure developed for the Q Series. This braced, complex internal structure is finished externally with an elegant brushed anodized “skin”.

The A3 enclosure is best considered as a simplified Q Series design, with the same materials, the same craftsmanship, and the same attention to design and build detail.


Driver complements

Highs: 1" MB7 Beryllium Dome (X1)
Midrange: 6” Midrange Graphene Nano Tec (X1)
Bass driver: 7” Bass Graphene Nano Tec (X2)


Measurements
 
Sensitivity: 88dB
Impedance: 4 ohms
Frequency Response: 22Hz – 50 kHz
Minimum Recommended power: 50 Watts
Dimensions: 44”H x 11”D x 9.25”W (112cm x 27cm x 23cm)
Weight: 110 lbs. (50 Kg)

Suggested Retail Price:   MSRP US $ 9,800.00
Ship date: First Quarter 2018

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Wizard Ultimate update
























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The latest:

A super GU-48 tube integrated from Poland.



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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Ortofon SPU Wood A


























Ortofon will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2018. To celebrate they will be releasing new products, including the new SPU Wood A cartridge.

The SPU Wood A unique characteristics includes an outstanding housing made of Japanese Beech wood, famous for its strength and hardness.

For the exclusive surface treatment, the 6000 years old Japanese Urushi lacquer method was chosen in order to achieve a hard, resistant and beautiful multilayer surface in dark maroon colour.

The wooden housing has a strong influence resulting in a very pleasant, open, dynamic, straightforward and present tone range characteristic for the SPU sound.

We offer the APJ-1 adaptor for SPU A-shell type cartridges. The APJ-1 adaptor extends SPU A-shell models to standard GM-length. The SPU Wood A mounted on the APJ-1 adaptor ensures the ability to mount the cartridge in a wider range of tonearms with universal (SME) mount, e.g. Ortofon TA-110 and TA-210 tonearms.


Price - €1790


Specs:

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. – 0.18 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz  1,5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz  20 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz  10 dB
Frequency range at -3 dB 20-25.000 Hz
Frequency response – 20-20.500 Hz
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force - 70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral – 10 µm/mN
Stylus type – Spherical
Stylus tip radius – R 18 µm
Tracking force range – 3.0-5.0 g (30-50 mN)
Tracking force, recommended – 4.0 g (40 mN)
Tracking angle – 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance – 2.5 ohm
Recommended load impedance > 10 ohm
Cartridge body material – Wood
Cartridge color – Dark maroon
Cartridge weight – 31 g


Available late December 2017.


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Thursday, November 16, 2017

VenusodiO Symbiose Integrated Amplifier













































































Technical Specification :

12 W per Channel

Output impedance : 4 Ohms (2 Ohms by request)

Unity Gain Power Stage

Full Symmetric Circuit

8 x ECC99

4 x 300B Sophia Electric or 4 x 2A3-40 JJ-Tesla

4 RCA Inputs

1 Phono MM Input

1 XLR Input

Touch Glas Control Panel

Bluetooth Remote Control

Massive Wood Chassis

On Demand Manufacturing

Customized colour and wood

100% handcrafted in Germany

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sonorus Audio ATR10






































$17500


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OMA modular audio furniture system













































































OMA new modular audio furniture system with cast iron stands and slate shelves.

Available in any length and with any shelf material.
Isolation from vibration and resonances without sacrificing aesthetics.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Halcro Eclipse at International HiFi Show Australia
























































The Eclipse Series replaces the dm-series as Halcro’s new, flagship amplifiers.

The new models feature a completely redesigned input stage, have lower distortion, unmatched phase accuracy, improved power stage, optimised circuit layout and better shielding.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tuscanini Acoustics Auge

































€5500


Auge speakers represent 10 years of advancements in planar magnetic technology.

The craftsmanship and passion for making outstanding audiophile instruments allowed Tuscanini labs to reach the apotheosis of the isodynamic emission.


Specs:

Nominal impedance: 8 ohm minimum 6 ohm

Sensitivity: 88 db – 1 W – 1 m

Frequency response: 29 Hz – 21 KHz + / – 3db

Power rating: 20 – 600 W

Driver unit:
Mid-high 85.5 x 3 cm
Mid-low 150 x 24 cm

Crossover frequency: 5 KHz
Slope: 1st order low pass – 1st order high pass

Dimensions: 182 x 65 x 3,8 cm

Weight: 50 kg

MYSPHERE 3.1



































































































€3500 - €4500


MYSPHERE 3.1 has been developed by LB-acoustics Messgeräte GmbH applying their core competences in sound and vibration measurement technology.

Meeting the requirements of the audiophile community all measurements are carried out according to the latest technical standards. This includes simple sound measurement as well as mechanical vibrations and psychoacoustic tests. But the final examination is made by the human ears of our test persons, which significantly influences the whole design concept.

An ultra light coil and a glass foam membrane with a cobweb structure allow fastest impulse reproduction. All dispensable air volumes like tight channels, slots, holes etc. are largely avoided in order to reduce additional acoustic masses.

Supported by the open design, the drivers are kind of levitating over the ear. The open front cushion enables sound to flow from one side to the other and vice versa. This creates an unprecedented binaural effect and great spatiality.

On both sides of the moving membrane the spaces are completely vented. No acoustic volumes hamper the membrane in its movement and the front cushion is acoustically open. This yields an unsuspected sense of space.

A light metal frame transmits the force from the soft cushions to the head to achieve very small specific surface pressure. Sensitive areas of the head are bypassed resulting in a well-fixed headband carrying the hovering drivers.

All cushions are attached by magnets and can be removed manually without tools.

Additionally, both sides of the earphone can be removed without tools to facilitate the transportability and service.

Since no human head is really symmetric, all adjustments of angle and height have been accomplished without mechanical lock-in positions. A fine scaling allows for easy retrieval of personal settings.


MYSPHERE 3.1 can be ordered with following cables which are built as described:

Single threads 8 x 0.14 mm² of oxygen-free monocrystalline copper (OFC)

Electrical specifications: 0.1 Ohm/m, 0.4 nF/m

Black tear-proof sleeve textile according to MIL standard, overall diameter 3.6 mm

Other cable types are available on request


Specs:

Style levitate next to the ears, fully open

Sensitivity 96 dB / 1 mW RMS = 115 dB SPL/V eff. (at Ear-Drum Reference Point)

Maximum input power 60 mW

Rated Impedance 15 Ohms

Transducer type dynamic

Transducer size 40 x 40 mm

Diaphragm squared, glass-foam enforced

Membrane excursion 4 mm

Frequency response 20 Hz – 40 kHz (-10 dB)

Magnetic structure radial, fully vented

Magnet type Neodymium N52

Magnet density 1.5 T

Weight approx. 330 g (without cables)

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