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What can we expect from Canton at the show? A full refresh of Canton’s Reference series speaker range, that's what, with big changes both inside and out. We'll bring you more details when the show opens, but for now you can get an sneak peek at the new models in the photo above.
British speaker manufacturer PMC has announced that Munich will mark the debut of its twenty.Sub, the latest addition to its twenty series speaker range.
This new subwoofer, which has been designed for use with both music and movies, builds upon PMC’s design pedigree, combining the "finest drivers available" with the unique ATL (Advanced Transmission Line) bass loading principle, Class-D amplification and DSP control.
All speakers in PMC’s room will be driven by a Bryston electronics system featuring the BDP-2 digital player, BDA-2 external DAC and 7BSST2 mono power amplifiers.
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As one of Germany's top notch pre- and power amplifier systems, the OCTAVE "Jubilee" Series is massively built. Its sound character combines warmth, density and smoothness, manifesting the quest for truthful, natural beauty. Music sounds agile and lively. Meanwhile, its outstanding control, powerful, firm and soft low register together with first-rate soundstaging, can re-create the spaciousness of the recording venue.
SPEC Jubilee Line
Richcoln Company Limited appointed distributor of Peak Consult products for China, Hong Kong and Macau
Richcoln Company Limited announced its appointment to exclusive distributorship of Peak Consult products for China (covering Hong Kong and Macau) at a press conference on 11th April 2015.
Peak Consult of Denmark was founded by Per Kristoffersen in 1996. The production started as a consultation for audiophiles who couldn't find what they were looking for in the jungle of speakers. The ideology was to create the state-of-the-art loudspeaker, in sound as well as design.
Every person in the Peak Consult team is a skilled Danish artisan with a goal to build the best loudspeakers and bring the listener to a "Being-There" sensation. Since 1996 Peak Consult has kept priorities straight and brought many enthusiasts nearer to music.
Richcoln Company Limited will follow its tradition of "Faithful Commitment to End Users" to provide audiophiles with state-of-the-art music performance.
PRODUCT Peak Consult
Housed in the upper portion of BA71's enclosure are two 160mm mid/bass drivers surrounding an air-motion transformer tweeter (AMT), a typical D'Appolito configuration. Mounted in a separate chamber below are four 160mm woofers. On the rear is an AMT to enhance spaciousness and a control knob for continuous adjustment of ambience level and high frequency amplitude and harmonics. Speaker cable connection is accomplished via two sets of binding posts to facilitate bi-amping or bi-wiring.
Evaluation was conducted in the Elegant Music Garden using a source component by Metronome and Burmester amplification, with ambience level set at Step 1 (totalling 10 steps).
The silent background of the Hugo LPCD45 recording was apparent. Both violin and piano were placed in a right perspective. The solo violin exhibited an extravagant, warm tone colour, with beautiful and truly shiny overtones.
"Fanfare for the Common Man" in the Wilson Audio Reference CD is a challenge to audio systems, demanding highly for balance and power. Brasses were dazzling and powerful. Bass was ample and reproduced with ease, as if the BA71 were equipped with a turbo energizer.
How ingenious is the sound of the Burmester BA71?
- Strings are first-rate, with solid imaging, micro-dynamics in bowing, specificity, almost perfect spaciousness of the recording venue.
- No musical details are lost amidst extremely high sound pressure level.
Listening to the BA71 is a sheer musical enjoyment, making one forget that this is sound reproduction.
Reviewed by AV Frontline journal
SPEC Burmester BA-71