"The VK-1 Classic headphone is the first product by Aedle, an audio brand founded by two French music enthusiasts. To create a startling impact, Aedle utilizes high quality material irrespective of costs -- a drive system composed of titanium alloy diaphragms and a high flux neodymium magnet with 40mm thickness, thereby achieving extremely low distortion, wide frequency bandwidth and a beguiling sound. The sound characteristic can be described as "clean and transparent dimensionality" in auditioning. Localization of the various instruments is clearly reproduced..."
"Intended to aim at the headphone market, the Bryston BHA-1 fully balanced headphone amplifier from Canada embodies the company's philosophy. It is capable of driving highly inductive (high impedance) headphones like the T1, (Sennheiser) HD800 or LCD-X and works ideally with the low impedance Edition 8, offering very good resolution and a coherent soundstage with extremely precise imaging..."
Review by Alan Sircom
Unlike the other integrated designs in the range, the 101 is smaller, slimmer, lighter, and more conventional looking than its stable-mates. In truth, the conventional looks belie the fact that the 101 is perhaps the most radical design in Burmester’s long amplifier history. The 101 amplifier is a 120W design, and uses Class D power sections, in place of the predominantly Class A topology of other amps in the Burmester range. Class D operation polarises audio enthusiasts, but the 101 takes the Class D concept and runs with it. Instead of using off-the-shelf modules and the standard-issue switch-mode power supply, the 101 features custom-designed filters, and a high-grade linear supply. Both the preamplifier and the high-grade headphone amplifier are DC coupled, thereby limiting the number of capacitors in the signal path. Also outside the signal path is a protection circuit, designed for overload, overheat, and DC offset protection.
...... Like a lot of Burmester equipment, it’s designed as a balanced audio circuit that can do single-ended, and not the other way round. It has only two single ended inputs, alongside the three combination XLR/jack sockets rarely seen this side of a pro rig. This is best used with balanced sources ...... and the sound was more integrated and had more ‘zest’ when used in fully balanced mode from DAC to speaker terminals. Naturally, it also worked well with Burmester’s own (we used the 113 DAC, and this proved an excellent side-kick for the 101).
As suggested, the 101’s basic sound is very Burmester, combining an almost valve-like roundness and effortless dynamics, with a lot of detail. And, as described above, engaging the ‘smooth’ switch just increases the rounded off sound somewhat, and will tame some of the more excessively ‘hot’ mixes out there (it can tame some slightly ‘spitchy’ tweeters, too). It also seems to act as an ‘unloudness’ filter, making it great for some late-night, low-volume listening.
The ace up the 101’s sleeve is its sense of grip over the loudspeakers. I played perhaps the least audiophile, well-recorded tracks I own; ‘Still D.R.E.’ from 2001 by Dr Dre [Interscope]. There’s a tendency for less grippy amplifiers to drown in the drone, and lose some snap to the percussion loops. Here, it sounds as fresh and gangsta. Word! In a perhaps more appropriate idiom, the sense of grip means instruments like timpani and double bass never get out of hand, even when the music rises to crescendo, as in the last movement of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony (Solti and Chicago SO, Decca).
...... In the manner of classic Apple launches, there’s just one more thing; the built-in headphone amplifier. This is something of a star, because it’s capable of driving very difficult headphone loads without blinking, and does so with the same rich, warm, effortlessly powerful, and detailed presentation for which the 101 (and, by extension, Burmester) is prized.
" Fresh from the Evolution Series, the SD5.2 and SD3.2 are the latest digital audio products to feature dual PCM and DSD decoders and combine digital streaming playback, analogue preamplifier and headphone amplifier in one unit. Equipped with AVM's custom 83T vacuum tube gain stage the SD5.2 possesses an involving and beguiling tone colour, while the solid-state gain stage incorporated in the SD3.2 exhibits zest and is full of dynamics in its music reproduction..."
" Digital audio Lindemann Musicbook 25Lindemann is the first German audio manufacturer dedicated wholeheartedly to research and development of SACD. The first SACD player D680 was introduced in early 2002. It is this SACD player that drew the attention of so many audiophiles to Lindemann. Musicbook 25, the latest product from Lindemann, bears a neat look, but strongly versatile and functional. It offers a Wi-Fi aerial and RJ-45 ports for users and plays the most common music formats like WAV, AIFF, Flac via a USB port on the front panel. With a resolution as high as 24-bit/192kHz it can play music stored in NAS, shared servers, mobile phones or tablets via Wi-Fi or wired networks..."
"Everything sounded perfect."
"It does the job extremely well, is superbly built, and priced right."
"Clarity, depth of soundstage, and a lack of distortion. You can't ask for more."
"This new Sub utilizes two 10 inch custom drivers in an opposing side configuration with a 400 watt internal amplifier.We will have a sample available at the upcoming 2015 CES show in January...."
Entry level combination offering best value - Exposure 2010S2 Series CD player and integrated amplifier
"The Exposure 2010S2 CD player and integrated amplifier possess a sound character of highly outstanding, detailed resolution, with solid and warm mid-bass. Pretty good performance can be accomplished when partnered with straightforward sounding loudspeakers. For users setting foot to upgrade their existing systems, this may be a good choice. The approach to high fidelity is whether you can match a combination with your own taste...."
"Profiting from PMC's dedicated technology, the twenty.26 is meticulously designed and well engineered. It does not require high power to drive, exhibits a tonal balance free of coloration, truthfully reflecting the audio system's own sound character. Human voice sounds sweet and tuneful. The twenty series, with its twenty.26, will become a classic in the history of PMC...."
"As a company known for high-end audio electronics, Bryston took a risk this year by moving into the crowded speaker market. That risk has certainly paid off with the Middle T, which received a “five-star performance rating” from Brent Butterworth. Its appearance is as straightforward as they come, but its performance will definitely seduce you..."
UPnP/DLNA based network music player, digital to analog converter with fully balanced control amplifier and class-A headphone output, integrated CD-player. Remote control function: iOS and Android App, IR remote control.
- UPnP/DLNA Audio Streamer, playback of music files up to 192Khz and 24bit: WAV, AIFF, WMA, AAC, ALAC, FLAC Ogg Vorbis. Internet Radio with vtuner
- Fully featured remote control using iOS or Android App
- Mono-mode-DAC featuring "sonic scrambling" and "minimum phase apodizing" filter
- Highly precise master clock and synchronous resampling: zero jitter architecture
- High Quality CD drive with App-control feature
- Class A headphone amplifier
WOW our newest turntable to the family of our German precision-engineered turntables. Music really does matter for us also at our entry level handcrafted vinyl-spinner made in Germany. The same proprietary ‘Tidorfolon’ Bearing design as used in all Acoustic Signature turntables, a with10-year warranty. Stunning Design with touch sensor operation so no button is on the clear designed surface. Brandnew fully digital motor Electronic with a 20Mhz Micro Processor results in perfect speed stability. 4.5kg heavy duty Aluminium platter. Tonarm included.
Finish, black high gloss plinth, Acrylic Black or White Top Cover
|Driver||1 synchronous motor with electronic speed control, mains decoupled adjustable, BetaDIG motor electronics|
|Bearing||High precision TIDORFOLON Bearing|
|Chassis||24mm Plinth, Black high Gloss, Top Cover available in white or black Acrylic|
|Platter||Aluminium Platter 24mm, 4.5kg weight|
|Speed Range||33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM with BetaDIG Motor Electronic|
|Power Supply||~AC 115V or 230Volt|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||430 x 119 x 340mm|
“A high speed HDMI cable that delivers excellent picture quality in lengths of up to 20 metres.”
The Active Resolution HDMI cable version 2 has a new chip set designed to bring improvements to both picture and sound quality. We have also changed the gauge of the conductors. The version 2 HDMI Active Resolution now features heavier gauge conductors for all critical signal paths. It is now available in lengths of 0.75m, 1.5m, 2m, 3m, 5m, 8m, 10m, 15m and 20m.
The Active Resolution HDMI version 2 uses 26 AWG silver-plated conductors for all the important signal paths. Insulation is gas foamed polyethylene and the redesigned plug has a metal outer shell to provide the best protection and 24 karat gold-plated signal contacts.
The Active Resolution HDMI cable is easy to install and fitting it will ensure that you feed a screen or projector with the best possible signal.