Speaker KS Digital C 5 Tiny

High sovereign and free of overconcentrations of any kind the small KS digital C proved 5 tiny (1190 EUR the pair) as a Studio monitor par excellence.

  1. Speaker KS digital C 5 tiny
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C 5 of the Saarbrucken Studio supplier of KS digital is a treat for users with limited space. In a cube with an edge length of just 20 centimeters (only the depth is slightly larger) a coaxial system is contains German provenance, consisting of a low-midrange driver with stable carbon fiber cone and a central dome with a compact neodymium magnet system. Continue reading  

Speakers ADAM A7

Is atypical for studio monitors at the ADAM A7 (970 euros the pair) light midrange emphasis, which contributes to a busier and more direct sound.

  1. Speakers ADAM A7
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Like the JBL LSR 2328 P, is the A-7 the young Berlin boxes brand ADAM audio, to price-conscious newcomers. She can wait to for pairwise almost 1000 euros a strikingly lavish chassis fitted with. The A-7 is lighter than the virtually the same price JBL and slightly more compact well 4 kg, which gives you advantages in tight spaces. Continue reading  

Speaker JBL LSR 2328 P

The bass filed with the JBL LSR 2328 P (970 euros the pair) to regions to 40 Hertz, manages what passive compact boxes often only with the help of separate woofers.

  1. Speaker JBL LSR 2328 P
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By the probably most famous Studio supplier in the world, JBL, American tradition brand a truly pounds offer for cost-conscious Studio beginner reached us. Two good 12 kilograms near field monitors in the House, which bring all the essentials, what sound inventors need to work cause the list price by exactly 964 euro. Continue reading  

Linn Klimax DS / Dynamics

Linn put: the DS network players sound even more explosive with new software and a thoroughly revised “dynamic” power supply

Virtually from the first day of the sale on owners of Linn sneaky DS network players, Majik DS, Akurate DS and Klimax DS vividly about discussed, whether the device firmware, the operating system of the player, affects the sound quality of each model. There was enough opportunity for speculation, because the Scots were a new version every few months: even small bugs were ironed out, then came larger updates, which brought new Operating features or extended the range of supported audio formats. The Linn developer had denied previously but always a sound impact of these updates that download in a few minutes by the owner himself and let play on. Continue reading  

Denon AVR 3310 AV Receiver

Denons of new 1300 Euro receiver AVR 3310 initially proliferates with facilities pounds, basically, but completely different benefits characterized him.

  1. Denon AVR 3310 AV receiver
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The new surround Forty-four pounders from Denon is far more solid and better than its price suggests. His beautiful plain appearance is deceptive however when he carries lots of technical refinements. Continue reading  

Surround Set Dali Fazon 5.1

DALI offers a nice speaker set (2000 euros) for all conceivable applications with noble cases and surprisingly full sound. His name is well chosen: Fazon.

While media fans express very precise ideas in installation and performance with many years of experience often in advance of a purchase of boxes, beginners place often emphasis on flexibility – especially in terms of sound formats, sound pressure capabilities, room size and last but not least cost. Continue reading  

Amplifier Music Hall a50. 2

The Music Hall a50. 2 (1000 Euro) is the Music Hall above all those who find powerful dynamics and appreciate a good phono stage.

  1. Amplifier Music Hall a50. 2
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Roy Hall, owner of Music Hall, can look back on a long time in the HiFi industry as he has worked in more than 40 years. His beginnings were in Scotland, where he worked for the then young company of Linn. in 1975, he emigrated to America and organized a license production for Linn speakers in the early 80s there. in 1985, he founded Music Hall and focused on the distribution of EPOS speakers and Creek products. in 1994, he began to build their own turntables at Tesla in the Czech Republic. This factory by the Pro-Ject turntables noted connoisseurs. Continue reading  

Pioneer A-9 MK II Integrated Amplifier

An extensively equipped amplifier which itself offers a phono MC input is the pioneer A-9 MK II (1000 Euro).

  1. Pioneer A-9 MK II integrated amplifier
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Much, helps a lot, have thought of the Japanese engineers and at the A-9 MK, a lot invested II. For example, the power supply unit with two toroidal transformers and fast-switching Schottky diodes is channel separately built. Also the amplifiers sit face to mirror image separately. The preamp section with the MC/MM phono, but must take place but on a Board between them. Continue reading  

Amplifier Moon I. 5

Only the 100 Eure higher price, as well as the absence of a tape output prevented, that the Moon i. 5 (1100 euro) a highlight was awarded.

  1. Amplifier Moon i. 5
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The products, which sells under the name Moon Simaudio, enjoy the best reputation many since the double highlights for the phono stages (4/09 & 6/09) in the stereoplay. As the tension was great, then of course as the new, affordable integrated amplifier from Canada is. It is only logical that the i. 5 has no phono inputs. The body with gold-plated traces is as squeaky clean as when the external phono stages. Canadians using a motor-quality Alps potentiometer the i for the input select of semiconductor ICs and the volume control, what. 5 is fully remote control. Continue reading  

A 28 Arcam Power Amplifier

The Arcam A 28 (1000 Euro) with extensive facilities and clear sound.

  1. A 28 Arcam power amplifier
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Centuries-old traditions associated with the university town of Cambridge. At Arcam however, you already made the step into modern. So is equipped with an extensive menu of A 28 like the previous A-70 (6/2007), which allows not only to vary the Vorpegelung of the individual inputs as needed, but also to change the volume steps into three levels up to fine 0.5 decibel pitch. You can record a different source than you can just hear, and preamp outputs, the fan knows already. A tone control, because the Englishman also under Chinese rule are very traditional, it remains opposed to in Cambridge. Kindly offered a good, practical MM phono input. Continue reading  

HTC Tattoo in the Test

Even at first glance, a model such as the HTC tattoo Android palette’s need. Because alias rank the G2 magic, the hero, and even the Galaxy Samsung from the price here in the upper sector, alone the somewhat aged G1 will now also without a contract fairly cheap offered the Smartphone class.

  1. HTC tattoo in the test
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Androids are just something for the younger generation, for the mobile phone now has replaced the PC as a communications centre. And she will do more easily much to with the 340 euros without a contract required for the HTC tattoo as with the 500 euros, which is about a hero solo costs. Continue reading  

LG GM750

Also the latest smartphone from the House of LG is equipped with the brand new Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional and changes hands until the end of December 2009 exclusively on Vodafone.

  1. LG GM750
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The purchaser receives a compact UMTS model that is clean and pleasantly is situated in the hand with its rounded edges for 329 euro (without a contract). The LG GM750 marches on with a 3-inch resistive touchscreen and sensor buttons of the phone functions. Continue reading  

Samsung H1 in the Test

Slowly it is confusing: in addition to the square Hirschen Symbian, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Android, and BlackBerry appear currently new open operating systems for smartphones. Palm has unveiled its WebOS with the pre, transferred his Web-tablet system maemo on the Smartphone Nokia, Samsung with Bada announced its own platform and now also the first mobile phone operator Vodafone 360 brings its own surface. She has realized the network operators together with Samsung.

  1. Samsung H1 in the test
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HTC Touch 2 in Test

The mokkafarbene Smartphone has roughly the mass of the HTC tattoo and also otherwise the device in terms of hardware are quite similar. Even the software shows a few things in common at first glance. HTC provides the Android model as well as the Windows Mobile device with an own, visually almost identical home screen called sense?

  1. HTC Touch 2 in test
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Nevertheless, the differences may be barely larger: the tattoo is clearly differently positioned than the Windows Mobile 6.5 model, which brings a little Outlook for your pocket, edit Word as Excel files and can open PowerPoint presentations and reveals himself as workhorse with his Android aligned on the Internet or on Google services. Although Microsoft has optimized its operating system for the touch, but stuck the work halfway. Continue reading  

Samsung Omnia II in the Test

In terms of operating systems, Samsung currently has the widest selection to offer: in addition to the in-house models, models that run with Android, Linux, Symbian and Windows Mobile. can be found in the product portfolio the whole thing in the near future is complemented by the new equity greenhouse Bada. But first of all Samsung with the Samsung Omnia II sends his most recent Windows Mobile baby in the race for the Smartphone Crown I8000. Continue reading  

Nokia N97 Mini

Nokia has it revised its current flagship N97 and put in a smaller enclosure. The Nokia N97 mini is only four millimeters shorter and two millimeters but this is narrow, – keep the two devices in his hand – more than it sounds on paper. While the N97 because the size without a doubt is a Smartphone, the Nokia N97 mini as bigger cell phone goes through. The 22 grams less weight can clearly be felt.

  1. Nokia N97 mini
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In addition to the more compact dimensions, especially the enhanced shell striking upon first contact. While Matt plastic dominated with its predecessor, the battery cover metal is made at the small successor, making the entire device much classier acts. The mechanism also contributes, which releases the typewriter keyboard. The mechanism is robust and engages in any position sick – after the shaky sliders from the N95 to the N96 finally once again a model that its price is appropriately processed. Continue reading  

Blu-Ray Player Marantz UD 9004

Massive, massive Marantz’ new BD player-top model UD 9004 (5500 euros) comes along and wants to end high even purebred DVD-audio and SACD players offer Paroli.

  1. Blu-ray player Marantz UD 9004
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Almost all manufacturers with their brochures and websites promise that their Blu-ray models loose replace all previous player. Audiophile customers that was not true so far, could but the new drives play without limitation either SACD or DVD-audio. This new Marantz and his small brother can. And the here tested top model UD 9004, teach bred on sound, fear itself highendigste specialized player. This is the majority of all BD players a fairly bold announcement in view of the aural mediocrity (at least via analog outputs). Continue reading  

Speaker Burmester B-20

What the Burmester B-20 (5000 euros the pair) didn’t like, were sound level with regard to blowhard. It was a downright schlafwandlerische relaxation at moderate volumes

  1. Speaker Burmester B-20
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Premium brands like Burmester are sometimes suspected, to demand a certain surcharge for its name alone. Also the long announced, now finally available B 20 does not appear at first glance as a bargain, but in fact offers a considerable value.

The processing of the Burmester housing like from another world, seems what the B-20 ensures the highest score in the field value. As first class: The highly massive and optimally handle cheap connection terminal. Continue reading  

Speaker Cabasse Iroise 3

The Cabasse Iroise 3 (3800 euros the pair) proved a unique sovereign handling of original levels. No other box put the jury in the field so easily in an orchestra pit.

  1. Speaker Cabasse Iroise 3
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The Iroise has for many years of one of the powerhouses of Cabasse, one of the largest manufacturers of boxes in France. The success is understandable, because at a moderate price, the customer here receives a transducer adult in any relationship with a very independent character. Continue reading  

Speaker of Swans M 6

With their quiet, but by no means tired gait, the Swans conceded M 6 (4500 euros the pair) how great sympathy.

  1. Speaker of swans M 6
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Swans know this country very few, although Canadians worldwide last but not least are among the largest manufacturers of chassis, such as complete transducers, thanks to numerous commissioned works from smaller providers.

The brand new M 6 has a striking quality housing in sandwich construction with a large proportion of solid real wood elements. Only the baffle is machined from the widely used medium-density fiberboard (MDF). The enormous use of materials makes the furniture to one of the worst in the field, only the Cabasse brings more weighing a few grams. Continue reading  

Speaker ProAc Response D 28

The ProAc response D 28 (4800 EUR) not only looks like a compact box in the enlarged housing, it sounds like. Very natural, without artifice and devotedly alive,.

  1. Speaker ProAc response D 28
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That British manufacturers can build magnificent transducers, they have demonstrated over many decades. According to offensive, brands like ProAC now communicate their prominent ancestry. “Proudly made in England” it says proudly, and the customers suddenly realises that the appeal of the products of less in price than rather in the quality should be to seek. Continue reading  

Stereoplay – the Final Hearing Test

Two full days the candidates in the listening room had to can prove their skills and countless comparisons of fare.

Determining point which were test-proven highlights MAGNAT quantum 1009 and Sonics Allegra.

Music-side the stereoplay Test Sampler “Ultimate Tunes” was mainly used, all styles containing eleven first-class music examples.

In total least fun had the testers with the PMC, which is contained although blunder, however, but in any discipline of part of could Ascend more than home cooking. As Lizz Wright lifted to their “speak your heart”, the PMC remained strangely cool and aloof, without right sense of timing and emotion. Continue reading  

Loudspeaker Tannoy DC 8 T

Tiptoe through the tulips and ultra directly the Tannoy DC shone 8 T (4500 euros the pair) is still in the furthest corner, almost as if the tester had headphones in use.

  1. Loudspeaker Tannoy DC 8 T
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The British manufacturer of Tannoy has vast experience in the construction of coaxial chassis configurations and drives his chassis from generation to generation to new high performance known in our jargon as dual concentric. One of the latest Tannoy products is the DC 8 T, the smaller sister in issue 6 / 2009 tested DC 10 T. Continue reading  

Speaker Sonus Faber Liuto

Sonics and Sonus Faber Liuto were tonal (4000 euro the pair) hardly to distinguish over long distances, yet the Amerigo seemed correct a track and monitorhafter.

  1. Speaker Sonus Faber Liuto
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The Liuto Sonus Faber casual meets the demands, to offer something special, in as far as possible all matters without the charge usual in such cases. For fair 4000 euros, the Italian Nobel manufacturer supplies a transducer, whose processing might be hard to beat for a lot more money. This over all quality achieved in this field only the Burmester, albeit with a completely different design. Continue reading