Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

In terms of touchscreen Nokia is very late: Apple and especially the Koreans from Samsung and LG already have several generations of device on the market. Alone with the argument touchscreen makes so little more to score. Nokia tried over the purse strings.

  1. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
  2. Size, processing, display
  3. Huge equipment
  4. The touch-operation
  5. The rocker
  6. Video player and camera
  7. Readings and conclusion
  8. Data sheet
  9. Rating

So, you announced the 5800 XpressMusic at the product launch in the fall of 2008 with a predatory pricing of around 330 euros. The mobile phone is not now but so cheap. Continue reading  

Image of The Week: Esperanza Aguirre and The Speed of Games Parody on Android

Last Thursday was held one of the most notorious events today, and is that the former President of the community of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, He was a stumbling block to justice. In the heart of Gran Via in Madrid illegally parked his car and when they wanted him to put the fine, started the car and collided with the motorbike of the police then go to your home. Continue reading  

Samsung B2700

With the SGH-M110 (test in connect 3/2008), Samsung has a very cheap and popular outdoor cell phone for some time in its extensive product portfolio. What are so obvious to place a corresponding model higher than even a price range? That exists now with the brand new B2700 for 269 euros.

  1. Samsung B2700
  2. Data sheet

The UMTS device comes in a fully rubberized housing and IP-54 certified. Splashing water, hard impacts and dust so little can have the Samsung. However, the Korean mobile long not so robust acts like the Sonim. Continue reading  

Nokia E63

The year 2008 brought next to the iPhone 3 G, its benefits and importance for the mobile industry undisputed are further highlights of the mobile phone world. About the Nokia E71 which is surpassed in the processing quality at most of devices of Vertu class. But in addition to the excellent feel right the use value of the E71, euphoric, confirming each from the connect editors, who could use it awhile.

  1. Nokia E63
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

Positive, the lab test of the E71 was at the time. The recommended price of about 429 euros, which admittedly is clearly undercut in the Web is likely to deter some potential buyers. That’s where comes the E63 in the game: for cheap 269 euro, it offers almost strikingly similar to the E71. Continue reading  

Marantz SR-5003

This AV receiver offers good sound and features for the money.

  1. Marantz SR-5003
  2. Data sheet

The Marantz SR-5003 waives any post-processing of the HDMI inputs. He scaled analog videos with an IC of manufacturer of iChips to proper, stutter-free quasi-HD, that minimal matter and more blurred compared to that of the Harman. Also his monochrome on screen menu looks quite rustic in addition to the lavish color GUI of Harman. In return, the Marantz offers the best calibration system in the test: his Audyssey MultEQ works more accurately than Kenwood RoomEQ and more flexible than the EzSetEQ in the Harman, which refuses, for example, measure boxes sets without a subwoofer. Continue reading  

Speaker Finite Element Module LS

As distinguished as the look was also the sound of the finite element module LS (18000 euros the pair). Their parade discipline was the first-class in all respects, as massive as multi-layered bass range, a real treat, especially in relation to the dimensions.

  1. Speaker finite element module LS
  2. Data sheet

While ASW almost abundantly when his Magadis trumpet belonging to the upper class of the sheer size and number of form elements, the Brilon is company finite element in their top of the line active part of much more subtle works. Continue reading  

Rotel RSX-1550 AV Receiver

He also looks so beautiful: by Rotel’s new, equipped with HD decoder multicultural RSX 1550 (1900 euros) expected stereoplay not only Jet swagger, but above all a possible draw sound.

  1. Rotel RSX-1550 AV receiver
  2. Quality of the video converter: Rotel RSX 1550
  3. Data sheet

At first glance like Rotel’s new RSX 1550 with its smug brushed aluminium front and the send metal lenses mistake surely each. But then the 1900 euro receiver puts the greed chasms that are intoxicated on overflowing Internet feature lists in depression. Continue reading  

Rotel RSX-1560

In the new AV receivers from Rotel you will sure quick to agree: both are a true HiFi sensation.

  1. Rotel RSX-1560
  2. Data sheet

In addition to tradition, but also latest technology square in the silver housing is. Da adorn four small HDMI interface on the back of the receiver, in addition to one output. Of course, that correspond to the current and the Blu-ray disc of indispensable standard HDMI 1.3a. To safely reach also streams from your Blu-ray player to the receiver and be there with the assistance of the appropriate decoder in audible HD sound worlds transformed, no matter whether Dolby True HD or DTS HD Master audio. Continue reading  

Canabalt Creator Launches Flappybalt, His Tribute to Flappy Bird, in Google Play

Undeniable is that for a few weeks Flappy Bird It has reached a level of influence that many developers do not reach or to imagine. At the time of his retirement a group of developers decided to give a tribute to the game doing their versions of the game based on the concept of hard, simple and repetitive game. Continue reading  

Pickup 2500 Gold Ring

Moving iron cartridge eked out a niche next to the numerically superior MMs and MCs so far. That could change quickly with the new series of gold ring.

  1. Pickup 2500 gold ring
  2. Data sheet

That the 2000 explicitly sold as MM, has to do with the low awareness of the moving-iron technique. Unlike at MMs and moving coils, wearing either tiny bar magnets, or fine dishwashers on the cantilever, both parts of the generator are mounted at MIs firmly in the system body. The music-dependent modulation of the magnetic field lines – a prerequisite for the emergence of the signal voltage – takes over a tiny tube (other manufacturers also a slice or ring) of magnetically highly conductive material that sits back on the cantilever and immerse in the stationary field. Permalloy, a nickel-iron alloy, is usually used, which is why Nagaoka the own systems also “moving Permalloy”, short MP, is called. Continue reading  

Nagaoka MP 150 Pickup

Moving iron cartridge eked out a niche next to the numerically superior MMs and MCs so far. That could change quickly with the new series of Nagaoka.

  1. Nagaoka MP 150 pickup
  2. Data sheet

In practice, the Nagaokas behave exactly like MM systems. You need a high-impedance, low capacitive degree (47kΩ, < 200pF) and respond to high capacity as their magnetic brothers with brittle, brilliance-driven sound. They not good so as a panacea for poor phono inputs, the low inductive MIs of Grado are better suited for such cases. Continue reading  

PSB Alpha B1

The great unknown: Who, please, is behind the three letters PSB? A question which reveals that we have occasionally lived Germans like Hillbilly. Because almost on the entire globe, PSB is an established name. But in large parts of Central Europe do not.

  1. PSB Alpha B1
  2. Data sheet

The reasons are purely political, the new importer lets know: PSB speakers belongs to the great, Honorable NAD Empire – managed by the parent company, the internationally active Lenbrook group. The apparent conflict: In the German market sells Dynaudio nad electronics and has of course a high interest to help not yet a potential speaker competitors in the country with the “distant relatives” of PSB. Especially since the claims compensate. Danes don’t lie, Canadians allegedly even less. Continue reading  

Canton GLE 420

Canton GLE 420 given the price class sent a model of truth in the AUDIO listening room. You expect compromises – and not listen.

  1. Canton GLE 420
  2. Data sheet

The 420 is the smallest autonomous box of the GLE series. Including ranks still nominally only the GLE 410 – Canton but designed as pure rear speakers to the wall. The 420 looks, however, as real, adult compact monitor, it is best on a stand. The amplifier must be not ultra-muscular. Like all speakers from the Taunus also the GLE 420 with a high efficiency throws against the listener from the stereo-axis. Continue reading  

Yamaha A-S 700

The A-S 700 is a stereo amplifier of the old school. More specifically, infinite batteries sound switches and regulators ruled the front panel HiFi School of the 1970s, in your and stimulated the enthusiastic owner to play. But this would still up to date? In the 21st century, is known to some audiophile skepticism proposes opposed such controls.

  1. Yamaha A-S 700
  2. Data sheet

The current, in the retro-design A-S 700 has not only a classic direct switch that comes only with the sound control and balance levels, but also as an ultra-purist mode called “CD Direct Amplification”. Which simply means that the CD input – and only this – bypassing the complete preamp level directly to the power amplifier is routed. Also the electronic input and recording selector will be bypassed. Enable and disable can your direct line only by mechanical switch on the front panel be. In the signal path remains a private, on CD voltage level optimized OP-amp and the high-quality, motorized bright. Continue reading  

Arcam Solo Mini

Hard to believe how much plant on the floor space of a shoebox fits. The Arcam solo mini with nine centimeters is so flat, that little more than a pair of slippers is found space.

For a full CD-receiver with dual tuner (FM/DAB) it has enough anyway. And because increasingly other sources play a role in modern families, the developer in Cambridge have also thought of the MP3 group. Continue reading  

Sonus Faber Toy Tower + Toy Center

Inimitable look and elegance – that always succeeds Sonus Faber best. Already on the last year’s high-end small, 900 euro ripped cheap toy, although only a photo model, visitors to storms of enthusiasm going. The Italian brand, otherwise world tip gave a minimal blue shimmering anthracite black cowhide leather dress of the new series in the processing of solid wood. Continue reading  

Epic Games Shows The Potential of Unreal Engine 4 in a Nexus 5

Long time confirmed the change of trend in the mobile gaming market, which is that the smarpthones have been gradually displacing the portable consoles ostracized.

Today we can enjoy titles on our phones with an impressive quality, closest to a console of truth that a casual game for smartphones, and this is due in part to the graphics engines with which developers can unleash their creativity. Continue reading  

Jamo R 907

Also the traditional manufacturer of jamo wants again started in the high end range with the reference line. The brand new R 907 is a classical dipole with open baffle and dynamic loading.

  1. Jamo R 907
  2. Data sheet

This means that the bass driver at the bottom without additional deflection units increasingly in the acoustic short-circuit must work and move air from front to back, with only a small part of audible sound waves. A dipole is used to force higher level it needs bring strong drives, much membrane surface and a special chassis tuning, because otherwise expunged bass tones and the cones to the limit. The two stable jamo twelve ZOLLER seem exactly at these working conditions to be adapted with die-cast basket and chrome plating, the efficiency is but lower than in closed boxes, but still in the practical field. Continue reading  

Yamaha CD-S 700

It looks like in the lead image if the Yamaha CD-S 700 makes his charge – or draws. And pretty much exactly as it sounds: one hears about the rapid slide of the CD tray as well as anything, because the Yamaha engineers have invested hundreds of hours of development and considerable production costs in a 110-percent loading mechanism.

  1. Yamaha CD-S 700
  2. Data sheet

You could say also “wasted”, because the effort at this point not the slightest bit sound brings. But, as well, as you can’t just POPs good food in a metal Bowl, also of listening pleasure requires some accompanying aesthetic. The charger is also relatively cheap to produce, because Yamaha obstructed him also for the great player CD-S 1000 and 2000 (AUDIO 7/08 and 2/08) – but with even F4.6 metal tray. Considerably smaller than on the expensive brothers, the power supply of the CD-S 700 fails. The switchable pure direct mode focuses these resources but on the essentials, by turning off digital output and display. Continue reading  

Rotel RSX-1550

In the new AV receivers from Rotel you will sure quick to agree: both are a true HiFi sensation.

  1. Rotel RSX-1550
  2. Data sheet

In addition to tradition, latest technology finds place in the silver housing. Da adorn four small HDMI interface on the back of the receiver, in addition to one output. Of course, that correspond to the current and the Blu-ray disc of indispensable standard HDMI 1.3a. To safely reach also streams from your Blu-ray player to the receiver and be there with the assistance of the appropriate decoder in audible HD sound worlds transformed, no matter whether Dolby True HD or DTS HD Master audio. Continue reading  

Martin Logan CLX

The electrostatic of Martin Logan, how about the Spire, are often mentioned as classic examples of surfaces speakers, fans praise their three-dimensional sound image as their infinite resolution. The most Logan’s in the bass range are conventionally equipped: with a round radiant cone chassis.

Not so the flagship CLX: here developer David laid up Allen and his team mightily in the stuff, to conjure up and also a fast woofer to the precise treble of means of. The 28000 euro sculpture is a 2-way construct: A narrow, slightly curved in favour of larger sweet spot membrane surface works exceeding 350 Hertz, a larger, straight surface functions as a woofer. This has the advantage that high oscillation of a membrane carries not the other distortions. To prevent partial coloration of the feather-light films, they are clamped precisely calculated, irregular intervals via rubber dampers. They are driven purely electrostatic, a huge capacitor by an electric field, so comparable. The force acting on the foil polarity, and the meticulously follows the music signal. So that’s developed enough drive, a bias must be created between the fixed metal bars by several 1000 Volts – that does the electronics hidden in the foot that needs therefore also its own power supply. Continue reading  

Nagaoka MP-300 Cartridge

Moving iron cartridge eked out a niche next to the numerically superior MMs and MCs so far. That could change quickly with the new series of Nagaoka.

  1. Nagaoka MP-300 cartridge
  2. Data sheet

In practice, the Nagaokas behave exactly like MM systems. You need a high-impedance, low capacitive degree (47kΩ, < 200pF) and respond to high capacity as their magnetic brothers with brittle, brilliance-driven sound. They not good so as a panacea for poor phono inputs, the low inductive MIs of Grado are better suited for such cases. Continue reading  

T + A Criterion TS300 + TR 450 + TC 500

Instead of leather and sophistication, the T + A TS300 relies on optical understatement, only the curved shape of its sides is a catcher. Neither their volume nor their moderately proportioned 18 cm chassis point to the bass violence inside. But the T + A-connoisseur knows: like already the classic series, a transmission from the moderate mass brings a sound foundation of the extra class. The technique, which handled only with a delay and redirection of the depth stake radiated into the box – in contrast to the own resonator of a reflex system – is known for their clean and deep bass inserts under high change. Continue reading  

Tannoy Mercury F1 Custom

Tannoy ensures the cheapest box in this competition: modest 240 euro wish the Scots by the buyer. As you suspected a misunderstanding and asks open: for the piece? No, replies for the couple, the German distributor. Finally the predecessor wanted not too be trumps.

  1. Tannoy mercury F1 custom
  2. Data sheet

At that time, around a year ago, the pair of 200 euro was the changing of the guard, now a second last name adorns the new Tannoy Mercury F1. The “custom” issue was raised in all the invisible points: new capacitors in the soft, new reinforcement of the housing. Only the chassis remained intact and proven: silk in height meets on a coated paper diaphragm in the depth. Actually would have to be significantly more expensive to pay just a so financial sensitive people such as the Scots this high-quality building blocks. Continue reading