Loudspeakers Dynaudio Contour S R

Blessed with an abundance that you normally never would trust to such small boxes, revealed the Dynaudio contour S R (2000 euros the pair) despite their gentle nature lots of details.

  1. Loudspeakers Dynaudio contour S R
  2. Data sheet

The Dynaudio sends their beautiful contour S R in the race. The smallest model of the middle of currently five series wears same tweeter trimmed on signal integrity as its larger sibling, also the significant processing in real wood or Matt lacquer is the same. Continue reading  

Linn Majik 109 Loudspeaker

Sound included the Majik 109 by Linn (1200 euros the pair) compact to the few, which close on the wall clearly better tinged as free-standing, all strikingly lively and smudge-free.

  1. Linn Majik 109 loudspeaker
  2. Data sheet

The brand new Majik 109 of the Scottish business Linn has some properties that support the user in a middle wall installation.

So their vote dispenses with the usual increase in the upper bass range in favour of depth and accuracy. Also sets the 109 on a comparatively lavish volume, as well as a bass reflex system with front outlet. Continue reading  

Blue-Ray Player Denon DVD 3800 BD

The Blu-ray player DVD boasts a pleasant homogeneous image 3800 BD (2000 euros) from Denon and plays popular compressed audio formats.

  1. Blue-ray player Denon DVD 3800 BD
  2. Data sheet

The Denon DVD 3800 BD sees only from known front as the transport BD drive DVD 2500 BT (issue 09/08). A look at the back this is confirmed, more on it as only a lone HDMI socket, on the contrary: in addition to the S/P-DIF digital connections, it offers all types of analog video signal with dual component outputs, this double Audio-Outs. Double, because there is still a complete octet for the surround output in addition to the precision-controlled, gold-plated stereo jacks. The rest of the facilities, so the actual drive and the decoder, again same Spartan’s brother. Continue reading  

Blu-Ray Player Sony BDP S 5000 ES

Sony’s Blu-ray player BDP S trumps 5000 ES (1800 euros) with an exemplary quick start function and a virtually inaudible noise.

  1. Blu-ray player Sony BDP S 5000 ES
  2. Data sheet

Sony’s ES series offered has always been something special devices, and Sony’s engineers were in the past often interesting new ways as a lateral thinker. In this case, use it for the current player in the hotel’s own PlayStation 3 and use the menu structure. “XrossMediaBar” is called the first unusual horizontally-oriented menu structure that is to handle quickly and clearly. Continue reading  

Sony Ericsson HBH-PV715 in the Test

The Sony Ericsson HBH-PV715 (39 Euro) appears almost unobtrusively and restrained. Coupled with the Nokia 6300, the stylish model achieves the phenomenal around 1000 hours standby time! However the test with the Sony Ericsson W890i.

  1. Sony Ericsson HBH-PV715 in the test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

The Sonsy Ericsson HBH-PV715 headset for us in the test:

With the W890i from their own home, the battery lasts surprisingly only half as long – but still long enough, to a “Superior” to dust. The sleek headset sits securely on the ear and can withstand even sweeping movements. Continue reading  

Blu-Ray Player Pioneer BDP LX 91

The Blu-ray player BDP LX 91 (2400 euro) pioneer features musical, fine garage sound and contrasting and bright strong image.

  1. Blu-ray player Pioneer BDP LX 91
  2. Data sheet

Black, broad, strong: This is the slogan of a tire brand, applies also to the Pioneer BDP LX 91, which can be visually in the Kuro series. Deflected the designer only in the remote control cursor and the two marked buttons on the front. It looks elegant, in the darkened cinema, one finds it quickly but impractical. What immediately catches the expert eye on the back of the eye, is the extremely practical for many users second HDMI port. Continue reading  

Jabra BT530

Who hangs a Jabra headset for 70 euros to the eavesdropper, who can expect reasonable quality. And it also offers the BT530 because it convinces in test with a confident appearance. Here the test report with the Nokia 6300.

  1. Jabra BT530
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

Differently than at many other Bluetooth headsets a booked mobile plays a minor role in the Jabra rather – the battery life is only marginally better than with the Nokia 6300 with the W890i. Continue reading  

Stereoplay Measurement: Real as Real?

Sony’s new miracle chip CXD 9957 GF scours and differentiated the current video image in real time according to different image elements such as surfaces, details, noise, writing.

“HD reality Enhancer”, which loosely translates into “high-resolution reality enhancement”. Sounds like a miracle, and it’s also almost, when you consider that Sony’s new miracle chip CXD scours the current video image 9957 GF in real time according to different image elements such as surfaces, details, noise, writing and differentiated. Continue reading  

Stereoplay Measurement: Sound Enemy No. 1: Jitter

Called inaccuracies in the clock jitter, to German tremors, and distortions on the timeline, you can hear are ultimately.

Digital signals can be transported, transmitter and receiver to the exact same clock must work. Called inaccuracies in the clock jitter, to German tremors, and distortions on the timeline, you can hear are ultimately. HDMI is evolved from the pure image standard DVI computer world. Forcibly put the HDMI audio signal with the clock of the video signal and travels with packets wrapped in the power of images. A sub-optimal from a phonetic perspective technique, from which there is a few ways. Continue reading  

Naim NAIT XS Integrated Amplifier

NAIT Xtra small called her latest amplifier for 1700 euro Naim. This is real British understatement.

  1. Naim NAIT XS integrated amplifier
  2. stereoplay interview with Paul Stephenson (Managing Director Naim audio)
  3. Data sheet

Sometimes good recipes are easy. That thought is probably also the dev team by Naim in Salisbury when she designed the NAIT XS: took their top amplifier Supernait (3500 euro, 9/07), entschlackte its facilities as much as possible and the new, significantly cheaper version was finished. Only: This recipe at the NAIT XS, which stands for 1800 euros in stores, went up? Really saved in the right place? Continue reading  

Turntable Transrotor Pianta Studio + TR 500 + Constant Studio

By Transrotor monumental drives, we are used to. Even more, the compact Pianta baffled Studio (2040 euro).

  1. Turntable Transrotor Pianta Studio + TR 500 + constant Studio
  2. Data sheet

At the time I’m sitting in the hearing room and think to myself, how much turntable does actually need the man.” Transrotor-chef Jochen Räke, worldwide as builders of up to meter higher drives famous, tries now even on a small scale: his latest creation Pianta Studio has almost normal format, well priced: the basic version including tonearm TR 500 and MM pickup gold ring 2200 euros 1620. Continue reading  

Speaker Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento

Small box big: the Guarneri memento (10000 euros the pair) Sonus Faber is one of the most beautiful and fascinating speakers of our time.

  1. Speaker Sonus Faber Guarneri memento
  2. Data sheet

The beautiful transducer made of Vicenza are a feature anyway: because the makers of Sonus Faber has always been as a tool understood their speakers and make at least their top-series from selected Woods. The Sonus Faber Elipsa and her big sister Stradivari belong unquestionably to the most beautiful, giving the State boxing genre. But the compact speaker of Italian, above all the new Guarneri memento for 10_000 euro, are still a bit more special. Continue reading  

CD/SACD Player McIntosh MCD 500

Only a superb universal player? Of ways. The MCD 500 (8000 EUR) by McIntosh is also a class pre-amplifier and D/A converters.

  1. CD/SACD player McIntosh MCD 500
  2. Data sheet

McIntosh: The name has been traditionally used for stately US high end. The Americans meet more than this reputation with their brand new two-channel player MCD 500 (8000 EUR). The universalist dominated by high bit SACD all popular formats to WMA and LowFi-MP3 and sends them both RCA and balanced connections. On one other XLR and RCA outputs, he controls even the volume and makes stellenlos so preamp. Similar to relentlessly, he moves with D/A converters: optical and coaxial digital inputs for CD player, MP3 player or DVB-receiver he replaced also. With this variety of features, it is the equipment head of his class without ifs and buts. 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  

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  

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  

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