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Naim NAIT XS Integrated Amplifier

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NAIT Xtra small called her latest amplifier for 1700 euro Naim. This is real British understatement. Naim NAIT XS integrated amplifier stereoplay interview with Paul Stephenson (Managing Director Naim audio) 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? (more…)
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Turntable Transrotor Pianta Studio + TR 500 + Constant Studio

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By Transrotor monumental drives, we are used to. Even more, the compact Pianta baffled Studio (2040 euro). Turntable Transrotor Pianta Studio + TR 500 + constant Studio 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. (more…)
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Speaker Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento

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Small box big: the Guarneri memento (10000 euros the pair) Sonus Faber is one of the most beautiful and fascinating speakers of our time. Speaker Sonus Faber Guarneri memento 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. (more…)
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Samsung i7110 Pilot Test

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The expectations are big, because to judge by the securities data, the Samsung i7110 pilot has the makings of the about phone. It offers an open operating system, equipment fed up, a great OLED display and a form factor that is more than appropriate for the functionality. Samsung i7110 pilot test The navigation Data sheet Rating The Samsung plays big at the topic of entertainment and multimedia. So it has a 5-megapixel camera with face detection, turn videos in VGA resolution and plays all popular audio formats. A headphone adapter for the standard jack plug is included. (more…)
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LG KP500 in the Test

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Touchscreen phones are commonly considered quite expensive representative of their species. LG shows that there is another way, now with the KP500: for only 229 euros without a contract, the elegant model over the counter moves. LG KP500 in the test Data sheet For the extra cost, there is a three-inch, crisp-sharp display and to a sexy form factor with excellent processing. You are looking for metal parts while in vain, but the fine soft touch surfaces of the KP500 ensuring a good feeling and a secure grip when operating. This fits also the flat design and the low weight of only 91 grams. (more…)
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Nokia 7510 Supernova

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With the snappy styled models in the supernova series design Nokia fans want to talk, which would invest, not equal sums in their new cell phone but still stand out. So is the clamshell phone that took the test only 189 euros 7510 Supernova and is thus like the slider 7610 Supernova (235 euro) and the candy bar model 7310 Supernova (165 euros) in the middle price segment. Nokia 7510 Supernova Data sheet A real eye catcher is that it always 7510: managed Nokia combined the cold metal feel of the hinge and camera range with the warm soft touch surfaces of plastic parts. The latter are designed as "Xpresson" cover and can be exchanged; another color variation is with the 7510. (more…)
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CD/SACD Player McIntosh MCD 500

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Only a superb universal player? Of ways. The MCD 500 (8000 EUR) by McIntosh is also a class pre-amplifier and D/A converters. CD/SACD player McIntosh MCD 500 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…
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Samsung B2700

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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. Samsung B2700 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. (more…)
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Nokia E63

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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. Nokia E63 Data sheet 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. (more…)
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Marantz SR-5003

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This AV receiver offers good sound and features for the money. Marantz SR-5003 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. (more…)
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Speaker Finite Element Module LS

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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. Speaker finite element module LS 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. (more…)
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Rotel RSX-1550 AV Receiver

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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. Rotel RSX-1550 AV receiver Quality of the video converter: Rotel RSX 1550 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. (more…)
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Rotel RSX-1560

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In the new AV receivers from Rotel you will sure quick to agree: both are a true HiFi sensation. Rotel RSX-1560 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. (more…)
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Loudspeakers Dynaudio Focus 360

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No speaker embodies the Dynaudio values as intensely as the new focus 360 (5500 euros the pair). She looks almost conservative normal, but sensational sounds. Loudspeakers Dynaudio focus 360 stereoplay interview with Wilfried Ehrenholtz (owner of Dynaudio) Data sheet It had become so something quiet to the Dynaudio speaker - world power headquartered in Skanderborg, Denmark. Since the Danes supplying the car industry, there were hardly any new boxes. There is a secretive reorientation? "That's right", sighed Dynaudio Chief Wilfried honor wood during a visit to the editorial, "the thing with Volvo and VW absorbs much energy. "But we now draw some strength back into your home hi-fi." (more…)
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Pickup 2500 Gold Ring

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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. Pickup 2500 gold ring 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…
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Nagaoka MP 150 Pickup

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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. Nagaoka MP 150 pickup 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. (more…)
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PSB Alpha B1

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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. PSB Alpha B1 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. (more…)
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Canton GLE 420

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Canton GLE 420 given the price class sent a model of truth in the AUDIO listening room. You expect compromises - and not listen. Canton GLE 420 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. (more…)
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