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TV-50 (Image: Dynavox)

Small integrated amp for 150€

Dynavox TV-50: Amp for TV Sound

The compact device has analog and digital inputs and can even receive Bluetooth.

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„Bild 5“ (Image: Loewe)

After the Insolvency

Loewe might be back in business soon

The new investor is planning a relaunch on the Kronach site in Germany with initially 40 jobs.

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Rubicon 6C (Image: DALI)

Based on Rubicon 2 and Rubicon 6

DALI Rubicon C – Active Wireless Speakers

The "Rubicon C" series can be controlled wirelessly from the "Sound Hub".

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MP 3000 MK II (Image: T+A)

New Network Module

Update for T+A MP 3000 MK II

T+A has equipped the second-generation "Multi Source Player" with the latest digital technologies.

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The „Soundtouch“ family (Image: Bose)

"Shift to online shopping"

Bose to shut down Flagship Stores

119 shops are to be closed worldwide.

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M 33 (Image: NAD)

New Flagship Amp

NAD M33: BluOS and Touchscreen

Puristic front with nothing more than a volume control – everything else is operated via the touch-sensitive 18 cm screen.

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nuJubilee 45 (Image: Nubert)

45 Years of Nubert electronic

Nubert Anniversary Model nuJubilee 45

For their 45th anniversary Nubert brings a new standmount speaker with the name nuJubilee 45 at a unit price of 445 Euro.

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Ac2uated Sound and Ambeo in action (Image: Continental/Sennheiser)

Sennheiser & Continental at CES

3D Audio in the Car – without Speakers

The two Hanover-based companies Sennheiser and Continental are jointly breaking new ground in the field of automotive sound.

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How much time do you spend actively listening to music?

The hi-fi journalist doesn't do much else than listen to his favourite music all day – to quote a common belief about our job. That's not quite true,…

Sonos Play One and Google Home (Image: Sonos, Google)

David versus Goliath

Sonos sues Google

The search engine giant is said to have infringed Sonos patents with its Chromecast products.

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Sound quality of LC3 vs. SBC at different bit rates (Image: Bluetooth SIG)

News from Fraunhofer IIS

New HiRes-Bluetooth-Codec: LC3plus

It is an open ETSI standard that manufacturers can optionally offer as an alternative to aptX or LDAC

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Club One (Image: JBL)

Bluetooth Headphones with Noise Cancelling

Customizable Headphones from JBL

The Harman brand is presenting three new Bluetooth headphones with "Personi-Fi" feature at CES.

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Triton Reference, Dragonfly Black and Red (Image: GoldenEar, Audioquest)

Cable specialist buys speaker manufacturer

The Quest Group acquires GoldenEar

Through the merging, the GoldenEar loudspeaker brand should benefit from The Quest Group's distribution structure.

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Gold 200 (Image: Monitor Audio)

Floorstanding Speakers Gold 200 and 300

Reduced Prices at Monitor Audio

The British loudspeaker manufacturer has reduced the prices for the two floorstanding loudspeakers of the Gold Series by up to 13 percent.

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WRouter (Image: Waversa)

News from South Korea

Waversa WRouter for 5250 Euro

Router goes High End: with the WRouter, Waversa from South Korea presents an audiophile model with proprietary transmission protocol – additional to a…

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FLCD Three S (Image: Audia Flight)

Player with optional upgrade

New CD-Player: Audia Flight FLCD Three S

From Italy comes a particularly friendly looking CD player that can be upgraded with an USB DAC via an optional module.

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One series 104 (Image: JBL)

Tabletop monitors with coax chassis

JBL One Series 104: 190€ speaker pair

Active two-way loudspeakers as inexpensive near-field monitors.

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What do you prefer? Tube, transistor or hybrid?

Burning passion or stay cool? Some argue whether digital or analog reproduction is superior, others wonder whether true sound is better reproducible…

Formation components (Image: B&W)

Update for the multi-room system

B&W Formation now with Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz

Bowers and Wilkins announced an update to the "Home" app of their in-house multiroom system.

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Update for AV- and Stereo-Receiver

Alexa for Onkyo and Pioneer

The firmware update enables voice control of compatible AV components via devices with integrated Alexa technology.

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