The Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show, held each year since 2016, is back again in 2020, but with a new name and at a new venue.
Rega’s new Ania Pro moving-coil cartridge is one of the world’s smallest and, at 6 grams, one of the lightest, yet thanks to a neodymium magnet system said to be unique to Rega, and low-mass coils hand wound onto an iron micro cross, it can produce an output of 350μV.
NAD says that its newest ‘Masters Series’ product, the NAD M33 BluOS DAC/amplifier, is the first integrated component to feature ‘Eigentakt’ Class-D amplifier technology from Danish manufacturer Purifi.
Q Acoustics has released a new compact standmount speaker, the 3030i, which slots in between the company’s smaller 3020i bookshelf model and its larger 3050i floorstander.
Mark Levinson has followed up on its first-ever turntable, the No 515, with the confusingly similarly numbered No 5105 turntable, which it showed for the first time at CES 2020 in Las Vegas.
Audio-Technica has released a new, two-speed belt-drive turntable, the AT-LPW50PB, which has an inbuilt phono preamplifier and an inbuilt speed sensor.
Sennheiser has released two new circumaural Bluetooth headphones, the HD 450BT and HD 350BT. Both have a dedicated voice assistant button and a claimed 30-hour battery life, with the HD 450BT adding active noise cancellation plus the ability to be used in wired mode
Astell&Kern has released three luxury Italian leather cases for its SA700 portable digital audio player: one in Poppy Red, another in Viridian Green and one in Neo Black.
Quad has added DTS Play-Fi to its Vena II integrated amplifier, thereby endowing it with wi-fi, Bluetooth, streaming and multi-room capabilities, along with the ability to integrate with any other product fitted with Play-Fi.
Denon has announced three new ‘Denon Home’ wireless loudspeakers, all of which have HEOS built in for maximum multi-room flexibility.
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