Award winning consumer electronics designer M2Tech of Italy manufacturers products for computer audio, LP/analog playback, both D/A and A/D conversion, clocking, ultra-low noise power supplies and the new Young MK3 MQA PCM /DXD/ DSD256- DAC/Pre-amp. Other new products include include the A1 stereo amplifier (Can also run as mono-blocks), the N1 mc/mm phono stage/pre-amp, the Van der Graaff ultra -low noise power supply and the Joplin MK3, an ultra-high end A/D and D/D converter with phono-stage covering all known RIAA equalization curves. This is known as the new "Rockstar" series.
The EVO2 series includes master/word clock, EVO 2 phono-stage/pre-amp with ADC and DAC plus word clock input and system remote (All in one small device). EVO 2 series also adds EVO DAC 2 and DAC 2 Plus, both capable of system remote and processing for PCM/DXD and DSD256. Additionally, the line includes USB to S/PDIF signal converters, a multi-device low noise power supply with a clocking option for the EVO DAC 2 Plus and the EVO2. M2Tech continues to evolve for 2018/2019. For photos and more detail by product family please visit: https://lnx.m2tech.biz/
For 30 Years, the MANLEY brand has been producing upper echelon high fidelity products as well as world-famous recording studio products in Southern California. Manley hifi products are primarily vacuum tube based designs. In 2018 we introduce to the world our new Absolute Headphone Amplifier, a stunning new feature-rich design unlike any other product on the planet.
1972 saw the introduction of Mark Levinson’s JC-1 preamplifier, a concrete, functional symbol of Mark Levinson’s approach to audio reproduction. It evidenced a signature blending of vision and science. It was the beginning of a series of groundbreaking audio components that reinforced America’s reputation in high end audio design.
Indeed, the JC-1 taught even hardcore audiophiles that tube components had no lock on aural truth. As the JC-1 evolved into the ML-1, it was joined by the ML-2 monophonic power amplifier. Mark Levinson then introduced the ML-3 power amplifier, a massive and ultra-stable dual-mono design that precisely controlled even the most difficult loudspeakers of its day.
By the mid ‘80s, despite innovations such as a fully modular preamplifier and extraordinary open-reel tape decks suitable for demanding studio recording sessions, Mark Levinson Audio Systems found itself in difficult financial straits. However, the Mark Levinson tradition of hand-crafted excellence was rescued by Madrigal Audio Laboratories, Mark Levinson’s “sister company” distributor. Key personnel regrouped to continue design and production. The reorganization brought needed fiscal discipline and an expanded engineering staff.
The timing was propitious. The audio industry was moving rapidly towards the digital CD as a prime music source. Although certainly not the first digital-to-analog converter to appear, Mark Levinson’s classic No. 30 reference processor was instantly hailed as the new sonic benchmark, an achievement that signaled digital’s “coming of age.” The following year, the No. 31 reference CD transport completedMark Levinson’s desire to offer the finest digital playback system. It, too, was hailed as a milestone in design, execution, and sound quality.
With the Mark Levinson name firmly established as a first tier supplier of components for the home enthusiast, Mark Levinson broadened its reach with a relationship with Lexus, Toyota’s luxury car division. Working closely with Lexus engineers, Mark Levinson leveraged its experience and the expertise of other automotive divisions of its parent corporation, Harman International, to provide audio performance that fully complemented the Lexus driving experience.
Today, more than three decades after the company’s inception, Mark Levinson continues to expand the horizons of audiophiles at home and on the road as well as those of home theater enthusiasts with components and systems that define accuracy, reliability, and enjoyment. Since 1972. The same name. The same enduring standards. The same extraordinary level of satisfaction.
MartinLogan Debuting New Speaker with Benchmark Media Systems and Aurender (Room 8128)
MartinLogan is debuting a new line of high-performance thin-film speakers scheduled to ship October 2019. Additionally, they are demoing dual Dynamo 800X subwoofers (a Stereophile 2019 Recommended Component and AVS Forum 2018 Top Choice). Benchmark Media Systems will use the MartinLogan speaker to demonstrate their DAC3B converter, LA4 Line Amp, and AHB2 power amp. Music will be provided using an Aurender N10 high-resolution network streamer. Cabling throughout the system includes Benchmark speaker and interconnect cables. In addition to Rory Rall from Benchmark, MartinLogan sales managers Dennis Chern and Peter Soderberg will be on hand providing demonstrations and answering questions.
Merkel Acoustic Research & Design is a Denver-based company that designs, builds, and installs custom-only loudspeakers. With an almost complete vertical integration of design and manufacturing, each build is completely unique and based on the client's goals, listening space acoustics, and desired finishes.
Owner Jeff Merkel has been a full-time mastering engineer for over 15 years and owns award-winning studios, 8 Houses Down. Beyond his studio work he "preaches what he practices" as a lecturer at CU Denver in both Physics and Recording Arts.
- Custom Loudspeakers
- Custom Studio & Listening Room Furniture
- Custom Cabling
- DSP Controlled Amplification
- Acoustic Measurement & Testing
- Audio & DSP Programming
High-end audio company developing premium audiophile headphones and earphones, renowned for timeless design, pure comfort and engaging vivid sound.
Moon Audio specializes in custom home audio & video solutions, from custom made audio cables to headphone modification services. We are both a manufacturer of audio/video cables as well as a high end audio retailer. We have a niche in custom audio cables. Our motto is, if it can be built, we will build it. Our specialty is in High End Headphone Systems. With your feedback, we can custom tailor a headphone or home audio system based on your tastes and demands. We can custom modify both the equipment and headphones to take you to the next level in your headphone listening experience.
Music Hall LLC was founded in April 1985. It is a company dedicated to manufacturing, importing and distributing well priced, top quality, high-end audio components. Its emphasis is almost exclusively 2-channel (stereo); a rarity in this day of iPods and multi-channel products. It has grown over the years to become one of the pre-eminent distribution and manufacturing companies in the industry.
Music Hall manufactures its own range of turntables in the Czech Republic. These are produced in a factory that has been making turntables for over 50 years. All Music Hall turntables come fitted with arms, cartridges and dust covers. They consistently make the "Recommended Components" list in Stereophile Magazine.
Our electronics are developed and designed in the US and manufactured to our strict specifications in Shenzhen, China. The range consists of integrated amps, CD players, phono amps and d/a converters.
Other lines that we distribute are Creek Audio Electronics, Epos Loudspeakers, Euro Audio Team Tubes, AktiMate Active Loudspeakers, Goldring Cartridges and Headphones, Hunt EDA Record Cleaning Brush, Zerostat Anti-static Gun, and Bellari Tube Accessories
All of our products have received accolades in hi-fi magazines around the world.
Since 1991, Oakland, California-based Musical Surroundings has specialized in the distribution and manufacture of turntables, tonearms, phono cartridges, preamps, and analog accessories.
Our products: AMG // Clearaudio // DS Audio // Hana // Musical Surroundings // Record Time
Musical Surroundings is premiering the AMG Viella Forte turntable at a US Audio Show, the “super” version of our famous Viella. Machined in our Bavarian factory, the Forte incorporates the same platter bearing design, decoupled spindle, Lorenzi hand-built brushless DC motor, visual form and footprint of our highly regarded Viella. The AMG design team focused on mass, rigidity, and refinement to create the Forte, resulting in increased macro-dynamics, more inner detail, larger-scaled presentation, and greater effortlessness. Utilizing new materials and machining techniques, the Forte features a new plinth, platter, platter clamp, arm base, updated drive electronics, new power supply design and power supply housing.
Forte Plinth – CNC milled from solid aluminum billet, 70 mm thick and 23 kg weight (+280% larger than the standard Viella plinth at 25 mm thick and 8 kg). Platter bearing housing, motor housing, and feet directly machined from 70 mm aluminum billet provides higher rigidity and mass damping.
Forte Platter – CNC machined in house using aircraft-grade aluminum with decoupled spindle. Taller at 87 mm with a thicker inlaid PVC machined platter mat for a total weight of 14 kg (+120% larger than standard Viella platter at 72 mm and 11 kg).
Forte Clamp – New silhouette with larger shape, higher mass, and enhanced ergonomics. CNC machined in house using aircraft-grade aluminum and POM.
Forte Arm Base – CNC machined in house using aircraft-grade aluminum cylindrical stock, 35 mm bigger diameter and taller by 15 mm (+130% larger than standard Viella arm base).
Forte Drive Electronics – enhanced circuitry for faster start-up with larger Forte platter, mounted within mass-damped solid plinth.
Forte Power Supply – CNC milled from solid aluminum billet to echo the Viella shape. New toroidal transformer, additional voltage filtering for increased isolation from mains line fluctuations, and LED indicator for proper mains plug polarity.
The Viella Forte is available in both black anodized and a special Engraved version featuring a CNC machined geometric pattern and includes the AMG 12JT Turbo 12” tonearm.
AMG offers upgrade programs for existing Viella owners to purchase the Viella Forte complete with 12JT Turbo tonearm or just the Forte turntable if they already own the12JT arm. AMG offers upgrade kits to existing Viella owners to add the Forte platter, clamp and Power Supply.
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Our Music Server is based on a minimalist, purist High End philosophy, designed to render the digital audio stream into your DAC in the cleanest and purest way. A MusiChi source makes any system shine!
Founded by master cartridge maker Mr. Yoshio Matsudaira in 2004, the goal was to pursue and develop the ultimate dream cartridges. Mr. Matsudaira has been a highly sought after designer of high performance cartridges, with a client list that has included respected brands such as Koetsu, Air Tight, Miyabi, Luxman, Supex and Audio Craft. His unique SH-μX high flux / high permeability core material is one of the few genuine breakthroughs in cartridge design in the last fifty years. Only with the development of SH-μX was it possible to achieve an unseen level of performance with the lowest internal impedance and the highest output.