Phono Amp Audio Research PH6

Already the “small” PH6 phono preamplifier audio research makes vinyl fans with its 3800 euro poor, but happy too: from a few microvolts MC output voltage it produces incredible sound energy.

  1. Phono amp audio research PH6
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A great advantage of the analog technology is their timelessness. Even if billions of existing LPs, singles, would – pressed today on morning of no single disc Maxis and ten inches want to be rotated at an appropriate pace, carefully sampled and adequately reinforced. A life’s work, for which you like invested something more. Continue reading

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ZTE Skate in the First Test

The Chinese manufacturer ZTE managed an interesting Android Smartphone with large 4.3-inch display and Android 2.3 with the skate.

Secretly, silently and quietly ZTE has developed into the number four in the world market, the Chinese manufacturer is successful but also in Latin America with simple models in his home country. Continue reading

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Network Player TEAC WAP-8600

TEAC surprised Multiroom music lovers with new network players for every requirement: the WAP-8600 (500 euro) existing systems makes streaming-enabled, WAP-AX250 (550 euro) top model can replace them immediately thanks to integrated amplifier.

  1. Network Player TEAC WAP-8600
  2. Network complete system TEAC WAP-AX 250
  3. Data sheet

A key advantage of network-based music systems is their ability to get the centrally collected on a computer or NAS music in multiple rooms. Where in the House there is network access – which means “everywhere” with reasonable effort – the complete collection is available at any time. Continue reading

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Speaker KEF Q 700

The sound of the KEF Q 700 (1400 euro the couple) was noble and acts more agile as at the Q 500. It is the all-round harmonious golden mean of Q-series.

  1. Speaker KEF Q 700
  2. Data sheet

The space provided for this purpose had to be enlarged to accommodate the growing tweeters as before in the Centre of the low-midrange driver. The inevitably greater voice coils back up also the woofers a higher Load capacity. Very much detail work inside the new membranes and the corresponding suspensions, also because the oscillation systems mutually influence when a coax in the manner of a uni-Q. Continue reading

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Speaker KEF Q 300

The compact speaker KEF Q 300 (600 euros the pair) is equipped with the Middle uni-Q and slightly larger in all dimensions than the KEF Q 100.

  1. Speaker KEF Q 300
  2. Data sheet

The sometimes annoying with the prior generation residual hardness in the treble is gone, without that the resolution would – suffer from the supposedly milder vote on the contrary. All newcomers sound extremely high contrast and high resolution, but never intrusive serve themselves. Continue reading

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Speaker KEF Q 500

The KEF Q 500 (1000 euros the pair) the smallest column in new Q Series and quite delicate dimensions is trimmed.

  1. Speaker KEF Q 500
  2. Data sheet

Significant are the improvements in dynamic and bass quality. All new models of the Q sound much more grown-up and cultivated as the precursor to certainly not weak. Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The second edition of the Galaxy tabs now offers a 10.1-inch touchscreen and works with Android 3.0.

While many manufacturers at MWC in February 2011 with their first tablet in the light of the stage, Samsung trumped up already with the second copy – the Galaxy tab 10.1. As the name suggests, a capacitive touch screen 10.1 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels for use in contrast to the previous Galaxy tab 7 inch now comes. Continue reading

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Speaker KEF Q 900

The low cost to the KEF Q 700 makes the KEF Q 900 (1600 euros the pair) to the bargain of a special kind.

  1. Speaker KEF Q 900
  2. Data sheet

The Q 900 underpinning the audiophile virtues of 700 with more sovereignty and again higher level reserves will not need many. The 700 is the Golden middle for moderate level expectations. On the other hand: The more powerful Q 900 costs 200 euro in pairs just more… Connoisseurs will not long hesitate with plenty of room for wall-distant speaker positioning, the even greater neutrality and authenticity is far too tempting. Continue reading

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Linn Akurate Power 2200

In the listening test the Linn Akurate distanced the predecessor Linn Akurate C 2200 (3950 euro) 2200 clearly.

  1. Linn Akurate power 2200
  2. Data sheet

New power supply power

The Akurate 2200 differs from its predecessor C 2200 in addition to gold-plated conductors through revised switching power supply, which now bears the name dynamics. This step led but only to subtly more performance, but increased the power delivery capability. So, the Akurate is 2200 still load stable music pulses. Continue reading

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Linn Acurate Control Preamp

The Linn Acurate control (5000 Euro) like this not only because of their ease of use. In addition, inside, it reveals qualities that promise good sound.

  1. Linn Acurate controlpreamp
  2. Data sheet

Pure stereo

An important feature of the upgraded Acurate control is the restriction on stereo. It offers no multi channel options such as the predecessor. For that, she had bought two balanced inputs and a balanced output. In addition to the four RCA inputs, and the phono inputs there is a connection for mobile devices, as well as a very good headphone amplifier – on top both with 3.5 mm jack on the front. Continue reading

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Compact Speaker Focal Electra 1008 BE II.

The compact speaker focal Electra 1008 BE II (3500 euros the pair) currently represents the best entry into the unique and delicate treble world with inverse beryllium tweeter.

  1. Compact speaker focal Electra 1008 BE II.
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  3. Data sheet

Alone the cost to produce the small pieces of silver: In the focal headquarters in the French St. Etienne Drudge several employees in protective suits in a hermetically sealed-off and held constant at temperature drying room. Continue reading

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Martin Logan Ethos

Who thinks of dipoles, has often as first plane projectors in mind. Among these, the electrostatic in turn have the best audiophile reputation. In contrast to my magneto-static and dynamic colleagues, here no magnetic fields provide diaphragm movement, but on high-voltage preloaded electric fields between diaphragm slide, and a stator grid.

  1. Martin Logan ethos
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Apogee Scintilla Mark IV

1985 saw the Scintilla Mk1 – as the little sister of the superlative speaker “Full range” – the light of the world. Now after more than 25 years, the apogee Scintilla MK IV (20000 euro) as a fourth version, found the feared as “Power amplifiers killer” and almost into the oblivion of troubled speaker the way in AUDIO listening room.

  1. Apogee Scintilla mark IV
  2. Data sheet

The way Magnetostaten Apogee include the legends of plane projectors for almost 30 years. In 1998, apogee acoustics but closed the doors – to the regret of many. It was also the reputation as a “Power amplifiers killer”, which contributed to the legends of the model of Scintilla. Their impedance had a suspected short circuit value of less than an ohm. Only a handful of stages felt was able to drive the exotics, but hardly one unfolded their full sound potential. Continue reading

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Eternal Arts Dipole

You think to a dipole loudspeaker, it is often the image of a surface radiator such as Martin Logan or Magnepan, that comes first to mind. The eternal Arts dipole (15,000 euros) is different and rather than recognize such one – you must Kalou already the back cover to see the open working completely backwards means sound chassis.

  1. Eternal Arts dipole
  2. Data sheet

Eternal arts? Never heard. Similar to many HiFi fans respond and in fact the brand from Hannover is an insider tip previously. Behind the tube specialist Burkhardt Saleem, who has made a name for himself with output Transformerless amplifiers. But why then build a box? Continue reading

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D/A Converter Resolution Audio Cantata Music Center

A cherry on the cake is the resolution audio Cantata Music Center (5900 euro) which can good analog volume control via IC; with her the converter directly control power amplifiers.

  1. D/A converter resolution audio Cantata Music Center
  2. Data sheet

That Jeff cold, cold, Jeff boss and developer of resolution audioon the CT area has lots of experience, shows had the first look at the Cantata Music Center. First notice the four toroidal transformers in the eye, which separately provide the different stress rules of function groups. Continue reading

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Amplifier Resolution Audio Cantata 50

Although audio Cantata 50 (4000 euro) the resolution is not a power giant, he immediately stunned with lively playing style, delicate and colorful Center.

  1. Amplifier resolution audio Cantata 50
  2. Data sheet

Clear amplifier concept

On closer inspection of the Cantata 50 amplifier, it becomes clear that resolution here paid attention audio to much, which makes sense. As at the Music Center, there is a clear separation of the power supply between – necessary for the Cantata 50 for the operation – digital and the audio circuit via separate power supplies with two toroidal transformers. Not surprising that both regions with the same ICs (ADuM 1401) as the Music Center are galvanically separated. Continue reading

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Samsung Wave II in the Test

The latest Bada phone like with a great screen, intuitive operation and lush facilities. Through the laboratory’s marched without.

  1. Samsung wave II in the test
  2. Ease of operation thanks to Touchwiz 3.0
  3. Good hardware and lush amenities
  4. Data sheet
  5. Rating

Slowly but surely, the Bada family is growing significantly. Beaten to the test, the wave II S8530 for 429 euro sends Samsung already the fifth model with the in-house operating system in the race to win the favor of the buyer. Continue reading

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Column Speaker JBL K2 S 9900

The JBL K2 S 9900 (39800 euros the pair) shoots the bird – without big batting, she reached Galactic 124 dB.

  1. Column speaker JBL K2 S 9900
  2. Data sheet

Far more honest than the Tannoy factory, you are the JBL, which is also marketed as 8 ohm Cabinet. Their minimums in the bass be good-natured 7.1 ohms. The curve below 5 ohm drops only 20 kilohertz, where hardly any rivers flow. Continue reading

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Stand Box Tannoy Kingdom of Royal

The Tannoy Kingdom of Royal (42000 euro the pair) showed more sensitivity and spatial representation as the JBL K2 S 9900 (39800 euros the pair).

  1. Stand box Tannoy Kingdom of Royal
  2. Data sheet

The Tannoy is slightly higher than the JBL and significantly deeper. She wears two large bass sound sources. The lower and bigger driver is a 15-inch woofer with classic paper Cone, which remains in the manner of a subwoofer to approximately 120 Hertz in use. To the side is a large bass reflex tunnel, which flows as in the JBL on the back. Continue reading

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RIM BlackBerry bold 9780 in the Test

Under the business clientele enjoy BlackBerrys of remain popular. The RIM BlackBerry bold 9780 to make sure that it stays that way in the future.

  1. RIM BlackBerry bold 9780 in the test
  2. Effectiveness rather than intuitive operation
  3. With good facilities for the success
  4. Data sheet
  5. Rating

Still the same image is the popularity of touchscreen smartphones despite German domestic flights: sitting in the waiting room a lot of people, which are characterized by business outfit and black mobile phones with QWERTY keyboard and are busy at the tap. Continue reading

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Samsung Giorgio Armani Galaxy S I9010 in the Test

Samsung makes Giorgio Armani the Court and invites Google to the wedding ceremony. The result: Samsung Emporio Armani Galaxy S I9010. The triple team charmed and fun – the close ties but also sometimes annoy.

  1. Samsung Giorgio Armani Galaxy S I9010 in the test
  2. Android is hidden, Google makes its mark
  3. Big movies on big stage
  4. Data sheet
  5. Rating

True love or purpose relation? Samsung and Giorgio Armani had love once again very doll – come out is a stylish, handy and well equipped, but pretty expensive Smartphone. The Giorgio Armani-special-edition of the Galaxy S but is not a product of the cooperation between the Korean electronics company and the Italian fashion label alone. Continue reading

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