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Qoobi One Will Wirelessly Turn Digital Sound From Smartphone To Analog

Is wireless audio good enough quality to be considered audiophile? TBH, I am not sure. However, if you believe it is, then this first product by Holland-based startup, Qoobi Audio Innovations Company, should interest you. Called Qoobi One, it is a wireless digital to analog converter (DAC) that pulls digital music from your smartphone and massage it into high-end analog audio. Continue reading Qoobi One Will Wirelessly Turn Digital Sound From Smartphone To Analog

Ceres Combines The Best Of Tube Amp With Modern Tech For Just $99

The demand for more compact and efficient audio amplification has resulted in the good’ol tube amp making way for far more compact digital circuitry. It is a sacrifice music lovers have made without realizing it. However, if you are one music lover who realize the lack of the warm offered by tube amp, here’s a little gadget that may delight you. Meet Ceres Hybrid Tube Amplifier by Pi 2 Design. Ceres aims to deliver classic, warm tube amplified audio, through a Single Tube Architecture. It features a dual-triode tube that amplifies incoming signal before piping it through a Class A Solid State buffer to ensure it has the required power to drive a wide variety of headphones. Continue reading Ceres Combines The Best Of Tube Amp With Modern Tech For Just $99

This Beautiful High-end Tube Amplifier is Also a Sound Dock for Both iOS and Android Phones

tube amp is definitely not new and so is sound dock. in fact, the latter is a little passe these days if you ask us, but that won’t be the case with the Lampion High-end Tube Amplifier + Sound Dock designed by Stefan Radev for a Danish start-up. sound dock by itself is, as said, is a thing of the past, but what Lampion High-end Tube Amplifier + Sound Dock has to offer is more than a sound dock. yes. it has docks for Android or iOS devices, but it also supports wireless audio streaming, along with RCA connectors and a pair of 3.5mm line-in audio jack. on top of all that, it has a tube amplifier, outputting 20 + 20 watts of audio and the device can be hooked up with external speakers or headphones, through a set of RCA jacks and a 14” headphone jack. Continue reading This Beautiful High-end Tube Amplifier is Also a Sound Dock for Both iOS and Android Phones

Samsung AirTrack HW-F850 Wireless Soundbar

users of very large screen TV will not be left out of the sound bar rage. Samsung has a new offering, the Samsung AirTrack HW-F850 Wireless Soundbar, that would give 60-inch or larger HDTV the chance to de-clutter its home theater setup. billed as the follow up to its tube-based soundbar announced earlier this year, the F850’s significantly larger physical size allows the sound bar to be stuffed with enough circuitry wizardry to yield a total of 350W with low frequency performance bolster by a wireless subwoofer. Continue reading Samsung AirTrack HW-F850 Wireless Soundbar

ALO Audio Studio Six Headphone Amplifier

if you demand the best from your headphone when listening in the comfort of your own home, then there’s no doubt that you could get some boost from a serious headphone amplifier such as the ALO Audio Studio Six Headphone Amplifier. average joes probably don’t need a $4,900 headphone amp, but for audiophiles – especially those who believe in the warm, natural sound tube-based amplifiers have to offer. it is a serious piece of audiophile with a clean, contemporary design that comes in a choice of black or silver anodized, brushed aluminum enclosure. seriously, this thing is so design-clean and it has the neatest rear panel we have ever seen. no kidding and we not just saying because we have to, but it is the fact. just see it for yourself in the image gallery after the break (check out the neat engraved labels which they have also applied to label the tubes. awesome). Continue reading ALO Audio Studio Six Headphone Amplifier

Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies Headphone Amplifier

want to crank up your high-end headphone enjoyment a notch up the audiophile altar? then your answer might just lies with the Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies Headphone Amplifier, a “pure Class-A headphone amplifier with built-in Digital-to-Analog Converter. giving you the best of both worlds are the high-performance vacuum tube headphone amplifier that offers you enhanced clarity and warm sound, and an integrated built-in USB DAC designed to handle up to 32-bit/192K sampling rates, what you get is an uncompromising, audiophile-grade sound sent directly to your sound hole. Continue reading Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies Headphone Amplifier

Samsung Vacuum Tube Soundbar

Samsung Vacuum Tube Soundbar
Samsung must have felt pretty high after stuffing vacuum tubes into a sound dock cos’ the Korean firm is doing it again – this time they have incorporate vacuum tube into a soundbar. the odd thing is, soundbar is hardly (will never be) considered as audiophile-grade speakers and yet Sammy has done it – a industry’s first, we supposed. the vacuum tube in the Samsung Vacuum Tube Soundbar (HW-F750) is said to aids the soundbar in reproducing a warmer and more natural sound. we certainly have no doubt about that, cos’ we totally swear by the tubes (not the Brit’s rapid transit system). Continue reading Samsung Vacuum Tube Soundbar

Audio Research Reference 750 Amplifier

Audio Research Reference 750 AmplifierAudio Research Reference 750 Amplifier | US$tba | audioresearch.com

any self-respecting audiophiles would tell you that an amp isn’t really a true amp without tubes and in the case of the Audio Research Reference 750 Amplifier you see here, it has sixteen KT120 vacuum tubes to satisfy even the most demanding amplifier-centric audiophiles. arm with 750 watts of power, the Reference 750 is load and ready to unleash its power into speaker loads of 4, 8 and 16 ohms. it features a massive, custom built power transformer that delivers current from the tubes and regulated with a 6550WE and 6H30 driver. Continue reading Audio Research Reference 750 Amplifier

Samsung HT-E6730W Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System

Samsung HT-E6730W BluRay 3D Home Theater System
Samsung HT-E6730W Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System | US$999.99 | www.samsung.com

going to the theater to catch a movie is kind of passe these days. sure, it has the big screen, superb sound system and all that jazz but how can you beat the coziness of your own humble abode? so, if you have space in your living to spare, a system like the Samsung HT-E6730W Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System should be able to replicate what your local cinema has to offer. with 1,330 watts of sound coming from its 7.1 setup, you are definitely not going to be a popular figure to your neighbors. the HT-E6730W comprises of a pair of ‘Tallboy Swivel’ tower speakers, two ES3-1 wireless surround speakers, a EC2-1 center speaker, a EW4 dual-unit subwoofer with passive radiator, a vacuum tube pre-amplifier, plus a 3D Blu-ray player. Continue reading Samsung HT-E6730W Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System

Samsung Audio Docks for iDevices and Galaxy S

Samsung Audio Docks
(photos: Samsung) Samsung DA-E750 Audio Dock | US$tba | www.samsung.com

assaulted by wave and wave of sound docks for iDevices, Galaxy users must have felt being left out in the cold. well, not anymore. Samsung knows exactly how to please its Galaxy users and it has announced, ahead of its public debut at the CES 2012, a new line of audio docks. these new audio docks will be the first in the market to fully support both Samsung Galaxy S family, and as well as Apple devices. the top-ranging DA-E750 features a 100-watt hybrid vacuum tube amplifier, a 2.1 speaker system with built-in subwoofer, and a USB port that accepts MP3, WMA, and WAV formats. the Samsung DA-E750 Audio Dock is not an audio dock per say but instead, it spits out music wirelessly via Apple’s AirPlay, AllShare for Samsung Galaxy, as well as Bluetooth connectivity. Continue reading Samsung Audio Docks for iDevices and Galaxy S