In honor of Sennheiser’s 75th anniversary, enjoy this limited time offer for the renowned closed dynamic HD 820 headphones bundled with Sennheiser’s HDV 820, the next generation digital headphone amplifier. Upgrade your audio experience and complement your amplifier with its high-end audiophile headphone for ultimate acoustic performance.

Sennheiser

HD 820 & HDV 820
A legendary combination

Wiesbaden, Germany / May 28, 2020 – Technics has been delivering a wide variety of epoch-making audio products, such as speaker systems, amps and audio players to worldwide markets since 1965, the year in which this valued Hi-Fi audio brand debuted. This year, Technics releases the SL-1210GAE Limited Edition direct drive turntable to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Technics brand. This special model is based on the internationally acclaimed Grand Class SL-1200G hi-fi turntable and features a full black colour scheme, which has already proved popular with other recent Technics products. The SL-1210GAE will be available from June 2020 and limited to only 1,000 units will be sold in the world

Direct Drive Turntable System
SL-1210GAE

55th Anniversary Limited Edition

Technics Announces the SL-1210GAE Limited Edition Direct Drive Turntable to Commemorate Its 55th Anniversary

Special and exclusive specifications of the SL-1210GAE 55th anniversary model

1. All-black colour scheme

The SL-1210GAE’s 10-mm-thick aluminium top panel sports a meticulously anodized black brushed hairline finish. In addition, the operation buttons and tonearm also employ a high quality black finish that results in a uniform, premium appearance.

2. Special badge inscribed with a serial number

The SL-1210GAE is wholly made in Japan by skilled artisans’ hands, with a significant level of hand-made processes to ensure the highest quality possible. The top panel features a special badge, inscribed with the unique serial number to signify that it is a 55th anniversary model.

3. Insulator

The specially developed zinc insulator features αGEL™, a soft gel-like material with excellent shock absorbing properties which is also used on the highly acclaimed, ‘flagship’ SL-1000R reference turntable. The high-density zinc die-cast housing offers superb vibration damping characteristics and excellent long-term reliability. The new insulator effectively isolates the turntable from external vibrations, ensuring completely undisturbed music reproduction whilst preserving every fine nuance and detail within the musical signal.

αGEL™ is a trademark of Taica Corporation registered in Japan and/or other countries.

4. Strobe light ON-OFF switch

Turning off the strobe light allows the listener to concentrate more effectively on the music, especially in dimmed environment.

Product features of the SL-1210GAE

Coreless Direct Drive Motor

Conventional analogue turntables have problems with degradation in sound quality caused by factors such as minute speed vibration during rotation and rotation irregularity called “cogging.” In the SL-1210GAE, the use of a coreless direct-drive motor (with no iron core) eliminates cogging. Also, the twin-rotor construction reduces the bearing load whilst maintaining high torque, and also reduces minute vibration during rotation. These factors enable reproduction of the warm, high-level detailed sound available from analogue vinyl records.

High-Precision Motor Control Technology

The application of motor control technology developed for Blu-ray devices, and switching the drive mode depending on the operational status of the motor achieves a high starting torque and high speed stability for optimum playback.

Three-layered Turntable Platter

The turntable features a three-layered construction with a rigidly combined brass top-plate, an aluminium die cast core platter and a solid rubber coating covering its entire rear surface to eliminate unwanted resonance, thereby achieving overall superior rigidity and vibration damping. This delivers smooth rotational stability and high inertial mass surpassing the SP-10MK2 (the direct-drive turntable standard used by broadcast stations worldwide), as well as having more than twice the inertial mass of the SL-1200MK5.

High-level Balance Adjustment

When the weight distribution of the turntable is uneven, excess vibration or noise occurs during rotation, which causes degradation in sound quality. To counteract this, the balance of the turntable is adjusted at the factory by using specialised high-precision balance adjustment equipment for each and every item after the turntable is assembled. Turntables that have undergone adjustment are labelled with a sticker reading “BALANCED” to indicate that individual adjustment has been done.

High-Sensitivity Tonearm

The tonearm employs lightweight magnesium which has a high damping effect, with cold drawing improving the characteristics of the material and achieving the high-precision required. In addition, high initial-motion sensitivity is attained by employing the traditional Technics gimbal suspension construction with the horizontal rotation axis and the vertical rotation axis intersecting at a single central point, as well as high-precision bearings using a cut-processed housing.

High-Quality Terminals

The use of brass-milled and gold-plated phono terminals and ground terminals prevents degradation in sound quality while enabling the easy attaching and detaching of cables. Also the use of metal shielding construction inside the case reduces the effects of external noise.

Four-layered Cabinet Construction

A hairline-processed, 10-mm-thick black top panel of immaculate aluminium is added to a three-layered construction of aluminium die-cast, BMC(Bulk Moulding Compound), and heavyweight-class rubber. This four-layered construction combines high rigidity necessary for superb vibration damping with a superior solid build and a luxurious finish and feel..

Product page of SL-1210GAE
https://www.technics.com/global/introduction/hifi-direct-drive-turntable-system-sl-1210gae/index.html

Bang & Olufsen is raising the bar in luxurious cinematic experiences with the launch of the Beovision Harmony 88- inch TV – Bang & Olufsen’s most luxurious and immersive TV experience that features not only the world’s first 88- inch 8K OLED TV, but also the largest OLED screen ever created from LG Electronics.

Bang Olufsen Rev eals Stunning 88 i n ch Beovision Harmony TV

“Today, we are bringing together the best of artisanship and the bleeding edge of display technology. Our customers tell us that they want the ultimate in cinematic and immersive experiences with a design that adds to the décor rather than disrupts it. This is exactly what we are bringing to the market with our new two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony powered by stellar Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound and the world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED TV”, says Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen, Vice President of Product Management at Bang & Olufsen. Beovision Harmony was originally unveiled at Milan Design week in 2019 as a meaningful combination of art and technology, where the TV folds down into a sculptural shape when not in use.

The two oak and aluminium covers partially obscures the black screen, and when the TV is turned on, the panels fan out like a butterfly opening its wings, and the screen rises above them to the perfect viewing height. The ultimate experience for movies and sports The two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony TV comes with the 2020 OLED 8K display from LG Electronics optimized for Bang & Olufsen, which allowsfor the full Bang & Olufsen cinematic experience. With an 8K resolution, delivering four times more detail than 4K TV and 16 times more than HDTV, it is designed to deliver stunning picture quality, upgraded performance and artificial intelligence-enabled features that brings movies and sports to life like never before imagined. At the heart of the TV are several advanced core technologies, most notably the new α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor.

This advanced processor leverages upgraded processing power and artificial intelligence deep learning algorithms to improve on the picture quality and enable a host of specialized features for various types of content. As for the sound, along with the pre-installed three-channel sound system and built-in dual subwoofer, the TV is compatible with Bang & Olufsen’s speaker program, allowing one to connect up to eight wireless Beolab speakers for true 7.1 surround sound. All sources can be controlled with the Beoremote One, a remote crafted from a single piece of extruded aluminium that adds well to the luxury experience.

Exclusive finishes and bespoke solutions Along with the existing speaker cover choice of oak wood and natural aluminium, two more options have recently been added to the Beovision Harmony. Warm brasstone aluminium has been combined with smoked oak and bronze tone aluminium with walnut. The new finishes will be matching the Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 finish options, creating a visual coherence between the products when included in a complete home cinema experience. Finally, a full customisation of finish on Beovision Harmony, Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 is available for clients who wish to own something totally unique.

Pricing and availability Beovision Harmony including the LG 8K 88-inch OLED ZX TV optimized for Bang & Olufsen is estimated to retail from EUR 46,500 EUR / GBP 44,100 / CHF 53,400 / USD 49,000 / DKK 352,000 and will be available in Bang & Olufsen stores from the end of June 2020. To find out more, follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube using #BeovisionHarmony

This was a milestone listening experience, one of those events when you can hear the paradigm shifting. Interestingly, although the new WAMM is going to raise the price of Wilson’s flagship model substantially, it will still be short of being the most expensive speaker in the world. But then, with performance like this, expense is secondary.

 Roy Gregory, The Audio Beat

It’s About Time

This video previews the long awaited WAMM, Master Chronosonic™, Dave Wilson’s Magnum Opus. Nearly five years of research, development, and thought have gone into the new WAMM. Now, as a preface to its launch in a few months, we offer up this small homage to Dave, a visionary who has indelibly changed the way we all think about music and its reproduction.

Drivers

  • Daryl Wilson and Wilson’s team of engineers recently concluded another round of research and development into tweeter technology.
  • Wilson’s MTM configurations, which feature time-domain adjustability, have always been far more sophisticated
  • Unlike the original WAMM, which required a subwoofer to cover the bottom octaves, the Master Chronosonic is a true full-range design.

Enclosure Materials

Most loudspeaker manufacturers are content with building enclosures from medium-density fiberboard—a material originally used in the construction of tract-home sub floors. In contrast, Wilson has spent the last several decades researching and developing cutting-edge composites.

Perfection comes from making complex things look simple and effortless. Does the semi-active ZERO TA reflect the many challenges that our engineers needed to master?

No, and that’s a good thing! Because the globally awarded cabinet design of the ZERO product line simply is: perfect. And so it was never put to question that we would take every effort necessary to create just one thought, when listening to the ZERO TA: perfect.

Avantgarde Acoustic Hornloudspeaker

Those loudspeakers are incredible and acclaimed by all their listeners!

BELHiFi Award!

More integrated, compact and simple and yet a veritable horn loudspeaker—to the very last decibel. The ZERO 1 is a dream come true — one that we have shared with many music lovers for over twenty years. Though fascinated, moved and amazed by our larger acoustic transducers we have always longed for a more compact horn loudspeaker to make the incomparable experience of Avantgarde Acoustic accessible to a wider audience of audio enthusiasts.
Perfection comes from making complex things look simple and effortless.
Does the semi-active ZERO TA reflect the many challenges that our engineers needed to master?
No, and that’s a good thing! Because the globally awarded cabinet design of the ZERO product line simply is: perfect.
And so it was never put to question that we would take every effort necessary to create just one thought, when listening to the ZERO TA: perfect.

Tweeter specifications:

HORN

  • Horn type: Spherical horn
  • Horn material: PUR, molded
  • Horn finish: matt lacquered
  • Horn dispersion angle
  • 180 degrees
  • Horn area: 0.013 sqm
  • Horn diameter: 130 mm
  • Horn length: 77 mm
  • HORN DRIVER
  • Membrane diameter: 25 mm
  • Membrane material: Mylar
  • Magnet material: Ferrite

 

Medium specifications:
HORN

  • Horn type: Spherical horn
  • Horn material: PUR, molded
  • Horn finish: matt lacquered
  • Horn dispersion angle: 180 degrees
  • horn mouth area: 0.126 sqm
  • horn diameter: 400 mm
  • horn length: 280 mm
  • CDC (Controlled Dispersion Characteristic): yes
  • HORN DRIVER:
  • membrane diameter: 125 mm: membrane material: Soft Mesh
  • magnet material: Ferrite

 

SUBWOOFER DRIVER:

  • Driver diameter: 300 mm/12“
  • Membrane material: impregnated paper
  • Magnet material: Ferrite
  • Drivers per subwoofer: 1

 

SUBWOOFER AMPLIFIER:

  • Amplifier power (RMS): 500 Watt, Class-D
  • Active crossover: programmable by built-in DSP
  • Subsonic filter: programmable by built-in DSP
  • 12V trigger input: yes
  • Limiter: yes
  • Programmable via USB: yes
  • Inputs, switchable: 1 x speaker-level and 1 x XLR (f)

MECHANICAL CONSTERUCTION:

  • Foot frame: massive steel, chrome plated, adjustable
  • Cabinet: Reinforced construction from casted PUR
  • Subwoofer front cover: Detachable cloth cover
  • Operation indicator: LED at subwoofer logo panel
  • Subwoofer rear cover: PUR plate, magnetic fixation

 

 

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The master gilders at Ateliers Gohard finished the Phantom’s gold leaf side plates following time-honored methods. Each gold leaf is applied by hand to create a unique patina. And these heritage techniques demand absolute perfection—once the leaf has been applied, it cannot be removed. Bearing the Phantom Reactor Opéra de Paris | Devialet signature, the side plates are gilded with Moon Gold, a precious and stainless palladium-yellow gold alloy.

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PHANTOM REACTOR OPÉRA DE PARIS

Monumental, wherever you’re seated.

900 Watts | 98 dB | 18Hz – 21kHz

BOWERS & WILKINS ANNOUNCES CORPORATE CHANGES

Bowers & Wilkins, the world’s leading premium audio company, has announced changes to the B&W Group management team.

Worthing, UK, February 27, 2020 Bowers & Wilkins will henceforth have an independent Board of Directors for EVA Automation, although companies will continue to cooperate with each other where mutually beneficial.

bowers and wilkins

Recent events will have no impact on the day-to-day management and direction of Bowers & Wilkins . Stakeholders of the brand actively support its activities while refocusing its world-class resources on research and development, manufacturing and distribution of premium speakers, audio components and headphones.

As part of the new structure, Gideon Yu and Greg Lee no longer lead Bowers & Wilkins . David Duggins has been appointed to the board as the sole Independent Director, with Geoff Edwards leading the executive team to take responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the business. This highly experienced management team will ensure stability as the business seeks to continue its recent successes in the coming months.

Bowers & Wilkins’ overall business performance remains very good. The brand has just enjoyed one of its best sales quarters, has a complete order book for its Premium 800 Series Diamond Speakers, and has won multiple awards for many of its newly launched products. At the same time, its partnerships with Philips TV , BMW , Maserati , McLaren and Volvo continue to thrive. In the coming months there will be several sensational new product launches to help build on this sustained track record of success.

Bowers & Wilkins will continue to develop and manufacture world-class audio products, having successfully diversified its product portfolio into new categories for the past decade. The company will continue to develop its offer as new technologies and opportunities allow. The brand remains committed to maintaining its UK and overseas operations, with the company’s headquarters, R&D facilities and premium manufacturing in the UK.

Bang & Olufsen launches Bronze Collection, a limited edition with the most iconic products, in an elegant bronze color.

The Danish firm, in its quest to achieve a sublime design that goes with an exquisite sound, has chosen the bronze color to elevate its products to a new design stage: timelessness, elegance and splendor. Always luxurious but not ostentatious, bronze manages to shine day and night, season after season and year after year, remaining independent of trends and changing fashions.

A classic and singular tone at the same time, which together with the design manages to elevate the products to decorative pieces.


Bronze Collection

It brings together the iconic and powerful Beoplay A9, Beoplay M5, Beosound 1 and Beosound 2 speaker with its 360 degree sound as well as the Beosound Edge speaker, designed by Michel Anastassiades inspired by the shape of a coin. Added to this collection are the Beovision Eclipse television, the Beolab 18 and Beolab 50 speakers and finally the Beoplay H9i noise-canceling headphones.

Beoplay-H9i-Bronze

All the speakers in the Bronze Collection are multiroom wireless, allowing them to be connected to a home sound system, thus making Bang & Olufsen sound sound throughout the house in an exceptional way.

Beovision-Eclipse-Bronze

Price and availability. Bronze Collection is available for purchase online in Bag & olufsen stores and in selected stores depending on the region. For more information visit https://www.bang-olufsen.com/en/story/bronze-collection.

ABOUT BANG & OLUFSEN

Bang & Olufsen is a global luxury lifestyle brand founded in 1925 in Struer, Denmark by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, whose dedication and vision remain the foundation of the company.

The rich heritage built around the relentless determination to create products that push the boundaries of audio technology continues to place the company at the forefront of audio innovation. Today, all Bang & Olufsen products are characterized by the unique combination of beautiful sound, timeless design and unsurpassed craftsmanship.

The company’s innovative and progressive audio products are sold worldwide in Bang & Olufsen single-brand stores, online and in multi-brand stores. The company employs more than 1,000 people and operates in more than 70 markets. Bang & Olufsen shares are listed on NAS DAQ Copenhagen A / S.

Bowers & Wilkins Redefines Wireless Sound Without Compromise with the Introduction of their New Formation ® Suite

New set of audio components equipped with exclusive technologies to offer   the Highest Expression of Sound ™, without cables

MENLO PARK, California, April 22, 2019 – Bowers & Wilkins , the global leader in high-performance sound, today launches the Formation Suite suite of wireless audio components to fill any residential space with uncompromising sound.

This family of products seamlessly integrates Hi-Fi performance and comfort, redefining class performances in the most genuine Bowers & Wilkins pioneering tradition .

 “ The Formation Suite is the newest and most technologically innovative line of wireless products ever created by our development team. We are setting a new bar for excellence in the world of wireless sound, demonstrating that the fidelity of traditional wired systems can be achieved wirelessly , ”said Greg Lee, CEO of Bowers & Wilkins. “ The completely new Wireless Formation Technology enables sound fidelity never before experienced. Consumers can now enjoy the high-performance sound they expect from Bowers & Wilkins with the convenience of wireless systems. With Formation, we are embracing the superior quality sound that Bowers & Wilkinsit is world-renowned and coupled with an unmatched and extremely easy-to-use wireless listening experience, to the point of making it the new standard of excellence in home audio . ”

 

With over 50 years at the forefront of acoustic engineering, Bowers & Wilkins is in a position to offer consumers an immersive, seamless, Hi-Fi sound system with no wires. Equipped with Bowers & Wilkins’ iconic technical solutions in the field of audio and the new and patented Wireless Formation Technology, the Formation Suite is the Highest Expression of Sound.

  • Patented High Robustness Network – Developed to cover the entire house without impacting the quality of your home network. Our proprietary network enables seamless sound and sets a new standard of excellence in streaming quality and speaker sync.
  • Perfect Loudspeaker Synchronization – An imperceptible synchronization between loudspeakers of just a microsecond duration within the same room allows them to work in perfect harmony to provide an unprecedented listening experience. The resulting sound is assimilable to listening to live music in a living room.
  • 24 Bit / 96 kHz Resolution Audio – High resolution streaming with twice the fidelity offered by the current leading brand of wireless speakers that creates denser, richer, and class leading sound without loss of data.

FORMATION DUO VIDEO

  • Formation Duo Wireless Speaker  – Thanks to the same carbon dome tweeter technology mounted on top of the enclosure and the same Continuum cone used by Bowers & Wilkins’ iconic wired speaker cabinets, experience a legendary sound now , without cables.

FORMATION BASS VIDEO

  • Formation Bass Wireless Active Subwoofer  – Opposite speakers, powerful amplifiers and Dynamic EQ provide extremely accurate depth and sound dimension without distortion. Combined with other Formation components, it allows to obtain the no more in sound immersion.

FORMATION BAR VIDEO

  • Wireless Formation Bar Sound Bar  – Nine optimized speakers – with dedicated center channel – provide an extensive sound scene that will allow the user to feel at all times as if they were in the center of the action.

Each of the Formation Suite products includes an optimized user interface that allows you to configure and commission it in a few moments, in addition to a cutting-edge design specifically conceived for superior acoustics.

“ Three years ago, I had the vision to embrace Bowers & Wilkins’ 50 years of acoustic engineering experience and success and combine them with Silicon Valley automation know-how, creating a simple, powerful, and incredibly sound user experience. Today, it is amazing to witness how this vision takes shape, opening the door to the next chapter of the sound experience. The Formation Suite introduces consumers to unparalleled wireless sound technology in the high-quality audio industry and shows the true innovation that this company is capable of. And this is just the beginning because there is so much more to come, “said Gideon Yu, Co-Chair of Bowers & Wilkins

Nothing looks, or sounds, quite like Nautilus™. A revolution when it launched and still an icon today. Its ethos informs everything we do. Nautilus comes in three standard colors: midnight blue, black, and silver. We also offer a special service that can match any color from a sample or color reference.

Nautilus

The ultimate loudspeaker

Where form truly follows function

Redefining sound

The long, tapered damping tubes were a revolution, allowing the drive units to work optimally by gently absorbing stray enegry.

Making magic

Constructing the complex shapes and precision drive units demands decades of experience and exacting attention to detail.

Infinite colors

Nautilus comes in three standard colors: silver, black and midnight blue. But, as befits such a unique speaker, we also offer a special service that can match any color you specify.

Crafting a classic

Nautilus is hand-built to order, alongside the 800 Series Diamond, by a dedicated specialist team in our Worthing factory.

Shaped by sound

At a glance, you can see Nautilus is no ordinary speaker, and after almost a quarter of century it still defines high-end audio.