D/A Converter Acoustic Arts Tube DAC II SE

Accustic Arts tube DAC II SE (6890 euro) – connects to three digital inputs of the converter almost everything except a network player.

  1. D/A converter acoustic Arts tube DAC II SE
  2. Data sheet

The old and the new converter from Accustic Arts stand out more clearly from one another. The developers consciously avoided excessive calculate of artificial intermediate values (oversampling) because of potential profit losses in: noise increases to higher frequencies. The ultra fast 32-bit signal processor in the tube-DAC II SE oversampelt only eight times and used for each data word by 26 reviewers read at the same time transmit their balance sheets. The advantage: less jitter and no parasitic high frequency noise. Continue reading

CD Drive Acoustic Arts Tube DAC II SE with Drive II

The drive converter combination of acoustic arts was worth revising. Because she has not only gained value, even she now plays in the top League of the CD player.

  1. CD drive acoustic Arts tube DAC II SE with drive II
  2. Data sheet

A glass lid guarded the disc, the first drive connecting rod-run aluminium plate covered the CD locker in the drive II. Including the last rassereine CD drive spinning (Philips CD 2 Pro) the disc. Data formats such as MP3 can’t read it – to the delight of the developers that has become big with Studio technology. Continue reading

Four Standing Speakers up to 2,000 Euro Compared

2,000 euro for the stand speakers is cheap – create well-known brands with current technology? And who has the best recipe in the vote? We test four models of B & W, Dynaudio, EPOS and Canton.

  1. Four standing speakers up to 2,000 euro compared
  2. B & W 683 S2
  3. Dynaudio emit M30
  4. Canton Chrono 519
  5. EPIC K3

The general complaint of many hi-fi enthusiasts, that high quality equipment are becoming increasingly expensive, is all too understandable. But fortunately, there are many who offer also an affordable line for less well-heeled fans even among the confessing high end manufacturers. Manufacturers such as Canton (GLE) and B & W (DM300) they have reached even in the course of the history of HiFi to cult fame. Continue reading

Music Streaming in Comparison

It sounds too tempting: 40 million music tracks, and all are just a few clicks away. But music streaming are suitable for HiFi discerning ears? stereoplay has exactly belongs and the well-known providers compared.

  1. Music streaming in comparison
  2. Music streaming: Qobuz and tidal
  3. Music streaming: Spotify and Deezer

“Are you still buying or stream you already?” This is a matter of principle, with which every music lover should currently may even employ. Since music is not more necessarily dependent on a phonogram, their marketing is changing. Established channels, which are above all the CD, us certainly still get some time, but with new possibilities, new business models emerge. First download portals providing fresh wind in the music business, now back streaming services in the focus of attention. But what, exactly, is streaming? Continue reading

Turntable of Brinkmann OASIS + 10.5 + HRS OASIS Base

Brinkmann is with the OASIS (16000 euro) sound advancing one in the high areas of rare turntables prior to the world elite.

  1. Turntable of Brinkmann OASIS + 10.5 + HRS OASIS base
  2. stereoplay technology – OASIS
  3. Data sheet

A turntable with direct drive? Something can be challenging analog fans shudder. The experiences with such drives, no shortage there until the late 80’s in the 70s, which play a role today in the DJ scene, due to its rapid acceleration and stopping times are too negative. But if the high-end veteran Helmut Brinkmann has a hand in the game and with the OASIS builds such a turntable, which costs EUR with the in-house arm, 10.5 whopping 13_500 curiosity is as a rejection. Finally, the name of Brinkmann emblazoned 34 years on very solid and perfectly processed equipment. Continue reading

Stereoplay Tip – out HD Do Quadro

In nearly all HiFi rooms, the Quadro playback will be better.

Even if stereoplay occasions spread among his off 2-get 5 method (last 10/06) and many readers already successfully practicing it, earned it’s now, warmed up to be. In the context of the new, high end Dolby True HD formats and DTS HD Master will appear even hotter than ever.

Now it is clear that happens HD decoding and D/A conversion in the receiver in one go. That can and should he make, by a representative of medium-priced, no man will require but that he also make a highendige gain. Continue reading

AV Receiver Yamaha RX V 863

Although, the Yamaha RX V 863 (850 euro) do magic summary which were testers, but at least sound surprised.

  1. AV receiver Yamaha RX V 863
  2. Data sheet

Just to put the finger in the wound: the larger RX brought 1900 yet the noble DSD V 1791 as a D/A converter, V had to submit to the RaX 863 simpler DACs of type of PCM 1680 and 1780.

In total 10-channel, because even the smaller Yamaha to the usual generated still a front-top offer with the AV friend can heave the acoustics on canvas height. Continue reading

AV Receiver Pioneer VSX 1018 AH

When the old surround the sturdy character associated with the sense of spatial order of the pioneer VSX was 1018 AH (800 euros) well. On Blu-ray-HD titles again rather less since the testers more shine, air and breath would have wished.

  1. AV receiver pioneer VSX 1018 AH
  2. Data sheet

Who 1018 AH calls the control menu at the VSX, first encounters points such as automatic and manual MCACC (multi channel acoustic calibration). As a result you will find setting options of a la “standing wave” or “Eq professional”, where the freak – and can Arts is to connect of a PC to the RS-232 connector – to the creation of doctoral theses with beautiful graphics – discretion. Continue reading

Heco Statement

Just in time for the 60th company anniversary head thinker Shandro access Fischer and developer Martin Groß solutions from the early years.

  1. Heco statement
  2. Data sheet

Was it but then quite common to accommodate cone chassis not in sealed enclosures, but in open back designs. This construction is used for the first time in a modern speaker what the developers promise a particularly clear and completely free of resonance Center playback. By the way can the rearm radiated noise components, because they swing opposition to the front, the dispersion Linearize. The construction of the Central chassis itself can also sit up retro HiFi fans: the membrane consists of a cardboard wool blend, called kraft paper, and passes into a coated, multiple folded fabric surround. So, while most manufacturers on space-saving neo dynamic or bulky ferrite magnetic material, Heco installed so-called AlNiCo drives, an alloy of iron, copper, aluminum, nickel and cobalt. This traditional material has the advantage that it virtually always the same behaves under all temperature conditions, which should benefit freedom of compression and dynamics. Continue reading

Onkyo TX SR 706 AV Receiver

The Onkyo TX SR 706 for 800 euros with shines for its price range of very on less audio and video processing.

  1. Onkyo TX SR 706 AV receiver
  2. Data sheet

When almost the same Surround prozessor and digital video Board in the larger TX SR 806 (12/08) earned it respect, you deserve all respect in the RX V 706.

Again, two DSPs endeavour inter alia to the THX processing including a new loudness function. And again, a high-calibre FLI 30336 by Genesis/Faroudja brings together line by line, more elaborate taking account of movements to new images. Continue reading

AV Receiver Denon AVR 2309

During CD playback, the Denon AVR was to recognize 2309 (800 euros) as a beautiful mind – with elegant, smooth MIDs and radiant and absolutely free of hardness.

  1. AV receiver Denon AVR 2309
  2. Data sheet

Three hundred euros have or don’t have, many HiFi fans are likely to weigh if it – inspired by the sound richness of the new Blu-ray formats Dolby True HD and DTS HD master – before buying a surround receiver are available. Actually I’m tired of the small, could they conclude, if Denons AVR 2309 for 800 and the AVR 2809 for 1100 euros (test 12/08) go through the equipment lists. Continue reading

AV Receiver Marantz SR 5003

At the Marantz SR 5003 (800 euros) were wonderfully muscular drum beats and the totally Kinky and yet finely recorded bass rumblings to wonderful back showers.

  1. AV receiver Marantz SR 5003
  2. Data sheet

Stereoplay cannot see the reason why Marantz weaker than the SR 6003 (12/08) indicates the SR 5003 per channel to 10 Watts. Neither measurements nor the schematic, which identifies only the 10_000 micro Farad Hauptelkos as those of the Chinese manufacturer koshin instead of the Japanese ELNA at the amplifier stages.

It also maintained the Cirrus codec CS 42528 for the A/D and D/A conversion. As well as the fact favourable to the off 2-go 4-project, not a control chip in the side job, but individual proper amplification ICs feed on the pre outs. Continue reading