The No. 5802 and the No. 5805 integrated amplifiers from Mark Levinson's 5000 Series released last year have been joined by four new devices. In addition to the No. 5101 (SA) CD player and network streamer with DA converter, the No. 5206 high-end preamplifier in dual mono design and the No. 5302 high-end stereo power amplifier, the upper class phono drive No. 5105 — which also is the subject of this article!
AudioQuest audio and video cables have been in our range for a long time. But it's been three years since we reported on their latest HDMI cables. They still look quite similar, but in the meantime, the cables have received an update and are 8K and HDR capable. One more reason to take a look at the 48 HDMI 2.1 cables.
At the end of February, a revised version of the 1000 subwoofer series of the manufacturer SVS appears with the models SB-1000-Pro and PB-1000-Pro of the 1000-Pro series. Anyone who wants "real" cinema sound for the home, i.e. not only wants to hear the bass, but also feel it, is well advised to use a subwoofer. A woofer is just as excellent for reproducing the lower frequencies of all styles of music. With the help of a designated bass speaker, any audiophile setup can be rounded off in this way, making the listening experience even more rousing.
Cambridge Audio has thought of something special for all those who are interested in the Edge M — the new monoblock power amplifier from the Brits. If you already own the Edge W power amplifier, you can quote the serial number of your W model when purchasing the Edge M and receive a 20 percent discount on the monoblocks. You also get 20% off the Edge M when you buy the Edge NQ network player in combination with the monoblocks.
Hegel is best known for its high-quality integrated amplifiers, which also feature streaming functions. Last fall, we already wrote an article about those same integrated amplifiers, a D/A converter, and a CD player from Hegel. Now we are pleased to announce that yet another model has joined the ranks of the top devices: The V10 phono preamplifier. In the following, we will take a look at it.
With the Rubicon 6, Danish manufacturer Dali created a speaker in a class of its own. Now the Danes have gone one step further and manufactured this speaker in an all-black model — the Rubicon 6 Black Edition. The cabinet is in matte black, and the two 165 mm-woofers are also in elegant black. Visually this speaker differs from the typical Dali models with their red-brown cones. The audio has also been tweaked with the inclusion of Mundorf capacitors and silver stranded internal wiring. This edition of the Rubicon 6 is limited to just 444 pairs worldwide and is, therefore, a real treasure — of the pure black kind.
In its fabulous 40 years of company history, Monitor Audio has developed numerous speaker series. The Silver 500 is the Silver 6G series's reference model, a speaker series in its sixth generation. Since we are also enthusiastic about this model, we would like to look at the British manufacturer's floor-standing speaker.