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FIDELITY AWARD 2024
For the fourth time, the FIDELITY team is presenting awards for the most exciting hi-fi products and technologies of recent years: enjoy the FIDELITY AWARDS 2024! Looking back, we always get the feeling that the hi-fi industry is slumbering in...
FIDELITY AWARD 2024
Even though the Electrocompaniet AW 800 M can seamlessly trace its lineage all the way back to the legendary 2 Channel Audio Power Amplifier from 1973, the mighty power amplifier is by no means just old wine in new bottles:...
FIDELITY AWARD 2024
Who said loudspeakers can’t be furniture as well? The Lyngdorf Cue 100 straddles this exact line: the standmount speakers are so tastefully designed and beautifully finished that you’d gladly place them in your living room even without a frontend. As...
FIDELITY AWARD 2024
They are known above all for their absolutely uncompromising uber-racks, which are beyond any doubt in terms of technology and sound, but are unfortunately far out of the budget for most people. With the Pagode Signature Mk II, Finite Elemente...
Lumin D3
The D3 is the entry point into the family of combined streamers/DACs from Lumin. In terms of sound quality, the “little one” has set its sights on the upper league. Anyone who isn’t just looking for technology and sound quality...
Canor Virtus I2 integrated amplifier
No, this integrated amplifier is not intended for music lovers who want to own a tube amplifier primarily for visual reasons. You won’t get that softly glowing light-organ effect here that will amaze the unwary neighbor. The Slovakian company Canor...
Phasemation CM-2200 Control Meister
A fixed star is a celestial body in the night sky that serves as a fixed reference point for navigation (not only) in shipping. In navigation, fixed stars have been used for centuries to determine the course and position of...
Albedo Acclara Diamond SGS
A loudspeaker is a technical construct? Technically, yes. But when all the variables are right, the physical aspects take a back seat and the pure sound comes to the fore. A lesson with the Albedo Acclara Diamond SGS. At which...
Interview with Gabi Rynveld of IAH
International Audio Holding’s recent acquisition of HMS Electronics has stirred up quite a bit of a tempest in the hi-fi teapot, as the Elst-based company now has three distinct high-end cable brands in their portfolio. Gabi Rynveld gives us a...
Wilson Benesch Factory Visit
At times, I envy my English-speaking colleagues. They can break a phenomenon down to a single word and everyone understands what they mean. In German, we often need what feels like a book chapter to make comparable statements. One term...
Lyravox Karl der Große Preview
How do you make an active speaker passive and then active again …? You know teasers, don’t you? Originally, these were short (and often sensational) snippets of series or films that were intended to ensure that people would tune in...
CanJam 2024
CanJam is an audio show dedicated to headphones and their associated components: headphone amps, DACs, cables and accessories. CanJam 2024, Part One – Diversity in All Things Headphones was originally published in Copper Magazine Issue 205 FIDELITY cooperation with Copper...
Steve Rothery - The Ghosts of Pripyat
Can I think of any recent albums that I would personally classify as “classics”? It’s getting more and more difficult – that’s my semi-diplomatic answer. I rarely have the time to listen to an album repeatedly, as often and as...
Ensemblehaus Freiburg
When the right ideas are conceived by the right people in the right environment at the right time, there is a good chance that something special will happen. In Freiburg, independent ensembles under the leadership of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra...
Capturing Jazz Lightning in a Bottle
As one of the first musical art forms created in the US to attain worldwide acclaim and acceptance, jazz straddles the line between the challengingly cerebral harmonic complexity found in orchestral classical music and the interactively creative spontaneity of NBA-caliber...
Quantum Clarinet Trio
The centerpiece of this CD is the Brahms Trio, but it also pays tribute to the forgotten Jewish composers Frühling and Kahn. The Quantum Clarinet Trio has developed into a remarkable ensemble over the last ten years, and their first...
Arcam Radia Streaming Flagships
Arcam expands its Radia series with three new streaming flagships: the new ST25 network player and the new SA35 and SA45 streaming integrated amplifiers. The renowned British brand Arcam has expanded its Radia series with three new streaming flagships. At...
TAD-C700
Technical Audio Devices Laboratories, Inc. (TAD) presents the TAD-C700 preamplifier, the evolution of the critically acclaimed C600. Technical Audio Devices Laboratories, Inc. (TAD) proudly announces the upcoming release of its flagship product: the TAD-C700 preamplifier. As the successor to the...
Kii Seven
Kii Audio Introduces the Kii Seven at the HIGH END 2024 in Munich – a wireless music system that sets new standards in sound quality, connectivity, and ease of use. Kii Audio is proud to announce the upcoming launch of...
Axxess Product Lineup Expansion
Audio Group Denmark is pleased to unveil its latest range of Axxess products, expanding upon the success of the Axxess Forté streaming amplifier series launched last year. The new additions to the Axxess product lineup include two loudspeaker models, a...