Category: Computers & Accessories (Page 1 of 11)

DynaVox VR-307 Integrated Amplifier

DynaVox builds a snazzy hybrid integrated amplifier with two tubes, chrome and thick aluminium for only 300 euro. Even an iPod USB input has the sweet VR-307 – and a surprisingly distinctive sound.

  1. DynaVox VR-307 integrated amplifier
  2. Data sheet

To the first question must be posed by skeptics at the sight of the 307, to answer at the beginning: The little glamour-amp does not only show, but has technical as well as Sonic substance. Appearances are deceptive only at one point, namely the USB port that is labeled with “iPod”: it is not a digital input for the Pocket Player, but an additional analogue input USB-look, which works only with the included special cable. But doesn’t matter, especially since DynaVox with even a properly practical rubber base for the players inside the box.

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Octave V Power Amplifier 40 SE

Octave improved 12/02 only 40 SE (4100 euros) the legendary V 40 from folder with the V, or control the Badener new spheres of sound?

  1. Octave V power amplifier 40 SE
  2. stereoplay interview with Andreas Hofmann
  3. Data sheet

Normal way tends the octave-chef Andreas Hofmann on Ernst and restraint. But with the passing of the V 40 SE but a proud smile face scurried the Karlovy Vary. And he admits: “It even surprised me, what I still could tease out the actually minimalist concept of the V 40.”

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Mio GPS Car Kit

The Mio iPhone Kit costs $99 and provides stable reception of GPS signals as well as ordinary voice quality for calls.

The Mio GPS car kit costs 99 Euros – such as the Our site model and is suitable thanks to adjustable bolt for the iPhones 3 and 4 as well as the iPod touch of second generation. The bracket also visually reminiscent of the kit of the Dutch, is slightly more voluminous and has a different locking mechanism: here putting the iPhone slightly notchy and pushes down the locking bolt. To remove, there is a release button on the right side. Advantage: with cover the most iPhones should fit easily even in the bracket. On the back there is a Bluetooth button that activates the language choice of the iPhone, on the left side you will find the volume control.

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Preamplifier Audio Research Reference 5

Basically, a few small tubes amplify reference 5 (11900 euro) audio in the new large precursor research. Whether you sound can heat up a chain of high end?

  1. Preamplifier audio research reference 5
  2. Data sheet

With all due respect! A small, not even his plastic-Knubbel remote in hand is the Highender which unpacks the after all, 11900 euro reference 5, soon. If he wants to not litter the exclusive ambiance of his conditioning, he should hide them best somewhere.

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Bookshelf Audio Pro Black Ruby

The 600 euro per pair Audio Pro black Ruby is a pure satellite that must trust below 120 Hz on a subwoofer.

The last loudspeaker of the Swedish manufacturer Audio Pro, which hit the market at AUDIO, was the radio-controlled active box LV2 in a noble leather finish. With the still smaller but passive Black Ruby it is now externally somewhat more everyday, but its housing is made of high-gloss, slightly sharp-edged acrylic. A bass reflex tube is looked for in vain – on the back of the case there is only one eyelet for the wall suspension. Both points to the vote: Practical: the box is automatically tuned so that it does not draw unnecessary current in the bass and therefore neither high pass switches nor powerful amplifiers needed. For this, the two tweeters (a 10-way polyprop midrange and a silk dome with sound guidance) are uncompromisingly bred for dynamism.

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CD Player Moon 750

On the large 750 (9450 euro) of the Canadian manufacturer Moon player get used to it quickly: his sound is so completely free of any artificiality that you quickly stop thinking about. If you must give it back, but threatens withdrawal.

  1. CD player Moon 750
  2. Data sheet

Now, since hard drive-based players want him increasingly on the collar, start to close the classic CD player – right in the heart of many high-Ender and could give just expensive models a new heyday. An indication of this thesis provides audio components: the sales traditionally with a good trend feeling blessed Moon in the program took, a Canadian brand that claimed a place in the World Elite with their digital players.

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Noble Analog Amplifier

Class A amplifiers sound pretty similar, but rare in the car-HiFi area. The Mosconi Gladen A-class is a new representative of the species.

The Steg is a class-A classic master stroke Classe A, which in 2004 took carhifi in the final special issue under the magnifying glass. With great pleasure by the way, because their sound was a dream. Since then not much has happened in the class-A segment however.

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Linn Majik DS Network Players Dynamics

The Linn Majik DS Dynamics (2400 euro) played punchy, rhythmic, melodic and with excellent transparency.

  1. Linn Majik DS network players Dynamics
  2. Data sheet

And now even a candy for all those who are on the lookout for a price/performance winner: Majik DS. So right in the full – with Dynamics and Cara Majik. He had better understand melodies compared to an “old” speling, played pressure full – in all disciplines he could not outflank though it, but it was a very hard duel.

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AV Receiver Sony STR AS 5500 ES

“Prima and monolithic” it was called DTS DVDs, only Dolby Digital seemed at the Sony STR AS 5500 ES (2300 euro) packed a little too much in cotton wool.

  1. AV receiver Sony STR AS 5500 ES
  2. Data sheet

If at the very similar predecessor STR SINCE the second Faroudja-noble image processor for the adjoining room almost exaggerated luxury seemed 5400 ES (11/08), so Sony has omitted now prompt him. Instead joined an Ethernet interface, also one of the HDMI inputs in total six moved forward on the front. Still, even the newcomer works with a 8-channel D/A converter. This single ICs control the level, finally, the pre outs have their own buffer amps.

The tuner part for strong stations sounded very good, convinced the Sony also during CD playback. Just like his predecessor, he loved black, throbbing bass, compact figure, he went high but rather carefully.

“Prima and monolithic” it was called DTS DVDs, only Dolby Digital seemed packed a little too much in cotton wool.

With all splendor of sound that certainly celebrated the Sony high-definition titles, he watched anyway as a Shooting dog on it, nothing gifted too much. If you gently like is so well served by the Sony.

Sony STR AS 5500 ES

Manufacturer Sony
Price €2300.00
Rating 51.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General
Dimensions 43,0 x 17,5 x 38.8 cm
Weight 16.8 kg
Surround formats
Headphone surround Headphone surround
HDCD playback No
Virtual surround Virtual surround
Decoder for HD formats Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master
Facilities
Colors Black / Silver
Genus (REC / GM / input.) Receiver
Remote control Learning remote control
On-screen menu transparent
Lip sync Lip sync
Lip sync description
Equalizer manual No
Power amplifiers, number 7
Bands 0
Channels 0
Video standards converter Composite VIDEO < > SV < > 3 K > HDMI
Scaling
Video adjustment
Description video adjustment
Switched network jacks 0
Autom. Calibration with Equalization
AV connectors
Digital inputs RCA / front 3 / 0
Optical digital inputs / front 4 / 1
Digital inputs HDMI / HDMI FrontVersionsnummer 5 / 1 / 1.3
Digital output HDMI 2
Digital RCA outputs 0
Optical digital outputs 1
USB ports front / rear 0 / 0
i-pod connection
Networking description
Multi channel input 7.1
Recording outputs audio 2
Headphone Jack Headphone Jack
Preamp output 7.1
Laboratory data
True sine wave power stereo 8 Ohms 146.0 W
True sine wave power stereo 4 Ohms 215.0 W
Music power stereo 8 Ohms 156.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 Ohms 223,0 W
RMS power 5-channel 8 Ohms 109.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 137.0 W
Music performance 5-Channel 4 ohm 121.0 W
Music performance 5-channel 8 Ohms 109.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 137.0 W
Music performance 7-Channel 4 ohm 94,0 W
Music performance 7-channel 8 Ohms 91.0 W
HiFi output power 4 ohm
effective pulse power front 4 ohm
effective pulse power 4 ohm Center
effective pulse power 4 ohm surround
maximum output voltage Z1
maximum output voltage Z2
maximum output voltage Z3
Number of appropriate channels
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp 92 W
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp 107 W
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp 91 W
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp 94 W
Noise line 102.0 dB
Multi channel input noise
Noise phono MM 76.0 dB
Noise phono standard system
Noise phono MC
Digital noise 98.0 dB
Front noise ProLogic
Noise ProLogic Center
Power consumption standby / operating 1.0 / 73 W
Network connection
Review
Short conclusion Sony’s STR BECAUSE less equipment variety as with solid values to convince tried 5500 ES. With excellent video conversion and beautifully fluid smooth playback.
Sound Top-class
Sound points stereo
(maximum 70 points)
41
Surround sound points
(maximum 70 points)
46
Sound points HD
(maximum 70 points
51
Measured values
Practice
(max. 15 points)
10
Valency
(maximum 10 points)
8
Overall rating (70 points) Top 51
Price / performance good – very good
tested in issue: 1 / 10

 

Floorstanding Loudspeaker Klipsch P 37 F

Two horns for better coupling and three conventional woofer with abundant membrane surface help the Klipsch P 37 (8000 euros the pair) to moderate Watt demand. Civilian listening sessions are possible from 24 Watts into 3 ohms. The full exploitation of resources (up to 109 dB) requires 200 watts.

  1. Floorstanding loudspeaker Klipsch P 37 F
  2. Data sheet

Klipsch is the probably most traditional manufacturer of Watts lightweight transducer based in the United States. The legendary Klipschorn, named after the company founder Paul Klipsch, comes after all, dating back to 1946.

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