Audiophile-grade headphone amplifier improves sound of smartphones, tablets and computers.
CEntrance, a leader in Digital Audio, released the HiFi-M8(r) – a battery-powered, portable D/A Converter (DAC) and Headphone Amplifier that refines the sound of the Apple iPhone(r), iPad(r), and iPod(r). Pronounced “Hi-Fi Mate,” the device streams high-resolution audio from smartphones*, tablets and laptops, creating the ultimate playback system for on-the-go listeners. HiFi-M8 is offered in several models with various audio output configurations including XLR, 1/8″, 1/4″ and SPDIF Optical connectors.
“iPhones and iPods store a lot of music in a small package, but their sound quality is not at the level many of our customers crave,” said Michael Goodman, Managing Director of CEntrance. “We listened to our customers and together created the ultimate, portable playback system. The features and specifications of HiFi-M8 were crowd-sourced from the ground up. It offers the right package of flexibility, sound quality and convenience, and our field-test models are getting great reviews from listeners.”Read More »
Famed Capitol Studios chooses a suite of Dangerous Music mastering gear to update studios
When Capitol Records Mastering in Los Angeles decided to replace the old “disc cutting” consoles originally designed for mastering vinyl, they began to try out several new transfer consoles including the Dangerous Music Master with its companion devices the Liaison and Monitor that combine to create a complete ‘mastering suite’. After extensive testing and listening, Dangerous Music was the final choice. Once the new gear was purchased and up and running in mastering engineer Bob Vosgien’s studio, Capitol made plans to do a remodel to his mastering room as well. Over the past 25 years of mastering, Vosgien has worked with top artists such as James Taylor, Bob Seger, Green Day, The Goo Goo Dolls, The Wallflowers, Selena Gomez, Bush, Chris Botti and No Doubt, among many others.Read More »
Amadeus speaker arrays, coaxial systems and new prototype subwoofer deliver high-powered EDM sound for revelers at annual Paris festival DJ stageParis, France – July 10, 2013 – Every year in The City of Light on the Summer Solstice, hundreds of thousands of revelers enjoy music at stages and buildings set around picturesque Paris locations at the free “Fete de la Musique” event. Amadeus, based in France, one of the premiere manufacturers of high-end sound reinforcement systems and custom studio speakers, outfitted the EDM stage with live sound at the event for DJ sets by Michael Canitrot, Nico de Andrea, Gregori Klosman and Tristan Garner. Amadeus provided integrated sound reinforcement from stage to audience combining their Amadeus DIVA XL array systems, Amadeus PMX 15 coaxial speaker systems, used as stage monitors and in front-fills, and an exciting new prototype product, the Amadeus MAESTRO subwoofer. The Amadeus MAESTRO subwoofer takes a revolutionary step forward in subwoofer technology and design with a unique combination of both low power handling capacity and ultra high-efficiency with dual high-linear excursion 15-inch horn-loaded speakers mounted in a push-pull mode. At the Fete de la Musique EDM stage, only 8 subwoofers were paired with 2 Lab Gruppen C88:4 amplifiers offering a maximum SPL 155 dB at 25 Hz. Over ten thousand people attended the EDM event at the stunning Place du Palais Royal in downtown Paris. Read More »
Multi-instrumentalist on drums, bass & guitar, flies high playing live and engineering in the studio with Dangerous Music gear
The journey from being a musician to becoming a mastering engineer began with Nate Wood making his own album and preferring the approach of recording and mixing the music himself, compared to going to a studio and trying to get someone else to make his music sound the way he was hearing it. After mixing his own album and projects for friends he found a new companion career to his live performances in mastering other people’s projects. Based in New York, Wood has outfitted his studio with the Dangerous Music D-Box for monitor control, reference D/A conversion, and analog summing for his mix path, along with the Dangerous Liaison programmable analog router with parallel processing for his six key pieces of outboard gear, two compressors and four EQs. The Liaison proved to be an elegant solution to his tedious practice of hand re-patching outboard gear for mastering sessions.Read More »
Amadeus, French provider of high-end audio solutions and services, re-launches the UDX Series speakers 30 years after its first edition
Amadeus, based in France, one of the premiere manufacturers of high-end sound reinforcement systems and custom studio speakers, has announced the re-launch of its famed UDX Series passive speakers – 30 years after originally releasing their first edition. Including four different models, the UDX Series is perfectly adapted to sound reinforcement applications in concert halls, auditoriums, conference rooms, and theaters. Designed to be included within fixed or long-lasting installations, each UDX speaker system can also be used in touring applications as a stage monitor when fitted with optional accessories. The newly redesigned UDX Series are now available from licensed Amadeus distributors and dealers throughout Europe and Asia, from € 1090.00 to € 1990.00 (VAT excluded), depending on the model.Read More »