FULL CES 2015 Report by Hi-Fi + magazine

Hi-Fi + magazine has published their full CES 2015 report. We have made a list that contains products that we are representing in the BeNeLux.

Check the list below:

Conrad Johnson showed its new MF2275 135 Wpc power amplifier ($3,850; standard; or $6,150 for the SE version with uprated resistors, capacitors, etc.). Controlling the MF2275 was ET3SE preamplifer ($4,500).

Krell launched two key products at CES. First, we have the new 200 Wpc, Vanguard integrated amp ($4,500), which can be ordered with or without an optional digital module ($1,500) that adds USB, 2 x HDMI, Ethernet,  coaxial and optical S/PDIF inputs, and a Bluetooth aptX input. Interestingly, the Vanguard provides a Class A preamplifier section and a Class A/B power amplifier section.

Dan D’Agostino







Dan D’Agostino Mater Audio Systems had two new products. Cinema Standard Multi Channel Amplifier – This can be configured as a two channel stereo amplifier (250 watts per channel into 8 ohms), a two channel home theater amplifier with an RS-232 port to support control functions and problem reporting to a control unit (e.g., Crestron), and a three channel home theater amplifier. The two channel configurations can be bridged for mono operation (1kW into 8 ohms). Projected availability is February 2015 with price range of $12,000 – $15,900 depending on the configuration.

Next up, a prototype $48,000 M Life Integrated Amplifier and Streaming Network Player/DAC – This is a lifestyle product based on the $45,000 Momentum Integrated Amplifier with 200 watts per channel into 8 ohms (doubles down to 2 ohms) and a DAC supporting DSD 64. There is a wireless control App for the unit, but the unit itself requires a wired Ethernet network connection to access music.

For more information about these brands and their products please contact Durob Audio DiRect. 

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Review of the PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP Poweramplifier by Paul Mah – Dagogo

001-PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP Poweramplifier Silver-high resMr Paul Mah of Dagogo has written a great review about the NEW PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP Poweramplifier. We thank Mr Paul Mah for this great review. On the website of Dagogo you find the full review of the PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP Poweramplifier and many more reviews and audionews! Check it out!

Some quote’s are:

” With the DiaLogue Premium HP’s ability to operate either in triode or ultralinear mode, as well as the ability to substitute many types of output tubes, it is like buying several amplifiers for the price of one. You know I’m always looking for value and the DiaLogue Premium HP is a prime example. ”

” I was in the market to buy a reference amplifier and the PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP came along at the right time. ”

” I strongly urge anyone who is looking for a truly high-end power amplifier to audition this one. ”

”  The DiaLogue Premium HP sound is so captivating in my system that I can’t seem to resist. You win PrimaLuna! ”

Check the full review the full review on the website of Dagogo. Where to buy? Please check the website of PrimaLuna USA or PrimaLuna worldwide. If there is no distributor or dealer nearby! Please contact Durob Audio DiRect

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Review of the NEW Krell Vanguard Integrated Amplifier by Hi-Fi News!

KrellVanguardFront2In the issue of Hi-Fi News February 2015 Ken Kessler has written a great review on the NEW Krell Vanguard Integrated Amplifier. The amp is ”Highly Recommended.”

Hi-Fi News Verdict:

By now, you know what to expect of Krell: the Vanguard is a solid, commanding performer, and this guise, someting of a bargain. Maintaining a Krell tradition. It is minimalist in its fascia accoutrements, whitout sacrificing anything important. Add a balanced input, full remote control, user – adjustable settings and the forthcoming digital module, and you’ll have a ‘proper’ Krell for the 21st century.

Please click HERE for the full review! At the De Hifiwinkel in Beek-Ubbergen you can see and listen to the Krell Vanguard Integrated Amplifier. For more information about Krell products you also can contact Durob Audio DiRect.

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Recommended by Hifi Pig magazine: The PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium Integrated Amplifier

Prologue Premium Integrated Amplifier - silver - special shot - HR - JPGHifi Pig magazine has published their Year book 2014! In the book you find the most important audio news that they have published in 2014! In this year book they also published their review of The PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium Integrated Amplifier, written by Dan Worth. We are proud that our ProLogue Premium Integrated is noted as ”Recommended” The full Year Book you can find on the website and Facebookpage of Hifi Pig magazine. The review of The PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium Integrated Amplifier you find on page 43 – 46.

Some quote’s are:

”The more typical ‘old school’ valve enthusiast would take one look at this valve compliment and suggest that the amp would have a large, overblown midrange, soft bass and perhaps a rolled off treble. How wrong he would be!”

”Vocals on the Prologue ProLogue Premium Integrated Amplifier are strong vibrant and clean in nature, projected and very slightly upfront- which is how I like them.”

”With its ability to switch between KT88, EL34’s and their variants via a simple flick of a switch and its non-deadly auto-biasing feature, the PrimaLuna is extremely flexible and should cater to the specifics of most users.”

‘I for one would certainly stump up the pennies for one of these.”

Click HERE for enter the Hifi Pig Year book 2014 and the website of Hifi Pig magazine! Ask your local dealer for more information about the PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium Integrated Amplifier! Visit also the website of PrimaLuna USA HERE and PrimaLuna worldwide HERE. If there is no local dealer or distributor please contact Durob Audio DIRECT

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D’Agostino LLC introduces Cinema Standard two- and three-channel amplifiers!

Dan Dagostino 4D’Agostino LLC, the company founded by famed audio designer Dan D’Agostino, announced the Cinema Standard, a new multichannel amplifier designed for use in home theaters and stereo systems. Available in two- and three-channel versions, the Cinema Standard delivers the performance and sound quality of D’Agostino’s Momentum amplifiers in a rack-mountable chassis practical for use in home theaters and custom installations. It also offers innovative features that allow it to deliver optimum sound in many different applications.

Each channel of the Cinema Standard delivers 250 watts into 8 ohms, doubling to 500 watts into 4 ohms and again to 1,000 watts into 2 ohms. These power ratings are taken at 0.1% total harmonic distortion, instead of the more forgiving 0.5% or 1% THD standards most manufacturers use. Any two adjacent channels can be bridged to double the output power.

The Cinema Standard is available in two- and three-channel versions. Both are built into a 6U chassis with front and rear rack-mounting brackets. Through the use of large heat sinks and carefully designed airflow paths, the Cinema Standard runs cool and reliably without the need for cooling fans.

Built-in, switchable high-pass and low-pass filters allow the Cinema Standard to be optimized for use with powered or passive subwoofers. The filters are preset to 80 Hz and -18 dB/octave, so they can be used to filter the bass out of a system’s main speakers, or to filter midrange and high frequencies out of a subwoofer. This feature makes it much easier to achieve a perfect blend between the main speakers and the subwoofer in a 2.1-channel stereo system, and it’s currently offered in no other high-end amplifier. XLR inputs are provided for each channel, and a single input can be bussed to feed one, two or three amplifier channels. An RS-232 interface allows external control of the amplifier, and also provides a continuous report of the amplifier’s status. Through a home automation system or a direct computer connection, it can alert the owner or dealer to such conditions as overheating or overload (short circuit). A remote trigger jack also allows on/off triggering from surround processors and home automation systems with remote trigger outputs.

“The Cinema Standard is something new: an amplifier that brings the smoothness and ease of audiophile components to home theater and custom installation applications,” D’Agostino LLC founder and chief engineer Dan D’Agostino said. “The circuit design is adapted directly from the one I used in the Momentum amplifiers, so it’s very transparent and has plenty enough power for any situation. And the high-pass and low-pass filters will finally make it easy for audiophiles to add a subwoofer to their systems, so they can get deeper bass and better dynamics without sacrificing musicality.”

For more information about the the Cinema Standard and other Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems products, please visit www.dandagostino.com or contact Durob Audio. The distributor for D’Agostino products in the BeNeLux.





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D’Agostino LLC launches MLife integrated amplifier at CES2015!

D’Agostino LLC launches MLife integrated amp with built-in streaming, AirPlay, Bluetooth and Tidal

Dan Dagostino MLife

D’Agostino LLC, the company founded by famed audio designer Dan D’Agostino, is launching MLife, a new integrated amplifier that adds the convenience of mainstream wireless audio products to D’Agostino’s acclaimed Momentum amplifier design.



MLife uses the same amplifier circuits as the Momentum integrated amp, but replaces the tone controls with a 5-inch color LCD display. This display and an accompanying iOS and Android app allow consumers to stream music losslessly through Apple AirPlay; browse thousands of online radio stations through built-in vTuner Internet radio capability; access Tidal high-fidelity music streaming; and connect to smartphones, tablets and computers wireless through Airplay and aptX Bluetooth 4.0.

“In the high-end audio industry, we often say if you want something that’s convenient and easy to use, get a mainstream product. With MLife, we’re delivering all the convenience and user-friendliness of those products, with sound quality that is unmatched by anything else on the market,” D’Agostino founder and chief engineer Dan D’Agostino said.

MLife uses the exact same amplifier and preamplifier circuits as the Momentum integrated amp, except that the integrated amp’s tone controls have been replaced with a wired/wireless network interface. The network capability allows access to a practically unlimited amount of music and other audio content:

Apple AirPlay: MLife can access any music and Internet radio programs available through iTunes, and control the streaming through iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads, and through Mac and Windows computers running iTunes.

aptX Bluetooth 4.0: Anything you can listen to through a smartphone, tablet or computer can be streamed directly to MLife through Bluetooth wireless. Because MLife features aptX and Bluetooth 4.0, it delivers the best Bluetooth sound possible.

Tidal: MLife can stream music directly from Tidal, the new Internet streaming service that uses lossless audio compression to deliver uncompromised sound quality.

UPnP: For those who wish to stream directly from networked servers and computers, MLife offers UPnP compatibility.

USB drives and sticks: MLife can play music from USB drives and sticks connected to its USB input. The 5-inch LCD screen shows album/artist/genre/song title information, making it easy to find the music you want in seconds.

USB/optical/coaxial digital inputs: These inputs feed MLife’s 24-bit/192-kilohertz digital-to-analog converter, allowing playback directly from computers, CD drives and other digital audio sources.

vTuner Internet radio: Through MLife’s app and 5-inch LCD screen, you can access tens of thousands of different Internet radio stations from all around the world.

XLR analog input: An analog XLR input allows connection of phono stages, tape decks and other analog sources.

More services coming: After the initial launch of MLife, D’Agostino plans to add additional streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer and Sirius XM.

All of these services can be controlled through a custom app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Metadata is displayed on the 5-inch front LCD screen, along with other operating parameters such as volume and selected input. Supported file formats include DSD; WAV, FLAC and PCM up to 24/192 resolution; AAC, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis and WMA.

The MLife amplifier section is identical to the one found in the Momentum integrated amplifier, delivering 200 watts per channel into 8 ohms, 400 watts into 4 ohms and 800 watts into 2 ohms. As in the integrated amp, a chassis machined from solid aluminum billet isolates the audio circuitry from electromagnetic interference. For maximum audio performance, the power supply resides in its own separate machined aluminum enclosure. All analog audio circuit boards are built using through-hole construction to ensure reliable operation and the best possible sound quality.

For more information about the MLife and other Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems products, please visit www.dandagostino.com or contact Durob Audio



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Enjoy The Music: The Best Gear Of 2014: The Franco Serblin Accordo Loudspeaker.

ACCORDOEnjoy The Music has published there 20 favorites reviews/products of the past year! In March 2014 they published a great review of Matej Isak about the Franco Serblin Accordo loudspeaker!

His Conclusion: 

Franco Serblin Accordo Grey is a mastery of high-end audio loudspeaker design. Everything feels refined and matured to the point where you don’t look for the mistakes, but simply enjoy the musical happening. This should always be the ultimate challenge for any loudspeaker manufacturer, that claims his advancement or superiority. The artisans approach, that its expertly executed and noticeable on every step blends with all the musical material, but excel with live, acoustic music. In the times where we’re taking so much things for granted Accordo Grey represent a gift from the legendary loudspeaker designer.

This is an embodiment of his genius that is carried on by his son-in-law Massimiliano. As I wrote before, there couldn’t be a better person to keep the legacy of Franco Serblin alive. Everything with the Accordo Grey two-way monitor loudspeakers feels premium. From the packaging to manuals and the loudspeakers themselves, you’ll be catered with refined execution of every little detail. And it goes the same with the music that Accordo Grey loudspeakers produce. All the little nuances are being posted in such grand way that you never question the Accordo Grey size, but embrace its emotional side. Like state-of-the-art mechanical watches carry on the time with its own authoritative pace, so do Accordo Grey loudspeakers with their lyrically portraits of the musical events. Boldly, and with the character, that resonates with the music. This is the finest aural art for musical reproduction… and a product for true connoisseurs. Highly recommended.

The full review you can read HERE. Durob Audio is very proud to be the distributor for Franco Serblin loudspeakers in the BeNeLux! For listening The Franco Serblin Accordo you can visit Rhapsody High end Audio Sound & Vision in Hilversum & De Hifiwinkel in Beek-Ubbergen. WARNING!!! When you see and hear these speakers you might return to the emotions felt when you met for the first time Franco Serblin’s ORIGINAL Sonus faber products. Even today, it’s still easy to see who created and who is following. Enjoy The Original. Enjoy Serblin.

More information about the Accordo & Ktema loudspeaker you find on the website of Franco Serblin. Click HERE. Or visit the website of Rhapsody or De Hifiwinkel

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