Music System

NAT Audio Magma tube amp – audiophile quality with car show power

NAT Audio Magma tube amp – audiophile quality with car show power

Sure, it’s a tube amp, a single ended one, and it will give you the audiophile quality sound you have been looking for. I mean, it has a frequency response of 10Hz all the way up to 100kHz, input impedence of 100kohms, input sensitivity of 2.7V RMS to get the full power output, and gain of 22.5 dB when using 8ohms.

You can also switch between 4 and 8 ohms. It has a 6N1P-EV, a 6N30P-DR, and the big ass tube is an Eimac 450TH. All that, and they still manage to give you a lot of power output at 160 watts, for a tube amp, that’s an amazing amount of power.

Blaupunkt Melbourne SD27 – Plays music from anything except CDs

Blaupunkt Melbourne SD27 – Plays music from anything except CDs

Recently manufacturers have been making in-dash receivers that not only take CDs, but SD cards as well. This is a great idea, as it's much easier to switch out your music on an SD card than it is to burn a new CD every time you want some new tunes. However, this latest receiver has decided to take this a step further by removing the CD player completely.

M-Audio Session Music Producer – Perfect for aspiring musicians

M-Audio Session Music Producer – Perfect for aspiring musicians

I doubt that there is anyone in the US that hasn't watched at least one episode of American Idol. I'm not a fan of the show, but you should check out the ones at the beginning of the season where they hold auditions. If you would just watch that, you would understand that theres a really good chance that you can't carry a tune. However, if you insist that your voice should be heard by others, you'll probably need a way to record it. This new mic from M-Audio is the perfect way to do it.

Dice iTPA-200 – An iPod dock for audiophiles

Dice iTPA-200 – An iPod dock for audiophiles

I won't pretend to be an audiophile. While I do have some knowledge of musical equipment thanks to my dad who is a musician, I'm sure plenty of you out there can spot the difference between an amplifier that is tube-based, and one that is not just by listening to it. If you're one of those, you've got to check out this iPod dock.

Arcam aim for serious CD quality with media squirting hard-drive

Arcam aim for serious CD quality with media squirting hard-drive

It's a while until my birthday, but if I have any closet admirers out there you may want to start saving up for Arcam's latest high-end home entertainment lump as I'd really rather like it.  The FMJ MS250 Music Server has a 400GB hard-drive slapped inside a four-zone media player, capable of storing up to 640 uncompressed CDs or up to 4,800 compressed CDs.

 

A slab of the sixties brought bang up to date

A slab of the sixties brought bang up to date

Okay, so the name is on the crummy side of kitsch, but if you've fond memories of jiving round the jukebox (or just Fonz memories of Happy Days) and have a spare $7,295 lying around to splash on a hard-drive based audio player, then Rock-Ola's Nostalgia Music Center might be the gaudy thing for you.

 

A Zune for your car?

A Zune for your car?

It's no secret that the Zune isn't selling well, but Microsoft has just been awarded a patent that may put a future version of the music player in your car.

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