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    CES 2016: Digital and Personal Audio

    Just one year ago the high end’s digital scene could best be described as nebulous. Manufacturers weren’t sure where technology was going, what customers were looking for, or how to wrangle those mobile device-toting youngsters ...
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    2016 Buyer’s Guide: CD/SACD Players $1,000 - $4,000

    Marantz SA8005 $999 This two‑channel only SACD/Red Book player boasts parts, circuitry, and construction way disproportionate to its low price—virtues that are mirrored in its equally superb-for-the-money reproduction of music. Tonally neutral, authoritative and natural, ...
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    Technics Launches Hot New Products

    The Technics brand, owned by Panasonic, has been making quite a splash since its re-launch in 2014, including the introduction of its high-end R1 Reference Class Series components at the Munich High End show this ...

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