The High-End Flagship from Heco La Diva

LOUDSPEAKER TECHNOLOGY TAKEN TO THE EXTREME When developers are allowed to make the most of technology, when material costs only play a minor role and product designers have creative freedom, that is when ‘high end’ is created in its purest form. La Diva, our new top model, fulfills all of these requirements and is extremely ‘personable’ in spite of its name. HIGH AND MID TONE PAR EXCELLENCE The be-all and end-all of excellent sound are first-rate selected components – and the La Diva has these in abundance. Used in the treble range is a second-generation Fluktus tweeter. The 30 m...

Abtec Petone Christmas Message December 2019

Another year is coming to an end. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support throughout 2019. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Have a safe and happy holiday break and see you in 2020! Our hours  over the Christmas and New Year period are as follows; Tuesday 24th Dec 2019 – Open from 8.30am – 4.30pm Wednesday 25th Dec 2019 – Closed Thursday 26th Dec 2019 – Closed Friday 27 through to Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 – Closed Wednesday 01 through to Sunday 05 Jan...

Magnat Cinema Ultra THX 5.2.4 Review

Listening to Magnat speakers in an auditorium in Vannes Nine speakers, two subwoofers, THX Ultra 2 certification, Dolby Atmos? Magnat has gone all out with this multichannel audio system which promises to comply with the most demanding home cinema standards. Does the Magnat Cinema Ultra THX 5.2.4 system live up to the high expectations to which it has given rise? Magnat Cinema Ultra THX 5.2.4: Presentation The Magnat Cinema Ultra THX 5.2.4 system is composed of three Magnat Ultra LCR 100-THX front speakers, two Magnat Cinema Ultra RD 200-THX surround speakers, four Magnat Cinema Ultra AES-400-ATM Dolby Atmos speakers and two Magnat Cinema Ultra Sub 300-THX subwoofers. These eleven speakers are designed...

Test Magnat Cinema Ultra: The Hollywood Sound

THX Ultra2 licensed: Magnat Cinema Ultra, consisting of SUB 300-THX, LCR 100-THX, dipole RD 200-THX and height channel AEH 400-ATM. Set prices from 4.395 Euro (Photo: R. Vogt) Even at the height of the first surround wave, in the 1990s, THX was the benchmark among many German manufacturers. Whether the requirement latte was too high or the label simply did not offer enough incentive to buy, can not be clarified here, but ultimately Speaker Teufel was the only manufacturer left over and occupied for years unchallenged the THX terrain. But now Magnat ventures a new push and already the quite early circulating data...

Hi-Res Audio, High-Res Music: Not the same thing?

Hi-res audio, high-res music: Not the same thing The tracks you’ve ripped from CD are not high resolution, and you won’t find high-res music files at the iTunes, Amazon MP3, or Google Play stores, at least not yet. Upconverting those music files won’t magically transform them into high-resolution tracks, either.  You can’t put in what was never there in the first place. High-Resolution Audio is Not: A 192 kHz up-sampled version of CD An up-sampled and “restored” version of an MP3 A high-resolution digital copy of a vinyl record A high-resolution digital copy of an analog tape A 24-bit recording played...