seen here first worldwide and making its first appearance is Music Hall's mmf-7.1 (€1299) turntable. It features a dual layer plinth, carbon fiber tonearm, a separate/isolated motor, stainless steel bearing, and acrylic platter... Tonearm and Goldring Eroica MC cartridge is included in the price.
Now imagine yourself an engineer who loved vinyl. You have no life, no wife, plenty of metal fabrication machines and want to build the ultimate vision of what you feel a turntable should be. The above photo might be what you
Beyerdynamic had a booth with plenty of listening opportunity for the head-fi'er. Many new products were launched at this show including their DT860, DT660, and DT440. The new headphone amplifier, A1 (€990), is solid state and an outstanding frequency response from 1Hz to 100kHz! Of course low noise and maximum 18dB amplification.
Natural Sound guys Yamaha were at the in full force with many new products from source to amplification and loudspeakers.
Ultrasone showed their all new Edition 9 (€1500) closed back headphone that futures S-Logic, mu shielding, a 40mm titanium-plated Mylar driver and has a frequency range from 8Hz to 35kHz. S-Logic is where the driver is decentralized and a bit lower so the whole outer ear is included in the hearing process. This produces a more surround sound experience versus that of an in-ear monitor
WBT had their production version of the 0102 male RCA connector (€30 each) that has a more stable main body as it is made from solid brass that is gold plated, versus another version that employs plastic for the main body. The center and outer contacts are the same. Bandwidth is upwards of 2MHz on this new unit due to the metal body, whereas the plastic body can handle a higher 1GHz.
Norbert Lehmann was showing two different prototypes of his new headphone amplifier targeted to retail at around (€350).
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