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Pioneer BDP-140, the Budget 3D, SACD and DLNA Blu-Ray Player

Pioneer announced this morning in Japan the BDP-140, a new budget 3D Blu-Ray player that will be launched at the end of September in Japan at around 20,000 Yen. The BDP-140 comes with the full support of both Blu-Ray and 3D Blu-Ray dis[...]
Pioneer BDP-140, the Budget 3D, SACD and DLNA Blu-Ray Player
Pioneer BDP-140, the Budget 3D, SACD and DLNA Blu-Ray Player

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Sony add new Slim Networked 3D Blu-Ray players in Japan

Sony announced yesterday the BDP-S480 (28,000 Yen) and BDP-S380 (22,000 Yen), a new series of ultra slim 36mm tall and 192mm long (depth) Network Blu-Ray player compatible with Japanese VOD services as well as YouTube and that comes wi[...]
Sony add new Slim Networked 3D Blu-Ray players in Japan
Sony add new Slim Networked 3D Blu-Ray players in JapanSony add new Slim Networked 3D Blu-Ray players in Japan

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Denon finally introduces its latest 3D Universal Blu-Ray player, the DBP-1611UD in Japan

Announced earlier this year in Europe and North America and widely available overseas since this summer, the DBP-1611UD, Denon latest 3D Universal Blu-Ray player will finally be available in Japan within this month (December). Supporti[...]
Denon finally introduces its latest 3D Universal Blu-Ray player, the DBP-1611UD in Japan
Denon finally introduces its latest 3D Universal Blu-Ray player, the DBP-1611UD in Japan

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TAD introduces one new High-End Pre-Amp and two new Power Amp in Japan

TAD is a high-end audio line-up from Pioneer, and today TAD (Technical Audio Devices laboratories Inc), announced in Japan a new series of High-end audio systems including the TAD-C2000, a DAC Pre-Amp sold at 1,995,000 Yen (17,800€ or [...]
TAD introduces one new High-End Pre-Amp and two new Power Amp in Japan
TAD introduces one new High-End Pre-Amp and two new Power Amp in JapanTAD introduces one new High-End Pre-Amp and two new Power Amp in JapanTAD introduces one new High-End Pre-Amp and two new Power Amp in Japan

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Marantz revamp is audio-line with 3D and Internet Streaming features

Engadget reports that Marantz unveiled last Thursday a completely refreshed line-up of AV goodies. With 13 New models ranging from the Blu-Ray player, the SACD Player the Universal Player that Support Blu-Ray, SACD, MP3, DivX as well a[...]
Marantz revamp is audio-line with 3D and Internet Streaming features
Marantz revamp is audio-line with 3D and Internet Streaming featuresMarantz revamp is audio-line with 3D and Internet Streaming featuresMarantz revamp is audio-line with 3D and Internet Streaming featuresMarantz revamp is audio-line with 3D and Internet Streaming featuresMarantz revamp is audio-line with 3D and Internet Streaming features

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Sony new SACD player shipping next month

Sony Japan announced today its latest SACD player, the SCD-XE800. Schedule to be sold around the end of august at 37,800 Yen our entry-level SACD comes with Sony’s DSD (Direct Stream Digital) technology enabling a pure and perfect sound quality.
Sony new SACD player shipping next month
Sony new SACD player shipping next month

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Marantz add a new SACD Player with USB/iPhone support and 2 Amp to its catalog.

Marantz announced yesterday its latest SACD player the SA8004 in Japan. Made not only for audiophile, the SACD/CD players also comes with a USB DAC enabling you to enjoy files stores on a USB Thumb-key for example or on your iPhone/iPo[...]
Marantz add a new SACD Player with USB/iPhone support and 2 Amp to its catalog.
Marantz add a new SACD Player with USB/iPhone support and 2 Amp to its catalog.Marantz add a new SACD Player with USB/iPhone support and 2 Amp to its catalog.Marantz add a new SACD Player with USB/iPhone support and 2 Amp to its catalog.Marantz add a new SACD Player with USB/iPhone support and 2 Amp to its catalog.Marantz add a new SACD Player with USB/iPhone support and 2 Amp to its catalog.

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Denon unveiled 3D-ready Blu-Ray Players

Denon expanded its Universal Blu-Ray Disc player lineup with two new models which boast above all to be 3D-ready (via firmware upate in the fall). The new BR players, namely DBP-2011UDCI and DBP-1611UD, are also capable of internet acc[...]
Denon unveiled 3D-ready Blu-Ray Players

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Denon New AMP and SA-CD players now iPod friendly

The new DCD-1500SE (SA-CD player) featuring a new Audio Processor “Advanced AL 32 Processor” matching the sound quality of high-end models like the DSD-SX, also comes with a USB port making our little player iPod Compatible as well as [...]
Denon New AMP and SA-CD players now iPod friendly
Denon New AMP and SA-CD players now iPod friendlyDenon New AMP and SA-CD players now iPod friendlyDenon New AMP and SA-CD players now iPod friendlyDenon New AMP and SA-CD players now iPod friendlyDenon New AMP and SA-CD players now iPod friendly

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Sony’s new BDP-S470 jumps into the 3D world too!

Panasonic start the ball rolling with the first Blu-Ray Player and Burner combo 3D capable, and it is now time for Sony to do just the same with the BDP-S470. Now the good news however for previous generation BD player including the BD[...]
Sony’s new BDP-S470 jumps into the 3D world too!
Sony’s new BDP-S470 jumps into the 3D world too!Sony’s new BDP-S470 jumps into the 3D world too!Sony’s new BDP-S470 jumps into the 3D world too!

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RZ-1, Esoteric new All in one SACD player

TEAC high-end audio line-up Esoteric released this morning in Japan, their latest slim all in one SACD player with Amp the RZ-1. Announced at over 360 000 Yen, our new SACD player features a USB connector (input), an AK4392 DAC as well[...]
RZ-1, Esoteric new All in one SACD player

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Pioneer’s new TAD-D600 player is the most magnificient player ever of the industry

It’s been quite a while since I haven’t been impressed by the design of a SACD and CD player, but Pioneer’s TAD-D600 is what I call a masterpiece. However, beauty is just one thing, another important thing here is the capacity of the T[...]
Pioneer’s new TAD-D600 player is the most magnificient player ever of the industry
Pioneer’s new TAD-D600 player is the most magnificient player ever of the industryPioneer’s new TAD-D600 player is the most magnificient player ever of the industry

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Marantz to Release Their Blu-ray Multi Player Wonders in Japan Next Month

The UD8004 is Marantz’s latest Blu-ray multi player. This SACD and BD player will be released in Japan at the end of November and sold for a little over 260,000 Yen (€1900). Based on the same architecture as the UD9004 and sharin[...]
Marantz to Release Their Blu-ray Multi Player Wonders in Japan Next Month

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Marantz Unleashes Their High-end Blu-ray, SACD Player in Japan, the UD9004

Here’s Marantz’s latest monster, the UD9004. Despite its lack of DVD audio support, it’s fully compatible with DVD video, Blu-ray and SACD. Featuring a 10-bit Silicon Optix REALTA chipset, 14-bit video DAC, an SD card[...]
Marantz Unleashes Their High-end Blu-ray, SACD Player in Japan, the UD9004

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Pioneer Unleashes Their Latest Premium Amp, SACD Player, and FM Tuner Combo

Dedicated to only a niche of audiophiles, here’s Pioneer’s latest “combo” premium audio combo. Composed of three separate elements, Pioneer gives us a choice between the 9MK2 and 6MK2 Series. 9MK2 Series : Premium Amp A-A9M[...]
Pioneer Unleashes Their Latest Premium Amp, SACD Player, and FM Tuner Combo
Pioneer Unleashes Their Latest Premium Amp, SACD Player, and FM Tuner ComboPioneer Unleashes Their Latest Premium Amp, SACD Player, and FM Tuner ComboPioneer Unleashes Their Latest Premium Amp, SACD Player, and FM Tuner Combo

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PDX-Z10, Pioneer’s Latest SACD Player

If you own SACDs… Like say almost no one (I said ALMOST no one), you’ll be pleased to hear/listen (ok, stupid joke) about Pioneer’s latest SACD player, the PDX-Z10. Beside the obvious SACD thingy, the PDX-Z10 is an interest[...]
PDX-Z10, Pioneer’s Latest SACD Player
PDX-Z10, Pioneer’s Latest SACD Player

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Denon Universal SACD-DVD and BD Player… Postponed Again

Back in December 2008, Denon announced the world’s first universal SACD-DVD-BD player, the DVD-A1UD. Postponed to March, Denon announced that finally it maybe available in May of this year… So if you’re expecting this littl[...]
Denon Universal SACD-DVD and BD Player…  Postponed Again

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SA-50, TEAC’s Latest SACD and CD Esoteric Player

Have a little over 400,000 Yen to spend (€)3270? Guess what, TEAC has EXACTLY what you’re looking for, the SA-50, TEAC’s latest Esoteric SACD and CD player. It features a VOSP optical drive module, USB port for plugging int[...]
SA-50, TEAC’s Latest SACD and CD Esoteric Player
SA-50, TEAC’s Latest SACD and CD Esoteric PlayerSA-50, TEAC’s Latest SACD and CD Esoteric Player

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Denon Unveiles the World’s First Universal SACD-DVD-BD Player

Yesterday Denon introduced the world’s first universal SACD/DVD/Blu-ray player, the DVD-A1UD. It comes with two HDMI 1.3 output, 1080/60p & 1080/24, SD/SDHC card slot, 7.1-channel analog outputs, Denon link 4th Technology, D.I.P.C[...]
Denon Unveiles the World’s First Universal SACD-DVD-BD Player

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Sony Announces the Release Date and Price for Their Latest AV Amplifier, the TA-DA5400ES

Just after being awarded at the European Imaging and Sound Association 2008 (EISA), Sony announced the release date and prices of their latest AV amplifier ES Line-up for Japan. The TA-DA54000ES, a 7.1 Home Theater Receiver, combines 1[...]
Sony Announces the Release Date and Price for Their Latest AV Amplifier, the TA-DA5400ES
Sony Announces the Release Date and Price for Their Latest AV Amplifier, the TA-DA5400ESSony Announces the Release Date and Price for Their Latest AV Amplifier, the TA-DA5400ESSony Announces the Release Date and Price for Their Latest AV Amplifier, the TA-DA5400ESSony Announces the Release Date and Price for Their Latest AV Amplifier, the TA-DA5400ESSony Announces the Release Date and Price for Their Latest AV Amplifier, the TA-DA5400ES

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Three New Pioneer DVD and SACD Players

Beginning in May and continuing to July, Pioneer Japan will release three new DVD and SACD players: DV-610AV, featuring HDMI output, upscaling, SACD, DSD, USB port, and CD to USB recording. Our player supports the following media : WMV[...]
Three New Pioneer DVD and SACD Players
Three New Pioneer DVD and SACD Players

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DivX and WMV for the PS3 !

Good news for PS3 owners with the brand new 2.10 firmware! This one finally makes it DivX and WMV compatible, whether you play it from HDD or network (DLNA)! Unfortunately, the DivX 3.11 are NOT supported, same goes for the DRM WMV, an[...]
DivX and WMV for the PS3 !

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