Architectural Audio is proud to announce the addition of HEGEL Music Systems into our exceptional roster of offerings.  Hegel is the brain child of Bent Holter, a Semi-conductor physicist as well as a musician.  Mr. Holter worked on transistors at the molecular level and earned a couple of patents that are being utilized in Hegel's amplifiers and digital products.  The company has been around for about 30 years and continue to make inroads due to its technical know how, but more importantly for sounding extremely musical!
     
   
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
       
       
 
Other Featured Products  
   
Naim S400 Loudspeakers  
 
   
The Ovator loudspeaker represents another 'first' for Naim. The design is the first high-end loudspeaker to employ a Balanced Mode Radiator. This clever device covers the audio spectrum from 380Hz upwards to beyond the limits of human perception, which means that, unlike conventional loudspeakers, it has no crossover right in the middle of the critical voice region to affect its performance.  
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M2 Tech's Hi-Face and Young are back in Stock  
   
 
   
The future of digital music is in downloadable files stored in some sort of magnetic memory such as a hard drive or SSD. Needless to say, M2 Tech is in the forefront of this development.  Hi-Face is a digital output interface that bridges your computer and DAC. Young on the other hand is a DAC that has a built in interface that accepts USB, S/PDIF, AES/EBU and Toslink inputs.  All units are capable of playing various audio digital formats in Hi-Resolution.  
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  PRODUCT REVIEWS  
           
    Naim SuperUniti - What Hi-Fi (Nov. 2011)  
    ... the SuperUniti is the best all-in-one streamer to date.  
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    Naim ND5 XS - HiFi Choice (Oct. 2011)  
    The way the ND5 XS makes music simply makes you feel good to be alive.  
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    Naim NDX - What Hi-Fi (July 2011)  
    If sound quality is your priority, the NDX has to be the high-end media player of choice at this time.  
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    Dynavector 20x mk2 - 6moons.com  
    Which leaves us with the Dynavector 20X-2, surprisingly one of the cheapest cartridges I auditioned over the past six months yet the one I selected in the end.  
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    Magico V2 - Doug Schneider, Soundstage.com  
    It may carry a five-digit price tag, but the V2 is more than a mere status trophy -- it’s a true audiophile-grade performer with an overall sound quality that makes it the best passive loudspeaker I’ve ever reviewed.  
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  Naim UnitiQUTE - What Hi Fi (Nov. 2010)  
    The UnitiQute is capable of delivering a big sound, and has amazing flexibility. Naim had better crank up production: this little system is going to be big.  
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  Audience Au24 "e" - Brian Damkroger, Stereophile  
    ...they compare favorably with other reference-quality cables, not only as an overall package of strengths and weaknesses, but line by line, in any sort of audiophile accounting... unrealistic to pronounce any one cable "the best"—but you can't go wrong with Audience's Au24e family. They're superb.  
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    Naim's Superline - Michael Fremer, Stereophile  
    Overall, how good is the Naim Superline-SuperCap2? It's among a handful of the best phono preamps I've ever heard, and-along with the Boulder 2008, the Connoiseur Definitions 4.0, and maybe one or two others - one of the quietest.  
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    Naim Dac - What Hi-Fi  
   

All of Naim's fanatical attention to detail pays dividends here: that much is obvious from the moment the DAC starts doing its job. Its performance is clearly in another league to anything we've heard before.  
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  LATEST NEWS    
           
    Magico Announces its Newest Reference Loudspeaker, the Q7! December 2011  
    The journey to create the finest unlimited class loudspeaker in the world has stretched the very boundaries of what is technically and creatively possible in loudspeaker design.Expanding the performance envelope of the paradigm shifting Q-Series has been an exponentially challenging task, setting even higher benchmarks than those achieved by our groundbreaking Q5. Our challenge at the outset was to blend radically new and cutting-edge technologies into a reference loudspeaker, which from the faintest whisper to the most eardeafening sound-pressure levels maintains a yet unheard degree of composure and fidelity. This challenge has been met. The result is a cost-no-object loudspeaker of limitless dynamics, high efficiency, extreme extension and redefined transparency. Everything we have expected and something we could have never imagined. Magico is proud to unveil the Q7.  
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    Magico Introduces the S5! December 2011  
    After an incredible five years since the Magico V3’s first release, we are excited to introduce its successor, the S5. This three-way, four-driver floorstanding loudspeaker borrows heavily from the peerless Q-Series' technological arsenal and employs new manufacturing techniques to create what is the most value-laden Magico loudspeaker yet.    
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    Naim has announced the addition of a new slimline network player to its XS Series. October 2011  
    The ND5 XS network player is a network-connected separates source. It offers UPnP streaming up to 24bit/192kHz resolution over the home network, either from network-attached storage or a hard disk player / server, such as Naim's HDX or UnitiServe models. It has an in-built internet radio tuner and features Naim's Choice: a pre-loaded list of Naim's favourite internet radio stations, including an exclusive 320kbps stream from Radio Paradise. It features a front-panel USB socket for digitally-connected iPod, MP3 players and memory sticks and three S/PDIF inputs for connection to external digital sources, such as a CD player. An optional FM/DAB tuner module is also available.   
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    Naim Expands Fraim Range with FraimLite (Equipment Support System) March 2011  
    Fraimlite, the entry-level model in the Fraim range, provides the perfect equipment support system for Naim and other hi-fi equipment. A stripped back version of Naim's reference Fraim, FraimLite operates on the same principles, providing a rigid, self-levelling platform for supported hi-fi equipment that isolates hi-fi separates from each other and their environment. Its simplified design results in a more affordable and simpler-to-set-up equipment support system that still looks stunning in a modern domestic listening room.  
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    Magico Announces its Newest Loudspeaker, the Q3!  
    Magico LLC, the leader in high-performance loudspeakers design and manufacture, is proud to announce the unveiling of its newest loudspeaker, the Magico Q3: a 5-driver, 3-way floorstander housed in a fully-braced, fully-damped, aluminum and brass, hard-anodized enclosure. Featuring a complete set of Magico-designed drivers including the 3 new 7” Nano-Tech® woofers that have been developed to deliver overall system efficiency of 90 dB; the Q3 is the first Magico loudspeaker to achieve this sensitivity rating. This allows the Q3 to be satisfactorily powered by high quality amplifiers with as few as 30 Watts.  
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    Naim Adds New Model to Ovator Range  
    Naim has announced the expansion of the Ovator loudspeaker range with the launch of the Ovator S-400 at this year's Top Audio Show in Milan. The S-400 is the latest addition to the Ovator range and joins its bigger brother: the S-600. The S-400 takes the design cues and engineering principles of the 60 Litre S-600 and packages them into a 40 Litre cabinet with two 6.5inch Bass units and one 46mm Balanced Mode Radiator.  
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    Dali Ikon Mk2 Wins the Prestigious EISA Award 2010!  
    Thanks to a comprehensive list of improvements, the second edition of DALI's well-reviewed IKON Series of speakers represents much more than subtle update. Valorized drivers, an enhanced finish, stronger enclosure construction and a completely new crossover network ensure a sound that towers over similarly priced rivals.  
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    Naim Ovator S-600 in Top 10 Greatest Speakers  
    The Ovator S-600 has been declared one of the top 10 greatest loudspeakers in a recent listing by Steve Guttenberg in his Audiophiliac blog, as posted on cNet.  
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