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Headphone Amplifier: EternalArts KHV

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Tube Headphone amplifiers are a rarity – especially if they are specifically designed for a very specific set of headphones. This makes the curious… AUDIO tested how well the eternal Arts KHV actually with the high fliers of Sennheiser’s HD800 plays – and whether he can help other headphones to flights of fancy.

  1. Headphone amplifier: EternalArts KHV
  2. Data sheet

It reads through the product information and data sheets from Eternal Arts and you have the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Burkhard Saleem, the mastermind and Chief Executive of the company, it happened fast one. Within minutes you will be put in the heyday of the cathode: the time of the HiFi tube devices had reached its technical Zenith as new developments were becoming rarer and rarer. The time when high-Ender nights tinkered to get the most out of their devices often called dying breed sound – around by replacing the ignition plunger. Read More

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Review: ATC SCM 11

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At the small SCM 11 (1450 euro), pit builders of ATC were mainly on precision: the small closed plays very neutral, raises fine on room lighting next with a scary and dry low.

  1. Review: ATC SCM 11
  2. Data sheet

Even for HiFi conditions, ATC is a manufacturer of amazing continuity. You do with fashionable trends and technical innovations only in exceptional cases, most recently such as introduction of active technology in the 1980s years. Read More

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Review: Headphones Sony MDR-Z1000

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After design and lifestyle models, Sony with the MDR-Z1000 (500 euros) will send a classic black, but versatile high-end headphones in the race again.

  1. Review: headphones Sony MDR-Z1000
  2. Data sheet

HiFi headphones from Sony sound always convinced in recent years and gave no cause for criticism. But headphones serve not only the music playback: the design must be – especially when they are worn outside as “headdress”.

Now, Sony brings a listener in a classic bar design on the market, which has technically to offer and will be interesting with an impedance measured 24 ohms for mobile gamers. Also, the MDR-Z1000 is easy only 270 grams and does not become a challenge for the neck muscles so even with extended wear. Read More

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PMC DB1 I in the Test

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The PMC DB1 i (1500 euro per pair) is a transparent and airy playing box, which is also quiet and confident with unstable amps.

  1. PMC DB1 I in the test
  2. Data sheet

A transmission belongs to the technical specialties, which you can at the very least in a small compact box would guess 15 centimeters. This special form of the bass channel was popular in the 1990s mainly in oversized standing speakers , and was regarded among fans as the ultimate for voluminous and yet musically accurate bass. The lines had but practical disadvantages: to play deep, they long had to be, the appropriate boxes were big and heavy. Read More

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Review: KEF Q300

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The new KEF Q300 (600 euro per pair) plays incredibly homogeneous and clean, with deeper and more stable space figure and an exceptionally good bass performance.

  1. Review: KEF Q300
  2. Data sheet

With Q-series featured the 2010 KEF dared a complete fresh start in terms of design and subjected those brand-typical coaxial full range driver, profound changes to the proven uni-Q array. As edgy as the two-way box Q 300 was more long no speaker. Read More

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Testbox Stand MAGNAT Quantum 657

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New MAGNAT quantum 657 (800 Euro per pair) is a beautiful voice box with great ESS and huge figure.

  1. Testbox stand MAGNAT quantum 657
  2. Data sheet

The significant distance ingredients of their class afford magnate new Quantum-650er series: anodized aluminum ceramic membrane and flow-optimized Carbon fiber baskets at all three Konustönern as well as an extra large 30 mm fabric dome in addition to exactly calculated sound leadership. They are in the case which goes through quantum almost as Horn attachment and makes considerably narrow the angle of the tweeter in the presence and brilliance. Read More

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Review: SUB 12 Subwoofer Canton

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The new SUB 12 of Canton (800 euros) offers a deep bass-promoting passive membrane and sly additional filters. All at an attractive price.

  1. Review: SUB 12 subwoofer Canton
  2. Data sheet

Much much help, according to this somewhat simple motto bass fans have been long time subwoofer. In real life however, shows that imposing chassis and high level reserves alone make no one happy. Read More

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Canton GLE 490.2 in the Test

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The Canton GLE 490.2 (800 Euro per pair) thrilled with their dynamics, balance and image accuracy that was rarely available in the price range.

  1. Canton GLE 490.2 in the test
  2. Data sheet

The GLE 490, which now receives a successor with the GLE 490.2 was one of the best selling boxes of again best selling German manufacturer Canton. The Statthalters represents the claim to put into practice the principle of “value for money” in ideal way: 800 Euro you get solid, clear two also suitable for party standing speakers with aluminum grille adapted on the sound wall color. Read More

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Test: Magico Q5 Loudspeaker

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Magico is the metal Q5 his superior M5 to the page. The new costs less and sounds even more clearly.

  1. Test: Magico Q5 loudspeaker
  2. Data sheet

Just twelve months have passed since the test the Magico M5, but the towering superbox has long grown us testers at the heart. The flagship of the American boxing forge as an incorruptible working device in stereoplay in use is almost daily.

Already follows the next surprise: Magico M5 is the new Q5 to the page. It is more elaborate and trading still considerably cheaper. The savings is currently a whopping 40,000 euros per couple. But care: the latest addition to the Magico is with a sensitivity of only around 80 decibels from 2 volts once well 3 decibels quieter than the sister model, and thus one of the most performance-intensive transducer, we know. The Diva with the impedance curve which reaches a minimum of 2.3 ohms bass shows that she is really demanding. Read More

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Test: Speaker ELAC FS 58.2

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A full-blown box at a fair price: This goal was also the Northern flagship brand ELAC. With the concept of the FS 58.2 (700 Euro per pair) – has strong 3-way construction in medium-sized stand boxes housing – a striking resemblance to the FS 68.2, which is however also 200 euros more expensive.

  1. Test: speaker ELAC FS 58.2
  2. Data sheet

The absence of the high-gloss baffle will know the budget Elacianer it to get over. Also comes with the small FS 58.2 used slightly less elaborately built chassis material: a single inch fabric dome, which plays down to 2500 Hz , a 14 cm high, but only up to 600 Hz down enough midrange, and ultimately powerful 17-woofer with double bass reflex tube. Read More

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Boston A 360 in the Test

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The first real speakers new development of Boston for a long time, harks back to a legendary name: the A-series, with the one caused sensation in the 1980s.

  1. Boston A 360 in the test
  2. Data sheet

To do most everything right you got help, Know-How and the unerring ear of Karl-Heinz Fink, who is responsible for the development and coordination of countless successful speaker. Read More

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ALK CoPilot Live for Android in the Test

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The sophisticated and functional ALK CoPilot playing far forward and is recommended for daily use.

  1. ALK CoPilot Live for Android in the test
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Although NAVIGON has displaced the ALK CoPilot Live at the Android navigation systems from the top, but a good buy is still the app. The software is available at rates between 20 and 55 euro in the Android market and can be loaded directly via Wi-FI on your mobile phone. Depending on country version gigabyte incurred up to 2 data, so that one should keep his space and Internet fees in the eye. Read More

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Sygic GPS Navigaton for Android in the Test

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The navigation app from Sygic aura replaces the predecessor – and like with a nice user interface and many improvements.

  1. Sygic GPS Navigaton for Android in the test
  2. Data sheet

“Aura” becomes “GPS navigation”-why Sygic already has renamed his Navi app, us is incomprehensible. But it was drum, the new app makes spontaneously from its uncomplicated handling friends: you can download it free from the market store, then pull the desired map via Wi-FI – and a test week is it still up there. Read More

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Google Maps Navigation Test

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Free with any Android phone, Google Maps Navigation is the hurdle that is to take it.

  1. Google maps navigation test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

The Google Maps Navigation is already installed on all Android phones from OS version 2.1. You have to navigate to charge only a free text-to-speech software and any updates from the Android market – and away you go.

Thanks to deep integration into the operating system, currently no other system Google maps in terms of user-friendliness can range the water: the app lets start up easily from all parts of the system; You can give addresses from all parts. Read More

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Appello Wiseman Pilot for Android in the Test

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Consistent offboard navigation: the Wisepilot can be downloaded for free, will cost a fee of navigation, however.

  1. Appello Wiseman pilot for Android in the test
  2. Data sheet

The Wisepilot of the Swedish provider of Appello systems was installed to date only on some Sony Ericsson mobile phones – now you can download the software for several months in the Android market also on all other Android phones. The conditions are fair: the user gets a free week of testing before he can extend the Navi for 1.49 Euro (per day), 5.95 euros (three months) or 59.95 euro (life of the device, both for the European version). Read More

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NDrive for Android in the Test

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The former price breaker has grown up, and offers a competitive Navi – unfortunately still without slowdowns.

  1. NDrive for Android in the test
  2. Data sheet

NDrive noticed above all to its bargain offers a year ago – the navigation app there was even under ten euros at the time in part. Those days are gone: the Europe version fails with 39 euros, ROOF will cost 19 euros. Read More

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Skobbler for Android in the Test

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Skobbler once was a pioneer of the free navigation apps – thanks to the open street map. However, the biggest competitor is Google.

  1. Skobbler for Android in the test
  2. Data sheet

Skobbler for Android smartphones is completely free, unlike the iPhone version – but needs online access because the cards each time on the new ones from the Internet are loaded. Skobbler is based on the open street map, a project launched by Internet users and growing. Read More

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Floorstanding Speaker N Ovator S 400

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The Ovator S 400 (4200 euro per pair) by Naim is a small S 600 to nearly half the price. The sound is gigantic.

  1. Floorstanding speaker n Ovator S 400
  2. Data sheet

At the Naim Ovator S 600, which is only available for a good year, the high-end community have learned very quickly, what is offered you a Pearl. The test bombs results in stereoplay may have played a role. Obviously the S 600 in trade can compete very well – because it sounds kinda nice and interesting, but completely engaging and highly homogeneous. Read More

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Compact Speaker Lambert BL 10

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Liquid nitrogen and kugelfester insulation material: Lande small Birdland 10 (7,000 euros per pair) is pure high-tech and sound pleasure.

  1. Compact speaker Lambert BL 10
  2. Data sheet

Norbert Lindemann, head of the eponymous high end manufacture, has a different approach to perfect reproduction than its competitors in many areas. Where for example a Alon Wolf by Magico on his speakers on Earth satellite (see test Magico Q5) sets, so familiar Munich on relatively light body – as before, the BBC monitors were built. So he’s for its two standing speakers swing! and Boogie! – and of course now only at the smallest Member of the Birdland series. Read More

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Sony Ericsson Yendo in the Test

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Compact body and a touch screen instead of buttons: The W8 falls through the cracks and makes a proper figure as phone yet.

  1. Sony Ericsson Yendo in the test
  2. Data sheet

So far was the unwritten rule: A touch screen there is only if you have enough space for it. Sony Ericsson wants to know nothing about it and missed a touch-sensitive display the 88 gram of light collaborates in the Matchbox format. On the front is only a button that always leads back to the standby mode. The rest is controlled via the touch screen. Read More

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LG C300 in the Test

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What looks like a Smartphone turns out to be solid-of-the-art mobile with a typewriter keyboard.

  1. LG C300 in the test
  2. Data sheet

Why the LG C300 non smart is enough to go through as a Smartphone? LG uses on a closed operating system, the functionality of the C300 can be therefore at best with simple Java applications. A few are also XING, especially those where you can – well use the ordinary keyboard, for example, small programs for Facebook, Twitter, already installed. Read More

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Review: Subwoofer Paradigm Studio Sub 15

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With the Studio Sub 15 (3200 euro), Canadians of paradigm have created a closed end woofer with extreme performance reserves, can totally convince with his strength and outstanding dynamics.

  1. Review: subwoofer paradigm Studio Sub 15
  2. Data sheet

Should the transmission range be extended from 40 to 20 hertz in a subwoofer, so a quadrupling of the stroke of the diaphragm is necessary. Because diaphragm displacement increased not any, only a corresponding expansion of the vibrating surface remains as an alternative. Exactly, the Canadian manufacturer of paradigm breaks this way at his Studio Sub 15. Read More

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Review: Subwoofer Velodyne SPL 1200 Ultra

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The closed Velodyne SPL 1200 ultra (2100 euros) is elegant and elegant designed Precision woofer with integrated calibration function. Sonically the SPL is almost ideal, he plays extraordinarily lifelike and accurately.

  1. Review: subwoofer Velodyne SPL 1200 ultra
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The 22 kilo SPL 1200 ultra is the largest model in the of the American manufacturer Velodyne SPL series. Electronics, filter and front panel correspond to the smaller models, volume and surface area are however abundant failed. Thus, higher level reserves and a lower lower limiting frequency go hand in hand. Read More

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Review: Subwoofer Klipsch SW 311

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The Klipsch SW 311 (1900 euros) is a markedly space-saving cube-shaped with two passive drivers and Rau mine measurement directly on the device. It sounds very corporeal and punchy and never noisy even at higher levels.

  1. Review: subwoofer Klipsch SW 311
  2. Data sheet

Dark grey and strictly cube-shaped, the Klipsch SW 311 works outwardly very neutral and restrained. The edge length is compact 33 centimeters, only the depth is a little lush due to the connectors on the back. There are three RCA jacks, but not control or filter. Read More

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Medion GoPal X 4345 in the Test

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Chic and comfortable: The Medion X 4345 offers all kinds of comforts and also convinces in terms of navigation.

  1. Medion GoPal X 4345 in the test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

The first three things that say on the Medion GoPals X 4345 (279 euro) in relation to its predecessor are faster, prettier and more comfortable – this can be. The Medion not least because of the black chromefarbenen frame that surrounded the 4.7-inch display is beautiful. A fingerprint sensor, which should protect the pretty pilot from thieves sits at the right edge of the housing. In the newcomers, the working current software go 5.5 PAL. Read More

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