Test: Amplifier Resolution Audio Cantata 50

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This amplifier is not really hot. But the Viewer is warm, very warm: his eye looks at one of the most, most beautiful, most courageous forms which were ever in the AUDIO listening room. All just for show? The Cantata 50 as an exceptional artist shows no way – also in front of the ears.

  1. Test: amplifier resolution audio Cantata 50
  2. Cantata MC: Perfect partners
  3. Data sheet

Love is blind. But fortunately not numb – maybe even clean. Precisely these thoughts chased through each of the assembled heads of the AUDIO team, the Cantata 50 was launched for the first time to its working. The famous love at first sight. This piece of jewelry is so idiosyncratic, so beautiful, so brave – that also mistrust comes in addition to the Have-do-noise. In the past few years so many grooms met AUDIO, which were often proportionately in the disproportion to its sound potential. More makeup than truth. As a tester, protect itself automatically and takes a reserved attitude. If the Cantata integrated amplifier would sound just as headstrong, beautiful and brave he looks – like a fatal love affair would be inevitable. Better not. Or yet? Read More

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CAT S60 in the Test

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CAT bought his top model S60 a thermal imaging camera and makes it a unique, but also expensive outdoor Smartphone. Who can benefit from the purchase? We have tested the robust Smartphone.

  1. CAT S60 in the test
  2. CAT S60: Smartphone with thermal imaging camera

The rugged and martial-looking outdoor phones from CAT was always something special. At the MWC 2016 who made this reputation once again all honor to the English Bullit group offshoot, and his current top model S60 presented for the first time – that, a thermal imaging camera from the House of FLIR is equipped with. Read More

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Google Pixel XL in the Test

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With the pixel XL buried Google the nexus series, and is a new way to premium instead of cheap the motto now. But the question is: can Google at all expensive? We have set the pixel XL in the test lab.

Google has produced the nexus models always in collaboration with well-known Smartphone manufacturers, HTC, Huawei, LG, and Samsung are the most prominent names. The new pixels (5 inch) and pixel XL (5.5 inches) models are wholly-owned Google smartphones, where the search engine giant has complete control over development, production and sales. The manufacturer of the pixel devices, HTC, acts as a contract manufacturer without the slightest impact on the final product. On housing and packaging so no trace of HTC is to discover, instead, a discreet ‘G’ adorns the back of the Smartphone. Read More

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ASUS Zenpad 3s 10 Test

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The ASUS Zenpad 3s 10 impresses with exquisite design, good facilities and excellent display. Where the Tablet weakens, the test shows.

According to the Mid-range Tablet Zenpad 10 ASUS offers with the Zenpad 3s 10 not only in terms of display quality for the eye. The chassis built integrally made of aluminium suggests, where ASUS with the Zenpad 3s want 10 out. The border is only in the upper area interrupted by plastic, what does not fall on the color good vote. Read More

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Apple EarPods Lightning in the Test

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The iPhone 7 has no headphone jack, the EarPods of Apple’s new get a lightning connection. We have tested the iPhone headphones.

Mobile Apple devices, lightning, this term is long for a universal interface to recharge the battery, for data transfers or to connect of external devices, such as such as microphones or SD card reader. Now, this interface will replace also the good old analog 3.5 mm headphone jack. To do this, accuses Apple of the DAC from the iPhone 7 and transferred him to the headphone cable, which must now necessarily have a lightning connection. The advantage of these essential technical change: The headphone manufacturers have now a decisive influence on the sound quality of the DAC. A high-quality headphones can contain also a better DAC and get even more sound. Read More

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TP-link Archer VR2600v in the Test

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With the Archer VR2600v TP-link offers a new top router, which Ausstattung can quite compete with the champions of the rival AVM. Is he an alternative to the Fritz box? We have the test done.

  1. TP-link Archer VR2600v in the test
  2. TP-link Archer VR2600v: Equipment and configuration

D ie Chinese company TP-link is the world market leader for router and network specialists considered especially powerful and feature-heavy equipment provider. But the company wants more. So it is evident most recently with a new logo and wants to present themselves more as a lifestyle brand. A wide range of smart home solutions, which the Chinese last September at the IFA presented, underlines this claim. Read More

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Medion Akoya S3409 in the Test

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Medion can more than just cheap: we have made us the Medion Akoya S3409 to the test and see how much premium inside the notebook.

The name Medion connects automatically with Aldi, finally is the today’s Lenovo subsidiary sort of like the exclusive supplier of the discounter for technology products of all kinds. Also the well-received – at least in Earlier years – at irregular intervals offered “Aldi notebooks” come from the House of Medion. About also sells the hardware specialist a wide range of electronic devicesn on its own account through his Web store. Value for money – talk: is Ordinary quality at a reasonable price – in principle in the foreground. But every now and then the manufacturer dares to also take a trip into the higher price segment. Read More

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play in the Test

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While other slider off a Schreibtastatur, the Sony Ericsson Xperia play uncovered a gamepad, made famous by the PlayStation. Lucky punch or own goal?

  1. Sony Ericsson Xperia play in the test
  2. Games for the Xperia play
  3. Data sheet
  4. Rating

With the Xperia play, Sony Ericsson occupies a very pointed niche. The symbiosis between Smartphone and game console combines two worlds: from the Android Smartphone is a portable video game console – in the blink of an eye and vice versa.

The gamepad of the PlayStation certified Smartphone exposed by pushing away the screen is somewhat similar to the classic PS controller directional pad and action with shoulder buttons, alone the analog sticks for 360-degree movements are executed as sensor surfaces here. Read More

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Three Crazy Cars with Top Equipment

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They are the winners of the Phoenix gold Installer challenge: a BMW of 3 series compact, a Honda Civic type R and a seat Ibiza. All three cars are not only visually departed, they offer absolute top equipment by Phoenix gold. With large picture gallery – click through!

Phoenix Gold takes off just with AIV as a new distribution partner. The cult brand in the United States has everything in the program, which is required for the construction of a big plant out of car radios. Accessories for a perfect power and insulation there at the second US cult brand Stinger, which is also at AIV in distribution. The installation team from the large accessories catalogue of AIV could order what here not there. Read More

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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
  2. Data sheet

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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