Product Spotlight – Tony’s Picks
TAGS: Audiophile | Bluesound Node 2i | Hi-Fi | High-End Audio | KEF R11 | Rega Brio
Bluesound Node 2i (by NAD)
- Hi-res streaming hub offers an instant upgrade to nearly any system, providing quality sound and easy control at an affordable price.
- Includes nearly every input or output you could need to connect it to any piece of audio gear, be it new or old, big or small. (Bluetooth I/O, optical I/O, coax output, analogue I/O, and even a subwoofer output) Hook up your turntable or CD player and stream the music to any room in the house.
- Sounds great on its own, or can be easily upgraded with an outboard DAC.
- The Bluesound app interface is user-friendly and makes searching for music, organizing your favorite albums and playlists, and controlling music playback convenient and easy. Offers smooth integration with popular music streaming services like Tidal and Spotify.
McIntosh MA252 - Hybrid design - vacuum tube preamp and solid state power amp
TAGS: Audiophile | Hi-Fi | High-End Audio | McIntosh | Tube Amp
The MA252 Integrated Amplifier is the first hybrid integrated amplifier from McIntosh. Taking retro design cues from the legendary McIntosh MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier, the MA252 combines the best of vacuum tube and solid state circuit design to create an amplifier that’s both visually and sonically stunning.
"Carved like a boat designed to surf all the waves of music." Listening to it proved it to be "fast, powerful, precise... but without losing the sublime McIntosh charm." Presented with ON Magazine Top Audio Award. - ON Magazine
Put real-time color control at your fingertips via your mobile device
TAGS: Home Automation System | Lifestyle | Lighting | Lutron | Savant Systems
Savant, a leader in smart home technology, has released their next generation TrueImage lighting software, forever changing the way homeowners interact with their smart home ecosystem. TrueImage uniquely leverages Savant's patented virtual lighting concepts allowing users to experience virtual lights in any room on their mobile devices. Users can easily change dimming levels and RGB colors simply by tapping the virtual light. TrueImage greatly reduces lighting complexity and takes home automation to a different level. And it's fun!