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From Apple TV to Squeezebox to Transporters to Sooloos to Kaleidescape servers - most modern home theater and audiophile systems now run on some form of media server or computer. The developments in this category come fast and furious. If you want to stay on top of the latest trends, news and press releases in the world of MP3, music download, server products, iPod docks, iPads and beyond - then this page here on HomeTheaterReview.com is for you.

Astell&Kern Debuts New A&ultima SP1000 Hi-Res Audio Player

Astell&Kern Debuts New A&ultima SP1000 Hi-Res Audio Player

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At the High End 2017 show in Munich this week, Astell&Kern will debut the new high-end SP1000 hi-res audio player. The first model in the company's new A&ultima line (nope, that's not a typo), the SP1000 features a new DAC... Read More

 
Astell&Kern Introduces the $999 KANN Hi-Res Audio Player

Astell&Kern Introduces the $999 KANN Hi-Res Audio Player

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In May, Astell&Kern will release a new portable hi-res audio player called the KANN. This is Astell&Kern's first sub-$1,000 model to support native playback of 32-bit/384-kHz PCM and DSD, up to DSD256. It has 64 GB of internal memory and... Read More

 
Cary Audio's AiOS Music System Now Supports MQA

Cary Audio's AiOS Music System Now Supports MQA

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Cary Audio has announced that its AiOS all-in-one music system now supports the MQA file format. MQA fits higher-resolution audio in a smaller-sized file; you can learn more about it in our story Is MQA the Future of HD Music?.... Read More

 
Bryston Announces BDP-3 Digital Music Player

Bryston Announces BDP-3 Digital Music Player

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Bryston has announced a new top-shelf digital music player, the $3,495 BDP-3. According to the company, the new flagship player is faster and offers enhanced performance and flexibility. The BDP-3 supports hi-res DSD 128 and 32-bit/384-kHz PCM playback and has... Read More

 
OPPO Digital Launches Sonica DAC/Music Streamer

OPPO Digital Launches Sonica DAC/Music Streamer

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OPPO Digital has introduced the new Sonica DAC/music streamer. As a DAC, it uses the ESS ES9038PRO SABRE chipset, features asynchronous USB input, has XLR and RCA outputs, and supports hi-res PCM and DSD playback. As a music streamer, it... Read More

 
NVIDIA Launches New SHIELD TV with Google Assistant

NVIDIA Launches New SHIELD TV with Google Assistant

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NVIDIA has announced a new SHIELD TV streaming media player. Like the previous SHIELD, this one supports 4K HDR streaming from services like Netflix and VUDU, and it has a robust suite of gaming options. The new player adds Google... Read More

 
NAD Introduces M50.2 Digital Music Player

NAD Introduces M50.2 Digital Music Player

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NAD is now shipping the new M50.2 digital music player. Part of the company's Master Series, the M50.2 supports hi-res audio playback and multi-room wireless streaming within the BluOS ecosystem. You can rip CDs to the 2TB internal hard drive,... Read More

 
Cary Audio Adds MQA Support to DMS-500 Network Audio Player

Cary Audio Adds MQA Support to DMS-500 Network Audio Player

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Cary Audio has announced that its DMS-500 network audio player will now support playback of MQA files. You can learn more about MQA here, but essentially it is a method of folding a higher-resolution file into a package that is... Read More

 
Cary Audio Debuts AiOS Music System

Cary Audio Debuts AiOS Music System

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Cary Audio has introduced a new all-in-one music system called the AiOS, which combines a digital music player/streamer with a 150-watt Class AB amplifier. Just add speakers, and your two-channel audio system is complete. The AiOS can accept network music... Read More

 
NAD and Bluesound Add Roon Support

NAD and Bluesound Add Roon Support

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NAD and sister company Bluesound have joined the growing list of audiophile companies to integrate support for the Roon music management software into select products. Roon is an advanced music server platform that provides in-depth info about your music--including photos,... Read More