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Source Component News

In the world of audio there are so many different types of source components ranging from Compact Disc players to DVD-Audio and SACD players to turntables, USB digital to analog converters and much more. Keep up on the world of high end source components here with a full news archive designed to help make sense of the often complicated and ever changing world of audiophile sources. For those looking for reviews of SACD and DVD-Audio players, top performing audiophile turntables, USB DACs and more - check out this review archive page on HomeTheaterReview.com. Its loaded with reviews from the likes of Meridian, Krell, Mark Levinson, Benchmark Media, Wyred 4 Sound, Audio Research, Linn, Wadia and many others.

Bryston Introduces BCD-3 CD Player

Bryston Introduces BCD-3 CD Player

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Bryston has introduced a new CD player called the BCD-3. The DAC in this CD transport is built on the same platform as the company's BDA-3 and features two AKM 4490 384-kHz/32-bit DACs. The BCD-3 has a fully discrete Bryston... Read More

 
PS Audio Debuts DirectStream Memory Player

PS Audio Debuts DirectStream Memory Player

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At this week's Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Colorado, PS Audio will show off the new DirectStream Memory Player. Based on the company's PerfectWave Memory Player, the new DMP incorporates refinements to the Digital Lens, and it adds a USB... Read More

 
Pioneer Introduces X-CM56 Audio System

Pioneer Introduces X-CM56 Audio System

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Pioneer has introduced a compact audio system, called the X-CM56, that includes a CD player, a USB port, an AM/FM tuner, and Bluetooth support with NFC for easy connectivity. The system features a 30-watt amplifier powering dual two-way speakers--each of... Read More

 
Bryston Debuts BDP-π Digital Music Player

Bryston Debuts BDP-π Digital Music Player

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Bryston has introduced a new digital music player called the BDP-π (yes, that's pronounced BDP-Pi). This new model, available with a silver or black faceplate, is one-third the size of previous Bryston digital music players, and it features four USB... Read More

 
Marantz Introduces HD-CD1 CD Player

Marantz Introduces HD-CD1 CD Player

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In September, Marantz will add the $599 HD-CD1 to its line of CD players. The new player is designed to visually and sonically complement Marantz's HD-AMP1 integrated amplifier (shown with the CD player in the photo to the right). The... Read More

 
Bryston Digital Music Players Are Now Roon Ready

Bryston Digital Music Players Are Now Roon Ready

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Bryston has announced that its digital music players now support Roon Labs music management and playback software. A free firmware update (S2.28) is available for all Bryston BDP-1, BDP-1USB, and BDP-2 players to make them Roon-ready. Mate your Bryston player... Read More

 
Bryston Announces BLP-1 Turntable

Bryston Announces BLP-1 Turntable

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Bryston has announced the introduction of a new turntable. The BLP-1 features a 35mm Delrin platter with an integrated record mat, a motor that's driven by a proprietary Bryston-designed and manufactured pulse width modulation (PWM) power supply, a seven-segment titanium... Read More

 
Marantz Announces PM6006 Integrated Amp and CD6006 CD Player

Marantz Announces PM6006 Integrated Amp and CD6006 CD Player

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In June, Marantz will add two new components to its stereo collection: the PM6006 integrated amplifier (shown here, $699) and the CD6006 CD player ($499). The PM6006 offers a variety of connection options, including three digital ins and a phono... Read More

 
DarbeeVision Launches DVP-5000S Image Processor

DarbeeVision Launches DVP-5000S Image Processor

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DarbeeVision has introduced its latest standalone image processor, the petite DVP-5000S ($249). Just connect the device via HDMI between your source(s) and display to add Darbee Visual Presence technology, which plays with 3D visual cues at the pixel level to... Read More

 
Meridian Rolls Out Upgraded 808v6 Signature Reference CD Player

Meridian Rolls Out Upgraded 808v6 Signature Reference CD Player

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Meridian has announced the v6 version of the company's 800 Reference Series CD player, the 808. The updated version adds support for Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) and DSD high-resolution sources and upgraded SPDIF and USB inputs that support 192-kHz digital... Read More