Meet McIntosh MC1.25KW, 1200-Watt Monoblock Amp

With an eyewatering price, the McIntosh MC1.25KW balanced power amp is the brand’s most powerful single-chassis monoblock amplifier, directly replacing the MC1.2KW. It sits below the American brand’s three-piece, 2000-watt MC2KW, with the company claiming that this is an overhaul, redesigned from top to bottom. Speaking of models, McIntosh has launched several amplifiers since the summer. …

Toshiba TV Business Acquired By Hisense

Time for an unexpected development! In the surprising news column for today, we have the confirmation that Hisense has acquired the Toshiba TV business. Once a venerable, television brand, Toshiba has been having a rough time as of late, posting billions in yearly losses. Hisense, meanwhile, has been making a loud noise in the TV market …

Cabasse Unveils Swell Portable Speaker

Another swell job! French company Cabasse, known for its premium hardware, has announced Swell, its first portable products that is both swell and premium. The speakers offer an impressive 10-hours battery life, and come with the latest technologies like aptX Bluetooth 4.0 that allows for what is commonly called CD like sound. You’ll have to hear …

dCS Rolling Out MQA Technology Support

British high-end hi-fi brand dCS has updated its product range with MQA technology, and owners can update their firmware via the internet download and update functionality. For those out of the loop, MQA is basically an efficient method of encoding and transmitting high-resolution music. The technology digitally packages the content as a file that is small …