Every month, the Son-Video.com team presents the latest hi-fi and home theater equipment. TV, headphones and IEMs, speakers, amplifiers, DAPs and the essential accessories to optimize your audio and video system.
This month, discover the new Magnat MA 700 hybrid amplifier, the IsoAcoustics Aperta line of speaker stands, the EM5 Streaming Music Center headphone amplifier by Shanling, the new EAH-A800 Bluetooth headphones from Technics, the JMR Orféo Grande speakers, the Sony MHC-GT4D 2.1 modular audio system and ATH-SQ1TW in-ear monitors from Audio Technica.
MAGNAT MA 700
A hybrid model, with tube and A/B class transistor pre-amplification, the Magnat MA 700 is a versatile amplifier, capable of providing smoothness, warmth and musicality. The amplifier supports PCM streams up to 24-bit/192kHz, and can receive audio files via Bluetooth (aptX receiver). Its wide range of connectors includes digital inputs with associated DAC, analog, an HDMI ARC port for connecting a TV and Phono (with an RIAA pre-amp) to connect a turntable with a moving magnet cartridge (MM).
The IsoAcoustics Aperta range
IsoAcoustics returns with its range of essential accessories for loudspeakers: Aperta insulating supports. Speaker stands for bookshelf, floorstanding, subwoofer and center speakers that will bring out the true potential of your equipment by absorbing all vibrations. These isolating stands have an integrated tilt adjustment in order to ideally direct the loudspeakers towards the listener. As usual, IsoAcoustics offers very effective isolation without forgetting an elegant and sober design. From €159
Shanling EM5 Streaming Music Center
Shanling introduces the all-in-one EM5 Streaming Music Center headphone amplifier. This next-gen device is ready to enhance your audio files and those of online streaming services thanks to its integrated Android operating system. DLNA and AirPlay certified, content sharing is intuitive and fast. Playback is controlled from its color touch screen as well as through the mobile application. Added bonus: a top-of-the-range DAC, optimal power for any hi-fi headphones and an extensive range of connectors. €849
Weighing just 298g, the Technics EAH-A800 Bluetooth headphones are capable of great acoustic performance. Certified Hi-Res Audio and equipped with Dual Hybrid Noise Cancelling technology, it offers immersive and detailed sound, with intense bass and precise high frequencies. Its memory foam padding provides optimal comfort, even during long listening sessions. They are intuitive to use (touch-sensitive controls, voice assistant), allowiny you to fully enjoy your playlists or series. €349
Jean-Marie Reynaud Orféo Grande
In 20 years, the Jean-Marie Reynaud Orféo loudspeaker has constantly evolved to become the JMR Orféo Grande. Its high level of performance makes this speaker one of the best on the market. The French manufacturer promises the most faithful sound transmission possible. This 2.5-way model equipped with three drivers covers a wide frequency range (30Hz to 2200Hz) and uses a triangular transmission line in order to achieve optimal neutrality. The Orféo Grande is undoubtedly the ideal partner to provide the most beautiful musical emotions. €14,800 per pair
Sony’s MHC-GT4D wireless 2.1 speaker system brings home theater to life by configuring the speakers as a soundbar. The MHC-GT4D 2.1 also entertains at parties with its long-throw design that positions the speakers above the 10″ woofer. Thanks to 7 drivers, advanced audio technologies (S-Force Front Surround, DSEE, LDAC, Mega Bass, etc.), numerous connectors, Bluetooth compatibility, and adjustable light effects, this system promises power and versatility. €499
Audio-Technica enters the True Wireless in-ear monitors market with the ATH-SQ1TW, which combine endurance, intuitiveness and style. The IEMs incorporate the 5.8mm transducer developed by the brand, which promises good acoustic performance. The ATH-SQ1TW are particularly suitable for on-the-go use (IPX4, touch-sensitive controls). In terms of autonomy, the ATH-SQ1TW have a battery life of 6.5 hours per earbud and up to 19.5 hours with the case. They also feature convenient transparency and low latency modes. €89