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Audiophile Corner

It is nice to have a room dedicated to listening to music

DENON PMA 1700NE. High-power 140W integrated amplifier. Advanced AL32 Processing Plus supports high-resolution 384 kHz/32-bit audio sources. USB-DAC functions that support high resolution up to 11.2-MHz DSD and 384- kHz/32-bit PCM input signals.

DENON DCD-1600NE CD Player. CD/SACD Player. Supports DSD (2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz), hi-res MP3, WAV/FLAC and WMA files. Advanced AL32 Processing Plus, DAC Master Clock circuit design and Direct Mechanical Ground Construction help preserve audio by accurately reproducing sound closest to the original recording.

SONY HAP-Z1ES HDD Audio Player. Hi-Res audio player. Supports virtually every audio format and sample rate on the planet, including WAV, FLAC, AIFF and DSD (Direct Stream Digital) format. The internal 1TB hard drive makes it self-supplied audio component.

Mirage OM-10 Speakers. This is a limited edition of Mirage Omnipolar floor speakers. Frequency range is 28Hz to 22kHz, room efficiency is quoted at 90dB and impedance, 4-6ohms. Probably it is the weakest link in the whole set, but it still an ideal choice for the living room.

Perfectly balanced - there're no harshly-etched sonic projections, the midrange and treble melding fluidly into the picture. Yet, instruments and vocals in these spectrums are clearly placed towards the forefront of the soundstage, with layering detail and texture obvious in the background, but never intrusive.

Monster Power HTS 1600 PowerCenter. The Monster Power HTS 1600 PowerCenter features exclusive Monster T2 technology. T2 is an active electronic microprocessor-controlled circuit that sits in front of the surge protection circuitry in select Monster Power products. T2 monitors the line, neutral and ground lines and automatically disconnects the PowerCenter from the AC power line when a long duration low-voltage sag or high-voltage swell occurs (continuous voltage below 70Vrms or above 132Vrms).

When the voltage sags or swells to these potentially damaging levels, ultra-fast T2 auto-disconnect protection circuitry shuts down the Monster PowerCenter for 15 seconds. When the under-voltage or over-voltage condition returns to normal, T2 reconnects the PowerCenter to full operation after 15 seconds. If the fault condition does not clear, the T2 comparator circuit keeps the unit shut down.

SONY Turntable PS-HX500. A modern, completely manual LP player with belt-driven turntable. Comes pre-fitted with a moving-magnet cartridge, and has a built-in, overridable phono stage.

WiiM Pro Plus AirPlay 2 Receiver. Delivers unaltered audio up to 192kHz, 24-bit quality. AKM 4493SEQ premium DAC, renowned for its exceptionally low distortion and wide dynamic range.

SONY Deck TC-WE625. This piece represents the old age of music experience - double cassette deck with two bi-directional recorders, fast dubbing, automatic recording level calibration.

Rocket 44. 6 inches Single bi-wire speaker cables