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What Hi-Fi? Show 2017 - Mumbai

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What Hi-Fi? have announced the dates and venue of their show, that will be taking place in Mumbai from the 3rd to 5th of March 2017, at the St. Regis Hotel. As per the press release received from team what hifi, we are sharing the updated list of exhibitors as noted below:

Absolute Sound            
Audio One                      
Audio People                  
Audio Vision India            
Cadence Audio               
Cinerama India Pvt. Ltd.       
Harman India                
Hermit Audio              
Innovative Information Technology   
Kripa Electronics           
Little Nap Recliners          
NEDIS (Bandridge & Profigold)    
Nexus Audio    
Rivera International          
Sight n sound               
Sun Group (Devialet)           

We will update the list of exhibitor's as and when we receive the relevant info from team what hi-fi.

We are also having invite's to pass onto interested audio video enthusiasts, who can send us a whats app message to receive the same.

Kindly contact us to avail the invite's.

Meet And Greet With Maurice Engler - Merging Technologies

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M/s. Modi Digital, the distributors for Merging Technologies-Switzerland, arranged for a meet and greet with Maurice Engler - Project Manager/Training Expert, Merging Technologies at Lakozy Mumbai, to showcase their network attached digital to analogue converter (NADAC) Model MC-8 and also provide a glimpse of the company background.

The Merging NADAC was hooked up with PSB T3 Speakers & NAD Master Series Power Amplifier, connected with Supra Cabling. The Merging NADAC basically come in Pro Audio & Home Audio Avatar's. Both versions are offered in 2 Channel & 8 Channel Options. Merging Technologies has also worked extensively with Roon Labs, to provide a player that seamlessly integrates with the NADAC. However, Merging Technologies also provide the end user of having the freedom to use their own favored players so basically one can opt for a NADAC version without the roon player built in as well.

A computer with playback software and ASIO driver or DoP, connected by USB cable is very convenient & simple to work with. Hence, most DAC companies stick with USB 2.0, since it is well known and relatively easy to implement. But professional applications (recording studios, concert halls, production facilities, large multi-room installations, mastering sites) require much more complex capabilities. There is a requirement for much longer cable lengths which run into the hundreds of feet where excess noise, signal attenuation and support for time-critical traffic like audio signals is critical. There must also be support for multiple devices that can work together to accomplish audio input/output. This means networking and the best implementation for all of this currently would be gigabit ethernet. To do this, Merging Technologies developed Ravenna, a TCP/IP protocol and application set for audio over Ethernet which is fully supported in the Audio Engineering Society's AES67 standard. This allows Merging Technologies products to use ASIO (PC/Windows) or Core Audio (Mac) drivers to communicate and network with one another reliably, over much longer distances and in more complex arrangements. Since Ravenna is fully compatible with the AES67 standard, all Merging Technologies Ravenna devices will talk with those of other manufacturers using AES67. This is very important for professional settings, since large and complex implementations are not cheap and are not easily replaced or upgraded.  Post description of the NADAC and why Merging Technologies were one of the first few in developing a DAC with the Network Protocol, Maurice played various genre's of music to provide us with a brief understanding of what the NADAC is capable of. We were quite impressed with the capabilities of the NADAC and look forward to reviewing one soon. 


Technical Specifications of the NADAC MC-8:


BALANCED ANALOG OUTPUT Connector: gold-plated male XLR Impedance: 40 Ohms Max output level: 18 dBu (6.1 Vrms)Dynamic range: 130 dB(A) THD+N @1kHz: -113 dB (0.00022

UNBALANCED ANALOG OUTPUT Connector: gold-plated RCA jacks Impedance: 20 Ohms Max output level: 8.8 dBu (2.1 Vrms) Dynamic range: 120 dB(A)  THD+N @1kHz: -113dB(0.00022%)

HEADPHONE Connector: 3.5mm jack + 6mm jack Impedance: 40 Ohms Max output level: 14.4 dBu (4.0 Vrms) Dynamic range: 123dB(A) THD+N @1kHz: -111dB(0.00028%)


AES INPUT Connector: gold-plated female XLR Input impedance: 110 Ohms Sample rate: 44.1 kHz—192 kHz

S/PDIF OPTICAL INPUT Connector: Toslink Sample rate: 44.1 kHz—96 kHz

S/PDIF COAXIAL INPUT Connector: gold-plated RCA jack Input impedance: 75 Ohms Sample rate: 44.1 kHz—96 kHz

NETWORK INPUT Connector: Neutrik EtherCon RJ45 Bitrate: 1 Gb/s (Gigabit Ethernet only) Sample rate: 44.1 kHz—384 kHz, DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256

WORDCLOCK INPUT Connector: BNC Input impedance: 75 Ohms Termination: 75 Ohms, software selectable Sample rate: 44.1 kHz—192 kHz

MISCELLANEOUS Enclosure material: Premium machined and anodized aluminum Dimensions: 435mm (17.125") W x 435mm (17.125") D x 95mm (3.75") H Weight: 11 kg (24.2 lbs.) AC voltage: 100V-240V/47-63Hz (IEC socket) DC voltage: 10V-14V (Hirose HR10A-7R-4S) Power consumption: < 30W Front panel display: OLED, 160x128 pixels, 16-bit colors  



Krix Audio Meet & Greet - India 2016

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M/s. Visual Vibrations Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur - the distributors for Krix Audio, organised a meet and greet with Mr. Ashley Krix, who is the Director - Purchasing and Production at Krix Audio.

About Krix Audio:

A passion for sound - It was 1974, the Vietnam war was still raging, cyclone Tracy was whirling its way to Darwin and David Bowie was singing about Diamond Dogs. Listening to records on his own hand built stereo system, a young, bright-eyed, long haired, music lover, Scott Krix who had just graduated from University as an electronic engineer, had an epiphany. Getting together with a mate from his home town of Loxton, Scott opened the Acoustic Foundry in Goodwood, Adelaide. He’d been making speakers for his family, friends, and mates of mates for years. He loved the sensation he got when dropping the pin on a new record, hearing the sound of it envelope the room, feeling his hair stand up on end. The way Scott saw it, there was always something to learn from sound. His friend took the reins at the shop while Scott built the speakers and the place soon filled with HiFi obsessed hippies and uni students looking to ‘design their own speakers’ from the comfort of the Foundry’s old ‘Dentist Chair’ foraged from a city night club. This was the birth of the Krix Home Grown (HG) series. In 1978, the manager of Goodwood Road’s Capri Theatre, noticed Scott’s handiwork and commissioned him to design and build a new set of cinema speakers. Not taking the opportunity lightly, Scott went about solving an acoustic problem that had plagued the industry for years – inventing the world’s first infinite baffle speaker system. The Australian cinema industry soon got wind of the amazing sound at the Capri and it wasn’t long before Scott was invited to build and install his infinite baffle speakers at every major picture house in Australia. Then the boom came. Cinema multiplexes hit their stride in the 80s and 90s, and whether it was the ethereal sounds of Spielberg’s ET at Adelaide’s Hindley Street cinema, or the thriving synth of the Flashdance soundtrack at Sydney’s George Street theatre, it was Krix speakers behind it all. Trends came and went but one thing remained the same – the artistic pursuit of delivering the highest quality sound through the highest quality speakers. It’s now been 42 years since Scott Krix sold his first speakers, but the story remains the same. Scott and his band of brothers, engineers and designers, continue to innovate, creating Australian made and manufactured speakers for people who want to go from simply listening, to experiencing, sound.


Subsequent to the meet and greet, Vikas Kothari, MD - Visual Vibrations Pvt. Ltd. and his team gave us invitees a demo of the Krix MX-30 Speakers consisting of the the LCR channels along with dual subwoofers. The surround speakers used were Ultraphonix.

 We shall be writing a mini review on the above set-up in the near future, stay tuned!


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