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Cocktail Audio X10 arrives at Amp3! Check out this amazing Hi Fi system here.

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Cocktail Audio X10

It’s unlikely that most of the younger music-listening generations have piles of CDs stacked in their rooms, on shelves or in attics. Yet they are still readily available in all kinds of shops for those of us who’d prefer tangible, solid evidence of where our high quality music is coming from. They may be on the out but they’re certainly still relevant. CDs provide the kind of quality of sound that is often overlooked for a smaller, less precise digital files. By today’s standards the Compact Disc is still compact. However, compared to the hundreds of CDs that will never exceed the size of your mp3 player, CDs face a tough battle with convenience.

 

So do we sacrifice space for quality or quality for space? The Cocktail Audio X10 provides a solution to this and means you don’t have to face this problem again.

 

In essence the X10 is a sophisticated hi-fi audio system that operates with complete independence from a laptop or computer. The X10 will both play and burn up to 15 000 albums onto its hard drive making them accessible through the database function or by remote.

 

Files move effortlessly from CD to hard drive no matter their original size. The X10 can reproduce CD quality sound as the sophisticated encoding options allow the choice between WAV, FLAC, OGG and MP3 files.

 

The X10 allows you to keep you entire music library on one device that will sit neatly in any room. There is no compromise to quality and you can even use a remote computer to back up your files if you so choose.
The best of both worlds in one simple device. The 1TB size X10 is available at Amp3 for £379.99. Get it here.

 

Read more here.

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Icon iDo by NuForce now available for pre order! Check it out!

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The Icon iDo if finally ready for pre order from Amp3.  The digital audio converter and headphone amplifier has been made specifically for Apple products to convert digitally stored music files to their original audiophile quality.

 

The device might look a bit odd and might not seem so straightforward but the science behind it is really very simple.

 

Apple products like the iPod, can store a near original CD quality copy of a music file (Apple Lossless) but doe not reproduce that quality of sound when playing the file. Sound is only as good as the default digital to analogue converter.

 

When connected, the iDo bypasses the default converter and extracts the original high quality file without any loss of clarity. It produces audiophile grade sound from a digitally stored file.  Simple!

 

The iPod which for years has been the world’s most popular MP3 player shows no sign of relinquishing any of its market dominance. The iDo brings to the world of Apple iPod, iPhone and iPad users a supremely high quality sound without having to purchase a high performing MP3 player.

 

Pre order yours today for £399.

 

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T3 longlists Denon Ceol for coveted Gadget of the Year Award

 

Denon Ceol

The Denon Ceol RCD N-7 2GB Ceol Music Streamer was long listed in the Gadget of the Year category at the annual T3 Awards.

 

The awards see the very best of technology battle it out in several categories. This year the Denon Coel went head to head with the likes of the iPad 2 and Microsoft Xbox Kinect.

 
Despite narrowly missing out on being shortlisted, the guys over at T3 have nothing but praise for the streamer:  ‘The CEOL is a great sounding music system for the price. […] CD playback has a grace that is immediately appealing, while high resolution FLAC files sound fabulous. The balance is perfect for pop, rock and dance; it’s like listening to ice cream.’ Read full review here.

 

The Ceol comes brimming with state of the art technology. Its sleek white design indicates the kind of sophistication that lies beneath its stylish outer shell.

 
Firstly, despite its iPod/iPhone compatibility sticker, a familiar vision on most speaker docking stations, the options to listen to what you want and how you want are endless.

 
Through connecting via WiFi or Lan network, you can listen to almost anything you want to via access to an online music platform. Spend hours trawling through all the available Internet Radio stations to find the perfect one for you. Alternatively, plug in a USB and play already stored music.

 
Not willing to exclude any classic music sources, the Ceol boasts a capacity to play CDs flawlessly – with FM/AM radio to boot!

 

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For a full product description click here.

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