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Edition 85 – April 2014
X AVCables News:
CYRUS REVEALES NEW
FLAGSHIP AUDIO
STREAMER……………….2
X Product Reviews:
FURUTECH ADL X1 PORTABLE 24/192 HEADPHONE
AMP, USB, I-DEVICE..…..4
X Industry News and
Events:
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN
TABLETS HAVING HAPTIC
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Our regular ‘Feature’ section stands over.
Jeandré Botha
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In our ‘News’ section we announce the release of Cyrus’ new
Flagship Music Streamer, the Stream X Signature.
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In our ‘Reviews’ section we cover our first review (HiFi World
Magazine) of the new Furutech ADL X1 portable 24/192
headphone Amp with USB DAC and i-device interface.
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In our ‘Industry News’ section we take a look at the latest
trends in developing Tablets
having
haptic
capability….wow! What’s next!?
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News, Events and Reviews
This section covers all the latest industry news and reviews on our products, as well as
information on any local hi-fi news/events of interest.
AVC ABLES CC
Authorized SA
Dealer Network
(E=Ecosse, S=Spendor, F=Furutech,
M = Multibrackets, C = Cyrus)
GAUTENG (Pretoria/Centurion):
The Audio Zone, E/F/M/C/S, Pretoria
East, (084) 557 4091
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AVCables News
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Cyrus reveals their new flagship music streamer, the Stream X Signature
A streaming music player finely tuned to provide the best sound quality possible….make the
most of the latest high resolution music files, or upgrade the quality of your CD resolution
music.
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The Stream X Signature is a dedicated music streaming source that uses Cyrus’ advanced
filtering and resonance reducing techniques to ensure the sound quality produced by the unit is
completely unaffected by unwanted signals and noise. Based on their blue sky Anniversary
System project, the Signature range uses the very best components and engineering
techniques to provide music lovers with spine tingling high fidelity performance.
As with all Cyrus’ products, the Stream X Signature can be connected to other Cyrus units via
their unique MC-Bus connectivity.
If you want to hear all of the detail, energy and emotion in your music, the Stream X Signature
is the best streamer at its price point.
Pixel Perfect, E/F/M, Lyttelton,
082 415 4480
Big 5 Import and Export, E/F/M,
Pretoria, 084 940 0094
GAUTENG (JHB/Sandton/Benoni):
• Global Sound, E/F/M, JHB, 082 906
0591
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Cyrus’ new flagship music streamer, the Stream X Signature allows you to browse and select
from your entire music collection using the colour screen n-remote, or their iOS application,
called “Cadence”. Stream from any UPnP or DLNA device, or use one of the streamer’s various
other inputs to play music from your PC or mp3 player.
Hi-Fi Installations, E/F/M, Centurion,
(012) 663 1122
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Multiroom AV, E/F, Oaklands, JHB
011 7288 817
Destiny Home Theater, E/F/M
Sandton, 084 616 3314
HiFi Connection, E/F/M, Boksburg,
(011) 823 3955
Sounds Unique, E/F/M, Shop L303,
Cresta Shopping Mall, (011) 476 6798
Ampliphonic, Benoni, E/F/M/C/S,
082 775 9261
NORTH-WEST:
• HiFi4U, E/F/M, Klerksdorp,
083 406 5907
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Digital Revolution, F/M, Rustenburg,
(014) 592 6147
MPUMALANGA
• Smart-Fi Audio Visual, E/S/F/M/C,
Nelspruit, 083 419 5179
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Sphere Custom Design & Install,
E/S/F, Nelspruit, 082 903 4344
WESTERN CAPE:
• The Listening Room, E/F, Cape
Town, 021 418 4379
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Signals Audio Visual, F, Cape Town,
082 573 2814
Celestial Sounds, F, Stellenbosch,
076 940 8985
Sound and Cinema, F, Cape Town,
021 683 6453
Immersive AV, E/F/M, Cape Town,
082 886 3922
Sound and Vision at Home, E/F/M,
Bellville, 083 687 3333
KWA-ZULU NATAL:
• Mod n Sound, M, Umhlanga,
(031) 566 5510
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Audio Excellence, F/M, Umhlanga,
(031) 566 5931
The Listening Room, F/M, Umhlanga,
0315847194
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News, Events and Reviews
Stream X Signature Technical Specifications
Signature series
After the success of our limited edition Anniversary System,
Signature brings the advances made in fine-tuning that to our
separates. It’s the top range in the Cyrus catalogue, representing
months of research, tuning and testing to produce the best Cyrus
sound yet.
TuneIn Radio
Providing access to over 100,000 radio stations from around the
world, TuneIn opens the door to all sorts of new music, allowing
you to browse radio stations by category or location, and save
favourites for easy access next time you switch on your
streamer.
Control
The n-remote is an intuitive and much loved remote control with
full colour LCD screen, allowing you complete access to browse
your own music as well as TuneIn’s growing library of fantastic
radio stations. Cadence is our iOS app (available for iPad,
iPhone and iPod touch), custom designed in house to work
seamlessly with our streamers and provide a host of functions.
Electrical
Inputs: 2 Optical, 3 SPDIF, 1 USB and 1 RS232
Outputs: 1 SPDIF
File compatibility: WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AAC, MP3, WMA, AIFF
Sample rate compatibility: 24 bit/192Khz
Communications: MC-BusTM System Bus
Specifications
Digital output voltage: 500mV pk-pk
Digital Input Impedance: 75 Ω
Dimensions: (H x W x D) 73 x 215 x 360 mm
Weight: 4.7kg
Retail: R28 999
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News, Events and Reviews
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Latest Reviews/Awards
HiFi World (UK) Magazine – March 2014
Furutech ADL X1 portable 24/192 headphone Amp
with USB DAC and i-device interface
"If you want a thoroughly modern battery powered headphone
amplifier with plenty of volume, then this is the one.
Literally a top rate product!"
Furutech's latest portable 24/192 headphone Amp with USB
DAC and i-device interface, the ADL X1, was recently reviewed
by HiFi World (UK) Magazine and was awarded 5 stars:
“Outstanding—amongst the best”.
It`s the age of personal, portable electronics; everyone carries
their music with them. Accessories reflect your personal style
and the X1 is sure to create jealousy and envy wherever you go.
It delivers thrilling sound to match its gorgeous appearance.
Whether you`re using iTunes for low-bit-rate downloads or high
resolution music files just connect your computer to the X1 with
one of our matching ADL GT2 USB cables or the new ADL iD35 series analogue stereo cable.
The X1 is small, discrete but highly specified with inputs supporting iOS and Android digital at up to 16/48 via Apple 30pin
and Lightning or micro-B docking connectors for iPod, iPhone,
iPad and Android devices.
The X1 also runs 24/192 SPDIF with high-resolution files from
PC via the PC`s USB output. There`s an analogue line-level 4pin 3.5mm input and a 4-pin 3.5mm output for headphones in
the 12 to 600 ohm range. The 4-pin input supports 3.5mm Remote and Mic Earphones. The 3.5mm TOSLINK optical output
delivers SPDIF up to 24/192. There`s a convenient GND TRRS
switch making it easy to change from one
4-pin set of headphones to another.
Retail: R5 100 incl.
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Industry News and Innovations
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A Tablet Having Haptic Capability Moves Towards
Commercialization, March 07, 2014,
Display Central,
Arthur Berman
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Insight Media has reported on developments related to haptics for
quite some time. This Display Daily article may be unique,
however, in that it reports on a tablet with haptic capabilities that
seems well on its way to actual commercialization. The news
comes from the recent Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona
where Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. (Kanagawa, Japan) demonstrated
a prototype tablet with haptic capabilities. The surface of the
tablet can produce sensations such as slipperiness or roughness
appropriate to the image presented on the display.
Koto: Offers users the sensation of plucking the strings of a
traditional Japanese harp.
DJ: The surface provides the user the sensation of touching
the smooth surface of a CD. It also provided the user the sensation of touching a volume and other control bar. These bars feel
convex, as if protruding above the surface.
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Vault: Gives the user both the auditory and tactile feedback
of rotating the dial of a combination lock. The user feels the moment when the lock opens.
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Alligator: When touching the image of an alligator presented on the screen, the user will feel the sensation of the skin
texture. The texture will be appropriate to the place on the alligator that is being touched.
The Fujitsu Labs prototype produces a tactile sensation by
changing the frictional force between the tablet surface and the
user’s finger. This is accomplished by the use of ultrasonic
vibrations.
The introduction of an ultrasonic vibration on the tablet surface
creates a high pressure layer of air between the tablet’s surface
and the user’s fingertip. This has the effect of reducing friction
and creating a floating effect. Utilization of this phenomenon
makes it possible to create a slippery sensation on the tablet surface. Up till now, this particular sensation has been difficult to
achieve using other techniques.
Other sensations can be produced by rapidly cycling between
states with high and low friction. By this means, a tactical illusion
can be produced such that the tablet surface feels bumpy or
rough.
Visitors at the exhibition were able to experience four different
demonstrations of the tactile sensations produced by the prototype tablet. These demonstrations also included corresponding
visual and audio features.
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