Did that catchy title capture your attention? In case you’re not familiar with the term “audiophile,” it means someone who is a hi-fi enthusiast. Maybe that’s you. Or perhaps you have a family member or friend who is a sound junkie. Whoever the audiophiles are in your world, here are the top-10 hi-fi music innovations you need to know about – whether you’re feeding your own addiction or looking for gift-giving ideas that’ll make you a hero!
1. Focal Utopia Headphones
Focal has created high fidelity audio breakthroughs since Jimmy Carter was in the White House, and their Utopia Headphones continue the tradition. These are the world's first open-backed, audiophile headphones with full-range speaker drivers and pure Beryllium “M-shaped” domes.
Utopia Headphones deliver striking realism, neutrality, dynamics, and unrivaled purity. Focal avoids the use of any crossover or passive filtering processes with Utopia Headphones to achieve a frequency response from 5Hz to 50kHz. The headphones are essentially like having two, full-sized loudspeakers over your ears. Not surprisingly, Utopia has gained the praise of the press, music lovers, audiophiles, and the entire industry.
2.Paradigm Elite Series In-Wall Speakers
Combining high-quality acoustics with discreet design, Paradigm's CI Elite Series in-wall speakers are a true must-have for any home entertainment experience. Paradigm enables users to bring out the best in movies, TV, gaming, and multimedia content. The resulting output levels, dialog intelligibility, and wide dispersion create a one-of-a-kind experience for any and all audiophiles.
3. Anthem MRX 1120 Stereo
Why choose an A/V receiver like the MRX 1120 from Anthem? Because it’s everything you need to drive a multi-channel home theater or music system in one convenient component. The 1120 is a space-saving, cost-effective alternative to building a system from “separates” — like a preamplifier, PLUS a processor, PLUS a separate external power amplifier.
You literally get “Separates” performance from one gutsy power plant. MRX lets you experience multi-channel flexibility, Anthem Room Correction (ARC) Technology, Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM) Technology, and 4K Pass-Through with fast HDMI switching — all in a receiver that integrates into your home audio system with ease.
4. Sony 8K
Okay — this might be geared more toward videophiles ...
Being an audiophile isn’t just about music. It’s also about appreciating pure sound and jaw-dropping imagery when watching television. For that, feast your eyes and ears on Sony’s new 8K technology. It’s exclusively powered by Sony’s acclaimed X1™ Ultimate processor for immersive big-screen entertainment with four times the resolution of 4K and high brightness specially developed for 8K. Pictures are rich in depth, texture, and detail, filling your field of view with unparalleled realism.
Feel free to ask us more about it, because AVX is a Sony Diamond Dealer. That’s a big deal. We threw a party when we earned the status. It’s your assurance that we know this stuff inside and out.
5. Alpine SWR-M100 Marine Subwoofer
Hit the water this summer with booming bass that’ll have the fish dancing under water. And do it with the Alpine SWR-M100's high-excursion capabilities that deliver deep, high-output bass, and superb on-water performance. Some notable features include 300W RMS/900W Peak, an infinite baffle design for wide applications, High Amplitude Multi-Roll (HAMR) Surround, a 2-piece molded polypropylene structural diaphragm, and a custom-designed 5-leg frame for maximum strength. Being named “Favorite Stereo Manufacturer” in Powerboat magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards proves that Alpine has what it takes for your boat!
6. SONY PHA-3 USB DCAC Headphone Amplifier
Enjoy more authentic sound from your hi-res audio and MP3 music collection. The Sony PHA-3 USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier takes over from your PC or mobile device’s built-in amp to hear sound that’s closer to the original recording. Original digital audio, including high-resolution audio, is processed by the PHA-3 — creating a dramatically superior soundstage for enhanced listening.
7. ARC AUdio X2 1100.5 Multi-Channel Amplifier
When an audio company like Arc Audio teams up with Robert Zeff, one of the most innovative and brilliant design engineers in the business, the result is definitely worth listening to.
A great amplifier is the X2 1100.5 multi-channel, which hit the market in 2018. Its design intended to improve signal transparency and overall sound quality and consistently nails both. X2 Series amps are elegant, compact, and packaged at an attractive purchase price.
8. Paradigm's Milleniasub
Cool, bipolar design combined with stellar quality. Paradigm's MilleniaSub belongs to the brand's Reference collection. It's highly regarded for its design and size alike, and is one of few subwoofers on the market to offer flexibility of placement in any type of audio, media, or showroom.
9. Origin Outdoor Audio
You deserve to enjoy stunning audio performance combined with rugged weatherproof designs because there’s nothing like outdoor music. Origin Acoustics has you covered with a few notable solutions. The Landscape Bollard Loudspeaker is designed for both quiet garden parties and rockin' block parties. It includes a two-way loudspeaker design with 360-degree acoustic projection. The Seasons Collection speakers are designed to be mounted just about anywhere. They project incredible sound from exterior walls, under eaves, on pillars and architectural elements — or even freestanding on patio or poolside furniture.
10. Klipsch Klipschorn Speakers
We would be remiss if we didn’t include a classic and quintessential floor-standing speaker in this top-10 list, and our nod goes to the Klipschorn. It’s part of the Klipsch Heritage Series that is proudly designed and built in the little town of Hope, Arkansas, where Paul W. Klipsch started it all.
Each speaker is built-to-order from your choice of select walnut, cherry, or black ash. But as pretty as they are on the outside, it’s the inside of a Klipschorn that’s truly stunning.
Commonly called a corner-horn design, these remarkable speakers include efficient horn-loaded tweeters and midrange compression drivers along with patented, folded-horn 15" woofers for the low frequencies. It’s a concert hall contained in an exquisite box that must be heard to be believed.
See and experience these and other audio innovations at AVX. Just give us a call and we’ll be ready for your visit.