The Expert Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) is the community of 60 technology magazines, websites and social media commentators from 29 countries, specialising in hi-fi, home theatre, photo and video, in-car and mobile electronics. Every year the EISA jury of experts rewards the best products in each class with a coveted EISA Award.
Below are the winners of EISA Awards 2021 in the Hi-Fi category -
Punchy bass, a great high and mid-range response. Beautifully crafted looks. It’s not hard to say what makes the Silver 500 7G special, but it is hard to appreciate just what a difference those things make – until, that is, you listen for yourself.
2. KEF LS50 Wireless II - Wireless Standmount Loudspeakers:
LS50 Wireless II is more than a high-performance loudspeaker; it’s the perfect all-in-one speaker system, streaming from any source thanks to wireless compatibility with AirPlay 2, Chromecast and more, plus wired connections for your TV, games console and turntable. Great sound, no strings attached.
3. KEF LS50 Meta - Standmount Loudspeakers:
LS50 Meta is a highly precise, emotionally engaging loudspeaker built on revolutionary acoustic technology. Designed around the Uni-Q 12th Generation with Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT™) driver array, this solid, compact loudspeaker is capable of delivering detailed sound anywhere in the room.
4. Cambridge Audio EVO 150 - Streaming Amplifier:
With Evo 150, we’ve brought your audio past and present into the future. With outstanding Hypex NCore Class D amplification and our class-leading StreamMagic music streaming platform on board, all you need to do is add speakers to enjoy superb high-resolution audio quality from one elegant, discreet box.
5. Rotel Michi X3 - Integrated Amplifier:
The Michi X3 Integrated Amplifier delivers uncompromised audio performance conveniently packaged in an elegant industrial design. The X3 delivers 350 Watts of Class AB output power into 4 ohm loads maintaining musical accuracy with exceptional acoustic detail from the Analog, Digital, PC-USB, apt-X Bluetooth and Moving Magnet Phono Stage source inputs.
6. NAD C 298 - Power Amplifier:
The C 298 may be a basic Power Amp, but we have carefully thought through all the use cases typically encountered to create a rich feature content. Selectable balanced inputs make the C 298 a natural for studio use or connection to High End Preamps and Processors. These inputs include a trim control useful for matching to other components.
7. Bluesound NODE - Digital Music Player:
The Bluesound NODE unlocks the world of hi-res music streaming and multi-room audio to create a modern addition to existing HiFi systems or your favorite set of powered speakers. Discover all the music ever recorded with access to hundreds of internet radio stations, dozens of streaming music services, or even your own digital music library, with a few taps of the BluOS Controller app for iOS, Android, or Mac or PC computers.
8. Marantz Model 30/SACD30n - Stereo System:
The most musical digital source player for CDs, SACDs, and high-resolution files, plus multiple streaming services. Delivered through Marantz Musical Mastering processing and a crystal-clear pre-amplifier. The most musical sound for all your digital music: Your CDs and SACDs, your digital files, and multiple streaming services built-in.
9. KEF KC62 - Hi-Fi Subwoofer:
KC62 is an incredibly compact subwoofer that delivers the might and magic of deep, accurate bass for a thrillingly immersive music, movie and gaming experience. Created using innovative KEF engineering including the ground-breaking Uni-Core™ technology, the football-sized KC62 features two 6.5inch force cancelling drive units powered by 1,000W RMS of specially designed Class D amplification.
Whether you’re someone who’s been collecting records since childhood or only recently began the hobby thanks to the great vinyl comeback, one thing LP lovers learn quickly is that adequate storage is a necessity.
Many people are always in search of a good furniture setup for their stereo systems which looks decent and doesn't cost a fortune.
We have put together a complete furniture setup from IKEA for your stereo system which will be as light as a feather to your pockets!
1. KALLAX ( Shelving unit )
KALLAX series is eager to please and will adapt to your taste, space, budget and needs. Fine tune with drawers, shelves, boxes and inserts. You can place your Turntable on top, Stereo amp in the middle rack and store your records at the bottom.
Width: 77 cm (30 3/8") Depth: 39 cm (15 3/8") Height: 77 cm (30 3/8")
Available colors: White, Black and High-gloss white
Price: ₹ 3,990
2. MARIUS ( Stool )
The stool can be stacked, so you can keep several on hand and store them on the same space as one. They are stable enough to bear with speaker vibrations.
Tested for: 100 kg Seat diameter: 32 cm (12 5/8") Width: 40 cm (15 3/4") Seat height: 45 cm (17 3/4")
Available colors: Blue, Red, Black, Green and White
Price: ₹ 299 per piece
3. CAPITA ( Legs )
If you prefer visible legs and an airy expression, you can create this look with these legs. One more thing – the legs make the shelving unit stable too!
Min. height: 8 cm (3 ") Max. height: 9 cm (3 1/2 ") Package quantity: 4 units Max. load/leg: 125 kg (276 lb)
Record Store Day is an annual event inaugurated in 2008 and held on one Saturday every April to "celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store". The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world.
A number of records are pressed specifically for Record Store Day, with a unique list of releases for each country, and are only distributed to shops participating in the event. The event began in the United States and remains headquartered there. Record Store Day has official international organizers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Australia, and Spain.
Record Store Day India 2017 Record Store Day Debuts in India. April 22 marked the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day – a global event that has been instrumental in fostering record culture the world over. It also unfolded a new chapter in India’s romance with vinyl. The island city of Mumbai played host to the first ever Record Store Day in the country.
6000 records – both new and pre-owned – were sourced to meet the growing demand of music listeners who find comfort in analogue warmth. We wanted visitors – both old and young – to have a field day browsing through records of blues, jazz, rock n roll, country, electronic, Indian classical, Bollywood, and whatnots.
The daylong celebration was supported by Title Waves – a bookstore in Bandra, Humming Tree in Bangalore, and Piano Man Jazz Club in Delhi.
An impatient crowd surged into The Revolver Club purposefully as the sound of Nagada and Tuttari announced the opening of the Record Store Day event in the country.
A line up of live performances and DJ workshops provided a backdrop to day of crate digging and conversation. The lineup for the began with a Hindustani Classical performance by Harsh Narayan on Sarangi and Nisarg Dehukar on Tabla, DJ sets by Rejoy Jos & The Spindoctor and live concerts by Siddharth Basrur & The Fanculos.
An impromptu performance by Vasundhara Vee was a memorable high mark.
People in their hundreds spent the day jostling to reach every rack and bin in the store to ensure they didn’t miss their favorite albums or a rare collectible – or two.
Got #Worldcup fever? British designer James Campbell Taylor has created imaginary record covers featuring various world class footballers and genres of music they might have created. 'I felt that [Carlos] Valderrama's hair instantly puts him into the mould of guitar virtuoso (on the Columbia label, of course),' he says. 'I imagined Jairzinho to make a funk-soul LP; it's the right time period and he already has the look. Socrates, on the other hand, would perhaps make a folk or experimental record with a more political message.'
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