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Audio Files: What’s New?

The audio gear you’ll need to hear

Technics SL-1200GAE direct drive turntable
Shure KSE1500 electrostatic earphone system
ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 bookshelf speaker
Naim Mu-so Qb Wireless Audio System
Pro-Ject VTE turntable

No one ever knows for sure what’s going to happen in the world of audio, but you can get a good idea by walking through the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas every January. CES covers everything from the inexpensive mass-market audio gear at the Las Vegas Convention Center to six-figure audio gear at the Venetian Hotel. You can’t possibly see it all, but because I stay from the CES Unveiled opening event until the final nanosecond of the show five days later, I manage to see most of the excellent new gear.

Here are several of the new launches from CES that I predict will be the most important audio products of the coming year. Some will be available by the time you read this while others won’t be out until sometime this summer.

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