by John Foldi ·Posted 01/10/2023
Experience what Yamaha calls “True Sound” with the combination of the newly released R-N2000A network receiver and NS-2000A floorstanding 3-way speaker. As part of Yamaha’s True Sound, internal components of each address a trio of aural concepts: tonal balance, sound image, and sound dynamics. The
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 01/17/2020
Geddy Lee is one of rock’s most legendary and Canadian bass players, with a tone that can’t be beat. But then again, there’s that old saying—if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em: now, with the Geddy Lee GED-2112 Signature SansAmp, you can do just that; you can take one step closer to his tone. This pedal successfully distills racks upon racks of Lee’s gear into a simple stompbox form factor. The pedal takes the same approach as its rackmount processor and offers two preamps in one housing. One’s called Drive, and the other is called Deep. Drive is
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 01/16/2020
Whether you’re an electric guitarist, an acoustic picker/strummer, a singer-songwriter, or a performing duo, Blackstar’s latest releases should be of interest to you and many attendees at the NAMM 2020 show. From a tube amp and several acoustic combos to accessories designed to make life on stage easier, the new offerings from Blackstar are worth checking out. First up are the 60W and 120W Sonnet Series acoustic amplifiers, each available in black or blonde Tolex to match your
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 12/27/2019
When it comes to bass guitar, Victor Wooten is considered a master of the craft. So, when he speaks (and plays), people pay attention and listen closely. That’s why his announcement of Hartke’s new LX5500 and LX8500 bass amplifiers before the NAMM 2020 show piqued the interest of bass-heads everywhere. Both models weigh
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 01/18/2019
VOX gives good tone—and that's not just us talking. Everyone from the Beatles to Radiohead has enjoyed the classic, chime-like tones of VOX amplification. Now, VOX has released three new amplifiers that we here at B&H are only too happy to stock. For those who want to investigate VOX's take on the digital modeling amplifier, we recommend the VX15 GT and the
by Rich R ·Posted 08/15/2018
Cambridge Audio recently unveiled a new receiver and two new amplifiers, now available at B&H, and all featuring resonance-damping architecture. One amplifier, the CXA60, outputs up to 60W per channel RMS, features an anti-resonant chassis, and has A/B switching for convenient use in multiple zones. It’s available in either black or silver and sports a digital coaxial, two optical, and four stereo RCA inputs. A
274 Views ·Posted 06/29/2018
Our man AB checks out the Universal Audio OX, a powerful reactive load box and guitar-recording system designed to be used with your amp of choice. He is joined by his friend and talented guitarist Oscar Bautista, who demonstrates some of the sounds the OX can produce. If you’re interested in a powerful piece of gear that can help you get the most out of your guitar amp, you should check this video out! We hope you enjoy the video, and invite
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 05/10/2018
Yamaha has continued to fashion excellent digital keyboards—for instance, these entries in the PSR E series. As you’ll see from the infographic below, all these keyboards have two onboard amplifiers (for hearing yourself in stereo), a panoply of sounds (including drum kits) and effects such as reverb, chorus, and EQ. The differences between entries in this series change depending on the model, so we at B&H have made this handy chart to help you make the choice that’s right for you!
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 03/26/2018
To guitar players everywhere, Marshall Amplification is a household name. Whether it’s a combo amplifier you’ve got propped up in your bedroom or a full stack you truck with you on a national tour, a Marshall amp gives you a hard-rocking tone you can count on. Luckily, we here at B&H just got some new Marshall toys to play with, and we’re eager to share them with you. First up are the new entries in Marshall’s DSL series. Available in
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 11/03/2017
So, you love listening to music through headphones, but degraded audio quality turns your love into a deep sigh of disappointment. Admit it, you're one of those people... you're an audiophile. You've invested a sliver of your better self into headphones that by all specifications and indications should have filled that sound-shaped hole in your soul. Yet, something's missing and your ears can't deny it. What is it? Maybe it's that thing that feeds the headphones, drives them, and pushes them to perform. I'm talking about the headphone amp. A