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nov. 2017

Our room at the highend exhibition in regensdorf

Our one of a kind room with no visible speakers - but with a great sound due to the crosstalk cancellation based reproduction of live performances. Thank you, Moods Jazz Club, for your binaural streams at www.moods.digital

 

nov. 2017

New website dedicated to our upcoming product, the Livebox

Many know, some have even heard the prototype - we are designing a large sound bar with built-in crosstalk cancellation. 

A new way to listen to music, with an impression of "being there". 

For more information keep visiting the www.livebox.audio website.

 

nov. 2017

Weiss exhibiting at the High-End HiFi show, Regensdorf, Switzerland

Come and see and hear our new DAC501 / DAC502 D/A Converter in action. We will play live music videos on a large screen and have a crosstalk cancellation (XTC) based speaker system. This will generate a "being there" feeling never experienced before (unless being there, yes).

The XTC is generated via the DSP in the DAC501 unit. Other DSP features are a room equalizer, a creative equalizer and a vinyl simulator. 

Don't miss room 343 at the Movenpick Hotel in Regensdorf. Saturday / Sunday November 4. / 5.

More information can be found here: www.highendswiss.de

 

oct. 2017

Weiss at the AES Convention in New York

Already history - but a very nice one: We demonstrated our LiveBox Crosstalk Cancellation speaker at the AES Convention. Even the super critical pro audio ears appreciated what they heard. To many the sonic sensation was a big surprise. Something one never hears from a standard stereo setup. The Livebox will be soon released in our Highend HiFi product range. 

At the AES Convention there were many exhibits, workshops and papers dealing with 3D audio, binaural audio, ambisonics etc. A clear sign that the audio industry is moving towards immersive audio. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are just around the corner...

 

sep. 2017

MAN app with iOS 11.0

The current version of the MAN app (MAN301 remote control) does not work with the latest iOS version (11.0).

In the next few days we will release a new, compatible app.

 

mar. 2017

DAC501 / DAC502

The DAC501 / DAC502 units are coming - finally

 

Towards end of next month (April) we will be able to start shipping the long awaited DAC501 and DA502 units.

 

We have been through a long process of hardware design work and software writing and refinement. In addition the actual manufacturing of the units was delayed due to various circumstances.

 

I am very grateful to all our customers who showed great patience. You will not be disappointed - the DAC501 / DAC502 is probably one of the most advanced D/A Converters currently on the market. The digital signal processor in the unit allows for audio treatments which give "highend audio playback" a new meaning.

 

Thank you - yours sincerely

Daniel Weiss

mar. 2017

New INT204 Version

The INT204 USB/DSD interface has gotten two revisions:

 

Rev A: This can be applied to all INT204 units which still use the USB driver version 1.56. After applying the revision the unit supports DSD128 as well as PCM at 352.8 and 384 kHz sampling frequencies. The INT204 unit can be revised at our office.

Units using a higher version USB driver are already revised.

 

Rev B: This is the latest INT204 version which also offers an IR remote controlled audio volume control. Earlier INT204 units cannot be upgraded to this version.

 

sep. 2015

Audio Over Ethernet

I am happy to announce another interface for upgrading our D/A Converter models: An audio over Ethernet card which supports all standard rates up to 192kHz and all the popular audio file formats.

This interface makes your D/A Converter an UPnP / DLNA Renderer unit, which is connected to your LAN via an Ethernet cable. A typical use case looks like this:

- To your network you have connected a NAS (Network Attached Storage) or a computer with audio files shared on the network.
- On the same network there is the D/A Converter with the Ethernet interface.
- An application on your phone or tablet controls the playback of files to the D/A Converter.

The nice thing of such a setup is that it can be controlled from any device and the audio files can reside on any other (or the same) device.
It is also possible to stream the files on the phone or tablet directly to the D/A Converter. This makes it simple to share the D/A Converter amongst several users with their individual playback devices.

The technical details of the Ethernet interface:
- UPnP AV 2.0 / DLNA
- plays and decodes common audio formats from HTTP streams
- resolution up to 32-bit, sampling rate up to 192kHz (DSD in preparation)
- support for gapless playback
- bit-perfect data transmission
- 2-channel asynchronous endpoint with external clocking for jitter-free playback
- Supports these formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, MP3, AAC

The Ethernet interface can be built into the Weiss D/A Converters, namely:
DAC202, Medea, Medus, DAC1, DAC2, Minerva.

sep. 2015

Streaming from the Internet with the MAN301

Occasionally I get inquiries from MAN301 users about how to play those streaming websites (like Tidal, Spotify, QoBuz etc.) via the MAN301.

This can be easily done via the Airplay feature of the MAN301. With the icon in the lower right corner on the iPad the menu for selecting the Airplay mode is shown.
After selecting the Airplay mode, tell the iPad to play audio to the MAN301. This is done by swiping from the lower edge of the iPad upwards, which opens a menu where the MAN301 device can be selected for Airplay.

Now open the application of the streaming service you like to play and start playing tracks. The tracks now play via the MAN301. The volume can be controlled via the buttons at the iPad.

The Airplay streams in 44.1 kHz /16 Bit format, which is perfect for the streaming sites. The user interfaces of the various streaming sites are maintained with this scheme, which is a very nice feature, considered that the streaming sites keep updating their user interfaces. In addition all streaming sites are supported automatically.

In that manner all audio played on the iPad can be redirected to the MAN301. E.g. you can also play from Youtube or from your local music collection on the iPad.
Of course all Airplay capable devices can use the MAN301 for playback in that manner.

may 2015

High End Show Munich 2015

Visit us at the upcoming High End Show in Munich! May 14 through May 17.

We will be present in Hall 4 booth E15 together with the Venture speaker company and with our distributor in Germany, WOD Audio, A4 / 1st floor / E109

We will show our entire range of equipment.

See details on the show here:

http://www.highendsociety.de/index.php/en_high_end_moc.html

may 2015

Klangschloss 2015

At this years Klangschloss exhibition we had a very successful presentation of our MAN301 network player in conjunction with QUAD ESL63QA speakers including the dynamic subwoofer option. The sonic performance of this setup is incredible. 

 

feb. 2015

MEDUS D/A Converter is Product Of The Year

The MEDUS D/A Converter has been given a Product Of the Year award by the HiFi Review Magazine in HongKong. Read about it here:

http://designwsound.com/dwsblog/2014/11/weiss-medus-hifireview/

oct. 2014

Yosemite (OSX 10.10) Compatible Firewire Driver

The new Apple OSX, version 10.10 (Yosemite), requires a new Firewire driver for our Firewire based devices. Get the latest driver from here:

http://www.weiss.ch/files/downloads/software/WeissFirewire_4-2-0-39752.dmg

This driver works for OSX 10.8 or higher.

jun. 2014

30th Anniversary Limited Edition MAN301 In Gold

With our 30th year anniversary, which we celebrate this year, we launched a limited edition MAN301DAC Network Player in gold! The model name is MAN301DAC-A and it sports our soon to be released new analog output section with a discrete line driver stage. The ultimate in sonic performance and versatiliy. Read more about the MAN301 here: http://www.weiss.ch/products/man301

 

jun. 2014

SARACON Review

Our SARACON Sampling Rate Converter software got reviewed in TapeOp magazine. SARACON is used by studio people as well as audiophiles alike. It can do PCM and DSD conversion and is viewed as one of the leading sampling rate conversion softwares. 

Read the review here:


http://tapeop.com/reviews/gear/101/saracon-sample-rate-conversion-software/

may 2014

HIGH END SHOW IN NEWPORT

Between May 30th and June 1st the Newport Beach show (Los Angeles) is once again a magnet for audiophiles. 

See Weiss at the Hilton Hotel / Irvine Ballroom I with Precision Audio Video or at the Atrium Hotel / Room 301 with SimpliFi Audio. 

Details can be found here:

 

http://theshownewport.com

 

may 2014

High End Show Munich

From May 15 through 18 the Munich show is on again. We are present in two rooms, at WOD Audio (our German distributor) in Atrium 4, 1st floor, room E109 and with the Klangwerk speaker company from Switzerland in Atrium 4, 2nd floor, room F231b.

We celebrate our 30 year anniversary with a surprising "anniversary edition" of one of our products. Don't miss it!

Details can be found here:

 

www.highendsociety.de

apr. 2014

AES CONVENTION IN BERLIN

Visit us at the 136th AES Convention in Berlin, booth number 25. The exhibition and convention take place between April 26th and 29th. 
We have a small exhibtion space which we will share with the Pinguin company from Hamburg. Both companies celebrate - Weiss its 30 year anniversary and Pinguin 25 years! So our main theme for the booth is to show some of our companies' histories. Join us for a talk about the past and the future....!

 

www.aes.org

 

apr. 2014

Klangschloss Ausstellung Greifensee

Be­suchen Sie uns vom 12.–13. April an der Klangschloss Ausstellung in Greifensee! Es erwartet Sie eine vielfältige Palette an Musikan­la­gen, Vorträgen und Präsen­ta­tio­nen neuer Tech­nolo­gien. Wir führen Ihnen im Raum Nr. 6 un­seren MAN301 Net­zw­erk­spieler zusammen mit dem MEDUS D/A Wan­dler vor. Als Laut­sprecher ver­wen­den wir die PSI Au­dio A25. In die Wieder­gabekette wer­den wir zu­dem einen Al­go­rith­mus ein­schleifen, der dafür sorgt, dass die Musik­wieder­gabe ein grosses Stück näher an ein Live-Er­leb­nis her­ankommt. Lassen Sie sich überraschen was heute mit einer 2-kanali­gen Wieder­gabe möglich ist!
 

www.klangschloss.ch

dec. 2013

International CES in Las Vegas, January 7–10 2014

Visit us at the upcoming CES in Las Vegas, suite 34–204 at the Venetian. We will exhibit with the Venture Speakers company, manufacturer of top notch speakers. The new MEDUS D/A Converter, the MAN301 network player, the INT204 USB/DSD Interface and more will be demonstrated.

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