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Mytek Audio to release a slew of new products in 2021 after changing factory and discontinuing most of the older products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

New York, January 15, 2021

Mytek Audio has announced a slew of new products to be launched throughout 2021 following the shifting of production to the new larger factory in Poland that took place last Summer. This change, originally prompted by a loss of confidence in previous manufacturer and EU distributor, HEM Electronics coincides with development of  Mytek's new product platform, based on Roon OS and Linux Audio. This created the strategic need to update all of the new Mytek streaming DACs to this new platform. Consequently, most of Mytek's  existing products have been discontinued and will no longer be available.  

A selection of nine brand new products will be released in 2021, beginning with the Flagship $20K Empire Streamer. In addition, Mytek’s own recently established EU Branch, Mytek Europe Corporation in Warsaw, Poland has become the European Distributor for Mytek Products, effective since November 1, 2020. HEM Electronics is no longer representing Mytek, nor are they involved in any way with Mytek business.  

The new factory will manufacture all new models with exception of the Empire Streamer, which is currently being assembled at  Mytek's Brooklyn, New York facility.  Mytek vision for new products during the 2021 calendar year, by product series, will be as follows:  

Liberty Series is a selection of very compact, high performance “one function” products:

  • Liberty THX AAA™ Headphone Amplifier   $/€ 1,495  

    February 28th  

  • Liberty DAC II  PCM/DSD/MQA/HPA  DAC   $/€ 995  

    March 15th  

  • Liberty Phono Preamplifier with built-in SU Transformer   $/€ 1,495  

    April 15th  

Brooklyn Series models are compact, very high performance, "feature packed" products:

  • Brooklyn Power Amp+  (dual-mono, 2x 250W, Fast class D)   $/€ 2,495  

    Shipping now  

  • Brooklyn Bridge II w/ROON Core, DAC, preamp, HPA & phono   $/€ 3,495  

    April 30th  

Manhattan Series models are full size, ultra high performance products for demanding audiophiles:

  • Manhattan Dual-mono Power Amp  (GanFET module, 2x 200W)   $/€ 6,995  

    Summer 2021  

  • Manhattan Bridge w/ROON Core, DAC, preamp, HPA & phono   $/€ 6,995  

    Summer 2021  

Empire Series represents extreme, uncompromising, "cost no object", flagship products:

  • Empire Streamer Bridge w/ROON Core, DAC, preamp, HPA & phono   $/€ 19,995  

    February  

  • Empire Mono block power amplifier  (GanFET module, 1000 watts)   $/€ 9,995 ea.  

    Summer  

Each of Mytek's four product series has its own unique narrative; a Liberty component provides a single dedicated function in a "feature rich" package that is much more advanced when compared to similarily priced competitve offerings. The Brooklyn series is like a multi-faceted swiss army knife, heavy on the number of functions, but each one implemented to a very high standard. Manhattan offers the end user genuine high-end audio performance that has been consistently recognized as "best in class" across the globe. Finally, the new Empire series offers extreme State-of-the-Art performance through a cost-no-object implementation of numerous cutting-edge technologies that most of the competition can only aspire to.  


Several very significant in-house designed technologies will make their way into the 2021 Mytek product lineup. They include (i) the new Linux-based Mytek OS Platform to be found in all three Mytek streaming products and (ii) the revolutionary Mytek GanFET Power Module for amplifier output stages, using ultra fast Gallium Nitrate FET transistors. This technology will be used in the Empire and Manhattan power amplifiers.  


Finally, at the time of this news release, Mytek's official corporate website.   www.mytek.audio   will have undergone a significant update to clearly indicate these product lineup changes. Of equal importance, complete product support and information for "just" discontinued models will remain available on the website.  


Be prepared for a series of timely press releases in the coming months with regards to the aforementioned Mytek Audio products.  


CONTACT:   

Lionel Goodfield, Public Relations, +1(514) 592-4204,   pr@mytek.audio

Michal Jurewicz, Founder and Chief Designer, +1(646) 327-1157,   mehow@mytek.audio

About Mytek Audio

Mytek was founded in New York City by Michal Jurewicz in 1992. He began working at Manhattan’s famed Hit Factory recording studio in 1989 with the likes of Paul Simon, Billy Joel and Barbara Streisand, recording to analog tape. Here he learned the “ins and outs” of what a great recording was supposed to sound like and which equipment was necessary to achieve this. Famously, he repaired a room full of broken equalizers, amplifiers and compressors that were just too complex for the other technicians to handle. It was this reputation that landed him a job as Skyline Studios’ tech engineer. Skyline was the home of legendary music producer Nile Rogers and the preferred studio for the likes of Mariah Carey and James Taylor.  


While at Skyline, Michal developed solutions to help improve the workflow and sound quality of the new digital systems. It was here that Mytek  was born 1992. From the very beginning, artist and producers praised the sound quality of Mytek’s  equipment. Soon almost every NYC recording studio had a “Mytek  Private Q” headphone monitoring system and those using Mytek’s  first analog-to-digital converters produced recordings that didn’t suffer from the harsh sound that was so typical of the digital recordings from the 1990’s.  


Since then Mytek has continuously innovated; From pioneering 18, 20, 24 and now 32-bit PCM recording to being part of the “DSD Super Audio CD Project” and today helping to develop MQA mastering and playback. Most recently, as digital audio and internet distribution began to evolve together, the barrier of audio quality between the professional studio and the home has vanished. It was with this eye towards the future that Mytek began designing playback equipment for music lovers, not just music makers. Today the same equipment used to create timeless music is accessible for a lifelong enjoyment of music. Michal Jurewicz has consistently demonstrated that a proper understanding of how to digitally encode music in the recording studio results in a cutting edge ability to design the award winning DACs used today by Mytek for digital music playback. Convenience, design and sound quality are all at the heart of everything   Mytek  does.  


Mytek  currently maintains two physical locations for Sales, R&D, Support and Distribution: Mytek Audio Headquarters in Brooklyn  , New York and   Mytek Europe  Corporation, the EU Branch  in Warsaw, Poland.  


Learn more @ www.mytek.audio
                   


Mytek Audio introduces the Liberty THX AAA™ HPA, Reference THX® Analog Headphone Amplifier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New York, January 15, 2021

Mytek Audio proudly introduces the new Liberty THX AAA™ HPA , an analog headphone amplifier featuring THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier technology to deliver pure audio. The patented THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier (THX AAA™), the most linear amplifier technology available today, powers the Liberty THX AAA™ HPA to provide astonishing musical accuracy, unprecedented dynamic range, as well as infinitesimally low levels of noise and distortion. The Liberty THX AAA™ HPA is a reference grade device for both the musically passionate headphone enthusiast, and for sound engineers in professional audio environments.


Listening to music through the Liberty Liberty THX AAA™ HPA allows the user to hear the content as intended by the creator with maximum transparency and detail, and with minimum impact of the amplifier on the original sound. This is achieved using THX’s patented feed-forward error correction circuit topology which allows the THX AAA™ based amplifier to reach its maximum output power rating while exponentially reducing noise and distortion levels. Unlike the competition where increased output power is typically accompanied by proportional amounts of noise and distortion, the Liberty THX AAA™ HPA encounters a reduction in distortion by up to 40dB.


The arrival of a genuine musical reference for pure analog headphone amplification

This THX patented feed-forward topology can output a maximum current of 1 ampere and voltages reaching 25Vp-p. As a result, the Liberty THX AAA™ HPA can drive any pair of headphones available today. With such immense power capabilities, extensive circuit protection is of the utmost importance and the THX-888 module within this device has this fully covered. Multiple protection circuits are in place to ensure that the output relays are disabled during ‘power up’ until all power supplies reach full voltage and proper stability, and during faulty conditions like overloads and short circuits.


Despite its compact size, the Liberty THX AAA™ HPA is a true “tour-de-force” and complete reference grade product that is designed to stand the test of time. The amplifier uses the highest quality gold plated connectors and a selection of the highest grade parts, including an oversized 60W toroid power transformer, separate low noise power regulators for left and right channels, and a large bank of low impedance power supply electrolytic capacitors.

Liberty THX AAA™ HPA Significant Design Features:

● THX AAA-888 Achromatic Audio Amplifier technology (THX AAA™)

● Maximum rated output of 6 Watts @ < 0.1 % THD

● Output Impedance: < 0.1Ω.

● S/N Ratio > 140dB, A-Weighted.

● Oversized, dual-mono 60W toroidal linear power supply with automatic AC input voltage detection (100 – 240V).

● 4-line level inputs; 3 single-ended RCA and 1 balanced XLR-1/4”.

● 4 HPA outputs on the front panel: 4-pin XLR and 4.4mm balanced, ¼” TRS and 3.5mm In Ear Monitor (IEM).

● Single-ended RCA 2-channel preamplifier output.

● Large 27mm ALPS professional grade volume attenuator.

● Selectable Crossfeed / Mono circuit for speaker/radio compatibility.

● 4-position adjustable gain circuit.

● Automatic -12dB Gain Sensitivity drop for IEM output.

● Two-year warranty.

● Dimensions (w x d x h): 5.5" x 8.8" x 1.74” / 14 x 22.5 x 4.4cm. (1/3 Rack size)

● Weight: 4.5 lbs. / 2 kg.

● The companion Liberty II DAC and Liberty Phono Preamplifier will be released in Q1 and Q2 2021, respectively.

Pricing and availability and a Special Preorder Offer: 

The Liberty THX AAA™ HPA is available for preorder now and will begin shipping in February 2021 with an MSRP of US $1,495.00. and EUR € 1,495.00 (VAT incl). Available for purchase at Authorized Mytek dealers worldwide, at www.mytek.audio and Amazon.com (US/Canada only). 

The first 50 Liberty THX AAA™ HPA available for preorder in the US includes a free pair of HiFiMAN Sundara planar magnetic Headphones, valued at USD $349.

For further information about THX AAA™ please visit:  https://www.thx.com/aaa/.


About Mytek Audio

Mytek was founded in New York City by Michal Jurewicz in 1992. He began working at Manhattan’s famed Hit Factory recording studio in 1989 with the likes of Paul Simon, Billy Joel and Barbara Streisand, recording to analog tape. Here he learned the “ins and outs” of what a great recording was supposed to sound like and which equipment was necessary to achieve this. Famously, he repaired a room full of broken equalizers, amplifiers and compressors that were just too complex for the other technicians to handle. It was this reputation that landed him a job as Skyline Studios’ tech engineer. Skyline was the home of legendary music producer Nile Rogers and the preferred studio for the likes of Mariah Carey and James Taylor.  


While at Skyline, Michal developed solutions to help improve the workflow and sound quality of the new digital systems. It was here that Mytek  was born 1992. From the very beginning, artist and producers praised the sound quality of Mytek’s  equipment. Soon almost every NYC recording studio had a “Mytek  Private Q” headphone monitoring system and those using Mytek’s  first analog-to-digital converters produced recordings that didn’t suffer from the harsh sound that was so typical of the digital recordings from the 1990’s.  


Since then Mytek has continuously innovated; From pioneering 18, 20, 24 and now 32-bit PCM recording to being part of the “DSD Super Audio CD Project” and today helping to develop MQA mastering and playback. Most recently, as digital audio and internet distribution began to evolve together, the barrier of audio quality between the professional studio and the home has vanished. It was with this eye towards the future that Mytek began designing playback equipment for music lovers, not just music makers. Today the same equipment used to create timeless music is accessible for a lifelong enjoyment of music. Michal Jurewicz has consistently demonstrated that a proper understanding of how to digitally encode music in the recording studio results in a cutting edge ability to design the award winning DACs used today by Mytek for digital music playback. Convenience, design and sound quality are all at the heart of everything   Mytek  does.  


Mytek  currently maintains two physical locations for Sales, R&D, Support and Distribution: Mytek Audio Headquarters in Brooklyn  , New York and   Mytek Europe  Corporation, the EU Branch  in Warsaw, Poland.  


Learn more @ www.mytek.audio

About THX

Founded by legendary filmmaker George Lucas in 1983, THX Ltd. and its partners provide premium entertainment experiences in the cinema, in the home and on the go. Over the past 35 years, THX has expanded its certification categories beyond studios and cinemas to consumer electronics, content, automotive systems, and live entertainment. Today, THX continues to redefine entertainment, providing exciting new technologies and assurance of experiences which provide consumers with superior audio and visual fidelity and ensure an artist’s vision is truthfully delivered to audiences worldwide. THX Ltd. is owned by Razer and operates as a fully independent subsidiary. For more information visit THX.com, find us on Facebook, Instagram, and follow us on Twitter.


THX and all THX logos are registered trademarks of THX Ltd. THX AAA is a registered trademark of THX Ltd. All other product names, logos, brands, trademarks, and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

CONTACT:   

Lionel Goodfield, Public Relations, +1(514) 592-4204,   pr@mytek.audio

Michal Jurewicz, Founder and Chief Designer, +1(646) 327-1157,   mehow@mytek.audio



Mytek Audio introduces the Empire DAC/Streamer/Preamplifier, the flagship of the new “Empire” Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New York, April 20, 2020

                                        

Mytek Audio proudly introduces the EMPIRE DAC/Streamer/Preamplifier;  An "all out" assault on the state-of-the-art, the EMPIRE establishes Mytek as a top echelon player at the top of high end audio products category. The Streamer is “Powered by RoonOS”  and features internal Roon Core that can drive both the ultra-high performance EMPIRE DAC and external Roon endpoints. There is a dual mono fully balanced differential analog preamplifier with an ultra quiet phono stage for both MC and MM cartridges. Going one step further, a high current, dual mono, fully balanced headphone amplifier is part of this extraordinary package.


The heart and soul of this state-of-the-art component is the new on-board Empire DAC which represents the highest performance and most musically engaging Mytek DAC ever. Built around two highest performance Sabre 9038Pro DAC chipsets, this dual mono fully balanced circuit is capable of 32-bit/768kHz PCM, DSD512 and MQA while achieving dynamic range greater than 133dB. DAC and Preamplifier functions are controlled by a brand new MytekOS Platform , offering new functionality via easy software upgrades, gradually released in the future as the Platform progresses.

Mytek Digital enters the "cost no object" digital arena



The EMPIRE streamer is a new Product Category, which combines state of the art analog design with modern digital, wifi and internet ready, control platform in one great sounding, easy to use functional device. It’s draws from nearly 3 decades of award winning digital audio engineering and manufacturing experience coupled with future visionary software driven products. This represents the very finest one box solution for both music lovers and audiophiles, all housed in a chassis milled from a single block of aircraft grade aluminum. Furthermore, as a result of both its modular hardware design and software based platform, the EMPIRE Streamer can be easily described as "future proof". EMPIRE Series will be extended with an addition of similarly constructed EMPIRE Monoblock Amplifiers planned for 2021.  


EMPIRE DAC/Streamer/Preamplifier Significant Design Features:  

”Powered by Roon OS”  Streamer built in. Operated either via front panel touchscreen or Roon Remote on a smart device.

All regular Roon functionality, with access to all online streaming services and local content. Ability to play to all endpoints.
● Cost no object dual mono all balanced audio path in analog and DAC circuits. 3 oversized linear power supplies for digital, for the left and right DAC/analog circuitry, each using shielded low noise toroidal transformer with automatic adjustment to 100-240VAC.
● 7 analog preamplifier inputs (including state of the art M/M, M/C nickel xformer based phono pre), 2 analog pre balanced inputs, each input with adjustable input sensitivity, 2 independently selectable outputs, both balanced and RCA.
● Digital DAC inputs includes: Streamer, SPDIF, AES/EBU, Optical, USB2, HDMI (2-channel), all w PCM DSD and MQA.
● Digital Streamer outputs: SPDIF, USB2, HDMI (2 - 8 channel), Ethernet and WiFi.
● Storage: Internal 8TB SSD. Accepts all external USB3, USBC and Network drives.
● Built in MytekOS DAC/Preamplifier Platform allows for future functional upgrades and new DSP features of the DAC/Preamplifier to be released throughout the life of the product. There will be 3 stages of development and functionality:
1) Upon shipping: Firmware V1.0: Fully functional Roon OS Streamer with complete DAC output playback, volume control.
2) Q2 2021: Firmware V2.0: as above plus full preamplifier functionality (enables functionality of already built in hardware)
3) Q4 2021: Firmware V3.0: as above plus “a la carte” hi-res DSP features. Details TBA
● Chassis: Silver or Black, Dimensions: (w x h x d): 17" x 3.5" x 14” / Weight: 20 lbs.
● Companion Empire Monoblock Amplifiers (8.5” wide) to be released Q2, 2021. Details TBA  

The first Empire Streamer units will become available in Dec. 2020 with shipping in quantities by Feb. 2021 MSRP of $19 995 in U.S. or € $19 995 (VAT incl) in E.U. 

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