I’ve often thought that Red Wine Audio components look particularly outstanding when travelling in pairs. Earlier this year I enjoyed the Signature 15 partnered with the Ginevra phono stage. The two together cut quite the aesthetic (and sonic) stride.
Head RWA Chef Vinnie Rossi has now upped the ante with Renaissance Editions of (nearly) his entire range: new looks, internal tweaks and more optional extras.
For example, the Signature 15 has been bumped to Signature 16 status with a stunning new face- and side-plates (available in three wood finishes), ‘better sound’ and an un-screwable top panel (for easier tube-rolling). It looks like the RWA remote control has also seen a refresh. The RRP has been nudged to US$1995. An optional headphone output option is now available ($TBA). Battery-powered hi-fi never looked so classy.
The Bellina (Pro) DAC has also enjoyed a similar overhaul: new digital input board design as well as name concatenation. US$1995. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these babies. A DAR review is pencilled in for Q2 2013.