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Archive for February 27th, 2021

EK Introduces Industry-First DDC Heatsink Housing

Introduction EK Water Blocks, the Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer announced the industry’s first metallic heat sink housing upgrade kit for world-renown Xylem/Laing DDC type water pumps. This kit replaces the original plastic housing, and this add-on vastly improves the cooling performance of the motor and electronics, thus prolonging the lifespan of the water pump. Optimal heat transfer is ensured by the use of an enclosed pre-cut thermal pad . Due to its metallic construction and finned design, EK-DDC Heatsink Housing amplifies the effect of airflow. Placing the water pump in front of any fan or radiator will dramatically improve the cooling performance. Additionally, cooling performance can further be improved by filling the cavities with lithium (electrically non-conductive) grease. EK-DDC Heatsink Housing is made from cast ZAMAK (zinc, aluminum, magnesium, copper) alloy and features either nickel plated- or glossy black paint finish.This product also features a vibration dampening rubber mounting system which effectively de-couples the water pump from the rest of the computer chassis.       EK-DDC Heatsink Housing – Nickel – 19,95€ or approx $27.00 US EK-DDC Heatsink Housing – Black – 19,95€ or approx $27.00 US


Acoustic Research ARS60 Speakers

Introduction Today we have the opportunity to review the ARS60 Bluetooth enabled speaker from Acoustic Research. This is their next generation speaker and it comes packed with features. It also sports a compact design without losing its design quality. It is available in black, red, blue, white, lime green, pink or yellow. The design is shaped like an hour-glass but features two speakers with a bass reflex system. This system also features a NiMH rechargeable battery, offering ten hours of music play time (at medium volume). Could this 16 watt system sound as good as what we’ve seen with other Bluetooth speakers? Continue reading to find out if it holds up to our standards.   Before we get started, here’s some information on Acoustic Research: Acoustic Research (AR), a brand owned by VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX), today unveiled a new addition to its line of Bluetooth indoor portable wireless speakers — the ARS60 portable wireless speaker. Using advanced audio coding, this next generation Bluetooth® equipped product offers sound quality that’s indistinguishable from wired systems, with an impressive dynamic range. The ARS60 is shaped to inspire, sized to go anywhere and sounds like miniature audio furniture.

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