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AURALiC TAURUS Balanced Output Headphone Amplifier Review

AURALiC TAURUS Balanced Output Headphone Amplifier Review

Several months ago I reviewed the AURALiC VEGA DAC, and found it to be...

Audience ClairAudient 1+1 Loudspeaker

Audience ClairAudient 1+1 Loudspeaker

Audience is perhaps best known for their interconnects, speaker cables, and power cords, and...

CES 2014 Coverage

CES 2014 Coverage

High-end audio companies are apparently abandoning CES in droves. A few years ago, manufacturers...

Meridian Prime USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier Review

Meridian Prime USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier Review

Meridian makes some very expensive state-of-the-art components, including the 808.5 CD player ($22,000), 818v2...

AURALiC VEGA DAC Review

AURALiC VEGA DAC Review

Based in Vancouver, Washington and Beijing, China, AURALiC is a relative newcomer to the...

Daily News and Reviews

Tellurium Q Ultra Black Interconnects

April 20, 2014
Tellurium Q Ultra Black Interconnects

Danny Worth has posted a review of the Tellurium Q Ultra Black interconnects (£380) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “Im not going to add a conclusion to this review, I will just add that the UB is a cable of very different characteristics to any I’ve ever heard and it took me a little...
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Graditech Kide Interconnects and Lumi Speaker Cables

April 20, 2014
Graditech Kide Interconnects and Lumi Speaker Cables

Dave Thomas has posted a review of the Graditech Kide interconnects ($1500) and Lumi speaker cables ($4660) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “Together the Graditech cables worked exceptionally well in my system and individually they also acquitted themselves nicely. But the cable that is the real story here is the Lumi 3 speaker cable....
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Audio4Soul Announces New Reference Series of True Digital Amplifiers

April 20, 2014
Audio4Soul Announces New Reference Series of True Digital Amplifiers

Audio4Soul announces global distribution of its new Reference series of True Digital Amplifiers. A new breed of Reference amplifiers, that has been designed on the basis of ultimate performance. Simplicity in design Philosophy, minimal signal path and top quality materials, guarantee ultra hi-end performance, while backed-up by an ultra low-noise power supply, as well...
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Primaluna Prologue Premium Integrated Amplifier

April 20, 2014
Primaluna Prologue Premium Integrated Amplifier

Danny Worth has posted a review of the Primaluna Prologue Premium integrated amplifier (£2300) at Hi-Fi pig. His conclusions: “I for one would certainly stump up the pennies for one of these. Have a listen and see what you think and if your already on the valve train and have any of the variants...
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Today Is Record Store Day

April 19, 2014
Today Is Record Store Day

Today is world-wide Record Store Day. Support your local vinyl merchant and take advantage of more than 600 special RSD releases. Full details about exclusive product and a guide to record stores in your area can be found here.
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AXPONA 2014 Audio Show Continues Through Sunday

April 19, 2014
AXPONA 2014 Audio Show Continues Through Sunday

AXPONA – Audio Expo North America, April 25-27, 2014 What: AXPONA – Audio Expo North America When: April 25-27, 2014 Where: Westin O’Hare, Chicago/Rosemont, IL How: www.axpona.com for more info and to purchase tickets Who should come to AXPONA AXPONA is an event for anyone who performs, produces or simply enjoys music. Music fans...
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Cambridge Audio Aero 2 Speaker System

April 19, 2014
Cambridge Audio Aero 2 Speaker System

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Cambridge Audio Aero 2 speaker system ($2446) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “There are experiments. And then there are experiments that work, thanks to relentless fine-tuning. Cambridge Audio’s Aero speakers are the latter. Having already heard the BMR technology in the company’s excellent Minx satellites,...
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Ginko Audio Cloud 12 Isolation Platform

April 19, 2014
Ginko Audio Cloud 12 Isolation Platform

Peter Davey has posted a review of the Ginko Audio Cloud 12 isolation platform ($629-$729) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The investment is minor compared to the benefits you get from it. Plus, working with Vinh Vu of Gingko is an absolute pleasure. This guy really knows his stuff and cuts out all of...
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KEF X300A Loudspeakers

April 19, 2014
KEF X300A Loudspeakers

Stuart Smith has posted a review of the KEF X300A loudspeakers (£600/pair) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “The X300s do play music and they play it in a really engaging and enjoyable fashion and if the ultimate in resolution isn’t a main consideration, but having a very good overall sound in a relatively compact...
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Channel D Releases Pure Vinyl 4 Audio Software

April 18, 2014
Channel D Releases Pure Vinyl 4 Audio Software

Channel D, developers of the innovative and award-winning Pure Vinyl™ and Pure Music® audio software for Apple Macintosh computers and the creator of the Seta® Ultra Wide Bandwidth Balanced Flat Phono Preamplifier has released a major update to its Pure Vinyl software. The new Pure Vinyl 4 includes more than three dozen significant new...
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Parasound Halo JC3+ MM/MC Phono Preamplifier

April 18, 2014
Parasound Halo JC3+ MM/MC Phono Preamplifier

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the Parasound Halo JC3+ MM/MC phono preamplifier ($2995) at Analogplanet. His conclusions: “Considering the price differentials, I again came away impressed by the JC3+. It does everything well and its minor acts of omission will not be noticed or missed on the kinds of systems in which...
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Audeze LCD-XC Closed-Back Headphones

April 18, 2014
Audeze LCD-XC Closed-Back Headphones

Audiohead has posted a review of the Audeze XC closed-back headphones ($1699) at audiohead.com. His conclusions: “The XC’s attention to detail is undeniable. While the technical restrictions of being a closed-back design may prevent it from overtaking the Audeze flagship in terms of air and openness, the level of quality, tonal balance and transparency...
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Cambridge Audio DAC Magic XS Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier

April 18, 2014
Cambridge Audio DAC Magic XS Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier

Michael Lavorgna has posted a review of the Cambridge Audio DAC Magic XS portable DAC and headphone amplifier ($189) at AudioStream. His conclusion: “If you’re looking for a highly resolving micro-detail champ of a portable PCM DAC/headphone amp, the Cambridge Audio DAC Magic XS may have your magic number. With the ability to play...
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NuForce MCP-18 Multichannel Analog Preamplifier

April 18, 2014
NuForce MCP-18 Multichannel Analog Preamplifier

Steven Stone has posted a review of the NuForce MCP-18 multi-channel analog preamplifier ($999) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “If you are in the market for a multichannel analog preamp, you should consider the MCP-18, regardless of how much more money you were prepared to spend. It looks good, sounds virtually invisible, and...
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NHT Absolute Tower Loudspeaker

April 18, 2014
NHT Absolute Tower Loudspeaker

Joel Houst has posted a review of the NHT Absolute Tower loudspeakers ($1100/pair) at Audioholics. His conclusions: “The NHT Absolute Tower is really a well engineered speaker system at a reasonable price. Audiophile sound, superb measurements and awesome finish and build make this a high value speaker at $1100 per pair. A subwoofer is...
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Wilson Benesch Debuts New Endeavour Loudspeaker

April 17, 2014
Wilson Benesch Debuts New Endeavour Loudspeaker

In every way, the Geometry Series and its flagship Cardinal have set a new benchmark for the company. Wilson Benesch don’t do convention and the Cardinal is the boldest statement of intent that the company could have made to this effect. Unique its execution, material design, crossover design and aesthetics; The Cardinal defines state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art....
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Oppo BDP-105 Univerdal Blu-Ray Player

April 17, 2014
Oppo BDP-105 Univerdal Blu-Ray Player

Toby Tingskog has posted a review of the Oppo BDP-105 universal Blu-Ray player ($1199) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “So is the Oppo BDP-105 a real audiophile device? It certainly is a great sounding player and a good entry to high rez audio. If you need a Blu-Ray player and want to stream TV, the...
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Whatmough Signature P15-SE Loudspeaker

April 17, 2014
Whatmough Signature P15-SE Loudspeaker

Greg Borrowman has posted a review of the Whatmough Signature P15-SE loudspeakers ($4499/pair) at AVHub. His conclusions: “Whatmough’s Signature P15-SE loudspeakers are superb transducers. For their size there are few – if any – other loudspeakers that can even approach their level of performance, and if we’re talking midrange and treble, there are few...
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Meridian Explorer Portable USB DAC

April 17, 2014
Meridian Explorer Portable USB DAC

Doug Blackburn has posted a review of the Meridian Audio Explorer portable USB DAC ($299) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “It might sound as if the giant-killer AudioQuest DragonFly was handily bested by the Meridian Explorer — but keep in mind that the DragonFly is smaller and doesn’t have the stubby USB cable to...
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Oppo HA-1 Headphone Amplifier Under Development

April 17, 2014
Oppo HA-1 Headphone Amplifier Under Development

The OPPO HA-1 Headphone Amplifier builds upon the success of our BDP-95 and BPD-105 audiophile universal Blu-ray Disc players. The BDP-95 and 105 have been selected as “Recommended Components” by prestigious publications such as Stereophile and The Absolute Sound. Discerning listeners describe the players’ DAC and analog output stage as very detailed, transparent and...
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