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Aluminous Audio Loudspeaker System Review

Aluminous Audio Loudspeaker System Review

In 2001, Krell introduced the LAT-1, a monitor loudspeaker in an all aluminum enclosure....

Magico S1 Loudspeaker Review

Magico S1 Loudspeaker Review

I always know I’m in trouble when the freight truck pulls up in front...

Sony HAP-Z1ES High Resolution Music Server Review

Sony HAP-Z1ES High Resolution Music Server Review

I began my journey into computer audio in 2004 with the introduction of the...

dCS Vivaldi DAC Review

dCS Vivaldi DAC Review

I think it is fair to say that in the eighteen or so months...

T.H.E. Show (Newport Beach) 2014 Coverage

T.H.E. Show (Newport Beach) 2014 Coverage

Initial Impressions THE Show (Newport Beach) 2014 was a breath of fresh air (at...

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Sophia Electric Magik Box Tube Buffer

October 1, 2014
Sophia Electric Magik Box Tube Buffer

Terry London has posted a review of the Sophia Electric Magik Box tube buffer ($2500) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “Sophia Electric has come up with an add-on device in the Magik Box that can give the owner of any solid-state system, and to a somewhat lesser degree a tube-based system, the wonderful sonic virtues...
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Musical Fidelity NuVista 800 Integrated Amplifier

October 1, 2014
Musical Fidelity NuVista 800 Integrated Amplifier

The new NuVista 800 integrated amplifier combines technology from several different eras of electronics design. a) Nuvistor technology b) Semi conductor technology c) Surface Mount Design technology d) CAD/CAM PCB design e) Software control Historical First For the first time in the history of hi-fi, Musical Fidelity have combined nuvistor technology with Surface Mount Design...
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Zanden Audio Systems 120 Phono Stage

October 1, 2014
Zanden Audio Systems 120 Phono Stage

Garrett Hongo has posted a review of the Zanden Audio Systems 120 phono stage ($7500) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “With its Model 120, Zanden Audio Systems has seriously increased the opportunities for listening pleasure among those of us who collect LPs on many labels from various periods. The 120 returns to circulation albums...
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NAD D 7050 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

October 1, 2014
NAD D 7050 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

Colin Smith has posted a review of the NAD D 7050 integrated amplifier-DAC ($999) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “With the D 7050 Direct Digital network amplifier, NAD has done it again. To my ears, NAD is producing some of the finest amplifiers available at any price, and the D 7050’s wireless ability, imperfect...
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Eclipse TD510ZMK2 Loudspeakers

October 1, 2014
Eclipse TD510ZMK2 Loudspeakers

Wes Marshall has posted a review of the Eclipse TD510ZMK2 loudspeakers ($5990/pair) at SoundStage! Xperience: His conclusions: “”Auditioning the Eclipses will provide just such an experience. Some speakers I recommend for comparison are the Focal Twin 6 Be ($3990/pair), Genelec 8250a ($5990/pair), Neumann KH 310 ($4599/pair), and PMC TwoTwo.6 ($5000/pair). Each is small enough...
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Brainwavz S5 Earphones

October 1, 2014
Brainwavz S5 Earphones

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Brainwavz S5 earphones ($129) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “Often, headphones that have a bit of treble boost just annoy me. Many audiophiles prize them for their “detail,” but to my ears, they sound harsh and unnatural. But the Brainwavz S5 earphones really do deliver the...
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Simaudio Moon 180 MiND Music Streamer

October 1, 2014
Simaudio Moon 180 MiND Music Streamer

Aron Garrecht has posted a review of the Simaudio Moon 180 MiND music streamer ($1300) at SoundStage Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “Simaudio’s 180 MiND has opened my ears to the small but compelling market of austere streamers, and is proof that Simaudio is evolving with the times. The control app Simaudio has developed is ingenious...
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Musical Fidelity Releases New M6si Integrated Amplifier

September 30, 2014
Musical Fidelity Releases New M6si Integrated Amplifier

The new M6si integrated amplifier improves on the outgoing M6i model with more inputs and completely new internals to give greatly improved technical and sonic performance The M6si has real high-end sound quality. Because of its power it is effortless and unstressed. Its stability margins are huge so it will drive any loudspeaker easily....
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Antelope Audio Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC

September 30, 2014
Antelope Audio Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC

Jason Kennedy has posted a review of the Antelope Audio Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC (£4,250) at The Ear. His conclusions: “The Antelope Zodiac Platinum DSD is an expensive converter but unlike many it’s also a preamplifier, and equally unlike most it’s both highly revealing and musically engaging when fed a good signal. It also...
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Sony UDA-1/SS-HA3 High Resolution Desktop System

September 30, 2014
Sony UDA-1/SS-HA3 High Resolution Desktop System

J. Loh has posted a review of the Sony UDA-1 integrated amplifier-DAC ($799) and /SS-HA3 desktop loudspeakers ($350/pair) ataudiofi.net. His conclusions: “The UDA-1’s star here shines brighter than the SS-HA3, and within its limitations, is a great piece of gear. Together, the combination makes a lot of sense as a desktop system, but may...
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Yamaha RX-A1040 7.2 A/V Receiver

September 29, 2014
Yamaha RX-A1040 7.2 A/V Receiver

Glenn Young has posted a review of the Yamaha RX-A1040 7.2 A/V receiver ($1199) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “This is an amazing receiver; it has enough features to provide you months of entertainment while optimizing the sound quality of your music and movies. Did my brief acquaintance reveal...
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Akiko Audio introduces the Triple AC Enhancer

September 29, 2014
Akiko Audio introduces the Triple AC Enhancer

The negative influences of high frequency RFI-EMI radiation are bigger than many an audiophile might think. Reducing this high frequency noise has an immediate audible effect on the music rendering in the audio spectrum. A cleaner and more natural sound is generally perceived as pleasant. By using three new materials in our Triple AC...
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Cayin C5 Headphone Amplifier

September 29, 2014
Cayin C5 Headphone Amplifier

Marcusd has posted a review of the Cayin C5 headphone amplifier ($170) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “The Cayin C5 has the looks, revision 2 now out it the market has the build quality and accessories to back it up at no change in the price. I am really excited to see people try it...
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Axis VoiceBoxS Loudspeaker

September 29, 2014
Axis VoiceBoxS Loudspeaker

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Axis VoiceBoxS loudspeakers ($2495/pair) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The Axis VoiceBoxS is easy to recommend for those looking for an affordable, neutral, and very satisfying two way stand mount monitor that will fit into any decor. If you are in the market, I highly suggest...
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Oppo PM-2 Headphones

September 29, 2014
Oppo PM-2 Headphones

Tyll Hertsens has posted a review of the Oppo PM-2 headphones ($699) at InnerFidelity. His conclusions: “The PM-2 ticks all the boxes for a luxury general purpose/portable headphone. Though open, they do provide a little more isolation of higher frequencies than most open cans. Build quality is top-notch, and styling is masculine and understated....
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Dynaudio Excite X14 Loudspeaker

September 28, 2014
Dynaudio Excite X14 Loudspeaker

Robert J Reina has posted a review of the Dynaudio Excite X14 loudspeakers ($1500/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “With the Excite X14, Dynaudio has taken all of the aspects of the Excite X12 that I liked and improved them across the board. At $1500/pair, this speaker is an extraordinary value. It has become my...
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Naim Audio NAIT 5si Integrated Amplifier

September 28, 2014
Naim Audio NAIT 5si Integrated Amplifier

Herb Reichert has posted a review of the Naim Audio NAIT 5si integrated amplifier ($1895) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “When my fantasy ended, I realized that, at a thousand quid, the Naim NAIT 5si is a world-class integrated amplifier that delivers more audio precision and musical enjoyment than any self-respecting anti-imperialist should ever need....
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Jasmine Audio Tiger Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

September 28, 2014
Jasmine Audio Tiger Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

Gary Lea has posted a review of the Jasmine AudioTiger moving coil cartridge ($1295) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “If you are in the market for a really lovely cartridge and you are not looking for the last word in ultra neutrality and analytics (think Lyra) then you owe it to yourself to take...
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Audience Au24 SE Phono Cable

September 28, 2014
Audience Au24 SE Phono Cable

Myles Astor has posted a review of the Audience Au24 SE phono cable ($1290) at Positive Feedback. “Audience has clearly broken the price/performance barrier with their newest Au24 SE phono cables. No matter which cartridge is mounted in the 3D arm—the Lyra, Transfiguration or Koetsu—the Audience brings out the best attributes of each. The...
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Fritz Hemp 6 Loudspeakers

September 27, 2014
Fritz Hemp 6 Loudspeakers

David Seislove has posted a review of the Fritz Hemp 6 loudspeakers ($1500/pair) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Alternately, what’s nice about the tonal balance of the Hemp 6′s is that I never felt like any one area was predominant. I live in the midrange, but it seems as if the majority of new...
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