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AXPONA 2015 Coverage

AXPONA 2015 Coverage

My overall impression of the show was excellent. AXPONA has made tremendous progress in...

DALI Rubicon 6 Loudspeaker Review

DALI Rubicon 6 Loudspeaker Review

Introduction I first ran across DALI loudspeakers at RMAF 2010, and was so impressed...

Exogal Audio Comet DAC Review

Exogal Audio Comet DAC Review

Introduction You can’t swing a dead cat at an audio show without hitting a...

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...

Daily News and Reviews

GoldenEar Triton Five Loudspeaker

August 30, 2015
GoldenEar Triton Five Loudspeaker

Jacob Heilbrunn has posted a review of the GoldenEar Triton Five loudspeakers ($1998/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “With its knack for playing a wide gamut of music convincingly, the Fives offer a tremendous amount of performance for the dough. After my foray into Led Zep territory, Sandy Gross was worried that I...
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Robert Koda K-10 Preamplifier

August 30, 2015
Robert Koda K-10 Preamplifier

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the Robert Koda K-10 preamplifier ($) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “This one is a bit off the beaten path, but if you are looking for the ultimate audio Zen experience, in a preamplifier that makes a major statement by not making a statement, this is your final...
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Nagaoka MP-500 Phono Cartridge

August 29, 2015
Nagaoka MP-500 Phono Cartridge

Noam Bronstein has posted a review of the Nagaoka MP-500 phono cartridge ($699) at Wall of Sound. His conclusions: “In fact, if you’re primarily keen on acoustic music – jazz, folk, classical, etc. – this is a cartridge that I think will have few, if any peers in its price range. It gets the...
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Antipodes Audio ‘Reference’ Interconnects and Speaker Cables

August 29, 2015
Antipodes Audio ‘Reference’ Interconnects and Speaker Cables

Anthony Kershaw has posted a review of the Antipodes Audio ‘Reference’ interconnects ($2500) and speaker cable ($2500) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: “His cables are nothing short of remarkable in their musicality and refinement. Superb bass and wonderful ability to portray accurate dynamics. Like all his products I’ve heard and reviewed, Jenkins’ Reference Cables are...
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Naim NAP 300 DR Power Amplifier

August 29, 2015
Naim NAP 300 DR Power Amplifier

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Naim NAP 300 DR power amplifier (£7295) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “Once you’ve heard the DR upgrades in action, it’s not hard to understand why Naim made so much of this aspect of the Statement’s technology story. It’s also not hard to understand just...
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Harbeth Super HL5+ Loudspeaker

August 29, 2015
Harbeth Super HL5+ Loudspeaker

Tim Smith has posted a review of the Harbeth Super HL5+ loudspeakers ($6300-$7300/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “There is no such thing as a perfect speaker, only good matches for one’s room and tastes. With the Super HL5 Plus, we have a loudspeaker that will please most people most of the time. It commits...
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LampizatOr Generation 5 Level 4 DAC

August 28, 2015
LampizatOr Generation 5 Level 4 DAC

Wayne Donnelly has posted a review of the LampizatOr Generation 5 Level 4 DAC ($5195) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Even before experiencing it on computer audio, I thought that at a retail price of $5195, the LampizatOr Level 4 Generation 5 DAC was a fine value for anyone who wants the best...
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Shunyata Triton and Typhon Power Conditioners and Sigma Power Cables

August 28, 2015
Shunyata Triton and Typhon Power Conditioners and Sigma Power Cables

Michael Lavorgna has posted a review of the Shunyata Triton V2 ($6995) and Typhon ($5995) power conditioners and Sigma power cables ($2495-$3495) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “Every component used to build these devices was scrutinized for their contribution to the overall design’s sonic result. I have no doubts that those of you with the...
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GamuT RS7 Loudspeaker

August 28, 2015
GamuT RS7 Loudspeaker

John Atkinson have posted a review of the GamuT RS7 loudspeakers ($39,900/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “GamuT Audio’s RS7 is indeed a superior-sounding, superbly finished loudspeaker capable of offering clean, grain-free, uncolored, full-range sound of wide dynamic range, especially with piano recordings. It also offers exceptional clarity in the lower midrange and bass, where...
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Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 Loudspeaker

August 28, 2015
Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 Loudspeaker

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 loudspeakers ($1650/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Compared to all the other speakers I’ve heard in my Connecticut room and system, the Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2s scored well. The Monitor Audio Silver 8 came closest in performance and price, at only...
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Astell&Kern AK Jr Portable MQS Digital Playback System

August 28, 2015
Astell&Kern AK Jr Portable MQS Digital Playback System

Astell&Kern AK Jr Portable MQS digital playback system ($499) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Of course what really matter is if the music is enjoyable, and here we have a winner! There’s always a delicate balance between extreme accuracy and musicality. It is not that they are mutually exclusive, yet at this lowish...
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Questyle QP1R Portable Music Player

August 27, 2015
Questyle QP1R Portable Music Player

Steven R. Rochlin has posted a review of the Questyle QP1R portable music player ($899) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Questyle’s QP1R is a killer unit with mind-blowing sound wrapped in high style chic magnificence.” You can read the full review here.
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Hegel H160 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

August 27, 2015
Hegel H160 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

A. Colin Floyd has posted a review of the Hegel H160 integrated amplifier-DAC ($3500) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Over all though, the Hegel H160 is just a wonderful sounding and thoughtfully designed European style amplifier, which really lets you enjoy the music.” You can read the full review here.
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Ayon Audio Crossfire EVO Monoblock Power Amplifier

August 27, 2015
Ayon Audio Crossfire EVO Monoblock Power Amplifier

Wojciech Pacuła has posted a review of the Ayon Audio Crossfire EVO monoblock power amplifier (€22,500/pair) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Ayon Audio’s Crossfire EVO vacuum tube monoblock amplifier delivers a better performance than any other amplifier Gerhard ever created previously. It combines the virtues of push-pull, SET and solid-state. Everything is mixed...
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Gershman Acoustics Grande Avant Garde Loudspeaker

August 27, 2015
Gershman Acoustics Grande Avant Garde Loudspeaker

Rick Jensen has posted a review of the Gershman Acoustics Grande Avant Garde loudspeakers ($12,500) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “It is difficult to cite any one thing about the Gershman Acoustics Grande Avant Garde loudspeakers that makes them stand out from other speakers at or above their price range, a range where...
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Aries Cerat Incito Stereo Preamplifier

August 27, 2015
Aries Cerat Incito Stereo Preamplifier

Tom Lyle has posted a review of the Aries Cerat Incito stereo preamplifier ($12,000) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Sonically, I can’t think of any aspect of the sound quality of the Aries Cerat Incito that I don’t like. Yet I have difficulty describing the “sound” of the Incito. It is transparent, yet...
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Wireworld’s David Salz Presents ‘The Cable Polygraph’ at Capital Audiofest

August 27, 2015
Wireworld’s David Salz Presents ‘The Cable Polygraph’ at Capital Audiofest

Wireworld Cable Technology, respected manufacturer of high-performance audio and video cables, is pleased to announce that its Founder and Designer, David Salz, will present during Capital Audiofest 2015, Saturday, August 29, at 11 am in the Washington Theater, on the third floor of the Rockville Hilton. Join David to learn about the various ways...
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Simaudio MOON Neo 380D DSD DAC

August 26, 2015
Simaudio MOON Neo 380D DSD DAC

Chris Connaker has posted a review of the Simaudio MOON Neo 380D DSD DAC ($5500) at Computer Audiophile. His conclusions: “The 380D DSD is a DAC for both the audiophile who needs the latest and greatest and a DAC for the hesitant consumer unsure if he should make a move until everything shakes out....
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Clarus Cable Crimson USB and Kimber Kable KS 2436 USB Cables

August 26, 2015
Clarus Cable Crimson USB and Kimber Kable KS 2436 USB Cables

Neil Gader has posted a review of the Clarus Cable Crimson USB ($250) and Kimber Kable KS 2436 ($1195) USB cables. His conclusions: “The Clarus is the sweetspot, sure to please the majority of users. The Kimber is a different kettles of fish. This is an ultra-premium wires designed for first-class DACs and well-informed...
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Merging Technologies Offers New Stereo/Multichannel NADAC DAC

August 26, 2015
Merging Technologies Offers New Stereo/Multichannel NADAC DAC

On a Higher Note, LLC has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of USA and Canada for Merging Technologies’ new NADAC products. This agreement covers the consumer market and the high-end audio industry, tapping On a Higher Note’s ever-growing elite network of high fidelity retailers and custom installers. After extensive discussions and research, Merging...
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JL Audio Gotham Subwoofer and CR-1 Crossover

August 26, 2015
JL Audio Gotham Subwoofer and CR-1 Crossover

Jonathan Valin has posted a review of the JL Audio Gotham subwoofer ($12,000) and CR-1 crossover ($3500) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Both the Gotham subs and JL’s CR-1 crossover, obviously, get my highest, most unqualified, most enthusiastic recommendation. I just wish all of you could hear them!” You can read the full...
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Bryston Mini A Loudspeaker System

August 26, 2015
Bryston Mini A Loudspeaker System

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Bryston Mini A loudspeaker system ($4785) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “This Bryston system was a provocative one. The Mini A monitor rated alone is a five-star speaker, though the AC-1 Micro, if rated separately, would be at least a full notch below the very...
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Nordost QRT Power Conditioning Equipment

August 25, 2015
Nordost QRT Power Conditioning Equipment

Fred Crowder has posted a review of the Nordost QRT power conditioning system ($299-$1799) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “Next, I inserted a QX-4 between the wall and my HB PowerSlave Marble. The QK1 and QV2 were totally out of the system at this point. Decay was audibly better, particularly with respect to struck instruments...
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PS Audio NuWave Phono Stage and USB Converter

August 25, 2015
PS Audio NuWave Phono Stage and USB Converter

J. Loh has posted a review of the PS Audio NuWave phono stage and USB converter ($1895) at audiofi.net. His conclusions: “Understandably, the NPC will not outshine other standalone phono stages at its price range. If you want to get the best dedicated phono stage for your money, you may find more bang for...
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Roon Announces New Software Release

August 24, 2015
Roon Announces New Software Release

Roon Labs has announced the 1.1 software update to their subscription service, Roon. This update sets the stage for Roon to transition from an all-in one, single-device software experience to Roon as a flexible, multi-device platform, with the introduction of RoonServer for OSX and Windows, and RoonRemote for iPad. CEO Enno Vandermeer notes: “Until...
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