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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...

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Soulution 711 Stereo Power Amplifier

August 1, 2015
Soulution 711 Stereo Power Amplifier

Jeff Fritz has posted a review of the Soulution 711 stereo power amplifier ($65,000) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “The Soulution 711 is an extraordinary power amplifier. It is tonally dead neutral, exerts complete control over the loudspeakers connected to it, and is utterly quiet mechanically and electrically.” You can read the full review...
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SVS Prime Satellite Loudspeakers and SB-1000 Subwoofer

August 1, 2015
SVS Prime Satellite Loudspeakers and SB-1000 Subwoofer

Kevin East has posed a review of the SVS Prime Satellite loudspeakers ($135) and SB-1000 subwoofer ($499) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “The SVS combo of Prime Satellites and SB-1000 subwoofer should be terrific for any environment challenged by too little space and/or too much furniture, and that rewards nearfield listening. The Satellite’s sound...
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Dynaudio Xeo 6 Wireless Loudspeaker System

August 1, 2015
Dynaudio Xeo 6 Wireless Loudspeaker System

Chris Connaker has posted a review of the Dynaudio Xeo 6 loudspeaker system ($3999) at Computer Audiophile. His conclusions: “The Xeo 6 is another true high end wireless audio system from Dynaudio’s much loved Xeo product line. Whether replacing a traditional HiFi system or starting anew, the Xeo 6 is a system that can’t...
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Pro-Ject RPM 9 Carbon Turntable

August 1, 2015
Pro-Ject RPM 9 Carbon Turntable

Neil Gader has posted a review of the Pro-Ject RPM 9 Carbon turntable ($3000) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “The Pro-Ject RPM 9 Carbon continues the brand’s outstanding run of sonic and technical improvements in affordable vinyl playback. In fact, throughout my evaluation it never seemed out of its league, even facing the...
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Simaudio Moon Evolution 860A Power Amplifier

July 31, 2015
Simaudio Moon Evolution 860A Power Amplifier

Fred Kaplan has posted a review of the Simaudio Moon Evolution 860A power amplifier ($15,000) at Sterophile. His conclusions: “Simaudio’s tends to be neutral, with a slight tilt toward warmth—a sound that appeals to my own taste. The 860A peeled back another thin layer toward neutrality with a warmth that seemed still more natural,...
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Synergistic Research Atmosphere Series Cables and Grounding Block

July 31, 2015
Synergistic Research Atmosphere Series Cables and Grounding Block

Mike Girardi has posted a review of the Synergistic Research Atmosphere series cables ($3095-$4995) and Grounding Block ($595) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “The SR Atmosphere signal cables excel in all areas as compared to my previous reference and my previous reference was nominated by multiple members of the ST staff as a Most...
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Remton LCR Mk2 Phono Stage

July 31, 2015
Remton LCR Mk2 Phono Stage

René van Es has posted a review of the Remton LCR Mk2 phono stage (£3250) at The Ear. His conclusions: “The Remton lets the music flow into the room in such a natural way, it has an ease that is seldom disrupted, no matter what you throw at it. Classical, jazz, pop, male or...
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Tenor Audio Phono 1 Phono Stage

July 31, 2015
Tenor Audio Phono 1 Phono Stage

Mike Malinowski has posted a review of the Tenor Audio Phono 1 phono stage ($50’000) at 6moons. His conclusions: ” Stunning in its presentation, there were explosive dynamics, bass resolution, bloom and air. There was no single element which made the Phono 1 so outstanding. It was the cumulative effect of them all that...
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AudioQuest JitterBug USB Data and Power Noise Filter

July 30, 2015
AudioQuest JitterBug USB Data and Power Noise Filter

Michael Lavorgna has posted a review of the AudioQuest JitterBug USB Data and Power Noise Filter ($49) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “Summing up, for $49 the AudioQuest JitterBug strikes me as a no-brainer choice for anyone looking to improve their experience of listening to music over USB.” You can read the full review here....
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Wilson Benesch Series II Square One Loudspeaker

July 30, 2015
Wilson Benesch Series II Square One Loudspeaker

John Marks has posted a review of the Wilson Benesch Series II Square One loudspeakers ($5195 with stands) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The Square Ones are a premium-priced product, to be sure. However, they have much of the same technology and the same build quality as Wilson Benesch’s more expensive models, and provide a...
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Audeze EL-8 Planar Magnetic Headphones

July 30, 2015
Audeze EL-8 Planar Magnetic Headphones

John Gatski has posted a review of the Audeze EL-8 planar magnetic headphones ($699) at Everything Audio Network. His conclusions: “The Audeze is a very good sounding, entry point, planar magnetic headphone that can be used as a HQ headphone for portable players, smartphones, tablets, etc., but also it fits right in as a...
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Rega Research DAC-R DAC

July 30, 2015
Rega Research DAC-R DAC

Jon Iverson has posted a review of the Rega Research DAC-R DAC ($1195) at Stereophile. His conclusions: ” Rega has spent enough in R&D to get the most cost-effective use of solid engineering, careful design, and parts choice, without passing the point of diminishing returns. The things it doesn’t do include headphone listening, DSD,...
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NuPrime DAC-10H Headphone Amplifier-DAC

July 30, 2015
NuPrime DAC-10H Headphone Amplifier-DAC

John Grandberg has posted a review of the NuPrime DAC-10H headphone amplifier-DAC ($) at Inner Fidelity. His conclusions: “Let’s recap: as a DAC, it equals anything I’ve heard in its class. Add in the exceptional preamp stage, the cutting edge format support, the very generous connectivity, and of course that killer balanced headphone amp,...
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GoldenEar Triton Five Loudspeaker

July 30, 2015
GoldenEar Triton Five Loudspeaker

Jacob Heilbrun 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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Ayon Audio Crossfire EVO Monoblock Power Amplifier

July 27, 2015
Ayon Audio Crossfire EVO Monoblock Power Amplifier

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Ayon Audio Crossfire EVO monoblock power amplifier (€22,500/pair) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “The Crossfire EVO delivers an amazingly rich, tuneful sound with tonal balance set lower then usual. It is highly resolving and wonderfully defined while it impresses with a leading edge and explosive...
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TC Loudspeakers TC-Towers 1 Loudspeakers

July 26, 2015
TC Loudspeakers TC-Towers 1 Loudspeakers

Edgar Kramer has posted a review of the TC Loudspeakers TC-Towers 1 loudspeakers (AU$5800/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “The Towers 1 loudspeakers are a contemporary representation of what the high-end industry was like many years ago in its nascent days. They are the product of a singular vision and the result of one man’s...
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Oyaide Tunami Mid-Level Cable Loom

July 26, 2015
Oyaide Tunami Mid-Level Cable Loom

Marja and Henk have posted a review of the Oyaide Tunami mid-level cable loom (€176-€995) at 6moons. Their conclusions: “Part of the fun was that all cables came from Oyaide’s mid-price range except for the M1E/F1 terminated power cord which nearly hits the €1’000 threshold. This combined with the wide range of cables all...
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Arcam FMJ A19 Integrated Amplifier and CDS27 SACD Player

July 26, 2015
Arcam FMJ A19 Integrated Amplifier and CDS27 SACD Player

Dave Thomas has posted a review of the Arcam FMJ A19 integrated amplifier ($999) and CDS27 SACD player ($1499) at Stereo Tomes. His conclusions: “If you know of a music lover with a limited budget, or hell, even one with a massive budget but who also happens to be level-headed and practical, you’d be...
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Mamba Audio Powerblast Power Cable

July 25, 2015
Mamba Audio Powerblast Power Cable

Christiaan Punter has posted a review of the Mamba Audio Powerblast power cable (€3125) at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “In fact I would call this a highly natural sounding cable and it made for the most beautiful renditions of human voices, piano and strings ever. It does tend to polarise things though, as for...
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Music First Audio Baby Reference V2 Passive Preamplifier

July 25, 2015
Music First Audio Baby Reference V2 Passive Preamplifier

Jason Kennedy has posted a review of the Music First Audio Baby Reference V2 passive preamplifier (£6120) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “As you might surmise I’m rather impressed with the Music First Baby Reference V2, it’s one of those products that I dare not use too much because it’ll make living without it unbearable....
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TechDAS Air Force Two Turntable

July 25, 2015
TechDAS Air Force Two Turntable

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the TechDAS Air Force Two turntable (£28,898) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The TechDAS Air Force Two is one of those turntables that takes ‘Awesome’ in its stride. It always sounds awesome, even when it’s resolving something straightforward like Tom Waits voice. But when faced with an orchestra,...
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“Booplinth” Bamboo Replacement Plinth for Linn LP12 Turntable

July 25, 2015
“Booplinth” Bamboo Replacement Plinth for Linn LP12 Turntable

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the “Booplinth” bamboo replacement plinth for Linn LP12 turntable (£1650) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The booplinth represents the biggest and most musically fundamental upgrade I’ve yet heard to the LP12 – and that includes all the various Linn parts. For anybody who has played with bamboo in...
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ATC SCM19 Loudspeaker

July 24, 2015
ATC SCM19 Loudspeaker

Dan Worth has posted a review of the ATC SCM19 loudspeakers (£2000) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “It all comes down to taste, system synergy and the room and that’s why these tests are important and why successful musical happiness comes from perseverance and patience. What the SCM9s from ATC offer the listener is...
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ALO Audio Continental Headphone Amplifier-DAC

July 24, 2015
ALO Audio Continental Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Brian has posted a review of the ALO Audio Continental headphone amplifier – DAC ($1495) at Computer Audiophile. His conclusions: “At $1,495 the Continental Dual Mono is the most expensive portable amp/dac combo I have ever reviewed. But with portable players beginning to hit the $3.5 mark the move seemed almost inevitable. It adds...
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Audioquest Ethernet Cables: Diamond, Vodka and Cinnamon

July 24, 2015
Audioquest Ethernet Cables: Diamond, Vodka and Cinnamon

Scot Hull has posted a review of the Audioquest Diamond ($25/foot), Vodka ($85/foot) and Cinnamon ($235/foot) Ethernet cables. His conclusions: “With all of these improvements, across all of these cable changes, I want to emphasize that the improvements were never egregious. Yes, I believe that sound quality improved. Yes, I felt that the improvements...
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