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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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Kimber Hero Interconnects

May 29, 2015
Kimber Hero Interconnects

Dan Worth has posted a review of the Kimber Hero interconnects (£188) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “So, all in all I was very happy with the way the Kimber Hero integrated into the systems I tested it with and the fact that I felt compelled to try them in another system and with...
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JIB BoaAcoustic Silver Arsenic USB Cable

May 29, 2015
JIB BoaAcoustic Silver Arsenic USB Cable

Dominic Marsh has posted a review of the JIB BoaAcoustic Silver Arsenic USB cable (€600) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “Out of the three cables I tried, the JIB outshone the other two by a fair margin with it’s natural and organic presentation, free from any flaws that might intrude into the musical enjoyment...
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Denon AVR-X7200W AV Receiver

May 29, 2015
Denon AVR-X7200W AV Receiver

Stephen Dawson has posted a review of the Denon AVR-X7200W AV receiver ($4999) at AVHub. His conclusions: “For all the important functions, it’s hard to see how the Denon AVR-X7200W (A, when it comes) can be surpassed.” You can read the full review here.
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FiiO E17k Alpen 2 DAC

May 29, 2015
FiiO E17k Alpen 2 DAC

Marcusd has posted a review of the FiiO E17k Alpen 2 DAC ($139) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Sound wise it brings the last of the E series into line with the more neutral house sound that FiiO now prefers but thankfully the natural musicality of the original E17 is not lost, it’s just a...
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Thiel TM3 Loudspeaker

May 29, 2015
Thiel TM3 Loudspeaker

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Thiel TM3 loudspeakers ($3498/pair) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “Bottom line, the TM3 is a great loudspeaker. At $3498, it certainly faces a crowded field, but in my estimation it distinguishes itself in several ways. Smooth, accurate tonal balance, top tier styling, excellent construction, and...
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SOtM – iSO-CAT6 LAN Isolation Filter and dCBL-CAT6 LAN/Ethernet Cable

May 29, 2015
SOtM – iSO-CAT6 LAN Isolation Filter and dCBL-CAT6 LAN/Ethernet Cable

Dan Worth has posted a review of the SOtM – iSO-CAT6 LAN Isolation Filter ($350) and /dCBL-CAT6 LAN/Ethernet cable ($350) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “SOtM’s own dCBL-CAT6 cable which accompanied the unit and is sold separately (a short one is included to connect to the source from the filter) also has great attributes...
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Magico M Project Loudspeaker

May 28, 2015
Magico M Project Loudspeaker

Jonathan Valin has posted part two of his review of the Magico M Project loudspeakers ($129,0000) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “For a listener like me—who prizes fidelity and realism—Magicos came and come closer to ideal transparency than any other loudspeakers. Having said this, I want to make it clear that I do...
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Soundsmith Carmen Phono Cartridge and MMP3 Phono Stage

May 28, 2015
Soundsmith Carmen Phono Cartridge and MMP3 Phono Stage

Herb Reichert has posted a review of the Soundsmith Carmen phono cartridge ($799) and MMP3 phono stage ($649) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The Soundsmith Carmen’s ultra-low-mass MI assembly plays with more agility, is more naturally detailed, and sounds less stressed than any MC I’m aware of. Its treble is not dull or rolled off—it’s...
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Harbeth Super HL5plus Loudspeaker

May 28, 2015
Harbeth Super HL5plus Loudspeaker

Art Dudley has posted a review of the Harbeth Super HL5plus loudspeakers ($6695/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The British box endures, as does the vision of Dudley Harwood and his BBC compatriots: For the listener who wants a loudspeaker that is both explicit and truthfully beautiful, the Harbeth Super HL5plus is an excellent choice.”...
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KEF Blade Two Loudspeaker

May 28, 2015
KEF Blade Two Loudspeaker

John Atkinson has posted a review of the KEF Blade Two loudspeakers ($25,000/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The low frequencies are balanced to be neutral in a room larger than mine, though too large a room and the top octaves might start to sound mellow—which could be a concern, considering how sweet they already...
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Fritz Carbon 7 SE Loudspeaker

May 28, 2015
Fritz Carbon 7 SE Loudspeaker

Paul Mah has posted a review of the Fritz Carbon 7 SE loudspeakers ($2500) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “The Fritz Carbon 7 SE is a really good loudspeaker and will sound its best if quality components are used. Anyone will be rewarded with extremely pleasurable listening sessions as a result of synergistic pairing of...
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DS Audio Debuts World’s First Optical Phono Cartridge in UK

May 28, 2015
DS Audio Debuts World’s First Optical Phono Cartridge in UK

Japan’s DS Audio, who in 2013 created the world’s first optical phono cartridge exclusively for the Japanese market, will soon be delivering its latest model to UK audiophiles, thanks to a new agreement with Berkshire-based high-end audio distributor Sound Fowndations. Audiophiles of a certain age may recall a brief appearance of ‘the legendary optical...
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Bryston Unveils High-Performance Integrated Audio Device

May 28, 2015
Bryston Unveils High-Performance Integrated Audio Device

Bryston has announced the introduction of a proprietary Integrated Audio Device (IAD) for the BDP-2 Music Player. The new IAD delivers improved specifications and replaces the current two-piece third-party sound card and SPDIF interface module (AES/BNC) utilized in the BDP-2. All new BDP-2 players are currently shipping with the new IAD installed, and legacy...
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ENIGMAcoustics to Demo Quad ESLs with ENIGMAcoustic Sopranino Super Tweeters

May 28, 2015
ENIGMAcoustics to Demo Quad ESLs with ENIGMAcoustic Sopranino Super Tweeters

After an extremely successful showing at the 2015 Munich HIGH END show earlier this month, Irvine, CA based ENIGMAcoustics announced plans for a major electrostatic presence at the upcoming Newport HIGH END show. Taking place this weekend—May 29 – 31 at the Hotel Irvine—the show brings audiophile manufacturers together from around the world, along...
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ELAC Comes to North America with New Speaker Line Designed by Andrew Jones

May 27, 2015
ELAC Comes to North America with New Speaker Line Designed by Andrew Jones

Internationally renowned speaker designer Andrew Jones joins ELAC to create the ELAC DebutTM speaker series, the first of many series planned. The introduction coincides with ELAC’s return to North America with an exhibit at T.H.E. Show Newport in Irvine, Calif., May 29-31, 2015. “ELAC is pleased to bring Andrew Jones on board, as the...
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Merging Technologies Launches NADAC DAC

May 27, 2015
Merging Technologies Launches NADAC DAC

Swiss manufacturer Merging Technologies will launch their audiophile D/A converter, NADAC, at the High End Show in Munich on May 14. They will be in Hall 3 on stand J05/K08. Merging Technologies is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-resolution digital audio recording and editing systems including products that process PCM formats up to 24-bit/384kHz...
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Cary Introduces TL-300d Tube Preamplifier/DAC at T.H.E. Show 2015

May 27, 2015
Cary Introduces TL-300d Tube Preamplifier/DAC at T.H.E. Show 2015

Join Cary Audio at the 2015 T.H.E. Show Newport in Room 439! Come see the NEW TL-300d tube preamplifier/DAC along with our acclaimed CAD-120SMKII vacuum tube amplifier driving the new and affordable Tannoy Revolution XT 8F speakers. You’ll be amazed what a mid-level priced system is capable of! All cabling provided by our friends...
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HiFiMAN Debuts HM901S Digital Audio Player

May 27, 2015
HiFiMAN Debuts HM901S Digital Audio Player

HiFiMAN, a leading designer/manufacturer of high performance headphones and portable audio products, announced the HM901S, an upgraded version of its landmark high-res portable player. When introduced in 2013, the original HM901 was the first portable player to play true high-res audio files and quickly established itself as a reference audio product. In addition to...
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HiFIMAN Launches HE1000 Planar Headphones

May 27, 2015
HiFIMAN Launches HE1000 Planar Headphones

HiFiMAN, a leading designer/manufacturer of high performance headphones and portable audio products, announced a groundbreaking full-size planar magnetic headphone, the HE1000, intended for reference use in the home or studio. Assuming the position as the company’s flagship model, HE1000 combines several new innovations that raise the bar for absolute performance, style and comfort. The...
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Wireworld Now Shipping Nano Series Cables for Portable Audio Devices

May 27, 2015
Wireworld Now Shipping Nano Series Cables for Portable Audio Devices

Wireworld Cable Technology, a respected manufacturer of high-performance audio and video cables, is now shipping a brand-new series of ultra-light and flexible audio cables for use with headphones and other portable audio devices. The Nano series will include four level options, Pulse™, Nano-Eclipse™, Nano-Silver Eclipse™, and Nano-Platinum Eclipse™—each level utilizing patented Wireworld technology to...
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Naim NDX Network Player / DAC and XPS Power Supply

May 27, 2015
Naim NDX Network Player / DAC and XPS Power Supply

Chris Connaker has posted a review of the Naim NDX network player/DAC () and XPS power supply () at Computer Audiophile. His conclusions: “These are fantastic audio components that deliver musical performances competitive with some of the best in the industry.” You can read the full review here.
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Celsus Sound Gramo One Earbuds

May 27, 2015
Celsus Sound Gramo One Earbuds

Steven Stone has posted a review of the Celsus Sound Gramo One earbuds ($249) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “For me the Gramo Ones did not live up to their potential–not because of their native performance, but because I could not achieve an ideal fit. However, if you are a resolute earbud user who prefers...
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Emerald Physics Introduces KCII Loudspeaker

May 26, 2015
Emerald Physics Introduces KCII Loudspeaker

At The Show Newport 2015 Emerald Physics will introduce our first under $2,500.00 a pair speaker, the KCII. Retail price is $2495.00 Introductory priced at only $1999.00/pr when shipping in July The system features: 1) Emerald Physics KCII- open baffle controlled dispersion loudspeakers. The new KCII uses custom Dual 10” Emerald Physics woofers with...
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Whatmough P33i Signature Series Loudspeaker

May 26, 2015
Whatmough P33i Signature Series Loudspeaker

Greg Borrowman has posted a review of the Whatmough P33i Signature Series loudspeakers ($9500/pair) at AVHub. His conclusions: “The Whatmough Monitor P33i Signature speakers are not only superb loudspeakers: at the asking price, they also happen to represent outstanding value for money. Audition them up against imports at two or three times the price...
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Meridian to Feature MQA, Sooloos Control 15 Server, and DSP7200 SE Loudspeaker

May 26, 2015
Meridian to Feature MQA, Sooloos Control 15 Server, and DSP7200 SE Loudspeaker

Meridian Audio announces its participation in the 2015 T.H.E. Show Newport, which commences on the 29th May through the 31st of May, during which time Meridian will demonstrate the Special Edition DSP7200 Digital Active Loudspeakers with Control 15 Meridian Sooloos Streaming Server System. In addition, Meridian will showcase its line of personal audio products,...
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