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VPI Scout Turntable and Dynavector 20X2 Cartridge Review

VPI Scout Turntable and Dynavector 20X2 Cartridge Review

It was 33⅓ years ago when the motor in my prized Dual 1218 conked-out...

Audiophilleo USB to S/PDIF ‘Transport’ Review

Audiophilleo USB to S/PDIF ‘Transport’ Review

  A few months ago, I auditioned the Halide Design USB to S/PDIF Bridge....

Arcam FMJ CD17 CD Player Review

Arcam FMJ CD17 CD Player Review

I have to admit that I haven’t owned a CD player in three and...

Arcam FMJ A18 Integrated Amplifier Review

Arcam FMJ A18 Integrated Amplifier Review

At the risk of stating the obvious, unless you are interested in a headphone-only...

Music Hall dac25.3 DAC and Headphone Amplifier Review

Music Hall dac25.3 DAC and Headphone Amplifier Review

  A year or so ago, Sam Tellig reviewed the Music Hall dac25.2, the...

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Bowers & Wilkins 804 D3 Loudspeaker

June 26, 2016
Bowers & Wilkins 804 D3 Loudspeaker

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Bowers & Wilkins 804 D3 loudspeakers ($9000/pair) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “rom a performance standpoint, I can’t really criticize them. Sure, I can detect a few subtle flaws, but I’ll happily tolerate them for all the many wonderful sonic qualities this speaker exudes. If there is...
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Audioengine HD 6 Multimedia Speakers

June 26, 2016
Audioengine HD 6 Multimedia Speakers

Venoth Nair has posted a review of the Audioengine HD 6 multimedia speakers ($749/pair) at av2day.com. His conclusions: “Whichever way you go with these speakers one thing is for certain; these are great, versatile speakers with amazing sound and fantastic build quality. The HD 6 is definitely a step up and in the right...
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Nordost Valhalla 2 Reference Cables

June 23, 2016
Nordost Valhalla 2 Reference Cables

Brian Damkroger has posted a review of the Nordost Valhalla 2 Reference cables ($4799-$14,849) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “It’s a horse of a different color for the enthusiast to whom an individual run is a single component. Make no mistake about it, prices like $5000 for a phono cable or $8000 for an interconnect...
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Unison Research Unico Primo Integrated Amplifier

June 23, 2016
Unison Research Unico Primo Integrated Amplifier

Ken Micallef has posted a review of the Unison Research Unico Primo integrated amplifier ($2400) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The Primo wowed me with its ability to ally impact with resolution, and visceral dynamics with graceful detail and musicality. That it failed to resolve the deepest low-end notes with equal gumption in no way...
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PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC

June 23, 2016
PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC

Michael Lavorgna has posted a review of the PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC ($3999) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “I hope it’s obvious: I enjoyed my time with the DirectStream Junior. A lot. Once PS Audio turns on Roon Ready, the DSJ’s networking capabilities will grow in appeal many-times-fold, at least for me. If your...
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PS Audio PerfectWave P10 Power Plant AC Regenerator

June 22, 2016
PS Audio PerfectWave P10 Power Plant AC Regenerator

Jim Austin has posted a review of the PS Audio PerfectWave P10 Power Plant AC Regenerator ($4999) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “I knew it was possible that fixing my power would make my music cleaner and more accurate. What I didn’t anticipate was that it would make the music so much more engaging. Maybe...
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Audeze LCD-4 Headphones

June 22, 2016
Audeze LCD-4 Headphones

John Atkinson has posted a review of the Audeze LCD-4 headphones ($3995) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Life is too short to put up with poor-sounding headphones. Not only do Audeze’s LCD-4s not sound poor, they’re the best-sounding headphones I’ve heard in the 45 years since I bought my first high-end cans, a pair of...
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Denon Offers New X-Series AV Receivers

June 21, 2016
Denon Offers New X-Series AV Receivers

Denon, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality home entertainment products, announces an addition to its Network AV Receiver X Series line, the AVR-X3300W. This model joins the recently introduced AVR-X1300W and AVR-X2300W AV receivers, offering the latest future-ready features, best-in-class user interface and immersive 3D sound. It is expected to be available...
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McIntosh C22 Tube Preamplifier and MC75 Monoblock Tube Amplifier C22 Tube Preamplifier

June 21, 2016
McIntosh C22 Tube Preamplifier and MC75 Monoblock Tube Amplifier C22 Tube Preamplifier

Anthony Nicosia has posted a review of the McIntosh C22 tube preamplifier ($6000) and MC75 monoblock tube amplifier ($7500/pair) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “This combination of C22 preamplifier and MC75 amplifiers was a joy to have in my home. Not only did they sound marvelous but their throw-back look took me back...
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YAR Audio Bespoke Loudspeaker

June 21, 2016
YAR Audio Bespoke Loudspeaker

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the YAR Audio loudspeakers at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “High-end audio doesn’t have the same marketing abilities of other luxury sectors (not simply advertising budget, but where every Ferrari, Rolex, or Leica owner is effectively a little marketing machine for these companies by simply driving a Ferrari, wearing...
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Moon Audio Neo ACE Integrated Amplifier-DAC

June 21, 2016
Moon Audio Neo ACE Integrated Amplifier-DAC

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Moon Audio Neo ACE integrated amplifier-DAC ($3500) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “This is the best bit because it retains all the characteristic Moon Neo performance parameters: a deeply unfatiguing yet remarkably satisfying sound, with an extremely large, walk-in-and-make-yourself-comfortable soundstage, excellent precision of dynamic range, image placement,...
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Grandinote Proemio Preamplifier and Silva Power Amplifier

June 20, 2016
Grandinote Proemio Preamplifier and Silva Power Amplifier

Stuart Smith has posted a review of the Grandinote Proemio preamplifier (£6500) and Silva power amplifier (£7995) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “With the two Grandinotes you have a stunningly revealing pairing with slam, speed, energy and when needed elegance and grace. They are clearly made to be used together and play to each...
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HiFiMAN HE-400S Planar Magnetic Headphones

June 20, 2016
HiFiMAN HE-400S Planar Magnetic Headphones

Chris Martens has posted a review of the HiFiMAN HE-400S planar magnetic headphones (£249) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Given its ability to scale with state of the art gear and its ability to be driven with no compromise in volume on something as ubiquitous as a smart phone it has proven to be an...
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Burmester Phase 3 Music System

June 20, 2016
Burmester Phase 3 Music System

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Burmester Phase 3 music system (£23,800) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Burmester Phase 3. It needs no excuses made for its performance, because it’s a true high-end system in a box (well, two crates actually). A lot of systems...
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Audioengine HD6 Powered Loudspeakers

June 20, 2016
Audioengine HD6 Powered Loudspeakers

Jack Roberts has posted a review of the Audioengine HD6 powered loudsspeakers ($749/pair) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “I think for many people the Audioengine HD6 is just what the doctor ordered for putting together a dorm, bedroom or office system. They are very user-friendly; they look great, and they are a complete audio system...
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Zu Audio Soul Supreme Loudspeaker

June 19, 2016
Zu Audio Soul Supreme Loudspeaker

Herb Reichert has posted a review of the Zu Audio Soul Supreme loudspeakers ($4500/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Your ears, heart, and mind are far more sensitive and sophisticated measuring tools than any ‘scope, calibrated mike, or analyzer—trust them. In my rustic hermitage, and to my ears and heart, Zu Audio’s Soul Supremes delivered...
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Pass Labs HPA-1 Headphone Amplifier

June 19, 2016
Pass Labs HPA-1 Headphone Amplifier

John Atkinson has posted a review of the Pass Labs HPA-1 headphone amplifier ($3500) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Yes, it’s an expensive headphone amplifier; but I venture to suggest that, in bass clarity and authority and in midrange transparency, the Pass Labs HPA-1 is without peer.” You can read the full review here.
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HiFiMan Edition X Headphones

June 19, 2016
HiFiMan Edition X Headphones

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the HiFiMan Edition X headphones ($1799) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “HiFiMan’s Edition X headphones are about as good as headphones get (though, admittedly, I haven’t experienced the top-line HE1000 at nearly twice the price). These well-balanced performers aced any kind of music I threw at...
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Wilson Audio Releases Teaser Video for Its New Yvette Loudspeaker

June 18, 2016
Wilson Audio Releases Teaser Video for Its New Yvette Loudspeaker

Wilson Audio has released a teaser video for its new Yvette loudspeakers. Source: Facebook
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LG Signature OLED65G6P OLED Ultra HDTV

June 18, 2016
LG Signature OLED65G6P OLED Ultra HDTV

Thomas J. Norton has posted areview of the LG Signature OLED65G6P OLED Ultra HDTV ($8000) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “But the state of the art is never cheap. And the LG Signature OLED65G6P is certainly state of the art.” You can read the full review here.
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Tellurium Q Silver Diamond Speaker Cables

June 18, 2016
Tellurium Q Silver Diamond Speaker Cables

Jerold O’Brien has posted a review of the Tellurium Q Silver Diamond speaker cables ($7500) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “Value is a highly relative subject; cable is nearly always a hotspot and I admit to being more prejudiced against spending big money on it, yet the Tellurium Q Silver Diamond speaker cables deliver more...
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Magico S1 Mk.II Loudspeaker

June 15, 2016
Magico S1 Mk.II Loudspeaker

Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the Magico S1 Mk.II loudspeakers ($16,500) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “With its immaculately lifelike sound, sterling midrange neutrality, and soaring top end, Magico’s S1 Mk.II revealed an incredible amount of low-level musical detail without sounding clinical, and was engaging without resorting to artifice. Most impressive, it...
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Cocktail Audio X12 Music Server-Integrated Amplifier

June 15, 2016
Cocktail Audio X12 Music Server-Integrated Amplifier

Vince Hanada has posted aq review of the Cocktail Audio X12 music server-integrated amplifier ($699) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “The small amp in its diminutive case makes the X12 best suited for use in smaller spaces, such as bedrooms or dorm rooms. In that context, and with the right speakers, the addition of...
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fo.Q Modrate HEM-25 Pure Note Insulators

June 15, 2016
fo.Q Modrate HEM-25 Pure Note Insulators

Garrett Hongo has posted a review of the fo.Q Modrate HEM-25 Pure Note insulators ($1125/set of four) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “f you haven’t yet addressed extraneous interior vibrations in your system, as I had not, and if you’ve settled on most of your components and want to take things to the next...
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Leema Acoustics Libra DAC

June 14, 2016
Leema Acoustics Libra DAC

Ed Selley has posted a review of the Leema Acoustics Libra DAC (£5995) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Judged as a line-level DAC, it offers plentiful inputs, truck-like build, and a performance that delivers a wide variety of music without any signs of strain or issue. These are attributes that can be pinned to a...
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