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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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Pangea Audio Introduces Three Premium Power Cables

April 28, 2015
Pangea Audio Introduces Three Premium Power Cables

Pangea Audio, delivering unprecedented value to the premium audiophile accessory marketplace, has announced the introduction of three power cables designed to bring out the highest levels of performance from audio and home theater components. The Pangea AC-9 MkII, AC-9SE MkII and the AC-14SE are available now in a variety of lengths from Audio Advisor....
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Native DSD and Grimm Audio Go Surround at High End Munich

April 28, 2015
Native DSD and Grimm Audio Go Surround at High End Munich

Ever wondered how your music would sound on a real high end system in surround? At the Munich High End show, Grimm Audio teams up with high resolution download site Native DSD. Their top quality DSD catalog, stemming from 26 record labels, will be demonstrated on a surround Grimm Audio LS1 system. Native DSD...
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Pangea Audio Unveils the HP201 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

April 28, 2015
Pangea Audio Unveils the HP201 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Pangea Audio, delivering unprecedented value to the premium audiophile accessory marketplace, has announced the introduction of the HP201 Hybrid Tube Headphone Amp with 24/192 USB DAC. The HP201 is now available from Audio Advisor with an MSRP of $299.99. The Pangea Audio HP201 combines Class A solid state circuitry featuring MOSFET output devices with...
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Wilson Audio Duette II Loudspeaker

April 28, 2015
Wilson Audio Duette II Loudspeaker

Andrew Quint has posted a review of the Wilson Audio Duette II loudspeakers ($22,500) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “For now, I’m gladly remaining in the Wilson Audio fold. I’ve moved down from Sashas. I’ve moved up to Duettes.” You can read the full review here. You can find links to more reviews...
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Chord Hugo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

April 28, 2015
Chord Hugo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Dan Worth has posted a review of the Chord Hugo headphone amplifier-DAC (£1400) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “The sound is articulate, controlled, expressive and intense. Many genres of music are covered exceptionally well and the unit produces a soundstage which is vast and stable. All in all it’s a truly pleasing piece of...
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Evolution Acoustics MMMicroOne Loundspeaker

April 27, 2015
Evolution Acoustics MMMicroOne Loundspeaker

James L. Darby has posted a review of the Evolution Acoustics MMMicroOne loudspeakers ($4000/pair with stands) at Stereo Mojo. His conclusions: “For the most part, you can read the review of the $39,000 speaker and assign all of its attributes to the $4000. Except for the low bass. I’m not gonna lie. I miss...
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Emerald Physics EP4.7 Loudspeaker

April 27, 2015
Emerald Physics EP4.7 Loudspeaker

Dave Thomas has posted a review of the Emerald Physics EP4.7 loudspeakers ($6995) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “My time with the Emerald Physics EP4.7 loudspeakers has been extremely enjoyable. It’s actually quite a remarkable achievement to build a speaker that combines so many wonderful attributes, combining innovative technologies, attractive styling, and wonderful sonics...
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Arcam irDAC

April 27, 2015
Arcam irDAC

Mark Marcantonio has posted a review of the Arcam irDAC ($) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “Oftentimes, products in the sub-$1,000 category come with “yes, but” at the end of the review. This is not the case with the Arcam irDAC; it performs all the critical functions with ease and provides every input type necessary...
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Alpha Design Labs GT40a USB DAC and H128 Headphones

April 27, 2015
Alpha Design Labs GT40a USB DAC and H128 Headphones

Clement Perry has posted a review of the Alpha Design Labs GT40a USB DAC ($458) and H128 headphones ($529) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “And make no mistake, the Alpha Design Labs H128 headphones and GT40a USB headphone amp/DAC are high-end components. After all, high-end doesn’t necessarily mean high priced, it also means high...
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Angel City Seraphim Loudspeaker

April 27, 2015
Angel City Seraphim Loudspeaker

Brian Boehler has posted a review of the Angel City Seraphim loudspeakers ($8000/pair) at Stereo Mojo. His conclusions: “he ACA Seraphim is an excellent speaker that can stop many people’s search for the perfect loudspeaker. The beautiful midrange coupled with tube electronics and the resultant sound is well beyond the asking price in my...
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Pro-Ject Audio Essential II Turntable

April 27, 2015
Pro-Ject Audio Essential II Turntable

Lim Juan has posted a review of the Pro-Ject Essential turntable (£200) at audiofi.net. His conclusions: “Pro-Ject has done it again, presenting a product for which auditioning is compulsory if one is shopping at the price point. I dare say one has to be ultra-demanding (one should not lose sight of the price) if...
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Musical Fidelity M3si Integrated Amplifier-DAC

April 26, 2015
Musical Fidelity M3si Integrated Amplifier-DAC

Rene van Es has posted a review of the Musical Fidelity M3si integrated amplifier-DAC (£1099) at The Ear. His conclusions: “It turned out to be a fine partner to my system, offering a wide open and beautiful sound. In truth I have not been able to discover any real shortcomings, save to mention that...
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Audio Origami PU7 Tonearm

April 26, 2015
Audio Origami PU7 Tonearm

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Audio Origami PU7 tonearm (£1999) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “There are tonearms that appear more exotic or refined, are prettier to look at or way more expensive to buy, but there few — very few — that make listening to LPs quite as much...
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Vertex AQ Pico Grounding Blocks

April 26, 2015
Vertex AQ Pico Grounding Blocks

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Vertex AQ Pico Grounding Blocks (£1165) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Just because they are easy to fit, though, doesn’t make Vertex AQ’s improvements any less significant. Try the Picos for a week or two, and you may just find yourself taking a first step toward a...
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EgglestonWorks Emma Loudspeaker

April 26, 2015
EgglestonWorks Emma Loudspeaker

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the EgglestonWorks Emma loudspeakers ($3995/pair) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “If you don’t need the massive dynamic swing that the Emmas’ larger siblings provide, and can live with a bit less bass extension and high-frequency dreaminess, you’ll be amazed at how close the Emmas come in a modest-sized...
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Oracle Paris MKV Turntable

April 25, 2015
Oracle Paris MKV Turntable

Giuseppe Trotto has posted a review of the Oracle Paris MKV turntable (€4900) at ReMusic. His conclusions: “The listening is enjoyable with all kind of music, with good sound and musical coherence. Unfortunately, its cost does not help to consider it as an affordable machine to compare with other competitors. Nevertheless, it is a...
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Rogers LS3/5a 65th Anniversary Edition Loudspeaker

April 25, 2015
Rogers LS3/5a 65th Anniversary Edition Loudspeaker

Simon Tremlett has posted a review of the Rogers LS3/5a 65th Anniversary Edition loudspeakers ($2250/pair) at StereoNet. His conclusions: “The Rogers LS3/5a 65th Anniversary Edition are a well made pair of bookshelf speakers, with real wood and real drivers. Although not the original KEF drivers as detailed on the LS3/5a fan site www.ls35a.com, they...
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Purist Audio Design Luminist Revision Dominus and 25th Anniversary Intercoonects

April 25, 2015
Purist Audio Design Luminist Revision Dominus and 25th Anniversary Intercoonects

Scot Hull has posted a review of the Purist Audio Design Luminist Revision Dominus ($5970) and 25th Anniversary ($9055) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “These audio cables from Purist Audio Design are not only a fascinating case study in engineering, I think they sound fantastic. Will they be right for you or for your...
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Fluance XL7F Loudspeaker

April 25, 2015
Fluance XL7F Loudspeaker

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Fluance XL7F loudspeakers ($499/pair) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “We have here a pair of floorstanding speakers for $499, with a top-to-bottom coherent, musically satisfying presentation, and a lifetime warranty. Sheesh. Seems too good to be true, but Fluance has been in business for over...
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Auralic Aries Network Player

April 25, 2015
Auralic Aries Network Player

Michael Lavorgna has posted part two of his review of the Auralic Aries network player ($1599) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “While $1500 is for most people a serious investment, the Aries offers a full suite of playback options representing access to a goodly amount of today’s existing music sources including NAS, USB storage, streaming...
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47 Labs Midnight Blue Audio System

April 25, 2015
47 Labs Midnight Blue Audio System

Jack Roberts has posted a review of the 47 Labs Midnight Blue audio system ($11,300) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “I have not tried to rewrite each of the reviews that have already been published. This review is more of a conclusion to all the 47 Labs Midnight Blue reviews. The closing thought I would...
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Chord 2Qute DAC Now Shipping

April 24, 2015
Chord 2Qute DAC Now Shipping

The new 2Qute is a compact, affordable standalone DAC which combines two award-winning products in one: the revolutionary Hugo DAC/headphone amp and the class-leading Qute EX standalone DAC. The new 2Qute takes the technology from What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision’s 2014 Best DAC – (Hugo) and adds it to What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision’s...
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Aurender Introduces New N100 High-Resolution Music Server

April 24, 2015
Aurender Introduces New N100 High-Resolution Music Server

Aurender, a leader in award-winning, high-resolution audio products, introduces the new N100 Network Music Server/Player, that makes managing, browsing, optimizing, collecting and enjoying large music collections stored on Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices easy and entertaining for everyone — without the typical “Audiophile Clutter” and setup hassles. “The N100 Server/Player allows users to infinitely...
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Astell&Kern Announces New Entry Level Portable High-Resolution Digital Audio Player

April 24, 2015
Astell&Kern Announces New Entry Level Portable High-Resolution Digital Audio Player

Astell&Kern, the leader in portable high-res audio players, announces its newest player, the entry-level AK Jr. The Astell&Kern AK Jr will be available soon for $499. Henry Park, CEO of iriver, parent company of Astell&Kern, said “Since Astell&Kern entered the marketplace over two years ago with the highest quality portable hi-res audio player; it...
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Luxman Classic CL-38u Preamplifier

April 24, 2015
Luxman Classic CL-38u Preamplifier

Art Dudley has posted a review of the Luxman Classic CL-38u preamplifier ($4200) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “nd after a couple of months with the Luxman in my system, I was still in no great rush to push it out the door. Throughout that time, I derived no less pleasure from my music collection...
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