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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...

dCS Vivaldi DAC Review

dCS Vivaldi DAC Review

I think it is fair to say that in the eighteen or so months...

Daily News and Reviews

Lumagen Announces Radience 2020 Video Processor

December 18, 2014
Lumagen Announces Radience 2020 Video Processor

Lumagen®, Inc., a specialist in the design and manufacture of products for the home and corporate theater markets, today announced the addition of the Radiance™ 2020 to it’s video processor family. Supporting all the features of the Radiance Mini adding 2 more inputs, an additional output, expanded CMS and including Darbee DVP™ processing. The...
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Rogue Audio Unveils RP-5 Preamplifier with MM/MC Phono Stage

December 18, 2014
Rogue Audio Unveils RP-5 Preamplifier with MM/MC Phono Stage

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner (Jan 6th-9th) and we have a particularly exciting new product launch this year! At this years CES we will be showcasing the all new RP-5 Preamplifier. Pure tube, yet extraordinarily high tech, the RP-5 is our first preamp based on the groundbreaking RP-X platform....
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Linn Joins the TIDAL Revolution

December 18, 2014
Linn Joins the TIDAL Revolution

We are extremely excited to announce the seamless integration of TIDAL’s new lossless music streaming service into all Linn DS players. With TIDAL you can now stream over 25 million tracks at CD-quality, making it the ultimate online library for fans of high quality music. Experience this high fidelity streaming service with a complimentary...
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Marantz Releases Flagship AV8802 A/V Processor

December 18, 2014
Marantz Releases Flagship AV8802 A/V Processor

Marantz, a world leader in advanced audio technologies, just announced their AV8802 flagship A/V preamplifier which combines exclusive Marantz sound innovations with the latest video technologies and connectivity options. Most remarkably, the AV8802 features a complex build-quality with a toroidal transformer, a three piece top cover layout, all packed in a heavy copper plated...
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Kondo Kagura Power Amplifier

December 18, 2014
Kondo Kagura Power Amplifier

Marek Dyba has posted a review of the KondoKagura power amplifier (€160,000) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “It seems that when it comes to Audio Note Japan, Kondo-san found worthy successors who carry Kondo’s legend on. They give a very rare opportunity to a very few (let’s be honest – rich one) lucky people...
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Trenner&Friedl Isis Loudspeaker

December 18, 2014
Trenner&Friedl Isis Loudspeaker

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Trenner&Friedl Isis loudspeakers (~€24,000) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “This is one of the best speakers that I have heard at home. In terms of tonal quality and presentation they are reminiscent of the Hansen Audio Prince v2, which are still in my mind despite the...
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Kubala-Sosna XPander Power Distributor

December 18, 2014
Kubala-Sosna XPander Power Distributor

Jim Merod has posted a review of the Kubala-Sosna XPander power distributor ($4800) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “It, therefore, receives my “PFO Product of the Year” for 2014—symbolic of the BluePort Audio Transcendence award inaugurated here… conferred on Kubala-Sosna for the you must hear it to believe it transformative sonic achievement of their...
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Kronos Audio Sparta Turntable

December 18, 2014
Kronos Audio Sparta Turntable

Marshall Nack has posted a review of the Kronos Audio Sparta turntable ($21,500) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Control and focus run deep, allowing unprecedented resolution. But it is also maximally musical. You can have it all with the Sparta: the must-have Audio Check List items as well as equally strong performance on the...
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Zu Audio Druid V Loudspeaker

December 18, 2014
Zu Audio Druid V Loudspeaker

Danny Kaey has posted a review of the Zu Audio Druid V loudspeakers ($5400/pair) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The Druid and submission combo are special. You get full range sound that doesn’t drain your bank account and leaves plenty for other stuff. 60 day money back guarantee all inclusive. You don’t like the...
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Acoustic Revive Cables and Accessories

December 18, 2014
Acoustic Revive Cables and Accessories

Jeff Day has posted a review of a variety of Acoustic Revive cables and accessories at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Once again I’ve got carried away writing about Acoustic Revive products here in The Eleventh House, and as always they seem to captivate my interest with their fascinating design principles, superb quality, and downright...
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PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP Integrated Amplifier

December 17, 2014
PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP Integrated Amplifier

Robert Deutsch has posted a review of the PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP integrated amplifier ($4199) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Built to a high standard, with some very useful features—including Adaptive AutoBias, Bad Tube indicator, on-the-fly switching between triode and ultralinear modes from the remote control, and headphone output—PrimaLuna’s DiaLogue Premium HP is an integrated...
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M&K Sound X12 Subwoofer

December 17, 2014
M&K Sound X12 Subwoofer

Bob Barrett has posted a review of the M&K Sound X12 subwoofer ($3200) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “The M&K Sound X12 subwoofer earns its place among the upper echelon of sealed subwoofers on the market today, with performance that equals or beats other well-known and respected competitors in its price range. If you’re considering...
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Cambridge Audio Azur 851D DAC

December 17, 2014
Cambridge Audio Azur 851D DAC

Jon Iverson has posted a review of the Cambridge Audio Azur 851D DAC ($1649) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The Cambridge Audio Azur 851D has bang for the buck all over the place. It approached the sound of DACs costing four times as much—closely enough, I feel, to satisfy most audiophiles on a budget. However,...
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Kuzma Stabi M Turntable, 4Point Tonearm, and Car 40 Phono Cartridge

December 17, 2014
Kuzma Stabi M Turntable, 4Point Tonearm, and Car 40 Phono Cartridge

Paul Seydor has posted a review of the Kuzma Stabi M turntable ($19,225), 4Point tonearm ($6675), and Car 40 moving-coil cartridge ($2900) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Regular readers of mine will know that when it comes to vinyl, I like set-’em-up-and-forget-’em designs. This describes the Kuzma Stabi M/4Point/CAR 40 to a T:...
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Anthem Performance MRX 510 A/V Receiver

December 17, 2014
Anthem Performance MRX 510 A/V Receiver

Vince Hananda has posted a review of the Anthem Performance MRX 510 A/V receiver ($1599) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “When I tried Anthem’s Performance MRX 500 A/V receiver, I was wowed by the built-in Anthem Room Correction system, and called that model a true bargain among home-theater receivers. The Performance MRX 510 ups...
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Kubala-Sosna XPander Power Distributor

December 17, 2014
Kubala-Sosna XPander Power Distributor

Marshall Knack has posted a review of the Kubala-Sosna XPander power distributor ($4800) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: ” Yet it is fully expressive of the beauty in music—the XPander balances both sides. This is great stuff, the best product yet from the K-S brand. Perhaps the designers at K-S have been paying attention...
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Devialet Unveils Iconic PHANTOM Digital Active Wireless Loudspeaker System

December 16, 2014
Devialet Unveils Iconic PHANTOM Digital Active Wireless Loudspeaker System

Meet PHANTOM – Implosive Sound Center by Devialet Today The best sound in the world An intense emotional experience A revolutionary engineering invention Replaces docks, hi-fi, home-cinemas, speakers… Experience-ready: plug And listen Listen to music from your smartphone, tablet, computer using wi-fi. Alone or in a multi-room Source: Devialet
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Beyerdynamic T-70 Headphones

December 16, 2014
Beyerdynamic T-70 Headphones

Mad Lust Envy has posted a review of the Beyerdynamic T-70 headphones ($649) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “The T70 is a headphone aimed for the critical listener who favors extracting the most detail out of their sound, and less for those who don’t mind sacrificing a bit of clarity and detail for a more...
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Chisto Announces Das Klang USB Cable

December 16, 2014
Chisto Announces Das Klang USB Cable

Drama. Chisto Das Klang USB. Pure Drama. Chisto made it. First USB cable based on “Vintage DNA inside” technology. We never wanted to do it as we are pure analog guys. Our Austrian dealer Walter Kircher who is diehard Das Klang addict asked several times. We used to say no. It was for us...
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Raven Audio Shadow Reference Preamplifier

December 16, 2014
Raven Audio Shadow Reference Preamplifier

Jack Roberts has posted a review of the Raven Audio Shadow Reference preamplifier ($6995) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “I really enjoyed my time with the Raven Audio Shadow Reference Preamplifier. It is extremely well built and delivers a very musical performance. It allowed my system to play some of the most natural timbres and...
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