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Magico S1 Loudspeaker Review

Magico S1 Loudspeaker Review

I always know I’m in trouble when the freight truck pulls up in front...

Sony HAP-Z1ES High Resolution Music Server Review

Sony HAP-Z1ES High Resolution Music Server Review

I began my journey into computer audio in 2004 with the introduction of the...

dCS Vivaldi DAC Review

dCS Vivaldi DAC Review

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

T.H.E. Show (Newport Beach) 2014 Coverage

T.H.E. Show (Newport Beach) 2014 Coverage

Initial Impressions THE Show (Newport Beach) 2014 was a breath of fresh air (at...

AURALiC TAURUS Balanced Output Headphone Amplifier Review

AURALiC TAURUS Balanced Output Headphone Amplifier Review

Several months ago I reviewed the AURALiC VEGA DAC, and found it to be...

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Denon DA-300USB USB DAC

September 2, 2014
Denon DA-300USB USB DAC

Myron Ho has posted a review of the Denon DA-300USB USB DAC ($499) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “The Denon DA-300USB fills a unique void in the world of DACs. While being larger than the many thumb-drive-style USB DACs, it is still small enough and light enough to fit in any small compartment of a...
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Gauder Akustik Cassiano Loudspeaker

September 2, 2014
Gauder Akustik Cassiano Loudspeaker

Marcin Olszewski has posted a review of the Gauder Akustik Cassiano loudspeakers (beginning at ~€13,750) at SoundRebels. His conclusions: “The vacation with the Gauder Cassiano destroyed my peace, I built consistently for some time. They made my Audiophilia Nervosa, that was asleep for a few years, awaken and start to show me, that this...
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Oppo Digital PM-1 Headphones

September 2, 2014
Oppo Digital PM-1 Headphones

S. Andrea Sundaram has posted a review of the Oppo Digital PM-1 headphones ($1099) at SoundStage Xperience. His conclusions: “Oppo Digital’s first headphone model proves itself a strong competitor in the very demanding premium-headphone segment. The PM-1s’ warm balance pairs wonderfully with voices, offers enough extension to capture the essence of all manner of...
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GoldenEar Triton One Loudspeaker

September 2, 2014
GoldenEar Triton One Loudspeaker

Chris Martens has posted a review of the GoldenEar Triton One loudspeakers ($5000/pair) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “I realise this sneak preview of the Triton One sounds like an out-and-out rave, but frankly some products show so much potential so early on that it is impossible not to share the good news with friends,...
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Resonessence Labs Concero HD DAC and Concero HP Headphone Amplifier

September 2, 2014
Resonessence Labs Concero HD DAC and Concero HP Headphone Amplifier

Tim Smith has posted a review of the Resonessence Labs Concero HD DAC ($850) and Concero HP headphone amplifier ($850) at Wall of Sound. His conclusions: “In sum, most audiophiles would be perfectly content with the Concero HD, and nothing but the Concero HD, in their main rig. It’s that good. Likewise, the Concero...
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U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable

September 2, 2014
U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable

Thom Moon has posted a review of the U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus turntable ($299) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “American ingenuity strikes again! U-Turn Audio’s Orbit Plus is a fabulous effort for a new startup, and worthy of consideration by anyone who wants a good, very basic, but very capable turntable for getting back...
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Musical Fidelity V90 DAC

September 1, 2014
Musical Fidelity V90 DAC

Dave Berriman has posted a review of the Musical Fidelity V90 DAC (£199) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “So, whether you are a new-comer wishing to dip a toe in the murky waters of USB audio, or a seasoned silver spinner, the V-90 DAC will prove to be ideal. Apart from its rewarding high res....
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Kudos Audio Cardea Anniversary Super 20 Loudspeaker

September 1, 2014
Kudos Audio Cardea Anniversary Super 20 Loudspeaker

Dave Berriman has posted a review of the Kudos Audio Cardea Anniversary Super 20 loudspeakers (£4250/pair) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “In conclusion, the Super 20 is like an analytical tool, which dissects each recording so that the differences between tracks on an album, or between orchestras, or even venues, are highlighted, and layers of...
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Black Rhodium Ace and Star USB Cables

September 1, 2014
Black Rhodium Ace and Star USB Cables

Nicolas Ripley has posted a review of the Black Rhodium Ace (£90) and Star (£192) USB cables at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “I’m impressed with both Black Rhodium cables, but Star lives up to its name. It really is a star, capable of letting your DAC be more unfettered by its surroundings. Star’s RFI-busting properties...
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Astin Trew Concord DAC 1 DAC

September 1, 2014
Astin Trew Concord DAC 1 DAC

Jason Kennedy has posted a review of the Astin Trew Concord DAC 1 DAC () at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “” You can read the full review here.
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PS Audio Directstream DAC

September 1, 2014
PS Audio Directstream DAC

John Darko has posted a review of the PS Audio Directstream DAC ($6000) at Digital Audio Review. His conclusions: “My opinion? I’ve spent time with both PerfectWave predecessors and whilst I still consider them both to be very good DACs, I would never call them great. All that changes with the DirectStream. It takes...
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Bybee Stealth Power Purifier Power Conditioner

September 1, 2014
Bybee Stealth Power Purifier Power Conditioner

Paul Candy has posted a review of the Bybee Stealth Power Purifier power conditioner ($5999) at 6moons. His conclusions: “While the Stealth is a little on the expensive side compared to many of the PLCs I am familiar with, I can’t say I ever used one that impressed to such a degree right across...
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Goldmund HDA Headphone Amplifier-DAC

August 31, 2014
Goldmund HDA Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Goldmund HDA Headfi DAC (CHF 8600) at 6moons.com. His conclusions: “As a reviewer, excitement can come from unexpected performance at everyman prices. It can also come from exclusively positioned products that push the envelope. To this writer, the former happens more often. Cynicism, general appeal and...
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iFi Audio Micro iDSD Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

August 31, 2014
iFi Audio Micro iDSD Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Steven R. Rochlin has posted a review of the iFi Audio Micro iDSD portable headphone amplifier-DAC ($499) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “The bottom line here is that it will be very hard for any such unit in the years to come to sound better while also providing so many features at this...
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Integra Announce Dolby Atmos Enabled Receivers

August 31, 2014
Integra Announce Dolby Atmos Enabled Receivers

Integra has announced that its upcoming DTR-60.6 and DTR-70.6 network A/V receivers and flagship DHC-80.6 Network A/V Controller will launch with Dolby Atmos, a next-generation audio format that delivers captivating multidimensional sound in home theater environments. A firmware update, targeted in September, will enable Dolby Atmos® on its previously released mid-range network A/V receivers...
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Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated Amplifier

August 31, 2014
Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated Amplifier

Edgar Kramer has posted a review of the Unison Research Simply Italy integrated amplifier at AVHub. His conclusions: “Be it with its impeccable build quality, its Italian design flair, or its superb sound quality, Unison Research’s Simply Italy will not fail to impress. It delivers on its single-ended Class-A promise of accurate tonality and...
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KEF R700 Loudspeaker

August 31, 2014
KEF R700 Loudspeaker

Thomas J. Norton has posted a review of the KEF R700 loudspeakers ($2500/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The first listening test went only well. The sound was clean and smooth, but almost too smooth. The bass was fairly extended but a bit uneven. Many of the speakers—including KEF’s larger R900s—that I’ve reviewed in these...
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Marigo Audio Lab RHX Mystery Feet

August 30, 2014
Marigo Audio Lab RHX Mystery Feet

Wayne Donnelly has posted a review of the Marigo Audio Lab RHX Mystery Feet ($799/3) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “At $799 per set, the Marigo RHX Mystery Feet are not cheap. But I have no hesitation in recommending them to the perfectionist audiophile who can afford them. Although I didn’t hear them...
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Maringo Ultima Signature CD Mat

August 30, 2014
Maringo Ultima Signature CD Mat

Wayne Donnelly has posted a review of the Maringo Ultima Signature CD mat ($239) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “I have spoken to colleagues who have heard the Marigo Ultima Signature Mat in megabuck state-of-the-art setups at audio shows – e.g., a $30,000 dcs system at the 2013 RMAF –and they report improvements...
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Matrix Audio Mini-i Pro DSD Headphone Amplifier-DAC

August 30, 2014
Matrix Audio Mini-i Pro DSD Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Matej Isak has posted a review of the Matrix Audio Mini-i Pro DSD headphone amplifier-DAC ($550) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “The Matrix Mini-i Pro DAC represents one of the better values on the market and I can understand the strong following of the brand. It comes with the slick design, array of...
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