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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014 Coverage

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014 Coverage

Well, it was a quiet week in Lake Wobegone, or rather a quiet weekend...

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...

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...

Daily News and Reviews

GoldenEar Triton One Loudspeaker

October 23, 2014
GoldenEar Triton One Loudspeaker

Anthony Cordesman has posted a review of the GoldenEar Triton One loudspeakers ($4995/pair). His conclusions: “The Triton Ones are one of the best buys in speakers I’ve had the chance to hear at anything like their price. They have all— or more—of the features and technology that anyone looking for specsmanship could want, but...
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Grimm LS1 Digital Loudspeaker with LS1s Subwoofer

October 23, 2014
Grimm LS1 Digital Loudspeaker with LS1s Subwoofer

Timothy Roth has posted a review of the Grimm LS1 digital loudspeaker with LS1s subwoofer (together, $39,995) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The truth is, these are indeed audiophile speakers because they’re true “high fidelity.” And if that means not being a tweaker, I’m fine with that. If it’s really “all about the music”...
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Townshend Seismic Isolation Pods

October 23, 2014
Townshend Seismic Isolation Pods

Robert H. Levi has posted a review of the Townshend Seismic Isolation Pods ($675 set of 4) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Townshend Seismic Isolation Pods are now available and are a true masterpiece of isolation technology and tremendous enhancement of sonic neutrality preventing floor born feedback. I think that they are amazing. They...
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CEC TL3N CD Transport

October 23, 2014
CEC TL3N CD Transport

Paul Candy has posted a review of the CEC TL3N CD transport ($1990) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “While we wait for a simple user friendly file-based or streaming playback strategy that consistently delivers the musical goods, purchasing a decent CD transport such as the TL3N to play back one’s CD collection may not...
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Synergistic Research PowerCell 10 UEF and FEQ PowerCell Equalizer

October 23, 2014
Synergistic Research PowerCell 10 UEF and FEQ PowerCell Equalizer

Robert Youmna has posted a review of the Synergistic Research PowerCell 10 UEF ($6000) and FEQ PowerCell Equalizer ($995) at Positive Feedback. His conclusion: ” There is a bunch of new innovative “out of the box” technology going on here. I have tried my best to stay away from the technical details, because though...
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Einstein The Pickup Phono Cartridge

October 23, 2014
Einstein The Pickup Phono Cartridge

Danny Kaey has posted a review of the Einstein The Pickup phono cartridge ($8500) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “EINSTEIN makes some very fine products that sound every bit as much as the way they look, with great dynamics, fine resolution, superior soundstage recovery and just plain old jamming sound. You want to search...
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Clearaudio Ovation Turntable and Clarify Tonearm

October 22, 2014
Clearaudio Ovation Turntable and Clarify Tonearm

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Clearaudio Ovation turntable and Clarify tonearm (together, £4360). Their conclusions: “The Ovation’s even-handed neutrality will undoubtedly win it many new friends. The ‘magnetic bearing’ Clarify arm is clearly a good partner for the deck and together they form an impressive package. ” You...
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Wilson Audio Alexia Loudspeaker

October 22, 2014
Wilson Audio Alexia Loudspeaker

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Wilson Audio Alexia (£49,500/pair). Their conclusions: “The Alexia is the compact model Dave Wilson was surely destined to design. Why? Because it is, literally, a scaled-down XLF, the latter embodying the current evolutionary state of his philosophy since the first WAMM. A new...
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TechDAS Air Force One Turnatble

October 22, 2014
TechDAS Air Force One Turnatble

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the TechDAS Air Force One turntable (£75,000). Their conclusions: “Irrespective of arm or cartridge used, the Air Force One is a peerless platform for vinyl. It is the most revealing analogue source we have ever heard bar the best examples of open-reel tape.” You...
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Euro Audio Team E-Go Tonearm

October 22, 2014
Euro Audio Team E-Go Tonearm

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Euro Audio Team E-Go tonearm (£6300). Their conclusions: “EAT’s version of the Graham tonearm is as genuinely a ‘high-end’ purchase as one could make, bristling with clever details and sounding gorgeous. Best of all, it’s a unipivot free of masochism.” You can read...
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Lyra Delos Phono Cartridge

October 22, 2014
Lyra Delos Phono Cartridge

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Lyra Delos phono cartridge (£900). Their conclusions: “The Lyra Delos has abilities that transcend its price point. Technically brilliant and musically accomplished, it does everything you could reasonably expect of it, and more. Indeed it is so good that it may make prospective...
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Linn Kandid Phono Cartridge

October 22, 2014
Linn Kandid Phono Cartridge

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Linn Kandid phono cartridge (£2960). Their conclusions: “The new Kandid betters Linn’s Akiva across the board, bringing greater insight and grip while improving still further on its musicality. Recordings appear in pin-sharp focus, yet the cartridge seems to ‘enjoy itself immensely’ while doing...
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Bowers & Wilkins Launches T7 Portable Wireless Loudspeaker

October 21, 2014
Bowers & Wilkins Launches T7 Portable Wireless Loudspeaker

Bowers & Wilkins T7 combines Bluetooth wireless streaming with compact size, rechargeable convenience, Bowers & Wilkins’ legendary approach to high-quality sound and the first commercial application of Bowers & Wilkins Micro Matrix technology. The result is Hi-Fi untethered. It is Bowers & Wilkins first Bluetooth speaker, and as with everything Bowers & Wilkins does,...
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Emotiva XPA-1 Gen 2 Monoblock Power Amplifier

October 21, 2014
Emotiva XPA-1 Gen 2 Monoblock Power Amplifier

Chris Heinonen has posted a review of the Emotiva XPA-1 Gen 2 monoblock power amplifiers ($2198/pair) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity Review. His conclusions: “Emotiva made their name with big, beefy amps, and the XPA-1 Gen 2 continues that tradition. Building upon the original with a Class A mode, it has...
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Graham Audio LS5/9 Loudspeaker

October 21, 2014
Graham Audio LS5/9 Loudspeaker

Rene van Es has posted a review of the Graham Audio LS5/9 loudspeakers (£3450) at The Ear. His conclusions: “The Graham Audio LS5/9s replace my large transmission line PMCs for the duration of this review and I have enjoyed them a lot, playing as much music as time allowed. I would describe the LS5/9...
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Acoustic Solid Wood MPX Turntable

October 21, 2014
Acoustic Solid Wood MPX Turntable

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Acoustic Solid Wood MPX turntable (£2075). Their conclusions: “The Acoustic Solid Wood MPX certainly adheres to the high-mass ethos but its overall construction is superb. Easy to set up and a joy to listen to, the deck simply lets its precision engineering take...
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PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium Preamplifier

October 21, 2014
PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium Preamplifier

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium preamplifier ($3199) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “The DiaLogue Premium preamplifier offers incredible sound and value for $3,199. If I were building a system in the $20 – $50k range, I can’t imagine needing to spend more than this for a linestage, provided you...
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Simaudio MOON Evolution 610LP Phono Stage

October 21, 2014
Simaudio MOON Evolution 610LP Phono Stage

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the Simaudio MOON Evolution 610LP phono stage ($7500) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “Simaudio’s MOON Evolution 610LP phonostage is a fantastic addition to an analog system, offering an incredibly high price to performance ratio for the analog enthusiast that wants a cost no object phonostage in a single...
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Van Alstine Vision Phono Preamplifier

October 21, 2014
Van Alstine Vision Phono Preamplifier

Jeff Dogay has posted a review of the Van Alstine Vision phono preamplifier ($599) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “Though famous for his tube designs, Frank Van Alstine is no slouch with solid state either. With passive EQ and no coupling capacitors, this American made phonostage offers no frills high performance. And MC owners take...
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Schiit Introduces Mani Phono Stage

October 20, 2014
Schiit Introduces Mani Phono Stage

Prepare to rewrite the value equation in phono preamplifiers. Schiit’s new Mani gives you the flexibility you need for both moving-magnet and moving-coil cartridges, together with exceptionally accurate, low-noise performance—for far less than you’d expect! Accepting All Cartridges! Many low-cost phono preamps are only good for typical moving-magnet (MM) cartridges. They don’t have the...
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