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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...

Daily News and Reviews

Simaudio Moon Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

July 7, 2015
Simaudio Moon Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

Robert Harley has posted a review of the Simaudio Moon Neo 430HA headphone amplifier ($3500) at The Abbsolute Sound. His conclusions: The Neo 430HA is an outstanding product in features, design, build, and sound quality. It literally transformed the sound of my headphones, and in the process, elevated my engagement with the music. If...
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Allnic T1500 Amplifier

July 7, 2015
Allnic T1500 Amplifier

Janine Elliot has posted a review of the Allnic T1500 amplifier ($6900) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “A surprisingly fun piece of kit that looked as good as it sounded, retrieving as much detail as there was from the music, whatever the instrument, and doing it equally well at low or high levels. This...
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Astell&Kern AK240 Digital Audio Player

July 7, 2015
Astell&Kern AK240 Digital Audio Player

Bailey S. Barnard has posted a review of the Astell&Kern AK240 digital audio player ($2500) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “In the AK240’s primary role as a super-powered iPod, I will go so far as to say that it’s second to none.” You can read the full review here. You can find links to more...
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Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones

July 7, 2015
Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the Master & Dynamic MH40 headphones ($399) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “The Master & Dynamic website says the MH40s were tuned to complement a diversity of musical tastes, and I have to agree. The company has delivered a first-rate pair of phones in every respect—a home run...
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Mogami NI-2497 Interconnect and NI-2477 Speaker Cables

July 6, 2015
Mogami NI-2497 Interconnect and NI-2477 Speaker Cables

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Mogami NI-2497 interconnect (€150) and NI-2477 speaker cables (€300) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “When it comes to Mogami cables it is easy to say that they won’t help correct sound of the system. They might help in further enrichment of such sound’s features as vibrancy,...
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Audio Tekne TFM 2000 Preamplifier and TEA 2000 Power Amplifier

July 6, 2015
Audio Tekne TFM 2000 Preamplifier and TEA 2000 Power Amplifier

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Audio Tekne TFM 2000 preamplifier (€20,000) and TEA 2000 (€20,000) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The short version of the summary could go like that: this is a system for a music lover, for someone who expects a performance rich with emotions, who appreciates firstly substance...
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Verictum X Bulk Ground Filter

July 6, 2015
Verictum X Bulk Ground Filter

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Verictum X Bulk ground filter (€1050) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “These filters do something that is difficult to achieve with basic elements of the system, as to achieve such improvements we would have to pay a few times more for each of them. And yet,...
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C.E.C. CD5 CD Player

July 6, 2015
C.E.C. CD5 CD Player

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the C.E.C. CD5 CD player (€3500) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The sound of the CDs was rich, deep and sophisticated. Its inner calmness and coherence were outstanding. The selectivity and energy of the midrange, especially upper midrange, is not very exceptional, but simply constitutes an element...
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RT Audio Design Ultra USB DAC Orpheus

July 6, 2015
RT Audio Design Ultra USB DAC Orpheus

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the RT Audio Design Ultra USB DAC Orpheus (€1700) at High Fidelity. Hiis conclusions: “In this type of music the results of eliminating active conversion stage and coupling capacitors are usually remarkable, and changes introduced to the signal (as always, there is also a cost of this...
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Trenner&Friedl ART Loudspeaker

July 6, 2015
Trenner&Friedl ART Loudspeaker

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Trenner&Friedl ART loudspeakers (€3750/pair) of the High Fidelity. His conclusions: “These tiny beauties disappear from the room completely, leaving listener alone with music. They deliver coherent, rich, detailed, nuanced performance. Sound is really fast and with proper amplifier (as they are not particularly easy to drive...
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Acurus Ships Powerful New Scorpion Multi-Zone Amplifier

July 5, 2015
Acurus Ships Powerful New Scorpion Multi-Zone Amplifier

Indy Audio Labs, LLC, owners of the high-performance American-made audio brands, Acurus and Aragon, announced factory shipments have commenced on the Acurus Scorpion, a new multi-zone amplifier designed specifically for medium-to-large residential install and light commercial applications. The Acurus Scorpion combines rugged USA-made construction with the high-end sonic performance Acurus has been known for...
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Cary Audio Launches iOS and Android Apps for the DAC-200ts

July 5, 2015
Cary Audio Launches iOS and Android Apps for the DAC-200ts

Cary Audio launches iOS and Android Apps for the DAC-200ts digital to analog converter! Owners of the DAC-200ts will be able to download the free iOS and Android Apps to use as a remote control for the product. The remote App will allow users to select inputs, adjust volume, change sample rates and power...
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Marten Coltrane Supreme 2 Loudspeaker

July 4, 2015
Marten Coltrane Supreme 2 Loudspeaker

Alan Sircom and Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Marten Coltrane Supreme 2 loudspeakers (€390,000/pair) at Hi-Fi+. Their conclusions: “Paying €390,000 for a pair of loudspeakers is no mean feat, and there are maybe only a few audiophiles with the finances (and room) to own a pair. But the Marten Coltrane Supreme...
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IsoTek EVO3 Sigmas AC Power Conditioner

July 4, 2015
IsoTek EVO3 Sigmas AC Power Conditioner

Jacob Heilbrun has posted a review of the IsoTek EVO3 Sigmas AC power conditioner ($4500) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Judging by the performance of the Sigmas, IsoTek is producing state-of-the-art power devices. If you’re looking for a conditioner to tackle the vexing issue of electricity quality and to improve the sound of...
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Emotiva XMC-1 Surround Sound Processor

July 4, 2015
Emotiva XMC-1 Surround Sound Processor

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Emotiva XMC-1 surround sound processor ($2499) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Despite the quibbles I’ve scattered throughout this column, the Emotiva XMC-1 is a powerful and flexible preamplifier-processor that is beyond any serious criticism, especially in view of its very competitive pricing and lack of bugs. Emotiva...
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Beyerdynamic T-1 Headphones

July 4, 2015
Beyerdynamic T-1 Headphones

John Grandberg has posted a review of the Beyerdynamic T-1 headphones ($1299) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “Despite any misgivings I’ve had over the years, I do consider the T1, in current form, a propitious option. As always, it comes down to preferences. Those wanting a more relaxed presentation than the high-strung HD800, and...
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Creek Evolution 100A Integrated Amplifier

July 3, 2015
Creek Evolution 100A Integrated Amplifier

Herb Reichert has posted a review of the Creek Evolution 100A integrated amplifier ($2195) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “t this point in my life, my audio beliefs and taste direct me toward simple, less expensive systems centered around my computer, a solid turntable, a quality integrated amp (like Creek’s Evolution 100A), and small, classic...
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AKG N60 Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones

July 3, 2015
AKG N60 Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the AKG N60 noise cancelling on-ear headphones ($249) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The N60 is designed for commuter use, so it’s comfy with smartphone outputs; it is rated at 32 ohm impedance and a relatively high sensitivity of 123dB, but it’s worth noting that, like Sennheiser, AKG...
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Naim SuperUniti Network Integrated Amplifier

July 3, 2015
Naim SuperUniti Network Integrated Amplifier

Nicolas Ripley has posted a review of the Naim SuperUniti network integrated amplifier (£3,675) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “I’m soon to be the proud owner of a Naim SuperUniti, and probably a UnitiServe, too. In fairness, irrespective the wifular intervention, I’m happy to make the change. It has some kind of core effect on...
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Bowers & Wilkins Introduce New P5 Wireless Headphones

July 2, 2015
Bowers & Wilkins Introduce New P5 Wireless Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins, the British loudspeaker company noted for bringing its knowledge and experience of acoustic excellence to the headphone category for the first time with the highly regarded P5 headphones, now announces P5 Wireless – the latest in convenience headphone listening without any compromise in audio quality. P5 Wireless are Bowers & Wilkins...
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3beez Announces The Wax Box 3 Music Management System

July 2, 2015
3beez Announces The Wax Box 3 Music Management System

3beez, LLC (www.3beez.com), a company known for its innovative use of computer technology for home audio, announced the Wax Box 3 system, a new version of its Wax Music Management System for storing, cataloging, and playing music which won a 2015 Editors’ Choice Award from The Absolute Sound. Wax Box 3 returns to the...
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Moon by Simaudio Evolution 760A Stereo Amplifier

July 2, 2015
Moon by Simaudio Evolution 760A Stereo Amplifier

Aron Garrecht has posted a review of the Moon by Simaudio Evolution 760A stereo amplifier ($8000) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “he finesse with which the 760A consistently balanced power, transparency, dynamics, tonal colors, and dimensionality, all against near-silent backgrounds, was spellbinding.” You can read the full review here.
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Oppo Digital PM-3 Headphones

July 2, 2015
Oppo Digital PM-3 Headphones

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Oppo Digital PM-3 headphones ($399) at SoundStage Xperience. His conclusions: “The Oppo Digital PM-3s are a great alternative to ordinary closed-back headphones, with a more trebly and detailed sound than most, and without the big, somewhat booming bass produced by many, if not most, closed-back ’phones....
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Bryston Mini A Loudspeaker

July 2, 2015
Bryston Mini A Loudspeaker

Philip Beaudette has posted a review of the Bryston Mini A loudspeakers ($1200/pair) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “This solidly constructed, well-designed speaker not only sounds neutral and clean, it also can handle being played loudly without obvious dynamic compression or distortion.” You can read the full review here.
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Screen Innovations Introduces 390-Inch Diagonal Screen

July 2, 2015
Screen Innovations Introduces 390-Inch Diagonal Screen

Screen Innovations (SI), the purveyors of innovation in the two-piece projection industry, has just changed the commercial video landscape with a revolutionary new design that will create its most massive-sized, and affordable screen option to date. Introducing Slate® Micro Seam, the world’s largest ambient-light rejecting screen available in sizes up to 390-inches diagonally in...
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