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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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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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Allnic Audio Now Supplying Tung-Sol KT150 Vacuum Tubes for T2000, A2000 and M3000

August 30, 2014
Allnic Audio Now Supplying Tung-Sol KT150 Vacuum Tubes for T2000, A2000 and M3000

Allnic is now supplying these tubes as stock equipment OEM for T2000, A2000 and M3000. New from Tung-Sol! You want more power? The Tungsol KT150 tube is quite possibly the answer. This beast is rated for 70W plate dissipation! That’s 10W more than the already impressive Tung-Sol KT120 tube. From the manufacturer: “With the...
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Sonus Faber Introduces the Lilium Loudspeaker to North American Market

August 29, 2014
Sonus Faber Introduces the Lilium Loudspeaker to North American Market

Sonus faber presents to US his new and exciting project. The creation of Olympica collection, launched during the 2013 edition of the Munich Hi End Show, represented for Sonus faber a return to the deep roots of its traditions. In May 2014 Sonus faber got back to Munich Hi End Show with its new...
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ATI Now Shipping Morris Kessler Signature Amplifiers

August 29, 2014
ATI Now Shipping Morris Kessler Signature Amplifiers

Ready, Set, Go We’ve completed initial production of the ground-breaking Morris Kessler Signature amplifiers and the first units are on their way. If I haven’t mentioned it before, these are great amplifiers. You can read about it shortly in Sound and Vision’s October, 2014 issue (available at the CEDIA Expo) and in a measured...
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Aurender X100L Music Server

August 29, 2014
Aurender X100L Music Server

Michael Lavorgna posted a review of the Aurender X100L music server ($3499) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “The Aurender X100L incorporates many of the features and performance of its bigger and more expensive brother the S10. While you don’t get the S10′s last word in resolution and flow, you do get an additional 4TB of...
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Tisbury Audio Mini Passive Preamplifier

August 29, 2014
Tisbury Audio Mini Passive Preamplifier

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Tisbury Audio Mini Passive preamplifier (£135/$225) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “Tisbury Audio is a wonderful new addition to the world of HiFi. The Mini Passive is a great component at a great price that is purist all the way. If transparency, getting as close...
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Reference 3A Introduces New Sema Zen Loudspeaker

August 29, 2014
Reference 3A Introduces New Sema Zen Loudspeaker

• Two specifically designed and hand built (in our own facilities) 8 ¼” hyper exponentially shaped woven carbon full range drivers are meticulously pair matched. Main drivers cover a wide range of the music and are directly coupled to amplifiers to minimize interruptions and alterations to the musical signal flow. • Each driver is...
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