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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...

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Cembalo Audio Labs Spring 1 Headphone Amplifier

September 1, 2015
Cembalo Audio Labs Spring 1 Headphone Amplifier

David W. Robinson has posted a review of the Cembalo Audio Labs Spring 1 headphone amplifier ($1980) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The Spring 1 does extremely well in delivering detail with soul. There’s a lovely touch of musical warmth, and a lilt to the sound that is quite fetching. Regardless of the type...
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Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1 Channel Amplifier-DAC

September 1, 2015
Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1 Channel Amplifier-DAC

Phil Gold has posted a review of the Parasound Halo integrated 2.1 channel amplifier-DAC ($2495) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “So as I said I wanted the Parasound Halo Integrated to shine, and I got what I wanted. It concentrates on sound quality while including home theatre passthrough, subwoofer output, bass management, high...
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Nordost Red Dawn Cables

September 1, 2015
Nordost Red Dawn Cables

Brett Rudolph has posted a review of the Nordost Red Dawn cables at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “My experience with the Nordost cables leaves me speechless, if that is even possible. Overall, the difference is nothing short of spectacular. In fact, during the review several friends and colleagues remarked that the reference system...
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Linum Balanced Two-Pin 2.5mm TRRS Custom IEM Cable

September 1, 2015
Linum Balanced Two-Pin 2.5mm TRRS Custom IEM Cable

Steven R. Rochlin has posted a review of the Estron Linum balanced two-pin 2.5mm TRRS custom IEM cable ($160) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Love the reasonably-priced €145 Estron Linum Balanced two-pin 2.5mm TRRS IEM cable with the Ultimate Ears UE18 Pro and JH Audio 13 as they have breathed new life and...
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DanaCable USB Cable

September 1, 2015
DanaCable USB Cable

Wayne Donnelly has posted a review of the DanaCable USB cable ($895). His conclusions: “It makes music in any genre sound relaxed, harmonically full and rich, and effortlessly musical. For anyone who wants to hear the best from computer audio, this cable is at the least a must-audition. Mine is here for the long...
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Cary Audio DAC-200ts Stereo DAC with Preamplifier

September 1, 2015
Cary Audio DAC-200ts Stereo DAC with Preamplifier

Jeff Poth has posted a review of the Cary Audio DAC-200ts stereo DAC with preamplifier ($3995) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Would hang on to the Cary Audio DAC-200ts DAC within my audio system if it was possible. The sonics are superb plus I love the sample rate conversion and tube output options....
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YG Acoustics Carmel 2 Loudspeaker

August 31, 2015
YG Acoustics Carmel 2 Loudspeaker

Canada Hi-Fi has posted a review of the YG Acoustics Carmel 2 loudspeakers ($24,300/pair) at Canada Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “The Carmel 2 is equally at home in all types of music, even hard rock, but it isn’t an impressive sounding animal. It just gets out of the way of the music, gets your feet...
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Tellurium Q USB Cables

August 31, 2015
Tellurium Q USB Cables

Lam Seng Fatt has posted a review of the Tellurium Q USB cables (£636) at av2day.com. His conclusions: “But with acoustic instruments, the Tellurium rendered the harmonics and decay of notes in a more believable way and there was certainly more shades of colour in the music. The Tellurium Silver Diamond is definitely one...
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Nordost Valhalla 2 Reference Interconnect, Speaker Cable, and Power Cord

August 31, 2015
Nordost Valhalla 2 Reference Interconnect, Speaker Cable, and Power Cord

Jacob Heilbrunn has posted a review of the Nordost Valhalla 2 Reference interconnect ($7599), speaker cable ($11,849), and power cable ($4999) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “It delivers the whole package: speed, detail, resolution, and musicality. There are other cables that will provide a fuller presentation, others still that will sound zippier, and...
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GoldenEar Triton Five Loudspeaker

August 30, 2015
GoldenEar Triton Five Loudspeaker

Jacob Heilbrunn has posted a review of the GoldenEar Triton Five loudspeakers ($1998/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “With its knack for playing a wide gamut of music convincingly, the Fives offer a tremendous amount of performance for the dough. After my foray into Led Zep territory, Sandy Gross was worried that I...
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Robert Koda K-10 Preamplifier

August 30, 2015
Robert Koda K-10 Preamplifier

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the Robert Koda K-10 preamplifier ($) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “This one is a bit off the beaten path, but if you are looking for the ultimate audio Zen experience, in a preamplifier that makes a major statement by not making a statement, this is your final...
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Nagaoka MP-500 Phono Cartridge

August 29, 2015
Nagaoka MP-500 Phono Cartridge

Noam Bronstein has posted a review of the Nagaoka MP-500 phono cartridge ($699) at Wall of Sound. His conclusions: “In fact, if you’re primarily keen on acoustic music – jazz, folk, classical, etc. – this is a cartridge that I think will have few, if any peers in its price range. It gets the...
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Antipodes Audio ‘Reference’ Interconnects and Speaker Cables

August 29, 2015
Antipodes Audio ‘Reference’ Interconnects and Speaker Cables

Anthony Kershaw has posted a review of the Antipodes Audio ‘Reference’ interconnects ($2500) and speaker cable ($2500) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: “His cables are nothing short of remarkable in their musicality and refinement. Superb bass and wonderful ability to portray accurate dynamics. Like all his products I’ve heard and reviewed, Jenkins’ Reference Cables are...
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Naim NAP 300 DR Power Amplifier

August 29, 2015
Naim NAP 300 DR Power Amplifier

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Naim NAP 300 DR power amplifier (£7295) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “Once you’ve heard the DR upgrades in action, it’s not hard to understand why Naim made so much of this aspect of the Statement’s technology story. It’s also not hard to understand just...
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Harbeth Super HL5+ Loudspeaker

August 29, 2015
Harbeth Super HL5+ Loudspeaker

Tim Smith has posted a review of the Harbeth Super HL5+ loudspeakers ($6300-$7300/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “There is no such thing as a perfect speaker, only good matches for one’s room and tastes. With the Super HL5 Plus, we have a loudspeaker that will please most people most of the time. It commits...
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LampizatOr Generation 5 Level 4 DAC

August 28, 2015
LampizatOr Generation 5 Level 4 DAC

Wayne Donnelly has posted a review of the LampizatOr Generation 5 Level 4 DAC ($5195) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Even before experiencing it on computer audio, I thought that at a retail price of $5195, the LampizatOr Level 4 Generation 5 DAC was a fine value for anyone who wants the best...
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Shunyata Triton and Typhon Power Conditioners and Sigma Power Cables

August 28, 2015
Shunyata Triton and Typhon Power Conditioners and Sigma Power Cables

Michael Lavorgna has posted a review of the Shunyata Triton V2 ($6995) and Typhon ($5995) power conditioners and Sigma power cables ($2495-$3495) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “Every component used to build these devices was scrutinized for their contribution to the overall design’s sonic result. I have no doubts that those of you with the...
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GamuT RS7 Loudspeaker

August 28, 2015
GamuT RS7 Loudspeaker

John Atkinson have posted a review of the GamuT RS7 loudspeakers ($39,900/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “GamuT Audio’s RS7 is indeed a superior-sounding, superbly finished loudspeaker capable of offering clean, grain-free, uncolored, full-range sound of wide dynamic range, especially with piano recordings. It also offers exceptional clarity in the lower midrange and bass, where...
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Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 Loudspeaker

August 28, 2015
Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 Loudspeaker

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 loudspeakers ($1650/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Compared to all the other speakers I’ve heard in my Connecticut room and system, the Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2s scored well. The Monitor Audio Silver 8 came closest in performance and price, at only...
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Astell&Kern AK Jr Portable MQS Digital Playback System

August 28, 2015
Astell&Kern AK Jr Portable MQS Digital Playback System

Astell&Kern AK Jr Portable MQS digital playback system ($499) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Of course what really matter is if the music is enjoyable, and here we have a winner! There’s always a delicate balance between extreme accuracy and musicality. It is not that they are mutually exclusive, yet at this lowish...
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Questyle QP1R Portable Music Player

August 27, 2015
Questyle QP1R Portable Music Player

Steven R. Rochlin has posted a review of the Questyle QP1R portable music player ($899) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Questyle’s QP1R is a killer unit with mind-blowing sound wrapped in high style chic magnificence.” You can read the full review here.
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Hegel H160 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

August 27, 2015
Hegel H160 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

A. Colin Floyd has posted a review of the Hegel H160 integrated amplifier-DAC ($3500) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Over all though, the Hegel H160 is just a wonderful sounding and thoughtfully designed European style amplifier, which really lets you enjoy the music.” You can read the full review here.
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Ayon Audio Crossfire EVO Monoblock Power Amplifier

August 27, 2015
Ayon Audio Crossfire EVO Monoblock Power Amplifier

Wojciech Pacuła has posted a review of the Ayon Audio Crossfire EVO monoblock power amplifier (€22,500/pair) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Ayon Audio’s Crossfire EVO vacuum tube monoblock amplifier delivers a better performance than any other amplifier Gerhard ever created previously. It combines the virtues of push-pull, SET and solid-state. Everything is mixed...
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Gershman Acoustics Grande Avant Garde Loudspeaker

August 27, 2015
Gershman Acoustics Grande Avant Garde Loudspeaker

Rick Jensen has posted a review of the Gershman Acoustics Grande Avant Garde loudspeakers ($12,500) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “It is difficult to cite any one thing about the Gershman Acoustics Grande Avant Garde loudspeakers that makes them stand out from other speakers at or above their price range, a range where...
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Aries Cerat Incito Stereo Preamplifier

August 27, 2015
Aries Cerat Incito Stereo Preamplifier

Tom Lyle has posted a review of the Aries Cerat Incito stereo preamplifier ($12,000) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Sonically, I can’t think of any aspect of the sound quality of the Aries Cerat Incito that I don’t like. Yet I have difficulty describing the “sound” of the Incito. It is transparent, yet...
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