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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...

dCS Vivaldi DAC Review

dCS Vivaldi DAC Review

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

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AudioQuest Diamond Ethernet Cable

January 26, 2015
AudioQuest Diamond Ethernet Cable

Andy Schaub has posted a review of the AudioQuest Diamond ethernet cable ($1199)at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Obviously I am delighted with the AudioQuest Diamond Ethernet cables in every way, so much so that I am hesitant to go back to my Forests (although they are still so much better than a regular Ethernet...
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Esoteric Grandioso P-01 SACD/CD Transport, D-01 DAC, and G-01 Master Clock

January 26, 2015
Esoteric Grandioso P-01 SACD/CD Transport, D-01 DAC, and G-01 Master Clock

Howard Kneller has posted a review of the Esoteric Grandioso P1 SACD/CD transport ($40,000), D1 DAC ($40,000), and G-01 master clock (together, $23,000) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “For now, the Grandioso P1 and D1 play on a field where the sign outside the stadium says “SOTA.” Remarkably, at this level you can spend...
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Supratek Reference DHT Preamplifier

January 26, 2015
Supratek Reference DHT Preamplifier

Edgar Kramer has posted a review of the Supratek Reference DHT preamplifier ($4000) at 6moons. His conclusions: “The Supratek Reference DHT is a unique preamplifier built by a passionate music lover and artisan far removed from audiophile dogma, with engineering experience stretching many decades. It provides clear, dynamic, powerful and tonally beautiful music to...
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Asus Essence III DAC

January 26, 2015
Asus Essence III DAC

John Grandberg has posted a review of the Asus Essence III DAC ($1999) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “All told, the Essence III is a big step for computer giant Asus. It not only sounds impressive, but actually manages to edge out some respected gear from well established competitors – the Burson Conductor, the Benchmark...
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Merrill Audio Veritas Monoblock Amplifiers

January 26, 2015
Merrill Audio Veritas Monoblock Amplifiers

Stuart Smith has posted a review of the Merrill Audio Veritas monoblock amplifiers ($12,000/pair) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “Forget your preconceptions about Class D, these amplifiers from Merrill bring the listener an insight into the recording that is clean and transparent. There is power and control and they play every kind of music...
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Marantz SR5009 A/V Receiver

January 26, 2015
Marantz SR5009 A/V Receiver

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Marantz SR5009 A/V receiver ($899) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The Marantz SR5009 is a solidly engineered surround receiver with an inherently good-sounding amp and the kind of room correction that takes the amp to the next level. The multiple presences of Wi-Fi, AirPlay, and...
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RHA T10i In-Ear Headphones

January 26, 2015
RHA T10i In-Ear Headphones

Paddy Carroll has posted a review of the RHA T10i in-ear headphones ($199) at Headphone>uru. His conclusions: “I believe that RHA have set an incredibly high benchmark in creating the T10i; the build quality and accessories that you receive with this earphone at its price point are outstanding, from the stainless steel mouldings to...
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Mobile Fildelity Unveils Ultradisc UHR GAIN HD with 4X DSD Mastering Technology

January 26, 2015
Mobile Fildelity Unveils Ultradisc UHR GAIN HD with 4X DSD Mastering Technology

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL) has introduced its Ultradisc UHR GAIN HD with 4X DSD digital mastering technology. The Ultradisc UHR (Ultra-High Resolution) GAIN HD mastering process utilizes 4X DSD direct-to-CD conversion and a newly implemented mastering chain to achieve a higher level of musical accuracy, resolution and fidelity from CD. Mobile Fidelity’s Ultradisc...
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RBH Sound Reveals New Signature SV Loudspeakers

January 26, 2015
RBH Sound Reveals New Signature SV Loudspeakers

RBH Sound, manufacturer of high performance audio products, debuted the company’s new Signature SV Series freestanding speaker lineup in their Venetian Hotel demonstration suite at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. According to the company, the new Signature SV Series was designed for both high performance home theater and critical stereo...
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Audio4soul Announces OCC iT! Reference Speaker Cables

January 26, 2015
Audio4soul Announces OCC iT! Reference Speaker Cables

Audio4soul loyal to its vision and Philosophy, announces worldwide distribution of its OCC iT! Reference speaker cables. Employing the finest single crystal pure OCC copper made by the -now- famous Ohno casting method, the OCC cables digs deeper into the music truth of your collection. Clarity, 3D imaging, natural presence,dynamics, musicality, bass definition, everything...
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Sony UDA-1 Integrated Amplifier

January 25, 2015
Sony UDA-1 Integrated Amplifier

Andrew Simpson has posted a review of the Sony UDA-1 integrated amplifier (£499) at Hi-Fi Choice. His conclusions: “As an introduction to the world of hi-res replay, the UDA-1 is a great value integrated starter package, with a DAC section that’s ripe for feeding a grander system. Sound wise it’s not a particularly bold...
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Cocktail Audio X30 Music Server

January 25, 2015
Cocktail Audio X30 Music Server

Lee Dunkley has posted a review of the Cocktail Audio X30 music server (£999) at Hi-Fi Choice. His conclusions: “The X30 is a flexible one-box solution. There are some operational glitches and idiosyncrasies that will no doubt be tackled in later firmware updates, and a dedicated remote interface is planned for iDevices. It plays...
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Hart Audio EVO1 Loudspeaker

January 25, 2015
Hart Audio EVO1 Loudspeaker

Chris Ward has posted a review of the Hart Audio EVO1 loudspeakers (£7495/pair) at Hi-Fi Choice. His conclusions: “The combined effect of high sensitivity, low cabinet colouration, a tuned set of sympathetic drivers and near bottomless active amplifier grunt adds up to a more subtle whole than one might expect. It’s like a growling...
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Parasound Halo P5 Preamplifier

January 25, 2015
Parasound Halo P5 Preamplifier

David Price has posted a review of the Parasound Halo P5 preamplifier (£999) at Hi-Fi Choice. His conclusions: “On its own, as a £1,000 preamplifier, the Parasound P5 is very good, but not great. It is a substantial step up from the preamp sections of your average £500 amplifier, but doesn’t offer a revelatory...
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Focal Aria 926 Loudspeaker

January 25, 2015
Focal Aria 926 Loudspeaker

David Price has posted a review of the Focal Aria 926 loudspeakers (£1798/pair) at Hi-Fi Choice. His conclusions: “As a fan of Focal speakers, I have always been aware that they need a certain sort of source to partner them for best results; their upfront and engaging nature makes them lots of fun, but...
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Tannoy Precision 6.1 Loudspeaker

January 25, 2015
Tannoy Precision 6.1 Loudspeaker

David Price has posted a review of the Tannoy Precision 6.1 loudspeakers (£900/pair) at Hi-Fi Choice. His conclusions: “Overall, the Precision 6.1 is a charming little loudspeaker. Its imaging is class leading; it’s one of the few boxes at this price that is truly able to leave its cabinet behind and offer an ‘out...
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Inex Innovation 3D Creator Power Cord

January 24, 2015
Inex Innovation 3D Creator Power Cord

Roger Gordon has posted a review of the Inex Innovation 3D Creator power cord ($1200) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “If you planning on spending significant dollars on power line conditioning you really need to listen to equipment from several different manufacturers. In this way you can determine which power line conditioner appeals to...
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Cavalli Audio Liquid Lightning 2T Headphone Amplifier

January 24, 2015
Cavalli Audio Liquid Lightning 2T Headphone Amplifier

Peter Pialis has posted a review of the Cavalli Audio Liquid Lightning 2T headphone amplifier ($4250) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “Overall, I was impressed with the Liquid Lightning 2T and I think it is a wonderful new addition for Cavalli Audio to offer alongside the solid-state based Liquid Lightning 2. I do have a...
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Equilibrium Ether Ceramique Loudspeaker

January 24, 2015
Equilibrium Ether Ceramique Loudspeaker

Tomasz Karasiński has posted a review of the Equilibrium Ether Ceramique loudspeakers (€4699/pair) at StereoLife. His conclusions: “I’m not going to beat around the bush, Equlibrium Ether Ceramique is a great speaker. Their sound, performance, finish, or even such little things as how they are transported indicate that we are dealing with a hi-end,...
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Bybee Quantum Signal Enhancer

January 24, 2015
Bybee Quantum Signal Enhancer

David Caplin has posted a review of the Bybee Quantum Signal Enhancer ($119) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “The beauty of the Bybee Quantum Signal Enhancers is that they work almost anywhere you put them in your system. And they’re affordable! The remarkable improvements they make can be used to enhance your system whether...
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Penaudio Charisma Loudspeaker

January 24, 2015
Penaudio Charisma Loudspeaker

Domenico Pizzamiglio has posted a review of the Penaudio Charisma loudspeakers (€2390/pair) at Audio Activity. His conclusions: “The Charisma are well refined and can be easily put in any environment. They have performances that can make them the definitive choice for many people that do not want big loudspeakers but want to listen in...
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Empirical Audio Overdrive SE USB DAC

January 24, 2015
Empirical Audio Overdrive SE USB DAC

Laurence A. Borden has posted a review of the Empirical Audio Overdrive SE USB DAC ($6399) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “The Overdrive excels with both Redbook and hi-rez files. It should be noted that it does not do DSD. DSD is gaining a lot of buzz lately, though I believe the jury is out...
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AURALiC ARIES Music Streamer

January 23, 2015
AURALiC ARIES Music Streamer

Chris Connaker has posted a review of the AURALiC ARIES music streamer ($1599) at Computer Audiophile. His conclusions: “No matter what I listened to during the review I believe I heard what I was supposed to hear through the Aries. I couldn’t identify a sonic signature of noise even when the WiFi was enabled....
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Metrum Acoustics Hex DAC

January 23, 2015
Metrum Acoustics Hex DAC

Peter Pialis has posted a review of the Metrum Acoustics Hex DAC ($3500) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “The expansive sound stage has me amazed at just how much more detail there was in my recordings that my other DACs missed. Not to mention that the naturalness of the sound has left me completely satisfied....
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Tara Labs Air Evolution Interconnects

January 23, 2015
Tara Labs Air Evolution Interconnects

Marshall Nack has posted a review of the Tara Labs Air Evolution interconnects ($1895) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The TARA Labs Air Evolution Interconnect with EVO Floating Ground Station is advertised as “completely neutral and absolutely revealing with high frequency and airy detail that is not found in comparable audio cables.” It is...
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