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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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Musical Fidelity M3si Integrated Amplifier-DAC

April 26, 2015
Musical Fidelity M3si Integrated Amplifier-DAC

Rene van Es has posted a review of the Musical Fidelity M3si integrated amplifier-DAC (£1099) at The Ear. His conclusions: “It turned out to be a fine partner to my system, offering a wide open and beautiful sound. In truth I have not been able to discover any real shortcomings, save to mention that...
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Audio Origami PU7 Tonearm

April 26, 2015
Audio Origami PU7 Tonearm

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Audio Origami PU7 tonearm (£1999) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “There are tonearms that appear more exotic or refined, are prettier to look at or way more expensive to buy, but there few — very few — that make listening to LPs quite as much...
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Vertex AQ Pico Grounding Blocks

April 26, 2015
Vertex AQ Pico Grounding Blocks

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Vertex AQ Pico Grounding Blocks (£1165) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Just because they are easy to fit, though, doesn’t make Vertex AQ’s improvements any less significant. Try the Picos for a week or two, and you may just find yourself taking a first step toward a...
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EgglestonWorks Emma Loudspeaker

April 26, 2015
EgglestonWorks Emma Loudspeaker

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the EgglestonWorks Emma loudspeakers ($3995/pair) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “If you don’t need the massive dynamic swing that the Emmas’ larger siblings provide, and can live with a bit less bass extension and high-frequency dreaminess, you’ll be amazed at how close the Emmas come in a modest-sized...
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Oracle Paris MKV Turntable

April 25, 2015
Oracle Paris MKV Turntable

Giuseppe Trotto has posted a review of the Oracle Paris MKV turntable (€4900) at ReMusic. His conclusions: “The listening is enjoyable with all kind of music, with good sound and musical coherence. Unfortunately, its cost does not help to consider it as an affordable machine to compare with other competitors. Nevertheless, it is a...
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Rogers LS3/5a 65th Anniversary Edition Loudspeaker

April 25, 2015
Rogers LS3/5a 65th Anniversary Edition Loudspeaker

Simon Tremlett has posted a review of the Rogers LS3/5a 65th Anniversary Edition loudspeakers ($2250/pair) at StereoNet. His conclusions: “The Rogers LS3/5a 65th Anniversary Edition are a well made pair of bookshelf speakers, with real wood and real drivers. Although not the original KEF drivers as detailed on the LS3/5a fan site www.ls35a.com, they...
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Purist Audio Design Luminist Revision Dominus and 25th Anniversary Intercoonects

April 25, 2015
Purist Audio Design Luminist Revision Dominus and 25th Anniversary Intercoonects

Scot Hull has posted a review of the Purist Audio Design Luminist Revision Dominus ($5970) and 25th Anniversary ($9055) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “These audio cables from Purist Audio Design are not only a fascinating case study in engineering, I think they sound fantastic. Will they be right for you or for your...
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Fluance XL7F Loudspeaker

April 25, 2015
Fluance XL7F Loudspeaker

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Fluance XL7F loudspeakers ($499/pair) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “We have here a pair of floorstanding speakers for $499, with a top-to-bottom coherent, musically satisfying presentation, and a lifetime warranty. Sheesh. Seems too good to be true, but Fluance has been in business for over...
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Auralic Aries Network Player

April 25, 2015
Auralic Aries Network Player

Michael Lavorgna has posted part two of his review of the Auralic Aries network player ($1599) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “While $1500 is for most people a serious investment, the Aries offers a full suite of playback options representing access to a goodly amount of today’s existing music sources including NAS, USB storage, streaming...
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47 Labs Midnight Blue Audio System

April 25, 2015
47 Labs Midnight Blue Audio System

Jack Roberts has posted a review of the 47 Labs Midnight Blue audio system ($11,300) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “I have not tried to rewrite each of the reviews that have already been published. This review is more of a conclusion to all the 47 Labs Midnight Blue reviews. The closing thought I would...
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Chord 2Qute DAC Now Shipping

April 24, 2015
Chord 2Qute DAC Now Shipping

The new 2Qute is a compact, affordable standalone DAC which combines two award-winning products in one: the revolutionary Hugo DAC/headphone amp and the class-leading Qute EX standalone DAC. The new 2Qute takes the technology from What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision’s 2014 Best DAC – (Hugo) and adds it to What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision’s...
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Aurender Introduces New N100 High-Resolution Music Server

April 24, 2015
Aurender Introduces New N100 High-Resolution Music Server

Aurender, a leader in award-winning, high-resolution audio products, introduces the new N100 Network Music Server/Player, that makes managing, browsing, optimizing, collecting and enjoying large music collections stored on Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices easy and entertaining for everyone — without the typical “Audiophile Clutter” and setup hassles. “The N100 Server/Player allows users to infinitely...
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Astell&Kern Announces New Entry Level Portable High-Resolution Digital Audio Player

April 24, 2015
Astell&Kern Announces New Entry Level Portable High-Resolution Digital Audio Player

Astell&Kern, the leader in portable high-res audio players, announces its newest player, the entry-level AK Jr. The Astell&Kern AK Jr will be available soon for $499. Henry Park, CEO of iriver, parent company of Astell&Kern, said “Since Astell&Kern entered the marketplace over two years ago with the highest quality portable hi-res audio player; it...
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Luxman Classic CL-38u Preamplifier

April 24, 2015
Luxman Classic CL-38u Preamplifier

Art Dudley has posted a review of the Luxman Classic CL-38u preamplifier ($4200) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “nd after a couple of months with the Luxman in my system, I was still in no great rush to push it out the door. Throughout that time, I derived no less pleasure from my music collection...
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Mark Levinson No. 585 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

April 24, 2015
Mark Levinson No. 585 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

Wojciech Pacula has posted the review of the Mark Levinson No. 585 integrated amplifier-DAC (€13,725) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “№585 is not only an amplifier, but also a DAC. The in-built converter section in the amplifier is excellent. It produces close, tangible sound characterized by nice tone…I think that the No. 585 will...
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Raven Audio Spirit Mk2 Monoblock Amplifiers

April 24, 2015
Raven Audio Spirit Mk2 Monoblock Amplifiers

Art Dudley has posted a review of the Raven Audio Spirit Mk2 monoblock amplifiers ($13,990/pair) in his Listening column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “I’m one of those listeners who believe there exist, among amplifiers, many different paths to glory—yet who has a special place in his heart for low-power, push-pull tube amps, especially monoblocks....
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PS Audio Sprout Integrated Amplifier-DAC

April 24, 2015
PS Audio Sprout Integrated Amplifier-DAC

Tomasz Karasiński has posted a review of the PS Audio Sprout integrated amplifier-DAC ($799) at StereoLife. His conclusions: “This important, user-friendly intangible eludes traditional audiophile analysis. Most of all, the Sprout specialized in the beguiling reproduction of every kind of music I sent through its four inputs. Recommended to style-conscious, value-seeking human beings of...
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Musical Fidelity MF-200 Headphones

April 24, 2015
Musical Fidelity MF-200 Headphones

K.E. has posted a review of the Musical Fidelity MF-200 headphones ($) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “On-ears do have another advantage over full-size cans: ears don’t heat up as quickly and this definitely holds true for the MF200 as well. Isolation in and out is not optimal but good enough for portable use. The...
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Accuphase E-470 Integrated Amplifier and DC-37 DAC

April 24, 2015
Accuphase E-470 Integrated Amplifier and DC-37 DAC

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Accuphase E-470 integrated amplifier (~€8225) and DC-37 DAC (~€8725) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The E-470 can become part of any system in which fluidity, musicality and density are most important. It has enough power to sound equally well in large rooms and with difficult columns,...
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AudioQuest Diamond USB Cable

April 23, 2015
AudioQuest Diamond USB Cable

Chris Martens has posted a review of the AudioQuest Diamond USB cable ($549) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Even if you think you’ll never, ever buy one, I urge you to go hear AQ’s Diamond USB cable in action if you get the chance. If nothing else, it will be an interesting learning experience. At...
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Hegel HD12 DSD DAC

April 23, 2015
Hegel HD12 DSD DAC

Jason Kennedy has posted a review of the Hegel HD12 DSD DAC (£900) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The Hegel HD12 is a welcome addition to the ranks of DSD capable converters. It has plenty of connections, volume control, and a headphone output in a neatly designed and nicely executed bit of casework. I would...
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Simaudio Moon Evolution 740P Preamplifier

April 23, 2015
Simaudio Moon Evolution 740P Preamplifier

Fred Kaplan has posted a review of the Simaudio Moon Evolution 740P preamplifier ($9500) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “However, the 740P costs a lot less—$9500 vs the XP-30′s $16,500 and the Moon Evolution 740P definitely ranked high in the league of last words. It’s a league I’d never dwelled in for very long, and...
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Eclipse TD-M1 Loudspeaker

April 23, 2015
Eclipse TD-M1 Loudspeaker

Art Dudley has posted a review of the Eclipse TD-M1 loudspeakers ($1300/pair) in his Listening column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “For lack of a better word, and for reasons I can’t begin to fathom, listening to the Eclipse system reminded me of listening to headphones—but headphones that everyone could hear, that didn’t make me...
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Magico M Project Loudspeaker

April 23, 2015
Magico M Project Loudspeaker

Jonathan Valin has posted an introduction to his review of the Magico M Project loudspeakers ($129,000/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “In the next few weeks, I’m going to tell you how and why I believe the Magico M Pro comes closer to meeting the acoustic challenges of different musics (and to satisfying...
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Axis Voicebox S Loudspeaker

April 23, 2015
Axis Voicebox S Loudspeaker

Neil Gader has posted a review of the Axis Voicebox S loudspeakers ($2500/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “The Axis VoiceBox inhabits a premium market segment where there is no lack of competition. Among its rivals are the Revel M106 and the ProAc Tablette Anniversary (each reviewed in Issue 234), both possessed of...
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