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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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Magnepan .7 Loudspeakers

February 26, 2015
Magnepan .7 Loudspeakers

Julie Mullins has posted a review of the Magnepan .7 loudspeakers ($1395/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “At a tough-to-beat price point that would make even the thriftiest loudspeaker lovers open their wallets, the .7s become even more attractive when you consider that Magnepan is also offering a 30-day in-home trial and a...
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Bastanis Wildhorn Loudspeaker

February 26, 2015
Bastanis Wildhorn Loudspeaker

Steve Marsh has posted a review of the Bastanis Wildhorn loudspeaker ($14,000/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Sound wise, the Wildhorns easily play in the top league so for customers looking for high-efficiency speakers, the Wildhorn package is still a bargain. Beside assembled speakers, Bill or Mark can still sell DIY kits when they like....
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Alta Audio Solo Loudspeakers

February 26, 2015
Alta Audio Solo Loudspeakers

Karl Sigman has psoted a review of the Alta Audio Solo loudspeakers ($1500/pair) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: “These bookshelf speakers are very special. As one of my friends commented, ‘They paint a lovely picture’. I couldn’t agree more. They impressed particularly because of their bass performance (no subwoofer needed) but they also yielded a...
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Lotoo PAW Gold Portable Digital Audio Player

February 26, 2015
Lotoo PAW Gold Portable Digital Audio Player

Hadi Özyaşar has posted a review of the Lotoo PAW Gold portable digital audio player ($2000) at 6moons. His conclusions: “If you are looking for natural sound, transparency and accuracy, tonal balance with excellent imaging and wide dynamics, then let me recommend to you the best DAP I have encountered until now, the Paw...
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Artesania Audio Amplifier Platforms

February 26, 2015
Artesania Audio Amplifier Platforms

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Artesania Audio amplifier platforms (€890 each) at 6moons. His conclusions: “As long as we’re still dealing with 2015′s status quo however, our apparently impervious components are more jittery than they look. Should you feel curious about the subject, there’s a lot of untapped performance to be...
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Lehmannaudio Traveler Portable Headphone Amplifier

February 26, 2015
Lehmannaudio Traveler Portable Headphone Amplifier

Chris Sommovigo has posted a review of the Lehmannaudio Traveler portable headphone amplifier ($650) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “Traveler isn’t for you unless it is – that means this: if your portable rig includes some harder-to-drive circumaural cans, Traveler is worth your time to audition. It has seemingly endless reserves of power (I once...
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exaSound Audio Design e22 DAC

February 26, 2015
exaSound Audio Design e22 DAC

Canada Hi-Fi has posted a review of the exaSound Audio Design e22 DAC ($3499). Their conclusions: “The magic of music sounding musical is in the harmonics, and capturing those also builds the sense of acoustic space and air, which leads to a truly engaging experience with the music as the artists meant it to...
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KEF X300A Wireless Loudspeakers

February 26, 2015
KEF X300A Wireless Loudspeakers

J Loh has posted a review of the KEF X300A Wireless loudspeakers ($999/pair) at audiofi.net. His conclusions: “The KEF X300A Wireless speakers are squarely aimed at the digital generation and geared more towards desktop use. If lack of a volume control is not an issue, it will out-perform any soundbar or home theatre system...
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HiFiMAN HE-400i Headphones

February 26, 2015
HiFiMAN HE-400i Headphones

Fred Manteghian has posted a review of the HiFiMAN HE-400i headphones ($499) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Compared with my Stax Gamma electrostatic headphone, the HiFiMan isn’t as useful to me in the studio, where I like my sound very sharp and detailed. But for enjoying music, the planar magnetic technology provides a...
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Ayre Announces New Twenty Edition 5-Series and Price Increase

February 25, 2015
Ayre Announces New Twenty Edition 5-Series and Price Increase

Bringing Ultra High-Performance to the 5-Series The new Twenty Edition of the 5-series is now available and the dramatic change in performance can be heard now or very soon at your local Ayre dealer. We have been working feverishly to get as many dealer demonstration units upgraded so that you can enjoy the sound...
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Soulution 711 Stereo Amplifier and 725 Preamplifier

February 25, 2015
Soulution 711 Stereo Amplifier and 725 Preamplifier

Jonathan Valin has posted a review of the Soulution 711 stereo amplifier ($50,000) and 725 Full-Function preamplifier ($50,000) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “It goes without saying that the Soulution 711 gets my highest, warmest, and most enthusiastic recommendation, as does its companion preamplifier the 725 (for which see the sidebar). Once again,...
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CLONES Audio PA-1 Phono Preamplifier

February 25, 2015
CLONES Audio PA-1 Phono Preamplifier

Tony Bender has posted a review of the CLONES Audio PA-1 phono preamplifier ($900) at Serving the Music. His conclusions: “At this price point there are far more misses than hits on the market. In any number of solid state phono preamps, reasonable accuracy can be expected. The gift of the CLONES PA-1—and for...
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Goldmund Mimesis 16.5 Preamplifier, Goldmund Eidos 17 CD Player, and Goldmund Prologos+ Loudspeakers

February 25, 2015
Goldmund Mimesis 16.5 Preamplifier, Goldmund Eidos 17 CD Player, and Goldmund Prologos+ Loudspeakers

Domenico Pizzamiglio has posted a review of the Goldmund Mimesis 16.5 preamplifier (CHF 15,000), Goldmund Eidos 17 CD player (CHF 10,300), and Goldmund Prologos+ loudspeakers (CHF 60,000) at Audio Activity. His conclusions: “Well, it is expensive but how many times we spend even more to have less? In Goldmund is not just a matter...
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Alacrity Audio Dundee6 Loudspeakers

February 25, 2015
Alacrity Audio Dundee6 Loudspeakers

Nick Whetstone has posted a review of the Alacrity Audio Dundee6 loudspeakers (£4499/pair) at TNT Audio. His conclusions: “The Dundees are very likeable speakers, offering a great deal of clarity and realism, PRaT to make any foot tap until it is tired, and bass to put a smile on the face of even the...
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Bryston Mini A Loudspeaker

February 25, 2015
Bryston Mini A Loudspeaker

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Bryston Mini A loudspeakers ($1200/pair) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “The Bryston Mini A, at $1200 a pair, is a class leader. Bryston has clearly avoided fads and trendiness in the design and decided to just make an excellent speaker. Just a few obvious points...
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Mad Scientist BlackPods Footers

February 25, 2015
Mad Scientist BlackPods Footers

Christiaan Punter has posted a review of the Mad Scientist BlackPods footers ($130/set of 3) at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “Most music sounds better with the BlackPods than without them, and I like how for once a set of footers doesn’t accentuate treble like most other footers do, instead providing a strong, solid bass...
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NAD Announces Unique 4K Ready AVR MDC Upgrade Program

February 24, 2015
NAD Announces Unique 4K Ready AVR MDC Upgrade Program

NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, announced an important NAD 4K Ready AVR MDC Upgrade Program for its AVRs and Prepros assuring NAD customers can incorporate compelling new technologies when they are truly ready. Effective immediately all T 758, T 777, T 787 and T 187 models shipped will include...
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Pass Labs X260.5 Monoblock Amplifier

February 24, 2015
Pass Labs X260.5 Monoblock Amplifier

George Papadimitriou has posted a review of the Pass Labs X260.5 Class AB monoblock amplifiers ($11,000/pair) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “The Pass Labs X260.5 monoblocks are a well-built, no muss, no fuss, type of audio component. They work and operate great, they look great and sound great, as well. If, as Pass Labs states...
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ZenSati Seraphim Cable Loom

February 24, 2015
ZenSati Seraphim Cable Loom

Edgar Kramer has posted a review of the ZenSati Seraphim Cable loom (€8400-€27,500) at 6moons. His conclusions: “All the descriptions above are of the Seraphim cables’ utter adeptness at allowing the best to flow from my electronics and loudspeakers. Take any of these descriptions and ponder on what I’m trying to get at. They...
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MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Prime Headphones

February 24, 2015
MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Prime Headphones

Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney has posted a review of the MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Prime ($999) headphones at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “The Alpha Prime headphones are both a beautifully complete product and a tweaker’s dream, and well worth the price tag. Paradoxically, considering what I think of as “affordable” in terms of speakers and amplification, I’ve...
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AbysSound ASP-1000 Preamplifer

February 24, 2015
AbysSound ASP-1000 Preamplifer

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the AbysSound ASP-1000 €4900 ex VAT) at 6moons. His conclusions: “If prior good words about this company had you insinuate patriotic bias for the Polish media which naturally were first to publish, not so. Even if Polish pride did factor, it was deserved and well measured. Time...
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Audio Technica ATH MSR7 Headphones

February 24, 2015
Audio Technica ATH MSR7 Headphones

Lauren Dragan has posted a review of the Audio Technica ATH MSR7 headphones ($250) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Acoustic guitars and strings (especially celli) have depth to their body, and live recordings have a sense of space, as do movie soundtracks. The only instance where the Q can sound a bit overdone...
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Wilson Benesch Endeavour Loudspeakers

February 24, 2015
Wilson Benesch Endeavour Loudspeakers

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Wilson Benesch Endeavour loudspeakers ($49,500) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “elf-effacing to a fault, this is in many ways one of the least obviously impressive loudspeakers I’ve heard — that is until you start listening in earnest and ringing the changes. The way and degree...
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MartinLogan Motion 35XT Loudspeaker

February 23, 2015
MartinLogan Motion 35XT Loudspeaker

Neil Gader has posted a review of the MartinLogan Motion 35XT loudspeakers ($1299/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “All told, the Motion 35XT offers some stiff competition to battle-hardened rivals like the Sonus faber Venere 1.5 with its espresso midrange, or the Focal Aria 906 with its punchy bass response and all-around dynamism....
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Lenco L-175 Turntable

February 23, 2015
Lenco L-175 Turntable

Sujesh Pavithran has posted a review of the Lenco L-175 (€419) at audiofi.net. His conclusions: “Those wanting to dip their toes into vinyl wonderland but are put off by the basic and plasticky offerings from other brands will be keen to hear what the Lenco L-175 offers. And they won’t be disappointed.” You can...
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