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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014 Coverage

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014 Coverage

Well, it was a quiet week in Lake Wobegone, or rather a quiet weekend...

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...

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...

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Epson Readies Home Cinema 5025UB Full HD Projector

November 24, 2014
Epson Readies Home Cinema 5025UB Full HD Projector

Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1 today announced the PowerLite® Home Cinema 5025UB, the newest addition to its high-performance line of 3LCD 2D/3D Full HD 1080p home theater projectors. The new projector delivers home entertainment enthusiasts extraordinary image quality and bright, vibrant colors with 2,200 lumens of color brightness and 2,200 lumens of...
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IsoTek Introduces EVO3 Mosaic Genesis Power Conditioner

November 24, 2014
IsoTek Introduces EVO3 Mosaic Genesis Power Conditioner

IsoTek, the game-changing brand of mains conditioning systems for enhanced hi-fi and home cinema performance, extends its ‘Ultimate’ range with a hybrid solution combining the brand’s two statement technologies in a single unit. The new EVO3 Mosiac Genesis is a five-way mains conditioning unit in an elegant half-width format, featuring three outlets for front-end...
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Trilogy Audio 907 Phono Stage

November 24, 2014
Trilogy Audio 907 Phono Stage

Jacek Pazio has posted a review of the Trilogy Audio 907 phon stage (£1995) at SoundRebels. His conclusions: “I will miss this sweetness and slight saturation while listening to my beloved discs, without influence on the openness and liveliness of the sound. I think, that there will not be many people, who would complain,...
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Krix Limited Edition Neuphonix AE40 Loudspeaker

November 24, 2014
Krix Limited Edition Neuphonix AE40 Loudspeaker

Greg Borrowman has posted a review of the Krix Limited Edition Neuphonix AE40 loudspeakers ($6595/pair) at AVHub. His conclusions: “With only forty pairs on offer I’d recommend being quick, because my bet is that the first forty people to hear the Neuphonix AE40s will snap them up simply for their sound quality: they sound...
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Astell&Kern AK120 II Digital Audio Player

November 24, 2014
Astell&Kern AK120 II Digital Audio Player

Chris Sommovigo has posted part one of his review of the Astell&Kern AK120 II digital audio player ($1699) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “The AK120 II delivered the musical goods with the kind of effortlessness that makes for very addictive listening, which means that it can get pretty distracting if I’m in Daily Driver mode....
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Spendor D7 Loudspeaker

November 24, 2014
Spendor D7 Loudspeaker

Sam Tellig has posted a review of the Spendor D7 loudspeakers ($6495/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The D7 is a splendid Spendor. One might seriously question the need to spend any more than $6495 for a pair of speakers. Goodness knows, I’m no spendswift. Or spendorthrift. ” You can read the full review here....
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Tellurium Q Blue, Ultra Blue, and Blue Diamond Speaker Cables

November 24, 2014
Tellurium Q Blue, Ultra Blue, and Blue Diamond Speaker Cables

Dan Worth has posted a review of the Tellurium Q Blue (£17/meter), Ultra Blue (£31/meter), and Blue Diamond (£170/meter) speaker cables. His conclusions: “All three cables are in their own right and price range terrific achievers and more than that stand-out music making aids, and each deserve respect, not just as the link between...
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Soltanus ESL Virtuoso Electrostatic Loudspeaker

November 24, 2014
Soltanus ESL Virtuoso Electrostatic Loudspeaker

Marja and Henk have posted a review of the Soltanus ESL Virtuoso electrostatic loudspeaker (€9500/pair) at 6moons. Their conclusions: “In conclusion, we can be brief. If we had to start all over again assembling an audio system, the Soltanus ESL Virtuoso would be in the top 3 of our wish list. This speaker is...
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Roksan Oxygene CD Player and Amplifier

November 23, 2014
Roksan Oxygene CD Player and Amplifier

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Roksan Oxygene CD player (£2500) and amplifier (£2800). Their conclusions: “These are components that make an instant visual impact, but on acquaintance the Oxygene amplifier proved sonically impressive too. It has a clean, neutral, detailed and yet unforced sound, essentially vice-free. The CD...
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Kronzilla SXI Integrated Amplifier

November 23, 2014
Kronzilla SXI Integrated Amplifier

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Kronzilla SXI integrated amplifier (£16,190). Their conclusions: “If you don’t mind the cost of running a Class A SET amplifier and the heat it generates, you’re bound to be enthralled by the Kronzilla SXI’s fabulous high-end music-making ability.” You can read the full...
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Simaudio Moon 380D Preamplifier-DAC and 330A Power Amplifier

November 23, 2014
Simaudio Moon 380D Preamplifier-DAC and 330A Power Amplifier

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Simaudio Moon 380D preamplifier-DAC (£4600) and 330A power amplifier (£2800). Their conclusions: “Such is this combo’s even-handed nature when reproducing any type of music it’s difficult to criticise it – unless, that is, you crave romantic euphony and/or specifically need a more powerful...
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Siltech SAGA Amplification System

November 23, 2014
Siltech SAGA Amplification System

Hi-Fi News and Record review has posted a review of the Siltech SAGA amplification system Siltech SAGA (£85,000). Their conclusions: “Intriguing and unique in its design concept, this is the sort of product that makes audio such an utterly fascinating hobby, proving there’s so much more to be discovered. The SAGA’s calm, unfussy sound...
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Oppo PM-2 Headphones

November 23, 2014
Oppo PM-2 Headphones

Kyle has posted a review of the Oppo PM-2 Planar magnetic headphones ($699) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “What OPPO has done in making a planar as efficient as some of my IEMs is nothing short of amazing, but OPPO seems to actually listen to people, so please, just fix these the treble and bass...
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Meridian Announces Meridian Explorer2 Portable USB Headphone Amplifier-DAC

November 22, 2014
Meridian Announces Meridian Explorer2 Portable USB Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Meridian is pleased to announce our new Explorer2. Like the original Explorer, it is a portable USB DAC with enhanced features and performance making it the highest performance offering in its category. We are very proud of the fact that Explorer2, like the original, is still manufactured by hand, with pride, in Huntingdon, and...
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Dynavector 20X2-L Low Output Moving Cartridge

November 22, 2014
Dynavector 20X2-L Low Output Moving Cartridge

Todd Bromgard has posted a review of the Dynavector 20X2-L low output moving coil cartridge ($875) at TNT Audio. His conclusions: “I lived with the Dynavector 20X2-L as my primary cartridge for one year. In that time it proved to be a reliable communicator of music which flawlessly performed its duties. It’s sound is...
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Essence Electrostatic Releases DPA-440 Power Amplifier

November 22, 2014
Essence Electrostatic Releases DPA-440 Power Amplifier

Just in time for the holidays, Essence has released a new power amp that some audiophiles are already calling the “killer app” of power amps. The Essence DPA-440 uses the latest Class D topology to provide a highly efficient and nearly ideal amplifier with distortion below measurement, ultra-high damping factor, and unconditional stability with...
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Krell S-550i Integrated Amplifier

November 22, 2014
Krell S-550i Integrated Amplifier

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Krell S-550i integrated amplifier (£4998). Their conclusions: “There have been massive integrated amplifiers in the past but without hesitation we nominate the S-550i as a perfect choice for those who want unbridled power yet will not (or cannot) house two components. It is...
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Marantz CD5004 SACD Player

November 22, 2014
Marantz CD5004 SACD Player

Greg Borrowman has posted a review of the Marantz CD5004 SACD player ($399) at AVHub. His conclusions: “The Marantz CD5004 is an excellent SACD player, capable of extracting all the fidelity encoded on your CDs, so you’ll hear them exactly as the performers intended. It’s so good that I’m amazed Marantz can deliver this...
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Musical Fidelity M8PRE Preamplifier and M8700m Monoblock Amplifiers

November 22, 2014
Musical Fidelity M8PRE Preamplifier and M8700m Monoblock Amplifiers

Hi-Fi news and Record Review has posted a review of the Musical Fidelity M8PRE preamplifier (£3500) and M8700m monoblock amplifiers(£8000/pair). Their conclusions: “This powerful and refined pre/power combo tracks dynamic swings in recordings with consummate ease. And given the eye-watering cost of today’s ultra-high-end amplifiers these M8 components can be counted a relative ‘bargain’.”...
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McIntosh MC275 MkVI Power Amplifier

November 22, 2014
McIntosh MC275 MkVI Power Amplifier

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the McIntosh MC275 MkVI power amplifier (£5500). Their conclusions: “It does seem that the MkVI, steel or gold, is more refined and less ‘tubey’ than earlier iterations. Its stress-free presentation, liquid purity in the mid and intricate, believable stereo imaging make for absorbing listening....
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