Auralic Gemini 2000 Headphone Dock

October 19, 2014

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John Grandberg has posted a review of the AURALiC Gemini 2000 headphone dock ($1999) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions:

“It’s possible to get slightly better overall sound (not to mention more inputs and outputs) from a more traditional device such as the BMC PureDAC. But it says a lot about the Gemini 2000 that it doesn’t fall far behind even compared to the best examples at this price point. Will it be for everyone? Certainly not. Am I glad it exists for what it is? Absolutely. In that way it reminds me of Astell&Kern’s AK240 and Chord’s Hugo: all three are rather expensive and yet surprisingly popular devices which make no apologies for their specific designs. All three are things I thought I’d have difficulty being able to recommend, yet here I am doing so.”

You can read the full review here.