Web Reviews

Celsus Sound Companion One Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

March 3, 2015
Celsus Sound Companion One Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Celsus Sound Companion One portable headphone amplifier-DAC ($595) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Celsus Sound’s Companion One strikes me as being a auspicious debut product for Jason Wei-Min Lim’s new company—one that I hope will find acceptance in the North America, Europe, the UK, and beyond. As...
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Hi-FiMAN HM-802 Digital Audio Player

March 3, 2015
Hi-FiMAN HM-802 Digital Audio Player

John Gatski has posted a review of the Hi-FiMAN HM-802 digital audio player ($699) at Everything Audio Network. His conclusions: “As a hi-res music fanatic, with access to numerous high-end DACS, headphone amps and other various playback methods, I was quite impressed with the HiFIMAN HM-802’s audio playback performance. Its analog out via headphone,...
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Sunfire HRS-10 Subwoofer

March 3, 2015
Sunfire HRS-10 Subwoofer

Jutta Dziwnik has posted a review of the Sunfire HRS-10 subwoofer ($949) at AVHub. His conclusions: “Even if you’re not in the market for a subwoofer, it would be worth dropping in on your nearest Sunfire dealer to audition the HRS-10… and maybe take a friend so that afterwards you can both chat animatedly...
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Aragon 8008 Power Amplifier

March 3, 2015
Aragon 8008 Power Amplifier

Greg Borrowman has posted a review of the Aragon 8008 power amplifier ($4399) at AVHub. His conclusions: “Indy Audio Labs’ newly re-vamped Aragon 8008 is everything you could possibly wish for in a two-channel audiophile power amplifier… plus you’re getting true high-end performance at a distinctly unhigh-end price which is no mean feat when...
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B&W CM6 S2 Loudspeaker

March 3, 2015
B&W CM6 S2 Loudspeaker

Spencer Holbert has posted a review of the B&W CM6 S2 loudspeaker ($2000/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “After the critical listening and evaluation of a speaker, I always ask myself a simple question, “Did I tend to listen to that piece of gear far longer than was necessary to complete my review?”...
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Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie Turntable

March 3, 2015
Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie Turntable

Chris Croft has posted a review of the Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie turntable ($449) at AVHub. His conclusions: “…while I’ve had a few niggles about the Project RPM 1.3 Genie in this review, you need to regard them in the context of its asking price. So at less than $500 for the complete package...
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Ayon Audio Spheris III Preamplifier

March 2, 2015
Ayon Audio Spheris III Preamplifier

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Ayon Audio Spheris III preamplifier () at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “It’s the richness of the sound, its energy that makes this presentation so emotionally engaging. Almost every recording I listened to was an interesting experience assuming that music was actually interesting, of course. But even...
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DALI Rubicon 8 Loudspeaker

March 2, 2015
DALI Rubicon 8 Loudspeaker

John Atkinson has posted a review of the DALI Rubicon 8 loudspeakers ($7995/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: ” In recent issues, we have published reviews of superb-sounding models from Bryston, DeVore Fidelity, Focal, GoldenEar, KEF, Monitor Audio, and Vienna Acoustics, as well as of the Triangle speaker I mentioned at the beginning of this...
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Sony NW-ZX2 Walkman Digital Audio Player

March 2, 2015
Sony NW-ZX2 Walkman Digital Audio Player

Steven R. Rochlin has posted a review of the Sony NW-ZX2 Walkman digital audio player ($1199) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusion: “For my longtime fans who know how blunt I can be, let me say this clearly and concisely. The Sony NW-ZX2 doesn’t suck. It rocks my music world and I want one...
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Krell Chorus 7200 Amplifier

March 2, 2015
Krell Chorus 7200 Amplifier

David Vaughn has posted a review of the Krell Chorus 7200 amplifier ($9500) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “At $9,500, the Chorus 7200 isn’t cheap by any means, but its iBias technology delivers bliss for a relatively low cost per channel when compared against the cost of traditional high-end Class A amps. If...
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ENIGMAcoustics Mythology M1 Loudspeaker

March 2, 2015
ENIGMAcoustics Mythology M1 Loudspeaker

Srajan Ebaen has posted a follow up to his review of the ENIGMAcoustics M1 loudspeaker ($14,690/pair with stands) at 6moons. His conclusions: “he M1 is really an überstager. Already monitor speakers excel at this soundstage discipline. The Sopranino’s ambient restoration function simply pushes that even further. Its relatively shallow high-pass extends its response sufficiently...
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Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 Headphones

March 2, 2015
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 Headphones

Tyll Hertsens has posted a review of the Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 headphones ($249) at InnerFidelity. His conclusions: “To have an extremely resolving headphone that also sounds terrific made my recent blind testing sessions a joy. There’s not many headphones that can do that, and for that ability they’re going up on the “Wall of...
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Oppo Digital PM-2 Headphones

March 1, 2015
Oppo Digital PM-2 Headphones

Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the Oppo Digital PM-2 headphones ($699) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “The Oppo PM-2s are just about perfect. Their build and appearance are beyond reproach — every detail has been assiduously attended to — and whatever concessions the PM-2s make to the PM-1s on the luxury front...
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Ascendo C6 Loudspeakers

March 1, 2015
Ascendo C6 Loudspeakers

Sid Vootla has posted a review of the Ascendo C6 loudspeakers ($3990/pair) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “Ultimately, the Ascendo C6 proved that pleasing appearance, placement flexibility, and great sound need not be mutually exclusive. If you’re looking for a loudspeaker for your family or living room, and need great sound without worrying too...
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Musical Fidelity M6si Integrated Amplifier-DAC

March 1, 2015
Musical Fidelity M6si Integrated Amplifier-DAC

Erich Wetzel has posted a review of the Musical Fidelity M6si integrated amplifier-DAC ($2999) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “The M6si’s sound never drew attention to itself, handling all types of music with aplomb, and its performance was evenhanded at any listening level. I enjoyed listening to it because its sound produced no stress...
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Hegel Music Systems H30 Amplifier

March 1, 2015
Hegel Music Systems H30 Amplifier

Doug Schneider has posted a review of the Hegel Music Systems H30 amplifier ($15,000) at SoundStage Hi-Fi!. His conclusions: “Although the H30 is the biggest, most expensive product Hegel Music Systems makes, it nonetheless carries on the company’s tradition of high performance and high value — not because it’s cheap, but because it can...
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Devialet Ensemble Audio System

March 1, 2015
Devialet Ensemble Audio System

S. Andrea Sundaram has posted a review of the Devialet Ensemble audio system ($9995) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “The beauty of Devialet’s Ensemble system is that you can have truly excellent sound in a small, décor-friendly package for under $10,000 and with no effort. That’s a unique value proposition that I believe will...
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RMB Model 40/4 Loudspeakers

March 1, 2015
RMB Model 40/4 Loudspeakers

Mike Cox has posted a review of the RMB Model 40/2 loudspeakers (£2850 + VAT) at TNT Audio. His conclusions: “Given the right setup, and accompanying amplifier the 40/4 really deliver the music. I expect given the best amplification possible, and the right room, the 40/4 would challenge most speakers up to £10K, this...
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Hegel Music Systems HD12 DAC

February 27, 2015
Hegel Music Systems HD12 DAC

Chris Connaker has posted a review of the Hegel Music Systems HD12 DAC ($1400) at Computer Audiophile. His conclusions: “The sonic characteristics of the Hegel HD12 lean to the colder side of the continuum, as opposed to the warm inaccurate bloom of some tube based DACs. The HD12′s soundstage is a bit smaller than...
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Psvane TC5 Integrated Amplifier

February 27, 2015
Psvane TC5 Integrated Amplifier

Tim Smith has posted a review of the Psvane TC5 integrated amplifier ($1399) at Wall of Sound. His conclusions: “This Psvane TC5 is, as far as I am aware, audio’s best buy–assuming that quality control is high. The TC5 is probably too new to answer that question. But over the 18 weeks I have...
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Pass Labs XA30.8 Stereo Amplifier

February 27, 2015
Pass Labs XA30.8 Stereo Amplifier

Jack Roberts has posted part 2 of his review of the Pass Labs XA30.8 stereo amplifier ($6500) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “To conclude this part of the review, of the many who can afford it like the ASR Emitter amp on the Quad ESLs, they cost nearly five time more than a Pass Labs...
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Ricable Supreme Speaker Cables

February 27, 2015
Ricable Supreme Speaker Cables

Christiaan Punter has posted a review of the Ricable Supreme speaker cables (€370) at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “The Ricable Supreme is finished to a high standard, and performs very well, sounding full-bodied, relaxed and smooth, with just the right balance between relaxed musicality and audiophile traits such as transparency, low level detail and...
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Theta Digital Prometheus Monoblock Power Amplifier

February 27, 2015
Theta Digital Prometheus Monoblock Power Amplifier

Larry Greenhill has posted a review of the Theta Digital Prometheus monoblock power amplifiers ($/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “My last impression of the Prometheus was the same as my first: It’s one of the best-sounding amplifiers I’ve heard in my listening room. Seven months after I began listening to it, its soundstaging, imaging,...
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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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