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Kubala-Sosna XPander Power Distributor

December 18, 2014
Kubala-Sosna XPander Power Distributor

Jim Merod has posted a review of the Kubala-Sosna XPander power distributor ($4800) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “It, therefore, receives my “PFO Product of the Year” for 2014—symbolic of the BluePort Audio Transcendence award inaugurated here… conferred on Kubala-Sosna for the you must hear it to believe it transformative sonic achievement of their...
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Kronos Audio Sparta Turntable

December 18, 2014
Kronos Audio Sparta Turntable

Marshall Nack has posted a review of the Kronos Audio Sparta turntable ($21,500) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Control and focus run deep, allowing unprecedented resolution. But it is also maximally musical. You can have it all with the Sparta: the must-have Audio Check List items as well as equally strong performance on the...
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Zu Audio Druid V Loudspeaker

December 18, 2014
Zu Audio Druid V Loudspeaker

Danny Kaey has posted a review of the Zu Audio Druid V loudspeakers ($5400/pair) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The Druid and submission combo are special. You get full range sound that doesn’t drain your bank account and leaves plenty for other stuff. 60 day money back guarantee all inclusive. You don’t like the...
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Acoustic Revive Cables and Accessories

December 18, 2014
Acoustic Revive Cables and Accessories

Jeff Day has posted a review of a variety of Acoustic Revive cables and accessories at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Once again I’ve got carried away writing about Acoustic Revive products here in The Eleventh House, and as always they seem to captivate my interest with their fascinating design principles, superb quality, and downright...
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PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP Integrated Amplifier

December 17, 2014
PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP Integrated Amplifier

Robert Deutsch has posted a review of the PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP integrated amplifier ($4199) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Built to a high standard, with some very useful features—including Adaptive AutoBias, Bad Tube indicator, on-the-fly switching between triode and ultralinear modes from the remote control, and headphone output—PrimaLuna’s DiaLogue Premium HP is an integrated...
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M&K Sound X12 Subwoofer

December 17, 2014
M&K Sound X12 Subwoofer

Bob Barrett has posted a review of the M&K Sound X12 subwoofer ($3200) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “The M&K Sound X12 subwoofer earns its place among the upper echelon of sealed subwoofers on the market today, with performance that equals or beats other well-known and respected competitors in its price range. If you’re considering...
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Cambridge Audio Azur 851D DAC

December 17, 2014
Cambridge Audio Azur 851D DAC

Jon Iverson has posted a review of the Cambridge Audio Azur 851D DAC ($1649) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The Cambridge Audio Azur 851D has bang for the buck all over the place. It approached the sound of DACs costing four times as much—closely enough, I feel, to satisfy most audiophiles on a budget. However,...
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Kuzma Stabi M Turntable, 4Point Tonearm, and Car 40 Phono Cartridge

December 17, 2014
Kuzma Stabi M Turntable, 4Point Tonearm, and Car 40 Phono Cartridge

Paul Seydor has posted a review of the Kuzma Stabi M turntable ($19,225), 4Point tonearm ($6675), and Car 40 moving-coil cartridge ($2900) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Regular readers of mine will know that when it comes to vinyl, I like set-’em-up-and-forget-’em designs. This describes the Kuzma Stabi M/4Point/CAR 40 to a T:...
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Anthem Performance MRX 510 A/V Receiver

December 17, 2014
Anthem Performance MRX 510 A/V Receiver

Vince Hananda has posted a review of the Anthem Performance MRX 510 A/V receiver ($1599) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “When I tried Anthem’s Performance MRX 500 A/V receiver, I was wowed by the built-in Anthem Room Correction system, and called that model a true bargain among home-theater receivers. The Performance MRX 510 ups...
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Kubala-Sosna XPander Power Distributor

December 17, 2014
Kubala-Sosna XPander Power Distributor

Marshall Knack has posted a review of the Kubala-Sosna XPander power distributor ($4800) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: ” Yet it is fully expressive of the beauty in music—the XPander balances both sides. This is great stuff, the best product yet from the K-S brand. Perhaps the designers at K-S have been paying attention...
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Beyerdynamic T-70 Headphones

December 16, 2014
Beyerdynamic T-70 Headphones

Mad Lust Envy has posted a review of the Beyerdynamic T-70 headphones ($649) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “The T70 is a headphone aimed for the critical listener who favors extracting the most detail out of their sound, and less for those who don’t mind sacrificing a bit of clarity and detail for a more...
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Raven Audio Shadow Reference Preamplifier

December 16, 2014
Raven Audio Shadow Reference Preamplifier

Jack Roberts has posted a review of the Raven Audio Shadow Reference preamplifier ($6995) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “I really enjoyed my time with the Raven Audio Shadow Reference Preamplifier. It is extremely well built and delivers a very musical performance. It allowed my system to play some of the most natural timbres and...
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Anthem Statement D2v 3D A/V Processor

December 16, 2014
Anthem Statement D2v 3D A/V Processor

Robert Kozel has posted a review of the Anthem Statement D2v 3D A/V processor ($9500) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “3 offers 4K video passthrough, neither offers any room correction or video processing. If you are in the market for a high-end processor, by all means give the Anthem...
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Denon AVR-X3000 A/V Receiver

December 16, 2014
Denon AVR-X3000 A/V Receiver

Venoth Nair has posted a review of the Denon AVR-X3000 A/V receiver ($599) at av2day.com. His conclusions: “Priced at a reasonably affordable RM 4990, the AVR-X3000 sets a pretty solid benchmark for the mid-range receiver market. If you’re in the hunt for an upgrade to your current home theatre in a box system or...
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Focal Easya Wireless Loudspeaker

December 16, 2014
Focal Easya Wireless Loudspeaker

Malgorzata Filo has posted a review of the Focal Easya wireless loudspeakers (€2250/pair) at StereoLife. Her conclusions: “Easya is a combination of modern design, excellent functionality and audiophile sound. At the start of this review I wondered if these speakers would be more similar to cheaper, passive speakers or perhaps to the full stereo...
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ATI AT6002 Stereo Power Amplifier

December 15, 2014
ATI AT6002 Stereo Power Amplifier

Jerry Del Colliano has posted a review of the ATI AT6002 stereo power amplifier ($3995) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “The AT6002 is one of the most powerful, resolute, quiet, and musical amps that you can lay your ears on, even though you can spend a lot more money on others that go to that...
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USB Cable Shootout: Wireworld, DH Labs, and Cardas

December 15, 2014
USB Cable Shootout: Wireworld, DH Labs, and Cardas

Jonathan Lo has posted a review and comparison of the Wireworld Platinum Starlight 7.0 ($700), DH Labs Silver Sonic ($70), and Cardas Clear ($134) USB cables. His conclusions: “Between the all-copper Cardas, silver-clad DH Labs, and pure silver Wireworld, there is surely a USB cable that will serve most music lover’s preferences and biases.”...
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Master&Dynamic MH40 Headphones

December 15, 2014
Master&Dynamic MH40 Headphones

Chris Sommovigo has posted a review of the Master&Dynamic MH40 headphones ($399) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “As a first effort by the freshman team at Master & Dynamic, the MH40 does more than merely acquit itself in the consumer space – it schools a lot of players who are swimming around this price range,...
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COS Engineering D1 Preamplifier-DAC

December 15, 2014
COS Engineering D1 Preamplifier-DAC

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the COS Engineering D1 preamplifier-DAC ($9000) at 6moons. His conclusions: “That thing is the peculiar absence of electronic grain. Here the COS for instance soundly trumped the AURALiC Vega which I’d otherwise never consider grainy at all. On temperament and virtues of timing and snap, the D1...
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Alpha Designs Labs (ADL) A1 Portable USB Headphone Amplifier-DAC

December 15, 2014
Alpha Designs Labs (ADL) A1 Portable USB Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the Alpha Designs Labs (ADL) A1 portable USB headphone amplifier-DAC ($599) at SounfStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “The A1 headphone amplifier-DAC is pretty much faultless in terms of sound quality; add in its flexibility and DSD capabilities, and I could happily live with one for a long while....
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