Web Reviews

Auralic Gemini 2000 Headphone Dock

October 19, 2014
Auralic Gemini 2000 Headphone Dock

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...
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BorderPatrol P20 EXD EXS Stereo Amplifier

October 19, 2014
BorderPatrol P20 EXD EXS Stereo Amplifier

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the BorderPatrol P20 EXD EXS stereo amplifier ($) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “Make no mistake, the P20 EXD EXS is a demanding, attention-grabbing, domineering presence in your system, but that’s ultimately what makes it so communicative and satisfying. Listen to a BorderPatrol amp and that...
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Audeze LCD-XC Headphones

October 19, 2014
Audeze LCD-XC Headphones

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the Audeze LCD-XC headphones ($1799) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “In the case of the XC, after months of usage I’ve still not adjusted. This is a wonderful thing for me. The XC has sustained my interest for extended periods of time, unlike any other Planar to date....
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Suesskind Puls Loudspeaker

October 19, 2014
Suesskind Puls Loudspeaker

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Suesskind Puls loudspeakers (€6800/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “As astute readers will have gathered already, try as I might, I didn’t really hear ear to ear with my loaners. I felt like the wrong man for the job. Had I been pegged as an anachrophile going...
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Accustic Arts Mono II Monoblock Amplifiers

October 19, 2014
Accustic Arts Mono II Monoblock Amplifiers

Frank Hakopians has posted a review of the Accustic Arts Mono II monoblock amplifiers (€12,500/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Stable into 2 ohms with sufficient reserves to set fire under the arses of sensitivity midgets, the Accustic Arts Mono II are archetypal classic muscle amps – but thankfully without the often attendant physical excess....
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Hegel H80 Integrated Amplifier and DAC

October 18, 2014
Hegel H80 Integrated Amplifier and DAC

Rene van Es has posted a review of the Hegel H80 integrated amplifier and DAC (£1300) at The Ear. His conclusions: “It must be clear to you that I really like the Hegel H80 in my smaller system. It distinguishes itself in its price range because of sound quality that reminds me of a...
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Darwin Ascension Plus Interconnects and Ascension Speaker Cables

October 18, 2014
Darwin Ascension Plus Interconnects and Ascension Speaker Cables

Greg Simmons has posted a review of the Darwin Ascension Plus interconnects ($795) and Ascension speaker cables ($1795) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “I no longer believe that there is any such thing as the “best” or “perfect” cable because any product’s performance is always going to be so intertwined with external factors like...
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Townshend Audio Allegri Autotransformer Preamplifier

October 17, 2014
Townshend Audio Allegri Autotransformer Preamplifier

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Townshend Audio Allegri auto-transformer preamplifier (£1895) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Highly recommended? Hell, things like the Townshend Allegri don’t come along that often. If you like music, you will like the Allegri. It’s that simple.” You can read the full review here.
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MartinLogan Montis Loudspeaker

October 17, 2014
MartinLogan Montis Loudspeaker

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the MartinLogan Montis loudspeakers ($10,000/pair) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “This turns the Montis into a kind of gateway for dynamic loudspeaker users. The pace and solidity of the Montis sound thanks to that bass driver will find favour with those weaned on box speakers, and they will...
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Chord Company Sarum Tuned ARAY Cable System

October 17, 2014
Chord Company Sarum Tuned ARAY Cable System

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Chord Company Sarum Tuned ARAY cable system (£1100-£1650) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Chord Sarum Tuned ARAY is not a trivial investment if you think of it in whole-system terms, but that investment is in line with the kind of top-end equipment with which it works. In...
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Pure Audio Phono Preamplifier

October 17, 2014
Pure Audio Phono Preamplifier

Jason Kennedy has posted a review of the Pure Audio phono preamplifier (£3295) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “This is the first Pure Audio product I’ve heard and I have to say I’m impressed. It offers a degree of transparency that is rare at any price and adds further fuel to the ‘vinyl rules’ fire....
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PSB Imagine XB Loudspeaker System

October 17, 2014
PSB Imagine XB Loudspeaker System

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the PSB Imagine XB loudspeaker system ($1846) at Sound and Visions. His conclusion: “The PSB Imagine X series is a characteristically masterful approach to budget speaker design from a brand with a great pedigree. The Imagine XB and XC would play reasonably loud with a budget receiver,...
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Zontek Turntable and Linnart P1 Phono Stage

October 16, 2014
Zontek Turntable and Linnart P1 Phono Stage

Marek Dyba has posted a review of the Zontek turntable (~€2500) and Linnart P1 phono stage (~€3690) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “I would order Zontek most likely with two tonearms – one with Miyajima, but the other for my absolute favorite among cartridges – Air Tight PC-3. Linnart is not the only Polish...
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Closer Acoustics EVA Loudspeakers

October 16, 2014
Closer Acoustics EVA Loudspeakers

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Closer Acoustics EVA loudspeakers (~€4000) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “These Closer Acoustics loudspeakers seems to be perfect for cameral music, single instruments, or music with leading vocals. Any compressed recordings, the ones rich with bass notes, electronic music will sound correctly but won’t display Eva’s...
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Rogoz Audio 3RP1/BBS Isolation Platform

October 16, 2014
Rogoz Audio 3RP1/BBS Isolation Platform

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Rogoz 3RP1 BBS isolation platform (~€700) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The music is alive and flowing with this board. It is presented in a unique way, with larger phantom images, unrestrained dynamics and the background where it should be. ” You can read the full...
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Abyssound ASP-1000 Preamplifier and ASX-2000 Power Amplifier

October 16, 2014
Abyssound ASP-1000 Preamplifier and ASX-2000 Power Amplifier

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Abyssound ASP-1000 preamplifier (~€4500) and ASX-2000 power amplifier (~€9250) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The amplifier will simply point it out and emphasize. If anything, it is better to combine it with something warmer and calmer. The Abyssound will handle it just perfectly. All in all,...
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G•LAB Design Fidelity BLOCK Integrated Amplifier

October 16, 2014
G•LAB Design Fidelity BLOCK Integrated Amplifier

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the G•LAB Design Fidelity BLOCK integrated amplifier (€4100) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The sound is deep and full with excellent resolution, but the ability to present edges and different planes, and to separate the instruments is not so good. The amplifier shows large planes rather than...
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Coincident Technology Turbo 845 SE Integrated Amplifier

October 15, 2014
Coincident Technology Turbo 845 SE Integrated Amplifier

Joey Weiss has posted a review of the Coincident Technology Turbo 845 SE integrated amplifier ($5999) at The High Fidelity Report. His conclusions: “To date, this is the finest integrated amplifier I have experienced. Providing such impressive sound at this price is a real accomplishment. You would be hard pressed to find a better...
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ATI AT6002 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier

October 15, 2014
ATI AT6002 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier

Chris Heinonen has posted a review of the ATI AT6002 multi-channel power amplifier ($3995) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The ATI AT6002 is completely fitting of its Signature Series designation. It is a giant in the world of power amplfiers, and I have never been so happy to have...
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BMC PureDAC Headphone Amplifier-DAC

October 15, 2014
BMC PureDAC Headphone Amplifier-DAC

WL Low has posted a review of the BMC PureDAC headphone amplifier-DAC ($1699) at av2day. His conclusions: “The BMC was not only great with vocals, but also all kinds of music genre I played, including classical, jazz and most importantly rock and canto pop! It has the ability to transcend all kinds of musical...
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