Web Reviews

Marigo Audio Lab RHX Mystery Feet

August 30, 2014
Marigo Audio Lab RHX Mystery Feet

Wayne Donnelly has posted a review of the Marigo Audio Lab RHX Mystery Feet ($799/3) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “At $799 per set, the Marigo RHX Mystery Feet are not cheap. But I have no hesitation in recommending them to the perfectionist audiophile who can afford them. Although I didn’t hear them...
Read More »

Matrix Audio Mini-i Pro DSD Headphone Amplifier-DAC

August 30, 2014
Matrix Audio Mini-i Pro DSD Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Matej Isak has posted a review of the Matrix Audio Mini-i Pro DSD headphone amplifier-DAC ($550) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “The Matrix Mini-i Pro DAC represents one of the better values on the market and I can understand the strong following of the brand. It comes with the slick design, array of...
Read More »

Aurender X100L Music Server

August 29, 2014
Aurender X100L Music Server

Michael Lavorgna posted a review of the Aurender X100L music server ($3499) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “The Aurender X100L incorporates many of the features and performance of its bigger and more expensive brother the S10. While you don’t get the S10′s last word in resolution and flow, you do get an additional 4TB of...
Read More »

Tisbury Audio Mini Passive Preamplifier

August 29, 2014
Tisbury Audio Mini Passive Preamplifier

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Tisbury Audio Mini Passive preamplifier (£135/$225) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “Tisbury Audio is a wonderful new addition to the world of HiFi. The Mini Passive is a great component at a great price that is purist all the way. If transparency, getting as close...
Read More »

Audioquest Forest, Cinnamon, and Carbon USB Cables

August 29, 2014
Audioquest Forest, Cinnamon, and Carbon USB Cables

Patrick Dillon has posted a review of the Forest ($39), Cinnamon ($79), and Carbon ($169) USB cables at HiFiZine. His conclusions: “All cables, USB cables included – and specifically these three AudioQuest USB cables – will make a difference in your system. To what extent you notice or care is dependent on you and...
Read More »

Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 Loudspeaker

August 29, 2014
Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 Loudspeaker

Rick Jensen has posted a review of the Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 loudspeakers ($2000/pair) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusion: “They benefit from the technology and research that has made B&W one of the most successful firms in high-end audio for decades. They look good, too. The 683 S2s should be on the...
Read More »

The Essence of Music CD Treatment

August 29, 2014
The Essence of Music CD Treatment

Roy Harris has posted a review of The Essence of Music CD treatment ($149) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: “The effects of applying the Essence of Music to the playing surface of 6 CDs, which have been noted above, include, increased resolution, increased dynamic range, greater depth, an increase in fullness in the sound of...
Read More »

Berkeley Audio Design Alpha USB Interface

August 28, 2014
Berkeley Audio Design Alpha USB Interface

Robert Harley has posted a review of the Berkeley Audio Design Alpha USB interface ($1695) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Though the Alpha USB’s $1695 price is considerably more than that of other USB converters, the Alpha is a bargain when you consider that it provides a simple, foolproof path for creating a...
Read More »

Cavalli Liquid Lightning 2 Headphone Amplifier

August 28, 2014
Cavalli Liquid Lightning 2 Headphone Amplifier

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the Cavalli Liquid Lightning 2 headphone amplifier ($4250) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Even though I am not fond of neutral sound signatures and very much prefer a more warm and gently colored appeal to tonality, I found Alex’s amplifier overly addictive and something I cannot dream of...
Read More »

Revel Performa3 M106 Loudspeaker

August 28, 2014
Revel Performa3 M106 Loudspeaker

Robert J. Reina has posted a review of the Revel Performa3 M106 loudspeakers ($2000/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Revel’s Performa3 M106 is an extraordinary bookshelf loudspeaker. Its strengths impressed me across the board, especially for a speaker of its size and price. And the M106′s appearance is elegant and sexy—it exudes quality without taking...
Read More »

Simaudio Moon Neo 260D CD Transport-DAC

August 28, 2014
Simaudio Moon Neo 260D CD Transport-DAC

Terry London has posted a review of the Simaudio Moon Neo 260D CD transport-DAC ($3000) at HomeTheeaterReview. His conclusions: “Simaudio’s Moon Neo 260D is very impressive in its performance, particularly in the areas of timbres/tonality, accurate soundstaging, and punchy powerful dynamics and bass extension. It is a good-looking piece of equipment that was enjoyable...
Read More »

Antelope Audio Zodiac Platinum DAC-Headphone Amplifier and Voltikus Power Supply

August 28, 2014
Antelope Audio Zodiac Platinum DAC-Headphone Amplifier and Voltikus Power Supply

John Iverson has posted a review of the Antelope Audio Zodiac Platinum DAC-headphone amplifier ($6000) and Voltikus poswer supply. His conclusions: “In the end, Antelope Audio’s Zodiac Platinum with Voltikus power supply has a complete set of features for the modern audio system, performs flawlessly, and trades jabs with some of the best DACs...
Read More »

Revel F208 Loudspeaker

August 28, 2014
Revel F208 Loudspeaker

Stephen Hornbrook has posted a review of the Revel F208 loudspeakers ($5000/pair) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “After my time with the F208′s and seeing their bench test results I can confidently say that, yes, these are the real deal. The fit and finish, versatility via back panel adjustments,...
Read More »

Boulder 1008 Phono Preamplifier

August 27, 2014
Boulder 1008 Phono Preamplifier

Angelo Jasparro has posted a review of the Boulder 1008 phono preamplifier (€14,000) at Audio Activity. His conclusions: “What else can I say? Well, while I was listening to music with the 1008 I was trying to imagine its positioning on my rack and how to connect it at best with my system and...
Read More »

Digital Amplifier Company Cherry Maraschino Monoblock Amplifier

August 27, 2014
Digital Amplifier Company Cherry Maraschino Monoblock Amplifier

Andre Marc hs posted a review of the Digital Amplifier Company Cherry Maraschino monoblock amplifiers ($4000/pair) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “If your system needs a kick in the pants, the Maraschinos will deliver. They make our reference system come alive. It is like cleaning a dirty windshield to get a better view of the...
Read More »

47 Laboratory’s Model 4730 Midnight Blue Stereo FM Tuner

August 27, 2014
47 Laboratory’s Model 4730 Midnight Blue Stereo FM Tuner

Art Dudley has posted a review of the 47 Laboratory’s Model 4730 Midnight Blue stereo FM tuner ($1500) in his Listening column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Yes, everything distorts, and different things present different kinds of distortion. To accept or even embrace distortion is not to love it, but rather to understand that the...
Read More »

X-LS Encore Loudspeaker

August 26, 2014
X-LS Encore Loudspeaker

Sujesh Pavithran has posted a review of the X-LS Encore loudspeakers (RM1290/pair) at audiofi.net. His conclusions: “It didn’t take me too many hours of listening to be convinced that the X-LS Encore was capable of competing well ahead of its price category. If you’re putting together a mid-level system, these are speakers you can...
Read More »

USB Cable Shootout

August 25, 2014
USB Cable Shootout

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a shootout of USB cables. The ultimate winner was the Chord Signature Tuned Aray. You can read the full review here.
Read More »

Vibex Alhambra AC Power Conditioner

August 25, 2014
Vibex Alhambra AC Power Conditioner

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Vibex Alhambra AC power conditioner (€1600) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Regardless where in this picture you come down, it’s undeniable that power delivery has a profound effect on the feel and gestalt of our playback once the signal-path hardware has been addressed to our ability and...
Read More »

JCAT USB Cable

August 24, 2014
JCAT USB Cable

Eric Teh has posted a review of the JCAT USB cable (€349) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “The JCAT impressed me throughout my extended auditioning period with its transparency and truthfulness. Its tonal balance on individual albums very much depended on the recording. Great recordings sounded great while bad recordings came through in all...
Read More »