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Sony HAP-Z1ES High Resolution Media Player

October 25, 2014
Sony HAP-Z1ES High Resolution Media Player

Dave Berriman has posted a review of the Sony HAP-Z1ES high resolution media player ($1999) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Rounding up, the HAP-Z1ES throws a curve ball on to the pitch, but may just turn out to be a game changer. At a price of £2000 it’s an audiophile bargain to boot. Though its...
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Woo Audio WA6 Headphone Amplifier

October 25, 2014
Woo Audio WA6 Headphone Amplifier

Mark Fleishmann has posted a review of the Woo Audio WA6 headphone amplifier ($699) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Woo Audio’s WA6 headphone amp is powerful medicine. Its sweet, euphonic sound gets the most out of headphones that have an emphatic treble, though it also gets along with headphones that have an uncompromising,...
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Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier and CD5005 CD Player

October 25, 2014
Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier and CD5005 CD Player

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Marantz PM5005 integrated amplifier ($499) and CD5005 CD player ($399) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “The PM5005 and CD5005 are a perfect pair. Both are extremely well made, attractive, feature packed, and amazing bargains. The PM5005 brings to the table far more than $500 worth...
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Acurus Aries Integrated Amplifier

October 25, 2014
Acurus Aries Integrated Amplifier

Foo Marn Hing has posted a review of the Acurus Aries integrated amplifier ($2799) at audiofi.net. His conclusions: “At its reasonable price for its power output, I can highly recommend the Acurus Aries integrated amplifier to anyone building a moderately priced system and looking to high-definition as a sound signature of choice. This is...
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Devore Fidelity Orangutan O/93 Loudspeaker

October 24, 2014
Devore Fidelity Orangutan O/93 Loudspeaker

Ken Micallef has posted a review of the Devore Fidelity Orangutan O/93 loudspeakers ($8400/pair) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “I toss around a lot of adjectives in trying to adequately describe my listening experience with the DeVore Fidelity O/93s. A special speaker, one with richness, punch, finesse and clarity (there I go again); the...
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Vermouth Red Velvet Power Cable

October 24, 2014
Vermouth Red Velvet Power Cable

WL Low has posted a review of the Vermouth Red Velvet power cable (~$500) at av2day.com. His conclusions: “here’s hardly anything out there in hifi today that’ll put a smile back in to one’s face for the little pittance of asking price, nothing else comes close giving this kind of bang for buck pleasure....
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Peachtree Audio Nova 125SE Integrated Amplifier

October 24, 2014
Peachtree Audio Nova 125SE Integrated Amplifier

Roy Harris has posted a review of the Peachtree Audio Nova 125SE integrated amplifier ($1499) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: “When I decided to review the Nova 125SE, upon the advice of a fellow reviewer, who was familiar with the model 125, I had trepidations that I might achieve transparency, along with a “hot” treble....
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Shunyata Research Hydra DPC-6 Digital Power Distribution Center

October 24, 2014
Shunyata Research Hydra DPC-6 Digital Power Distribution Center

Steven Plaskin has posted a review of the Shunyata Research Hydra DPC-6 digital power distribution center ($3995) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “The Hydra DPC-6 easily fulfills its goal of acting as a firewall to digitally induced noise. The product is beautifully built and carefully designed with no off-the shelf components to provide an enhanced...
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EnKlein David Interconnect and T-Rex Power Cord

October 24, 2014
EnKlein David Interconnect and T-Rex Power Cord

Ray Seda has posted a review of the EnKlein David interconnect ($14,000) and T-Rex power cord ($5095) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “EnKlein’s ground-breaking work in the development and implementation of EMISS, aka Dragon Skin, in conjunction with the work in shielding even the terminations from the ill-effects of their surroundings have yielded a result...
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Anthem MRX 510 7.1 A/V Receiver

October 24, 2014
Anthem MRX 510 7.1 A/V Receiver

Chris Heinonen has posted a review of the Anthem MRX 510 7.1 A/V receiver ($1599) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Everything in the MRX 510 is well designed and executed. The setup and menu system are easy to navigate, using ARC is quick and painless, and the amplifier never...
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GoldenEar Triton One Loudspeaker

October 23, 2014
GoldenEar Triton One Loudspeaker

Anthony Cordesman has posted a review of the GoldenEar Triton One loudspeakers ($4995/pair). His conclusions: “The Triton Ones are one of the best buys in speakers I’ve had the chance to hear at anything like their price. They have all— or more—of the features and technology that anyone looking for specsmanship could want, but...
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Grimm LS1 Digital Loudspeaker with LS1s Subwoofer

October 23, 2014
Grimm LS1 Digital Loudspeaker with LS1s Subwoofer

Timothy Roth has posted a review of the Grimm LS1 digital loudspeaker with LS1s subwoofer (together, $39,995) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The truth is, these are indeed audiophile speakers because they’re true “high fidelity.” And if that means not being a tweaker, I’m fine with that. If it’s really “all about the music”...
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Townshend Seismic Isolation Pods

October 23, 2014
Townshend Seismic Isolation Pods

Robert H. Levi has posted a review of the Townshend Seismic Isolation Pods ($675 set of 4) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Townshend Seismic Isolation Pods are now available and are a true masterpiece of isolation technology and tremendous enhancement of sonic neutrality preventing floor born feedback. I think that they are amazing. They...
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CEC TL3N CD Transport

October 23, 2014
CEC TL3N CD Transport

Paul Candy has posted a review of the CEC TL3N CD transport ($1990) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “While we wait for a simple user friendly file-based or streaming playback strategy that consistently delivers the musical goods, purchasing a decent CD transport such as the TL3N to play back one’s CD collection may not...
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Synergistic Research PowerCell 10 UEF and FEQ PowerCell Equalizer

October 23, 2014
Synergistic Research PowerCell 10 UEF and FEQ PowerCell Equalizer

Robert Youmna has posted a review of the Synergistic Research PowerCell 10 UEF ($6000) and FEQ PowerCell Equalizer ($995) at Positive Feedback. His conclusion: ” There is a bunch of new innovative “out of the box” technology going on here. I have tried my best to stay away from the technical details, because though...
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Einstein The Pickup Phono Cartridge

October 23, 2014
Einstein The Pickup Phono Cartridge

Danny Kaey has posted a review of the Einstein The Pickup phono cartridge ($8500) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “EINSTEIN makes some very fine products that sound every bit as much as the way they look, with great dynamics, fine resolution, superior soundstage recovery and just plain old jamming sound. You want to search...
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Clearaudio Ovation Turntable and Clarify Tonearm

October 22, 2014
Clearaudio Ovation Turntable and Clarify Tonearm

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Clearaudio Ovation turntable and Clarify tonearm (together, £4360). Their conclusions: “The Ovation’s even-handed neutrality will undoubtedly win it many new friends. The ‘magnetic bearing’ Clarify arm is clearly a good partner for the deck and together they form an impressive package. ” You...
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Wilson Audio Alexia Loudspeaker

October 22, 2014
Wilson Audio Alexia Loudspeaker

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Wilson Audio Alexia (£49,500/pair). Their conclusions: “The Alexia is the compact model Dave Wilson was surely destined to design. Why? Because it is, literally, a scaled-down XLF, the latter embodying the current evolutionary state of his philosophy since the first WAMM. A new...
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TechDAS Air Force One Turnatble

October 22, 2014
TechDAS Air Force One Turnatble

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the TechDAS Air Force One turntable (£75,000). Their conclusions: “Irrespective of arm or cartridge used, the Air Force One is a peerless platform for vinyl. It is the most revealing analogue source we have ever heard bar the best examples of open-reel tape.” You...
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Euro Audio Team E-Go Tonearm

October 22, 2014
Euro Audio Team E-Go Tonearm

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Euro Audio Team E-Go tonearm (£6300). Their conclusions: “EAT’s version of the Graham tonearm is as genuinely a ‘high-end’ purchase as one could make, bristling with clever details and sounding gorgeous. Best of all, it’s a unipivot free of masochism.” You can read...
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