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Audiomatus TP 02 Preamplifier

March 5, 2015
Audiomatus TP 02 Preamplifier

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Audiomatus TP 02 preamplifier (~€1250) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “This preamplifier offers a rich, warm sound, and its way of presenting treble allows listener to enjoy even not so perfect recordings. There is a slight emphasis in the upper midrange so when choosing speakers one...
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Stein Music Harmonizer Blue Sun and Blue Diamond Room Treatments

March 5, 2015
Stein Music Harmonizer Blue Sun and Blue Diamond Room Treatments

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Stein Music Harmonizer Blue Sun (~€525) and Blue Diamond (~€240) room treatments at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “For me there is no doubt that Stein system does influence sound of the system. It proves its value even in “blind” tests. I’m not sure why it works,...
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Wow Audio Lab L1 Preamplifier and M1 Power Amplifier

March 5, 2015
Wow Audio Lab L1 Preamplifier and M1 Power Amplifier

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Wow Audio Lab L1 preamplifier and M1 power amplifier (together ~€8225) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Wow Audio Lab’s system with L1 + M1 does exactly the same. It emphasizes rich, dense sounds, takes smoothness to the next level, and enriches what is already rich. Since...
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iFi Audio Stereo 50 Integrated Amplifier-DAC and LS3.5 Loudspeakers

March 5, 2015
iFi Audio Stereo 50 Integrated Amplifier-DAC and LS3.5 Loudspeakers

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the iFi Audio Stereo 50 integrated amplifier-DAC (~€1500) and LS3.5 loudspeakers (~€1100/pair) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “This system does a good job in everything it does. Both, together with LS3.5, and as a separate amplifier/DAC iFi provides its user with a lot of fun and joy....
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Thrax Audio Teres Power Amplifier and Lyra Loudspeakers

March 5, 2015
Thrax Audio Teres Power Amplifier and Lyra Loudspeakers

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of theThrax Audio Teres power amplifier (€24,000) and Lyra loudspeakers (€16,000) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “…sound will be amazingly palpable. It will fulfill expectations of those who search for a rich, clear and close sound rather than presented in a distance. Depth of the sound in outstanding...
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Audiodesksysteme Vinyl Cleaner

March 4, 2015
Audiodesksysteme Vinyl Cleaner

Art Dudley has posted a review of the Audiodesksysteme vinyl cleaner ($4490) in his Listening column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “As for myself, I’ve laid in a good supply of fresh, new Original Master Sleeves from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, and I’m trying to clean as many records as I can before the Vinyl...
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Raven Audio Nighthawk Integrated Amplifier

March 4, 2015
Raven Audio Nighthawk Integrated Amplifier

Terry London has posted a review of the Raven Audio Nighthawk integrated amplifier ($2295) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “In the areas of timbres/tonality/color, dynamics, soundstaging, and micro-details/clarity, the Nighthawk outperformed anything in its price range and competes with far more expensive tube-based gear. Based on past listening experiences, I found the overall performance of...
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Fusion Audio Enchanter and Romance PC2 Power Cables

March 4, 2015
Fusion Audio Enchanter and Romance PC2 Power Cables

Christiaan Punter has posted a review of the Fusion Audio Enchanter (€1400) and Romance PC2 (€1100) power cables at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “The Fusion Audio Enchanter is quite simply the most impressive powercable I’ve heard so far, winning me over with a combination of technical excellence on the one hand and pure and...
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Coincident Speaker Technology Dynamo 34SE Power Amplifier

March 4, 2015
Coincident Speaker Technology Dynamo 34SE Power Amplifier

Dick Olsher has posted a review of the Coincident Speaker Technology Dynamo 34SE power amplifier ($1299) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Here is an amplifier that clearly shouldn’t be defined on the basis of its price. It captures much of the magic of SET at an entry-level price point. Because of its high...
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Resonessence Labs Herus DAC

March 4, 2015
Resonessence Labs Herus DAC

Peter Pialis has posted a review of the Resonessence Labs Herus DAC ($350) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “I have no problems recommending this little wonder. It offers a clean and transparent sound that can only be achieved from larger and much more expensive products. The added bonus of the Herus working with my iPad...
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Resonessence Labs INVICTA Mirus DAC

March 4, 2015
Resonessence Labs INVICTA Mirus DAC

Steven Plaskin has posted a review of the Resonessence Labs INVICTA Mirus DAC ($4995) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “Is the Mirus the finest DAC I have ever heard? Some of the significantly more expensive designs I have reviewed are even more analog-like in sound quality. But I never felt that I was missing anything...
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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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