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OPPO PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphones

April 23, 2014
OPPO PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphones

John E. Johnson, Jr. has posted a review of the OPPO PM-1 planar magnetic headphones ($1099) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “There are many phones in the hundreds of dollars category. Once you go above $1,000 ($999.95 is included :=>), the consumer has what I would call “Ultra-Phones” available....
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Musical Fidelity M1PWR Power Amplifier

April 23, 2014
Musical Fidelity M1PWR Power Amplifier

Myron Ho has posted a review of the Musical Fidelity M1PWR power amplifier ($499) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “If your speakers are relatively easy to drive and power requirement is not critical, the M1PWR has a great sound and is a superb value, especially at the current street price of about $499. I loved...
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Krolo Enhanser Isolation Footers

April 23, 2014
Krolo Enhanser Isolation Footers

Anthony Kershaw has posted a review of the Krolo Enhanser isolation footers ($260/set of 3) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: “With that in mind, why not try a set under your favourite device. The Enhanser, like all of Mirko Krolo’s gear, is beautifully made and looks great. And, this simple decoupling device does make a...
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Abyss AB-1266 Planar-Magnetic Headphones

April 23, 2014
Abyss AB-1266 Planar-Magnetic Headphones

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Abyss AB-1266 planar-magnetic headphones ($5495) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Is the Abyss AB-1266 the finest headphone in the world? The Abyss is without a doubt the finest headphone I’ve yet heard—one that sets a standard against which fine top-tier headphones from the U.S., Europe,...
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EMMESpeakers Da Vinci Loudspeaker

April 23, 2014
EMMESpeakers Da Vinci Loudspeaker

Angelo Jasparro has posted a review of the EMMESpeakers Da Vinci loudspeakers (€12,200/pair) at Audio Activity. His conclusions: “The orchestra has the right dimension considering the speakers we are using. The brass instruments, that are maybe a bit too metallic than the average in this recording, do not annoy and the whole orchestra breathes...
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Silent Source Interconnects, Power, Digital and Speaker Cables

April 22, 2014
Silent Source Interconnects, Power, Digital and Speaker Cables

Doug Schroeder has posted a review of the Silent Source interconnects, power cables, digital cables, and speaker cables ($) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “By this point in my reviewing career I have handled dozens of sets of cables, some memorable, some not so much. The Silent Source set is unforgettable not just for its...
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Eminent Technology LFT-8b Loudspeaker

April 22, 2014
Eminent Technology LFT-8b Loudspeaker

Robert E. Greene has posted a review of the Eminent Technology LFT-8b loudspeakers ($2499) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “The promise of this type of two-sided planar magnetic driver seems to me almost unlimited. The midrange driver behaves so perfectly over so much of its operating band as to be almost uncanny. And...
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Adam Audio F5 Monitor Loudspeaker

April 22, 2014
Adam Audio F5 Monitor Loudspeaker

John Grandberg has posted a review of the Adam Audio F5 monitor loudspeakers ($550/pair) at InnerFidelity. His conclusions: “Having said that, I see no other option but to place the ADAM Audio F5 active monitors on the Wall of Fame. As desktop audio solutions go, it really doesn’t get much better than this without...
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Thales Turntable TTT-C Battery Drive

April 22, 2014
Thales Turntable TTT-C Battery Drive

Jacek Pazio has posted a review of the Thales Turntable TTT-C Battery Drive (€11,000) at Sound Rebels. His conclusions: “The Swiss Thales Turntable TTT Battery Drive was the most expensive and at the same time best sounding turntable I hosted in my listening room. It placed the threshold for others very high, although in...
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Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 Loudspeaker

April 22, 2014
Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 Loudspeaker

Dave Clark has posted a review of the Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 loudspeakers ($35,000/pair) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Vocals, and all that lies within midrange, came across with a purity and presence that brought my music to a quite nice place (music here would be Calexico, Massive Attack, Low, Lambchop, Beach House, and...
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Parasound Halo P 5 2.1-Channel Preamplifier

April 21, 2014
Parasound Halo P 5 2.1-Channel Preamplifier

Dennis Burger has posted a review of the Parasound Halo P 5 2.1-channel preamplifier ($1095) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “Overall, I adore the ergonomics of the P 5, I love its twist knob input selector, I love its volume knob … I just adore touching the thing, to be quite frank about it. And...
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AURALiC Taurus MKII Headphone Amplifier

April 21, 2014
AURALiC Taurus MKII Headphone Amplifier

John Darko has posted a review of the AURALiC Taurus MKII headphone amplifier ($1899) at Digital Audio Review. His conclusions: “The Taurus MKII is so darn dandy with inner-illumination and rhythmic timing that I was still able to enjoy the sound of artists I don’t dig so much e.g. Untold, The Eagles, Wilco. Tough...
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Hifiman HM-901 Portable Digital Audio Player

April 21, 2014
Hifiman HM-901 Portable Digital Audio Player

Marcusd has posted a review of the Hifiman HM-901 portable digital audio player ($999) t Headfonics. His conclusions: “Wow – what a journey I have had with the HM-901 and thank you if you managed to get to the end of this review without an overnight sleep! It is probably one of the most...
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MSHD NBX-22 Power Stage Parallel Power Conditioner

April 21, 2014
MSHD NBX-22 Power Stage Parallel Power Conditioner

WL Low has posted a review of the MSHD NBX-22 Power Stage parallel power conditioner (RM$3299) at AV2Day. His conclusions: “The MSHD NBX-22 Power Stage will likely work on most system, most of the time, however should your system show no respond to it’s charms, then my advise is that you probably don’t need...
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Tellurium Q Ultra Black Interconnects

April 20, 2014
Tellurium Q Ultra Black Interconnects

Danny Worth has posted a review of the Tellurium Q Ultra Black interconnects (£380) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “Im not going to add a conclusion to this review, I will just add that the UB is a cable of very different characteristics to any I’ve ever heard and it took me a little...
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Graditech Kide Interconnects and Lumi Speaker Cables

April 20, 2014
Graditech Kide Interconnects and Lumi Speaker Cables

Dave Thomas has posted a review of the Graditech Kide interconnects ($1500) and Lumi speaker cables ($4660) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “Together the Graditech cables worked exceptionally well in my system and individually they also acquitted themselves nicely. But the cable that is the real story here is the Lumi 3 speaker cable....
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Primaluna Prologue Premium Integrated Amplifier

April 20, 2014
Primaluna Prologue Premium Integrated Amplifier

Danny Worth has posted a review of the Primaluna Prologue Premium integrated amplifier (£2300) at Hi-Fi pig. His conclusions: “I for one would certainly stump up the pennies for one of these. Have a listen and see what you think and if your already on the valve train and have any of the variants...
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Cambridge Audio Aero 2 Speaker System

April 19, 2014
Cambridge Audio Aero 2 Speaker System

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Cambridge Audio Aero 2 speaker system ($2446) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “There are experiments. And then there are experiments that work, thanks to relentless fine-tuning. Cambridge Audio’s Aero speakers are the latter. Having already heard the BMR technology in the company’s excellent Minx satellites,...
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Ginko Audio Cloud 12 Isolation Platform

April 19, 2014
Ginko Audio Cloud 12 Isolation Platform

Peter Davey has posted a review of the Ginko Audio Cloud 12 isolation platform ($629-$729) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The investment is minor compared to the benefits you get from it. Plus, working with Vinh Vu of Gingko is an absolute pleasure. This guy really knows his stuff and cuts out all of...
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KEF X300A Loudspeakers

April 19, 2014
KEF X300A Loudspeakers

Stuart Smith has posted a review of the KEF X300A loudspeakers (£600/pair) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “The X300s do play music and they play it in a really engaging and enjoyable fashion and if the ultimate in resolution isn’t a main consideration, but having a very good overall sound in a relatively compact...
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