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Lawrence Audio Double Bass Loudspeakers

September 22, 2014
Lawrence Audio Double Bass Loudspeakers

Laurence Broden has posted a review of the Lawrence Audio Double Bass loudspeakers ($29,000/pair) at Dagogo. His conclusions: ” It is clear that considerable thought and attention to detail went into this speaker. In many ways, it represents the best of both worlds, albeit within limits. The treble and midrange have great clarity, transparency,...
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Aurender X100L Music Server

September 22, 2014
Aurender X100L Music Server

John Grandberg has posted a review of the Aurender X100L music server ($3499) at Pat-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “The X100L experience is a whole different animal and really deserves as much attention as possible. User interaction one of the key benefits of a device such as this, and in my opinion Aurender absolutely nailed...
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Endeavor Audio E-3 Loudspeaker

September 22, 2014
Endeavor Audio E-3 Loudspeaker

Spencer Holbert has posted a review of the Endeavor Audio E-3 loudspeakers ($6995/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “I’m reminded of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” when I think of the E-3s. They rock out; they finesse their way around; but ultimately they fade into the music. When you hear them, you will...
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Audio Sensibility Power Cords

September 22, 2014
Audio Sensibility Power Cords

Canada Hi-Fi has posted a review of four Audio Sensibility power cords ($139-$999). Their conclusions: “From the $139 CDN Impact SE right up to the flagship $999 CDN Signature V2, Audio Sensibility’s A/C cables easily compete with power cords from other companies that cost 3 to 4 times as much. Their “direct sales” business...
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PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium Preamplifier

September 22, 2014
PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium Preamplifier

Dick Olsher has posted a review of the PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium preamplifier ($3199) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “The Dialogue Premium line preamp strikes me as one of the best things PrimaLuna has ever done. In particular, purity of expression and tonal realism are two of its strongest sonic assets. The incremental improvements...
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Simon Mears Audio Ucello Horn Loudspeaker

September 22, 2014
Simon Mears Audio Ucello Horn Loudspeaker

Kevin Fiske has posted a review of the Simon Mears Audio Ucello horn loudspeakers (£10,500/pair) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “The Ucellos are, in my view, a real gem. They are the honest, straight-from-the heart expression of a quiet and unassuming, yet very clever man who evidently has an uncannily acute ear for musicality. They...
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MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Headphones

September 21, 2014
MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Headphones

Steve Guttenberg has posted a review of the MrSpeakers Alpha Dog headphones ($599) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “I’m rarely swayed by manufacturers’ new technology claims or breakthroughs as far as sound quality is concerned, but the MrSpeakers Alpha Dog really is something special. ” You can read the full review here.
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Pro-Ject Stream Box RS Music Server

September 21, 2014
Pro-Ject Stream Box RS Music Server

Michael Lavorgna has posted a review of the Pro-Ject Stream Box RS music server ($1999) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “the Stream Box being not as rich-sounding, as well as an overall brighter, livelier sound. The Stream Box’s somewhat relaxed presentation was forgiving of lessor sources like internet radio and poorer quality recordings and while...
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Blue Circle FX2 6 XOe Power Line Conditioner

September 21, 2014
Blue Circle FX2 6 XOe Power Line Conditioner

Paul Candy has posted a review of the Blue Circle FX2 6 XOe power line conditioner ($495) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “I have sampled all manner of conditioners at that price and lower and the FX2 6 X0e comes in at a close second. I have tried several of Gilbert’s conditioners over the...
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Heed Orbit 2 Turntable Power Supply

September 21, 2014
Heed Orbit 2 Turntable Power Supply

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Heed Orbit 2 turntable power supply (£350) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “Heed’s Orbit 2 will set you back £350 in the UK. At that price the level of fundamental musical improvement on offer makes it a no-brainer. Now consider this: If it does all...
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LKV Research Line One Preamplifier

September 20, 2014
LKV Research Line One Preamplifier

Tom Lyle has posted a review of the LKV Research Line One preamplifier ($3500) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “I could continue, and discuss what I’ve heard with more records and digital files to bear witness to the LKV Research Line One’s midrange transparency prowess, its very deep and tight bass, extended and...
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Sutherland Engineering Insight Phono Preamplifier

September 20, 2014
Sutherland Engineering Insight Phono Preamplifier

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the Sutherland Engineering Insight phono preamplifier ($1399) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The Insight is easy to recommend at $1399, but if you have a chance, you should compare it to Musical Fidelity’s M1ViNL ($1199). Though the Insight offers greater dynamic thrust and slightly more transparency, and the...
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B.M.C. PureDAC and PureUSB1 Active USB Cable

September 20, 2014
B.M.C. PureDAC and PureUSB1 Active USB Cable

Doug Schroeder has posted a review of the B.M.C. PureDAC ($1790) and PureUSB1 active USB cable ($390) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “If you are frustrated with Redbook, or have an itch to improve your closer to Mid-Fi preamp as well as upgrade the digital in your rig, then the hybrid PureDAC is an excellent...
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Bryston Model A3Loudspeakers

September 20, 2014
Bryston Model A3Loudspeakers

Travis Allanson has posted a review of the Bryston Model A3 loudspeakers ($2390) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “I am impressed with the sound quality of the Model A3-s and based on that I recommend auditioning them. They have a neutral sound, present music with tremendous accuracy and are...
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Aerial Acoustics 6T Loudspeakers

September 19, 2014
Aerial Acoustics 6T Loudspeakers

Terry London has posted a review of the Aerial Acoustics 6T loudspeakers ($6795/pair) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “Overall, this speaker produces music in a relaxing and natural way, connecting you to the artists’ emotions and feelings conveyed through their music. The 6T is very easy to drive with virtually any amplifier or receiver, including...
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Electrocompaniet ECM 2 Network Streamer-DAC

September 19, 2014
Electrocompaniet ECM 2 Network Streamer-DAC

Ralph Werner has posted a review of the Electrocompaniet ECM 2 network streamer-DAC (€4550) at 6moons. His conclusions: “If you do HD video—and why wouldn’t you—that’s on the docket as well. That’s said, this Norwegian also does the purist audiophile proud. That competition under its own roof exists by way of the ECD2 DAC...
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T+A HV Series Components and Solitaire CWT Loudspeakers

September 19, 2014
T+A HV Series Components and Solitaire CWT Loudspeakers

Jacek Pazio has posted a review of the T+A HV series components and loudspeakers at Sound Rebels. His conclusions: “At the same time I must point out, that my system is not so universal as the tested one, and the chosen repertoire was a conscious choice with many flaws for potential buyers of the...
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bFly Audio Analog Accessories

September 19, 2014
bFly Audio Analog Accessories

Ralph Werner has posted a review of several bFly audio analog accessories at 6moons. His conclusions: “he bFly Audio testers were well finished, eminently practical and pleasantly affordable. Obviously sonic gains for this type of accessory will always vary depending on the hardware context in which they’re used. Relative to my own experiments and...
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ALO Audio International+ Headphone Amplifier-DAC

September 19, 2014
ALO Audio International+ Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the ALO Audio International+ headphone amplifier-DAC ($599) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “I will recommend the International+ to anyone who wants a good, small dac that also owns some mid tier headphones with balanced cables. This is a good product that tries hard to please you no matter...
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Audience, Dynamic Design, and Voodoo Cable Power Cords

September 18, 2014
Audience, Dynamic Design, and Voodoo Cable Power Cords

Neil Gader has posted a review of the Audience ($2420), Dynamic Design ($1200-$3500), and Voodoo Cable ($1100-$1500) power cords at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Hints of warmth and superb bass extension ably underscore the effortless bloom and roomy soundstage performance of this power cord…Balanced and immersive big-buck performance for half the price of...
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