Web Reviews

Lamm Industries LL1 Signature Line Preamplifier

August 1, 2014
Lamm Industries LL1 Signature Line Preamplifier

Robert J. Reina has posted a review of the Lamm Industries LL1 Signature line preamplifier ($42,790) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “In the LL1 Signature line-stage preamplifier, Vladimir Lamm has stunningly executed a stunning design. The LL1′s flawless sound is impressive, but I remain floored by the several areas in which it achieved levels of...
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Rogue Audio Sphinx Integrated Amplifier

August 1, 2014
Rogue Audio Sphinx Integrated Amplifier

Herb Reichert has posted a review of the Rogue Audio Sphinx integrated amplifier ($1295) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “As I type this conclusion, I’m listening to the Ensemble Musica Nova playing the motets of Guillaume de Machaut (CD, Zig Zag-Territories ZZT 021002), with the Sphinx integrated driving the KEF LS50s via my most modest...
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VPI Industries Nomad Turntable

August 1, 2014
VPI Industries Nomad Turntable

Enjoy the Music has posted a round-robin review of the VPI Nomad turntable ($999). The consensus: “It is time for you to discover what we high-end types have known for decades. If you want to be true to your music, you should consider getting a turntable. The VPI Nomad is great for those on...
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Synergistic Research ECT Electronic Circuit Transducers

August 1, 2014
Synergistic Research ECT Electronic Circuit Transducers

Steven Plaskin has posted a review of the Synergistic Research ECT Electronic Circuit Transducers ($299 set of 5) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “Resolution and transparency of the DACs and system seemed to improve with use of the ECTs. Background silence was also enhanced with the use of the ECTs in both of my DACs....
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ALO Studio Six Headphone Amplifier

August 1, 2014
ALO Studio Six Headphone Amplifier

Stephen Hornbrook has posted a review of the ALO Audio Studio Six headphone amplifier ($3900) at Secret of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The ALO Studio Six is one of my new favorites for powering the illustrious Audeze headphones. The combination is straight up intoxicating. It might be slight overkill for the...
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Job Pre2 Preamplifier

July 31, 2014
Job Pre2 Preamplifier

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Job Pre2 preamplifier ($1695) at 6moons. His conclusions: “For this system, Job’s neutral very quick well-lit action coupled to superbly controlled bass as the antithesis of bloated or fattened up and very ‘visible’ high-register purity was very much an ideal complement. Take the teenybopper Twilight saga...
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Clones Audio 25p Power Amplifier

July 31, 2014
Clones Audio 25p Power Amplifier

Andre Mark has posted a review of the Clones Audio 25p power amplifier ($740) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “Can a $740 amplifier be perfect? Nope. But the 25p offers pleasures that are seriously beyond anything you could imagine at this price point, and a good distance beyond. It gives up the last...
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iFi Audio iTube Preamplifier

July 31, 2014
iFi Audio iTube Preamplifier

Paul Mah has posted a review of the iFi Audio iTube preamplifier ($299) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “Using both the preamp and buffer does not sound good. No, the combination sounds shockingly good! Does the sound quality approach the best (read expensive) preamplifiers I’ve heard? Don’t be silly. What the iTube provides is a...
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Well Tempered Amadeus Mk.II Turntable

July 31, 2014
Well Tempered Amadeus Mk.II Turntable

Art Dudley has posted a review Well Tempered Amadeus Mk.II turntable ($2800) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “For the Amadeus Mk.II—and for all other turntables they currently offer—Well Tempered Lab offers an optional premium power supply called the DPS ($400). This nice-looking outboard box, more or less the size of a small meat loaf, has...
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Reite Audio PS-1 MC Phono Preamplifier and PSU-1 Power Supply

July 31, 2014
Reite Audio PS-1 MC Phono Preamplifier and PSU-1 Power Supply

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the Reite Audio PS-1 MC phono preamplifier ($3900) and PSU-1 power supply ($1900) at AnalogPlanet. His conclusions: “So here’s what I conclude: Reite Audio designer Bob Reite is an extremely talented designer. Using mostly modest quality parts housed in generic, flimsy folded sheet metal chassis, he’s produced...
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Wyred 4 Sound mPRE Preamplifier-DAC

July 31, 2014
Wyred 4 Sound mPRE Preamplifier-DAC

Steven Stone has posted a review of the Wyred 4 Sound mPRE preamplifier-DAC ($1099) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “The Wyred 4 Sound mPRE is a very fine, value-priced analog preamp that also has a built-in DAC. As an analog preamp, the mPRE’s performance is far better than its price tag would indicate and rivals...
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Triangle Theta Signature Loudspeaker

July 30, 2014
Triangle Theta Signature Loudspeaker

Foo Marn Hing has posted a review of the Triangle Theta Signature loudspeakers ($4200/pair) at audiofi.net. His conclusions: “That the Triangle Theta Signature seems to be friendly towards low-powered tube amps would certainly interest the SET crowd. While the Thetas come with a price tag to go with all its qualities, in the world...
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McIntosh MHA100 Headphone Amplifier

July 30, 2014
McIntosh MHA100 Headphone Amplifier

Michael Mercer and Michael Liang have posted a review of the McIntosh MHA100 headphone amplifier ($) at Audio360. Their conclusions: “In the beginning I was skeptical of the MHA100 mainly because of the speakers output feature. I wanted so badly for McIntosh to make a dedicated headphone amplifier I saw very little if any...
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Grado PS1000e Headphones

July 30, 2014
Grado  PS1000e Headphones

Robert H. Levi has posted a review of the Grado PS1000e headphones ($1695) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “New to audiophiles, headphone aficionados, and recording engineers comes a newly reimagined top of the line headphone from Grado called the 1000e, replacing the 1000. With no increase in price, you might think the improvement in...
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Resonessence Labs Herus USB DAC

July 29, 2014
Resonessence Labs Herus USB DAC

John Darko has posted a review of the Resonessence Labs Herus USB DAC ($399) at Digital Audio Review. His conclusions: “This USB DAC/amplifier perhaps offers more juice than is absolutely necessary for most listeners building a portable rig around an iPod Touch or iPhone…but if your headphones demand a kick in the seat of...
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AURALiC TAURUS MKII Balanced Headphone Amplifier

July 29, 2014
AURALiC TAURUS MKII Balanced Headphone Amplifier

Stephen Hornbrook has posted a review of the AURALiC TAURUS MKII balanced headphone amplifier ($1800) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, His conclusions: “The AURALiC TAURUS MKII is simply one of the finest headphone amps on the market and should not be missed. This is one of the few blind purchases you...
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Lab12 HPA Headphone Amplifier

July 29, 2014
Lab12 HPA Headphone Amplifier

Tomasz Karasiński has posted a review of the Lab12 HPA headphone amplifier ($1200) at StereoLife. His conclusions: “Greek amplifier looks great and is able to engage the listener for long hours. I was wondering what is the reason of this. The key to success is probably the fine combination of all those features that...
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Norma Audio HS-DA1 DAC

July 29, 2014
Norma Audio HS-DA1 DAC

Chris Connaker has posted a review of the Norma Audio HS-DA1 DAC ($3400) at Computer Audiophile. His conclusions: “Any questions whether the Norma Audio HS-DA1 was a real diamond or a cubic zirconia Spectral look alike were put to rest after countless hours of listening through the DAC in my system.The impeccable internal design...
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RBH Sound SX-1212P/R Subwoofer

July 29, 2014
RBH Sound SX-1212P/R Subwoofer

Joshua Ricci has posted a review of the RBH Sound SX-1212P/R subwoofer ($5300) at Audioholics. His conclusions: “Most of the cost in the big RBH is in the drivers, the cabinet and the amplifier and that is exactly where they should be. One feature that the SX-1212P/R does have is the capability to shake...
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Artesania Exoteryc Audio Rack

July 29, 2014
Artesania Exoteryc Audio Rack

Christiaan Punter has posted a review of the Artesania Exoteryc audio rack (€5075) at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “These racks are breathtakingly well-constructed, immacculately finished and manage to hide their technological principles in plain view, making them appear as ordinary metal racks. But make no mistake: a huge level of engineering has gone into...
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