Accessories

Synergistic Research Grounding Block and High Definition Ground Cables

May 26, 2015
Synergistic Research Grounding Block and High Definition Ground Cables

Steven Plaskin has posted a review of the Synergistic Research Grounding Block ($595) and High Definition Ground Cables ($395 each) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “I was not prepared for the major sonic enhancement that these products delivered. The extent of the positive enhancements goes far beyond merely those of a “system tweak”. For those...
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Essence of Music CD Treatment

May 24, 2015
Essence of Music CD Treatment

Giuseppe Trotto has posted a review of Essence of Music CD treatment ($149) at ReMusic. His conclusions: “I am not sure if I am getting closer to the essence of music. For sure, I am in the right direction. There is a contraindication, however. I reject the normal CDs. I cannot listen to them...
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Stein Music Blue Sun Harmonic Enhancer

May 18, 2015
Stein Music Blue Sun Harmonic Enhancer

Dave Kaplan has posted a review of the Stein Music Blue Sun Harmonic Enhancer ($750) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “This combination was quite powerful at turbo charging my Harmonizer’s performance and taking my system to a stunning new level of musical enjoyment with richer harmonics, greater dimensionality and better dynamics. I can’t recommend...
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AER LP Energizer

May 17, 2015
AER LP Energizer

Stephen Yan has posted a review of the AER LP Energizer ($1950) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “So do I like the LP Energizer? Let’s put it this way: if it was not for the fact that I am in the process of purchasing a new amplifier, the LP energizer will not be returning...
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Pristine Vinyl Vivac RCS1 Record Cleaning Machine

May 17, 2015
Pristine Vinyl Vivac RCS1 Record Cleaning Machine

Jason Kennedy has posted a review of the Pristine Vinyl Vivac RCS1 record cleaning machine (£1795) at The Ear. His conclusions: “The Pristine RCS1 achieves what its makers and many vinyl lovers desire, a cleaner that can be left out and used without waking the neighbours. Combine this with straightforward operation and a sensible...
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Bob’s Devices CineMag Sky 20 Step-Up Transformer

May 17, 2015
Bob’s Devices CineMag Sky 20 Step-Up Transformer

Lewis Dardick has posted a review of the Bob’s Devices CineMag Sky 20 step-up transformer ($1250) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “I subjectively found the SKY 20 a bit tighter/more focused and I was able to hear many details I never heard before, albeit in a very natural/organic presentation (i.e., more information that sounded...
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SOtM iSO-CAT6 LAN Isolator

May 9, 2015
SOtM iSO-CAT6 LAN Isolator

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the SOtM iSO-CAT6 LAN Isolator ($350) at 6moons. His conclusions: “With SOtM’s latest, there’s no funny business in the state of Denmark. Just so, it’s a small sonic transaction which I thought was maximized by the most direct sound of my desktop’s nearfield and doubled in magnitude...
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PS Audio PerfectWave P5 Power Plant Power Conditioner

May 7, 2015
PS Audio PerfectWave P5 Power Plant Power Conditioner

Moreno Mitchell has posted a review of the PS Audio PerfectWave P5 Power Plant Power power conditioner ($3495) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “In my constant pursuit for perfection the one thing that remains constant has been my musical enjoyment. The addition of the Perfect Wave P5 is by and large responsible for this....
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Audio by Van Alstine ABX Comparator

May 5, 2015
Audio by Van Alstine ABX Comparator

Doug Schroeder has posted part three of his review of the Audio by Van Alstine ABX Comparator ($999) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “Would my scoring have been better if I compared one of the larger floor standing speakers with much better LF extension and a more sizable soundstage to one of the smallish floor...
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Booplinth Company “booplinth” Plinth for Linn LP12 Turntable

May 5, 2015
Booplinth Company “booplinth” Plinth for Linn LP12 Turntable

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the “boooplinth” plinth (£1650) for the Linn LP12 turntable at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “The one-piece structure and random laminations of the bamboo booplinth offer both greater precision and mechanical stability, but also much greater material consistency through the structure as a whole — and that...
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VPI MW-1 Cyclone Record Cleaning Machine

May 5, 2015
VPI MW-1 Cyclone Record Cleaning Machine

Dennis Davis has posted a review of the VPI MW-1 Cyclone record cleaning machine ($999) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “The MW-1 Cyclone, with its bulletproof construction and outstanding cleaning, hits that sweet spot dead on.” You can read the full review here.
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Audio by Van Alstine ABX Comparator

May 2, 2015
Audio by Van Alstine ABX Comparator

Doug Schroeder has posted part two of his review of the Audio by Van Alstine ABX Comparator ($999) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “I believe most seasoned listeners who concentrate and react to a potential Orientation Error could pass such ABX testing. Frank Van Alstine seems to concur that one can pass ABX Comparator testing...
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Audio by Van Alstine ABX Comparator

April 30, 2015
Audio by Van Alstine ABX Comparator

Doug Schroeder has posted part one of his review of the Audio by Van Alstine ABX Comparator ($999) at Dagogo. You can read it here.
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Charisma Audio Cabriolet Speaker Stands

April 30, 2015
Charisma Audio Cabriolet Speaker Stands

Noam Bronstein has posted a review of the Charisma Audio Cabriolet speaker stands ($1000/pair) at Wall of Sound. His conclusions: “At US$1000 per pair, the Cabriolet stands aren’t cheap. When you see and feel them, you quickly realize why. Their flexibility and style adds hugely to the value equation. But hearing the end results...
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BSG Technologies qøl Signal Completion Stage

April 29, 2015
BSG Technologies qøl Signal Completion Stage

Martin Appel has posted a review of the BSG Technologies qøl Signal Completion Stage ($3995) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: “Well there you have it. Hi-end audio raised to a new level. We’ve had products named after Greek gods, Roman gods, Norse gods, Hindu deities, why not the Bible. Whatever the inspiration, the qØl delivered...
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Vertex AQ Pico Grounding Blocks

April 26, 2015
Vertex AQ Pico Grounding Blocks

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Vertex AQ Pico Grounding Blocks (£1165) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Just because they are easy to fit, though, doesn’t make Vertex AQ’s improvements any less significant. Try the Picos for a week or two, and you may just find yourself taking a first step toward a...
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Loricraft PRC 6 Record Cleaning Machine

April 21, 2015
Loricraft PRC 6 Record Cleaning Machine

Kevin Fiske has posted a review of the Loricraft PRC 6 record cleaning machine ($5050) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “You buy vinyl? You need a Loricraft PRC 6.” You can read the full review here.
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Audio Vaccine Music Serum Anti-Resonant Devices

April 21, 2015
Audio Vaccine Music Serum Anti-Resonant Devices

Clement Perry has posted a review of the Audio Vaccine Music Serum anti-resonant devices ($900/set of 4) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “The Audio Vaccine Music Serums transformed my downstairs system into a music machine that performs well beyond its size and sophistication. In fact, I purchased both sets of Music Serum plugs! Highly...
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Blue Circle Audio PLC Thingee FX2 with X0e Power Conditioner

April 11, 2015
Blue Circle Audio PLC Thingee FX2 with X0e Power Conditioner

Eric Hetherington has posted a review of the Blue Circle Audio PLC Thingee FX2 with X0e power conditioner ($495) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “How good a value the Thingee FX2 is, then, will vary along three lines that are not easily generalized: location, application and value. My experience did convince me that...
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Dirac Live Room Correction Software

April 9, 2015
Dirac Live Room Correction Software

John Brazier has posted a review of the Dirac Live room correction software ($420) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “While I can go on and on about the changes in the sound the Dirac suite had in my room and on my system, but that is not the point. The point is that the...
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Audioplan PowerStar SII Mains Block

April 8, 2015
Audioplan PowerStar SII Mains Block

Dominic Marsh has posted a review of the Audioplan PowerStar SII Mains Block (£435) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “The palpable weight and strength in the bass departed with them, so did the top end detail resolution, as did the midrange power, in fact the system sounded a tad thin and anaemic afterwards and...
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ZR Acoustic Panels

April 5, 2015
ZR Acoustic Panels

John Marks has posted a review of the ZR acoustic panels ($299-$599) in his The Fifth Element column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Appreciably. I loved it. Indeed, I was taken aback at how much of an improvement I heard, given the small total area of acoustical treatments installed: 24.7 square feet.” You ca read...
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IsoAcoustics Component Stands

April 1, 2015
IsoAcoustics Component Stands

Wes Marshall has posted a review of the IsoAcoustics component stands ($150) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “All 19 reviews at Sweetwater are five-star reviews. That almost never happens. If you can’t tell, this, too, is a five-star review. I loved the ISO-L8R200s, and am now a proud owner of a pair. Miss them...
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Shunyata Venom Defender

March 11, 2015
Shunyata Venom Defender

WL Low has posted a review of the Shunyata Venom Defender ($195) at AV2DAY. “Don’t ask me how a small contraption like the Shunyata Venom Defender works, as a quick check with the manufacturers website will tell you all the details and technology used. Also don’t ask me how it compares to other similarly...
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Gigawatt PC-4 EVO Power Conditioner and LS-2 Power Cable

March 8, 2015
Gigawatt PC-4 EVO Power Conditioner and LS-2 Power Cable

Wojciech Pacula has posted aa review of the Gigawatt PC-4 EVO power conditioner (€9150) and LS-2 power cable (€3150) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “What matters is how a particular product “sounds like”. Let me remind you that “sounds like” translates into what kind and what level of distortion it introduces to the audio...
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