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Roon 1.1 Computer Audio Playback Software

February 9, 2016
Roon 1.1 Computer Audio Playback Software

Vade Forrester has posted a review of the Roon 1.1 computer audio playback software ($119/year, $449 lifetime) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “If you would like to get into computer audio music playback but have found the software unappealing or challenging, give Roon a try. You may find Roon’s simple, massively informative interface...
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Synergistic Research Black Box

February 6, 2016
Synergistic Research Black Box

Mike Girardi has posted a review of the Synergistic Research Black Box ($1995). His conclusions: “There is no other room acoustic enhancement device that I know of that can transform your listening room in the way that the SR Black Box can deliver. Once you hear The Black Box and how it can affect...
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Harmonic Resolution Systems RXR and R-Shelf

February 4, 2016
Harmonic Resolution Systems RXR and R-Shelf

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Harmonic Resolution Systems RXR ($6495) and R-Shelf ($1395) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “The RXR frame might not be the whole story, but the fact that it has been at the center of my system for as long as it has is a story itself....
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bFly Audio Master & Stage Isolation Footers

January 31, 2016
bFly Audio Master & Stage Isolation Footers

Ralph Werner has posted a review of the bFly Audio Master & Stage isolation footers (€69 each) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Occasionally, good things do happen. What I like about the bFly Audio stuff is that it’s priced for the man in the street; and conceptually consistent since it doesn’t promise one-size-fits-all miracles but...
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Nordost Sort Kones Isolation Footers

January 30, 2016
Nordost Sort Kones Isolation Footers

Fred Crowder has posted a review of the Nordost Sort Kones isolation footers ($68-$365) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “I can wholeheartedly recommend the Nordost Sort Kones as a major step forward in improving sound at a reasonable cost.” You can read the full review here.
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Kat Audio Terminator T1 Isolation Footer

January 28, 2016
Kat Audio Terminator T1 Isolation Footer

Glen Wagenknecht has posted a review of the Audio Terminator T1 isolation footer ($700 each) at 6moons. His conclusions: “My listening sessions/comparisons certainly situated the KAT Audio Design Terminator 1 in the highest reaches of the top tier. Its isolation properties proved comparable to the best I had on hand, vindicating Mr. Wang‘s approach...
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AudioQuest JitterBug USB Noise Filter

January 25, 2016
AudioQuest JitterBug USB Noise Filter

Peter Roth has posted a review of the AudioQuest JitterBug USB noise filter ($49) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “My trials of the JitterBug indicated that, as long as AudioQuest’s few warnings are heeded, there are no downsides, and consistently positive results of varying degrees. Even if, ultimately, the JitterBug produces no improvement in...
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ZenWave Cables and SurgeX ZenWave Edition Power Conditioner

January 17, 2016
ZenWave Cables and SurgeX ZenWave Edition Power Conditioner

Andre Marc has posted a review of the ZenWave cables ($325-$950) and SurgeX ZenWave Edition power conditioner ($950) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “I came away more than a bit impressed with ZenWave Audio after spending several months with their products. Their interconnects, speaker cables, and power cables are absolutely top shelf in...
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IPC EAR Disc Energiser

January 12, 2016
IPC EAR Disc Energiser

Mark Wheeler has posted a review of the IPC EAR Disc Energiser CD treatment product ($495) at TNT Audio. His conclusions: “After treatment we were disappointed that nobody heard any pianos getting heavier or better defined, any bass deeper or more extended, nor more precise intonation as others have reported. No listeners heard the...
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SortIt! Music Collector Database App

January 6, 2016
SortIt! Music Collector Database App

Small Spaces Audio has posted a review of the SortIt! Music Collector database app ($4.99). Their conclusions: “The SortIt! Music Collector Database app has already proved its value as I was able to confirm while at a thrift store that I indeed already owned A Winter Solstice II. The entry process was also somewhat...
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Sunshine Company, Ltd. S50 Underboard Loudspeaker Isolation Platforms

November 3, 2015
Sunshine Company, Ltd. S50 Underboard Loudspeaker Isolation Platforms

Scott Robertson has posted a review of the Sunshine Company, Ltd. S50 Underboard loudspeaker isolation platforms ($170-$230) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Overall, I would adjudge the improvements that the Sunshine V50 brought to these two systems to be worthwhile. If you have a need for better isolation in your system, but physical clearance/price...
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Phoenix Engineering LLC RoadRunner Turntable Motor Controller and Eagle PSU

November 3, 2015
Phoenix Engineering LLC RoadRunner Turntable Motor Controller and Eagle PSU

Pete Davey has posted a review of the Phoenix Engineering LLC RoadRunner turntable motor controller and Eagle PSU ($235/$525) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “You simply can’t go wrong with these devices—perfect addition to any AC motor based table. And, at this price, you’d be crazy not to make the shift!” You can read...
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Shunyata Venom PS8 Power Strip and Venom Defender MPDA Noise Reduction

October 30, 2015
Shunyata Venom PS8 Power Strip and Venom Defender MPDA Noise Reduction

WL Low has posted a review of the Shunyata Venom PS8 power strip ($) and Venom Defender MPDA noise reduction ($) at av2day.com. His conclusions: “The Shunyata Venom power strip and Defender offers a unique way to tweak the system sound and at the same time, bring down system noise floor effectively, at a...
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Audioquest Jitterbug De-Jittering Device

October 29, 2015
Audioquest Jitterbug De-Jittering Device

Vance Hiner has posted a review of the Audioquest Jitterbug de-jittering device ($49) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “udioQuest is not comfortable revealing exactly how they make the JitterBugs actually do the jitterbug. And that’s fair. If I had a runaway hit on my hands, I wouldn’t be eager to tell everyone how...
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Verictum X Technology RFI/EMI Absorbers

October 28, 2015
Verictum X Technology RFI/EMI Absorbers

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Verictum X Technology RFI/EMI absorbers (€550-€1100) at 6moons. His conclusions: “To my ears, Verictum’s twice the ask of X Bulk over X Block reflected their dissimilar potency. Pay twice and enjoy results at least twice as potent. Where I’m less convinced? The wooden bodies particularly of...
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Audio Reference Technology (A.R.T.) Tuning Cones

October 17, 2015
Audio Reference Technology (A.R.T.) Tuning Cones

Jack Roberts has posted a review of the Audio Reference Technology (A.R.T.) tuning cones. His conclusions: “One of the things I really like is that all of the turning cones go around or between the speakers; not all over the room. If your system is nearly where you want it, I highly recommend these....
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Rogoz Audio 3T1/BBS Cable Stabilizers

October 11, 2015
Rogoz Audio 3T1/BBS Cable Stabilizers

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Rogoz Audio 3T1/BBS cable stabilizers (~€240 each) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “As regards those who have not had an occasion or the will to listen to the influence of the 3T1/BBS stabilizers on sound, I will only tell them that the influence is very positive...
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Verictum X Block EMI/RFI Filter

October 11, 2015
Verictum X Block EMI/RFI Filter

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Verictum X Block EMI/RFI Filter (~€625) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: ” With them in place sound becomes clearer, better defined, more natural. One can better hear the acoustic surrounding of the instrument. Despite the fact that the front of the stage moves bit further away...
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JSA Type 2 Passive Headphone Conditioner

October 1, 2015
JSA Type 2 Passive Headphone Conditioner

Nicholas Ripley has posted a review of the JSA Type 2 passive headphone conditioner (£330) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The best thing I can say about the JSA is it made me more of a headphone listener. I remain huffily old-school in my audiophile aspirations, and think of headphones as a modern necessity than...
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Channel D Releases Pure Music 3 Playback Software

October 1, 2015
Channel D Releases Pure Music 3 Playback Software

Channel D, developers of the innovative Pure Vinyl™ and Pure Music® computer audio software for Apple Macintosh computers and the creator of the Seta® Ultra Wide Bandwidth Phono Preamplifiers has released a major update to its Pure Music® software. The new Pure Music 3 software includes nearly 50 new features and performance enhancements. Channel...
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TonTräger Audio Reference P3 Loudspeaker Stands

September 23, 2015
TonTräger Audio Reference P3 Loudspeaker Stands

Rene van Es has posted a review of the TonTräger Audio Reference P3 loudspeaker stands (€1000/pair) at The Ear. His conclusions: “A highly recommended stand if you own a pair of Harbeths and want to hear all of their capabilities. What makes the TonTräger different? It is not a stand specially made for bass,...
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FLUX HI FI Sonic Electronic Stylus Cleaner

September 20, 2015
FLUX HI FI Sonic Electronic Stylus Cleaner

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the FLUX HI FI Sonic electronic stylus cleaner ($150) at Analog Planet. His conclusions: “The FLUX HiFi electronic stylus cleaner works as promised and seems to vibrate at a low enough frequency to be perfectly safe. Though I used it only once I can confidently recommend it…”...
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AudioQuest JitterBug USB Noise Filter

September 4, 2015
AudioQuest JitterBug USB Noise Filter

John Atkinson has posted a review of the AudioQuest JitterBug USB noise filter ($49) at Stereopile. His conclusions: “You can see from the “Measurements” sidebar that I could find no significant effect that the JitterBug had on the analog signals output by three of the DACs I had to hand. Yet with those DACs...
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Nordost QRT Power Conditioning Equipment

August 25, 2015
Nordost QRT Power Conditioning Equipment

Fred Crowder has posted a review of the Nordost QRT power conditioning system ($299-$1799) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “Next, I inserted a QX-4 between the wall and my HB PowerSlave Marble. The QK1 and QV2 were totally out of the system at this point. Decay was audibly better, particularly with respect to struck instruments...
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Amarra For Tidal Playback Software

August 19, 2015
Amarra For Tidal Playback Software

Brian has posted a review of the Amarra For Tidal playback software ($39) at Computer Audiophile. His conclusions: “In short, if you care about quality and you are already a subscriber to Tidal, you most definitely need to download the free trail for a listen. For those of you contemplating taking the plunge into...
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