Accessories

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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ISOL-8 Substation LC and HC Power Conditioners

March 8, 2015
ISOL-8 Substation LC and HC Power Conditioners

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the ISOL-8 Substation LC (~€3125) and HC (~€33375) power conditioners at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “ISOL-8 system will be a fantastic match for many systems. It will add some finesse, more smoothness, it will eliminate a lot of distortion, and make soundstage more palpable. Subjectively system’s dynamics...
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Stein Music Harmonizer Blue Sun and Blue Diamond Room Treatments

March 5, 2015
Stein Music Harmonizer Blue Sun and Blue Diamond Room Treatments

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Stein Music Harmonizer Blue Sun (~€525) and Blue Diamond (~€240) room treatments at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “For me there is no doubt that Stein system does influence sound of the system. It proves its value even in “blind” tests. I’m not sure why it works,...
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Audiodesksysteme Vinyl Cleaner

March 4, 2015
Audiodesksysteme Vinyl Cleaner

Art Dudley has posted a review of the Audiodesksysteme vinyl cleaner ($4490) in his Listening column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “As for myself, I’ve laid in a good supply of fresh, new Original Master Sleeves from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, and I’m trying to clean as many records as I can before the Vinyl...
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Artesania Audio Amplifier Platforms

February 26, 2015
Artesania Audio Amplifier Platforms

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Artesania Audio amplifier platforms (€890 each) at 6moons. His conclusions: “As long as we’re still dealing with 2015′s status quo however, our apparently impervious components are more jittery than they look. Should you feel curious about the subject, there’s a lot of untapped performance to be...
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IsoTek Aquarius EVO3 Power Conditioner

February 23, 2015
IsoTek Aquarius EVO3 Power Conditioner

Dominic Marsh has posted a review of the IsoTek Aquarius EVO3 power conditioner (£1200) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “On that basis, the IsoTek Aquarius Evo3 easily meets all of those important performance criteria and I am convinced that IsoTek have also sprinkled some “Ingredient X” in there as well, because it performed for...
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Entreq Tellus and Eartha Silver Cables

February 16, 2015
Entreq Tellus and Eartha Silver Cables

Eric Teh has posted a review of the Entreq Tellus ($1149) and Eartha Silver (479) cables at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “Assuming that you do not prefer a more intimate presentation (some audiophiles I know demand that their favourite female vocalist appears a few feet before them, rather than a few meters away on...
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Bryston BIT 15 Isolation Transformer

February 12, 2015
Bryston BIT 15 Isolation Transformer

AV2DAY has posted a review of the Bryston BIT 15 isolation transformer ($2195). Their conclusions: “I have to say that the Bryston BIT is an excellent power line conditioner. Its isolation transformer provides clean electricity to your equipment at all time so that they can perform at their best, and at the same time...
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Blue Circle Audio BC60X1 Power Conditioner

February 6, 2015
Blue Circle Audio BC60X1 Power Conditioner

Michael Wright has posted a review of the Blue Circle Audio BC60X1 power conditioner ($4495) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “Blue Circle Audio’s BC60X1 is one of the best power-line conditioners I have heard in my system. Its build quality, functionality, and execution are all top notch. But none of that would mean anything...
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Critical Mass Systems Maxxum Amplifier Stand

February 4, 2015
Critical Mass Systems Maxxum Amplifier Stand

Robert Harley has posted a review of the Critical Mass Systems Maxxum amplifier stand ($5650) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “This quality and performance aren’t cheap—$5650 per stand. Nonetheless, I can think of many systems in which an investment in the Maxxum amplifier stands would render a greater performance improvement than in upgrading...
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Hifi Stay Vega Floatation Footers

February 4, 2015
Hifi Stay Vega Floatation Footers

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Hifi Stay Vega floatation footers ($95/each) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Whilst we can agree that HifiStay’s Vega are just accessories and no more, they happen to be demonstrably effective accessories. Being of the purely mechanical sort, they also elude basic voodoo reactions even if their employ...
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Symposium Acoustics Segue ISO Platform

February 2, 2015
Symposium Acoustics Segue ISO Platform

Bruce Kinch has posted a review of the Symposium Acoustics Segue ISO platform ($349) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Which makes the Symposium Acoustics Segue ISO an easy recommendation for a wide range of turntables. For many vintage decks (like mine), it’s a no-brainer, I’m buying the review sample. As a $349 upgrade, it...
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Critical Mass Systems Sotto Voce Equipment Rack

February 2, 2015
Critical Mass Systems Sotto Voce Equipment Rack

Alan Taffel has posted a review of the Critical Mass Systems Sotto Voce equipment rack ($4500) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Bass tightens, transients gain more verve yet maintain better control, rhythms sharpen, and—perhaps most significantly—that subliminal low-level noise plummets. All this without any noticeable sonic degradation, at least not compared to my...
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Klaudio CD-CLN-LP 200 Ultrasonic Vinyl Record Cleaner V.4 and Silencer

January 30, 2015
Klaudio CD-CLN-LP 200 Ultrasonic Vinyl Record Cleaner V.4 and Silencer

Myles Astor has posted a review of the Klaudio CD-CLN-LP 200 ultrasonic vinyl record cleaner V.4 ($3999) and Silencer ($1499) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Kudos to the design team at KLaudio for continuing to improve upon an excellent product and last year’s PF Product of the Year. While the new Silencer equipped model...
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GigaWatt PC-4 EVO DCB Power Conditioner

January 27, 2015
GigaWatt PC-4 EVO DCB Power Conditioner

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the GigaWatt PC-4 EVO DCB power conditioner (€10,050) at 6moons. His conclusions: “GigaWatt’s PC-4 EVO DCB is Adam Schubert’s magnum opus. It contains everything he knows, with the very best parts he either builds himself or sources from select global vendors. It includes a quasi captive flagship...
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Bybee Quantum Signal Enhancer

January 24, 2015
Bybee Quantum Signal Enhancer

David Caplin has posted a review of the Bybee Quantum Signal Enhancer ($119) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “The beauty of the Bybee Quantum Signal Enhancers is that they work almost anywhere you put them in your system. And they’re affordable! The remarkable improvements they make can be used to enhance your system whether...
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Russ Andrews Balanced Mains Unit 1000 Power Conditioner

January 23, 2015
Russ Andrews Balanced Mains Unit 1000 Power Conditioner

Janine Elliot has posted a review of the Russ Andrews Balanced Mains Unit 1000 power conditioner (£1599) at Hi-Fi Pig. Her conclusions: “This might seem like an awful amount to pay for a mains double adaptor, but once you get past the fact that this is much, much more, and feed this to your...
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GiK 244 Broadband Bass Trap

January 4, 2015
GiK 244 Broadband Bass Trap

Christiaan Punter has posted a review of the GiK 244 broadband bass traps (€95 each) at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “Could you build similar bass absorbers yourself? Sure, if you’re handy enough you could. But you’d have to have a lot of patience, work with skin-irritating materials, spend a big chunk of the cost...
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Spiritual Audio VX-9 Power Conditioner

January 2, 2015
Spiritual Audio VX-9 Power Conditioner

Greg Simmons has posted a review of the Spiritual Audio VX-9 power conditioner ($2500) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “With every component running through the VX-9, it had the luxury of being able to improve the performance of every piece all at once. The change was universally positive. The overall sound with the VX-9...
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Bybee Holographic AC Cord Adapter

January 2, 2015
Bybee Holographic AC Cord Adapter

Clement Perry has posted a review of the Bybee Holographic AC cord adapter ($2795) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “With the Bybee Holographic AC Adapters in my system, I have come closer to what I call the perfect storm: a sonic presentation of such convincing authenticity, I unhesitating regard is as a reference against...
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Amarra SQ Streaming Software

December 30, 2014
Amarra SQ Streaming Software

Michael Lavorgna has posted a review of Amarra SQ streaming software ($29) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “If you spend any time listening to streaming services like YouTube, Spotify, and Tidal, you owe it to yourself to try Amarra sQ. And you can do it right now for free! I found that Amarra sQ added...
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Synergistic Research Atmosphere

December 29, 2014
Synergistic Research Atmosphere

Steven Plaskin has posted a review of the Synergistic Research Atmosphere ($2250) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “I found the Atmosphere to be a remarkable product that contributed significantly to the enhancement of the sound of my system. Unlike other system enhancement products that are inserted into the signal line, Atmosphere in no way directly...
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JL Audio CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover

December 29, 2014
JL Audio CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover

Jeff Fritz has posted a review of the JL Audio CR-1 active subwoofer crossover ($3000) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “Those who want to perfectly blend a powered subwoofer(s) with topflight main speakers in a high-end stereo system should consider as mandatory JL Audio’s CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover. It’s flexible, transparent, and intuitive to...
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ENIGMAcoustics Sopranino Electrostatic Super Tweeter

December 28, 2014
ENIGMAcoustics Sopranino Electrostatic Super Tweeter

H. Richard Weiner has posted a review of the ENIGMAcoustics Sopranino electrostatic super tweeter ($3600) at Mono & Stereo. His conclusions: ” As I write this, a pair of Sopraninos costs almost $4,000 dollars. A pair of stands costs $600. That’s a lot of compact discs, an impressive new DA converter, or a respectable...
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