Accessories

Spatial Speaker and Room Correction

May 25, 2011
Spatial Speaker and Room Correction

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Spatial speaker and room correction hardware and software ($2995) at 6moons. His conclusions: DIYers will be tempted to duplicate this approach with the raw software plug-ins and programs. Blessings. Make it so. The target customer meanwhile will be thrilled to bits not having to worry about...
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Running Springs Audio’s Duke Power Conditioner

May 18, 2011
Running Springs Audio’s Duke Power Conditioner

Big E has posted a review of the Running Springs Audio’s Duke power conditioner ($2500) at Hi-Fi Unlimited. His conclusions: Was there any downside to the Duke’s performance? In the weeks that I had it in my system I could not come up with any. Every time I took it out to re-acquaint myself...
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DEQX HDP – Express Processor

May 18, 2011
DEQX HDP – Express Processor

Michael Levy has posted a review of the DEQX HDP – Express Processor ($1950) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: I encourage the reader to try this out. First, use the DEQX to correct the frequency response and phase anomalies that are inherent in all speakers. The DEQX will realign the timing throughout the frequency range....
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Adona Corporation Zero GXT Equipment Rack

May 17, 2011
Adona Corporation Zero GXT Equipment Rack

Dave Thomas has posted a review of the Adona Corporation Zero GXT Equipment Rack ($2400) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: It should also not be taken for granted that the Adona Zero GXT equipment rack has a high “Spouse Acceptancy Factor” (SAF). It is a gorgeous piece of furniture. The soft silver sculpted columns,...
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Chisto CD Treatments

May 17, 2011
Chisto CD Treatments

Andy Norman has posted a review of the Chisto Disk Analoguer and Black Analoguer CD treatments ($45/each) at TNT Audio. His conclusions: Most of the tests, and all of the clearly positive ones were of the Analoguer. I also tried the Black Analoguer treatment on the label side. On a couple of CDs I...
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Ultra Systems HiFi-Tuning Supreme Fuses

May 13, 2011
Ultra Systems HiFi-Tuning Supreme Fuses

Moreno Mitchell has posted a review of the Ultra Systems HiFi-Tuning Supreme fuses ($85) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: My time spent with both, the Ultra Systems HiFi-Tuning Fuses and Supreme Fusses over the years has equated to a audio life-changing experience. It’s impossible to tell if you will experience the same effects that...
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Burson Audio AB-160 RCA Audio Buffer Stage

May 11, 2011
Burson Audio AB-160 RCA Audio Buffer Stage

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Burson Audio AB-160 RCA Audio Buffer Stage ($549) at Playback Magazine. His conclusions: Consider this audio buffer if: you would enjoy a product that, in simple terms, makes good components sound even better. While the magnitude of the improvements wrought by the audio buffer may be...
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Finite Elemente Emperor Rack with ActiveVibeControl

May 2, 2011
Finite Elemente Emperor Rack with ActiveVibeControl

Matthias Böde has posted a review of the new Finite Elemente E,peror Rack with active vibration suppression (€13,740 with two active levels). His conclusions: No doubt about it, the active vibration suppression works superbly. Just how perfect was demonstrated using a tuning fork fitted with piezoelectric foil that Luis Fernandes from Finite Elemente had...
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Missing Link VP DustBuster Stylus Cleaner

April 18, 2011
Missing Link VP DustBuster Stylus Cleaner

Mark Wheeler has posted a review of Missing Link VP DustBuster stylus cleaner (£19) at TNT Audio. His conclusion: The Missing Link VP Dust Buster seems to be the equal of the ultrasonic cleaner. Peering down an optical microscope I can see no difference between the results from either. Neither attract more nor less...
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ISOL-8 MiniSub2 Power Conditioner

April 14, 2011
ISOL-8 MiniSub2 Power Conditioner

Jörg Dames has posted a review of the ISOL-8 MiniSub2 power conditioner (€799) at 6moons. His conclusions: Power delivery inevitably is a polarizing subject, the topic of filtration perhaps even more so. Should you wish to explore it for yourself with a system you find could stand somewhat more relaxed accuracy, subtlety, maturity and...
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Red Wine Audio Black Lightning Battery Power Supply

April 14, 2011
Red Wine Audio Black Lightning Battery Power Supply

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Red Wine Audio Black Lightning battery power supply ($800) at 6moons. His conclusions: Battery power claims are often accompanied by promises of lower noise floors and blacker backgrounds. The implication seems to be that linear supplies are handicapped by comparison. That's not really been my experience....
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DEQX HDP-3 Preamp Processor

April 12, 2011
DEQX HDP-3 Preamp Processor

Martin Appel has posted a review of the DEQX HDP-3 Preamp Processor ($3995) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: The bottom line is that Kim Ryrie has improved an already outstanding product and created one that blurs the line between digital and analogue. Detail without edginess, unbridled musicality, transparent, dynamic and a level of involvement with...
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Acoustic Systems Noise Filters, aka Sugar Cubes

April 6, 2011
Acoustic Systems Noise Filters, aka Sugar Cubes

Marshall Nack has posted a review of the Acoustic System Noise Filters, aka Sugar Cubes ($12/each) at Positive Feedback Online. His conclusions: Similarly, I readily confess I don't have a clue as to the active principles at work with the Acoustic System International Sugar Cubes. But do I need to know? What's important is...
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Steinmusic Harmonizers

April 4, 2011
Steinmusic Harmonizers

Ron Cook and Dan Secula have posted reviews of the Steinmusic Harmonizers ($1000 each) at Stereo Times. Their conclusions: The sensation that something special was occuring never went away. First, there was an enormous increase in the size and layering of the sound coming from around, in front of, and behind my...
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Alto Extremo Neoflex Absorbers

April 1, 2011
Alto Extremo Neoflex Absorbers

Matej Isak has posted a review of the Alto Extremo Neoflex Absorbers (€985) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: With the development of technology we cannot simply overlook all the tools and methods that help to carve our perceptions in audio reviewing. Any serious, so-called audiophile, high-ender or music lover should not overlook the listening...
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Steinmusic H2 Harmonizers And Magic Stones

April 1, 2011
Steinmusic H2 Harmonizers And Magic Stones

Wayne Donnelly has posted a review of the Steinmusic H2 Harmonizers And Magic Stones ($3999 for the package) at Enjoy the Music. Some of his observations: Compared to the sound of my untreated room, activating the Steinmusic system immediately resulted in a warmer overall acoustic and enhanced intelligibility of vocals. There was also considerably...
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Audio Magic Oracle and Liquid Magic Power Cables

March 31, 2011
Audio Magic Oracle and Liquid Magic Power Cables

Nicholas Bedworth has posted a review of the Audio Magic Oracle power conditioner ($8500) and Liquid Magic Power Cables ($1800) at 6moons. His conclusions: Popping the Oracle into my digital source minimalist system without preamp, the first thing that struck me was how a layer of grit, grunge and vaguely defined non-musical sounds were...
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Kemp Elektroniks Quantum Approach Plug

March 29, 2011
Kemp Elektroniks Quantum Approach Plug

Dave Allison has posted a review of the Kemp Elektroniks Quantum Approach Plug ($249) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: The QA Plug looks like a slightly larger than normal “wall wart” plug, with a small intensity control at the bottom of the enclosure. I plugged the Kemp device into the AC conditioner that powers...
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Equi=Tech 10WQ Balanced Power Distribution Panel

March 24, 2011
Equi=Tech 10WQ Balanced Power Distribution Panel

Mike Malinowski has posted a review of the Equi=Tech 10WQ balanced power distribution panel ($12,500) at 6moons. Some of his observations: Since this is a comparative review I wanted to be careful about the bias many reviewers suffer. In any comparison you take a series of small differences, stack them up and sometimes present...
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Grant Fidelity Image Stabilizers/Sound Diffusers

March 20, 2011
Grant Fidelity Image Stabilizers/Sound Diffusers

Kent Johnson has posted a review of the Grant Fidelity Image Stabilizers/Sound Diffusers ($275 each) at Positive Fedback Online. His conclusions: Unlike every other piece of equipment that I have reviewed these do not require any burn-in time. So it was possible to try them in my system immediately… The Grant Fidelity Image Stabilizers...
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Steinmusic DE2 CD Enhancer

March 19, 2011
Steinmusic DE2 CD Enhancer

Billy Drummond has posted a review of the Steinmusic DE2 CD Enhancer ($430) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: I first played the disc without any treatment from the DE2. This disc sounded quite nice, as this is a fairly well recorded 24-Bit re-mastered piece from what was originally released as a Japan only "Direct...
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Track Audio Precision 600 Loudspeaker Stands

March 19, 2011
Track Audio Precision 600 Loudspeaker Stands

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Track Audio Precision 600 loudspeakers stands (£950-£1330/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: Because the competing Japan-issue stands were materially every bit as solid and non-ringy, the key design difference or unfair advantage of the Precision 600 must have been the properly engineered decoupling footers and sectional interruptors...
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STS Digital Sixpack

March 7, 2011
STS Digital Sixpack

Marja Vanderloo and Henk Boot have posted a review of the STS Digital Sixpack power strip (€1000) at 6moons. Their conclusions: Our Tri TRV EQ3SE phono stage suffered a bit of dulling when the Nanotec and Harmonic Technology cords disappeared inside the Sixpack tunnels. Here the ‘naked’ approach was better. Our PS Audio PerfectWave...
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HiFi Tuning Supreme 3 Fuses

March 7, 2011
HiFi Tuning Supreme 3 Fuses

Greg Weaver has posted a review of the HiFi Tuning Supreme 3 fuses ($) at Positive Feedback Online. His conclusions: The final process applied to all the Supreme3 fuses is that of a proprietary quantum level treatment. What stood out from the first was the notable enhancement in overall timbre, especially through the lower...
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Bright Star Audio IsoNodes

March 6, 2011
Bright Star Audio IsoNodes

Neil has posted a review of the Bright Star Audio IsoNodes ($20/st of four) at Adventures in High Fidelity. His conclusions: One thing that is very clear here is that Bright Star Audio IsoNodes do exactly what they say on the tin, without softening the sound in the way I have heard Sorbathane do...
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