Accessories

Weizhi PRS-6 Power Distributor

March 3, 2011
Weizhi PRS-6 Power Distributor

Todd Whitsel has posted a review of the Weizhi PRS-6 Power Distributor ($3200) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusion: Good power products are notable for what they don't do – noticeably affect or change the sound of recording. The highest compliment to the PRS-6 I can offer is that it makes everything better by...
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Review:Stax SR-007 Omega Reference Series II Earspeakers

March 3, 2011
Review:Stax SR-007 Omega Reference Series II Earspeakers

Roy Gregory, former Editor of Hi-Fi+ and currently Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nordost, has posted a review of the Stax SR-007 Omega Reference Series II Earspeakers (£3295) at AVGuide. His conclusions: Right about now the naysayers and “everything should be free on the internet” brigade will be spluttering their outrage at...
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Acoustic System International Noise Filters

March 2, 2011
Acoustic System International  Noise Filters

Marshall Nack has posted a review of the ($12/each) at Positive Feedback Online. His conclusions: Room acoustics is the 800 lb. gorilla lurking in the corner. It is critically important, yet doesn't get a lot of airplay. As anyone who has worked on their room can attest, most likely they came away humbled by...
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Running Springs Maxim Power Line Conditioner

February 19, 2011
Running Springs Maxim Power Line Conditioner

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the Running Springs Maxim power line conditioner ($4500) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: Keep in mind a power conditioner should not affect the tonality of your system at all. You shouldn’t get deeper bass or a more extended high end. Properly implemented, a good power line conditioner and...
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Red Wine Audio Black Lightning DC Power Supply

February 19, 2011
Red Wine Audio Black Lightning DC Power Supply

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the Red Wine Black Lightning 12VDC battery power supply ($650-$1000 depending on configuration) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: A product that truly exceeds expectations In the world of high-end audio, there are a lot of snake oil vendors and precious little science and engineering, with every new widget...
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Bybee Technologies Quantum Purifiers

February 18, 2011
Bybee Technologies Quantum Purifiers

Russell Lichter has posted a review of the Bybee Technologies Quantum Purifiers at Stereo Times. His conclusions: If I have left you with a less than exact sense of what the Golden Goddess Super Effect Internal Bullets have done for my stereo, it is not for want of trying. I have reviewed other equipment...
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Cryoparts Power Strip II

February 2, 2011
Cryoparts Power Strip II

Todd Whitesel has posted a review of the Cryoparts Power Strip II ($229) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusion: The Power Strip II is a real value among the many such outlets in audio land. It makes music sound more alive without coloration or unwanted “additions.” How much of this achievement can be credited...
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Ground Disruptor Blue Dot and the Pulse Gen ZX

February 1, 2011
Ground Disruptor Blue Dot and the Pulse Gen ZX

John Hoffman has posted a review of the Ground Disruptor Blue Dot ($700) and the Pulse Gen ZX ($400) at Positive Feedback Online. His conclusions: I have added several Audio Magic power conditioning products to my system, and each device has resulted in a noticeable advancement of performance. Each Audio Magic component attacks noise...
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Synergistic Research PowerCell 10SE Mk II

January 28, 2011
Synergistic Research PowerCell 10SE Mk II

Norm Luttbeg has posted a review of the Synergistic Research PowerCell 10SE Mk II ($5000) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: I have found the original PowerCell to be the best AC device for some time now and in this review will merely compare the old and the new units. I guess I could have...
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SpectralCal CalMAN 4.1 Video Calibration Software

January 27, 2011
SpectralCal CalMAN 4.1 Video Calibration Software

Mark Vignola has posted a review of the CalMAN 4.1 calibration software ($software only $199, with X-Rite ColorMunki spectroradiometer $599) for do-it-yourself calibration of video displays and projectors at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: The CalMAN 4.1 software is undoubtedly a very powerful and sleek improvement on the previous version....
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Audience adeptResponse aR6 Power Conditioner

January 27, 2011
Audience adeptResponse aR6 Power Conditioner

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Audience adeptResponse aR6 power conditioner ($3100) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: After spending several months with the Audience adeptResponse aR6 I can safely say, without hesitation that it absolutely works as advertised. Without a doubt, the adeptResponse removed electronic hash, line noise, and created a...
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Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors

January 20, 2011
Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors

Chris Martens has posted a review of the custom-fit Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors ($999) at AVGuide. His conclusions: Recognizing that accuracy is at times an elusive goal, I would say that Ultimate Ears’ In-Ear Reference Monitor is arguably the most accurate and neutral sounding in-ear monitor Playback has tested to date, which is...
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Shunyata V-Ray V2 Power Conditioner and CX AC Cables

January 12, 2011
Shunyata V-Ray V2 Power Conditioner and CX AC Cables

Robert Harley has posted a review of the Shunyata Research V-Ray V2 power conditioner ($5000) and CX Series power cords ($1200-$3500) at AVGuide. His conclusions: With the V-Ray V2 and CX Series power cords, Shunyata has elevated what was an outstanding AC power system to what is, in my experience, the state of the...
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Furutech's GTX AC Receptacle and Cover Plate

January 4, 2011
Furutech's GTX AC Receptacle and Cover Plate

Stephen Mejias has posted a review of the Furutech’s GTX AC receptacle ($211) and wall plate ($138) at Stereophile. His conclusions: I was hoping to hear a dramatic and obvious improvement in the overall sound of my system, but I can’t say that I did, and attempting to perform extensive A/B/A comparisons would just...
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Bybee Music Rails

January 2, 2011
Bybee Music Rails

Wayne Donnelly has posted a review of the Bybee Music Rails ($TBD) at Enjoy the Music. The Bybee Music rail are components in a power supply modification to existing components. A very interesting concept. Here are Wayne’s conclusions: down to is that the system is simply more compelling to listen to. Reviewers often try...
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Shunyata Power Cables and Conditioners

December 20, 2010
Shunyata Power Cables and Conditioners

Art Dudley has posted reviews of Shunyata Black Mamba CX Power Snake AC cords ($595 each), a Hydra V-Ray eight-outlet power distributor ($4995), and a specially terminated Black Mamba HC power cables ($750) in his latest Listening column at Stereophile. Some of his observations: "Winterlong" and "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere," from Neil Young...
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UltraBit Platinum-Plus CD Treatment and CleanDisc

December 20, 2010
UltraBit Platinum-Plus CD Treatment and CleanDisc

Ed Momkus has posted a review of the UltraBit Platinum-Plus CD treatment ($65) and the CleanDisc disc cleaner ($16) at Dagogo. The manufacturer descibes the products as follows: UltraBit Platinum-Plus™ is an mostly an optical Impedance Matching treatment for all laser-read media and its cleaning properties are incidental whereas CleanDisc is strictly a laser-read...
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Silent Running Audio Craz² Equipment Rack

December 15, 2010
Silent Running Audio Craz² Equipment Rack

Marc Mickelson has posted a review of the Review:Silent Running Audio Craz² Equipment Rack (starting at $11,500) at The Audio Beat. Some of his observations: The magnitude of the sonic gains for which it is responsible means it becomes an indispensable piece of an audio system — just like those that have drivers, tubes...
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AudioPrism Ground Control Grounding Cables

December 15, 2010
AudioPrism Ground Control Grounding Cables

Doug Blackburn has posted a review of the AudioPrism Ground Control Grounding Cables ($150/pair) at Ultra Audio. His conclusions: There are many positive comments out there about AudioPrism’s Ground Controls, from reviewers and others who have already experienced them. My system, however, didn’t benefit from them, nor did a very different system. The Ground...
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Synergistic Research Acoustic ART Tuning Bowls

December 1, 2010
Synergistic Research Acoustic ART Tuning Bowls

Wayne Donnelly has posted a review of the Synergistic Research Acoustic ART (Analogue Room Treatment) system ($300-$1500 each) at Superior Audio. His conclusions: All of this improvement comes at a price, of course, and in my case the price is higher than usual. My two extra Magnetrons and one extra Bass Station take the...
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StillPoints Ultra SS Isolation Feet

November 16, 2010
StillPoints Ultra SS Isolation Feet

Norm Luttbeg has posted a review of the StillPoints Ultra SS (stainless steel) isolation feet ($225/each) at Stereo Times. Here is a sample: I have since gotten a total of 27 Ultra SSs. From the very beginning what you hear is greater clarity, detail, and speed. The music becomes effortless. The addition isolation to...
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Acapella Audio Isolation Products

November 15, 2010
Acapella Audio Isolation Products

Marshall Nackhas posted a review Acapella Audio’s Fondato Silenzio Isolation Platform ($2400–$3900 ), Speed Block ($1600) and Couplers ($105–$560/set). His conclusions: I thought I had finally gotten rid of those major gremlins glare and brightness with the acquisition of a pair of Vibraplane ELpFs. No doubt they made huge strides, but I found out...
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Acoustic Revive’s RAS-14 A/C Stabilizer

November 1, 2010
Acoustic Revive’s RAS-14 A/C Stabilizer

Mike Silverton has posted a review of the Acoustic Revive’s RAS-14 A/C Stabilizer ($1095) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: It’s not feasible to pull these devices, listen to the system without them, and reinstate them for another listen, no less do it “blind,” in as short a time as a valid a/b comparison requires....
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Weizhi Audio PRS-6 Power Distributor

November 1, 2010
Weizhi Audio  PRS-6 Power Distributor

Ryan Coleman has posted a review of the Weizhi Audio PRS-6 Power Distributor ($3200) at Positive Feedback Online. His conclusions: Beyond dynamics, I am listening for two things in a conditioner: noise floor and tone. Noise floor is one side of the coin; the other side being identified as "micro-detail," for when you're speaking...
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HiFi-Tuning US-Gold² Fuses

October 14, 2010
HiFi-Tuning US-Gold² Fuses

Myles Astor has posted a review of the HiFi-Tuning US-Gold² audiophile fuses ($39) at Positive Feedback Online. His conclusions: So all technicalities aside, do the HiFi-Tuning fuses make a difference? Absolutely! Furthermore, the higher the system's resolution capabilities, the greater the benefit! Take "Black Coffee" from the 15-ips/2-track Jacqui Naylor tape the number one...
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