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Heed Orbit 2 Turntable Power Supply

September 21, 2014
Heed Orbit 2 Turntable Power Supply

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Heed Orbit 2 turntable power supply (£350) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “Heed’s Orbit 2 will set you back £350 in the UK. At that price the level of fundamental musical improvement on offer makes it a no-brainer. Now consider this: If it does all...
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Sutherland Engineering Insight Phono Preamplifier

September 20, 2014
Sutherland Engineering Insight Phono Preamplifier

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the Sutherland Engineering Insight phono preamplifier ($1399) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The Insight is easy to recommend at $1399, but if you have a chance, you should compare it to Musical Fidelity’s M1ViNL ($1199). Though the Insight offers greater dynamic thrust and slightly more transparency, and the...
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Ortofon 2M Black Phono Cartridge

September 3, 2014
Ortofon 2M Black Phono Cartridge

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the Ortofon’s 2M Black phono cartridge ($719) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “This cartridge does not enhance, embellish or color the midrange in a way some other designs can. It proves an incredibly good mate for the Decware phonostage, which is a few drops on the warm side...
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U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable

September 2, 2014
U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable

Thom Moon has posted a review of the U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus turntable ($299) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “American ingenuity strikes again! U-Turn Audio’s Orbit Plus is a fabulous effort for a new startup, and worthy of consideration by anyone who wants a good, very basic, but very capable turntable for getting back...
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Boulder 1008 Phono Preamplifier

August 27, 2014
Boulder 1008 Phono Preamplifier

Angelo Jasparro has posted a review of the Boulder 1008 phono preamplifier (€14,000) at Audio Activity. His conclusions: “What else can I say? Well, while I was listening to music with the 1008 I was trying to imagine its positioning on my rack and how to connect it at best with my system and...
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47 Laboratory’s Model 4730 Midnight Blue Stereo FM Tuner

August 27, 2014
47 Laboratory’s Model 4730 Midnight Blue Stereo FM Tuner

Art Dudley has posted a review of the 47 Laboratory’s Model 4730 Midnight Blue stereo FM tuner ($1500) in his Listening column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Yes, everything distorts, and different things present different kinds of distortion. To accept or even embrace distortion is not to love it, but rather to understand that the...
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Bob’s Devices CineMag1131 and Sky 30 Step Up Transformers

August 24, 2014
Bob’s Devices CineMag1131 and Sky 30 Step Up Transformers

Lewis Dardick has posted a review of the Bob’s Devices CineMag 1131 ($1195) and Sky 30 ($1250) step up transformers at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “One thing I know though is that I can wholeheartedly recommend both the Bob Devices 1131 and the Sky 30 to at least try in your system. They both...
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Black Pearls Audio Aquarius Phono Stage

August 22, 2014
Black Pearls Audio Aquarius Phono Stage

Stephæn has posted a review of the Black Pearls Audio Aquarius phono stage (€1500) at 6moons. His conclusions: “I think it’s fair to say that with the Aquarius, Black Pearls Audio have added a solid performer to their line-up, so much so that I intend to make it my new reference. Building a phono...
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Constellation Audio Perseus Phono Preamplifier

August 22, 2014
Constellation Audio Perseus Phono Preamplifier

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Constellation Audio Perseus phono preamplifier (£27,500) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Half way through the review, a thought struck me about the Constellation Audio Perseus, the people behind the Constellation Audio Perseus, and the people who will buy the Constellation Audio Perseus. That thought was, ‘second best...
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Dynavector P75 Mk3 Phono Preamplifier

August 21, 2014
Dynavector P75 Mk3 Phono Preamplifier

Michael Wong has posted a review of the Dynavector P75 Mk3 phono preamplifier ($895) at AudioEnz. His conclusions: “A good music playback system is like a time machine, enabling the listener take a trip into the past through musical events. The P75 plays its part in achieving this with ease and greater grace than...
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Phasemation EA-1 II Phono Preamplifier

August 21, 2014
Phasemation EA-1 II Phono Preamplifier

Marcin Olszewski has posted a review of the Phasemation EA-1 II phono preamplifier (~€11,000) at Sound Rebels. His conclusions: “The refinement and trademark ethereality of this phonostage showed, that High-End is very differentiated, and on the level presented by this device the differences between products are of purely esthetic value – those are defined...
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Transfiguration Phoenix S Phono Cartridge

August 15, 2014
Transfiguration Phoenix S Phono Cartridge

Garrett Hongo has posted a review of the Transfiguration Phoenix S phono cartridge ($4250) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “The Transfiguration Phoenix S is an excellent cartridge with a neutral tonal balance. It is highly resolving, and capable of fine extension, startlingly dramatic and sensitive dynamic shadings, and superior detail. After being at first...
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Rega RP10 Turntable

August 14, 2014
Rega RP10 Turntable

Jason Kennedy has posted a review of the Rega RP10 turntable ($5495) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “There is no record player that times better than the RP10 with Apheta cartridge, and few that reveal as much detail or have the same dynamic range. I have been reviewing turntables for nearly 30 years,...
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Parasound JC 3+ Phono Preamplifier

August 13, 2014
Parasound JC 3+ Phono Preamplifier

Neil Gader has posted a review of the Parasound JC 3+ phono preamplifier ($2995) at the Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Original or new and improved? There are no wrong answers. But choosing one or the other comes down to two issues. For those with stable analog rigs who assiduously avoid the cartridge-of-the-week hunt—the obvious...
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Manley Chinook Phono Stage

August 12, 2014
Manley Chinook Phono Stage

Mark Pearson has posted a review of the Manley Chinook phono stage ($2250) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “To think that the Manley Chinook is designed and built in the U.S. at the level of quality and sophistication that it possesses and retails for $2,250 is something of a minor miracle in this day...
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Musical Paradise MP-P1 Phono Premplifier

August 10, 2014
Musical Paradise MP-P1 Phono Premplifier

Noam Bronstein has posted a review of the Musical Paradise MP-P1 phono premplifier ($599) at Wall of Sound. His conclusions: “What I can say is this. Bone stock, this phono performs beautifully in both its’ MM and MC modes. The sound is full-bodied, natural, and highly detailed without being fatiguing. Differences in the sonic...
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Charisma Audio MC-1 Phono Cartridge

August 9, 2014
Charisma Audio MC-1 Phono Cartridge

Mark Morris has posted a review of the Charisma Audio MC-1 phono cartridge ($1095) at Wall of Sound. His conclusions: “That said, I wouldn’t at all be surprised that this cartridge, if Charisma Audio can supply enough, and maintain the price, will come to be seen as something of an audio bargain, especially for...
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Balanced Audio Technology VK-P6 Phono Preamplifier

August 7, 2014
Balanced Audio Technology VK-P6 Phono Preamplifier

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the Balanced Audio Technology VK-P6 phono preamplifier ($6999) at AnalogPlanet. His conclusions: “The BAT VK-P6 gives you a luxury ride at a relatively low price. It’s build quality is high (it weighs 35 pounds), its sonics are rich and fully fleshed out and the pictures it paints...
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AMG Viella 12 Turntable and Arm

August 3, 2014
AMG Viella 12 Turntable and Arm

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the AMG Viella 12 turntable and arm (£11,250) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Of course, when you couple a world-class tonearm with a turntable capable of outstanding performance in its own right, and is a perfect match for that arm, everything suddenly takes on a higher order of...
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Sutherland 20/20 and DUO Phono Preamplifiers

August 2, 2014
Sutherland 20/20 and DUO Phono Preamplifiers

Jerry Seigel has posted a review of the Sutherland 20/20 ($2199) and DUO ($4000) phone preamplifiers at 10 Audio. His conclusions: “The Sutherland 20/20 and DUO are very good phono stages. Either could – and did – provide enjoyable listening for a long time. The DUO offers improvement in linearity and naturalness and is...
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