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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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DSA Phono II Phono Preamplifier

August 2, 2014
DSA Phono II Phono Preamplifier

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the DSA Phono II phono preamplifier ($12,000) at AnalogPlanet. His conclusions: “I’ll conclude here with what I wrote in Stereophile: “The DSA Phono II was an accomplished performer: tonally neutral, fast, well extended, transparent, superclean, ultradynamic, and superbly detailed. Its top-end performance was addictively open and transparent,...
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VPI Industries Nomad Turntable

August 1, 2014
VPI Industries Nomad Turntable

Enjoy the Music has posted a round-robin review of the VPI Nomad turntable ($999). The consensus: “It is time for you to discover what we high-end types have known for decades. If you want to be true to your music, you should consider getting a turntable. The VPI Nomad is great for those on...
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Well Tempered Amadeus Mk.II Turntable

July 31, 2014
Well Tempered Amadeus Mk.II Turntable

Art Dudley has posted a review Well Tempered Amadeus Mk.II turntable ($2800) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “For the Amadeus Mk.II—and for all other turntables they currently offer—Well Tempered Lab offers an optional premium power supply called the DPS ($400). This nice-looking outboard box, more or less the size of a small meat loaf, has...
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Reite Audio PS-1 MC Phono Preamplifier and PSU-1 Power Supply

July 31, 2014
Reite Audio PS-1 MC Phono Preamplifier and PSU-1 Power Supply

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the Reite Audio PS-1 MC phono preamplifier ($3900) and PSU-1 power supply ($1900) at AnalogPlanet. His conclusions: “So here’s what I conclude: Reite Audio designer Bob Reite is an extremely talented designer. Using mostly modest quality parts housed in generic, flimsy folded sheet metal chassis, he’s produced...
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Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable

July 25, 2014
Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB turntable ($250) at AnalogPlanet. His conclusions: “The AT-LP120-USB is extremely well made, packaged and presented equally well, including excellent instructions for both vinyl playback and computer interface, and with its generous accessories should make casual vinyl spinners very happy with their purchase.” You...
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Ikeda Sound Lab 9 TS Moving Coil Cartridge

July 24, 2014
Ikeda Sound Lab 9 TS Moving Coil Cartridge

Panagiotis Karavitis has posted a review of the Ikeda Sound Lab 9 TS Moving Coil cartridge ($2800) at Confessions of a Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “Back in the days of vinyl glory Ikeda and Fidelity Research built reputations for low distortion, natural sounding cartridges. The humble PMC-1 did not make a bad impression playing...
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Kiseki N.O.S. Purpleheart Phono Cartridge

July 24, 2014
Kiseki N.O.S. Purpleheart Phono Cartridge

Domenico Pizzamiglio has posted a review of the Kiseki N.O.S. Purpleheart phono cartridge at Audio Activity. His conclusions: “Some people may think that all the cartridges I have tested lately were fine. Well yes, it is very hard to express with words what ears hear. It is also true that all the prices are...
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TechDAS Titanium Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

July 21, 2014
TechDAS Titanium Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

Ken Kessler has posted a review of the TechDAS Titanium moving coil phono cartridge (£8750) at Hi-Fi News and Record Review. His conclusions: “If a division exists between classic moving-coils such as Koetsus and Denons versus the 21st century school, TechDAS’s TDC01 Ti decisively falls under the later heading. It is super-precise, ear-opening detaiiled...
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Clearaudio Performance DC Turntable

July 21, 2014
Clearaudio Performance DC Turntable

Chris Beeching has posted a review of the Clearaudio Performance DC turntable (£2495 including cartridge) at The Ear. His conclusions: “So, after a couple of months in my system, does this Clearaudio combo have any failings? Well, setting up, to get the very best out of it can take some time and care, but...
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