Analog

Sentec EQ11 Phono Preamplifier

October 26, 2014
Sentec EQ11 Phono Preamplifier

Herb Reichert has posted a review of the Sentec EQ11 phono preamplifier ($2500) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “When I switched from the Sentec’s RIAA curve to its Columbia LP curve, I smiled and nodded my thanks. The sound wasn’t radically different—just enough to make every note more relaxed, open, and distinctly colorful. Weight and...
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Einstein The Pickup Phono Cartridge

October 23, 2014
Einstein The Pickup Phono Cartridge

Danny Kaey has posted a review of the Einstein The Pickup phono cartridge ($8500) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “EINSTEIN makes some very fine products that sound every bit as much as the way they look, with great dynamics, fine resolution, superior soundstage recovery and just plain old jamming sound. You want to search...
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Clearaudio Ovation Turntable and Clarify Tonearm

October 22, 2014
Clearaudio Ovation Turntable and Clarify Tonearm

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Clearaudio Ovation turntable and Clarify tonearm (together, £4360). Their conclusions: “The Ovation’s even-handed neutrality will undoubtedly win it many new friends. The ‘magnetic bearing’ Clarify arm is clearly a good partner for the deck and together they form an impressive package. ” You...
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TechDAS Air Force One Turnatble

October 22, 2014
TechDAS Air Force One Turnatble

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the TechDAS Air Force One turntable (£75,000). Their conclusions: “Irrespective of arm or cartridge used, the Air Force One is a peerless platform for vinyl. It is the most revealing analogue source we have ever heard bar the best examples of open-reel tape.” You...
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Euro Audio Team E-Go Tonearm

October 22, 2014
Euro Audio Team E-Go Tonearm

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Euro Audio Team E-Go tonearm (£6300). Their conclusions: “EAT’s version of the Graham tonearm is as genuinely a ‘high-end’ purchase as one could make, bristling with clever details and sounding gorgeous. Best of all, it’s a unipivot free of masochism.” You can read...
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Lyra Delos Phono Cartridge

October 22, 2014
Lyra Delos Phono Cartridge

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Lyra Delos phono cartridge (£900). Their conclusions: “The Lyra Delos has abilities that transcend its price point. Technically brilliant and musically accomplished, it does everything you could reasonably expect of it, and more. Indeed it is so good that it may make prospective...
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Linn Kandid Phono Cartridge

October 22, 2014
Linn Kandid Phono Cartridge

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Linn Kandid phono cartridge (£2960). Their conclusions: “The new Kandid betters Linn’s Akiva across the board, bringing greater insight and grip while improving still further on its musicality. Recordings appear in pin-sharp focus, yet the cartridge seems to ‘enjoy itself immensely’ while doing...
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Acoustic Solid Wood MPX Turntable

October 21, 2014
Acoustic Solid Wood MPX Turntable

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Acoustic Solid Wood MPX turntable (£2075). Their conclusions: “The Acoustic Solid Wood MPX certainly adheres to the high-mass ethos but its overall construction is superb. Easy to set up and a joy to listen to, the deck simply lets its precision engineering take...
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Simaudio MOON Evolution 610LP Phono Stage

October 21, 2014
Simaudio MOON Evolution 610LP Phono Stage

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the Simaudio MOON Evolution 610LP phono stage ($7500) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “Simaudio’s MOON Evolution 610LP phonostage is a fantastic addition to an analog system, offering an incredibly high price to performance ratio for the analog enthusiast that wants a cost no object phonostage in a single...
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Van Alstine Vision Phono Preamplifier

October 21, 2014
Van Alstine Vision Phono Preamplifier

Jeff Dogay has posted a review of the Van Alstine Vision phono preamplifier ($599) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “Though famous for his tube designs, Frank Van Alstine is no slouch with solid state either. With passive EQ and no coupling capacitors, this American made phonostage offers no frills high performance. And MC owners take...
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Pure Audio Phono Preamplifier

October 17, 2014
Pure Audio Phono Preamplifier

Jason Kennedy has posted a review of the Pure Audio phono preamplifier (£3295) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “This is the first Pure Audio product I’ve heard and I have to say I’m impressed. It offers a degree of transparency that is rare at any price and adds further fuel to the ‘vinyl rules’ fire....
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Zontek Turntable and Linnart P1 Phono Stage

October 16, 2014
Zontek Turntable and Linnart P1 Phono Stage

Marek Dyba has posted a review of the Zontek turntable (~€2500) and Linnart P1 phono stage (~€3690) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “I would order Zontek most likely with two tonearms – one with Miyajima, but the other for my absolute favorite among cartridges – Air Tight PC-3. Linnart is not the only Polish...
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Rega RP10 Turntable

October 14, 2014
Rega RP10 Turntable

Jason Kennedy has posted a review of the Rega RP10 turntable (£2998) at The Ear. His conclusions: “It may require a number of visits to audiophiles anonymous to get over this turntable. I have been using it for a few months now and it continues to enthrall with every good record I put on....
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Transfiguration Proteus MC Phono Cartridge

October 9, 2014
Transfiguration Proteus MC Phono Cartridge

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the Transfiguration Proteus MC phono cartridge ($6000) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “As is happening with loudspeakers, I think that with the latest generation of cartridges we’re reaching a new high level of observationally linear cartridge performance in which the very best models sound more similar to than...
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Transrotor Dark Star Silver Shadow Turntable

October 6, 2014
Transrotor Dark Star Silver Shadow Turntable

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Transrotor Dark Star Silver Shadow turntable (~$6150) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “All it takes is to ease up a bit and approach the act of listening without audiophile-like expectations. Listening, rather than auditioning. That gives the Silver Shadow a chance to enchant us with...
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AMG 9W2 Tonearm

October 3, 2014
AMG 9W2 Tonearm

Art Dudley has posted a review of the AMG 9W2 tonearm ($3500) in his Listening column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “And the AMG 9W2 tonearm? It’s the first Linn-friendly arm I’ve heard that has made me stop sobbing about the demise of the Naim Aro: a considerable feat.” You can read the full review...
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Emotiva XPS-1 Phono Preamplifier

October 2, 2014
Emotiva XPS-1 Phono Preamplifier

Jim Clements has posted a review of the Emotiva XPS-1 phono preamplifier ($149) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Well, there you have it. A $149 phono stage with all the flexibility one could ask for. So of course it isn’t going to sound very good, right? Well not so...
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Rogers High Fidelity PA-1A Phono Preamplifier

October 2, 2014
Rogers High Fidelity PA-1A Phono Preamplifier

Greg Petan has posted a review of the Rogers High Fidelity PA-1A phono preamplifier ($7000) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “Despite a very short time with the PA-1A, I quickly went from having a crush, a syndrome I am susceptible to when getting new gear, to falling in love in a very short three weeks....
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Zanden Audio Systems 120 Phono Stage

October 1, 2014
Zanden Audio Systems 120 Phono Stage

Garrett Hongo has posted a review of the Zanden Audio Systems 120 phono stage ($7500) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “With its Model 120, Zanden Audio Systems has seriously increased the opportunities for listening pleasure among those of us who collect LPs on many labels from various periods. The 120 returns to circulation albums...
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Jasmine Audio Tiger Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

September 28, 2014
Jasmine Audio Tiger Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

Gary Lea has posted a review of the Jasmine AudioTiger moving coil cartridge ($1295) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “If you are in the market for a really lovely cartridge and you are not looking for the last word in ultra neutrality and analytics (think Lyra) then you owe it to yourself to take...
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