Digital

Pathos Acoustics Converto Headphone Amplifier-DAC

October 30, 2014
Pathos Acoustics Converto Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Michael Lavorgna has posted a review of the Pathos Acoustics Converto headphone amplifier-DAC ($) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “I found that the Converto was very easy to listen to over longer sessions and enjoyed its relaxed and inviting sound. For those looking for a PCM-only DAC and headphone amp that can handle up to...
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iFi “iUSB” Conditioner

October 28, 2014
iFi “iUSB” Conditioner

Lee Scoggins has posted a review of the iFi “iUSB” Conditioner ($299) at Headphone Guru. His conclusions: “It makes sense if you think about it. Cleaning up USB level power has the same effect as a dedicated power line and a good line conditioner. All three provide the best possible foundation. As you lower...
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AURALiC VEGA DSD DAC and TAURUS Mk. II Balanced Headphone Amplifier

October 27, 2014
AURALiC VEGA DSD DAC and TAURUS Mk. II Balanced Headphone Amplifier

David W. Robinson has posted a review of the AURALiC VEGA DSD DAC ($3499) and TAURUS Mk. II Balanced headphone amplifier ($1699) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “AURALiC has certainly distinguished itself by entering these markets with products that shine with beauty, build quality, and the excellence of their sound. I have spent a...
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Sony HAP-Z1ES High Resolution Media Player

October 25, 2014
Sony HAP-Z1ES High Resolution Media Player

Dave Berriman has posted a review of the Sony HAP-Z1ES high resolution media player ($1999) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Rounding up, the HAP-Z1ES throws a curve ball on to the pitch, but may just turn out to be a game changer. At a price of £2000 it’s an audiophile bargain to boot. Though its...
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Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier and CD5005 CD Player

October 25, 2014
Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier and CD5005 CD Player

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Marantz PM5005 integrated amplifier ($499) and CD5005 CD player ($399) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “The PM5005 and CD5005 are a perfect pair. Both are extremely well made, attractive, feature packed, and amazing bargains. The PM5005 brings to the table far more than $500 worth...
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CEC TL3N CD Transport

October 23, 2014
CEC TL3N CD Transport

Paul Candy has posted a review of the CEC TL3N CD transport ($1990) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “While we wait for a simple user friendly file-based or streaming playback strategy that consistently delivers the musical goods, purchasing a decent CD transport such as the TL3N to play back one’s CD collection may not...
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North Star Design Supremo DAC

October 20, 2014
North Star Design Supremo DAC

Angelo Jasparro has posted a review of the North Star Design Supremo DAC (€3000) at Audio Activity. His conclusions: “This North Star Supremo, for 3.000,00 euros is a real deal if compared to other DACs with the same performances.- It is updated with the most advanced technologies and is produced by a firm that...
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Auralic Gemini 2000 Headphone Dock

October 19, 2014
Auralic Gemini 2000 Headphone Dock

John Grandberg has posted a review of the AURALiC Gemini 2000 headphone dock ($1999) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “It’s possible to get slightly better overall sound (not to mention more inputs and outputs) from a more traditional device such as the BMC PureDAC. But it says a lot about the Gemini 2000 that...
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Hegel H80 Integrated Amplifier and DAC

October 18, 2014
Hegel H80 Integrated Amplifier and DAC

Rene van Es has posted a review of the Hegel H80 integrated amplifier and DAC (£1300) at The Ear. His conclusions: “It must be clear to you that I really like the Hegel H80 in my smaller system. It distinguishes itself in its price range because of sound quality that reminds me of a...
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BMC PureDAC Headphone Amplifier-DAC

October 15, 2014
BMC PureDAC Headphone Amplifier-DAC

WL Low has posted a review of the BMC PureDAC headphone amplifier-DAC ($1699) at av2day. His conclusions: “The BMC was not only great with vocals, but also all kinds of music genre I played, including classical, jazz and most importantly rock and canto pop! It has the ability to transcend all kinds of musical...
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Devialet 120 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

October 14, 2014
Devialet 120 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the Devialet 120 integrated amplifier-DAC ($6500) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “The new functionality that SAM brings to the picture, along with the additional 10 watts per channel that the 120 offers is only a firmware upgrade away for existing Devialet 110 owners. Fantastic sound and drop dead...
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Centrance HiFi-M8 Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

October 13, 2014
Centrance HiFi-M8 Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Andy Norman has posted a review of the Centrance HiFi-M8 portable headphone amplifier-DAC ($699) at TNT Audio. His conclusions: “For a portable device this has a great sound and it’s very good by any standards. If I was travelling a lot and wanted something to turn my laptop into a high quality stereo to...
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Sim Audio Moon 260D Neo CD Player and 250i Neo Integrated Amplifier

October 13, 2014
Sim Audio Moon 260D Neo CD Player and 250i Neo Integrated Amplifier

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Sim Audio Moon 260D Neo CD player (£2450) and 250i Neo integrated amplifier (£1890) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The Neo series takes up exactly where the previous models left off, instils the same sense of mechanical solidity and musical trust, and delivers the same engaging and...
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Computer Audio Design CAT Music Server

October 13, 2014
Computer Audio Design CAT Music Server

Jason Kennedy has posted a review of the Computer Audio Design CAT music server (£5,300) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The CAT is obviously a superb a superb digital source and one of the finest I’ve yet encountered. It is a natural partner for the 1543, but those with high resolution streaming systems are likely...
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Yulong D200 DSD DAC

October 13, 2014
Yulong D200 DSD DAC

John Grandberg has posted a review of the Yulong D200 DSD DAC ($699) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “If you find yourself contemplating a more expensive purchase from the likes of Audiolab or even Mytek, I urge you to find some way of trying out the Yulong D200 prior. To my ears it makes a...
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Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

October 12, 2014
Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Marcusd has posted a review of the ypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo portable headphone amplifier-DAC ($549) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Thankfully the stellar build quality, excellent battery life and more than satisfactory amp and pleasing tonality of the Picollo DAC should allow it to pass the demo test for most discerning audiophiles with relative ease....
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Aqua Hifi La Scala II 24/192 NOS DAC

October 11, 2014
Aqua Hifi La Scala II 24/192 NOS DAC

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Aqua Hifi La Scala II 24/192 NOS DAC (€4890) at 6moons. His conclusions: “his Italian deck won’t do native DSD or DXD at 352.8kHz though it will surely process such data converted to 176.4kHz PCM. But what it may lack in fashion flash to keep up...
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AURALiC ARIES Digital Network Player

October 10, 2014
AURALiC ARIES Digital Network Player

Michael Lavorgna has posted a review of the AURALiC ARIES digital network player ($1599) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “In terms of sound quality, I found the Aries to better my MacBook Pro in terms of apparent noise floor, dynamics, and resolution. Add in the ability to stream up to double rate DSD via WiFi...
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Calyx M Portable Digital Audio Player

October 9, 2014
Calyx M Portable Digital Audio Player

Arlindo Borges has posted a review of the Calyx M portable digital audio player ($999) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “Overall, I have to give my full marks to Calyx Audio. Although still not without little quirks, the OS is quite stable, intuitive, and streamlined for ease of use. I’m happy to see Calyx Audio...
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Schiit Loki DSD DAC

October 8, 2014
Schiit Loki DSD DAC

Richard Barclay has posted a review of the Schiit Loki DSD DAC ($) at The Ear. His conclusions: “Based purely on sonic performance, it is very difficult to find fault in the Loki. It would certainly be a challenge to unearth a better sounding native-DSD DAC for the money, and I suspect this little...
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