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Phasemation HD-7A192 DAC

September 14, 2014
Phasemation HD-7A192 DAC

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Phasemation HD-7A192 DAC (~€4000) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Using it Phasemation designed a D/A Converter that offers a higher quality sound based on 16/44 signal from a CD than on HD signal delivered via USB input. The latter offers very good quality, sound...
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Questyle CMA800R Headphone Amplifier-DAC

September 13, 2014
Questyle CMA800R Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Marek Dyba has posted a review of the Questyle CMA800R headphone amplifier-DAC (€1499) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “A single CMA800R is a damn good headphone amplifier, one of few best I had a chance to listen to so far. It offers an amazingly clear, transparent sound, detailed, resolving and fast. But at the...
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Pro-Ject CD BOX RS CD Player and PRE BOX RS DAC

September 13, 2014
Pro-Ject CD BOX RS CD Player and PRE BOX RS DAC

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Pro-Ject CD BOX RS CD player (~€1100) and PRE BOX RS DAC (~€1300) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “We get a system that on the one hand is terribly old-fashioned, because the CD is today synonymous with backwardness, but on the other is extremely modern, thanks...
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AURALiC ARIES Music Server

September 12, 2014
AURALiC ARIES Music Server

John Darko has posted a review of the AURALiC ARIES music server ($1599) at 6moons. His conclusions: “The Aries’ appeal will likely widen as Android and iPhone apps come online. Once Windows and Mac clients hit the ground, WiFi can be dispensed with altogether (opening the door for possible use by our publisher). Look...
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AURALiC Gemini 2000 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

September 9, 2014
AURALiC Gemini 2000 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Audiohead has posted a review of the AURALiC Gemini 2000 headphone amplifier-DAC ($1999) at audiohead.com. His conclusions: “It’s the all-in-one-lover’s all-in-one . The Gemini cleans up the extremities and puts the entire headphone listening experience in the footprint of a coaster. It makes an excellent compliment to any swinging desktop and is an end-to-end...
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Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Reference Series

September 9, 2014
Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Reference Series

Chris Connaker has posted a review of the Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Reference Series ($16,000) at Computer Audiophile. His conclusions: “The Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Reference Series is a DAC for the ages. Delicacy, detail, and unparalleled transparency are hallmarks of the RS. Reproducing soft yet present background instruments as clearly as...
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MartinLogan Crescendo All-in-One Music Player

September 8, 2014
MartinLogan Crescendo All-in-One Music Player

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the MartinLogan Crescendo all-in-one music player ($895) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “Though the MartinLogan Crescendo has a winning combination of sound quality, build quality and ease of use, it’s a truly fun experience. Thanks to its wide range of connectivity, anyone can plug in, whether literally or...
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Cary DAC-100t Tube DAC

September 8, 2014
Cary DAC-100t Tube DAC

Scot Hull has posted a review of the Cary DAC-100t tube DAC ($) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “While a lack of DSD support at this price point might not make the Cary DAC-100t the right fit for everyone, it does carve out a space for itself for those who prefer a more analog...
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Arcam FMJ A19 and airDAC

September 7, 2014
Arcam FMJ A19 and airDAC

Spencer Holbert has posted a review of the Arcam FMJ A19 ($999) and airDAC ($699) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “With regard to sound quality, $999 buys you a musical, involving presentation with above-price-point performance in imaging. At 50W into 8 ohms and 90W into 4 ohms, the Arcam has plenty of power...
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exaSound Audio Design e22 DAC

September 7, 2014
exaSound Audio Design e22 DAC

Steven Plaskin has posted a review of the exaSound Audio Design e22 DAC ($3499) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “George Klissarov and his design team at exaSound deserve some major accolades for the creation of the e22 DAC and associated software. exaSound has looked at the total picture of integration of computer and DAC to...
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Chord Hugo Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

September 5, 2014
Chord Hugo Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Paul Messenger has posted a review of the Chord Hugo portable headphone amplifier-DAC (1400) at Hi-Fi Critic. His conclusions: “The unique collection of features combined in this unit make any sort of comparative assessment virtually impossible. While I suspect some less costly DACs can get quite close, it’s hard to imagine one that sounds...
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Peachtree Nova 125SE Integrated Amplifier-DAC

September 4, 2014
Peachtree Nova 125SE Integrated Amplifier-DAC

John Darko has posted a review of the Peachtree Nova 125SE integrated amplifier-DAC ($149) at Digital Audio Review. His conclusions: “With looks set to stun the Nova 125 SE will likely enjoy solid sales numbers irrespective of how it compares to the competition. Looks are what draws more aesthetically minded folk nearer, making the...
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Emotiva ERC-3 Reference CD Player/Digital Transport

September 4, 2014
Emotiva ERC-3 Reference CD Player/Digital Transport

Sean Latham has posted a review of the Emotiva ERC-3 Reference CD player/digital transport ($399) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “If you have a large CD collection, and still appreciate being intentional and methodical about your music, at $399 direct pricing, this is a steal. Offering world-class build quality...
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Chord Chordette Qute EX DAC

September 3, 2014
Chord Chordette Qute EX DAC

Sujesh Pavithran has posted a review of the Chord Chordette Qute HD DAC (£1195) at audiofi.net. His conclusions: “If you’re shopping around this price range, the Chordette Qute EX is a must-try component… whether to rejuvenate an ageing system or avail yourself of some state-of-the-art computer audio technology. Built to last, it could well...
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Lindemann Audio musicbook:15 DSD DAC

September 3, 2014
Lindemann Audio musicbook:15 DSD DAC

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Lindemann Audio musicbook:15 DSD DAC () at 6moons. His conclusions: “If you spend 8 hours a day on a desk, the Lindemann would make for a top-notch all-in-one solution. Ditto as nightstand system. Add portable source with a digital output. Call it a day or night....
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Aurender W20 Music Server

September 3, 2014
Aurender W20 Music Server

Peter Roth Has posted a review of the Aurender W20 music server ($17,200) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “With the Aurender W20, TVLogic has taken the heavy lifting out of computer audio. One needn’t worry about choices of software or hardware, configuration protocols, parasitic electrical noise, or ground-loop effects. Like the top-flight CD players...
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Denon DA-300USB USB DAC

September 2, 2014
Denon DA-300USB USB DAC

Myron Ho has posted a review of the Denon DA-300USB USB DAC ($499) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “The Denon DA-300USB fills a unique void in the world of DACs. While being larger than the many thumb-drive-style USB DACs, it is still small enough and light enough to fit in any small compartment of a...
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Resonessence Labs Concero HD DAC and Concero HP Headphone Amplifier

September 2, 2014
Resonessence Labs Concero HD DAC and Concero HP Headphone Amplifier

Tim Smith has posted a review of the Resonessence Labs Concero HD DAC ($850) and Concero HP headphone amplifier ($850) at Wall of Sound. His conclusions: “In sum, most audiophiles would be perfectly content with the Concero HD, and nothing but the Concero HD, in their main rig. It’s that good. Likewise, the Concero...
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Musical Fidelity V90 DAC

September 1, 2014
Musical Fidelity V90 DAC

Dave Berriman has posted a review of the Musical Fidelity V90 DAC (£199) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “So, whether you are a new-comer wishing to dip a toe in the murky waters of USB audio, or a seasoned silver spinner, the V-90 DAC will prove to be ideal. Apart from its rewarding high res....
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Astin Trew Concord DAC 1 DAC

September 1, 2014
Astin Trew Concord DAC 1 DAC

Jason Kennedy has posted a review of the Astin Trew Concord DAC 1 DAC () at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “” You can read the full review here.
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