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Tidal Contriva Diacera SE Loudspeaker Review

August 10, 2010
Tidal Contriva Diacera SE Loudspeaker Review

Marc Mickelson has posted a review of the Tidal Contriva Diacera SE loudspeakers ($58,200/pair) at The Audio Beat. Here is an excerpt: I have only praise for this quality of the speakers — no matter what is responsible for it. Ease and resolution are often at odds in lesser audio components, with one reducing...
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Steinmusic H2 Harmonizer, Magic Stones and E-Pads

July 29, 2010
Steinmusic H2 Harmonizer, Magic Stones and E-Pads

You may remember that I first reported on these products at AXPONA in March. You can read my impressions here. Well, StereoTimes has posted an in-depth review of them. Here is an excerpt: In a word, ASTONISHING! I've a single H2B and two H2As (set at an Intensity level of 11 o'clock as recommended)...
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Lamm LL1 Signature Stereo Tube Preamplifier

July 8, 2010
Lamm LL1 Signature Stereo Tube Preamplifier

John E. Johnson, Jr. has posted a not surprising rave review of the Lamm LL1 Signature preamplifier ($42,690) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, along with a full suite of measurements. He concluded: I am not sure how to impart my true feelings about this product. It is difficult to do this...
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Marantz SA-KI Pearl Reference SACD Player

June 29, 2010
Marantz SA-KI Pearl Reference SACD Player

Robert Kozel has posted a review of the Marantz SA-KI Pearl Reference SACD player ($3000), including a full suite of measurements, at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. While the review was glowing, I was somewhat surprised at the penultimate sentence of the summary: From a price and performance perspective, you should also...
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Weiss Engineering DAC202

June 18, 2010
Weiss Engineering DAC202

Chris Connaker has posted a very favorable review of the new DAC202 firewire digital to analog converter ($6,670) at The Computer Audiophile. His conclusions: Back to the hovering question. Are we there yet? The combination of a good Windows 7 or Mac server and the Weiss Engineering DAC202 is enough to transport anyone into...
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Lamm LL2.1 Preamplifier

May 10, 2010

John E. Johnson, Jr. has posted a review of the Lamm LL2.1 preamplifer ($5,990), along with a full suite of measurements, at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: In absolute terms, $6,000 for a preamplifier seems like a lot of money, and it is. But, I paid almost $3 for a...
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JVC DLA-HD350

June 19, 2009
JVC DLA-HD350

David Birch-Jones has just a review of the JVC DLA-HD350 projector ($4,500) at The Perfect Vision. You can read it here Unfortunately, it is not a very comprehensive review though it does give an inkling that this could be a good choice for a more affordable projector. Certainly if history is any guide, it...
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