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Bryston Introduces the BLP-1 Turntable

June 1, 2016
Bryston Introduces the BLP-1 Turntable

Bryston has announced the introduction of the BLP-1 turntable, a belt drive design housed within a mass-loaded chassis engineered with critical features and innovations to please vinyl enthusiasts. The Bryston BLP-1 will become available through Bryston dealers beginning July, 2016 with an MSRP of $3995 including tonearm and custom Bryston power supply. BLP-1 Tech...
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Mola Mola Kaluga Monoblock Amplifiers

June 1, 2016
Mola Mola Kaluga Monoblock Amplifiers

Peter Roth has posted a review of the Mola Mola Kaluga monoblock amplifiers ($16,500/pair) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “They may be a small instance of the monoblock category audiophiles have grown accustomed to, and they don’t weigh a ton — or even 20 pounds each. Nevertheless, they’re sonic heavyweights, and one of the...
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Quad 2812 Electrostatic Loudspeaker

June 1, 2016
Quad 2812 Electrostatic Loudspeaker

Robert E. Greene has posted a review of the Quad 2812 electrostatic loudspeaker ($11,995) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Speaker choice is a personal matter, and perhaps especially so with the Quads because of their distinctive sound and balance. But no one’s experience of audio is complete without a careful audition of this...
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Paradox Audio Cables

June 1, 2016
Paradox Audio Cables

Dominic Marsh has posted a review of the Paradox Audio cables ($1549-$2349) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “We are talking about a high end price tag here and do the cables give a high end performance to match? Well yes they did in my resident system, but whether they perform the same in your...
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GoldenEar Technology Triton Three+ Loudspeaker

June 1, 2016
GoldenEar Technology Triton Three+ Loudspeaker

Steven R. Rochlin has posted a review of the GoldenEar Technology Triton Three+ loudspeakers ($2499/pair) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “With elegant visual styling that works within even the best decors, sound quality that is by far an overachiever within its class, and plenty of deep bass for pop music and home theater,...
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Sonus Faber Venere S Loudspeaker

June 1, 2016
Sonus Faber Venere S Loudspeaker

Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the Sonus Faber Venere S loudspeakers ($4999/pair) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “With its stunning profile and attractive optional Wood finish, this shouldn’t surprise. What surprised me was that the Venere S allied that visual beauty with an involvingly vibrant and neutral sound, while offering thoroughly satisfying...
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Focal Sphear Earphones

June 1, 2016
Focal Sphear Earphones

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Focal Sphear earphones ($149) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “The Focal Sphears are exceptionally comfortable, well-designed, good-sounding earphones that I found especially enjoyable to use when listening to rock, pop, and jazz — and any other music in which groove is important. They wouldn’t be my...
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Constellation Audio Inspiration Preamplifier 1.0

June 1, 2016
Constellation Audio Inspiration Preamplifier 1.0

Aron Garrecht has posted a review of the Constellation Audio Inspiration Preamplier 1.0 ($9900) at SOundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “While it may not be the quietest preamp I’ve heard, and its operation is less than intuitive, the Inspiration Preamp 1.0 redefines what $9900 can buy in terms of transparency, refinement, sophistication, inner detail, color...
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Experience the Magic of MQA at T.H.E. Show Newport

June 1, 2016
Experience the Magic of MQA at T.H.E. Show Newport

MQA is pleased to announce its support for partners exhibiting at T.H.E Show Newport, held June 3-5, at the Hotel Irvine California. Show attendees will have the opportunity to experience MQA demonstrations with several MQA partners including: • MAI, the exclusive distributor in North America for Meridian Audio: Rooms 1248, 1249 will demonstrate Special...
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Meridian Announces New Ultra Reference DAC

June 1, 2016
Meridian Announces New Ultra Reference DAC

A combination of world firsts and innovative technologies positions the new Meridian Ultra DAC in a class of its own Meridian Audio, the undisputed pioneer of high-resolution audio, unveils the Meridian Ultra Digital to Analogue Converter. Chief Technical Officer at Meridian, Richard Hollinshead comments, “The Meridian Ultra Digital to Analogue Converter is the culmination...
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CLONES Audio Asher DAC

May 31, 2016
CLONES Audio Asher DAC

Andre Marc has posted a review of the CLONES Audio Asher DAC ($) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “If you are searching for a smartly designed and implemented DAC, that decodes all known resolutions, with built in volume control and user selectable filters, the Asher DAC should be on your very short list....
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AmpsandSound Introduces Hudson and Seneca Horn-Loaded Loudspeakers

May 31, 2016
AmpsandSound Introduces Hudson and Seneca Horn-Loaded Loudspeakers

AmpsandSound, a leading designer/manufacturer of high performance desktop personal audio headphone amplifiers, two-channel tube audio amplifiers, and horn loudspeakers, announced that their Hudson and Seneca horn-loaded loudspeakers, and Agartha headphone amplifier will be on display at the 2016 T.H.E. Show Newport in Irvine, CA, from June 3rd- June 5th, 2016. Making their official debut...
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Furutech FP-TCS31 Power Cable and FI-28/FI-38 Connectors

May 31, 2016
Furutech FP-TCS31 Power Cable and FI-28/FI-38 Connectors

Christiaan Punter has posted a review of the Furutech FP-TCS31 power cable and FI-28/FI-38 connectors at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “While less articulate and certainly more relaxed and smoother than its predecessor, the FP-TCS31 cable manages to extract more detail from recordings and sounds more powerful and more colourful, with a lager soundstage as...
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Berkeley Audio Design Announces Alpha DAC Reference Series 2

May 31, 2016
Berkeley Audio Design Announces Alpha DAC Reference Series 2

The original Alpha DAC Reference Series was a breakthrough product that reduced noise, particularly in the time domain, to levels significantly lower than any audio D to A converter previously available. The result was an immediacy and presence of music reproduction that was closer to the microphone feed than ever before. Very fine spatial...
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Acoustic Imagery ATSAH NC500 Monoblock Amplifiers

May 31, 2016
Acoustic Imagery ATSAH NC500 Monoblock Amplifiers

David Abramson has posted a review of the Acoustic Imagery ATSAH NC500 monoblock amplifiers ($1995/pair) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “No the ATSAHs are definitely not the only game in town, but they are to my eye the most streamlined and sexy value-priced implementation of Bruno’s revelatory creations. To wit, they are well-built, lightweight,...
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Parasound Halo 2.1 Integrated Amplifier

May 31, 2016
Parasound Halo 2.1 Integrated Amplifier

Greg Voth has posted a review of the Parasound Halo 2.1 integrated amplifier ($2495) at Stereo Times. Hiss conclusions: “It’s certainly a well-built piece with a very nice internal DAC, adjustable analog crossover, flexible phono stage for duty in both stereo and surround sound applications, with our without subwoofers. The Halo does sound very...
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Bel Canto Design DAC3.7

May 31, 2016
Bel Canto Design DAC3.7

Bill Wells has posted a review of the Bel Canto Design DAC3.7 ($4495) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “Through the innovative technologies designed into these products – the bar has been raised in terms of overall performance and increased listening pleasure. At the end of the day – these products collectively form a platform...
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Digital Amplifier Company King Maraschino Cherry Monoblocks

May 31, 2016
Digital Amplifier Company King Maraschino Cherry Monoblocks

Marvin Bolden has posted a review of the Digital Amplifier Company King Maraschino Cherry monoblocks ($3800/pair) at Stereo Mojo. His conclusions: “As with any component, it is important to make sure you match pieces for synergy. In my system they were great performers with speed, accuracy, balance, and swing. Just remember, soundwise they are...
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VTL TL-5.5 Series II Signature Preamplifier and S-200 Signature Power Amplifier

May 31, 2016
VTL TL-5.5 Series II Signature Preamplifier and S-200 Signature Power Amplifier

Marcin Olszewski has posted a review of the VTL TL-5.5 Series II Signature preamplifier and S-200 Signature power amplifier at Sound Rebels. His conclusions: “There are devices that have something in them, that when we switch them on, we subconsciously become addicted to them. Slowly, yet steady, we become listening junkies. And the VTL...
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Scansonic HD MB-2.5 Loudspeaker

May 31, 2016
Scansonic HD MB-2.5 Loudspeaker

Jan de Jeu has posted a review of the Scansonic HD MB-2.5 loudspeakers (€2900/pair) at The Ear. His conclusions: “The Scansonic HD MB-2.5 is a beautiful loudspeaker that elevates itself above the average for it’s price, in both industrial design and sound signature. In order to let it perform at it’s best, it is...
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Wadia DI122 Digital Audio Decoder

May 30, 2016
Wadia DI122 Digital Audio Decoder

Dan Worth has posted a review of the Wadia DI122 Digital Audio Decoder (£1499) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “With a complimentary headphone amplifier, great style and a detail rich, natural and fluid sound, I can’t see what there’s not to like about the Wadia DI122 Digital Audio Decoder.” You can read the full...
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AMG Giro Turntable and 9W2 Tonearm

May 30, 2016
AMG Giro Turntable and 9W2 Tonearm

Jack Roberts has posted a review of the AMG Giro turntable and 9W2 tonearm (together $9900) at Dagogo. His conclusions: Simply put, the AMG Giro is the best turntable I know of for less than $14,000, but the AMG V12 is simply one of the best turntables out there at any price. So AMG...
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Marantz Announces PM6006 Integrated Amplifier and CD6006 CD Player

May 30, 2016
Marantz Announces PM6006 Integrated Amplifier and CD6006 CD Player

Marantz continues its commitment to reproducing music the way musicians meant for it to be heard, bringing original sound quality into the home. To accomplish this, Marantz continuously updates its stereo collection. It now announces the new PM6006 Integrated Amplifier and CD6006 CD Player. This stereo duo is setting new standards in the mid-class...
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T.H.E. Show Newport Opens Friday, June 3, 2016

May 30, 2016
T.H.E. Show Newport Opens Friday, June 3, 2016

T.H.E. Event T.H.E. Show is a weekend of fun & entertainment for music & audio enthusiasts. 400+ Audio manufactures from around the world come to showcase their ultra high-end equipment. Hear a variety of sounds from the $500,000 stereo setup to the $500 headphones. When you’re ready for a bite, chow down on LA’s...
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The Bit Opus #1 Digital Audio Player

May 30, 2016
The Bit Opus #1 Digital Audio Player

Marcusd has posted a review of the Opus #1 digital audio player ($599) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Tonally The Bit have played things a bit safe with a very flat natural sound that doesn’t push the envelope in any specific direction but nevertheless remains very detailed with good levels of transparency and above average...
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