Ayon Sigma DAC premium
Tube Seduction with technical precision
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UpTone Audio USB Regen premium
Interesting plug and play USB tweak
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Artesania Aire Floor Platform premium
These sophisticated platforms do not merely add the last nth of quality, they actually transform the sound, in a musically meaningful manner.
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Meridian Ultra DAC premium
Meridian's DACs were usually assigned a number such as 606, 563 and 818. And now there is the Ultra DAC. Purely on appearance it is hard to see the differences with the 818 but soundwise it is immediately clear that this DAC deserves more than just another number.
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19 September 2016
Exogal Comet premium
Exogal - Out of this Galaxy?
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4 September 2016
Wooden Bull Turntable Mat premium
Technics SL1210, Technics SL-7, Pioneer SL-L1000, Yamaha PX-2, Avid Volvere, Linn LP12 and Thorens TD160MKII.
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Conrad Johnson CT5 tube preamp premium
Smooth and natural sounding charmer with great dynamics
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Wadia 521 DAC premium
The 521 is the last DAC made by the Wadia team prior to the take over by Fine Sounds in 2011
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AvantGarde Uno G2 with Ayon, Viva and VAIC amps premium
Highly revealing speakers that are capable of pure magic when matched with the right cables and electronics
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Furutech FP-TCS31 power cable and FI-28/FI-38 connectors premium
Updated versions for the famous Alpha 3 cable and FI25 and FI35 connectors
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16 May 2016
Current Main HFA Audio Setup premium
Above: main setup after I decided to set the turntables and associated preamps aside for the time being. The Leema DAC on top of the middle rack was only over for review. Components: Apogee Diva Magnetostatic Speakers. Fully refurbished (new foils, new front covers, new wiring and new crossovers) Jeff Rowland Coherence II Battery Powered Preamp […]
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ASI Liveline Speaker Cables premium
The LiveLine cables combine solid-core copper conductors for the hot run and solid-core silver for the return. Added are 2mm splices of the five resonator alloys to all ends.
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16 May 2016
HFA Audio Setup History 20 – Secondary Setup – March 2016 to May 2016 premium
After completing the wall construction work, my new setup lasted only 3 months… On the right is the new wall that I extended by closing the hallway, thereby creating a longer wall. This way I could set up the equipment sideways, creating more floor real estate in the process, which was my wish. Later I […]
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16 May 2016
Current Secondary HFA Audio Setup premium
Martin Logans, like any dipole speaker, need lots of space around them. The listening section of my secondary listening room is only 4 meters wide, but with careful positioning of the speakers I have been able to get excellent bass out of them with seemingly ruler-flat response, much better in that respect than in the […]
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Metrum Pavane premium
Non Oversampling DAC with a clever design
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Musings on Munich High End 2016 premium
This is the first time I write about Munich High End. As always I tend to write about what interests me personally, so please don’t consider the below to be a complete cross-section of the complete exhibition, or even an unbiased report, although I do try…:-) 2016 marks my second visit and once again I enjoyed […]
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ROON Part 5 – Roon and Meridian premium
Roon versus Sooloos - using Meridian DSP 5200 speakers, Meridian 818v3 Reference Audio Core and a Wadia 521 DAC
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Meridian 818v3 – MC200 – DSP 5200 SE premium
For the first time, there are a pair of active Meridian DSP speakers in my listening room, along with an 818v3 Reference Audio Core and a Media Core 200. This makes for some very interesting comparisons.
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