SW1X DAC 2 premium
Sweetly seductive and lively dynamic in equal measure Review sample kindly supplied by SW1X Audio Retail price: £2500 (approx 2725 euro) For review this time I had no less than 3 DACs from the same manufacturer. SW1X take unique approaches to achieve great sound, and instead of sticking with any one solution, they seek the […]
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SW1X DAC 1 premium
Highly communicative, lively and enthusiastic performer.
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Antipodes DS Base Music Server premium
After having reviewed the costly Antipodes DX and proclaiming it my new reference, here is a product of the same manufacturer, but at the other end of the cost scale. At 1995 euro, it is far removed from the DX' lofty 6000+ price, but does it offer comparable sound quality? Read on to find out!
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Bricasti M5 network player premium
The Perfect Roon Ready Streaming Endpoint.
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Black Rhodium Stream Power premium
Power cables are often placed in one of two camps: warm and relaxed or fast and clean. The Stream manages to combine a silky smooth sound with excellent speed and transparency.
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Antipodes DX Music Server premium
Ones and zeros are not just ones and zeros and music servers are not all created equal
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Apogee Duetta Signature (part 4) premium
Duetta Signature using Graz’ latest KLM5 MRTW ribbons with new interfaces and wired returns Part 4 of 4 Page 1 – Page 2 – Page 3 – Page 4 In speaking with Graz about my experiences with the original and refurbished Duettas, he suggested I install new MRTW ribbons, not only because the KLM5’s are hugely improved […]
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Bricasti M1 Classic premium
The M1 throws a superb balance between technical excellence, emotional engagement and refinement.
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Esoteric D-07 premium
The Esoteric presents music with real gusto: theres a bold and focused power to its delivery, making for a very solid and upbeat sound not unlike the typical Wadia delivery.
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22 May 2017
Munich High End 2017 Show Report premium
The Munich High End Exhibition is positively huge: there's so much to see that one really should take two days to properly see and hear everything.
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Oyaide C-037, C-046, C-079 and C-004 IEC Connectors premium
With each of the four IEC connectors having its own distinctive character, there is bound to be a suitable model for every application.
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Euphony Buggy/Zotac premium
Futuristic looking highly versatile Music Server with class leading sound quality
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Matrix X-Sabre Pro premium
Fully fledged DSD DAC with incredible build quality.
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Marten Mingus Quintet premium
Diamonds are a man's best friends, too
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Black Rhodium Concerto XLR Interlinks premium
Lively cable with excellent speed and dynamics and natural timbre
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17 April 2017
Current Main HFA Audio Setup premium
Above: main setup with two turntables set up to play. As a deviation from the norm, this time there is not a single review-component in sight! The very beautiful and superb sounding Jeff Rowland Corus + PSU. The above photo was taken while the Coherence II preamp had left the system, and I had the […]
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17 April 2017
Current Media Room Audio Setup premium
This setup is based around a pair of Genelec 8050 active speakers and an Exogal Comet DAC. Source is my regular computer, on which I also maintain this website. The room is practically stuffed with bass traps, necessary because of a very persistent room mode. This very room mode made me want to give up […]
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17 April 2017
Current Third HFA Audio Setup premium
Don’t ask me why I have a third setup… Honestly, all my answers are sophisms… I guess I just like being busy and keep experimenting. Oh and these speakers do sound fantastic, so it is a waste never to connect them up! The chair is normally between the speakers. While not the best listening position […]
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