19 July 2016
Conrad Johnson CT5 tube preamp premium
Smooth and natural sounding charmer with great dynamics
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9 July 2016
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
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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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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29 April 2016
Straight Wire Crescendo II premium
Different from the modern norm this is a highly characterful cable
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29 April 2016
Daniël Hertz 2-C premium
Creamy and relaxed, with very good resolution that is presented in an unforced manner
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27 April 2016
Mad Scientist HAC and HAC Plus premium
After the Heretical Digital Cable, Mad Scientist have now issued two analog versions called HAC and HAC Plus
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10 April 2016
Leema Acoustics Libra premium
Highly versatile DAC with a smooth, refined and seductive sound
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28 March 2016
Apogee Scintilla – rebuild premium
Dismantling and rebuilding the Apogee Scintilla
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Apogee Scintilla premium
Apogee Listening Sessions: Scintilla at Stanley's place.
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20 March 2016
Analogy Records Company Special premium
In the analogue world, one cannot do better than LP's, right? Wrong!
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27 February 2016
NBS Monitor 0 powercable premium
Legendary, super-solid cable with a powerful sound
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22 February 2016
Mad Scientist Audio Heretical Digital Cable premium
Heresy: a non-75 ohm digital cable!
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