19 September 2016
Exogal Comet premium
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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Straight Wire Crescendo II premium
Different from the modern norm this is a highly characterful cable
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Daniël Hertz 2-C premium
Creamy and relaxed, with very good resolution that is presented in an unforced manner
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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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Leema Acoustics Libra premium
Highly versatile DAC with a smooth, refined and seductive sound
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