Christiaan Punter

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 room 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 keeping busy and stay 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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Ayon CD-T CD transport – Quick Impression premium
Truly excellent CD transport with S/P DIF and i2S connections
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Ayon Orbis tube preamp – Quick Impression premium
Physically huge preamp with solid operation and powerful sound
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Jeff Rowland preamps compared – Coherence II, Synergy IIi, Concerto and Corus premium
Classic Rowland preamps definitely have a their charm, but the more recent models do provide new insights.
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14 April 2017
Enosound audioshow by Audio Club Premier premium
Exclusive audio presented in a truly titillating environment.
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Jeff Rowland Aeris DAC + PSU premium
Adding the brand new Power Storage Unit to the Aeris DAC provides a major upgrade.
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Jeff Rowland Corus preamplifier + PSU (Power Storage Unit) premium
The Corus is already an excellent preamp, but when combined with the PSU its performance is raised to an insane level. Corus + PSU = heavenly refined, breathtakingly brilliant sound!
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PS Audio Directstream DAC and Directstream Memory Player premium
This Directstream combo delivers new benchmark setting performance!
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25 February 2017
Audio Technica ATN150MLX and Shure M97xE MM Phono Cartridges premium
Although both cartridges really are excellent, I am most surprised by the affordable Shure M97xE, and this cartridge is the main reason for writing this review.
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SW1X LPU 1 MM Phono Preamplifier premium
Pure class A, zero feedback, single ended, twin pentode/double triode phono pre-amplfier based on a classic circuit design used to master vinyl recordings and master tapes.
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Audio Technica AT-HS10 and Ortofon LH 2000 Turntable Headshells premium
Phono cartridges can make or break a turntable, but the headshell also has a not inconsiderable influence on the sound.
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Hofa Diffusors premium
These unassuming panels are way more effective than you would think!
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Audiolab M-DAC+ premium
Affordable Jack of all Trades with a detailed and refined sound.
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28 December 2016
“Digital” Switching Class D or Class T amplifiers premium
Although called digital amps by many people, most "digital" amps aren't digital at all.
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Euphony Audio Transport and Drive premium
The Euphony Audio Transport works brilliantly and sounds fantastic no matter which player software option you choose.
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Martin Logan Ethos premium
These speakers play music with such a high level of coherence and such utter transparency that they might make it hard for you to return to normal dynamic speakers.
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