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14 December 2020
From an American audio brand with a long history, one might expect a stereotypical big and ballsy "American" sound. When talking about transistors this would be maybe something in line with the classic Krell or perhaps McIntosh sound and when talking about tubes, in general, a warm, rich and juicy-liquid sound. But just like modern Audio Research tube amplifiers do not have that kind of sound, neither do the Manley products that I have on visit for review. So, what do they sound like? Read on to find out!
16 September 2018
When I first learned of the Line Magnetic brand, I got excited right away. These are amps with attitude, proud of what they are. Then, when I discovered that the brand employs a wide range of tube configurations, I got even more excited. So, in order to make a nice showcase of the Line Magnetic brand and a good cross-section of their lineup, I set out to review a representative range of amplifiers using various tube types.
17 September 2019
Smooth and seductive, organic, big and powerful, and utterly realistic - the Zesto system does it all.
28 March 2021
Vermeer Audio is a relatively new French company that was started by a group of technicians and passionate investors that have roots in another famous French company, Audio Aero. In its curvy enclosure, the TWO houses a streaming endpoint, a DAC, and an analog tube preamp, all of superb quality.
12 August 2018
I had started a quest to find the perfect amplifier, for my Diva situation at least. By now I knew that there were amplifiers that are more expressive and lively than my precious Rowlands, but so far none of them was a match in terms of treble refinement and low-level resolution.
21 November 2017
All Show Reports, in Alphabetical Order Chattelin Audio Systems Master of Sound event at Chattelin Audio Systems Chattelin Audio Systems Master of Sound event 2 Enosound by Audioclub Premier Enosound audioshow by Audio Club Premier […]
11 October 2015
Follow HFA on Social Media Twitter: twitter.com/hifiadvice Facebook: facebook.com/HFA.reviews Instagram: instagram.com/hifi.advice.com_cp Streaming Audio Music Library Management Dan Gravell has written an extensive document covering all aspects of digital music playback/streaming audio. It not only covers […]
23 March 2020
Fabulously organic and highly seductive and in no way mechanical or electronic, these fully Class-A amplifiers eschew the type of overt control that can lead to the mechanical and clinical presentation that makes so many rivals sound rather uninvolving.
27 June 2021
Deviating from my normal routine, this review is carried out on location at A Tube High Fidelity where I will assess the Melody components using the famous Klipsch Klipschorn AK6 speakers.
21 July 2020
The Lybra Parallel Single Ended 300B tube amplifier is fast, articulate, clean, transparent and fabulously neutral. But when it is partnered properly it is also superbly emotional, highly lyrical, utterly non-technical and just purely magical.
1 March 2018
There is no way around it. The Ayon Stealth DAC/Preamp and CD-T II transport play with a level of musical involvement not matched by any solid state combination that I tried so far.
10 March 2021
Established in 1999 in Australia by Mr Allen Wang and known primarily in Australia and Asia, Melody is now being distributed in the EU. As it turns out, these amplifiers are something special. The corporate headquarters, which comprises, among others, the R&D center (product design), is based in Australia. Later, in order to meet the growing market demands, the company decided to invest by building a factory in Shenzhen, which is located near the city of Hong Kong.