Jeff Rowland

NuPrime Evolution One premium
The Evolution Ones sound crisp and clear yet richly textured and timbrally natural, with excellent focus and a reach-out-and-grasp solidity to objects within the soundstage along with a level of lifelike purity and directness that is quite rare.
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HFA Audio Setup History 29 – Speakers and Amps – Dec 2017/April 2018 premium
Finding my next reference speakers and amplifiers - part 2
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HFA Audio Setup History 28 – Speakers and Amps – Oct 2017/Dec 2017 premium
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.
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Analog Domain M75D and M75P premium
Both the M75D integrated and M75P power amp are fast-paced and articulate, highly detailed, incredibly rhythmic and dynamic and lifelike, with power to spare.
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Pass XP-17 Phono Preamplifier premium
Quite simply the best phono stage that I have heard so far!
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HFA Audio Setup History 27 – Speakers So Far – Aug 2017 premium
If all my experiments over the years have taught me one thing then it is that amplifier and speaker performance is highly relative.
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Marten Mingus Quintet and Jorma Design cables premium
Diamonds are a man's best friends, too
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17 April 2017
HFA Audio Setup History 26 – April 2017 premium
An overview of the main system as it was in place for most of 2017.
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Ayon Orbis tube preamp – Mini Review 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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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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Jeff Rowland Corus preamplifier – part 2 premium
After changing my setup, with different speakers, and on the other side of the room, the Corus deserved a second audition
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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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13 February 2016
Jeff Rowland Capri s2 and 125 pre- and power amp premium
The Capri 2s and 125 are the brand's latest and most affordable pre-power amp combo.
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Devialet Expert 120 and 200 premium
Devialet Expert 200 and 120 hybrid class A / class D integrated amplifiers compared directly.
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Jeff Rowland Class AB and Class D amplifiers premium
Comparing the more classic class AB sound to the current class D sound using 4 Jeff Rowland amplifiers: Model 525, Model 201,Model 10 and Model 6
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Jeff Rowland 525 power amplifier premium
Successor to the model 201 mono's, the model 525 with new Pascal technology promises further improved sound.
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Cardas Clear XLR Interlink premium
The best Cardas interlink to date?
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Jeff Rowland Synergy 2 premium
Placed between Synergy 1 and 2i, the Synergy 2 is a rare beast. How does it compare?
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Jeff Rowland Corus preamplifier – Part 1 premium
A new reference preamp from JRDG is always big news. Although still expensive, it costs considerably less than its forebear the Criterion.
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Jeff Rowland 725 mono power amplifiers premium
Reference class, Class AB Mono Power Amplifiers
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Nordost Valkyrja XLR interlink – Mini Review premium
The Nordost Valkyrja is something of a spin-off from their top of the line Valhalla model.
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Jeff Rowland Aeris DAC premium
The brand's first entry into the digital world
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21 December 2012
HFA Audio Setup History 08 – Music Server and Rack change premium
The above picture illustrates where we left off on the previous page, with no more room for the Meridian MD600. Once it seemed proven to me that integrated CD players invariably beat separate transport-DAC combos and that going by the results obtained so far, this also seems to extend to streaming (as evidenced by the […]
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12 August 2011
HFA Audio Setup History 07 – Serious Streaming premium
While my Levinson 390S was away for repairs, I had an Ayre CD player on loan, and once again tried a bunch of Marantzes. This time not just any Marantz though: after concluding that the CD80 was nice enough as a transport but not great as an integrated player and trying the ancient CD74 and […]
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Trends TA-10.2, Wadia 151, Jeff Rowland 102 and OEM ICE Power module compared premium
Via independent routes several "digital" amps came my way, one after another. Originally I was to review only one but at a certain moment I had 4 different ones in my living room.
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8 August 2010
HFA Audio Setup History 06 – Magnepans premium
August 2010 The setup is now completely and utterly tweaked to my liking and is configured in a perfect way. For the first time in a very long time I feel that I can live with the setup for a while without tweaking it… The main picture above shows the setup in its entirety. The […]
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8 May 2010
HFA Audio Setup History 05 – Simplification premium
I was sure of it: the Rowlands had to go. They were set aside but I had not yet sold them. Meanwhile I had bought a McIntosh MA6900 integrated amp. How simple could an audio setup be? But this would be short-lived.
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21 April 2010
Jeff Rowland Company Special premium
I've owned quite a few Rowland components myself of which you find evidence all over this site. In this unofficial Jeff Rowland database I've assembled all the info of all their products, complete with links to Extensive Reviews on this site.
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17 December 2009
Jeff Rowland Cadence MC Phono Stage premium
The Cadence is out of production and is quite rare but it really deserves a listen
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7 August 2009
HFA Audio Setup History 04 – Maximum Expansion! premium
The complete setup as it was in December 2008. Individual component changes aside, the setup 's main components remained unchanged until 2009 and many reviews were written using this system.
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Jeff Rowland Coherence II compared to Synergy 1 and Synergy 2i premium
Coherence II: The legend compared to its offspring
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McIntosh and Jeff Rowland premium
McIntosh MA6900 compared with Jeff Rowland Synergy and model 6
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19 November 2005
HFA Audio Setup History 03 – Rapid Evolution premium
Ramping up to the high-end
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16 September 2005
HFA Audio Setup History 02 – The room needs attention, too premium
All wood furniture; tables, wall fixtures and cabinets that you can see in many pictures are designed and made by me. Over the years I went from highly curvy shapes to more linear furniture.
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7 August 2005
HFA Audio Setup History 01 – The very beginning premium
Main picture above: this must have been somewhere around 1976. This is me with a radio glued to my ear: the fascination really was there early on.
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