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Concert Fidelity DAC-040BD Vacuum Tube DAC Reviewed

Concert Fidelity DAC-040BD Vacuum Tube DAC Reviewed

By Terry London

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Terry London explores the high-end DAC-040BD vacuum tube digital-to-analog converter from Concert Fidelity, an upgraded version of his long-time reference DAC. How would the new model compare with the original? Read More

 
Home Theater Review's Best of 2014 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2014 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

Home Theater Review presents its Best of 2014 Awards. We've surveyed all the products reviewed over the past year and selected the ones we think are the most compelling. Check out our list and see if your 2014 favorites made the grade. Read More

 
Parasound Ships New Zdac V.2 DAC/Headphone Amp

Parasound Ships New Zdac V.2 DAC/Headphone Amp

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

Parasound's updated Zdac V.2 is now shipping to dealers, the company has announced. The Zdac V.2 improves upon the original by adding a higher-quality headphone amplifier and a 12-volt trigger, among other enhancements. From ParasoundParasound has announced that it is... Read More

 
PS Audio DirectStream Network Audio Player and DAC

PS Audio DirectStream Network Audio Player and DAC

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Brian Kahn reviews PS Audio's DirectStream DAC, a completely re-envisioned product that, among other things, converts all signals to DSD. How does it perform? Read on to find out. Read More

 
Denon DA-300USB USB DAC Reviewed

Denon DA-300USB USB DAC Reviewed

By Myron Ho

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Myron Ho reviews Denon's new DA-300USB DAC, a small, 3.3-pound device that sports multiple digital audio inputs and supports high-resolution audio up to double-DSD. How does it perform? Read on to find out. Read More

 
Simaudio Moon Neo 260D CD Transport/DAC Reviewed

Simaudio Moon Neo 260D CD Transport/DAC Reviewed

By Terry London

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

For over three decades, Canada-based Simaudio has been designing and manufacturing very well-built and high-performing electronics. Over the years, I have heard many Simaudio pieces at various CES events and in friends' stereo systems. However, I have never had a... Read More

 
Marantz NA-11S1 Network Audio Player and DAC Reviewed

Marantz NA-11S1 Network Audio Player and DAC Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Brian Kahn explores Marantz's NA-11S1, a well-built, well-featured network audio player and DAC that resides in the company's Reference Series lineup. Read More

 
Wyred 4 Sound mPRE Stereo Preamp/DAC Reviewed

Wyred 4 Sound mPRE Stereo Preamp/DAC Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Back in January, I reviewed Wyred 4 Sound's excellent mAMP. To form a complete system, power amplifiers like the mAMP need to be tethered to a preamp. Enter the companion model, Wyred 4 Sound's mPRE stereo preamp, which not only... Read More

 
Rotel RDD-1580 Digital-to-Analog Converter Reviewed

Rotel RDD-1580 Digital-to-Analog Converter Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Anyone who has purchased a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) or DVD player during the last 10 years knows the prices for high-performance digital products have been steadily coming down. Four thousand dollars used to be the magic number needed to obtain... Read More

 
Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

The growing popularity of headphones and computer audio playback has led to the inevitable introduction of portable USB DACs that add a headphone amplifier, which makes it very simple to get high-quality sound from your computer. Cambridge Audio has entered... Read More