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Audiophile Source Component Reviews

Pioneering Audiophiles such as Linn's Ivor Tenenbaum all agree that the source is the most important part of a system. Reviews of source components including turntables, CD players, CD transports, SACD players, DACs, Tuners, USB converters and even phono cartridges by Home Theater Review's stable of professional reviewers will give you the inside scoop on which ones deserve your special attention.

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Harman Kardon DVD50 DVD Player Reviewed

Harman Kardon DVD50 DVD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Disc changers are a popular and simple way to ensure hours of uninterrupted music. You may not need 5 DVDs at once, but 5 CDs sure is great. The attractive DVD50 from Harman Kardon has lots of features and performance for even the discerning audio/videophile. Read More

 
Pioneer DVL-909 DVD Player Reviewed

Pioneer DVL-909 DVD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Massively-built, especially when compared to current DVD players, this several-year-old, now discontinued DVD player was "The" thing to have when it came out due to its very decent video and audio capabilities. If you have one, I bet it's still working. Read More

 
Pioneer DVL-919E Laserdisc and DVD Player Reviewed

Pioneer DVL-919E Laserdisc and DVD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

If you're one of the few people who still cling to their Laserdiscs, the DVL-919E is the culmination of a few decades of engineering, and is likely the last high-end LD player the world will ever see. Thankfully, it also plays back DVDs and CDs just as well. Read More

 
Marantz CD-16 CD Player Reviewed

Marantz CD-16 CD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Some say that a CD player is a CD player is a CD player. The truth is that the truth is more complex, or something like that. The CD-16 is a high-end player from Marantz that offers build quality and DACs the digital-loving audiophile is sure to appreciate. Read More

 
Counterpoint DA-11 Transport Reviewed

Counterpoint DA-11 Transport Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

A wise man once said that the right bit at the wrong time is the wrong bit. The need for accurate CD transports shouldn't be underestimated, especially with the deluge of inexpensive and high-quality DACs on the market. Enter the DA-11 from Counterpoint. Read More

 
Marantz CD52 MK IISE Reviewed

Marantz CD52 MK IISE Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Storied audio brand Marantz has released a big honking CD player other CD players will cower at. What makes it really impressive is how well it performs given its price. Sure it looks like a VCR, but the CD52 MkIISE will dazzle your ears. We test it out Read More

 
YBA CD 2 CD Player Reviewed

YBA CD 2 CD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Aiming for that high-end of high-end audiophile, the two-piece CD 2 from YBA is the ultimate in design and build. The CD player is from Yves-Bernard Andre company, and is a top-loading design. That second box? The power supply. We couldn't wait to check it out. Read More

 
Vimak DS-2000 D/A Converter Reviewed

Vimak DS-2000 D/A Converter Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Inundated by wonderful products at hi-fi shows, I find it a miracle that anything commits itself to memory. Upon re-reading a show report a month after I've written it, I'm mortified by the unfamiliarity of half the information. A... Read More

 
Krell MD-20 CD Transport, Krell Studio DAC and KRC Preamp Reviewed

Krell MD-20 CD Transport, Krell Studio DAC and KRC Preamp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Remember what it was like the first time you rode a bike without the training wheels? Passed your driving test? Lost your virginity? No kidding: the first time you switch on an all-Krell system in your own listening room, no... Read More

 
YBA Integre Integrated Amp Reviewed

YBA Integre Integrated Amp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Aiming for that high-end of high-end audiophile, the two-piece CD 2 from YBA is the ultimate in design and build. The CD player is from Yves-Bernard Andre company, and is a top-loading design. That second box? The power supply. We couldn't wait to check it out. Read More