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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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Mark Levinson No. 30 Digital to Analog Converter Reviewed

Mark Levinson No. 30 Digital to Analog Converter Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

In its day the Mark Levinson No. 30 was the ultimate (without question) Compact Disc transport money could buy. Paired with the No. 31 DAC and you were cooking with serious gas. Today, it still holds its own for CD playback. Read the full Ken Kessler review. Read More

 
Marantz CD-11 SE Compact Disc Player Reviewed

Marantz CD-11 SE Compact Disc Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Marantz in its retro hey dey rocked some serious Compact Disc players that could actually keep up with the best from Sony ES, Mark Levinson, Proceed and Krell. Read the retro-review here from Ken Kessler. Read More

 
Technics SV-DA10 DAT Tape Deck Reviewed

Technics SV-DA10 DAT Tape Deck Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Digital Audio Tape freaked out every pony-tailed record executive like it was the end of the world but they were wrong (of course). DAT allowed for neatly master quality tape playback for the consumer in its day but CD-R replaced it pretty quickly. Read this classic DAT deck review here. Read More

 
 Proceed PCD (PDP & PDT) Compact Disc Player Reviewed

Proceed PCD (PDP & PDT) Compact Disc Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Nobody could see the failure of Proceed coming thanks to the PMDT when this Compact Disc transport ruled the audiophile world supreme. Those who still own a Proceed product love the performance but worry about the day when it gives up the ghost. Read the classic review here. Read More

 
 Radford WSCD1 CD Player Reviewed

Radford WSCD1 CD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Radford and Woodside Electronics put out this CD player, which was the first digital audio entry made by the brands. Ken Kessler examines their entry and shares his thoughts Read More

 
California Audio Labs Tempest II Special Edition CD Player Reviewed

California Audio Labs Tempest II Special Edition CD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

California Audio Labs's Tempest II Special Edition CD player isn't just a tweaked version of the Tempest II. In fact, there were some dramatic changes made in the creation of this new version Read More

 
Day Sequerra FM Studio Tuner Reviewed

Day Sequerra FM Studio Tuner Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The Day Sequerra FM Studio Tuner is a bit of an obsolete component now, but it may very well be the best FM tuner ever made. Read More