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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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Audiovalve Sunilda Phono Amp Reviewed

Audiovalve Sunilda Phono Amp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

German-made Audiovalve Sunilda, as you might surmise, uses tubes in its stand-alone phono-stage design. It uses ECC88 and 12AX7 tubes to deliver up to 60 dB of gain in moving coil mode. It combines many virtues into a very attractive package Read More

 
Marantz SA-11S1 SACD Player Reviewed

Marantz SA-11S1 SACD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Marantz's flagship SACD player, the SA-11S1 features a no-compromise design that eschews multi-channel reproduction in favor of hair-shirt two-channel only outputs. Built to last through a multitude of human owners, the SA-11S1 ranks as a very special player Read More

 
Chord One CD Player Reviewed

Chord One CD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Our reviewer found the Chord One CD player's physical design "a hoot!" but when it came time to listen the Chord wiped that smile right off his face and replaced it with awe for this seriously good CD player that can also be used as a first-class transport Read More

 
Gryphon Exorcist Phono Demagnetizing Device Reviewed

Gryphon Exorcist Phono Demagnetizing Device Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Is your cartridge sounding tired even though it shows no signs of physical wear and tear? Maybe it needs to be demagnetized. The Gryphon Exorcist does exactly that. Read how it works Read More

 
Oracle DAC 1000/CD 2500 CD Transport and DAC Reviewed

Oracle DAC 1000/CD 2500 CD Transport and DAC Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

From the outside the Oracle DAC1000 and CD 2500 have a familial visual flair. Using a somewhat similar suspension scheme on the CD 2500 as on the original Oracle turntable, the CD 2500 has a liquid fluidity that is sure to conjure up memories of Oracle's original disc-spinner Read More

 
Theta Compli Universal Disc Player Reviewed

Theta Compli Universal Disc Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Universal here means the Compli can play DVD-Audio, SACD, DVD, CD, and CDRs. Its sonic capabilities can make going from digital sources to analog less traumatic because it brings out the analog nature of digital recordings. It could very well be your last high-end disc-spinner Read More

 
Lyngdorf CD-1 Player Reviewed

Lyngdorf CD-1 Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Peter Lyngdorf designed many of Tact's room correction and amplifier designs. On his CD-1 you'll find a simple looking exterior that offers startlingly good performance and sonics worthy of even the most esoteric and expensive stereo systems Read More

 
Mimetism CD 20.1 CD Player Reviewed

Mimetism CD 20.1 CD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Your chances of finding one of these listed on Audiogon or in Craig's List are about the same as the odds of your car window getting broken by the impact of hitting a passenger pigeon. But don't worry; unless you live in France, this French CD player is probably pretty low on your radar Read More

 
Musical Fidelity kW 25 CD Player

Musical Fidelity kW 25 CD Player

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

A two-chassis "statement" product, the Musical Fidelity kW 25 CD player is a beautifully built. With a completely isolated dual-channel design, a separate choke regulated power supply for its motor, as well as individual power supplies for the servo and digital electronics, this is one serious CD unit Read More

 
Sequerra Model 1 FM Tuner Reviewed

Sequerra Model 1 FM Tuner Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Is the Sequerra Model 1 FM tuner the best FM tuner ever made? If not, it's on a very short list of the very best. Read about what makes it so special and so worthy of the ultimate approbation - the best FM tuner in the world Read More