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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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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

 
Pathos Endorphin CD Player Reviewed

Pathos Endorphin CD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Despite its goofy name, the Endorphin CD player is an impressive piece of gear. With a pair of Russian 6H30PI tubes in its output stage, and true balanced as well as single-ended outputs, the Endorphin ranks as a carefully thought-out disc-spinner Read More

 
Teac Esoteric DV-60 Universal Player Reviewed

Teac Esoteric DV-60 Universal Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The DV-60 rates as one of the best available universal players available. It can handle DVDs, CDs, SACDs, and CDRs. Video processing is handled by a Faroudja I/P processor chip. Should Blu-ray go the way of Beta and downloads take over the world of video, you'll still want your DV-60 Read More

 
Denon DVD-5910CI DVD Player Reviewed

Denon DVD-5910CI DVD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

With the capability for handling CDs, DVDs, DVD-As and SACDs, the Denon DVD-5910 is designed to be an almost universal disc player. It also includes Denon's proprietary D-link as well as a Firewire connection for passing SACD and DVD-audio to a compatible Denon receiver Read More

 
Audio Research Reference CD7 CD Player Reviewed

Audio Research Reference CD7 CD Player Reviewed

By Jim Swantko

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

When Audio Research labels a product "reference," they mean it. The CD7 represents AR's latest thinking on what makes the ultimate CD player. Refinements in both the digital and analog signal chain makes the CD7 truly worthy of being called a reference CD player Read More

 
Jolida JD100A & Talk Saxon CD700 MK2 SE CD Players Reviewed

Jolida JD100A & Talk Saxon CD700 MK2 SE CD Players Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

This head-to-head review of the Jolida JD100 A and the Talk Saxon CD700 contrast the strengths and weaknesses of these two under $1300 CD players. The Jolida has a tube output stage while the Saxon is a solid-state unit Read More

 
Quad Super System Reviewed

Quad Super System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Want to know what Quad really thinks their speakers should sound? Why not buy all your components from them? They do make a full line of gear as well, and this is a review of such a system. Read More

 
Shanling Audio 1500 CD Player Reviewed

Shanling Audio 1500 CD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Shanling Audio's 1500 CD player demonstrates how far Chinese manufacturers have come in design and execution in the last couple of years. Audacious in looks and technology, the 1500 makes a strong statement about Asian audio aesthetics and sound Read More

 
Meridian G98 CD, DVD, DVD-Audio Transport Reviewed

Meridian G98 CD, DVD, DVD-Audio Transport Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Although it's not a universal player, the G98 can handle every format except SACD, Blu-Ray, and DVD-A. With its 8x DVD-ROM drive that uses multiple reads to correct disc errors. With 1080P output via HDMI the G98 makes DVDs look spectacular Read More

 
Meridian 800 Reference DVD-Video, CD and DVD-Audio Player Reviewed

Meridian 800 Reference DVD-Video, CD and DVD-Audio Player Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Is this the finest CD and DVD player ever made? Jerry Del Colliano's extensive review looks at this and other important questions regarding Meridian's flagship player, which some pundits claim makes CDs sound BETTER than SACDs Read More