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Jan 10, 2009

Audio Research LS16 Preamp Reviewed

Audio Research is on a tare, by which I mean a streak of quality, affordable, tube amps and preamps, which now includes the LS16 preamplifier reviewed here. Born from the now infamous Ref 1 the LS16 is a whole lot of preamp goodness for not a whole lot of money as Home Theater Review found out first hand. Continue Reading
Audio Research LS16 Preamp Reviewed

Jan 06, 2009

Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 6000 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Bang & Olufsen, also known as B&O, has been making stylish powered loudspeakers for lifestyle-oriented consumers for years. While B&O... Continue Reading
Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 6000 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jan 06, 2009

Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 8000 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Offering aesthetics any modern interior designer would die for, the powered Beolab 8000 speaker can be used with anything from an iPod to high end separates. While visually striking for true full range sound a subwoofer might be necessary. Click here for a full review. Continue Reading
Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 8000 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Sonus faber Cremona Loudspeaker Reviewed

The Sonus Faber Cremona "delivers sublime performance while acknowledging that people have to look at/live with the equipment." It delivers "bass which belies its size" and will "disappoint only the brain-damaged." These speakers "never wavered when faced with bombastic material, or when asked on occasion to play louder than my norm..." Continue Reading
Sonus faber Cremona Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Croft Chameleon Integrated Amp Reviewed

Ken Kessler takes a long look at Croft's very affordable Chameleon integrated amp that competes more in the world of NAD than Audio Research, Krell and Mark Levinson. Value always sells. Read Ken's conclusions here. Continue Reading
Croft Chameleon Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Bowers and Wilkins (B&W) 602 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Our reviewer found that the 602 Series "delivers so much back for the buck that it's almost freakish." When setting the system up, if you pay attention to the usual tweaks, "you will be rewarded with such exceptional performance that you'll hug your retailer. The bass is "deep and well-extended" Continue Reading
Bowers and Wilkins (B&W) 602 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

McIntosh C2200 Amp Reviewed

Bursting into tearful, words of joy - audiophile reviewer, Ken Kessler, rejoices over McIntosh Labs' decision to make non-limited edition version of their lust-worthy tube electronics including this sexy C2200 power amp. Continue Reading
McIntosh C2200 Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Loth-X Ino Amaze Loudspeakers Reviewed

The Ion Amaze featured a "punchy forwardness...accompanied by a rich upper-bass to lower-treble region." The sound quality suggests that "five of these would make a helluva surround sound system for not a whole lot of money." The shape of the soundstage was "ultra-wide" but it had only "medium front-to-back depth...." Continue Reading
Loth-X Ino Amaze Loudspeakers Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Sim Audio Moon Integrated Amp Reviewed

One of the best Canadian exports since Wayne Gretzky (the great one) comes Sim Audio's Moon products. The Moon Integrated amp has received critical acclaim worldwide for its high value offerings for the music loving enthusiast. Is this the perfect integrated amp for one of your systems? Read the full review here. Continue Reading
Sim Audio Moon Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Krell DVD Standard DVD-Video Player Reviewed

Krell's first DVD player was built so beautifully that it almost doesn't matter that its performance has been eclipsed by Krell's newer offerings. Still solid, visually impressive and sonically spectacular, the DVD Standard ranks as a classic. Continue Reading
Krell DVD Standard DVD-Video Player Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Red Rose Music Rosette 1 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Mark Levinson never made anything affordable at Cello yet his Red Rose Music broke some price barriers that audiophiles have never seen. While not made anymore, the Red Rose Music products have become somewhat collectable. Read the full review here. Continue Reading
Red Rose Music Rosette 1 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Audio Research SP16 Tube Preamp Reviewed

The SP16 from Audio Research is a bit of a departure for the Minneapolis based brand in that it lacks a lot of Audio Research's trademark visual style, possessing no chunky black rack handles or WWII era control knobs. However it does sport a fancy new remote and connection options not usually seen on a tube based preamplifier at its price. Continue Reading
Audio Research SP16 Tube Preamp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Sutherland 12dAX7 USB DAC and Preamp Reviewed

Using 12 AX7 tubes this USB-only DAC has its own analog volume control so it can be used without a preamp. Using true dual-mono construction throughout, the 12dAX7 USB DAC brings PC audio up to a level that's competitive with stand-alone transports. Continue Reading
Sutherland 12dAX7 USB DAC and Preamp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Gryphon Callisto 2200 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Danish-made Gryphon electronics have come in and out of the United States market more time than a Columbian drug mule loaded up with few keys pure flake. Their industrial design is stunning with its edgy heat synchs and bold lines but can the product line stake its claim in the world's top market for audio? Time will tell. Continue Reading
Gryphon Callisto 2200 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Final 0.2 HTS Speaker System Reviewed

Final is a Dutch company who made more news for landing their founder in jail for racquets than for their way-ahead-of-the-game, uber-thin audiophile loudspeakers. Competing with MartinLogan and Magenpan, Final had all the promise in the world to fall flat. Read the review from back in the day here. Continue Reading
Final 0.2 HTS Speaker System Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Pink Triangle Integral Integrated Amp Reviewed

No we are not joking the brand is called PINK TRIANGLE and no its not inspired by a rainbow flag or a long walk in West Hollywood. This beefy amp has more to do with Krell than it does with some sissy single ended triode amp. See how Pink Triangle could make its way into your system in this full review. Continue Reading
Pink Triangle Integral Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 300 Integrated Amp

This more mainstream tube power amp from Musical Fidelity picks up where many of the odd-ball, Asian single ended tube power amp companies leave off with both top level performance and support as well as a build quality that is more Bentley than Honda Accord Continue Reading
Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 300 Integrated Amp

Jan 04, 2009

Pathos Logos Amps Reviewed

Pathos is an Italian audiophile company and the Logos is their 110 Watt per channel tube based integrated amp offering fully balanced construction and tons of flexibility. The looks of these amps is insane from the sculpted heat sinks to the wood inlays. Truly a work of art. Click here for a full review. Continue Reading
Pathos Logos Amps Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Sony 333 SACD Player Reviewed

The Sony 333 SACD player handles CDs, CDRs, and SACDs. With its reinforced chassis, twin R-core transformers and eight multi-level SA DAC D/A converters, the 333 qualifies as a well-built player that should last for years to come. Continue Reading
Sony 333 SACD Player Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

McIntosh MA6900 Integrated Amp Reviewed

With so many obscure audiophile companies pushing integrated amps that have a "story" to tell but no real gravitas - McIntosh offers the MA6600 which delivers power, weight and legacy as an opening salvo. Read the full Ken Kessler review here. Continue Reading
McIntosh MA6900 Integrated Amp Reviewed

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