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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

Jan 04, 2009

Halcro dm58 Monoblock Amp Reviewed

Once given the title as "The Best Amp Ever" by Stereophile Magazine - Halcro somehow has blown their position in the US and it hard to even find. With Krell, Levinson, McIntosh and Audio Research now packing equal or better power - see how Halcro's critically acclaimed amp stacks up versus the best of today's amps. Continue Reading
Halcro dm58 Monoblock Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Wilson Audio Alexandria Loudspeakers Reviewed

The replacement for the Wamm and now in the X-2 model these are the top dog of stereo speakers. If you have the room and are willing to treat the room and feed these big boys from the finest electronics they are undoubtedly one of the best speakers ever made. Click here for a full review. Continue Reading
 Wilson Audio Alexandria Loudspeakers Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

NAD PP-2 Phono Preamp Reviewed

NAD is known for its ultra-high value proposition and their PP-2 phono preamp is no exception. For those looking to add an affordable yet highly respectable phono stage to their audiophile rig without Ebaying a kidney - read this review as we have your solution. Continue Reading
NAD PP-2 Phono Preamp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Beauhorn B2/2 Horn Loudspeaker System Reviewed

Horn speakers are something you love or hate and I won't try to sway anyone either way. If you are a fan of horn speakers, the Beauhorn B2/2 system offers all the dynamics and efficiency you are accustom to in a sleek modern looking package. Continue Reading
Beauhorn B2/2 Horn Loudspeaker System Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Niro (Nakamichi) 1000 Integrated Amp Reviewed

In the history of audiophilia no brand can eclipse the sex appeal of Nakamici. Collectors clamor for Dragon tape decks and other aged products. Although a more modern product from the Niro line, the Niro 1000 integrated amp has the allure of finding a Picasso at a garage sale. A true gem. Continue Reading
Niro (Nakamichi) 1000 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Koetsu Urushi Black Cartridge Reviewed

Ken Kessler examines the mystical and uniquely wonderful qualities that make a Koetsu Urushi Black among a handful of truly great phono cartridges. Finished with the same lacquer used on Loiminchay fountain pens, this cartridge is a work of art. Continue Reading
Koetsu Urushi Black Cartridge Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Tivoli Audio PAL Music Playback System Reviewed

Cute, portable, water resistant, and it sounds way better than you would expect, the Tivoli Audio PAL makes a fine addition to any kitchen, den, bathroom, or workout room. The PAL plays stereo through its headphone output and will take iPods via an auxiliary 3-d party dock. Continue Reading
Tivoli Audio PAL Music Playback System Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

T+A K6 Integrated Amp and Compact Disc Player Reviewed

Residing in the "where are they now file" (much like Spinal Tap when in Atlanta) Germany's T+A came and went in the American market pretty quickly. Perhaps some day they will be back but their K6 integrated amp had lots of promise. Read the full Ken Kessler review along with words on the matching T+A CD player. Continue Reading
T+A K6 Integrated Amp and Compact Disc Player Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Chord DAC 64 Digital To Analog Converter Reviewed

The DAC 64 from Chord looks unique with its retro-industrial styling. With a polished sound that Ken Kessler found "liquid...with plenty of slam..." the DAC 64 is ideal for audiophiles who are tired of big ugly black boxes and long for something more stylish for their music. Continue Reading
Chord DAC 64 Digital To Analog Converter Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Tag McLaren DVD32FLR DVD-Video Player Reviewed

Now discontinued, the DVD32 FLR was part of Tag's complete line of home theater products. If you find one at the right price, as our reviewer did, the DVD32 would make a fine addition to your system, but be aware that support will be non-existent. Continue Reading
Tag McLaren DVD32FLR DVD-Video Player Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Copland CDA822 Compact Disc Player Reviewed

With its classic minimalist look this two-channel CD player delivers excellent sound with no muss or fuss. While it has XLR analog outputs for balanced operation the CDA822 lacks any digital outs, so it cannot be used as a transport. Continue Reading
Copland CDA822 Compact Disc Player Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Unison Research Unico CD Player Reviewed

Built to match their Unico integrated amplifier, the Unison Research Unico CD player delivers excellent performance in a stylish package. With true balanced analog outputs, a 24-bit/192 kHz Crystal digital to analog converter, a unique high quality power supply the Unico is a winner. Continue Reading
Unison Research Unico CD Player Reviewed

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