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Aurora Sound Vida Phono-stage – Review by PMAC

The phrase “never satisfied” crossed my mind many times during my Hi-Fi journey, always looking for the extra bit of performance that would enhance my listening experience. So, it was with this goal in mind that I embarked on my mission. A mission designed to leave me “completely satisfied”. An …

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Psvane T-Series MK II 300B and 6SN7 Tubes Review

By volume, Chinese manufacturers dominate the world market for new valves. Shuguang claims that it alone produces 80% of 300Bs sold today – and Shuguang it is not the only vacuum tube maker in China. While Shuguang does have its own premium level products in the shape of the Treasure …

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Computer Audio Design CAD1543 DAC Review

My first review for the ‘wam puts me scarily close to breaking a personal rule of mine. When I’m approached by someone who has effectively brought a product to market single handed, I’m always nervous about being asked to review what is in effect their pride and joy. My crude …

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Jolida Glass FX II DAC Review

After their strong showing at the Scalford show this year I hope  some of you will now be familiar with Jolida . Also my rave review of the Fusion CD player may have raised them up your flag pole so to speak. They certainly deserve more attention than they get …

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Audio Note DAC 2.1x/II Balanced Review

Until recently, I have been blissfully happy with my trusty old Victor XP-DA999 DAC, preferring it to the dCS Ring DAC, and even to vinyl in my system.   That was until I lugged the Victor over to KevinF’s bake-off last July, where it got its arse well and truly handed …

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Chord Release MKII power amps

Chord Electronics’ Standard Series power amplifiers get upgraded to MkII status with a raft of engineering refinements, the upgrade introduces significant improvements taken from the Reference Series to a more affordable line up, which includes what is considered by many to be the classic Chord Electronics power amp, the SPM …

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The last word in connectivity..

McIntosh Laboratory introduces the C2500 – a super-flexible 15-input preamp that combines contemporary technology with the core values of the iconic brand McIntosh Laboratory, the global leader in high-performance home entertainment systems for over 60 years, has launched the new C2500 – an advanced valve preamp with an incredible 15 …

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ESi uniK 08 – Active Monitors Review

In some ways, the timing of this review has been less than ideal. I’ve had the speakers at Criminal Towers since the Scalford show, and in that time I’ve really struggled to listen to much else other than the utterly wonderful CD from Mr T.G. Elias. It’s an absolute corker …

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The Home Cinema Centre – Store Closing.

The Home Cinema Centre on Morrison Street in Edinburgh is to close its doors after seven years of successful trading. The shop will remain open until Friday 3 May during which all deliveries and installations will carry on as required. After this date installation advice and new enquiries should be …

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