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Next-generation Hugo 2 revolutionises Chord Electronics’ game-changing debut portable DAC/amp

Hugo 2 adds new features, state-of-the-art performance, plus an all-new chassis design  5th January 2017, CES, Las Vegas: Chord Electronics has unveiled Hugo 2, a dramatically redesigned version of its legendary portable DAC, featuring all-new casework, flexible new features, plus next-generation technical and sonic performance (£1,800)   Three years ago …

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SW1X Audio Design DAC 1 Signature – a Review by Kevin Fiske

It is a rare thing indeed to witness the hatching of a new and enduring British high end audio brand. I hope, really hope, that this what we are seeing in the first flutterings of SW1X Audio Design of Coggeshall, Essex. Founder Dr Slawa Roschkow’s debut commercial products are a …

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Leema Libra DAC Review

One brand that has taken the plunge is Leema Acoustics. More recent products are built around what Leema refers to as the 'Quattro Infinity' module.

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Chord Mojo DAC/Headphone amp review

Whether we like it or not, the shape of audio equipment is slowly but inexorably starting to change. Freed from the need to accommodate physical media and with the analogue preamp being challenged by the adjustment of volume in the digital domain, the roles and functions of each box are …

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Modwright Elyse DAC Review

For a company that started out nearly fifteen years ago providing modifications to digital equipment, Modwright’s first standalone DAC has had a long gestation. Still if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.  And in that time Dan and the team have undoubtedly spent many hours honing their skills in …

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McIntosh MCD550 Review… CD is Gratefully not dead!

Everyone has an opinion on McIntosh, certainly that’s the feeling I get when chatting to people at shows and reading the forums here. Most people comment on the styling, some comment on the price (it ain’t cheap guvnor!) but rarely do people mention the sound. Which is odd, given the …

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