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Jolida Glass FX Tube Dac III

  After finally getting around to ripping my CD collection it seems that 2013 has been the year that I started to seriously look at some standalone DAC options and try and see what separates one from another. I mean its all digital so surely a DAC is a DAC …

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Audio Glu Music Server Review

Why? My PC has a 1TB hard drive and a large library of music ripped onto it. Probably >800 CD’s ripped so far. Not as many as some I’m sure, but still it’s a fair amount of FLAC. An ideal music server then for my Squeeze box and DAC? Well, …

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Sonneteer Byron CD Player Review

All the technical details can wait. Eleanor Rigby from the Beatles’ Love album has just started and we need to talk about the sound – Now! Anyone familiar with George Martin’s re-engineering of the classics will know that this is a beautiful sounding album. But the Byron is revealing layers …

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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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Jolida Fusion DAC & Transport (CD player) Review

“It’s not a CD player! It’s a DAC with a built in transport” “So it plays CDs then?” “Yes” “Like a CD player!” “Well, yes, but it has digital inputs, lots of them” “Like a CD player with digital inputs?” “I .. er… it.. Yes. Ok, it’s a CD player …

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Cambridge Audio – Stream Magic Review

This is a good sounding yet slightly clunky device and to be brutally honest I’ve avoided publishing my review of this bit of kit for some time. When it first arrived it was actually the first bit of kit anyone had ever sent me and I was nervous of “opening …

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DSPeaker Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core Review

Automated room correction system Normally when approaching a new piece of kit, one has a reasonable idea of the scale of the difference one might expect to hear.  With speakers the potential scale of the changes are massive; with cables the changes are more subtle and aimed at fine tuning …

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The JK DAC 32 Review

  What is it? A battery powered (re-chargeable) USB to Analogue output DAC/Sound card for a PCor MAC. It comes with a USB cable to charge the internal batteries, so can be left powered up, or run purely from its battery power supply. What’s the Technical Blurb? The lithium batteries …

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