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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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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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