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Modwright LS100 valve Pre amp & KWA100SE Power Amp Review

Following my recent opportunity to review the Modwright LS36.5DM and KWA150SE I was so taken with the performance of the KWA150SE power amplifier that I wanted to explore the possibility of moving from valve to solid state power amplification and was keen to hear the smaller, more affordable KWA100SE in …

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Gato Audio DIA-250 Integrated Amplifier with DAC Review

Review Equipment: Digital Source: FLAC files via Squeezebox and USB input Analogue Source: Acoustic Solid 111, Audio Note Arm 1 and Benz Glider Phono Stage: Puresound T10 step up transformer and Puresound P10 phono amp. Speakers: Triangle Antal ESw and Acoustic Energy 305 The truth is I’ve been struggling to write …

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Allnic H3000 Phono Stage Review

This is the follow up to my review of the entry point H-1201, except this time we hit the opposite end with the range topping H-3000. The difference is that this is an all out assault on the phono stage market complete with LCR technology – which is not easy …

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Acoustic Energy 305 Loudspeakers Review

Review System: Turntable: Acoustic Solid 111 with Audio Note Arm 1 Tone Arm and Benz Glider Cartridge and Puresound Tuneto Platter. Phono Stage: Puresound T10 and P10 Amplifier: Various, mainly powered by a Beard P100 Music: Radiohead, The Prodigy, Faure’s Requiem, JS Bach, Hugh Masekela, Orbital and Austrian Death Machine. …

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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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Avid Ingenium Twin Turntable Review

This review has been a long time in the making. A fair bit of this delay can be attributed to poor time management on my part- I’m very busy, easily distracted and still prone to idleness when the thumbscrews are put away- but some of it has been down to …

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Acoustic Energy Reference 3 Speakers Review

Acoustic Energy (AE) is a British company that’s been designing and manufacturing speakers since it was founded in 1987. Its first product was the AE1, a studio monitor aimed at professional users. That’s a narrow market in which to play and so it’s no surprise that, like PMC and other …

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