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Moon 180 MiND Network Streamer Review

Moon 180 MiND network streamer Computer audio is a remarkable thing, you can use your existing hardware as an audio source and with care and attention get remarkable sound quality. However, figuring out how to do that can be a steep learning curve and not everybody wants to have a …

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Ming Da MC34-A Integrated Valve Amplifier Review

Specifications: Power output: 38W RMS per channel Distortion: <0.8% at full power Frequency response: 20-50kHz +/- 1db Signal to noise ratio: >90db Inputs: RCA 4 line level Dimensions: W 380mm X D 290mm X H without cage 195mm, with cage 205mm. First Impressions: Okay, the review sample is white, this …

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Roksan Xerxes 20 Plus/PUG/Shiraz/VSC2 Review

The Roksan Xerxes is thirty years old this year which means that a review of it notionally makes as much sense as subjecting an Austin Montego to a punishing road test. There is however a method in the madness. The Xerxes is conceptually thirty. The idea of the Xerxes- a …

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Consonance Cyber 211S Monoblock Tube Amplifiers Review

My last review for the ‘wam, of Allnic’s T2000 integrated amplifier, was the easiest, least stressful to write for ages. The T2000 was simply honest-to-goodness sonic value and despite the fact that as a rule I’d rather not have to suffer push-pull amplification, I could happily have lived with the …

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Abrahamsen V2.0 UP Integrated Amplifier Review

Specifications 2 x 70 watt in 8 ohm 2 x140 watt in 4 ohm 1000VA Ring core transformer 100,000uF Capacitance. 16A Relays 12 Output Devices Signal/noise: >100 dBTHD: 0,005 % Frequency response: 0-70.000 Hz +/-3 dB 3 Line inputs (RCA)1 Balanced (XLR) input Tape output (RCA) Digital volume control LCD-display …

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Allnic T2000 Integrated Amplifier Review

  The Allnic T2000 integrated push-pull tube amplifier has been a real breath of fresh air. It is one of only a very few products I’ve had here for audition in the last two years that has not given me a single moment of anxiety. Let me explain. While there …

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Little marvels – Royd Troubadour S Speaker Review

I seem to be forever reviewing small speakers in the £1300.00 ish price bracket. I suppose I have the right size room for them (about 4 x 3m ) and really ought to be in the market for something like this. However, my musical tastes tend to be bass heavy …

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