SHANLING M8 REVIEW

February 21, 2021 § Leave a comment


The bass quality is especially noticeable from the first listen as it has great PRaT. The bass region has great detail and texture. It has a nicely controlled bass response but it gives its authority whenever the record calls for it. The mids are liquid and lush with great resolution and transparency. It gives you a great instrument timbre as well. The mid-range is slightly lifted and closer to the listener in a good way. The instrument realism is wonderful here and the mids are full sounding with a good body.

The LAW of DIMINISHING RETURNS is BS

February 21, 2021 § Leave a comment

Sonus Faber Il Cremonese ex3me $62,000

February 20, 2021 § Leave a comment

The heritage of Sonus faber is entrusted to the hands of these artisans who seamlessly combine their know-how with the legacy of values which have been preserved throughout the brand’s history.

Distinguished sound is the result, allowing the listener to immerse in a natural musical experience. Sonus faber preserves the integrity of its roots while evolving its craft through the use of innovative materials, intense design research and electro-acoustic solutions.

Stillpoints ESS Rack and Amplifier Stand Review

February 20, 2021 § Leave a comment

Another performance that demonstrated the proficiency of the racks was the recent live recording from Chick Corea with Christian McBride and Brian Blade called Trilogy 2. The ESS rack helped bring the last degree of articulation of this trio to the fore. It was simply a delight to hear the complicated rhythms on Thelonious Monk’s fiendishly difficult song “Work” unraveled with such accuracy and aplomb and verve.

Indeed, the ESS rack profoundly improved the performance of my audio system, allowing it to further resolve the very fine micro-details that enhance a sense of musical verisimilitude. The improved resolution and clarity were so palpable that at times I found myself listening at lower volume levels with total satisfaction. For anyone intent on obtaining a more suave and supple, refined and precise sound, Stillpoints delivers the goods.

Z’s Headphone & Speaker Wall 2021

February 20, 2021 § Leave a comment

CLARUS CODA USB DAC / HEADAMP REVIEW

February 19, 2021 § Leave a comment

Either way, for $299, this DAC isn’t going back.

And if it’s good enough for my reference rig costing tens of thousands of US$,It’s also a huge gateway for someone starting out on their very own high-end audio journey.Got phone, tablet, or laptop — will travel.Or start with a pair of active speakers and evolve as far and as loud as you want to rock.

FIIO BTA30 HIGH FIDELITY BLUETOOTH TRANSCEIVER RECIEW

February 19, 2021 § Leave a comment

The ability to convert any non-Bluetooth digital device to Bluetooth V5.0 with the superior sound quality options of LDAC or aptX HD makes the BTA30 a boon to fans of wireless audio and smart technology. Whether you want to watch television with High Definition sound quality in your own head a 3 AM without disturbing others or stream music from your phone to your old HiFi system, the BTA30 is a must-have and will prove useful for a multitude of applications without putting a heavy lien on your pocketbook. Definite thumbs up and highly recommended product.

Definitive Technology BP9060 Review

February 19, 2021 § Leave a comment

Technics SL-1200G Direct Drive Turntable Review

February 18, 2021 § Leave a comment

https://www.audiophilia.com/reviews/2021/1/1/technicssl1200g

The sonic signature of the 1200 was consistent at various locations, attached to several phono stages, cartridges, etc. Meaning, you’re investing in a specific sound pretty well immune to outside, deleterious influences. The 1200’s personality is such that an addiction to its sound will transcend any financial constraints or worries you have on initial system build. As such, no matter entry level equipment or the finest in high end ancillaries, the Technics will always give of its best, highlighting its own musical personalities. In that way, even at $4000, the SL-1200G is a well nigha perfect turntable for those audiophiles who want legacy, style and convenience (the Coreless Direct Drive Motor, the headshell, plug ‘n play, etc). Hook it up to a basic Rega phono stage with a good solid state amp, and you’ll be in vinyl heaven. Dynamic, stable with an especially glorious treble (more on that later). 

Niagara 1200 Low-Z Power Noise-Dissipation System $999 Review

February 18, 2021 § Leave a comment

I’ve been told recently that my journalistic approach to audio isn’t quite as scientific as it should be. And that few of the benefits I’m hearing—with the AudioQuest conditioning equipment, outlets, and cables in place in my system—could be scientifically proven. With regard to the Niagara range of products enhancing the quality of your system’s AC power, consider that the current power grid in the US is antiquated and totally overtaxed in daily use. And with the relatively low quality of builder grade power outlets (at a cost of about 50 cents each) and common 14 gauge Romex wiring, it’s not too much of a scientific stretch to imagine that audible improvements are easily obtainable with even just higher quality power outlets like the NRG Edisons. I know what my ears are telling me; I can clearly hear a significant lessening—or complete elimination of any associated noise—that I have to believe is due to the less than stellar quality of my AC power. And the Niagara units provide the added benefit of Non-Sacrificial Surge Protection for all connected equipment, and can withstand surges and spikes of up to 6000 volts or 3000 amps without sustaining any damage—while remaining completely transparent and sonically non-invasive. Does $8k worth of AudioQuest AC Power enhancements make an appreciable difference? Absolutely! I can’t recommend the AudioQuest AC conditioners, outlets, and cables highly enough; they’ve elevated my system synergy and overall performance level to a point I’d never have believed possible, and would make an appreciable difference with audio systems at any price point.

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