A few months ago I was fiddling with the headshell on my Jelco SA-750DB tonearm, which contained my trusty, if long in the tooth, Audio Technica OC9/II cartridge...

My how time flies! It seems like only yesterday when I purchased a Musical Life Symphonia’s turntable along with their 12” Vocalista tonearm... 

I know a gentleman who is flush with both old and new money. His father was an entrepreneur who built a very successful marine supplies business which he took public about 10 years ago...

One of my great deficiencies as a hi-fi guy is that even after thirty odd years in this hobby I have an especially limited scientific understanding of how my gear works...

I found this conception of “Zen” to be enlightening and having listened to Steve Deckert’s Decware “Super Zen Triode” (SZT) amplifiers, the “Super” may or may not be a bit of hyperbole, but the “Zen” descriptor makes sense to me.


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I know a gentleman who is flush with both old...

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  For the past few years, I’ve been using the venerable...

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  The Avari DSD DAC is designed by Archiving Vinyl with...

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    Holger Stein recently sent me a pair of his Q5...

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  RHA is a niche audio company headquartered in Britain. The...

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My how time flies! It seems like only yesterday when...

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    During one of my recent visits to the East Coast,...

Laufer Teknik Memory Player Mini

  I attended the New York Audio Show 2016, held at...

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  Part One A (relatively) short and sweet “Hello” from your newest...

Furutech FPX-(R) Receptacle and Blue Circle Audio “Puck” AC Conditioner

  For many years, my system’s power line conditioning has started...

Bybee Super Effect Speaker Bullets Mk IV

  Jack Bybee is busier than I've seen him in five...

PS Audio DirectStream Memory Player

      PS Audio has long been known for its excellent D/A...

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  Show of hands...how many of you have heard of Tyler...

H-CAT DF100 MK IV and High Fidelity Pro cables: A follow-up

  This is a review of two upgrades that really, at...

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I was having an animated conversation with my wife and...

Stereo Maraschino amplifier

This past summer, a friend and accomplished jazz bassist, John...

Kharma Elegance dB7 Signature Loudspeakers

Singing In Elegant Musical Colors For quite some time now, I’ve...

SILBATONE RP-300 POWER AMPLIFIER

  Ah, the 300B. Legendary. Unrivalled. Western Electric at their best....

HiFiMAN Edition X V2 Headphones

  A few years ago I reviewed the HiFiMAN HE-400 and...

J.C.Verdier La Nouvelle Platine Turntable

      I remember reading somewhere a particular French amplifier being desc...

Audio Technica OC9/III MC Phono Cartridge

    That Smell? Disaster On The Wind A few months ago I...

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  When Clement Perry suggested that I review Archeer AH07 Wireless...

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  Oyaide Elec. Co, LTD hails from Japan, originally established in...

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    My original review of Jack Bybee's Room Neutralizers (here) goes...

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When I first reviewed the Thrax Dionysos preamplifier back in...

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Spread over two venues situated side by side (viz the...