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Empirical Audio Overdrive USB DAC Review

Shared Review with Dagogo.com By Ed Momkus About a year ago I embarked on what has been an absolutely fabulous journey into computer-based digital audio, culminating in what can only be described as a transformation of my main audio system. Along the way I have received quite an education. That education included learning a bit

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INEX Innovation Photon A200 Preamp, Photon Monoblock Power Amplifier and Photon Cables Review

Shared Review with Dagogo.com By Doug Schroeder It happens in the blink of an eye, in a flash, at the speed of light – the signal is sent, the music plays, and the ears are awash in waves of sound. The soul is stirred, and the mind feels… Free? Empowered? Thrilled? What is it like

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PMC TB2i Bookshelf Speaker Review

PMC TB2i 2-Way Speakers~ $2450 Shared Review with Dagogo.com Passive Monitor Speakers With its new PMC designed 6 1/2 inch bass unit it allows for higher volume levels, increased bass extension and dynamics, making it suited to both large and small listening rooms. It has the same tonal balance and wide dispersion characteristics, as with

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Electrocompaniet Prelude System Review

Featured Article from Reviewer:  Adam LaBarge It isn’t often one gets to review a nearly complete system and I jumped at the opportunity to do so, and there is good reason. Reviewing a single component, a speaker, a CD Player, an amplifier, etc. involves certain guess work, and that magic touch it brings to one

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Electrocompaniet EC 4.8 preamplifier Review

Featured Article from Reviewer:  Ed Momkus I’ve been an Electrocompaniet user for many years. I own the fabulous Nemo monoblocks, which drive their namesake B&W Nautilus 800Ds (see my October, 2008 review in Dagogo. I’ve also reviewed the Electrocompaniet EMC 1UP CD player (December, 2009), which despite its age (first introduced in 1999) continues to

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Jeff Rowland Design Group 102 S Amplifier Review

Featured Article from Reviewer: Adam LaBarge After a few hours of failed starts, I must admit, I’m stumped by how to introduce this review. Most of the time reviewers treat the reader to a little anecdote about this or that, or how the reviewer came upon said amplifier or speakers, or whatever.  Maybe even a luxurious

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Audiophile Q&A: Turntable, Direct-drive versus Belt-drive

Featured Article from Audiophile Q&A: Turntable, Direct-drive versus Belt-drive (or, it just depends…) Phillip Holmes There are a lot of opinions on which type of drive system is best.  There are certain inherent strengths and weaknesses in all the drive schemes.  I’ve heard good examples of all versions (idler wheel, direct drive, belt drive).  There

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Sanders Sound 10b Speaker Review

Featured Article from You Get What You Need Phillip Holmes No, you can’t always get what you want. The number of loudspeakers surpassing the cost of a decent family sedan is staggering. Then there are speakers that cost as much as a house. Regardless of cost, I believe all audio products need to offer a blend of good

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Dagogo's 2010 CES Coverage 2: Turntables

Featured Article from Turntables ought to be obsolete as a contact medium for sound reproduction. Instead, through adaptations of new technologies from other industries, the medium is having, probably, its third wind. Turntable is a fascinating object, with all the moving parts and a platter that is getting thicker and thicker, a customized platform that

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Dagogo's 2010 CES at Venetian: Snapshots

Featured Article from There are six annual U.S. audio shows now, namely the up and coming AXPONA in March, the AKFEST in May, the Lone Star Audio Fest in July, the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in October, the CES High Performance Audio Exhibits in January and the T.H.E. Show that takes place alongside CES. Being

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Aesthetix Io Signature phono stage Review

Featured Article from Reviewer: Jack Roberts The original Aesthetix Io phono stage was first introduced in 1995 and has earned quite the reputation as one of the world’s finest phono preamps. The designer is Jim White, formerly of Theta Digital fame. The Aesthetix Io Signature Phono Stage with the volume control can be used as

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Furutech Piezo Powerflux power cable review

Featured Article from Reviewer: Constantine Soo Part of the excitement of being an audiophile is the fun derived from browsing online classifieds. Within our respective budgets, we can have so much fun examining the various listed equipment from the laptop on your lap in a lazy Sunday afternoon. So many times I was bent on

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Electrocompaniet EMC 1 UP CD Player Review

Featured Article from Ed Momkus savors Norwegian Excellence: The Warm and Inviting Electrocompaniet EMC 1 UP CD Player Reviewer: Ed Momkus I have often read CD player reviews that imply that the sonic differences between CD players are very minimal. This has not been my experience. It is true that this may have generally been

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Moscode 402Au OLT stereo power amplifier Review

Featured Article from Doug Schroeder describes a progeny of OTL amplification: The $6,495 Moscode 402Au stereo power amplifier Reviewer: Doug Schroeder I recall being in a discussion years ago with a long time audio manufacturer who mentioned a person nicknamed “Gizmo”. I blanked, “Uh…,” while trying to cover my profound ignorance. Harvey “Gizmo” Rosenberg, the

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Lowther's DX-65 driver in the Teresonic Magus XR Review

Featured Article from Jack Roberts & The Flight of the Mini-monitors, Part 7: Lowther’s worldwide debut of the DX-65 driver in the Teresonic Magus XR Reviewer: Jack Roberts A new driver from Lowther is real news. A new five inch driver is even rarer news, so it was with great anticipation that I waited on

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