March 8, 2021

Review: Technics SL-1210GR Turntable

The Technics SL-1200 turntable could be considered the most influential piece of audio technology in modern history. With a legacy of artistic inspiration spanning five decades, its broadcast-quality build, authentic sound and ability to facilitate beat-mixing helped birth rap, hip hop and the modern disc jockey.
January 31, 2021

Review: Aurender W20SE Music Server

Aurender have been perfecting their caching music servers since 2011. The W20SE represents the current state of the art for the company.
January 10, 2021

Review: Audio Note CD4.1x Integrated Transport and DAC

With the CD4.1x Audio Note UK shows it is focused on creating supremely musical hardware rather than touting measurements as a metric for success.
December 18, 2020

Review: Gold Note DS-10 Headphone Amplifier and Network DAC

Headamp/DAC/Streamers like the Gold Note DS-10 reveal that there is less light falling between integrated options in the $3k range and higher-priced separates than previously thought.
November 6, 2020
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Review: Linn Sondek LP12 Turntable

As visually iconic and sonically compelling a turntable as one is likely to come across in a lifetime of looking and listening, with a long history and legions of acolytes, the LP12 could be seen as the aspirational everyman’s record player.
September 19, 2020
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Review: Roon Nucleus+ Network Music Server

Spotify, Qobuz or TIDAL reach millions of people and have a focus on social listening and song or album sharing, the audiophile listening experience is pretty much the opposite of that.
August 26, 2020

Review: Naim Nait XS3 Integrated Amplifier and ND5 XS 2 Network Player

The Nait XS3 integrated amplifier and ND5 XS 2 network player pairing from the house of Naim offers performance and musicality at a price much less than their sonic abilities would suggest.