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Asus Xonar Essence STU – Review

By | April 29th, 2014|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , |

I’ve heard only good things about the headphone related products from Asus, especially the  Xonar Essence One and its Muses Edition. So, in that direction, I hope that I will get to review them soon.

Meanwhile, I’ve got my hands on the little brother of the line-up, the Xonar Essence STU.

More than 5 years ago I had the Xonar Essence ST sound card and this is the external usb version of it. I am quite curious on it’s performances, so let’s get a closer look.… Read the full article

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Jadis Amplifiers: Delicate Warmth of France

By | April 27th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

As an audiophile you can never be fully satisfied with your sound components. At one point, it stops being about finding quality, and your hobby becomes about variety. It’s not […]Read the full article

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Elekit TU-8200 Tube Amplifier Kit (SE 6L6)

By | April 23rd, 2014|Categories: DIY AUDIOFILE|Tags: , |

Over the past several years I have been enjoying an Elekit TU-879S Stereo Tube Amplifier Kit paired up along side of Fostex FE206E high sensitivity speaker drivers in Dallas rear-loaded horn enclosures.  I put a number of hours on the Elekit TU-879S, enough to fully consume the stock EH 6L6 tubes and to cycle through a number of power tube sets before deciding on JJ EL34 blue glass tubes.  Throughout this time the Elekit TU-879S amplifier has been reliable and a good performer sonically so it was disappointing to hear that the popular TU-879S tube amp kit had been discontinued. 

Elekit TU-879S with Fostex FE206E Rear-Loaded Horn Speakers
Elekit TU-879S with Fostex FE206E Rear-Loaded Horn Speakers


However, there is good news – the follow-up tube amplifier kit to the Elekit TU-879S, the Elekit TU-8200 is now available from TubeDepot (USA) and VK Music (Canada).  The renowned Elekit designer, Mr.Read the full article

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