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Chord Hugo2 – Portable DAC/Headphone Amplifier – Review

By | September 15th, 2018|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , |

If you have read my reviews on Chord products, you already know that I was really impressed by their evolution and their performance. When Chord Hugo was released, I was impressed by the sound quality from that small unit.

Then, Chord decided to go even smaller with even newer technology with Chord Mojo. I couldn’t resist and I actually bought one for myself. What impressed me the most for Mojo was the natural tonality & transparency. It actually sounds great in my big speaker system as well.… Read the full article

RaimondAudio DM-120S – Speaker Power Amplifier – Review

By | June 6th, 2018|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , |

A few months back, I had the pleasure of testing an amplifier that is produced locally by RaimondAudio. By the way, the website is not up to date, so for questions please shoot him an email at [email protected]

Meanwhile I have heard a few iterations of the bigger brother of the amplifier that I have first reviewed, the DM-120S. I have to say that the version is quite amazing. Actually, I now have the last iteration of the smaller brother and it sounds much better, getting rid of a few cons mentioned in my review, but more on that later.… Read the full article

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Electrocompaniet ECI-6 Integrated Speaker Amplifier – Review

By | March 4th, 2018|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , |

I didn’t know much about Electrocompaniet until recently when Razvan from AVMall told me it’s one of his favorite Brands.

He was actually very excited that he managed to bring Electrocompaniet in Romania through AVMall. He also got me worked up about their products, especially about their amplifiers.

It’s hard not to get enthusiastic when you look at their specs and I thank AVMall for giving the ECI6, their integrated speaker amplifier for a test run.

Looks & Build Quality

This amplifier has some slick looks, mostly because of glass front plate which gives it a really nice touch.… Read the full article

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Martin Logan Unison – Review

By | February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , |

Having a dedicated listening room led me to buying a separate sound system for the living room for the TV. I just couldn’t enjoy the speakers embedded in the TV.  Actually, at one point I was thinking of sacrificing the dedicated listening room to move the system in the living room. I have tested a few speakers in the living room and the acoustics just suck. Fixing that would be too expensive & time consuming, not to say that you need wife approved acoustic treatment.… Read the full article

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Audio GD Master 10 – Speaker Amplifier Review

By | July 16th, 2017|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , |

First, I want to apologize for the long period of absence I have taken from HeadMania and to thank the readers who did not abandon it. I had a very busy period at work in the last few months and I just couldn’t find the time for any more writing until now.

Introduction

This review is long overdue, as I’ve owned this amplifier since 2 years ago. On the other hand, I’ve had the chance to pair it with quite a few speakers in this time-frame.… Read the full article

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Raimond Audio – Audiophile Starter Power Amplifier – Review

By | November 27th, 2016|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , |

A few months ago, the guys  from jack-fi.ro  introduced me to a small amplifier made locally by Raimond Audio . They insisted I try it with my Martin Logan Ethos speakers. I was a little skeptical, but I am glad I gave it a try.

General Presentation and Specs

The name of the amplifier is Audiophile Starter. The first thing I noticed was that it’s quite small.raimond-audio-audiophile-starter-review-3

Its small size can be quite an advantage for people who don’t have the necessary space for a bigger amplifier.… Read the full article

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iFi Pro iCan – Headphone Amplifier Review

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , |

Since hearing the first products from iFi, I’ve been watching this company, because I think it really deserves our attention. It has some lovely products out there and I am sure iFi has more surprises to offer us in time.

I love the iFi iDSD Micro, iTube and Micro USB3 and actually I currently own the last two.

iCan Pro was a big curiosity of mine since it was first announced and with the help and courtesy of Avstore, I managed to get my hands on a  review unit for a couple of days.… Read the full article

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Chord Mojo – Review

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , |

Some of you may have read my review of Hugo. I was really impressed by that product and what Chord managed to do, not to mention in what size.

It’s been a while since Mojo appeared on the market and I don’t know why I didn’t try to hear it until now. Recently a friend of mine bought it and he was floored by its performance.

I didn’t need to hear more to try it for myself. Due to the generosity of Chord’s dealer in Romania, I now have the chance of sharing my experience regarding Mojo with you.… Read the full article

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Xindak A600E 09 Version – Integrated Speaker Amplifier Review

By | August 17th, 2015|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , |

After a good friend of mine highly recommended this amplifier and I hunted it for a while now, I finally managed to put my hands on this beast.

There is one thing I have to punctuate  before I start this review. While I’m going to write another post dedicated to the following problem, I want to warn you here  as well not to buy anything from the Chinese web store named cattylink, as it seems that they like to scam people.… Read the full article

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Sugden Masterclass IA-4 Integrated Speaker Amplifier – Review

By | June 28th, 2015|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , |

As you may  remember, Piega 5.2 are quite pretentious when it comes to the amplification. Knowing that I am a big fan of good Class A amplifiers, jack-fi.ro, gave me a Masterclass IA-4 to play with.

Introduction and Specs

This amplifier only has 33W into 8 ohms, but they are full Class A. Surprisingly, I don’t think I ever managed to go higher than 20% of its volume output with Piega Primium 5.2 . What I am trying to say is that an Class A amplifier capable of 33W is quite powerful.… Read the full article

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