One of the legendary companies in fine audio is Nagra. As a lifelong lover of reel-to-reel recorders, I’ve known the name for decades…it’s highly respected.
In conjunction with the extraordinary Sound Galleries SGM2015, we brought in two different DSD DACs to receive the output from that Music Server. The Nagra was very highly recommended by Edward Hsu of Sound Galleries for this project, provided that it was the configuration with the Nagra MPS external power supply, as well as the active XLR outputs.… Read the full article
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“Often, we’d tend to say cleaner amounts to better. Detail, space, frequency range; those things matter, and if the Clearway were lacking in those respects it wouldn’t be given five stars. But what matters more is the knitting together and musicality, and that’s where Chord has this right for the price.”
What to say about 2016… It was an awful year for humanity but a great year for audiophiles with very good (portable) gear. The portable market is still booming and looking at the number of reviews we did of portable gear, this clearly shows. I myself didn’t even review a single desktop sized amplifier and that hasn’t ever happened to me as far as I can remember.
Portable gear simply keeps getting better as new technology more easily finds its way to the portable market.… Read the full article
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Folks! Here is the moment you’ve all, readers and exhibitors alike are waiting for!
With this I also take the opportunity to introduce you to our mystery judge, Venoth Nair, who is our frequent review contributor. Venoth is an advancing audiophile and videophile. He is a rising star in the AV reviewer circles and has kept his judging criteria to very strict standards, just like our resident High End review contributor Mr TE Tan!
The results from Judges Votes & Readers Choice are clearly unanimous this time round!… Read the full article
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