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Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ and Brooklyn Amplifier

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , |

I was recently introduced to Mytek, a company out of Brooklyn, NY that specializes in digital electronics. Not being known for being the go-to guy for digital I thought the opportunity to try something completely different was something I could not pass up. Suffice it to say right up front that I am glad that I didn’t pass. Mytek HIFI produces some impressive gear. This is a review of both units.

The very first thing that caught my attention was the diminutive size of both the preamp/DAC and the amplifier.… Read the full article

PS Audio Sprout100

By | January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

A little over three years ago, I reviewed the original PS Audio Sprout integrated amplifier (HERE). That unit received widespread acclaim throughout the audio press for its feature set, performance and price. However, those who paid attention to my review would recognize that though I respected it for its effort and its potential significance in the “entry level” marketplace, I wasn’t overall terribly enthused by it. I found its sound with my favorite lower cost speakers to be lackluster and not very involving.… Read the full article

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New Digital From NAD & Nagra – CES 2019

By | January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , |

Wilson Audio Sasha DAW speakers

Two of the digital highlights from CES this year came in the form of the all-in-one M10 NAD streamer ($2,499) and new Nagra DAC X ($64,500). Both releases were securely lodged to the trimmed 29th floor of the Venetian in Las Vegas and made for interesting talking points, even though they clearly target two different markets.

Nagra DAC X

The new DAC updated from Nagra includes a separate power supply and a custom delta sigma chipset. Along with a custom USB design, the Switzerland-based manufacturer decked out the internals with a total of 37 individual power supplies for everything on the inside.… Read the full article

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Naim Uniti Atom All-In-One Audio System | Review

By | January 20th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

“All in one, and one for all!” Wait, what? Ha! You’ve just been introduced to my new tagline for Naim Audio’s nifty combined audio system, the Uniti Atom. It’s an all-in-one audio system, as in high-end meets lifestyle. As in “I want this thing, and so should everyone else.”

So let me explain…

I’ve dealt with combined audio systems before. I suppose I’m a bit biased against them, but for no good reason. Audiophile purist snobbery perhaps? Maybe my issues hearken back to my youth, when brick and mortar department stores like Montgomery Ward or J.… Read the full article

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FiiO K3 Review

By | January 6th, 2019|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , |

8.5Score$109.99FiiODisclaimer: The FiiO K3 sent to us is a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank the team at FiiO for giving us this opportunity. To read more about FiiO products we have reviewed on Headfonics click here. Despite setting prices really low, Fiio has always offered great value in the portable audio […]

The post FiiO K3 Review appeared first on Headfonics.… Read the full article

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Audio Fur and the Border Patrol DAC

By | January 6th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

Border Patrol SE DAC

Stereophile’s Herb Reichert posted a letter on the web version of an “As We See It” column written by his colleague Jon Iverson. I’m reposting it here (with linking and attribution) for several reasons, but mainly because I want to use it as a map to work out my … feelings.

The TL;DR of this (rather long) post is summarized pretty much entirely by Mr. Reichert’s comments. I have taken the liberty of then beating said horse past unrecognizability.

Why, you ask?… Read the full article

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dCS Releases Rossini 2.0 software and provides more Roon love…

By | January 4th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

The train of updates at dCS seems to never stop and as they deliver us a New Years present with the release of the dCS Rossini 2.0 software.

We enjoyed listening to the dCS Bartok at CEDIA and again at Audio Element, both of which made clear to us that the dCS Bartok is nipping at the heels of its bigger sibling dCS Rossini.

With the success of the Bartok, dCS promises that the new 2.0 software elevates the Rossini, bringing some of the Reference Vivaldi sauce downstream.… Read the full article

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47 laboratory Flatfish CD player and Progression DAC

By | December 31st, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

47 laboratory Flatfish CD player and Progression DAC

This article, as reviewed by Francisco Duran, Dave Clark, Larry Fisher, and Larry Cox, originally ran in Issue 1, June/July 2002 Positive Feedback

To say that the 47 Labs CD combo is unconventional in its design and looks is an understatement. The Model 4713 Flatfish player/transport is a rather small, rectangular, top-loading unit that is precariously perched atop three spikes. All of its controls are on the top front, along with its hard-to-read display (that is, hard to read unless you are looking down on it).… Read the full article

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