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DeVore Orangutan Reference | High End 2019

By | May 18th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

DeVore Orangutan Reference

DeVore Fidelity‘s new reference speakers were one of the main reasons for me hitting the show in Munich. This, and drinking beer while eating crispy pork knuckles. Never met with John DeVore in person, we had a couple of chats through social media but not much more, I knew the guy is cool as he has great taste in watches and I can now confirm he is as good of a speaker designer as they say.

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In one of the dreaded ground floor prefabricated rooms he managed to pull a rabbit out of the hat in the form of a 4-cabinet, 4-way, 5-drivers reference speaker system that worked marvels on both jazz and classical music.… Read the full article

RMAF 2018: Troy Audio, Twin AV, Triode; big speakers, big sound

By | November 12th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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Troy Audio was presenting at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest and just like last year, they had great success in keeping their exhibit room as one of the most visited, and well regarded.

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Troy Audio had two systems: The first was made up of Triode Corporation tube electronics, a preamplifier and power amplifier using 300B tubes at just 8 watts. The digital source was an Esoteric CD transport, while the DAC was the small giant DAC212SE from DiDIT High End.

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RMAF 2017: Xact Audio, CH Precison, Zu Audio, and Frank Schröder

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Xact Audio XX Mag Drive turntable.

This was not exactly your father’s stereo system… no wood veneer here, but that’s what drew me into the room: the look of all that gleaming CH Precision gear, (A1 amplifier, L1 preamplifier, X1 Power Supplies) and the two big, black, and silver Zu Audio Omen Def. MK IVs ($18,500 USD) that were hooked up to it. I’ve reviewed CH Precision previously, and have always been quite taken with the articulate, sophisticated, and tonally-balanced sound this Swiss company achieves through their circuit designs, so when I saw it paired with the badass, and incredibly transparent Zu MK IVs, I knew this would be fun.… Read the full article

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