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Vermouth Audio Little Luccas MkII Limited Edition Loudspeakers

By | December 12th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |

Little in Name Only

After a number of reviews of products from Indonesian company Vermouth Audio it was time to sample where it all began. The company’s founder, Hendry Ramli, started the company on loudspeakers, so I was excited to finally listen to a pair. Enter the Little Luccas MkII Limited Edition (with what Hendry calls the Upgrade 2). Do not let the “Little” in its name fool you into thinking that Vermouth would not put the work in the product, as the speaker ticks all the boxes in terms of construction and components.… Read the full article

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van den Hul Crimson XGW Stradivarius Moving Coil Cartridge

By | November 28th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |

van den Hul Crimson XGW Stradivarius Moving Coil Cartridge

I am very excited about this review. I have been a big fan of the van den Hul (vdH) product line for many years. That includes cartridges, cable, electronics and accessories. A.J. van den Hul is clearly an industry icon. His company has been operating since 1980 and his legacy continues to grow and shine brightly. In many respects, Mr. van den Hul has set an example for both innovation and design that has few peers in the industry. Sorry for all the accolades, but his efforts have been that impressive. … Read the full article

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Grado Labs Prestige Black2 Phono Cartridge: A World Premier Review

By | November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |

All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.

LOUDSPEAKERS

Marten Bird Loudspeakers, Marten Duke 2 Loudspeakers, and REL Stadium III subwoofer.

ELECTRONICS

E.A.R. 324 phono preamplifier, two E.A.R. 890 amplifiers (ran as monos), E.A.R. 534 stereo amplifier, E.A.R. 912 Professional preamplifier, E.A.R. 834L tube line stage, E.A.R. HP4 headphone amplifier, Grado Battery headphone amplifier, and KingRex headphone amplifier.

SOURCES

Analog: E.A.R. Disk Master Turntable with two Helius Omega Tonearms.

Cartridges: Koetsu Rosewood Signature, London Reference and Grado Statement1.… Read the full article

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Parasound Halo JC 3 Jr. Phono Preamplifier by John Curl:  Premier Review

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , |

All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.

LOUDSPEAKERS

Marten Bird Loudspeakers, Marten Duke 2 Loudspeakers, and REL Stadium III subwoofer.

ELECTRONICS

E.A.R. 324 phono preamplifier, two E.A.R. 890 amplifiers (ran as monos), E.A.R. 534 stereo amplifier, E.A.R. 912 Professional preamplifier, E.A.R. 834L tube line stage, E.A.R. HP4 headphone amplifier, Grado Battery headphone amplifier, and KingRex headphone amplifier.

SOURCES

Analog: E.A.R. Disk Master Turntable with two Helius Omega Tonearms.

Cartridges: Koetsu Rosewood Signature, London Reference and Grado Statement1.… Read the full article

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