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DROP Liquid Carbon X + SDAC DAC/AMP Review

By | September 4th, 2019|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , |

The DROP Liquid Carbon X + SDAC DAC/AMP is a hybrid of the x Alex Cavalli Liquid Carbon X amp and the Massdrop x Grace Design Standard DAC (or SDAC). It is priced at $380. Disclaimer: The Liquid Carbon X + SDAC DAC/AMP  was sent to us a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We […]

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Rupert Neve Designs RNHP – First Contact

By | August 31st, 2019|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , |

The Rupert Neve Designs RNHP Precision Headphone Amplifier is the debut launch of the company’s first-ever dedicated desktop headphone amplifier. It is priced at $499. Disclaimer: The Rupert Neve Designs RNHP is a paid-for sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank Rupert Neve Designs for this opportunity. To learn more about solid-state headphone […]

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T+A PA 1100 E Integrated Amp with DAC now shipping

By | August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: , , , |

Herford, Germany-based T+A is introducing the PA 1100 E, an integrated amplifier with DAC.

According to the company, the PA 1100 E “has both analog and digital inputs and converts digital audio signals into analog signals of the highest quality via the high-resolution and extremely linear 32-bit D/A converter. The PA 1100 E can decode DSD signals (up to DSD 256) and PCM signals (up to 32 / 384), while providing the exceptional power and refinement the E series has become known for.”

The PA 1100 E can be ordered with optional HDMI input / outputs that enable high performance 2 channel amplification / integration into any video display.

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Monoprice Monolith™ Liquid Spark Review

By | July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , |

The Monprice Monolith™ Liquid Spark is a compact transportable headphone amplifier developed by Alex Cavalli for Monoprice. Disclaimer: The Monprice Monolith™ Liquid Spark sent to us for this review is a paid-for sample. We thank the team at Monoprice for giving us this opportunity. To read more about portable and transportable amps we have reviewed […]

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Hifiman Jade II Review

By | June 26th, 2019|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The Hifiman Jade II was sent to us as a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank Hifiman for this opportunity. To learn more about Hifiman product reviews on Headfonics you can click here. Before there was Hifiman, there was HE Audio and the original Jade. Now the original Jade was more of a […]

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EMM Labs PRE stereo preamplifier Review

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |

About this time last year, I received what EMM Labs referred to as the Reference PRE. The only identification that appears on the preamp are the letters PRE, which I find a bit confusing, given that the earlier design was called the PRE2. While I really did not expect drastic improvements from the PRE over the PRE2, I hooked it up in my system and almost immediately realized that the PRE was a stunning leap forward. The remainder of this review focuses on the differences and how those differences contribute to a more lifelike recreation of the recorded event.

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Cambridge Audio launches AX series of Hi-Fi separates

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: , |

Today Cambridge Audio introduces the AX series, a brand new range of hi-fi separates. Designed and engineered in the UK, AX has something to offer every music lover, hitting the perfect balance between performance and affordability.

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Consisting of a CD player, an integrated amplifier and two stereo receivers, the AX range takes design and innovation cues from Cambridge Audio’s CX and Edge hi-fi ranges. Like those award-winning products, it uses the company’s 50-plus years of audio engineering expertise to deliver what Cambridge Audio has dubbed its “Great British Sound”, a pure, unfiltered audio experience reflecting the artist’s intentions – nothing added, nothing taken away.

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Hifiman Jade II – First Contact

By | March 29th, 2019|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , , |

$2499HifimanDisclaimer: The Hifiman Jade II was sent to us a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank Hifiman for this opportunity. To learn more about Hifiman product reviews on Headfonics you can click here. We have an influx of electrostatic (stats for short) product reviews in the coming months and some, or all […]

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Schiit Mani phono preamp

By | March 18th, 2019|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , , |

An Antenna No More!

This past year numerous readers and followers of mine on Twitter and Facebook continually asked me to recommend a budget phono stage, and to this end I had acquired the following phono stages:

  1. Parasound ZPhono
  2. Cambridge Audio Duo
  3. NAD PP2e
  4. Musical Fidelity V90-LPS
  5. Rega Fono Mini
  6. Pro-Ject Audio Phono Box DC

That’s a lot of budget phono stages and, with six turntables and five separate systems here, I am just the staffer at Dagogo to pull this off.

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Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems announces the New Momentum HD Preamplifier

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: , , , , , |

CAVE CREEK, ARIZONA, MARCH 14, 2019— Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems today announced the Momentum HD Preamplifier, a major upgrade  to the Momentum Preamplifier. The Momentum HD Preamplifier builds on the award-winning platform of the Momentum Preamplifier. The new HD status represents the high dynamic and high definition improvements that have been achieved in this substantial upgrade. The new Momentum HD Preamplifier incorporates advancements in the power supply, audio circuitry, and control sections.

Housed in a separate chassis for maximum isolation, the Momentum HD main power transformer is 33% larger as compared to the original Momentum Preamplifier.

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