• TechDAS Air Force Two turntable

    TechDAS Air Force Two turntable

    Of all the high-end superdecks, few generated quite as much interest as TechDAS’ Air Force One. Everything on a turntable that could be pumped up or held down by air or vacuum, was… and was ...
  • Music First Audio Baby Reference V2

    Music First Audio Baby Reference V2

    The Music First Audio transformer-based passive preamplifiers seem to receive universal praise, and well-respected reviewers around the globe have declared them to be among the very best. And yet, when I have tried them in ...
  • Booplinth

    Booplinth

    Linn’s venerable LP12 Sondek – over 40 years young – has become so synonymous with the succession of upgrades that have been applied to the basic deck since its launch, that it’s now almost impossible ...
  • Ensemble ONDIVA

    Ensemble ONDIVA

    Some time ago, the Swiss firm Ensemble was best known for its standmount loudspeakers, with designs like its outstanding ELYSIA minimonitor. Over the years, the company has diversified into audio electronics, cables, tables, platforms, and ...
  • VPI Prime

    VPI Prime

    VPI industries is one of the shining stars in the US high-end firmament. Based in New Jersey, the company has been making turntables, tonearms, and record cleaning machines for decades. VPI has recently been passed ...
  • Audio Analogue Vivace DAC

    Audio Analogue Vivace DAC

    Audio Analogue was founded in 1996, and made its mark with the now-celebrated budget Puccini SE integrated amplifier, which is still sought after and makes its mark on the second-hand market. The company’s HQ is ...
  • ReQuest Audio The Beast

    ReQuest Audio The Beast

    “Music has Charms to soothe a savage Breast” William Congreve ‘The Beast’. An extraordinary name! It rolls off the tongue with a plosiveness, it summons images of Beowulf and other epic poems, and conjures up ...
  • Nagra HD DAC

    Nagra HD DAC

    There’s still a buzz about Nagra. Even those who have racked up a lot of miles on their audio clock get a little worked up over a Nagra product, and when that product is the ...
  • Cardas Clear Reflection cables

    Cardas Clear Reflection cables

    Cardas Audio can draw upon a number of major ‘hits’ in its time, but arguably none quite as successful as its Golden Cross and Golden Reference lines. These have been, for many people, the high-end ...
  • AVM Evolution SD 5.2 streaming DAC/preamp

    AVM Evolution SD 5.2 streaming DAC/preamp

    AVM’s Evolution range is the company’s ‘performance’ line; set above the two Inspiration integrated models, but below the cost-no-object Ovation line. To many, that represents the sweet spot, combining all the best properties of the ...

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