Category: Hi-Fi

Multitest bookshelf speakers – 2500 Euro – part 3

We have already reached the final part of this triptych. Finally, we have heard fourteen bookshelf speakers pass by. That’s a lot of speakers. And we tested them not on one but on two amplifiers. So that amounts to 28 combinations and then on three tracks. A lot of listening, but incredibly interesting! This time […]

Multitest bookshelf speakers – 2500 euros – part 2

On Sunday, March 19, we did part two of the mega test of monitor speakers. We again listened to five speakers live for you to give you an idea of their sound characteristics. This time it’s the Sonus Faber Sonetto I, Audio Physic Step 35, GoldenEar BRX, JBL HDI 1600 and the Neat Petite Classic.

Review KLH Audio Model Five – Modern Vintage

In recent years a lot of manufacturers have been releasing new versions of their classics from the 60s and 70s. Think JBL, PSB, Wharfedale, Mission and KLH to name a few. And while these products look very much like their illustrious predecessors on the outside, thankfully they are now made with the latest materials and […]

Multitest bookshelf speakers – 2500 Euro – part 1

On Sunday, Feb. 26, we live streamed the first part of the multitest bookshelf speakers around $2,500. Listening to different speakers is always interesting. With no product are you going to hear such big differences. Even an amplifier or dac results in less difference in sound. Let’s go through the first five models. We have […]

Review TAD CE1TX monitor – off the scale

The Japanese brand TAD we know pretty well at Alpha Audio. Well before we started using our own TAD E2s in the reference system, we enjoyed those (sort of) wacky speakers with their famous coax drivers a few times at shows and demos. We now have the ‘Compact Evolution 1 TX’ in the listening room. […]

Rega Elex MK4

Review Rega Elex Mk4 integrated amplifier – If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Rega Research from Southend-on-Sea, Great Britain, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. However, the down-to-earth Brits do not celebrate this milestone exuberantly. Instead of making a statement, the people of Rega choose to systematically refine and improve their existing products. As a result, Rega has grown over the years into a respected and beloved company. […]

Review Pura Sauropoda mains filter – it’s all in the details

Filters and power conditioning in general has pros and cons. And as an independend review platform, we have to act a bit like Switzerland. There are situations in which a filter can’t really improve on stuff. And thus really only gets in the way. However: with the advent of more and more switching power supplies, […]

Review Fosi amp TB10A + Merchanise DAC – Cheapskate Hifi

On forums, some cheap products are completely idolized. It would play away high-end audio equipment for a fraction of the money. We saw the Fosi TB10A pass by in a video and were triggered. An Alpha-reader sent us the Merchanise DAC. How low can you go? Because this combination costs just over 100 Euro!

Audiolab 6000CDT – with love for the music

The Audiolab 6000CDT is a white raven. Audio CD transports are a niche product and affordable CD transports are thin on the ground. What do you get for the money?

Triple Test – Hypex Nilai – Purifi Eigentakt Eval1 – ICEpower 700AS2

Check out a sneak peek of this content! On Sunday, January 30, 2023, we held our first livestream of the year. And it was an interesting one; not that the other livestreams are not interesting by the way. We put three new generation Class D amplifiers side by side to determine how far Class D […]