Category: Accessories

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 LHY SW-8 Switch and LHY LPS50VA Linear Power Supply

LHY is a subsidiary brand of the longstanding audio brand Jay’s Audio from China. LHY offers a number of products in the area of power supplies, clocks and switches. In this review, we look at the SW-8 and the linear power supply: the LPS50VA.

Review AAI pads – Mini – Midi – Maxi – Ultra – Anti Resonance

Tweaking is an important element in our audio hobby. We tweak with cables, audio furniture, power conditioning, switches and last but not least, “coasters”. Not for drinks while listening, but for under our beloved speakers and components! We are trying a whole series of Pads from a brand from Slovakia: AAI…. Authentic Audio Image

Draide Flow Reference 808

Review Driade Flow Reference 808 speaker cable – The Flow Master

That speaker cables make a difference, we have now proven in two major tests – here and here – with measurements. In short: if you are not yet convinced: read those stories. We can now move on to a new product made by – for us – the now well-known brand Driade: the Flow Reference […]

Review John van Gent – Magic Link Jubilee Edition

That hi-fi can be a seriously expensive – and interesting – hobby no longer surprises anyone. Even we are used to it by now. Still it is still a ‘thing’ when we have a pair of 2850 Euro cables (50cm). Our version is 80 cm, which comes down to 3060 Euro per stereo pair. Anyway: […]

Multitest plug in filters – ten plug in filters – measurements and blind test

Do those ‘plug-in’ filters really do anything? That is the question we want to answer in this big test of ten ‘filters’. You know them; those plug-in plugs…. plug and play ‘junk cleaners’…. Right? We have samples from Furutech, Ansuz, Akiko, Kemp, Isotek, IFI and NordOst. A fine cross-section of the market, we think. And […]

Yeti Power - Reference

Review YETI Reference power cable

Power cables are always a topic of discussion. Power is power… 230 volts is 230 volts and 50 Hz is 50 Hz…. Yes. That’s right. And yet we hear differences. Why is that? We are going to find out one day. Until then you have to make do with our measurements, samples and our blue […]

Megatest speaker cables – real measurements, samples and blind test!

We can say without a doubt that this test of speaker cables is the most intensive test Alpha Audio has done to date. We have invested a tremendous amount of time and energy in this comparative test. We have also acquired two new, beautiful measuring devices to carry out this test. And all this to […]

Authentic Audio Image – AAI: cables and pads – High level tweaking

Authentic Audio Image – AAI – is a manufacturer of cables and accessories from Slovakia. The Dutch importer, Musicom, has sent us three sets of pads and a whole set of cables from the “Vittorioso” line for some tweaking. In short: there’s work to be done!

Ricable Invictus

Ricable Invictus cabling – Out of the way!

There there is little or nothing in this hobby that elicits such fierce reactions as reviews of cables. However, many manufacturers make a good living with the products and even produce cables that cost more than an average family car. Is this a case of collective insanity or is there more to it? Many audiophiles […]