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Bluesound NODE

Review Bluesound NODE streamer (2021)

After nine years in the market, Bluesound comes with the new NODE. Are we going back in time? No. Bluesound is dropping the numbers for this latest generation – officially Gen 3. It’s now just Bluesound NODE, POWERNODE, et cetera. Not a lot just seems to have changed. But appearances are deceiving! We take a […]

Multitest – Four exceptional, top, d-a-converters

Denafrips, Bryston, Rockna or Sonnet? Four wonderful d/a converters. What a choice to make… that’s a tough one! To make it a little easier, we put these four beauties side by side in a live test on May 30, 2021. As a test we included a real live track that we recorded in the live […]

Benchmark AHB2

Review Benchmark Audio Systems AHB2 in Mono

Benchmark Media Systems Inc of Syracuse, New-York is a thoroughly American company and has been one of the top pro-audio manufacturers for thirty years. In recent years they have also ventured into the consumer market and with considerable success. Their first commercial product, the Dac1, was very well received worldwide. It was a no-nonsense device […]

Bluesound Node2i modificatio

Review PD power supply modification Bluesound Node 2i

Earlier this week we made an install guide around a custom power supply for the Bluesound Node 2i. We also put some samples online so you can hear what a difference it can make in combination with a Sbooster BOTW 5 volt power supply. In the meantime, we’ve done some more listening. We will share […]

Review Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2 Signature

Bowers & Wilkins has a rich history. The British company that was founded in 1966 by John Bowers has now been around for 55 years. In those nearly six decades it has made many discoveries. The tweeter on top, Kevlar cones and now Continuum as the material for the units, surroundless midrange drivers, the Nautilus […]

B&W

B&W launches Music app

B&W (or Bowers & Wilkins) has released a new Music app for its Formation platform. With clearly more streaming services in it.

Bowers Wilkins DM5

Review Bowers & Wilkins DM5 bookshelf speaker

Yours truly was visiting a friend who was cleaning out his office; he asked me to check if there was anything interesting in music equipment. If not, the thrift store would pick it up. There was a lot to see, including a collection of historic 78 rpm records and an antique mechanical gramophone with horn. […]

Hifiman Ananda BT

The End of Year Top 5 – Yung

It is the time of lists again. The time to look back and determine what has impressed you now. In case of us: which products have left an indelible impression? The top-5 of your author is as follows!

BMC Audio Ultradac

The End of Year Top 5 – Geoffrey

The year 2020 was, to put it mildly, a special year. A disrupted year especially in which a lot of things were questioned and in which we showed our best but often also our little side. Because of the measures imposed, we stayed in our listening room even more than usual. But hey: this was […]

Bryston

Bryston presents new BR-20 preamplifier

Bryston’s new BR-20 is the preamplifier that has ‘everything’. It took Bryston years to develop. So it must be really special!

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