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Polk Audio Reserve R700 floor stand – Big is Beautiful

Did we not request the R200 monitor? That’s the first thing that pops into our heads when we see the gigantic floorstanders coming out of the truck. Let’s check our mail traffic: “If the R200 is not available, you can also send in the R700.” Be careful what you wish for they say. The Polk […]

Review Nothing Ear(1) in-ears – Silence Please

A fact of life in this society is that it is becoming increasingly difficult to find silence. The world is getting busier and with that we also have to deal directly with noise pollution. Although that could also be due to humanity becoming less and less tolerant. However, that is another story. We are now […]

Denafrips Multitest

Triple test – Denafrips Terminator Plus, Venus II, Ares II

We live in fine times when it comes to digital audio. Converters that convert digitally stored music to analogue signals for us to listen to are getting better and better. For around 500 euros you can really get a decent device in the hifi rack. We are going to see what the Chinese Denafrips has […]

Review Yamaha NS-3000 – King of Speed

There are products that impress immediately and there are models that take longer to get under your skin…. Which is better, we’ll leave in the middle for now. But the Yamaha NS-3000 belongs to the latter category. Not a splashy entry, but count on not hanging garlands when you have to unplug them after a […]

Review Elac Navis ARB-51 – A very active speaker!

A complete and very musical system for about 2500 euros? Impossible, right? Well… no. Those who orient themselves in the world of active speakers, know that there are gems for sale. And who chooses active, is often ready to rock with just one source. In this case: you can think of a set of Elac […]

Purifi Eigentakt EVAL1 VS NAD C298 – Two times überclass D

This is a review high on our readers’ wish list: the Purifi EVAL1 DIY amplifier (stereo) versus the NAD C298. Also an Eigentakt power amplifier. Now we would have liked to do this one much sooner, but well… time and all that. In addition, the EVAL1 is running at your author’s home, just like the […]

Kinki Studio EX-M7

Review Kinki Studio EX-M7 – Red Dragon Power

We Come from China, it says on the back of the Kinki Studio EX-M7 power amplifier. Proud of your country. And there is nothing wrong with that! We are also proud of the Netherlands in the sense that we are pretty good at digging tunnels, salvaging ships and building bridges. And we are technologically quite […]

Advance Paris M60

Review Advance Paris MyConnect M60

Those looking for an affordable all-in-one device have less choice than they might initially think. We regularly see very nice devices pass by but they are usually well over 1000 euros. Today we found an affordable device and for once it is not from Denon or Marantz. It really is an all-in-one device because besides […]

Audioquest Jitterbug FMJ

Review Audioquest Jitterbug FMJ

The USB interface is extremely useful. It is a universal interface, which means that all types of data can be sent over this bus. Audio is implemented in the protocol, for example. PCM is standard, DSD can be done. In any case, via DoP. But we have already written a lot about that. Now we […]

Review Metrum Acoustics DAC3 upgrade

We have been playing with the Metrum Acoustics Pavane d/a converter for many years. A NOS dac with ladder dacs that Cees Ruijtenberg developed in-house. Over the years a substantial upgrade has come in the form of the Transient DAC2 modules. These simply fit into the sockets, making an upgrade a piece of cake. The […]