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Mass test – Six tube amps – Live Stream replay

Live Tests are fun. And very instructive. For example, you learn which combinations work well and which differences you can and should expect when you change an amplifier. In this test of six tube amps the differences are – as expected – quite audible. But you as a viewer can easily see and hear that […]

NuPrime Omnia WR-1

Review NuPrime Omnia WR-1 streamer

In the price range of about 400 euros there is a lot of choice in the streaming audio category. Almost all major brands have something in that area. Although the bulk is just above this price. Think of Sonos, HEOS, Yamaha and Bluesound. Around or just under 400 euros there is still a lot of […]

Review Teufel Motiv Go bluetooth speaker

Music on the go… super handy. Although we don’t promote that people put mobile speakers in a bike basket and then enrich the neighborhood with the 20 Hz – 20 kHz frequency band. We mean it can be useful for some musical enrichment on vacation, the study, the kids-room or maybe the backyard. We’re testing […]

Xavian Premio Esclusivo (3)

Review Xavian Premio Esclusivo monitor speaker

Anyone looking for Xavian will come across the meaning “The Savior” or “Clear”. Now founder Roberto Barletta may not mean that directly with his brand, although we can rhyme it with clear. Boelsz audio – the importer of Xavian – has sent us the Premio Esclusivo

Marantz PM6007

Marantz PM6007 integrated amplifier

We reviewers are spoiled. We have access to the latest stuff on the market and are allowed to play with that stuff for a long time. Boys (girls too of course) and toys, so to speak. We tell you this because we have the brand-new Marantz PM6007 on our hifi-rack, an integrated amplifier that may […]

Review Audioquest Dragon source power cord

Power, energy… the foundation of any hi-fi system. We keep saying it: music is basically modulated energy. And the powercord is not only the last meter, but also the first meter. There are often other cables close to it. In short: powercords are important. And if you don’t believe it or have never tried it: […]

Triple Test high-end Studio monitors – with samples and video

On Sunday November 1st 2020 we tested (Live on Youtube) three beautiful studio monitors. Speakers primarily for the studio. But in fact also very suitable for the living room. We are talking about the Dutch & Dutch 8C – 12,500 euros – ATC SCM100A SL classic – 22,950 – and the Grimm LS1be – 36,000 […]

Golden Ear BRX

Review Golden Ear Reference BRX bookshelf speaker

Great news from the United States of America! You can actually buy Golden Ears; hearing is believing. And that is exactly what we are going to do with this set of monitor speakers or bookshelves. Because golden ears, that’s what we all want, don’t we?

Violectric DHA 590

Review Violectric DHA V590 headphone amp – pre-amp – dac

A never-ending quest for the ideal audio device is what the English so eloquenty call ‘the agony and the ecstacy’. What if we had a preamplifier that could also be used as a stand alone DAC? And that also has analog inputs? Balanced and a single ended topology? And last but not least, a premium […]

First impression – Sonnet Audio Hermes

We have the Sonnet Audio Hermes for review. The new ROON streamer by Cees Ruijtenberg. Right: the developer of all those beautiful dacs, amplifiers and… streamers. We’ve been playing with the Metrum Acoustics Ambre for years: also a product by Cees Ruijtenberg. What are the differences and similarities? We put them next to each other […]

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