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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 […]

Xindak XF-2000ES

Xindak XF-2000ES Power Conditioner

The Xindak XF-2000ES is a favorably priced power conditioner in a compact housing. Can we consider the filter a bargain or is the performance in line with the asking price? We’ll find out for you.

How well does speaker decoupling work? Townshend, Isoacoustics, Primacoustic

On Sunday, April 24, we tried out three speaker decoupling systems for you. The Townshend seismic isolation platforms, Isoacoustics Gaia II and the Primacoustic RX12. We combined these systems with a pair of ATC SCM40A to check out the results. And yes: the differences are greater than we thought!

Review – five RCA interlinks – Blind test – cable madness!

On Sunday, January 30, we tested five interlinks live for you; actually, six, because we also picked up the “dropveter” for reference. A beautiful red/white cable that you will find standard in the box. You can watch the entire livestream back here. Below we outline our findings. Beware ‘non believers’; the differences are quite obvious! […]