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Rega Elex MK4

Review Rega Elex Mk4 integrated amplifier – If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Rega Research from Southend-on-Sea, Great Britain, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. However, the down-to-earth Brits do not celebrate this milestone exuberantly. Instead of making a statement, the people of Rega choose to systematically refine and improve their existing products. As a result, Rega has grown over the years into a respected and beloved company. […]

Review Fosi amp TB10A + Merchanise DAC – Cheapskate Hifi

On forums, some cheap products are completely idolized. It would play away high-end audio equipment for a fraction of the money. We saw the Fosi TB10A pass by in a video and were triggered. An Alpha-reader sent us the Merchanise DAC. How low can you go? Because this combination costs just over 100 Euro!

Triple Test – Hypex Nilai – Purifi Eigentakt Eval1 – ICEpower 700AS2

Check out a sneak peek of this content! On Sunday, January 30, 2023, we held our first livestream of the year. And it was an interesting one; not that the other livestreams are not interesting by the way. We put three new generation Class D amplifiers side by side to determine how far Class D […]

Battle of the Brits – Cyrus, Rega and Naim

Check out a sneak peek of this content! Reviews of the Cyrus Classic Amp and the Rega Elicit Mk5 amplifier have appeared recently. They spent some time next to each other and next to a Naim XS 2. What are the similarities and differences? Comparing gear is always interesting, especially when it involves three amplifiers […]

Rega Elicit Mk5 - voorzijde

Review Rega Elicit MK5 integrated amplifier – wolf in sheep’s clothing

Rega makes turntables, amplifiers and CD players known for their excellent price-performance ratio. The fifth incarnation of the Elicit confirms this once again, emphatically.

Volumio Integro – a streaming amplifier worth to be seen

The Volumio Integro is a streaming amplifier. Add a pair of speakers, connect with a speaker cable and you can play music. That sounds enticing, but how enticing is it?

Cyrus Classic Amp en PSX-R2 - voorkant

Cyrus Classic AMP – Classic Fun!

In 1984, British Cyrus launched its first amplifiers, with the dimensions of a shoebox and an angled protruding rim containing control knobs. We test the latest version of this Classic: meet the Cyrus Classic AMP.

Multitest integrated amplifiers – 2500 Euro – Which is the best (for you)?

On Sunday, November 27, 2022, we held a large, comparative test of amplifiers in the price range around 2,500 euros. A popular class. In the 3.5-hour livestream, we were able to hear particularly well what the differences are in this price range. And it’s not subtle!

Mark Levinson 5805

Review Mark Levinson 5805 integrated amplifier – Full body

Mark Levinson … A brand with a very rich history. And a brand that makes many an enthusiast’s mouth drool. Think of the No.33 power amplifiers. Or the new ML-50 in honor of the 50th anniversary. We slow down a bit with the No 5805 integrated amplifier. Although that’s still 11,500 Euro… so… a lot […]

Kora TB140

Review Kora TB140 integrated amplifier – Absolute beauty

Ever heard of the French brand Kora? Neither did we until recently but we suspect that this will soon change enough. Dutch distributor Dimex has had Kora in its portfolio for a while now and we see the brand appearing more and more often. Kora has been around for a while but after 2014 it […]