web analytics

Archives: Reviews - Hi-Fi

Lyngdorf TDAI 1120

Review Lyngdorf TDAI-1120 – Room Service

In early October we could all go to the Koningshof in Veldhoven again to visit the renewed XFI fair, now Dutch Audio Event. As always it was great to get lost in the maze that the Koningshof really is. The supplied map doesn’t help much, if at all, but that shouldn’t spoil the fun. Sometimes […]

Review Primare A35.8 – the bridge between movies and music

Sweden’s Primare is a brand that has forty years of experience producing hi-fi. And it applies delicious Scandinavian sobriety in the process. Focus on the important things. Think of a in house developed, solid power supply, sleek design without bling and use of proven concepts. Think of Hypex nCore. We take a look at their […]

Review Dynaudio Emit 50 floor stand – roaring giant

Recently, your author had the Dynaudio Emit 10 at home. And it was a delightful experience. The Emit 10 plays remarkably complete and is easy to place and drive. Now it’s time for its bigger brother…. well… brother… it’s more like a giant. The Emit 50 is big. Very big. But as you know, dimensions […]

Review Pass Labs X150.8 – Entry-level Pass… or is it?

In the world of luxury goods, the entry level products have a tough time. The Porsche Cayman for example. That’s the Porsche for those who can’t afford a 911 (the connoisseur knows better by the way). Or Scansonic for those who can’t afford a Raidho. And so there are many examples. What about the Pass […]

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 TAD Evolution 2 floorstanding speaker – competition killer

There are reviews that change your perception of your hobby and everything around it. They are products that pry your ‘ow so safe’ anchor points loose and leave you floating for a moment. Lost. It’s frustrating at times, but it also forces you to keep going. To pick yourself up and improve. Away with the […]

Review Diptyque DP107 speaker – Magnetic

People sometimes say that the Dutch are stubborn (and direct, and boorish… but that’s another discussion). But what about the French? According to your editor, French people are even more stubborn. They take a different approach to practically everything. And they are often convinced that they are right. This cán be very annoying, but often […]

NAD M23

Review NAD M23 power amplifier – Masterful Purity

NAD – New Acoustic Dimension – has – as the Dutch say – “gold in its hands” with the M33 and C298. Both products are extremely competitive: good pricing, good performance and – our opinion – a sleek appearance. Especially in the case of the Master Series. And well: there is a newcomer: the M23 […]

Triple Test bookshelf speakers – 1000 Euro – Sonus Faber – Focal – Elac

On Sunday, March 27, we tested three impressive pairs of bookshelfs live for you. We also measured them and combined them with three amplifiers. This is to paint a complete picture. It was therefore a somewhat complex live stream, but certainly interesting. At least, that’s what we thought, because the results were surprising. Why? Welll… […]

NAIM Uniti Headphone Edition

Review Naim Uniti HE – Atom Headphone Edition – Head First

Personal audio has been on the rise for a while. Witness the many high-end ‘cans’ that have appeared on the market in recent years. Because every headphone is constructed differently and has different impedances, more and more ‘dedicated’ headphone amplifiers are seeing the light of day. You can find them for a few hundred euros […]

}