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Multitest – The best amplifier for 1000 Euro – 2022 edition

Sometimes we just feel like doing a big, huge, grande test. It’s educational for us and for you it provides insight into what’s available and how products perform relative to each other. This time we put eight amplifiers side by side. We sampled, measured and listened to all amplifiers. You can find everything in this […]

Holo Audio Serene 1

Review Holo Audio Serene Level 1 preamplifier – Tastefully Serene

In Japanese folklore, the fox is a mythical creature that can turn into a human or live in symbiosis with humans. A lot of manga comics and cartoons use this theme and Kitsune Audio also bases its logo on this illustrious animal. Kitsune Audio is the U.S. distributor of the Chinese Holo Audio from engineer […]

Soundastic Reference amplifier

Review Soundastic Reference integrated amplifier

We received a request from an unexpected source to listen to an amplifier. The Polish Soundastic emailed us to be exact. After a brief look at their website we decide that the company and the product are interesting enough to take a look at. We take a look at the Soundastic Reference integrated amplifier.

Cambridge Edge NQ en Edge W

Cambridge Audio Edge NQ and Edge W – On the edge of your seat

On the occasion of their 50th anniversary, Cambridge Audio released the new Edge series in 2018 and although circumstances prevented us from testing it at the time, we are pleased to be able to do so today. Because if there’s one thing we’ve found over the past few weeks it’s that these devices still perform […]

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 […]

Benchmark AHB2

Review Benchmark Audio Systems AHB2 in Mono

Benchmark Media Systems Inc of Syracuse, New-York is a thoroughly American company and has been one of the top pro-audio manufacturers for thirty years. In recent years they have also ventured into the consumer market and with considerable success. Their first commercial product, the Dac1, was very well received worldwide. It was a no-nonsense device […]

Lejonklou Baozu

Review Lejonklou Baozu integrated amplifier

Over the past few months, a lot of fine integrated amplifiers have visited you editor. Think of the Rega Aethos, Moonriver Audio 404, Naim Nait XS3, Hegel H120, Denon PMA A-110, Marantz Model 30 and Yamaha A-S2200 to name a few. (Re)read our reviews for sure because they are all great amplifiers in the 3000 […]

Technics SU-R1000

Review Technics SU-R1000 integrated amplifier

We know Technics primarily for the SL1200 record player. But connoisseurs know that Technics makes much more than that. Think speakers and of course: amplifiers. Every year – except in the recent Covid years – we step into the Panasonic / Technics room at High End Munich. Purely to see what technical ingenuity has come […]

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