Group Tests


€700-€2,000 Loudspeaker cables.

€700-€2,000 Loudspeaker cables.

A quite representative selection of high quality loudspeaker cables, including models from Synergistic, Furutech, Cardas, Kimber, Siltech and Atlas.


€1,000-€2,000 floorstanding loudspeakers.

€1,000-€2,000 floorstanding loudspeakers.

This is a very interesting price range, and the test includes products from Quadral, PMC, Quad, Audio Physic and JBL among others.


The up to €3,000 system

The up to €3,000 system

Six very different systems from about €500 up to €3,000.


Pre/Power Amplifier pairs.

Pre/Power Amplifier pairs.

Preamplifier/power amplifier systems with a price range between €2,000 and €4,400, including solid state, hybrid and pure tube designs from companies such as NAD, Quad, Parasound and Tsakiridis Devices.


S/PDIF cables.

S/PDIF cables.

Thirty cables, designed to transfer digital signals according to S/PDIF protocol with a price tag between € and €1,000 were measured, listened through and recorded.


Phono Preamplifiers.

Phono Preamplifiers.

Fourteen phono preamplifiers in a price range between €400 and €2,000.


Turntable/cartridge Sets.

Turntable/cartridge Sets.

Includes some very well-known names, like Dual, Thorens, Rega, Pro-Ject and Clearaudio.


Bookshelf Loudspeakers.

Bookshelf Loudspeakers.

Small loudspeakers are good for small spaces and for medium -to - small listening distance. This test involve ten pairs, from manufacturers like Leema, ProAc, Aliante, ATC and Audio Spectrum.


Integrated Amplifiers.

Integrated Amplifiers.

Eleven integrated amplifiers including the Cambridge Audio 840A, Harman/Kardon HK990, NAD C375, Naim Audio Nait XS, Red Wine Audio Signature 30.2 and XTZ Class 100D3.


D/A Converters.

D/A Converters.

Thirteen digital to analog converters including Cambridge Audio DacMagic, YBA WD202, Benchmark DAC 1 HDR, Bryston BDA-1, Naim Audio DAC and North Star USB dac32.


Top Stories
Shanling UP4 Ver.22 - Portable DAC/Headphone Amplifier
Shanling UP4 Ver.22 - Portable DAC/Headphone Amplifier

Shanling seems to understand perfectly well the needs of the discerning audiophile who is often on the move, so they are offering a small but very interesting suitable device, the UP4.


MSB Technology The Discrete DAC - D/A Converter
MSB Technology The Discrete DAC - D/A Converter.

The Discrete DAC is MSB's smallest D/A converter, but that doesn't mean many things on absolute terms. What we are dealing with here is a design based on their custom conversion approach, featuring a top-quality construction and, in our DUT configuration, is accompanied by a smart USB line isolation system. This is digital audio at its best!


hARt Lab Tune Three - Power Amplifier
hARt Lab Tune Three - Power Amplifier.

In our first contact with a new manufacturer from Greece, we've had the opportunity to review a power amplifier that stands out, not only with its build quality but with its architecture and ideas behind it. In the field of high-performance audio, there is nothing more attractive than some out-of-the-box ideas!



News & Industry Update
Bowers & Wilkins introduces the 700 S3 Signature.
Bowers & Wilkins introduces the 700 S3 Signature.

Bowers & Wilkins reserves the Signature name for the rare and radically upgraded versions of its conventional loudspeakers and technologies. Since the brand was founded in 1966, only eight series of loudspeaker have carried the prestigious Signature mark and now its such a time!


Exposure adds new CD player to multi award-winning 3510 series.
Exposure adds new CD player to multi award-winning 3510 series.

To celebrate 50 years of creating real Hi-Fi for real music lovers, as the saying goes, Exposure announced the new 3510 CD player, the final piece in the British brand’s much lauded 3510 series of Hi-Fi components.


Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems introduced 2nd gen Momentum Integrated – the Momentum MxV.
Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems introduced 2nd gen Momentum Integrated – the Momentum MxV.

Combining the front-end technology from the Momentum HD Preamplifier and the power section of the Momentum S250 MxV Stereo Amplifier, the new amp delivers Momentum Series performance in a compact framework only hinting at the advanced circuitry within.


Computer Audio Design launches new Ethernet Control.
Computer Audio Design launches new Ethernet Control.

CAD has pioneered a portfolio of highly effective solutions to the problem, and now adds the new Ethernet Control, designed to enable a significant advancement of the musical performance of streaming-based and file-replay systems.


Roon Labs announced Nucleus One, the next-generation Nucleus for everyone.
Roon Labs announced Nucleus One, the next-generation Nucleus for everyone.

Roon announced the release of Nucleus One, the newest addition to the Nucleus music server product line, which leverages advances in computer technology, technical design, and manufacturing processes to deliver an attractively priced turn-key device.


Vincent's SA-T7 Diamond tube preamplifier features ultra-rare Telefunken tubes.
Vincent's SA-T7 Diamond tube preamplifier features ultra-rare Telefunken tubes.

Vincent Audio announced the limited production run of the new SA-T7 Diamond, a tube preamplifier featuring prized German Telefunken tubes manufactured decades ago.


Because great design is timeless: Cambridge Audio Evo 150 DeLorean Edition!
Because great design is timeless: Cambridge Audio Evo 150 DeLorean Edition!

Built upon the award-winning Evo 150 all-in-one integrated amplifier and network player, Evo 150 DeLorean Edition goes the extra mile, stripping down to bare metal with meticulously crafted, brushed bodywork and sumptuous silver detailing that pay homage to the iconic DeLorean DMC-12.


Goldmund unveiled series of wireless loudspeakers.
Goldmund unveiled series of wireless loudspeakers.

Forged from the esteemed legacy of the Gaia, Goldmund’s flagship model, the introduction of the Asteria, Rhea, and Theia speakers aim to redefine what’s possible for wireless speakers, combining audio quality with distinctive yet elegant styling and the ability to adjust to your room’s unique acoustics.


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S.M.S.L DO100 - HO100 - DAC/USB DAC - Headphone Amplifier
S.M.S.L DO100 - HO100 - DAC/USB DAC - Headphone Amplifier.

The pair of devices we review here are far more than just a sign of our times, which constantly require better systems for audio reproduction through headphones. It is a case study on how modern devices should be designed when aiming for the best possible value-for-money performance.


Review: ATC SCM 19 Loudspeaker.
Review: ATC SCM 19 Loudspeaker.

SCM19, ATC's entry level "Hi-Fi" series top stand-mount model, proved to be one of the best compact loudspeakers you can buy in this price range, especially if what you are looking for is some real high fidelity behavior. How did they manage this? Read the review to find out…


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