• Soulution Audio 330 Integrated Amplifier Review

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    The review sample was provided to us by Canadian distributor Tri-cell Enterprises (www.tricellenterprises.com). We can look at the 330 Integrated Amplifier (330 INT for short) in two ways: This is one of the most expensive integrated amplifiers you can buy, at $20,000 US for the base unit and an additional $3,000 US for the phono option and $4,125 US for the DAC option for a grand total of $27,125 US. Or This is easily the most affordable pre and power amp combination fabled high READ MORE

  • Swan Song Audio White Swan Headphone Amplifier / Preamplifier with Built-in DAC Review

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    Is your spouse redecorating your listening space in their mind? Do you lust after mortgage priced statement audio gear but your room and wallet size say no? Take heart! There is an alternative. A high-end headphone package can attain all the sonic virtues of the priciest big rigs at a fraction of the cost and occupies almost no floor space. Prepare to trade the shared musical experience for the highest reaches of intimate listening bliss, because Swan Song Audio wants to lift you into that h READ MORE

  • Product News: McIntosh Celebrates 70th Anniversary with Limited Edition Commemorative System

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    McIntosh founded by Frank McIntosh – a.k.a. “Mr. Mac” – in 1949, will be celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2019, and to commemorate this milestone, McIntosh has revealed an awesome 70th Anniversary Limited Edition Commemorative System. The Commemorative System is comprised of two new audio products: the MC2152 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Amplifier and the C70 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. All the products in each Commemorative System are specially marked and have m READ MORE

  • Furutech NCF Booster and Signal Booster Review

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    Above: Furutech's NCF Booster in action with the Nordost QBASE QB8 Power Distributor. Q: What do you do when you’ve assembled a system you love, and you’ve optimized the sound in your room? A: You look at tweaks. Today we’ll look at some interesting new tweaks from Furutech. I have on hand two types of NCF Boosters. The original NCF Booster is designed to hold power cables in place, and the NCF Signal Booster is a scaled down version designed for interconnects and speaker cabl READ MORE

  • Gravelli Virtuoso – Concrete Enclosure Active Speakers

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    After more than five years of research, development and dozens of prototypes, Gravelli is introducing a new line of fully active high-end home audio speakers. The first model in the series are the VIRTUOSO. Autonomous, fully active stereo speakers, custom designed and housed in a concrete enclosure. The specially modified concrete enables the VIRTUOSO speakers to reach its best acoustic properties in the smallest form possible but with a big sound, comparable to the finest high-end audio READ MORE

  • Focal Kanta N°2 Loudspeakers Review

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    Since 1979, Focal has been designing and manufacturing high-fidelity audio products.  The French company, based in Saint-Étienne, produces a full slew of products, including home loudspeakers, car speaker audio, studio monitors and over the last few years, headphones.  All Focal products are designed in-house, in France, while their high-end products are manufactured there, as well.  Take a look at any Focal high-end product and you will find the three words…‘Made In France’ proudl READ MORE

  • Gold Note PH-10 Phono-Stage and Gold Note PSU-10 A/C Power Supply Review

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    Having recently reviewed Gold Note’s stunningly good sounding P-1000 solid state pre-amplifier, when NOVO asked if I’d like to review Gold Note’s PH-10 solid state phono stage ($1,500 USD) and PSU-10 upgrade A/C power supply ($1100 USD), I was more excited than Tom Cruise bouncing up and down on one of Oprah’s interview sofas. PH-10 Phono Stage: Based out of Firenze Italy, Gold Note are world renowned for fabricating high-end turntables, tonearms, cartridges, amplifiers, an READ MORE

  • Product News: McIntosh XRT1.1K Loudspeaker

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    McIntosh has just revealed the XRT1.1K loudspeaker, a sibling to the company's larger-than-life XRT2.1K loudspeaker.  Featuring a 1,200 Watt power rating, the full range XRT1.1K is an exceptional speaker in its own right. With its more user-friendly size that is 14” (35 cm) shorter and 173 lbs (78 kg) lighter than the XRT2.1K, the XRT1.1K can comfortably fit in a wider variety of home environments. While not as large as the XRT2.1K, the XRT1.1K is still an extraordinary loudspeaker that p READ MORE

  • Audeze LCD-4 Planar Magnetic Headphones Review

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    Oscar Wilde once stated: “I have simple tastes… I only like the best.” As a reviewer, I get to listen to a lot of gear and cabling that sounds as good as other products that already exist. Not better… but just as good. For a reference-caliber audiophile product to get my attention, it must sound better than anything I’ve ever auditioned. Stated succinctly, Audeze’s $3,995 USD LCD-4 is the best sounding pair of headphones I’ve ever heard. Product Description: The LCD-4 is Au READ MORE

  • Meet the Maker: An Interview with Charles Kirmuss of Kirmuss Audio

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    Have you heard of the Ultrasonic Vinyl Restoration System from Kirmuss Audio?  This product is taking the audiophile world by storm.  Find out why in the "Meet the Maker" story just published by our sister site NOVO.  Click here to read the full story. READ MORE