• EMM Labs PRE Preamplifier Review – The Best Preamplifier in 2019?

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    It’s a strange world. EMM Labs new Reference Preamplifier is called the PRE ($25k US). Their previous Reference Preamplifier, still available, is the PRE2 ($15k US). The PRE2 is the best sounding preamp I’ve had in my system prior to the arrival of the PRE. It’s as neutral and transparent as they come. Can the new PRE top that? Is it worth the 67% premium? The new PRE is a much more substantial animal than the PRE2. It measures 438mm x 400mm x 161mm (wdh) and weighs a substantial 17 READ MORE

  • Building a Dedicated Sound Room by Phil Gold

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    After 30 years of living in a suburban two storey house, my wife and I decided to move downtown and into an apartment. We each had specific requirements. Mine included a dedicated listening space. That was one of her requirements too – that I should have a dedicated listening space, so she should not be disturbed while I was listening. We spent over a year checking out building after building. Eventually we found one we both liked, walking distance to the center of town, close to all am READ MORE

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sonus Faber Seminar Celebrating Italian manufacturer Sonus faber’s 35th Anniversary

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    This excellent story is "reprinted" with permission from our friends over at Enjoy the Music . com. Have you heard about the 1900 Building in Kansas City? Well, neither had I. Former office and factory for H.D. Lee's Jeans, the building was recently adapted to a new purpose by developer Steve Karbank. The building now includes multiple performance and conference spaces, a fitness room, a delightful outdoor courtyard and a wonderful restaurant. See my soup! Now Steve just happens to READ MORE