Ortofon SPU Gold cartridge

Ortofon SPU Gold Cartridge

Either way, I think the SPU should stay in production forever. It’s the only audio device I can name that lives up to the true meaning of ‘nice’ without any of the damning-with-faint-praise connotations that word has acquired. The Ortofon MC2000 is tonic for the brain – the SPU is tonic for the soul. For […]

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Shunyata Delta NR V2 Power Cord

Shunyata Delta NR V2 Power Cord

Shunyata Research’s excellent Delta NR v2 really ticks all the boxes. It cuts through power line noise like a cleaver yet works on fine detail like a surgeon’s scalpel, but never once leaving the music sounding anything other than really enjoyably musical. An excellent choice. For the full review, click here.

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Shunyata Research Omega XC Powercord

Shunyata Research’s Caelin Gabriel was given a challenge.  Create a power cord for Shunyata Research power conditioners that allows the conditioner to achieve its absolute maximum performance.  Remove any and all constraints regarding construction time and difficulty and ignore cost limitations to produce the ultimate power cord. The Omega XC is the result of that […]

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Scansonic MB5 B Loudspeaker

Scansonic MB5 B Loudspeaker

Slide these slimline floorstanders into just the right spot and their profile diminishes entirely, leaving a wonderfully unfettered and captivating musical performance. Once the MB5 Bs are on song, you’ll be hooked and listening for hours… For the full review, click here.

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Shunyata Research Omega Ethernet

The Omega Ethernet cable redefines the term state-of-the-art for performance in its category by combining Shunyata Research’s most consequential digital innovations into a single design. Similar to Shunyata Research’s Product of the Year award-winning USB cable designs, the Omega Ethernet reveals low-level detail and dynamic contrasts in sound that simply do not exist from any […]

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Raidho TD4.2 Floorstanding Loudspeakers

Raidho TD4.2 Floorstanding Loudspeakers

These speakers brought out the meaning of the music better than any speaker I’ve ever had in my listening room. I heard new instruments, voices, and sounds in musical selections that I’ve listened to hundreds, maybe thousands of times. These speakers were not overly detailed; it is just that one might not be accustomed to […]

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Audio Note UK Fifth Element/Fifth Force DAC Review

Audio Note Fifth Element Fifth Force DAC

Owning an Audio Note UK product such as the Fifth Element/Fifth Force DAC is so much more than just experiencing a sound not obtainable in the rest of the audio industry, it is also about being part of a listener circle that continuingly experiences one of the most value- and performance-driven machines made for music […]

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Shunyata Research Delta NR-V2

Shunyata Research Delta NR-V2

“I switched to physical media, first with little silver discs and then with the black plastic 12 inch ones. Now this was where things really got interesting. Playing the same repertoire, in the Lyngdorf CD2 the differences between the new and old version of the Delta cable were even clearer, with the music taking on […]

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