Author: Dave Allison

WHAT I DID OVER MY “SUMMER VACATION” by Dave Allison

September 23, 2020

    Early on during the COVID-19 lockdown, I decided to use the extra free time to go entirely through my stereo system: tearing everything apart, cleaning contacts and dusty nooks and crannies, re-routing and [Read More]

MARIGO AUDIO LAB AIDA CD MAT

March 16, 2019

  As the guy who writes for those of you who still play physical digital media, I’m pleased to inform you of another non-stratospherically-priced accessory to enhance your listening experience.  My history with CD mats [Read More]

OPPO UDP-205 UNIVERSAL PLAYER (Modified)

November 20, 2018

      My award for 2017’s Most Wanted Component went to OPPO’s UDP-205 UHD/Blu-ray/Universal disc player. Here’s what I wrote: “To call this player ‘great value for the money’ is to do it an [Read More]

Furutech FPX-(R) Receptacle and Blue Circle Audio “Puck” AC Conditioner

March 7, 2017

  For many years, my system’s power line conditioning has started with the Silver Circle Audio PurePower One 5.0, a massive 5 kVA transformer with AC filtering, fed directly from a dedicated 20-amp breaker. More [Read More]

CARDAS audio Clear Beyond AC Cord

October 23, 2015

      In my latest round of reading about this hobby of ours – in The Stereo Times, of course – two recent passages have stuck with me: ·       “Yeah, I said it. I [Read More]

The Homegrown Audio X32 Speaker Cable

April 23, 2014

  A few weeks back, our esteemed publisher, Clement Perry, sent me an e-mail: “Dave – Haven’t heard from you in months. What’s new and exciting – and worth writing about?” Hmmm. My system hasn’t [Read More]

THE AUDIO MAGIC LINE OF PRODUCTS

June 4, 2012

THE AUDIO MAGIC LINE OF PRODUCTS   Funny how some things just stay with you. Many years ago, J. Peter Moncrieff wrote in International Audio Review that a great audio system would have the same [Read More]

DH Labs Red Wave AC Cord

April 10, 2012

  Another Take   April 2012                       After reading Frank Alles’ thoughtful and thorough piece on DH Labs’ complete “loom” of cables back in February (here), I thought I’d chime in on the DH [Read More]

Kemp Elektroniks Quantum Approach Plug

March 28, 2011

  Another Black Box?     March 2011     I have always been fascinated by electronic “gizmos”: those little black or silver boxes that are meant to reside in or around our stereo systems, and whose [Read More]

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