Author: David Abramson

Kitsune Holo Audio KTE May DAC by David Abramson

August 9, 2020

  May Day!! May Day!! “As to R2R DACs, they are extremely simple to build. You can build one yourself if you just search a bit online! Getting them to be low noise and distortion [Read More]

Puritan Audio Laboratories PSM156 Power conditioner

December 13, 2019

Puritan Audio Labs’ Mike Lester is maybe, the hands down nicest guy in audio. I never even met him. Maybe that’s why I still think that. He’s a lovely emailer and gives even better phone [Read More]

Buchardt Audio S400 Loudspeakers

August 8, 2019

      My own personal Buchardt story is simple; I watched YouTube’s audio reviewing “stars” Zeos, Zero Fidelity and Thomas & Stereo rave about Buchardt Audio’s ported (and cheaper) S300 stand mounted speakers and [Read More]

Xavian Perla Esclusiva Loudspeaker

May 7, 2019

  The Mighty… Oak!? For four years, the Xavian Perla monitors were made of walnut. They also used to be named the Xavian Perla, instead of the more regal sounding Perla Esclusiva. “We found oak to [Read More]

Aqua Acoustic Quality La Voce S3 Discrete DAC

February 16, 2019

    When an old friend goes to the hospital for surgery, you worry. They wanted to gut him; take a burr to his Burr-Browns and stuff in a non-FDA-approved proprietary FPGA board. Lordy! We [Read More]

Linear Tube Audio ZOTL 10 Mk. II Amplifier

June 5, 2018

    ZO-Tl It On the Mountain In the beginning, there was 1.0. I home demoed it; partly in the presence of both Will and…no, not Grace. Mark. Will and Mark; the twonicer n’ nice audio zealots [Read More]

Dayens Ecstasy IV SE Power Amplifier

December 24, 2017

  Everyone’s got a signature piece. For future president Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, it’s his right eyebrow. For Leonardo (the historical one), it’s the Mona Lisa. And for Warhol, it was… soup cans; specifically, 32 [Read More]

Wells Audio Majestic Integrated Amplifier

July 21, 2016

Sculpting the Majestic Asked in what manner he painted his famous colored circle paintings, legendary modern artist Damien Hirst replied, “Yes, Rachel is brilliant, isn’t she?!” I’m paraphrasing here, but you see Mr. Hirst was referring to [Read More]

Elekit TU-8300R 300B amp kit

December 29, 2015

      Elekit, a Japanese electronics firm founded in ancient 1970’s pre-iPhone Japan, didn’t always make fiddly esoteric audiophiley tube amp kits. A quick Googling reveals “ELEKIT was born at the electric appliance shop ‘KAHO’ [Read More]

Yellowtec PUC2 Lite USB Converter

August 19, 2015

  The boring-as-watching-paint-dry USB to S/PDIF converter.  This small unassuming box (or set thereof if you include super-ruby-femto atomic clock/battery power supply etc.) remains an essential tool for most of us wishing to enjoy to [Read More]

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