Author: Mike Girardi

PerfectPath Technlogies Total Contact

February 6, 2019

  You never know what you’ll find browsing the Tweak section of Audiogon. One can find the latest version of a company’s tweaky product there. I can still remember seeing the advertisement for Total Contact [Read More]

Merging Technology NADAC + Player and NADAC + Power Active

December 31, 2018

    Merging Technologies is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of high-resolution digital audio recording systems over the last 25 years. Merging Technologies was founded in 1990 in Chexbres, Switzerland by Claude Cellier; an [Read More]

Synergistic Research Active Grounding Block SE

September 5, 2018

      I’ve made a few significant changes in my system since I last reviewed the Synergistic Research Galileo UEF AC power cables (here). My journey started when evaluated the SR Galileo UEF Ethernet [Read More]

Synergistic Research Galileo UEF AC Power Cables Part 2

March 2, 2018

  My first experience with a Synergistic Research products was the ground breaking A/C Master Coupler back in 1995. At the time, I started with a solid state based system consisting of Adcom separates (amplifier, [Read More]

Optimization of the Digital Playback Chain for Network Players with NAS Drives

January 8, 2018

  This review came about as a result of selecting between two digital sources and building my system around the selected digital source chain: the Ayon Audio S-5 Network Player/Preamp, router, and QNAP NAS drive. Originally, [Read More]

Synergistic Research Galileo UEF Series Cables

September 6, 2017

  Some two years ago, I reviewed the Synergistic Research UEF Atmosphere Level 4 speaker cables and interconnects cables (here).  At that time the SR UEF Atmosphere Level 4 outshined my reference cables adding to [Read More]

Perla Audio Righello Monoblocks

December 14, 2016

    I first learned of Perla Audio in Don Schaulis’ Stereotimes 2016 T.H.E Show Newport Beach report and have since learned the Perla Audio received an Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice award. I was stoked [Read More]

Synergistic Research Tranquility Base UEF, XOT Carbon and MIGS 2.0

May 4, 2016

      Tranquility Base UEF Back in January 2014, I had the pleasure of reviewing the original Synergistic Research Tranquility Base here. Considering the improvements realized at that time and their award for the [Read More]

Synergistic Research Black Box

February 2, 2016

  The largest component in one’s system is the listening room yet it is the one component that is commonly overlooked and misunderstood. In my experience, you could spend ungodly amounts on speakers, amplifiers, front [Read More]

Synergistic Research Atmosphere High Definition Ground Cables

December 4, 2015

    This is a follow-up review to the Synergistic Research (SR) Grounding Block review I wrote back in July (here).  For those not familiar with the SR Grounding Block (GB), it’s a device that [Read More]

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