Author: Norm Luttbeg

Sistrum Apprentice Series SP-SA-103 Platform

July 1, 2014

            It’s been some time since I first heard about the Star Sound Technologies Sistrum platforms and Audio Points. One person, Tom DeVuono, repeatedly touted these devices. Somehow, nothing much [Read More]

Ultimate Reference Interconnects & Rhodium AC Powercords

June 2, 2014

                                                                      [Read More]

High Fidelity Cable Magnetic Wave Guide AC Conditioner

May 2, 2014

  I think my quest for realism in music reproduction, if achieved, requires many obvious components and many not so obvious components. It used to be that one had a music source, a preamp/phono stage, [Read More]

Exemplar eXpo T105 Digital Player

February 24, 2014

Oppo has become the counterpart to the Swiss Army knife of digital. It is a universal player that handles CD and hi-rez SACDs just as handily. The Oppo also offers a digital input so it [Read More]

Exemplar Exception preamp

July 15, 2013

Is the Exemplar Exception Preamp Exceptional?Waiting for component to break-in is the bane of audio reviewers. You can hear improvements over time, and you don’t ever really know when this will stop. This was especially [Read More]

High Fidelity Cables CT-1 Ultimate Series

June 12, 2013

      High Fidelity Cables makes three grades of audio cables: the original CT-1, the CT-1 Enhanced, and finally the CT-1 Ultimates, which are the subject of this review. Having raved about the CT-1 [Read More]

StillPoints Grids

April 11, 2013

  In 2010, I expressed great appreciation for the Stillpoints ESS-28-40-3 doublewide rack. That one experience caused me to think about the use of acrylic shelves on a rack. I thought about it again when [Read More]

High Fidelity Cables CT-1 Enhanced Cables: The Revolution Will Not be Televised

April 11, 2013

           I have not been in a circumstance where I witnessed my own “revolutionary” product in high-end audio. Many, of course, claimed this was the case when Redbook compact discs were introduced, but we know [Read More]

Torus Power RM 15 PLUS Isolation Transformer

January 7, 2013

  Best I’ve Heard!    November, 2012  Today’s review, dear friends, is of the Torus Power RM-15 Plus power isolation transformer. It utilizes a unique toroidal transformer specifically designed for audio and video purposes by [Read More]

SMc Audio VRE-1C Preamplifier

September 3, 2012

   Bold and Delightful   March, 2012 My first exposure to this preamp came at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. I ran into Joe Cohen, who is now distributing this unit. He asked if [Read More]

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