Author: Stephen Yan

AFI flat.2 Record Flattener by Stephen Yan

June 19, 2020

I begin this review with the sound of the component under review – before delving into the rest of the details such as usage, specifications, ergonomics, and the like. I believe many readers, pressed for [Read More]

CS Port Static Demagnetizer

March 29, 2020

  “There is a highway bus as a cheap means, but I do not recommend it,” said Testuya Kato, who modestly described himself as the person ‘in charge of shipment’ for CS Port. Thus ended [Read More]

AUREALIS AUDIO BALANCED ISOLATION TRANSFORMER

July 1, 2019

    If you had asked me several weeks ago what piece of equipment would make a big difference in a music system, the words “isolation transformer” would not have escaped my lips. The reason [Read More]

LIGHT HARMONICS SOURCE PRO

June 3, 2018

As of May 2018, it is impossible to write about Light Harmonic’s products without the mention of LH Lab’scrowd funding. First and foremost, it must be remembered that the purpose of this article is to [Read More]

Silbatone L103 Line Stage and P105 Amplifier

March 8, 2018

I have written here in the hallowed pages of the Stereo Times about Silbatone products before, and while expensive, these are by no means me-too offerings. The thought that goes into designing and manufacturing them [Read More]

MEET THE DESIGNER SERIES: ALEKSEI TJURIN OF AUDES

December 5, 2017

  When one speaks about hifi with Aleksei Tjurin (right), loudspeaker design engineer at Audes LLC, one gets a sense of a man who knows how to be in the moment. While the rest of [Read More]

Audes Excellence 5 AMT Loudspeaker

April 27, 2017

I know a gentleman who is flush with both old and new money. His father was an entrepreneur who built a very successful marine supplies business which he took public about 10 years ago. He [Read More]

SILBATONE RP-300 POWER AMPLIFIER

January 27, 2017

  Ah, the 300B. Legendary. Unrivalled. Western Electric at their best. Or just overpriced, overrated hype? My very first hifi amplifier (not counting a Rotel budget item, the 865-AX or something) was a 300B amplifier. [Read More]

J.C.Verdier La Nouvelle Platine Turntable

January 17, 2017

      I remember reading somewhere a particular French amplifier being described as one which you don’t just buy, but one which you have a love affair with. The writer went further. He said [Read More]

2016 GUANGZHOU AV FAIR SHOW REPORT page 2

December 21, 2016

  MUNDORF Mundorf electronics, a company well-known for their M-Cap range of capacitors, showed not only their latest components for building electronics and speaker crossovers, but also clearly Asia CEO Norbert Mundorf’s favourite creation, the [Read More]

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