Category: Featured

Valve Amplification Company (VAC) Essence 80 iQ Monobloc Amplifiers by Don Shaulis

March 21, 2024

  VAC Magic in a Small Package At the many audio shows I attended, few rooms stuck in my memory, but one brand did—Valve Amplification Company (VAC) equipment powered many of the best-sounding rooms. By [Read More]

DR Acoustics Antigone 3.0 Power Management System/Virtual Ground System by Mike Wright

March 15, 2024

    Power conditioners have become a nearly necessary, highly misunderstood piece of audio gear. Most audiophiles feel they have good electricity coming to their rooms and don’t need an AC conditioner. Those are the [Read More]

Coda Technologies Coda No. 8 Amplifier and 07x Preamplifier Review by Richard Willie

March 4, 2024

    It has been over a year since I had the privilege of evaluating the Coda Technologies CSiB integrated amplifier. My experience with Coda Technologies’ products continued. Soon after, I was allowed to review [Read More]

Inakustik Power Station AC-4500 AC conditioner by Clement Perry

February 29, 2024

I should have never accepted the offer to hear the Inakustik Power Station AC-4500 conditioner. Serendipity struck when World Wide Wholesales owner Robert Neill offered me a review sample after discussing other high-end audio products [Read More]

Accustic Arts Power III Integrated Amplifier by Terry London

February 16, 2024

In 2006, I started to write lay reviews for the forums on the AudioGon website for fun. That was also the period of writing a string of reviews on Accustic Arts DACs, transports, and preamplifiers, [Read More]

SOTM TX-USBX10G review by Rob Dockery

February 15, 2024

SOTM (Soul of the Music) is a South Korean audiophile brand focused on streamers, clocks, and power supplies and was the original company to produce an Audiophile USB card. My journey with SOTM began recently [Read More]

Vanguard Scout monitors – “the $299/pr Miracle Mini Monitor” by Greg Voth

February 15, 2024

  I love the accuracy of a small speaker. In the 1980s and 1990s, I owned and loved both the Spica TC-50 and TC-60, and the ported TC-60 satisfied me through the 1990s and into [Read More]

Stereo Times’ Most Wanted 2023

January 18, 2024

        Aric Audio Super 6SN7 Linestage ($3,995/reviewed here):  Being Aric Kimball and Aric Audio in high-end audio is akin to being David in a world filled with Goliaths. Aric Audio’s Super 6SN7 [Read More]

Vivid Audio Giya 3 Series 2 Loudspeakers by Bill Wells

January 16, 2024

Not having fully recovered from my most recent and very positive experience of auditioning, evaluating, and ultimately reviewing the truly outstanding Vivid Audio Kaya 90 loudspeakers (reviewed here), I now have the good fortune to [Read More]

DR Acoustics Polynice Power Management/Virtual Ground System by Greg Voth  

January 11, 2024

      My power conditioner of choice over the two years has been the Puritan Audio PSM156. I’ve been consistently taken with how well this unit performs, so swapping the PSM156 for the Polynice [Read More]

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