Category: Systems

MUSICA CORPORATION Cuculo-monos, Cuculo passive pre and PS by Greg Voth

July 15, 2022

Kahl Audio, located in Northvale, NJ, the US distributor for the MUSICA Corporation’s Cuculo brand, recently contacted me with components for review. Once I received delivery and had the Cuculo components connected and playing with [Read More]

AfterDark Project by Mike Girardi

May 6, 2021

AfterDark Project ClayX Giesmann Reference Master Clock, Black Modernize Linear Power Supply and Project ClayX Black River BNC Digital Cable     While scanning the Audiophilestyle.com forums, I came across a topic named “Master Clock [Read More]

Classé Audio Delta PRE and MONOs amplifiers Page 2

April 20, 2021

  About the Classé Delta MONOs Here is where everything changed. After wrestling these behemoths into position in my listening room, and believe me, with the nearly 100-pound MONOs not having any handles, this was [Read More]

Classé Audio Delta PRE and MONOs amplifiers By Dave Thomas

April 20, 2021

  Classé Audio has always been a fascinating company to me. Even going back to one of my early favorite amps, the legendary DR3 VHC Class-A amplifier, I’ve always looked at Classé as sort of [Read More]

Sound Performance Lab (SPL) Elector preamp /Performer s800 amplifier and m1000 monos by Terry London

November 20, 2020

      About a year ago, I was looking for an inexpensive, truly balanced preamplifier to use in one of my smaller systems. During my investigations, I came across a 2010 Six Moons review [Read More]

Von Gaylord Audio Nirvana Mono amplifier and Harmony preamp by Key Kim

February 25, 2020

Munich’s High-End show, the best two-channel, speciality audio event I know of, has grown so large that it’s no surprise that you won’t see a favorite exhibitor. For example, I had no clue that Von [Read More]

Bybee Technologies iQSE V2s

May 21, 2019

It’s a sad fact that most folks who call themselves music lovers do not tweak. For reasons yet obscure, many audiophiles just don’t believe in it. They act as though tweaking requires too much experimentation [Read More]

Cambridge CXA80 and CXC Integrated Amplifier and CD Transport

May 1, 2019

      Poking a Hi-Fi Soft Spot I have a soft spot for moderately powered, reasonably priced solid-state integrated amps, and subject of this review, the Cambridge Audio CXA80, falls squarely into this category. [Read More]

Block Audio: A Chance Encounter!

March 17, 2018

Of the many hundreds of eye catching electronics on display at Munich’s annual High End show, one component captured my attention more than most (by that, I mean a product that had me returning each [Read More]

MW 2017

January 24, 2018

         2017 Stereo Times “Most Wanted Component” Awards Audio Union Dohmann Helix 1 Turntable ($40,000) and Schroder Captive Bearing 9” Tonearm ($4,900): This is the first turntable built around MinusK system. The Dohmann [Read More]

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