Hi-Fi Reviews

iFi Zen DAC for 150 Euros

D/A-Converter Test

iFi Zen DAC Review

At a radical budget price, iFi delivers its "Zen DAC", which is both incredibly versatile and clever. It certainly made us meditate on questions of…

| Matthias Böde

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Beethoven: a Global Phenomenon

Be Embraced, You Millions! – Ludwig van Beethoven is not only the world's most frequently performed composer, in 2020 he will also be reflected in the…

| Andreas Kunz
Vimberg Amea

Standmount Speaker Test

Vimberg Amea Review

Want perfection at a more affordable price but without making any compromises? The Vimberg Amea offers just that.

| Tom Frantzen
Soulution 330

Integrated Amp Test

Soulution 330 Review

Although it is neither antique nor adorned with diamonds, the Soulutions 330 integrated amplifier turned out to be an exquisite high-end jewel. Of…

| Matthias Böde
Vertere DG-1

Turntable Test

Vertere DG-1 Dynamic Groove Review

The DG-1 Dynamic Groove from Vertere differs from the norm in many respects. Does that mean, it is better? Our test will show. In any case, this …

| Matthias Böde
Wilson Audio Sasha DAW

Floorstanding Speaker Test

Wilson Audio Sasha DAW Review

While nowadays there are plenty of excellent loudspeakers available, those from Wilson Audio are always surrounded by a very special aura. With a pair…

| Matthias Böde
T+A Solitaire P

Headphone Test

T+A Solitaire P Review

T+A has taken a bold leap into new territory by presenting the Solitaire P planar magnetic headphones – the first of their kind in the company's…

| Michael Lang
NAD C 658

Preamp, Streamer, DAC Test

NAD C 658 Review

The name NAD has for a long time been synonymous with good sound at a moderate price – at the affordable cost of limited features. The recent M10…

Exposure XM CD, XM7 and XM9

Exposure XM CD, XM7 and XM9 Review

In its "XM Series", Exposure offers a whole range of devices in the popular midi size. STEREO tests whether the smaller dimensions also lead to…

Canton Smart Reference 5K

Active Floorstanding Speaker Test

Canton Smart Reference 5K Review

Canton has transferred the successful wireless smart technology from the Vento series to the flagship models of the Reference series. The 5K for 8,200…

Accustic Arts' AMPII-MK4

Power Amplifier Test

Accustic Arts AMPII-MK4 Review

Only insiders could recognize that Accustic Arts has refined the prominent stereo power amplifier AMPII to the new „MK4“ version. Nevertheless it is a…

Thorens TD1601

Turntable Test

Thorens TD1601 Review

The TD1601 looks like it came from a time gone by, traditionally places the record on a spring-loaded sub-chassis – and can deliver highest listening…

Devialet Expert 210 Pro Dual

Dual Mono Amplifier Test

Devialet Expert 210 Pro Dual Review

Devialet is one of the most innovative amplifier manufacturers out there, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that they also offer their high-tech amps…

Goldring Ethos

Phono Cartridge

Goldring Ethos Review

Goldring's new MC cartridge Ethos is handcrafted and -tuned. STEREO wanted to find out how the effort translates into performance.

REL 510 S Array

Subwoofers

REL 510 S Line-Array Report

Nonsense or useful experiment? Understandably, that was the question we faced after having ordered six REL 510 S subwoofers and having stacked three…

STEREO Service

Ripping Basics: Digitizing CDs and Records

Digitizing your CDs and LPs can have a lot of advantages – STEREO explains the basics and gives practical advice.

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