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Linn Majik LP12

Turntable Test

Linn Majik LP12 Review

The Gateway Drug – The risk of developing an audiophile addiction to Linn's LP12 was always rather considerable. Just now, the recipe of the variant…

| Matthias Böde
Cyrus XR

Integrated Amp & CD Player Test

Cyrus i9-XR and Cyrus CDi-XR Review

Xtreme Resolution – The British manufacturer Cyrus has a legendary status when it comes to incredible musicality, joy of playing and coherence coming…

| Tom Frantzen
Cambridge Evo 150

Integrated (Streaming-)Amp Test

Cambridge Evo 150 Review

Road To Perfection – Cambridge Audio recently dropped quite a bombshell. Not in the literal sense, of course, but the newly presented Evo 150 simply…

| Tom Frantzen

Standmount Speaker Test

JBL L82 Classic Review

The American Fighter — JBL already displayed convincing qualities with the L100 Classic. Now, they send out the smaller sibling L82 to try and…

| Tom Frantzen
Waversa WDAC 3C

Streamer & D/A-Converter Test

Waversa WDAC 3C Review

The Perfect Wave? — Various products from the Korean manufacturer Waversa – which translates to "The Wave" – have been available in Germany for about…

| Michael Lang
Technics SC-C70MK2

All-In-One System Test

Technics Ottava SC-C70 MK2 Review

Ready for Everything and Looking Fancy – In the digital part of our hi-fi world, three years are quite a long time. No manufacturer can afford to take…

| Michael Lang
Piega MLS 3

Floorstanding Speaker Test

Piega MLS 3 Review

Swiss Delight – The Piega MasterLineSource 3 is the newest addition to the reference class of the Swiss loudspeaker specialist, which was started in…

| Michael Lang
AVM Ovation PH 8.3

Phono-Preamp Test

AVM Ovation PH 8.3 Review

You can always get what you want – With the brand new Ovation PH 8.3, AVM launches a phono preamplifier of the highest class, which can also be…

| Michael Lang
Preamp NAD C 658 and Power Amp NAD C 298

Power Amplifier Test

NAD C 298 Review

Sleeping Beauty has Awakened – For a few years, it seemed as if NAD had lost some of its momentum. Behind the scenes, however, the company evidently…

| Michael Lang
DALI Rubicon 6 Black Edition

Floorstanding Speaker Test

DALI Rubicon 6 Black Edition Review

Small Changes make for Big Improvements – Updating both the visuals and the technology of a tried and tested model is not a completely new strategy.…

| Michael Lang
Transrotor TRA 9/2.1

Tonearm Test

Transrotor TRA 9/2.1 Review

Eagerly Awaited – Transrotor has been building turntables for around 45 years. Now, the analog specialist presented its first tonearm. It was a long…

| Matthias Böde
Accuphase E-800

Integrated Amplifier Test

Accuphase E-800 Review

The Über-Amp – Accuphase crowns its line of integrated amplifiers with a super-sized amp. The E-800 shines with Class A operation and technical…

| Matthias Böde
Gauder Berlina RC7 Diamond Tweeter

Floorstanding Speaker Test

Gauder Berlina RC 7 MK II Black Edition Review

Correct Calculations – Speaker by speaker, Gauder Akustik from Renningen, Southern Germany, is in the process of conquering the known world elite of…

| Michael Lang
Sennheiser HD 560S

Headphone Test

Sennheiser HD 560S Review

Small but Ambitious – Sennheiser, specialist for studio, stage and conference technology, audiology, microphones and headphones, recently celebrated…

| Michael Lang
Vertere Phono-1 MK II

Phono-Preamp Test

Vertere Phono-1 MK II Review

Magic Box – A device that comes at a reasonable price and yet is not ordinary, but different from others? Touraj Moghaddam, owner of Vertere Audio,…

| Michael Lang
Wilson SabrinaX

Floorstanding Speaker Test

Wilson Audio SabrinaX Review

A New X Factor – Wilson Audio now manufactures its smallest floorstanding speaker entirely from the superior "X-Material". Does the SabrinaX deliver…

| Matthias Böde
Audionet Humboldt Integrated Amp

Integrated Amplifier Test

Audionet Humboldt Review

The Giant from Berlin – Around a quarter of a century has passed since Audionet came onto the market with the Amp1 power amplifier, which convinced…

| Michael Lang
Avantgarde Acoustic Duo XD

Floorstanding Speaker Test

Avantgarde Acoustic Duo XD Review

Blow Up! – With the Duo XD, Avantgarde Acoustic shows what horn technology and a perfectly matched active woofer are able to do to the sound. Fasten…

| Matthias Böde
Marantz Model 30

Integrated Amplifier Test

Marantz Model 30 Review

Marantz DNA – "Luxury You Can Afford" is what Joe Cocker called one of his albums. One might think that this legend of music from Sheffield, England,…

| Tom Frantzen
MC Pickup Hana Umami Red

Phono MC Cartridge Test

Hana Umami Red Review

Refined Taste – Since its debut in 2016, the Japanese brand Hana has quickly become a gourmet tip among connoisseurs of analog technology. Now, they…

| Matthias Böde
KEF LS50 Meta

Standmount Speaker Test

KEF LS50 Meta Review

Meta-Morphosis – After eight years, KEF has thoroughly modernized its best-selling speaker LS50. This all mainly centers around the "MAT" strategy,…

| Matthias Böde
AVM PA / MA 30.3

Pre-/Power Amp Test

AVM PA 30.3 and MA 30.3 Review

The Follow-Up – AVM created the outrageously attractive "30" series for the company's 30th anniversary, and now extends it. This is done somewhat…

| Tom Frantzen
DSPeaker Anti-Mode X4

Preamp and Room processor Test

DSPeaker Anti-Mode X4 Review

Multiple Choice – The X4 preamplifier from Finnish manufacturer DSPeaker is as versatile as it is intuitive and aims to help any system achieve its…

| Julian Kienzle
JBL L100 Classic

Standmount Speaker Test

JBL L100 Classic Review

Full-bodied, Powerful, Vintage – Manufacturing legend James B. Lansing, "JBL" for short, revives a successful model from 1970. We will answer the…

| Tom Frantzen
Copland CTA408

Integrated Amp Test

Copland CTA408 Review

The Prince of Denmark – Four KT-150 high performance tubes with ultra-linear circuitry are supposed to elevate the new Copland CTA-408 to the top of…

| Tom Frantzen
Thorens TD124DD

Turntable Test

Thorens TD124DD Review

A Bold Choice – In manufacturing this replica of the famous TD124, Thorens is venturing into perhaps the greatest legend of its glorious analog…

| Matthias Böde

Integrated Amp Test

NAD M33 Review

All Digital, of Course – With the M33, NAD is making the definite step from a classic integrated amplifier towards an ultra-modern and complex…

| Michael Lang
T+A HA 200

Headphone Amp Test

T+A HA 200 Review

A Perfect Pair – There is not really a more spectacular or successful way to enter a new segment than T+A did with their Solitaire P headphones – with…

| Michael Lang
Clearaudio Smart Matrix Silent

Vinyl Record Cleaning Machine Test

Clearaudio Smart Matrix Silent Review

Cleaning Power on Silent Paws – Clearaudio's Smart Matrix Silent cleans vinyl records and makes hardly any sound in doing so. While testing, we even…

| Matthias Böde
Krell Vanguard Universal DAC

D/A-Converter Test

Krell Vanguard Universal DAC Review

Universal Genius – At first glance, Krell's Vanguard Universal DAC does not appear as universal as the name might suggest. In getting to know it,…

| Matthias Böde

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