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Burmester B38

Floorstanding Speaker Test

Burmester B38 Review

The Big Brother – Burmester expands its range of products with the floorstanding loudspeaker B38, entering the highly contested 20,000 Euro price…

| Michael Lang
AVM Ovation A 6.2

Integrated Amp Test

AVM Ovation 6.2 ME Review

Master Class – "Back in Business" could be the title of AVM's integrated amplifier Ovation A 6.2, as its traditional place in the portfolio of the…

| Tom Frantzen
Dual CS 800

Turntable Test

Dual CS 800 Review

Dancer in the Storm – For many years now, Dual has been making turntables deep in Germany´s Black Forest, including the brand new CS 800. STEREO payed…

| Michael Lang
DALI Menuet SE

Standmount Speaker Test

DALI Menuet SE Review

A Special One – In the tradition of the models Royal Menuet and Menuet, Danish loudspeaker specialist DALI launched a visually and acoustically…

| Tom Frantzen
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

Essay

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

Perfection on a Smaller Scale – 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 Free Play of Forces – The DG-1 Dynamic Groove from Vertere differs from the norm in many respects. Does that mean, it is better? Our test will…

| Matthias Böde
Wilson Audio Sasha DAW

Floorstanding Speaker Test

Wilson Audio Sasha DAW Review

Wilson Moments – While nowadays there are plenty of excellent loudspeakers available, those from Wilson Audio are always surrounded by a very special…

| Matthias Böde
T+A Solitaire P

Headphone Test

T+A Solitaire P Review

A Bold Leap – 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…

| Michael Lang
NAD C 658

Preamp, Streamer, DAC Test

NAD C 658 Review

Only Looks Classic – The name NAD has for a long time been synonymous with good sound at a moderate price – at the affordable cost of limited…

| Michael Lang
Exposure XM CD, XM7 and XM9

CD Player, Pre Amp, Power Amp Test

Exposure XM CD, XM7 and XM9 Review

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

| Matthias Böde
Canton Smart Reference 5K

Active Floorstanding Speaker Test

Canton Smart Reference 5K Review

Activated "Reference" – Canton has transferred the successful wireless smart technology from the Vento series to the flagship models of the Reference…

| Tom Frantzen
Accustic Arts' AMPII-MK4

Power Amplifier Test

Accustic Arts AMPII-MK4 Review

Refining a Monument – Only insiders could recognize that Accustic Arts has refined the prominent stereo power amplifier AMPII to the new „MK4“…

| Matthias Böde
Thorens TD1601

Turntable Test

Thorens TD1601 Review

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

| Matthias Böde
Devialet Expert 210 Pro Dual

Dual Mono Amplifier Test

Devialet Expert 210 Pro Dual Review

Devialet Double – Devialet is one of the most innovative amplifier manufacturers out there, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that they also offer…

| Matthias Böde
Goldring Ethos

Phono Cartridge Test

Goldring Ethos Review

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

| Matthias Böde
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…

| Michael Lang

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.

| Ulrich Wienforth, Julian Kienzle
Brinkmann Taurus

Turntable Test

Brinkmann Taurus Review

Body and Soul – The Brinkmann Taurus turntable has a body that is as beautiful as it is technically advanced. Its musical soul sits however mostly in…

| Matthias Böde
Cabasse Pearl Akoya

Active Standmount Speaker Test

Cabasse Pearl Akoya Review

Miracle "en Miniature" – Cabasse follows up its active and smart "Pearl" with the smaller "Pearl Akoya". Maybe the "little sister" is even more…

| Tom Frantzen
Primare I25

Integrated Amp Test

Primare I25 Review

Musicbox of Swedish Steel – The Swedes from Primare really know what they're doing when it comes to consumer electronics – as the I25 proves.

| Michael Lang
Thorens TD 124

Hi-Fi Classics

Thorens TD 124

Swiss Machine – There are quite a few legendary names in high fidelity which are capable of sparking joy in the hearts of most audiophiles when…

| Michael Lang
HiFiMan Ananda BT

Wireless Headphone Test

HiFiMan Ananda-BT Review

Wireless to Perfect Sound – With the new Ananda-BT wireless open back headphones, HiFiMAN wants to appeal to gamers and hi-fi freaks alike.

| Michael Lang
Fyne Audio F1-10

Floorstanding Speaker Test

Fyne Audio F1-10 Review

A Fyne Pleasure – After Tannoy's change of ownership, the manufacturer Fyne Audio sees itself in an obligation to continue Scottish tradition – as for…

| Tom Frantzen
Lyngdorf TDAI-3400

Integrated Amplifier Test

Lyngdorf TDAI-3400 Review

Ahead of Its Time – Already in the late 1990s, Peter Lyngdorf was advocating Class D technology with the "Tact" millennium amplifier. 20 years later,…

| Michael Lang
ATC SCM 150 A SLT

Active Floorstanding Speaker Test

ATC SCM150ASLT Review

Professionals at Work – Never heard of ATC? Then it's time to change that! Otherwise you might possibly miss the best loudspeaker of your life – as…

| Michael Lang
Dual CS465

Turntable Test

Dual CS465 Review

Self-Service? Full Service! – With the new Dual CS465, all you have to do is put the record on and flip it over. The fully automatic turntable cares…

| Matthias Böde
Roberts Stream 67

All-in-One System Test

Roberts Stream 67 Review

Summer of Sixty-Seven – Roberts Radio's new Stream 67 is easy to use and looks great. But how does the British all-in-one system perform in the STEREO…

| Julian Kienzle

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