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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
NAD M33

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
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

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