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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Octave V 16 SE and Octave RE 320 (SBB)

Headphone Amp and Bi-Amping Test

Octave V 16 SE and Octave RE 320 (SBB) Review

March Separately but Strike Together – The combination of Octave's integrated amplifier V16 SE (Single Ended) and the power amplifier Octave RE 320…

| Michael Lang

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