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Perpetuum Ebner PE4040 MKII

Turntable Test

Perpetuum Ebner PE4040 MKII Review

»Swing When You‘re Winning« – Perpetuum Ebner has upgraded its top turntable PE4040 to the MKII version. Its suspended chassis remained, but…

| Matthias Böde
Cambridge Audio Alva TT

Turntable Test

Cambridge Audio Alva TT Review

»Radar Love«: Vinyl passion over radio waves – is that even possible? Yes it is! The Cambridge Audio Alva TT can also send its signals via Bluetooth…

| Matthias Böde
Acoustic Solid Solid 111 Metall

Turntable Test

Acoustic Solid Solid 111 Metall Review

»All or nothing at all«? Not a question with the Solid 111 Metall from Acoustic Solid. You can easily get started and just add more later on – or you…

| Matthias Böde
NAD C368

Integrated Amp Test

NAD C368 Review

Bridge-Builder – At 1000 Euros, NAD‘s new C368 is the middle of a modern amplifier trio that combines the best of analog and digital amp technology.

| Tom Frantzen
Q Acoustics Concept 300

Standmount Speaker Test

Q Acoustics Concept 300 Review

A Life of Harmony – Standmount speakers often lose a lot of their sound potential because they are placed in cabinets or on shelves. Q Acoustics‘…

| Michael Lang
Moon 600i

Integrated Amp Test

Moon 600i Review

The Moon from Canada – What sounds like the title of a childrens bedtime-story looks more like a picture book for adults. The Moon 600i is a dream of…

| Tom Frantzen
Pathos Kratos

Integrated Amp Test

Pathos Kratos Review

Eight cylinders with Power & Pathos – It‘s all in the name: with their new Kratos, the amplifier specialists from Pathos combine power with…

| Matthias Böde
Westend Audio Systems LEO

Integrated Amp Test

Westend Audio Systems LEO Review

Beware the Lion – 300B single-ended triode amplifier. This sounds frightening for some and makes other‘s eyes sparkle. What is it about the myth…

| Volker Pigors
Technics SL-1500C

Turntable Test

Technics SL-1500C Review

Technics for all! – No more excuses! With the new SL-1500C, Technics presents a new convenient all-in-one turntable for all those who are eager to…

| Matthias Böde


HiFi Special: Clean Power

Live Wire – Why is clean power so important for perfect music reproduction? Well, let‘s take a closer look. After all, any music reproduction is, in…

| Tom Frantzen
Monitor Audio Platinum PL 100 II

Standmount Speaker Test

Monitor Audio Platinum PL 100 II Review

Heart of Platinum – Recently we tested the Gold 200 from Monitor Audio. But we wanted more than gold – and ordered the Platinum PL 100 II standmount…

| Michael Lang
Thivan Eros-9 | STEREO

Floorstanding Speaker Test

Thivan Eros-9 Review

Gentlemen‘s Speaker – With the Eros-9, the Vietnamese specialist Thivan Labs wants to place a permanent smile in the middle of every gentleman's…

| Tom Frantzen

Integrated Amp/CD-Player Test

Accustic Arts PLAYER I & POWER I Review

The Art of Naturalness – With the just renewed team of PLAYER I and POWER I, Accustic Arts increases the performance of their "Top-Series" - in a very…

| Matthias Böde
HiFiMan Arya | STEREO

Headphone Test

HiFiMan Arya Review

The HiFiMan „Arya“ doesn‘t conform to the trend and only sounds brilliant with a proper amplifier.

WBT Nextgen PlasmaProtect


WBT Plasma Protect

The new Gold Standard – WBT, the specialist for connectors from Essen, Germany has recently started coating its high-end plugs and sockets with gold…

| Matthias Böde
Clearaudio Balance V2 (Image: STEREO)

(Phono-)Preamplifier / Headphone Amp Test

Clearaudio Balance V2 Review

Phono-pre, preamplifier and headphone amp: Clearaudio‘s new Balance V2 combines three devices in one. How does it perform? We‘ve tested all the…

B&W Formation Duo

Active Standmount Speaker Test

B&W Formation Duo Review

With the Formation series, B&W presents a complete wireless multiroom system. Was the long wait worth it? We have examined the current top model „Duo“…

Ripper/Streamer/Server Test

Bluesound Vault 2i Review

Keeping others‘ promises – Anyone who is afraid of the pitfalls of analog technology has probably never attempted to install a streamer ready to play.…

| Michael Lang
T+A PDT 3100 HV | T+A SDV 3100 HV

Streaming DAC / SACD Drive Test

T+A PDT 3100 HV & T+A SDV 3100 HV Review

T+A took a giant step forward with its „HV“ series. Now the SDV3100HV streaming DAC along with the SACD drive PDT3100HV want to catch up to the…

Canton Smart Vento 3

Active Standmount Speaker Test

Canton Smart Vento 3 Review

Canton activated the Vento series. The Smart Vento 9 is now followed by the compact 3rd generation.

Phonar P4 Match Air

Active Floorstanding Speaker Test

Phonar P4 Match Air Review

Phonar’s P4 Match Air is based – elaborately activated – on the passive model P4 Next.

Piega 501

Active Floorstanding Speaker Test

Piega 501 Premium Wireless Review

Full Metal Jacket – Piega‘s favorite material aluminum has both acoustical and optical advantages.

Quadral Aurum Alpha

Active Floorstanding Speaker Test

Quadral Aurum Alpha Review

Quadral fits 71 kilograms of “Titan”-technology and 700-watts of power into a living room-friendly cabinet.

Triangle Sensa SN 03A

Active Standmount Speaker Test

Triangle Sensa SN 03A Review

From Triangle in France comes a sympathetically affordable and very thought-through approach.

AVM R 5.3

Turntable Test

AVM R 5.3 Review

The German manufacturer AVM has now added two turntables to its product range. They have been developed entirely by AVM themselves. We are testing the…

DALI Oberon 1

Standmount Speaker Test

DALI Oberon 1 Review

Even hardcore audiophiles sometimes fall in love with extremely favorable offers. DALI‘s Oberon 1 is an almost unethical bargain for just around 400…


Integrated Amp Test

NAD M10 Review

The brand new NAD M10 is small and inconspicuous. However, it is anything but a toy and instead full of clever ideas and technology.

Classics open reel


Philips N 4522 & Revox A 700 Review

Is reel to reel just the next retro hype or does it have a current raison d‘être? STEREO took a close look at two heroes of old.

Michael Lang

Gauder Akustik DARC 60

Floorstanding Speaker Test

Gauder Akustik DARC 60 Review

Gauder bridges the gap – In the world of hi-fi, innovations usually emerge with baby steps. However, with their DARC series, Gauder has launched a…

| Michael Lang
Focal Stellia

Headphone Test

Focal Stellia Review

Focal wants to take the lead – also with closed-back headphones. Will the exquisitely crafted „Stellia“ succeed?

Pre-/Power Amp Combination Test

Luxman CL-38uC & MQ-88uC Review

For many hi-fi fans, the new retro looking Luxman tube-duo is guaranteed to be love at first sight. What about first listen? STEREO is testing whether…

Dynaudio Evoke 10/30

Standmount / Floorstanding Speaker Test

Dynaudio Evoke 10 & 30 Review

Straightforwardness and professionalism without fuss have always been the hallmarks of Dynaudio loudspeakers. What about the new „Evoke“ series? We…

High End 2019


High End 2019

The High End in Munich was once again a meeting ground for the who is who of the hi-fi world. STEREO has compiled a selection of highlights for you.…

Thorens TD 202

Turntable Test

Thorens TD202 Review

No other brand better represents the sophisticated turntable at an affordable price than Thorens. The new owner wants to continue the great tradition…


Disc Player / Integrated Amp Test

Musical Fidelity M2SCD & M2SI Review

Many believe that prices are skyrocketing wherever you look. However, not so at Musical Fidelity, who are fighting against this allegation even after…

| Michael Lang
Cables from Australia

Cable Test

KLEI Cables Review

Recently some cables from Australia reached our office, which reminded us of the Eichmann Bullet Plug. That was no coincidence.

| Tom Frantzen
Clearaudio Innovation Compact & Tonearms

Turntable Test

Clearaudio Innovation Compact Review

Tough Choice – or in this case twice the pleasure. STEREO tested the “Clearaudio Innovation Compact” with the radial tonearm “Tracer” as well as the…

| Matthias Böde

Active Floorstanding Speaker Test

Canton Smart Vento 9 Review

After the melodious appetizer AM5, Canton also activated its successful Vento series. And the Smart Vento 9 has much more to offer than „just“ power…

| Carsten Barnbeck
Spirits of  the deep


Subwoofer Reviews

Subwoofers are mystical creatures and only very few people are aware of their benefits and really explore their possibilities. STEREO put four…

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