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Prism Sound Callia DAC Preamplifier

Prism Sound is well known in the pro audio space where their analog to digital converters (ADCs) are used in many of the best recording studios worldwide. The Prism Orpheus ADC/DAC was reviewed here in 2009. The Prism Callia USB DAC Preamplifier is a new product aimed primarily at the home or non-professional market.

Bryston 2.5B Cubed Power Amplifier

The new Bryston 2.5B3 "Cubed" power amplifier continues the evolution of the well-received line of power amplifiers from Bryston, Ltd., of Ontario, Canada. The 2.5B3 is the lowest power model in the current Bryston power amplifier lineup. If more power is needed, there are Cubed models with 200 WPC, 300 WPC, 600 WPC, and 1000 WPC.

ZYX UNIverse Premium Phono Cartridge

The ZYX UNIverse Premium moving coil phono cartridge is the latest evolution in the long history of ZYX of Japan. High performance is always expensive, and in this case, sonic perfection carries a “premium” price tag. Based on other upper high end cartridges that I have heard, the UNIverse Premium is worth it because it meets or exceeds every expectation I ever imagined for the sonic potential of the vinyl LP.

Rogue Audio Stereo 100 Power Amplifier

ALERT: Rave review detected.

Auralic Vega Digital-to-Analog Converter

The Auralic Vega DAC is a compact powerhouse, offering the latest in digital technology. At a list price of $3,495, it provides up to 32 bit 384 kHz decoding and upsampling and up to DSD256. The built-in volume control lets the Vega function as a preamplifier in an all-digital audio system. One key feature is a “Femto Master Clock” with only 82 femtoseconds (0.082 picoseconds) jitter.

Cary Audio DAC-200ts Digital-to-Analog Converter

The Cary Audio DAC-200ts, $3995, replaces the well-received DAC-100 and DAC-100t digital to analog converters. Where the DAC-100 is all solid state, and the DAC-100t offers a vacuum tube output stage, the DAC-200ts includes both technologies and the user chooses between solid state or tube outputs with a push of a button.

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