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Acoustic Signature Montana Neo Turntable

Offering all of the technologies of the top-of-the-line $189,995 Acoustic Signature Invictus Neo turntable, the new $30,995 Montana Neo turntable is a sight to behold. Weighing a substantial 81.6 pounds (37 kg) with a 28.9-pound platter, the new Montana Neo is a serious turntable for dedicated audiophiles to enjoy for a lifetime.

B.M.C. MonoS Phono Cable & Origin Live Silver Hybrid 2-S Phono Cable

B.M.C. Audio is a familiar name here at 10 Audio. Their wonderful MCCI Signature phono preamplifier, in various iterations, has been a reference for several years. Their new MonoS cables are based on Mono crystal OCC (Ohno Continuous Casting) Silver conductors:  MonoS.

Hegel H20 Stereo Power Amplifier

The Hegel H20 stereo power amplifier was of interest because of its use of “feed forward” error correction. Briefly, negative feedback – which many amplifiers employ - seeks to correct amplification errors after they have occurred. One problem with this is that each time errors are corrected, more errors are created in the feedback loop. Feed-forward error correction seeks to fix problems before they begin. At least in theory.

EVS modified VTV Purifi Stereo Power Amplifier

“Surprise” is an understatement of my reaction to Electronic Visionary System’s request that I review their modification to a Purifi-based Class D amplifier after the less-than laudatory review of the NAD C298 power amplifier here on 10 Audio.

Origin Live Agile Tonearm

Origin Live has been making tonearms, turntables and accessories for over 25 years. Based in Southampton, UK, their products have earned nearly every possible award from a variety of print and online publications, including our ‘10 LP’ award for the Origin Live Conqueror tonearm. Mark Baker and crew have developed another superb product in the new Agile tonearm.

NAD C298 Stereo Power Amplifier

The NAD C298 stereo power amplifier features the new Class D ‘Eigentakt’ amplifier technology. Eigentakt is the latest thinking from Bruno Putzey who developed the popular and widely used NCore and UcD amplifier modules for Hypex. Mr. Putzey is joined by Lars Risbo and Peter Lyngdorf in the Danish company Purifi.

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