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RCM Sensor Prelude IC Phono Preamplifier

This is a very good time to be an audiophile. We all benefit from the bewildering explosion of extremely expensive gear, targeted at the few with unlimited budgets. Those buyers fund the R&D that enables trickle-down technology that makes possible great sounding and affordable components. The availability of great sounding affordable components is why this is a good time to be an audiophile.

Berkeley Alpha DAC Series 2 and KingRex UC384 USB-to-S/PDIF Converter

I do not want to make the brave new world of digital music appear more complicated than it is already, but this investigation into the audio quality of the Berkeley Alpha DAC Series 2, from Berkeley Audio Design, LLC, highlights the uncertainty that should be attributed to almost any conclusions for almost any digital component from almost any source.

Spread Spectrum Technologies Ampzilla 2000 Second Edition Power Amplifiers

When I reviewed the original Ampzilla 2000 monoblock power amplifers in February, 2009, I reported on a very good sounding, well made component that had just enough of its own character that it was highly recommended but not without reservations.

Bob’s Devices CineMag 1131 Blue Step Up Transformer

I can sum up this review right now: Turn it up! Loud has never sounded so good!

MØRCH DP-8 Anisotropic Tonearm - Follow-up

When I reviewed the MØRCH DP-8 Anisotropic tonearm and Amazon Referenz turntable in February, time constraits prevented trying the tonearm on a different turntable. Since that review, a Basis 2500 Signature turntable has signed on for an extended visit and both Mehran of SORAsound, the U.S.

Classé CT-M300 Power Amplifier

The Classe CT-M300 monoblock solid state power amplifier is a nicely made component. They arrive double boxed and the inner box opens like a flower to reveal the very well protected contents. Included with each amplifier is a rack mount kit.

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