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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.

Esoteric E-02 Phono Preamplifier

The Esoteric E-02 Balanced Phonostage Preamplifier continues Esoteric’s leadership in audio component design and performance. The $9,000 E-02 replaced the E-03 model about 3 years ago, continuing Esoteric’s tradition of exemplary build quality and top-tier performance.

Marantz SA-10 CD/SACD Player & DAC

Just like Rodney Dangerfield, the Marantz SA-10 CD/SACD Player and DAC gets no respect. This is a shame as the SA-10 could well be the best sounding, best built player/DAC anywhere close to its $6990 list price. At the top of the Marantz line of digital products, the SA-10 could easily maintain that preeminent position for years to come.


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