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Member Review: Clearaudio Stradivari Cartridge

On April 16, 2014

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Reviewed by Triodeotl The Clearaudio Stradivari cartridge has become a heavy hitting darling among the high end audio press. It is a cartridge that just fits into the class A category of cartridges priced under 4000 dollars. Featuring an ebony wood body this cartridge is very light and needs to track at 2.8 grams. I have […]

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Member Review: Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE Bookshelf Speaker

On April 2, 2014

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Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE Bookshelf Speaker< by Heyimderrick  (originally posted on his blog, The Sound Apprentice)   Looking for big sound on a budget? The Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE bookshelf speaker is sure to please. There’s no gimmicky marketing claims accompanying them. There’s no exotic woods or high-priced finishes. Their chunky, simple stature isn’t especially […]

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Member Review: Artisan Fidelity SP10 MK III Next Gen

On March 31, 2014

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 Artisan Fidelity SP 10 MK III Next Gen by Audiofun After being an audio hobbyist since my uncle got me going down this demented path some 17 years ago, I finally purchased a TT. I had flirted with the idea for a very long time but honestly I’ve heard a number of TT’s at shows […]

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Member Review – Purist Audio Design Limited Edition Power Cord

On March 7, 2014

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Review: Purist Audio Design Limited Edition Power cord by bo1072 I started to work in audio in July 1998. The first day I started to work in a specialty shop in sound and vision, I started to make notes from the differences between all the speakers. Here it all started of doing tests in audio. […]

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Member Review: Martin Logan Summit X Speaker

On February 19, 2014

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  PLANAR SMACKDOWN: The Martin-Logan Summit X vs. The Magnepan 3.7 and 20.7 Magneplanars by Audiogon Member Hthaller These days, it can be brutally difficult for audiophiles to audition equipment before they buy, and virtually impossible, in many cases, to actually compare two or more pieces of gear under the same conditions. Most of my […]

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Member Review – Red Dragon Audio M500MkII Amplifier

On January 23, 2014

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You Gotta Try These Amps! My journey from Class A to D Review by Audiogoner Apcdan I was having major amp woes when one of my aging Krell monoblocks began acting up. What to do? Spend $3K+ for shipping & repair? Invest $10K to replace them? Could I really be happy with Class D at […]

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Member Review – JBL Studio 530 Monitors

On December 16, 2013

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  JBL Studio 530 Monitor Member review by Txteabag caution: colorful language JBL Studio 530: About as good as it gets, or, the Willie Nelson of bookshelf speakers. “Looks like you’ve got a couple of big va-jay-jays there,” said the missus. “A couple of what?” I asked, hoping I hadn’t heard her quickie assessment correctly. […]

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Audiogoner Gammajo Reviews Master Built Signature Cables (VSA)

On November 4, 2013

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Review: Master Built by Dephi subsidiary Signature Speaker cable You may not believe what I am about to tell you, because I barely do and I am listening first-hand. I was willing to accept that wire (above high quality but non-stratospheric) made a small difference in mega systems, but that it was probably not as […]

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Review: Merlin Master VSM

On June 12, 2013

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Review of Merlin Master VSM by Abrown “I received these gorgeous speakers about 3 weeks ago. They replace a pair of VSM mme’s with master bam, which I thought were very good speakers. What amazes me is that other owners who upgraded from previous versions reported incremental improvements. I think the MXM’s leave previous versions […]

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Review: Dunlavy Audio Labs SC-IVa

On May 29, 2013

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Review of Dunlavy Audio Labs SC-IVa by Jadem6 “When I decided seven years ago to upgrade my audio system, I started by finding a speaker I loved. I searched for almost a year, listening to every speaker available in the Minneapolis area. I found Magnepan and Martin Logan to be stunning, but too dry and […]

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