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Review: NAD D 3020 V2 Stereo integrated amplifier with built-in DAC and Bluetooth

I owned an original NAD 3020 back in 1980 and I loved, loved, loved it. Everything about it including its $135 price tag. The new NAD D 3020 V2 clocks in at $399 which, when adjusted for inflation, costs the same as the original (give or take some cents).  The “D” in the new one’s […]

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Twittering Machines 2018 Product of the Year

Bucking trends in and of itself can produce nonsensical results. On the other hand, there are times when it’s the perfect time to buck. With that being said, I am very pleased to announce the Twittering Machines 2018 Product of the Year:

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News: Qobuz Prepares for US Launch, Announces Pricing Plan

While there’s no set date for the US Qobuz launch, it “will be announced soon”. Soon is good! We do however, have the Pricing Plan!

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Review: Micromega M-150 All-In-One Integrated Amplifier

My great-grandmother on my father’s mother’s side loved Chiclets, especially the red ones. She didn’t speak much English, dressed only in black after her husband passed, and perpetually rolled rosaries between her thumb and fingers, the speed of the passing beads based on what was on her mind or on the TV. A woman in […]

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In Barn: Vinnie Rossi L2 Signature Preamplifier & L2 Signature Monoblocks

Vinnie Rossi L2 Signature Preamplifier (starts at $14,995), L2 Signature Monoblocks ($14,995). The review unit L2 Signature Preamplier includes the optional DAC (+$3,495) and Phonostage (+$3,495).

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Review: HoloAudio Azure Headphone Amplifier

What kind of idea are you? The Analyst? Are you the detail hound looking to plumb the depths of your favorite recordings? Or maybe the Sensualist? You’re looking for a dynamic, captivating and more physical listening experience? While no one is any one thing and we all likely look for a balance of talents, I […]

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NY Audio Show 2018: The Wrap

There are things I like about the NY Audio Show and there are things I do not like about the NY Audio Show. Let’s start with the bad.

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NY Audio Show 2018: The Rooms (Part 2)

I’m presenting my NY Audio Show coverage in the order I moved around the show—namely, I started at the top, Floor 9, and worked my way down. See Part 1 for the beginning. Enjoy!

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NY Audio Show 2018: The Rooms (Part 1)

I’m going to present my NY Audio Show coverage in the order I moved around the show—namely, I started at the top, Floor 9, and worked my way down. Enjoy!

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