The Audia Flight FLS 10 is among the most engaging integrated amplifiers to have graced the Barn. It’s performance is in some ways remarkable while being wholly engaging in every way. Why not begin at the end for a change?
Streamer Check List: Easy setup, intuitive interface, free and user-friendly control app, native streaming support, Roon-Ready, multiple digital outputs including AES, DSP, solid build quality, color screen a plus, and most important of all—do no harm.
When it comes to pleasure purchases, I want it all.
In Part One of my two-part Sonnet Pasithea review, I’m going to talk about how it performs as a DAC. Part Two will see it paired with the Kratos Mono Amplifiers and Hermes Streamer for a complete Sonnet system review.
The Silent Angel stack, specifically the Munich M1T Streamer/Forester F1 combo, proved to offer a big slice of sonic goodness in a small package.
Who doesn’t want full-range performance from a loudspeaker?
The Meitner MA3 Integrated D/A Converter packs a healthy helping of Ed Meitner tech—as found in the EMM Labs DA2 V2 DAC and NS1 Streamer—into a single and more affordable box. Sound good?
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been having a recurring dream about finding a hidden room in whatever house I was living in.
If you’re looking for a sleek, slender amp-friendly tower speaker that serves whatever music suits your fancy, read on.
Two speakers + two power cords = endless music on tap that sounds as good, or better, than separates. That’s what the Dynaudio Focus 50 have to offer. Interested?
Digital music replay can feel like wearing someone else’s shoes—rarely do you get a perfect fit. Whether too loose, too tight or too lumpy, getting digital right can be an elusive task.
My hifi underground, yours may be a different one, spoke with a unified voice about the PrimaLuna EVO 300—“You have to hear this.”
On the backside of 6+ years reviewing nothing but digital hifi gear, you learn a few things. One of those things being—in digital, absence makes the ears grow fonder.
A stack of Bel Canto. But a stack that includes an integrated amplifier with a DAC inside and a streamer that has a DAC inside? What gives?
$949. Between that price and the product name, which describes its function, some people are already ready to click “Add to cart”.
If you have your ear to the ground, you’ll already have heard that the Q Acoustics Concept 50 Floorstanding Speakers are a Barn-storming bargain, offering fit & finish plus performance that’ll leave you wondering—how can they do this for that?
The LTA Z40+ incorporates David Berning’s patented ZOTL amplification for 51 Watts of transformer-less output power generated by four pentode tubes that peak out from the unit’s top plate.
“Sushi can only be evaluated by eating it.” That is one of my favorite quotes from Soulnote’s Design Philosophy page. I’ve been saying similar things for decades, albeit with a NJ flavor.
Imagine an interview with a mountain climber who just scaled their highest peak. “What was it like?” the reporter asks. “Really big!”
If you like the way the Rethm Aarka look, you should hear how they sound.
You might think that all well designed and well made speakers are easy to like. In my experience, this isn’t always the case. Some speakers can sound downright foreign, as if their musical language isn’t the same as yours.
The AVM Ovation A 8.3 Integrated Amplifier is a hybrid design, featuring a pair of AVM-branded ‘803 T’ dual triodes in the preamp married to a Class A/AB high current MOSFET output offering 200 Watts of power into 8 Ohms and 330 into 4.
Perhaps more than any other audio component, you want a streamer to get out of the way. The less you ‘hear’ a streamer, the better.
Power. Sweet, sweet power. I suppose there’s such a thing as too much power when it comes to hifi, but I think it’s actually bad sounding power we’re talking about as opposed to too much.
Few amplifier topologies in and of themselves conjure blissful thoughts and of those rare birds that do, perhaps none bring to mind more vivid imaginings than the single-ended 300B. It is the stuff of audio legend.