CONSTELLATION AUDIO:

Constellation Audio was founded on the premise that one cannot create something extraordinary through slavish adherence to established methods. When tradition is the best path, we embrace it. When new technology is necessary to achieve the performance we want, we invent it. When we find a radical circuit topology that delivers a substantial advance in […]

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COPLAND: CTA 405

The CTA405 is an integrated valve amplifier with five line-level inputs, including a tape monitor loop, and a built in RIAA phono circuit accommodating moving magnet and high output moving coil cartridges. A complete line stage similar to the one found in the Copland CTA305 preamplifier is installed separately together with a dedicated power supply, […]

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MOMENTUM: The preamplifier

They say:  Only the Momentum preamplifier can deliver the sound quality necessary to get the maximum possible performance from the Momentum monoblock and stereo amps. Like the Momentum amplifiers, the preamplifier uses complementary balanced circuit topology for maximum bandwidth and low noise. Its audio circuitry is fully discrete, with no op amps. Zero-feedback design assures […]

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Opinions are not facts in disguise; they’re merely opinions until validated.

Howard Popeck: First, some evolutionary history. Someone (their name escapes me) concluded that it was logical, sensible and intelligent to consider if there were life forms smaller than could be seen by the human eye. This being despite the fact that this enlightened person lacked the precision instruments necessary to get the answer. My point […]

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TechDAS State-of-the-Art turntable

They say:  Analog vinyl records or discs are still the primary source used by many high-end audiophiles and music lovers around the World. To meet their needs, TechDAS has brought past know-how, the latest electronics and machining technology, and an understanding of materials science together to develop the best possible turntable for musicality and sound […]

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ONE TO WATCH: Ovation High Fidelity – a new British maker

Editorial note: Our team are always on the look out for innovative audio start-ups; especially British ones! We offer editorial coverage without the strings that the paper magazines usually apply – such as a commitment advertise. Our belief is that our readers deserve news unfiltered by obligations to the publisher and …. we very much […]

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METRONOME TECHNOLOGIE: Kalista transport

They tell us:  Top end of the METRONOME TECHNOLOGIE products, the KALISTA Ultimate CD Transport with its separate ELEKTRA power supply is today the high class component which permits to obtain an unmatched level in terms of harmonic realism, dynamic and 3D sound spatialization. Main Highlights and Design Features The Philips CDM 12 Pro 2 […]

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MIMETISM AUDIO: 382 amplification

They say:  The MIMETISM MP 382 is designed with a differential input stage coupled with a cascode stage, the bipolar input stage is regulated with a current source for optimal operation of the input stages. The predriver stage use high frequency medium power transistors. The driver works in pure class A. There is only one […]

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PRIMA LUNA: Jeff Dorgay of ToneAudio magazine calls PrimaLuna one of his favorite ”upstarts”!

In the latest issue ”Tone Favorites” of ToneAudio magazine, Jeff Dorgay calls PrimaLuna one of his favorite ”upstarts”! This is why: I began my hifi writing career at The Absolute Sound, and instead of the boring NAD integrated amplifier I was supposed to review for my first article, Robert Harley called one day (about two weeks after the ProLogue 1 […]

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QSONIX: Q205 High Performance Digital Music Management System

They say:  The all new Qsonix Q205 delivers an outstanding value for discerning consumers interested in a top performing digital replacement or upgrade to their traditional two channel CD transport or CD changers.  The Q205, features our award winning music management user experience and drag & drop GUI, proven Wadia Digital audio technology and refreshed […]

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OH REALLY? The 12 Most Significant Loudspeakers of All Time

Robert Harley writes: For this special loudspeaker-focus issue, I asked our most senior contributors to each name the twelve loudspeakers that had the greatest impact on high-end audio. These are the speakers that introduced a new technology, changed the market, influenced future designs, or revealed some previously unheard aspect of sound quality. Although each writer […]

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