ONIX: DNA-50 Amplifier test review

What the makers tell us The ONIX DNA-50, a 100W RMS per channel, integrated amplifier. It has upgradable discrete Vinyl stages with internal consumer upgradable DAC/Bluetooth boards to follow, all with a traditional torroidal power supply. Crafted in a package formed of solid aluminium, that’s anodised to AS7003 (aerospace standards). At 10KG and made of […]

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STAX: SRA-14s – possibly one of the all-time great pre-amps?

“Finally I was able to acquire an SRA-14S and it has arrived now! No phono equalizer modules however. A previous owner had been cutting copper tracks on the input/switching pcb and added a lot of wires (in different places than the cut traces). Neatly done, but still…. Maybe he had some problem with the switches? […]

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ARCAM: FMJ A19 integrated amplifier test review

Stereophile Magazine ….. It was fall 2000. I’d just begun working at Stereophile, and I clearly remember sheepishly, innocently putting this question to former senior editor Jonathan Scull. I think the question confused him—not because he didn’t know the answer, but because the answer seemed so obvious, the question itself should have been unnecessary. How […]

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JAPANESE CLASSICS: Luxman / Accuphase / Yamaha … quality?

I have long since been tempted to invest in one of the Japanese (maybe not now) made amps from the above 3 manufacturers. I love their aesthetics but they’re damn expensive. However, I am considering a second system with one of these as an integrated and would appreciate views as to their respective quality as […]

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