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Metronome, Review -

Having recently taken on the Metronome range of CD players, Streamers, CD Transports and DAC’s I felt that now we had the chance to listen to the products we could explain to customers how the products sound.  Bearing in mind how popular streamers are at the moment I wanted to start with the Metronome DSS Network Streamer which retails at £3499. It’s certainly a high end priced streamer especially when there is no DAC in this model. However this is an absolutely stunning sounding streamer and like other Metronome products there is a real musicality to the sound. It’s much...

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Merason, Product Reviews, Review, Reviews -

Top dog in a range of just two outboard DACs from Swiss brand Merason, the DAC1 is a modern-day example of 'less is more' audiophile thinking. We lift the lid and investigate In common with a lot of HFN readers, I have a bit of a 'thing' about overly complex digital devices. I'm not referring to input flexibility – many of us will have systems in which different flavours of digital connection are accommodated, from USB links from a computer to good old S/PDIF from a CD player or the like. No, what I really find obstructive is devices bristling with digital-domain...

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HI-FI + (UK) AUDIOVECTOR R 3 SIGNATUREHI-FI+, DECEMBER 2020 HI-FI+ 2020 HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDAudiovector R 3 Signature “The R 3’s tonal balance is just about spot-on, too. The treble isn’t too soft or too aggressive, the mid-range disappears nicely, and the bass is deep and controlled without sounding too dry or too fat. Of course, there is room for growth here, thanks to the upgrade path. But primarily, the sound of the loudspeakers is both tonally accurate and perfectly pitched for the sort of moderate-sized listening spaces often found in UK, European, and Asian homes.“ “The R 3 Signature is...

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PrimaLuna, Review -

Prima Luna are a well known valve amplifier manufacturer from Italy however not many people are aware they also make a Valve DAC.   The Evo 100 is quite unique in that it is one of the very few valve DAC’s available on the market and that many people will love it for its ability to make digital music sound more like analogue and therefore more musical.   In a world where digital sources, particularly streaming, are a very tempting way to listen to music many audio enthusiasts feel that digital, even High Resolution digital,  music is too analytical and...

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Product Reviews, Review, What HiFi -

Are you an old school audio lover looking for some modern flair? Well, according to WhatHifi's 5 star review, the new Wharfedale Linton's may just be the thing for you. With a classic and familiar feel, the 80th anniversary Linton's are designed to blast out some classic Rolling Stones, while maintaining a rich and pure quality sound that better suits modern musicians. With a new enlarged cabinet size, the Linton's are able to produce effortless and effective bass, thanks to upgraded and larger bass drivers. Pairing this with an interior designed scatter panel resonance, Wharfedale seem to have put in the...

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