Art Audio Carissa Signature Review

Art Audio Carissa Signature Review The Art Audio Carissa Signature is a thing of beauty, both cosmetically and sonically.  I purchased the Carissa to power my new (to me) Klipschorns, and in the short time it was in my system it proved a sonic match made in heaven....

Krell FPB-700cx Amplifier

It was a puzzling realization when it occurred to me that my speakers and amp cost almost as much as the rest of my system. Since I have been a proponent of starting at the source and working back, I expect to take some abuse. Although I might argue that I wasn’t...

Krell FPB200 Amplifier

Virtually every type of amplifier design has been around for a long time. Even the latest thing, SETs have been around for over sixty years. Solid state is really the new kid on the block, so to speak. A person has to wonder, after all these years how much better can...

SimAudio Moon W10 Monoblocks

Aesthetics / specs / setup: The ‘Sims’ as they shall be referred to during the remainder of this review, are a fully balanced differential mono-block amplifier capable of producing 750 watts into 8 ohms and 1400 watts into 4 ohms. According to the SimAudio website...

Lyngdorf TDAi Amp with RoomPerfect

This is really a mini-review, since it stems from only a few hours of listening to a system whose components were all completely new to me. But having the opportunity to hear the new Lyngdorf TDAi 2200 digital integrated amp with Room Correction (what a mouthful!) was...

Odyssey Stratos Mono Review

The following is a series of reviews I wrote about my new Odyssey Stratos Mono Extremes.Well I Got the amps yesterday. No problems with UPS. They were well packaged, double boxed. I purchased them off Audiogon from Underwoodwally. So I eagerly unpacked them and hooked...

Navison Audio NVS 572 and SE-MKII preamp

Navison Audio ReviewI was quite intrigued at the prospect of spending some time with a high-end pre and power amp combination carrying the label “Made in Vietnam”. It isn’t unusual these days to see China as the country of origin, but so far this is my first encounter...

Review – Conrad Johnson CA200 Integrated Amplifier

Review – Conrad Johnson CA200 Integrated Amplifier MRP $6500 Used/Trade $3000 – $3500 www.conradjohnson.com/ The CJ CA200 is no ordinary integrated amplifier. Typically, an Integrated Amplifier is two components (a preamp and a power amp) stitched together into...

Carver ZR1600 Digital Amp

As someone who’s been involved in the engineering industry for may years, it’s hardly surprising that I’ve developed the annoying habit of wanting to tinker under the hood. Fortunately I know my limitations, and in most cases I manage to control my primitive urges to...