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Ultrasonic Record Cleaning

Here's my two penneth on recent vinyl washing experiences, with a bit of context. I've around 3000 LPs, perhaps two-thirds or more are still in a storage unit in Wisconsin waiting for me to get back there from VA to pick them up. There's a lot of other audio stuff in...

Basis Audio Debut Gold Standard Turntable Review

I've gone through a few different turntables in the past year or two, including two different Dr. Feickert Volares, an Origin Live Resolution, a Dr. Feickert Woodpecker, a Wilson Benesch Full Circle, and now, the Basis Audio Debut Gold Standard. The Basis Audio...

Loudspeakers – Measurement Farce

Question: Is it possible to accurately assess the performance of a pair of loudspeakers by analysis of their test data alone, and furthermore, who would attempt such a thing?  Somewhere along the way the above became accepted practice and a segment of the buying...

Spatial Audio X3 Speaker Review

These are Spatial Audio’s top-of-the-line speakers and cost a whopping $9,000. All Spatial’s current models appear to hold their value pretty well on the used markets, so it was a big outlay and an even bigger gamble –

Spatial Audio X3 Review Part II

(Continued from here) LISTENER FATIGUE I went around in circles with the Spatial Audio X3 for several weeks, trying to get them to work well in my space. This wasn't an acquisition intended solely for a review, these were to be my end-game 'reference' speakers. Going...

Denafrips Terminator DAC Review with GAIA DDC

Initially, the Denafrips Terminator DAC was slotted into my system as a straight replacement for my Sim Audio Moon 380D, using the same Aurender N100H and Cambridge Audio Azure 851c sources.

For the first week or so I listened mostly to the Denafrips Terminator DAC using my Cambridge Audio Azure 851C as a transport, connected to the DAC via a Synergistic Research Digital Corridor No. 2 RCA Digital Coaxial/SPDIF, and later via AES/EBU….

Dunlavy SC-III Speakers [Retro Review]

This isn’t really a review of the Dunlavy SC-III, per se, it’s more of a shout-out to prospective future owners of this remarkable speaker. I bought my pair of Dunlavy SC-IIIs coming up on 3 years ago, after reading a good deal of positive information on the Dunlavy range, but never having heard them in the flesh.

Art Audio Carissa Signature Review

The Carissa delivers 16w/channel from a pair of 845 tubes, and they are 16 glorious watts the like of which I haven’t heard in my system since playing with some old Jadis gear many moons ago. That’s not to say the Carissa sounded anything like the Jadis JA30