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The Challenge Amp 1 or the CA-1 is a dedicated headphone amplifier launched by a relatively new English company from London by the name of Tisbury Audio. Headed by Wes Young, Tisbury have two main products to date: the CA-1, wh...

 
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Oppo’s recent achievement in the audio universe has not gone unnoticed. I am almost certain they’ve made most other audio brands duck and run for cover, give up their lunch money and require a hall monitor to escort...


 
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Hailing from England the UK and a relative newcomer to the market, Tisbury Audio have just launched a rather visually fetching new headphone amplifier this week, the Challenge Amp 1. Backed by a 3 year warranty and taking on Bo...

 
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This is the first current mode amp I have reviewed but it is not the only current mode headphone amp out in the market such as the HPA-21 from Bakoon to give but one example. The difference being is that the CMA800R is a rev 2 ...

 
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The Conductor SL by Burson

 
March 2, 2014
 



Every once in a while, the clouds part and the sky begins to gently glow, flowers bloom, angels cry and audiophiles around the world begin to sob with joy. It is really rare to find a USB Dac and amplifier combo with future pro...

 
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The N4 by Miniwatt

 
January 22, 2014
 



It’s Chinese New Year soon and Hong Kong audio specialists have reduced the price on their N4 USB powered DAC/Amp to a very tempting $199 as a special promo so we though we would take a look and see how it performs and if...


 
 
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ALO Audio recently released their new balanced USB powered DAC/AMP called the Island priced at $299 and frankly folks this is about as small as it can get. Ok so I saw the eye catching pictures like everyone else on their websi...

 
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The EF6 from Hifiman

 
September 15, 2013
 



What’s in a single number change? Moving from 5 to 6 should be an evolution of sorts, I mean the EF5 was a pretty powerful little tube amp that packed about 2.5W per channel and took little or no space in 2011. But that w...

 
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The AT-HA40USB is a ‘newish’ tiny USB powered DAC/AMP from Audio Technica in the same vein (and more or less the same size) as the Nuforce Icon uDAC which has been hanging around for years in one iteration or anothe...

 
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iFi Audio is a very interesting new manufacturer of affordable transportable audio gear created by Abbingdon Music Research Audio. iFi (and Avatar Acoustics; thank you so much for allowing me to borrow these for an extended per...