Serenade iDSD
8.1Our Score

Tempotec Serenade iDSD Review

Disclaimer: The Tempotec Serenade iDSD sent to us for the purposes of this review is a sample and does not have to be returned. Thank you to Tempotec for giving us this opportunity. It is very unlikely you have heard of Tempotec before never mind tested or re...
Speakertec
8.3Our Score

Speakertec Kitty Review

Speakertec is a brand new company, at least in terms of audiophile years and timescale, that is based out of Berkshire, England. Not too long ago, their CEO had sent me a really interesting portable DAC/AMP. Not only is their “Kitty” adorable, but also probab...
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8.3Our Score

The uDSD By NuPrime Audio

The NuPrime uDSD was actually launched a while ago so my apologies for getting this one out a bit later than I expected. That being said, for those looking for a compact DAC/Amp solution, this is exactly the kind of device that should be on your purchasing ra...
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8.5Our Score

The Spectra DAC/Amp By nextDrive

I like Kawaii stuff. I'm a 31-year-old man and proud of it. When I first opened this Spectra's box and realized just how small it was, I truly did not expect the product could possibly sound as nice as it does. The world of Hi-Fi seems to be shrinking, at leas...
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The DAC3 HGC by Benchmark Media

After having reviewed the breathtaking professional DAC/amp surprise hit RME ADI-2 Pro and the also spectacular Lake People Reference Series, it is time to see how an actual hifi consumer device compares to reference professional tools. Turn your head to the ...
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8Our Score

The HDACC DAC/Amp By Essence

Editorial note: This review is split into two parts. The first part will focus on the HDACC main selling points, its features and build quality and how it performs as part of the traditional headphone desktop setup. The second article to be published shortly t...
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8Our Score

The Shift By Peachtree Audio

"Made in Canada". Nothing feels quite as satisfying as a 'home run' in terms of engineering capability being done right in your backyard. Peachtree is sort of on the comeback trail after a few years that culminated in the return of a former founding member, Da...
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8.4Our Score

The X7 AM2 Module By FiiO

There was always going to be a part 2 and part 3 and so forth with the FiiO X7 DAP given its modular amping system and generally long shelf life road map planned from the start. I was wary initially of the possible total cost of ownership of the X7 given Hifim...
Ruby
7.9Our Score

The Ruby By Stoner Acoustics

Cracking name, Larry Miller would be proud, "Yeah but I don't know anyone called Ruby" - yeah you do now and it is the size of a postage stamp with a knob on the end of it. Few amps come in this size, perhaps the FiiO E6 or the Creative E1 and the in-line tiny...
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8.5Our Score

The Continental Dual Mono By ALO Audio

The Studio 6 by ALO Audio is their most expensive product for sale to date. A behemoth of a tube amp that we got and will review with aplomb in the coming weeks. However, the Continental Dual Mono DAC/AMP (CDM) released a few months back is quite probably the ...
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The Hugo by Chord

I can’t remember a media player or portable DAC that has recently caused such hype in the audiophile hifi scene as the Chord Hugo; a quite highly priced DAC and headphone amp with pre-out that has pushed the budget limit quite a bit for many in a growing niche...
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7.6Our Score

The E17k Alpen 2 DAC by FiiO

It is not all about the DAP's with FiiO you know. Lest we forget FiiO cut their teeth in the audiophile with cracking little budget amps and DACs such as the original E7 and the revised E17 AMP/DAC. These starter units garnered quite a following and came out a...
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8Our Score

The HA-2 DAC by Oppo

For the last year Oppo have blown away the market perception that planar headphones are really cumbersome heavy rocks on our head that sound great but need a nuclear plant to drive them. The PM-1, PM-2 and the now released PM-3 closed planar have all got a tra...
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8.5Your Score

The Companion One by Celsus

I am usually a bit hesitant at any literary toe-dipping into the cult of personality, especially when it comes to audio gadgets given the rate of tech R&D share out there but in this instance, I could be persuaded to change my mind given the pedigree of a ...