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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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The i1 By FiiO

After having owned and loved many other FiiO products before due to their outstanding sonic value per dollar, it looks like they are at it again with the i1. What we have here is FiiO's first Apple MFi certified digital to analog converter (DAC) and headphone...
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The Dacamp L1 By RHA

The Dacamp L1 was released at the same time as the CL1 and CL750 and represents part of the second generation of audiophile products launched by RHA towards the end of 2017/start of 2017. It is the first DAC/amp also from RHA and to celebrate they called it j...
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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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THE ADI-2 Pro By RME

When I first heard about the ADI-2 Pro some months ago, I was indeed very interested. I read some more news on professional audio sites but some of the jargon I did not understand. I'm sorry, I have to admit, I'm an audiophile who loves to listen to music. I m...
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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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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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The DAC-9 By NuPrime

It has been a while since I reviewed a desktop unit and with the ever-increasing quality of mobile gear it is becoming less of a feature for us at Headfonics but having said that now and then we do receive units that we think are worth talking about, especiall...
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The Mojo By Chord Electronics

The vast majority of people who buy music today buy it via streaming, or individual purchases, and then drag and drop the files onto their phone, DAP, or carry it on their laptop. There are now a ton of competing portable DAC/Amp's in the market place that are...
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The Encore mDSD By Sonic Unity

USB DACs are nothing new to the market and I have only really paid attention to one of them the D3 from AudioEngine last year. Mike swears by his Aegis from Cozoy, others disagree but by and large my laptop has been a USB stick DAC free experience. I got what ...
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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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The K1 by FiiO

FiiO have been doing a commendable job in updating their DAC & amp line-up to suit a wide variety of user tastes and preferences across all price ranges. Their recent offering, the FiiO K1, is an example of just that which stays true to their original mant...
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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 Astrapi DAC by Cozoy

Oh my goodness, it’s so cute! Sorry, but I am a sucker for cute things...double points when a cool design in a product actually ends up sounding nice.  This Asian company released the Alien Dap not too long ago, which was also awesomely designed and it seemed ...
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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...