Equipment Impressions

Audio Research Corporation Reference 160M Mono Amplifiers Mark II, REF 6SE Line Stage, and REF 3SE Phono Stage: The Ultimate Reference HiFi Audio Sys

Sonus faber Amati G5 Maserati Folgore Special Edition Speaker impressions

Blue sound node x vs Bluesound NODE N130

QUAD ERA 1 Planar Magnetic Open Back Headphones impressions

Woo audio USB Headphone tube amp/dac, portable!

Yamaha YH-5000SE Orthodynamic Open Back Flagship Headphones impressions

McIntosh MA352 Integrated Hybrid Drive Amplifier with MA252 Integrated Hybrid Drive Amp Comparisons!

Mon Acoustic PlatiMon Virtual Coaxial One Bookshelf Speakers and SuperMon Mini Near field Speakers

McIntosh MA252 Hybrid Drive Integrated Stereo Amplifier Impressions!

Spirit Torino Pulsar Open Back Dynamic Hi Fidelity Headphones

Audio Research Corporation i50 Integrated Tube Amplifier's new DC1 DAC Card Sound Impressions!

Michi X3 Reference Integrated Stereo Amplifier, is it the best HiFi integrated Amp for the money?

Sonus faber OMNIA wireless speaker impressions

Audio Research I 50 Integrated Tube Amplifier's new DC1 DAC Card is here!

NYC 2023 impressions from SV member Makiah!

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"Between the STAX SR-X9000 and Hifiman Shangri-La Electrostatic headphones, I lacked nothing. Grand Cayman added heft, power, and a life-like weight to the Shangri-La, unlike anything I've heard previously. With Grand Cayman, I finally found the Shangri-La's massive, detailed, and beautifully layered presentation firmly planted in reality. To get things started, I dove head first into some Eva Cassidy. What I love about "Oh, Had I a Golden Thread" is how much of the room acoustics within Blues Alley is preserved within the recording. Most systems I've demoed Shangri-La with struggle to balance the immediacy of Eva's powerful voice and the band alongside the nuance and depth of the space she's performing within. I either got a well-layered presentation with a slightly thin tone or a full-bodied sound with some slight...

Spirit Torino Made of Sound Headphones First Look; Super Leggera, Titano, Radiante, and Mistral Pro!

DCA Expanse Flagship Headphones First Look; the greatest Dan Clark Headphones ever made?

Can Jam Socal 2022 Impressions by Flux of Den-fi

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"One of the big releases of CanJam SoCal this year was the Expanse, a new open-back planar magnetic headphone from Dan Clark Audio (DCA). I want to disclose I have owned a handful of previous Dan Clark headphone releases, ranging from the original Aeon closed to the more recent Ether 2. The Expanse to me sounds like it has FR lineage to the Ether Flow Open 1.1, but with less claustrophobia going on in the mids. Compared to the headphones and gear options available throughout the show next to the Expanse, I felt the DCA lacked any kind of wow factor. "

Audeze MM 500 Headphones vs Audeze LCD X 2021

DCA ETHER 2 Planar Magnetic Open Back Flagship Headphones First Look

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