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iBasso DX160 Digital Audio Player Review

Matthew Jens samples the latest version of this popular mid-priced music portable…

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Luxman D-03X Compact Disc Player Review

Rafael Todes samples a Japanese silver disc spinner that’s high end in every way, except its price...

Posted in: Hi-Fi Sources CD Player Applause Awards 2020

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Ayre Acoustics EX-8 Integrated Amplifier Review

Mark Gusew samples this versatile and powerful modular integrated amplifier…

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AURALiC Altair G1 Streaming DAC Preamplifier Review

David Price lives the stream with this compact, affordable and stylish network music player and DAC…

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LUMIN T2 Network Player Review

Mark Gusew tunes into a sleek new network music player from an exciting name in digital audio…

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dCS Network Bridge Review

Rafael Todes says this standalone network music player is one of the finest ways to hear streamed music around…

Posted in: Hi-Fi Sources Streaming Applause Awards 2020

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Cary Audio DMS-600 Network Audio Player Review

Three decades spent making serious audiophile products means that Cary Audio should be able to design a serious streamer. Mark Gusew auditions the company's flagship…

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Leema Acoustics Stream IV Streaming CD Player Review

Combining CD and streaming smarts, Leema's Stream IV is one box to play them all. Jay Garrett gets connected…

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NAD Electronics C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC Review

With the C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC, NAD is back playing to its traditional strengths, thinks Andrew Baker…

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Panasonic DP-UB9000 4K Blu-ray Player Review

While Panasonic produces disc players at differing price points, there’s no confusing the DP-UB9000 with any of its more price conscientious siblings. Instead, the DP-UB9000 looks every part the high-end player at home in a rack of equipment.

Posted in: Home Theatre Sources Blu-ray Players Applause Awards 2019

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Pioneer UDP-LX800 Universal Disc Player

Pioneer's UDP-LX800 Universal Disc Player's announcement was timed almost precisely after Oppo announced its exit from the Blu-ray player market. We put the flagship offering from Pioneer, the UDP-LX800 through its paces.

Posted in: Home Theatre Visual Sources Blu-ray Players Applause Awards 2019

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Pioneer UDP-LX500 4K UHD Blu-ray Player Review

We were eager to get Pioneer's new UDP-LX500 4K Blu-ray player in for review. Having owned a few Oppo disc spinners, the burning question on everyone's mind is whether Pioneer can fill the Oppo void. We put the new spinner through its paces to find out.

Posted in: Home Theatre Visual Sources Blu-ray Players

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Bluesound Node 2i Wireless Streamer Review

The latest update to Bluesound's Node Wireless High-Resolution Multi-Room Streamer comes in the form on "2i", and after the previous generation performed so admirably, we were keen to take a look at the latest revision.

Posted in: Hi-Fi Lifestyle Integration Sources Streaming Applause Awards 2018

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Pioneer PD-70AE SACD Player Review

Don’t know about you, but I see Pioneer’s new PD-70AE SACD/CD player as a signal that this legacy brand is hurtling back into stereo.

Posted in: Hi-Fi Sources CD Player Applause Awards 2018

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Marantz SA-14S1 Special Edition SACD Player Review

A jaunt around the SA-14S1 SE’s specs, features and build quality elicit one major keyword - formidable. Read on to hear just why the SA-14S1 SE SACD Player won't be leaving chateau Familari.

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ELAC Discovery Music Server Review

You've likely heard of Roon by now, "the music player for music lovers" but the cost of admission may have held you back. ELAC's Discover Music Server may be just the ticket. Read on to understand more about Roon Essentials.

Posted in: Hi-Fi Sources Streaming

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DigiBit Aria Mini Music Server Review

With music servers becoming increasingly popular, the problem facing many is how to leave a CD collection behind and move to a server? What can you replace it with? We might have the answer.

Posted in: Hi-Fi Sources Streaming

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AURALiC Aries Wireless Streaming Bridge Review

Released in June last year, the AURALiC Aries serves as a “bridge” between your music files sitting on your network, or indeed almost any music streaming facility and your DAC.

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Astell&Kern AK500N Music Server Review

Astell&Kern, the South Korean consumer electronics company currently enjoying immense success with their portable audio player offerings, could be set to turn the HiFi and HeadFi markets upside down with their latest product release.

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Hidizs AP100 Media Player Review

Released in the prime of the upward trend of portable media players and headphones, we review the Hidizs AP100 Media Player.

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Cowon Plenue P1 Media Player Review

Portable media players have come a long way since they became mainstream with the release of the Apple iPod, launched in 2001.

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Sony NWZ-ZX1 Walkman Review

Sony's NZW-ZX1 Walkman is their flagship portable player in their hi-resolution audio assault.

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