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iFi Audio Zen DAC Review

A powerful desktop DAC with a headphone amplifier is always a pleasure to see in our test lab. Even when it comes with a reasonable price like this iFi Audio Zen DAC. Compact, desktop DACs with a built-in headphone amplifier are very popular today. We decide on them after purchasing a higher quality pair of headphones, aware that integrated sound cards are probably not able to get the best out of them, and motivated by the fact that such DACs pull all of the electronics in charge of sound processing from the computer case and yet have much more specific

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Pro-Ject Tube Box S2 Review

It is unnecessary to re-analyze vinyl returns to audiophile systems, but this trend, if it can be viewed in this way, has its reasons. Rare are the ones who started listening to vinyl records on the wave of their return, because most younger physical media consumers do not even have discotheques. Most turntable users today are recruited from a bunch of music lovers who already own some records and want to rebuild their collection or listen to older valuable records. In such an environment, turntables and equipment manufacturers swim like fish in the water. On the one hand, they have

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Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital Review

Pro-Ject is a company we are very familiar with. Their offer is divided into two main parts: turntables and Box Design products. Turntables are almost always the best buy products in their class, and Box Design products are often an excellent price and quality ratio. Miniature dimensions are a basic feature of all Box Design products. Amplifiers, headphone preamps, digital-to-analog converters, streamers, or all components of a single audio system, can be found, only reduced. For this issue, we had the opportunity to test the Pre Box S2 Digital. Behind this long name, we find a small preamplifier, a headphone

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Cambridge Audio Phono Preamplifiers – Solo & Duo Review and Test

Whether you remove dust from your record collection or have embraced analogy through massive vinyl hysteria, the needle drop in the first black groove is a unique experience. True record fans(including myself) says: “If you have never heard the reproduction of the top-of-the-range, well-adjusted turntable and the appropriate audio system, you never heard how music should sound.” Vinyl lovers enjoy the return of the turntable but are also aware of the importance of phono preamplifier. So what is a preamplifier? Also known as a phono preamp or a preamplifier, the phono stage ensures the signal processing from the cartridge(turntable) to

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