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Exogal Comet Digital-to-Analog Converter

The Exogal Comet digital to analog converter is a modern DAC that can process up to 32 bit 384 kHz, and DSD64 and DSD128 digital signals from the USB input. Using the AES-EBU XLR or S/PDIF BNC connections, processing is limited to 24 bit 192 kHz datastreams. TOSlink can do 24 bit 96 kHz. The compact chassis $2995 Comet can be controlled by the Exogal remote control (included) or a Bluetooth smart phone app.

QUAD Platinum Stereo Amplifier

The QUAD Platinum Stereo amplifier is the latest in a very long line of hi fi products from QUAD of England. QUAD, which is an acronym for Quality Unit Amplifier Domestic, has been making components since 1953 and has received many awards for the sound quality of their products, including the world-renowned Quad ESL loudspeakers and Quad II vacuum tube power amplifier.

Inspire Fire-Bottle SE Stereo Power Amplifier

It was a sad day when we heard that Dennis Had, founder and guiding light of Cary Audio, was retiring. Under his leadership, business acumen and engineering genius, Cary Audio became one of the most successful producers of audio equipment. Several Cary Audio products, both tube and solid state, have been reviewed here on 10 Audio, and this writer purchased many of the review samples.

Fritzspeakers Carrera BE Loudspeakers

The Fritzspeakers Carrera BE is a stand mounted 2-way speaker. The Scanspeak Revelator mid-woofer has a 7 inch diameter paper cone. The tweeter is made in the US by Transducer Labs and has a beryllium dome. Overall response is listed as 36 Hz to 40 kHz +/- 3 dB.

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Prism Sound Callia DAC Preamplifier

Prism Sound is well known in the pro audio space where their analog to digital converters (ADCs) are used in many of the best recording studios worldwide. The Prism Orpheus ADC/DAC was reviewed here in 2009. The Prism Callia USB DAC Preamplifier is a new product aimed primarily at the home or non-professional market.

Bryston 2.5B Cubed Power Amplifier

The new Bryston 2.5B3 "Cubed" power amplifier continues the evolution of the well-received line of power amplifiers from Bryston, Ltd., of Ontario, Canada. The 2.5B3 is the lowest power model in the current Bryston power amplifier lineup. If more power is needed, there are Cubed models with 200 WPC, 300 WPC, 600 WPC, and 1000 WPC.

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