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AQVOX Phono 2CI Mk. II Phono Preamplifier

The AQVOX Phono 2CI phono preamplifier is a surprise in a number of ways. I recall a lot of discussion about the high cost of “audio jewelry”. This cosmetic feature added elaborate front panels and other adornments to audio components that may have added some sonic benefit but certainly added significantly to the cost. In recent years, I am seeing less of this extravagance in high end components.

Art Audio Vinyl 1 Phono Preamplifier

The arrival of the Art Audio Vinyl 1 phono preamplifier was eagerly anticipated. We all know that someone with unlimited funds can assemble an outstanding music reproduction system. Sure, it takes time and care to find the right combination of components that work synergistically together. But with unlimited options and enough time, there is no risk of failure.

Atma-sphere MP-3 Preamplifier with Jensen 347 MC Transformers

NOTE TO READERS: (Year 2006) Atma-sphere has been asked repeatedly over several years to comply with 10 Audio's policy on quotes (please see the bottom of the Home Page). They continue to refuse this simple courtesy.

Atmasphere M60 mk. II.2 OTL tube amplifiers

NOTE TO READERS: (Year 2006) Atma-sphere has been asked repeatedly over several years to comply with 10 Audio's policy on quotes (please see the bottom of the Home Page). They continue to refuse this simple courtesy.

Audience Adept Response aR2p-TO Power Conditioner

The Audience Adept Response aR2p-TO High Resolution Power Conditioner is the latest in a product line of well received power conditioners which are priced from $695 to $8,600. The $1,600 aR2p-TO model differs from the basic $695 aR2p in its use of expensive Teflon-dielectric "Aura-T" capacitors with OHNO (mono crystal, oxygen-free) copper leads. I did not experience the basic non-Teflon equipped model.

Audience Au24 "e" Loudspeaker Cables

How do you improve on perfection? There is no Darwinian natural selection at work for manufactured products that enable them to evolve over time, making them better suited to the environment. If you are an expert marksman, hitting the bulls-eye each and every time, can you become an even better shot? If your name is Bond, James Bond... Well, you get the idea.

Audience Au24 Loudspeaker Cables

Let me save some typing and share the description from the Audience Web site. I have omitted some of the text that sounded like marketing hyperbole or was superfluous, but have included editorial content that agrees with my observations.

Audience The ONE Loudspeakers

It seems that lately I listen to more music more often at my desk than in my dedicated listening room. This allows me to multi-task: attend to email and other business duties, talk with customers and friends, and listen to music, all at the same time. Of course, this is not quality time with music because the volume is necessarily set to a low level since my customers seem to object to my repeated requests to “speak louder”.

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Audio Electronic Supply AE-3 DJH Preamplifier

Audio Electronic Supply AE-3 DJH Preamplifier The Audio Electronic Supply AE-3 DJH preamplifier was a surprise, as you will read below. The list price with remote is $1700. The little preamplifier could be lifted and moved with one hand. The unit’s build quality was very good and it looks and feels like a Cary.

Audio Horizons TP 2.3SvB Line Stage Preamplifier

Three and half years have transpired since I reviewed the Audio Horizons TP 2.1RnB stereo vacuum tube preamplifier. That model carried the “RnB” options: remote control, noise suppression, and input and output transformers to accommodate balanced connections. The new TP 2.3SvB is veteran designer and upgrade specialist Joseph Chow’s latest thinking in preamplifier design.

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