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RCM Sensor Prelude IC Phono Preamplifier

This is a very good time to be an audiophile. We all benefit from the bewildering explosion of extremely expensive gear, targeted at the few with unlimited budgets. Those buyers fund the R&D that enables trickle-down technology that makes possible great sounding and affordable components. The availability of great sounding affordable components is why this is a good time to be an audiophile.

REL Stadium II Subwoofer

Stadium III wondered why I had to readjust my Velodyne F-1200R for almost every disc. After a couple of months of adjusting the controls - frequency and gain - it should have been right.

Response Audio Bella EXtreme 100 Power Amplifiers

I’m speechless. Or wordless. I had quite a lot to say about the new Response Audio Bella EXtreme 100 mono tube amplifiers during the first 400 hours of use while the Teflon® capacitors and other parts were slowly breaking in. Let me tell you a little about the amps themselves, and in the mean time, I’ll try to think of something to say about the way they sound now.

Revel Performa M126Be Loudspeakers

The new Performa Be series of loudspeakers offers an upgrade from the well-received Performa3 series from Revel. The Be speakers feature the Revel’s latest beryllium tweeter that was first introduced more than a decade ago in the Ultima2 series. Revel is a member of the Harman International family of brands which includes Mark Levinson, JBL, Arcam, and Infinity. 

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Roksan Radius V Turntable and Nima Tonearm

[Editor's note: Please join me in welcoming guest writer Paul Basinski to 10 Audio. Paul's insightful review of the Roksan turntable and tonearm provides an excellent view into its performance in context with some of the competition.]

By Paul Basinski

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