Component Reviews


Oppo HA-1 Headphone Amplifier</br>SRP: $1199 Oppo HA-1 Headphone Amplifier
SRP: $1199

Published on November 21, 2014

I always found the sound from the HA-1 highly listenable.


Oppo BDP-105D Universal 3D Disc Player</br>
SRP: $1299 Oppo BDP-105D Universal 3D Disc Player

SRP: $1299

Published on October 15, 2014

A noticeable step up from the stock 105 disc player we have already reviewed.


Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver</br>
SRP: $189 Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver
SRP: $189

Published on September 01, 2014

It is clear to see the appeal of having music play from “nowhere”—no wires and just a few button pushes.


High Resolution Technologies Music Streamer HD DAC</br>SRP: $449 High Resolution Technologies Music Streamer HD DAC
SRP: $449

Published on July 07, 2014

A really effective DAC at a reasonable price which handles everything up thru 192/24.


Mapleshade Static Draining Brush Mapleshade Static Draining Brush
Published on June 10, 2014

A grounded anti-static brush for all discs you play on your system.


Channel Master OTA HD-DVR+ Recorder</br>SRP: $250 Channel Master OTA HD-DVR+ Recorder
SRP: $250

Published on March 26, 2014

The best current cut-the-cord option if you receive good OTA TV where you are.


Nova II Phono Preamplifer</br>SRP: $1200 Nova II Phono Preamplifer
SRP: $1200

Published on February 21, 2014

A very high quality phono preamp at a reasonable price; runs on batteries.


Astell&Kern AK100 Hi-Res Mobile Player 
SRP: $699 Astell&Kern AK100 Hi-Res Mobile Player SRP: $699
Published on December 10, 2013

Taking your hi-res audio files with you portably is certainly worth it, but an expensive option so far.


Mapleshade Speaker Plinths, 
c. $495 pr. for tower speakers,
Center Channel Bedrock c. $240 Mapleshade Speaker Plinths, c. $495 pr. for tower speakers, Center Channel Bedrock c. $240
Published on October 26, 2013

A useful tweak to improve the sound of most any speakers.


Aperion Verus Grand Bookshelf Speakers,
SRP: $699 pr. Aperion Verus Grand Bookshelf Speakers, SRP: $699 pr.
Published on September 10, 2013

A fine example of reasonably-priced bookshelf loudspeakers.




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