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    • SPL Phonitor XE Headphone Amplifier Review The Phonitor XE sounds like Maestro Dobel Diamante tequila. After I’ve had a few. The SPL Phonitor XE is Sound Performance Lab’s no-compromise statement headphone amplifier. It serves both the professional audio community as a reference headphone amplifier and audiophiles as a versatile, transparent solid state amp. Features Let’s quickly go over some of the features of the ...
    • ECP Audio Amplifiers I recently had the privilege to acquire an older ECP Audio L-2 with upgraded CineMag transformers. It’s a slice of audio heaven. Naturally, I became interested in the current lineup of ECP Audio amplifiers, but information on them is rather scarce. I inquired with Douglas Savitsky, proprietor of ECP Audio, as to what amplifiers he currently makes ...
    • Garage 1217 Project Sunrise III DIY Build Guide I am a huge fan of the Garage1217 Project Sunrise III headphone amplifier. You can see how much I enjoy it in an earlier review of it. Today, we’re not here for a review. Instead, we’re here for a build guide! I put one of these together last weekend and recorded the process. This is my ...
    • Monolith Cavalli Liquid Platinum Review Today we take a look at the Monolith by Monoprice Liquid Platinum Headphone Amplifier by Alex Cavalli. This review has taken me longer than perhaps any other on the site. The reasons had little to do with the Liquid Platinum itself. It started with work getting super busy, but ultimately it boiled down to this: I’d worked ...
    • Monolith Cavalli Liquid Spark Review When I heard that Alex Cavalli was ready for retirement, I was sad. My favorite all-around amp of all time is the Cavalli Liquid Crimson. I’d heard rumors of a compact Liquid Spark and balanced variant of the Liquid Crimson that came to be known as the Liquid Platinum. I was tremendously excited to see him ...
    • Flexound HUMU Review I had the chance to experience an extended test of the HUMU Augmented Audio Cushion. Yes, it is indeed an audio pillow. I thought the concept was strange as well. That is, until I tried it. Bear with me, as it’s not the easiest product to explain. I recommend watching a video or two before going on. Yes, ...
    • RME ADI-2 DAC Review After attracting the attention of the audiophile community with the ADI-2 Pro, RME set its sights on us once again with the new ADI-2 DAC. It does away with the analog-to-digital conversion that was part of the Pro unit while providing quite a few feature enhancements targeted specifically at music lovers. Some of the audiophile-focused improvements in ...
    • Schiit Gungnir Multibit Review The Schiit Gungnir Multibit has been around for a couple of years now. It is often recommended as the DAC to get in the $1000 price range. I’ve heard it a few times in unfamiliar setups and found it to be quite good in those situations, but I’ve long awaited the opportunity to try it out in ...
    • Audeze LCD2 Classic Review The Audeze LCD2 Classics (aka LCD2C) are a love letter to the original LCD2 headphones that put Audeze on the map in 2009. They were recently introduced with a special holiday price of $599 and an MSRP of $799. Since its release in 2009, our original LCD2 headphone has been an industry favorite amongst passionate listeners everywhere. Audeze ...
    • Focal Clear Review The Focal Clear headphones are a new $1500 open back offering designed and developed in France. They look absolutely stunning! I had an opportunity to take these home and demo them for several days. Rather than a compiled retrospective review, I decided to present stream of consciousness impressions. This will reveal the journey I took while ...