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- Updates: MHDT Labs & S/PDIF Battle I’ve updated the MHDT Labs review to include the new TDA1541A-based Orchid: http://www.basshead.club/mhdt-labs-pagoda-stockholm-atlantis-and-canary/ And the S/PDIF Battle roundup now includes the new Schiit Eitr: http://www.basshead.club/spdif-battle-mutec-singxer-lynx-rednet-et-al/ Enjoy!
- Brainwavz HM2, BLU-200, and B200 It’s been a long time since my last review here at Basshead.Club. Real life and work cut out my ability to properly maintain the site and even listen to music nearly as much as I’d like. That being said, it’s time to start catching up. Here, we have a trio from Brainwavz, a company that has ...
- Holo Audio – Spring DAC – Level 3 – “Kitsune Tuned Edition” I recently received a Holo Spring Kitsune Tuned Edition digital-to-analog converter on loan to demo and review. It’s a modern DAC with patented R-2R technology. It’s the first discrete DAC that has linear compensation. It uses a dual R-2R network for PCM and a dual R-2R network for DSD. The technology involved made this intriguing to me, partly ...
- MHDT Labs Pagoda, Stockholm, Atlantis, Canary, and Orchid It’s no secret that I’ve become a huge fan of MHDT Labs. They make non-oversampling R-2R tube DACs with no digital, op-amp, or feedback, and they’re all gorgeous to listen to. I’ve had the privilege of owning several and having extended sessions with others, and I decided to put together a previously-unpublished comparison of the ...
- AudioQuest Nighthawk Review One of the most talked about headphone releases of 2015, the AudioQuest Nighthawk has gained a legion of adoring fans and a mob of antagonists. What makes this headphone so controversial? I spent months with the AudioQuest Nighthawk to find out. In the Box Headphones Two detachable cables (one hi-fi cable, the other slimmer and more durable) Padded leather carrying ...