• Holo Audio – Spring DAC – Level 3 – “Kitsune Tuned Edition”

    November 13, 2016 Luckbad 0

    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, […]

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  • MHDT Labs Pagoda, Stockholm, Atlantis, and Canary

    August 21, 2016 Luckbad 0

    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the privilege of owning several and having extended sessions with others, and I decided to put together a previously-unpublished comparison of the […]

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  • MHDT Labs Pagoda Review

    February 28, 2016 Luckbad 0

    Welcome back guest reviewer @s1rrah! His reviews of the outstanding MHDT Labs R-2R NOS Tube DACs are excellent and thorough. Enjoy this comprehensive review of the venerated MHDT Labs Pagoda. MHDT Labs Pagoda: A Review and Comparison Intro ——————————————————————————————————— I’ve used MHDT Laboratories DACs for quite some time. Having spent a great amount of time exploring […]

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  • MHDT Labs Stockholm v2 Review

    February 21, 2016 Luckbad 0

    Welcome guest reviewer @s1rrah! His reviews of the outstanding MHDT Labs R-2R NOS Tube DACs are excellent and thorough. Enjoy this comprehensive review of the venerated MHDT Labs Stockholm 2. MHDT Labs Stockholm v2 : A Review Before I even get in to this … let me just say that I’ve already done a review of […]

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  • Emotiva Big Ego Review

    December 30, 2015 Luckbad 3

    If I talk about a USA audio company that does creates excellent bang-for-the-buck products, are you thinking about Emotiva? You should be. Emotiva has long been well-regarded in the home theater scene, even producing speakers to a quality level that big wigs at the other USA-based audio company you were probably thinking of (rhymes with $%#&) that makes […]

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