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  • Soulution 501 Monoblock Amplifier: First Listen

    Soulution 501 Monoblock Amplifier: First Listen

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    The Arrival of the dCS Vivaldi

    For several years I’ve used the dCS Scarlatti CD/SACD playback system. Then dCS announced the release of the somewhat higher-priced and more technologically advanced Vivaldi system. After recently hearing its debut at Joshua Cohn’s Ears ...

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