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    AVM Ovation CS 8.2 All-in-One System

    Historically, all-in-one audio components have been looked down upon by serious audiophiles, who typically prefer big-boy, multi-piece component systems. I suppose the category’s lack of respect is due in part to not-so-pleasant flashbacks to ancient ...
  • EarSonics S-EM9 In-Ear Monitors

    EarSonics S-EM9 In-Ear Monitors

    Right now, all over the world, people are listening to music through headphones. And just as listening is an international thing, manufacturing earphones is also a global endeavor. The French company EarSonics has been producing ...
  • SPL Phonitor X Headphone Amplifier

    SPL Phonitor X Headphone Amplifier

    SPL are the initials usually associated with the term sound pressure level, but it is also short for Sound Performance Lab, a German firm that has been making professional recording gear since the late 1970s. ...
  • Grace Design m9XX DAC

    Grace Design m9XX DAC

    Grace Design may be a new name for many audiophiles, but for recording engineers it has long been a well known and respected entity. Michael and Eben Grace have been manufacturing microphone preamplifiers since 1994. ...
  • MrSpeakers Ether C Headphone

    MrSpeakers Ether C Headphone

    If you look at the “flagship” full-sized headphones currently on the market, you’ll notice they all share one particular trait: Whether they’re planars, dynamics, or hybrids, whether they cost $400 or $4000, they’re all open-backed ...

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