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  1. NAD PP3 Digital review

    NAD PP3 Digital review

    10  

    This budget phono stage includes a USB output for hooking up to your PC

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    Creek Evolution 5350 review

    Creek Evolution 5350 review

    10  

    Creek's Evolution comes from a long line of respected value-for-money electronics

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    Linn Uphorik review

    Linn Uphorik review

    10  

    This exclusive review looks at Linn's new 'universal' phono stage and discovers a must-have tool for LP lovers

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    Moon i.1 review

    Moon i.1 review

    8  

    Some technical flaws can't dampen this amp's spirit

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    Pure Sound A10 review

    Pure Sound A10 review

    10  

    Pure Sound's entry level amp goes light on features but heavy on sound

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    iBasso D4 Mamba review

    iBasso D4 Mamba review

    8  

    Multi-faceted DAC headphone amp will appeal to the audiophile

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    Rega Isis and Osiris review

    Rega Isis and Osiris review

    9  

    The Isis CD player and Osiris integrated amplifier represent Rega's first move into the high end

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    Gryphon Atilla review

    Gryphon Atilla review

    10  

    The nearest that Gryphon gets to amplification for the masses

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    Leema Pulse review

    Leema Pulse review

    8  

    Gorgeous-looking amplifier packs quite a performance

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    Digital Do Main B-1a review

    Digital Do Main B-1a review

    10  

    A funky design and a thrilling performance level makes this power amp an all-round winner

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    Denon AVC-A1HD review

    Denon AVC-A1HD review

    8  

    Denon is fighting back. Having had its mainstream nose bloodied by Japanese rival Onkyo throughout 2007, and then been wrong-footed by Yamaha and Pioneer in the rush to claim the new high-ground for super-high-end integrated amps and receivers – not to mention coming under pressure from D&M stablemate Marantz – it’s unveiled its latest proposition: the AVC-A1HD: a networkable THX Ultra2 amplifier (with both 802.11b/g wireless wi-fi and Ethernet) which threatens to take no prisoners.

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    Unison Research Unico 100 integrated amplifier review

    Unison Research Unico 100 integrated amplifier review

    8  

    Italians love music – they are the only inhabitants of a hot Mediterranean country who make serious and successful audio components. Maybe having the cooler northern climbs of the country helps in this respect as Unison Research is based in the north east environs of Treviso, where it produces a broad selection of electronics – the majority of which are powered by parallel single-ended valves.

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    Advance Acoustic MPP 206 MAA 406 review

    Advance Acoustic MPP 206 MAA 406 review

    10  

    Thirty years ago Japan rocked the economy of the UK’s hi-fi industry and now it’s the turn of the Chinese. With products like this latest pre/power pairing from Advance Acoustic being offered for under a grand.

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    Cambridge Audio 840E Pre-Amp / 840W Power-Amp review

    Cambridge Audio 840E Pre-Amp / 840W Power-Amp review

    10  

    The 840E and 840W amplifiers see Cambridge Audio topping off its successful Azur range of products with a high-powered and highly flexible pre/power combination. Traditionally, Azur products have been at the budget end of things, but these amps represent something new and hit £2k.

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    Yamaha S2000 CD Player/Amp review

    Yamaha S2000 CD Player/Amp review

    10  

    Yamaha’s contribution to the world of high fidelity has been distinctive, sometimes even distinguished, but also more than a touch patchy, with long barren spells punctuating the infrequent highlights. The latter include true world beaters such as the CT1000 tuner and the beryllium tweeter equipped NS1000. But ambitious mainstream high fidelity components have been noticeable by their absence; the new 2000 series components you see here being their first important new introductions for many years.

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    Marantz SC-11S1/SM-11S1 review

    Marantz SC-11S1/SM-11S1 review

    8  

    Even our hardened delivery driver made comments about the weight of the SM-11S1 power amp and we rather cynically expected heavyweight casework to be the culprit. In fact, the main contributing factor is one of the biggest transformer enclosures we’ve seen - there’s a screening can (with inaccessible fixing screws) over something that’s probably big enough to weld with!

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    Cyrus DAC-XP/Mono X review

    Cyrus DAC-XP/Mono X review

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    This is another interesting take on the old pre/power concept, since apart from the obvious fact that the power amps are physically discrete monoblocks, the preamp is also a DAC. Where Bryston’s pre/DAC is very much a preamp with a DAC board added, this one is historically a DAC (the DAC-X exists happily in its own right) with a preamp added, though the integration is such that the term ‘digital preamp’ would probably describe it better.

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