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REVIEW: LUXMAN L-505UXII INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER

Luxman's L505uXII is the Mark II version of the L-505uX Integrated Amplifier first released in 2011. Having owned a Luxman turntable in my youth, I was keen to see where the company was at in 2018. We take a closer look at this latest offering from Luxman

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REVIEW: DYNAVECTOR P75 MK4 PHONO PREAMPLIFIER

For over a decade Dynavector phono preamplifiers have been a natural, significant step up from entry-level brands. We take a closer look at the latest P75 Mk4 Phono Preamplifier.

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REVIEW: MONITOR AUDIO STUDIO 2-WAY STAND MOUNT LOUDSPEAKERS

Over two decades later since StereoNET NZ's editor Gary Pearce's first experience with Monitor Audio, he revisits the Brit brand and discovers what's changed in that time its new Studio 2-way stand-mount loudspeakers.

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REVIEW: Q ACOUSTICS CONCEPT 500 FLOORSTANDING LOUDSPEAKERS

This year, Q Acoustics has been all about its new 3000i range, but the big news at the end of 2017 was the arrival of the flagship Concept 500 – their most advanced and costliest loudspeaker yet. We take a closer look.

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REVIEW: TIVOLI AUDIO MODEL ONE DIGITAL RADIO

Eighteen years after the release of the original Model One radio from Tivoli Audio, the brand is back with the Model One Digital with a completely modern update that pays respects to the now iconic Model One radio.

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REVIEW: BLUESOUND NODE 2 STREAMER

If you've been holding off streaming your own music collection, or you've been looking for a high-quality music streamer for Tidal and Roon, then look no more as the Bluesound Node 2 fits the bill perfectly.

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REVIEW: ISOACOUSTICS OREA SERIES ISOLATORS

The arrival of IsoAcoustic’s OREA Series equipment isolators led reviewer Peter Familari on an investigation into vibrations and resonance, and a journey of discovery.

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REVIEW: CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXU UNIVERSAL BLU-RAY PLAYER

With non-physical consumption of music and movies firmly established, and the imminent appearance of Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray, does it make sense to release an expensive new disc player in 2015?

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REVIEW: DYNAVECTOR P-75 MKII

The original Dynavector P-75 phono stage was a simple looking, unassuming little box that set a new performance benchmark for affordable phono stages, quickly becoming a favourite in the sub-$1000 phono stage category, second only to the Plinius Jarrah.

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REVIEW: Q ACOUSTICS 1030 FLOORSTANDING SPEAKERS

Take a look up into the night sky and see if you can spot a black hole. Should be simple, there are enough of the buggers.

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REVIEW: DYNAVECTOR P-75 PHONO AMPLIFIER

Longtime audiophiles will recognise the Dynavector name as a Japanese producer of high quality phono cartridges featuring exotic jewel cantilevers and the amazing looking 500 series tonearms.

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REVIEW: PLINIUS JARRAH AND M14

Many new amplifiers are line stage only, that is they they can only be used with relatively high output components such as CD players, tape decks, video recorders and Laserdisc players.

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REVIEW: ORTOFON MC20 SUPER PHONO CARTRIDGE

Ortofon have been making moving coil cartridges for more years than I have been alive, so presumably they know what they are doing.

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