AEX now distributes Electrocompaniet

One of the most iconic names in audio. When the USA were at its peak with Krell, Mark Levinson, Pass Labs and Audio Research, a challenger emerged in Europe. One of the great makes that competes one on one with all the brands out there. The Legendary NEMO amplifiers, easily putting out its 600W into 8 Ohm, but just as …

2019 MingDa Releases

50W Class A into 4/8 Ohm at less than 0.8% distortion Input impedance 220k, Up to 1000mV. SNR: 88dB Psvane WE 212, 6SN7 x 1, 6SL7 x 1 40x60x55cm, 56kg per monoblock 50W Class A into 4/8 Ohm at less than 0.8% distortion Input impedance 220k, Up to 1200mV. SNR: 90dB 211 x 4, 6SN7 x 2 40x55x43cm, 48kg per …

Zingali Twenty Evo 1.2

This review has taken some time to put together. What started out as a simple review turned out to be an adventure involving quite a few listening sessions and input from fellow audiophiles. Lets start with the system. As DAC we used the mighty EMMLabs XDS1 CD/DAC/SACD and the giant killer iFi PRO iDSD dac. Preamp is the MingDa MC300. …

iFi iDSD Pro

Where does one start with a DAC like this? Lets ease into it. The Looks This is not a dCS Puccini or a Devialet. But then again it costs almost 6 times less. So its not a pretty DAC with masses of metal and detailing, but it looks quite good. But it oozes technology. It is so packed with buttons …

Audio Research Reference Phono 2 SE

Unpacking this beast from its boxes already had me admiring it. The beautiful workmanship already satisfied the sense before it even started playing. I knew I was in for something special here. I have waited a long time to test the top of the range Phono from Audio Research….and missed the boat. There is now a Reference 3 Phono and …

Ming-Da MC300 Preamplifier

W here does one start with this preamp ? Its history ? It doesn’t have much. Was designed by MingDa in China and for once not copied from an existing design. To be honest I looked far and wide and have yet to find a 300b/6SN7 preamplifier. Amplifier ? Yes indeed I found a few 2.5W to 3.5W examples. So …

Gryphon Diable 300

Gryphon Diablo 300

Nearly 10 years ago, the Gryphon Diablo brought newfound credibility and respectability to the humble integrated amplifier. Previously the object of widespread scorn from audiophiles, the full potential of the integrated amplifier was finally realised in the Gryphon Diablo, so far ahead of its time that it – with typical Gryphon longevity – remained the absolute reference in its class …