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

Is this the best DAC under R100 000 ? I think it might just be. After winning every shootout agains the big name DAC’s out there, dCS, EMMLabs, Levinson, Brinkman and Lampizator, this DAC demands a listen. It runs with the Giants in the game. Where does one start with a DAC like this? Lets ease into it. The Looks …

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

Is this the best preamplifier under R100k ? 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 …

Lance Dixon Revolve Reference Turntable

Lance Dixon – Revolve Turntable

At the end of a long phone-call with an Audiophile friend, he mentioned to me that he knows someone that has built a magnificent turntable. A work of love and pure genius. Meticulously designed and very sound mechanical principles. Seeing that we are all a little bit isolated from the rest of the “modern” world and that most of our …

Chord Hugo TT

With the new Hugo TT (Table Top) we’ve built on the extraordinary success of our genre-defining Hugo DAC/headphone amplifier. The new larger desktop-orientated device offers greater connectivity including a USB-B input, XLR outputs, two quarter inch headphone outputs, plus improved performance and features. The experience started from the moment I lifted it out of the box. “Lifted” the emphasis here. …