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Audioengine D1 Premium 24-Bit DAC/Headphone Amp Review

If you love music and are less than satisfied with the quality of what you’re hearing, you might consider adding a digital audio converter (DAC) to your system or computer. DACs are slowly becoming popular among serious music listeners with many companies are now making them for every budget. Let’s look at a new entry …

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Behringer Europort EPA40 Handheld PA System Review

One of the most valuable public speaking tips I have ever gotten was that sheer volume is a powerful ally. It allows you to roll right over room or ambient noise, it allows the listeners to more easily focus on the message, it allows you to better modulate your tone for effect, and it gives …

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Antelope Audio Rubicon Atomic AD/DA Preamp

I may not know a lot about audio technology, but I know what I like when it comes to audio equipment.  And I like the Rubicon Atomic AD/DA Preamp from Antelope Audio.  (Click the picture for a better view.)  Ignoring all its features for a moment, this has to be the most gorgeous piece of …

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Orb Audio Mini-T Amplifier and Speakers Review

I recently reviewed the Booster Mini Amplifier from Orb Audio, and I had ordered a pair of Mod 1 speakers so I could review the amp.  I was very surprised to also receive speakers and a subwoofer with the Booster amp, and I ended up with 2 extra pairs of Orb Audio Mod 1 speakers.  …

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Amplicom AB900 Amplified Answering Machine Review

A lot of modern electronics are not ‘friendly’ to people with special needs, including those associated with aging. Small buttons, small print, confusing labels, low volumes, high-pitched sounds, and so on can cause real problems for a good chunk of the population. The Amplicom AB900 Amplified Answering Machine offers a solution as far as answering …

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Orange OPC – The Computer for Musicians

The Orange OPC looks like a guitar amp, but it’s a computer designed for musicians.  The Orange OPC combines integrated studio-quality speakers from JBL, full versions of hand-picked music recording/editing software (£700/$1000 value), and the newly upgraded 2nd generation Intel Core series i3-2100 cpu.  Orange says “the bundled software makes use of our OPC ASIO …

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NuForce Icon uDAC-2 Headphone Amp/DAC Review

I have mentioned in the last few reviews that I am now reviewing headphones using the NuForce uDAC-2 USB amp/DAC plugged into my new iMac, when I am not using my iPod. There’s a really good reason for this. The iMac audio output sounds like … well, let’s just say it sounds bad. Really, really …

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HeadRoom Total BitHead Review

Have you ever really listened to your favorite music?  Most of you either answered yes or know where I’m going and are rolling your eyes.  To those of you in the latter group, I know you’ve been here before so I’ll make my intro nice and short.   If you do not have a good …

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