Publisher Profile

Located:
San Francisco Bay Area, California

Constantine Soo

Publisher / Editor

Constantine's main listening room measures 14 feet wide, 30 feet long, with a 9-foot ceiling. It is adorned with various ASC TubeTraps for acoustic treatment. Primarily, Constantine listens to classical music of the Classical and Romantic periods, interspersed with occasional Baroque. He enjoys New Age and jazz of the 80’s, scores by John Williams, Elliott Goldenthal, Philip Glass, Toru Takemitsu, Yoko Kanno, and a few others. Some classic rock, sporadic heavy-metal, choice experimentals, plus limited assortment of special-effect discs are also on hand for use on non-audiophile visitors.

System
						Analog Front End
Fuuga moving coil cartridge Zu Audio Zu/DL-103R Grade 1 moving coil SME Oracle 345 tonearm Technics SP-10 MkIIA turntable in panzerholz plinth and extra weight platter Kyocera PL-910 turntable
						Digital Front End
Bricasti M1 dual-mono DAC Esoteric K-03 SACD/CD player & 32-bit USB DAC Esoteric G-01 rubidium clock Exogal Comet/Ion PowerDAC
						Amplification
First Watt SIT-1 First Watt SIT-2 Pass Laboratory Xs Phono Pass Laboratory XP-25 phono Pass Laboratory Xs Preamp Pass Laboratory XA200.8 monoblocks Pass Laboratory INT-250 integrated amplifier
						Cabling
A.R.T. Super power cable MIT AC II network power cable MIT Oracle MA-X2 RCA MIT Oracle MA-X Proline XLR MIT Oracle MA-X SHD XLR MIT Oracle Matrix Super HD 120 speaker cables Stealth Audio Cables Helios phono cable
						Speakers
Magnepan 3.7i Pass Labs SR-2
						Headphones

						Home Theater
N/A
						Accessories
A.R.T. Power Distributor A.R.T. Jumper Cables Combak Harmonix Professional Tuning Footers MIT Z Powerbar 10-outlet power conditioner
						Room Treatment
ASC Tube Traps
Articles & Reviews
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MFSL Alan Parsons Project “I Robot” GAIN 2 Ultra Analog Numbered Edition 45rpm 180g 2LP

Music | Vinyl | No Comments »

Nordost Tyr 2 cable system Review

Cables | Interconnects | Speaker Cables | 2 Comments »
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Audioengine HDP6 passive bookshelf speakers Review

Bookshelf Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »
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JVC XRCD24 Mariella Devia – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Review

Classical | Music | No Comments »
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MOFI “Kind of Blue” GAIN 2 Ultra Analog 180g 45rpm 2-LP box set

Jazz | Music | Vinyl | No Comments »
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Daria “Strawberry Fields Forever” Review

Jazz | Music | 1 Comment »
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Patricia Barber “Cafe Blue” Un-Mastered

Jazz | Music | 7 Comments »
Magnepan3.7i-100x100

Magnepan 3.7i full-range ribbon/quasi-ribbon panel speakers Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | 13 Comments »
2015-3-JVC-XRCD2-100x100

JVC XRCD2 Best Audiophile Voices VII Review

Jazz | Music | No Comments »
Commentary

Aaudio Imports: December 2015

Spotlight | System Profiles | No Comments »
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Master Music XRCD24: Touching Folklore Music Masterpiece 

Music | Various | No Comments »
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Opus 3 Yamina – How Deep Is The Ocean SACD Review

Jazz | Music | No Comments »
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A Pass Labs Experience, Part II: Pass Labs XA200.8 Pure Class A High Current monoblocks Review

Amplification | Mono Block | Solid State | 2 Comments »
Commentary

A Pass Labs Experience

Commentaries | The Columns | 3 Comments »
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MIT Cables Home Theater Series HTS1S speaker cable, HTS1XLR balanced interconnect

Cables | Interconnects | Speaker Cables | No Comments »
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MG Audio Design Planus III Speaker and Planus AG1 Interconnet Cables Review

Cables | Interconnects | Speaker Cables | 2 Comments »
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A.R.T. Analyst & Super SE XLR Interconnect and Speaker Cable Review

Cables | Interconnects | Speaker Cables | No Comments »
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Seymour AV Ice Block 5001 Monoblock Class-D Amplifier Review

Amplification | Digital | Mono Block | No Comments »

Update: The Dagogo Poll

Commentaries | The Columns | No Comments »

Melody AN211 Integrated Tube Amplifier Review

Amplification | Integrated Amplifiers | Tube | No Comments »

MIT Oracle V1.3 HR Speaker Interface And Oracle Matrix 50 Proline XLR Review

Cables | Interconnects | Speaker Cables | No Comments »

WyWires Interconnect, Digital & Speaker Cable Review

Cables | Digital Cables | Interconnects | Speaker Cables | 2 Comments »

Stuff that dreams are made of

Spotlight | System Profiles | No Comments »

Angel City Audio Trinity Loudspeaker Review

Bookshelf Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »
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2011 2nd CAS Coverage, Part XI

CAS | Event Reports | No Comments »

2nd California Audio Show: Countdown, Part 5

Commentaries | The Columns | No Comments »

2nd California Audio Show: Countdown, Part 4

Commentaries | The Columns | No Comments »

2nd California Audio Show: Countdown, Part 3

Commentaries | The Columns | No Comments »

2nd California Audio Show: Countdown, Part 2 – Seminars

Commentaries | The Columns | No Comments »

2nd California Audio Show: Countdown, Part 1

Editorials | The Columns | No Comments »

Lumenwhite Artisan Speaker Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

2011 CES Show Report IV

CES | Event Reports | No Comments »

2011 CES Show Report II

CES | Event Reports | No Comments »

PMC TB2i Bookshelf Speaker Review

Bookshelf Speakers | Speakers | 2 Comments »
Commentary

Visiting Aaudio Imports in November 2010

Spotlight | System Profiles | No Comments »

2010 RMAF Part 4

Event Reports | RMAF | No Comments »

2010 RMAF Part 2

Event Reports | RMAF | No Comments »

Electrocompaniet PSB-1 Bookshelf Speakers, PC-1 CD Player, PI-2 Integrated Amplifier Review

Amplification | Bookshelf Speakers | Digital Sources | Disc Media Players | Solid State | Speakers | No Comments »

Win Analog Z845 Preamplifier & S Series Monoblock Amplifiers Review

Amplification | Mono Block | Preamplifier | Tube | No Comments »
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Ypsilon DAC 100 Review

DACs | Digital Sources | No Comments »

2010 RMAF Part 1

Event Reports | RMAF | No Comments »

Prologue to the 2010 California Audio Show

CAS | Event Reports | No Comments »

Marantz SA-KI-Pearl SACD Player Review

Digital Sources | Disc Media Players | No Comments »

Open House: The Lotus Group featuring the Granada Loudspeaker and the SMc Audio VRE-1 preamplifier, June 5, 2010

Spotlight | System Profiles | No Comments »

Rockport Technologies Mira Grand II Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

Accuphase DP-700 Precision MDSD SA-CD Player Review

Digital Sources | Disc Media Players | 2 Comments »

Jeff Rowland Design Group 102 S Amplifier Review

Amplification | Digital | No Comments »

Esoteric D-05 DAC Preamplifier Review

DACs | Digital Sources | Preamplifier | No Comments »

2010 CES: Coverage 5

CES | Event Reports | No Comments »

2010 CES: Coverage 3

CES | Event Reports | No Comments »

2010 CES: Coverage 4

CES | Event Reports | No Comments »

2010 CES: Coverage 2

CES | Event Reports | No Comments »

2010 CES: Snapshots II

CES | Event Reports | No Comments »

2010 CES: Snapshots 1

CES | Event Reports | No Comments »

2009 Aaudio Imports Visit

Spotlight | System Profiles | No Comments »

Wadia 170iTransport & Lindemann USB-DCC Review

DACs | Digital Sources | iPod | iPod Transports | No Comments »

Furutech Piezo Powerflux Power Cable Review

Cables | Power Cables | No Comments »

RMAF Coverage 14

Event Reports | RMAF | No Comments »

Lowther DX65: The Official Comments

Of Grey Matter | Spotlight | No Comments »

2009 RMAF Coverage 5

Event Reports | RMAF | No Comments »

2009 RMAF Coverage 1

Event Reports | RMAF | No Comments »

Audio Tekne TFM-9412 Integrated 300B Amplifier Review

Amplification | Tube | No Comments »

BLOW UP 2 JVC JFIS-XR-002 24 bit Super Analog

Jazz | Music | No Comments »

State Of Format Evolution

Editorials | The Columns | No Comments »

A Visit to Von Schweikert Audio retailer Sounds of Excellence, West Covina, California

Spotlight | System Profiles | No Comments »

Ypsilon SET 100 Tube Amplifier Review

Amplification | Mono Block | Tube | No Comments »

Leopold Stokowski conducting The Houston Symphony Orchestra

Classical | Music | No Comments »

Mozart Piano Concertos No. 20 K.466, No. 27 K.595

Classical | Music | No Comments »
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Feastrex Makoto Loudspeaker System Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

AKFest 09 Coverage 9

AKFest | Event Reports | No Comments »

AKFest 09 Coverage 8

AKFest | Event Reports | No Comments »

AKFest 09 Coverage 7

AKFest | Event Reports | No Comments »

AKFest 09 Coverage 5

AKFest | Event Reports | No Comments »

AKFest 09 Coverage 3

AKFest | Event Reports | No Comments »

AKFest 09 Foreword by Constantine Soo

AKFest | Event Reports | No Comments »

Boys in Toyland: Visiting Aaudio Imports

Spotlight | No Comments »
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Acapella Reference LaMusika Speaker Cable Review

Cables | Speaker Cables | No Comments »

Isoclean 80A3 Power Conditioner Review

Audio Accessories | Power Conditioners | No Comments »

2009 CES & T.H.E Show Coverage 14

CES | Event Reports | T.H.E. Show | No Comments »

2009 CES & T.H.E Show Coverage 4

CES | Event Reports | T.H.E. Show | No Comments »

Dagogo Relaunched

Editorials | The Columns | No Comments »

After all: 2008

Editorials | The Columns | No Comments »

AcousticPlan Veena Floorstanding Speaker with Lowther C45 Driver Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Powered Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

Esoteric AI-10 Digital Integrated Amplifier Review

Amplification | Digital | Integrated Amplifiers | No Comments »

2008 RMAF Coverage 16

Event Reports | RMAF | No Comments »

2008 RMAF Coverage 15

Event Reports | RMAF | No Comments »

2008 RMAF Coverage 14

Event Reports | RMAF | No Comments »

Music Interface Technologies Z Powerbar Power Conditioner Review

Audio Accessories | Power Conditioners | 1 Comment »

2008 RMAF Coverage 8

Event Reports | RMAF | No Comments »

2008 RMAF Coverage 4

Event Reports | RMAF | No Comments »

2008 RMAF Coverage 1

Event Reports | RMAF | No Comments »

Editor’s Brief: Oracle SI1000 Solid-State Integrated Amplifier

Editorials | No Comments »

Red Rock Audio Renaissance Monoblock Amplifier Review

Amplification | Mono Block | Tube | No Comments »

On Negative Reviews

Editorials | The Columns | No Comments »

A Spectacular 16th-Of-The-Month Issue, The Retail Merchant, A Call & A Prize

Editorials | The Columns | No Comments »

Another 6 Days At Aaudio Imports

Spotlight | No Comments »

Top solid-state preamplification & Triple Ascensions

Editorials | The Columns | No Comments »

AudioTop Digital Mold Release Cleaning Formula Review

Audio Accessories | No Comments »

McIntosh Open House – February 2008

Of Grey Matter | Spotlight | No Comments »

Luxman M-800A 80th Anniversary Stereo Amplifier Review

Amplification | Solid State | No Comments »

The Proprius Cantate Domino in K2 HD

Music | Various | No Comments »

Reconsideration of the Rega Saturn CD Player

Commentaries | The Columns | No Comments »

2009 CES & T.H.E Show Coverage 1

CES | Event Reports | T.H.E. Show | No Comments »

Furutech Pure Power 6 Power Distributor Review

Audio Accessories | Power Conditioners | No Comments »

Understanding The Gentle Mind Behind Alex Peychev Laboratories Hi-Fi And His Quest For The Ultimate

Spotlight | No Comments »

20th Anniversary Limited Edition hybrid SACD: Beethoven Overtures

Classical | Music | No Comments »

K2 HD Standard Review

Music | Various | No Comments »

6 Days of Living with the $170,500 Acapella Triolon Excalibur at Aaudio Imports

Spotlight | No Comments »

Audio Horizons TD 3.0n Tube DAC Review

DACs | Digital Sources | No Comments »

Win With DAGOGO

Editorials | The Columns | No Comments »

Virtual Dynamics Testament 2.0 Power Cable Review

Cables | Power Cables | No Comments »

Accustic Arts I Mk3 Preamplifier Review

Preamplifier | No Comments »

Bosendorfer VC 7 Floorstanding Speaker Review Part 2

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

YG Acoustics at Audio Vision San Francisco

Of Grey Matter | Spotlight | No Comments »

Music Hall RDR-1 FM Radio Clock Review

Mini Systems | 1 Comment »

Isoclean Supreme Focus & Super Focus Power Cable Reviews

Cables | Power Cables | No Comments »

NAGRA Pyramid Monoblock Amplifiers Review

Amplification | Mono Block | Solid State | No Comments »
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Audio Note ONGAKU Integrated Amplifier Review

Amplification | Integrated Amplifiers | Tube | No Comments »

From the Editor’s desk: December 2006

Editorials | The Columns | No Comments »

Nagra PL-L Tube Preamplifier Review

Preamplifier | No Comments »
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Audio Note ONGAKU Integrated Amplifier Prologue

Amplification | Integrated Amplifiers | Tube | No Comments »

Bosendorfer VC 7 Floorstanding Speaker Review Part 1

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | 1 Comment »

Furutech e-TP 609 AC Power Distributor & Power Reference III AC Cable Review

Audio Accessories | Cables | Power Cables | Power Conditioners | No Comments »

From the Editor’s desk: September 2006

Editorials | The Columns | No Comments »

Luminance Audio KST-150 Amplifier Review

Amplification | Solid State | No Comments »

Accustic Arts I Mk2 CD Player Review

Digital Sources | Disc Media Players | No Comments »

From the Editor’s desk: July 2006

Editorials | The Columns | No Comments »

MaxxHorn Immersion Floorstanding Speaker Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

Furutech Audio Reference III Interconnects & Speaker Cables Review Part 2

Cables | Interconnects | Speaker Cables | 1 Comment »

Furutech Audio Reference III Interconnects & Speaker Cables Review

Cables | Interconnects | Speaker Cables | No Comments »

Accuphase E-550 Integrated Amplifier Review

Amplification | Integrated Amplifiers | Solid State | No Comments »

Krell KAV-400xi Integrated Amplifier Review

Amplification | Integrated Amplifiers | Solid State | 1 Comment »

Isoclean ICP-003G Wall Socket & Focus Power Cable Review

Audio Accessories | Cables | Power Cables | Power Conditioners | No Comments »

Audia Flight Preamplifier Review

Preamplifier | 1 Comment »

From the Editor’s desk: DAGOGO 2006 2nd Quarter Outlook

Editorials | The Columns | No Comments »

The Accuphase Culture

Of Grey Matter | Spotlight | No Comments »

McIntosh Open House

Event Reports | Open House | No Comments »

McIntosh Open House – February 2006

Event Reports | Open House | No Comments »

Anne Weerapass: Out of Nowhere

Jazz | Music | No Comments »

Audio Note AN-E SEC Signature Speaker Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

2006 CES Coverage 3

CES | Event Reports | No Comments »

2006 CES Coverage 2

CES | Event Reports | No Comments »

2006 CES Coverage 1

CES | Event Reports | No Comments »

From the Editor’s desk: DAGOGO 2005 Highlights / 2006 1st Quarter Outlook

Editorials | The Columns | No Comments »

Genesis Advanced Technologies 6.1e Floorstanding Speaker Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

One Inspired U.S. Distributor’s Perspiration

Commentaries | The Columns | No Comments »

Rocket Science Applied To Extreme Audio

Of Grey Matter | Spotlight | No Comments »

Enlightened Audio Designs Ovation Plus As Modified By Boelen-Noble Electronics Review

DACs | Digital Sources | 1 Comment »

Audia Flight 100 Amplifier Review

Amplification | Solid State | No Comments »

Cafe Society by Don Gomes

Jazz | Music | No Comments »

Acapella La Campanella Floorstanding Speaker Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

Songs Of A-Tao, written and sung by A-Tao

Music | Various | 2 Comments »

Genesis Advanced Technologies G-928 Servo-Subwoofer Review

Speakers | Subwoofers | No Comments »

ENSEMBLE Figura Floorstanding Speaker Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

Acapella La Campanella Floorstanding Speaker Review Part 1

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

Gamut D3 Preamplifier & D200 Mk III Amplifier Review

Amplification | DACs | Digital Sources | Solid State | No Comments »

Accustic Arts Drive 1 CD Transport & DAC I-Mk3 Review

DACs | Digital Sources | Disc Media Players | No Comments »

DK Design Group VS-1 Mk II Integrated Amplifier Review

Amplification | Integrated Amplifiers | Solid State | 1 Comment »

Linn Artikulat multi-channel loudspeaker system: Part 2

Event Reports | Open House | No Comments »

Linn Artikulat multi-channel loudspeaker system: Part 1

Event Reports | Open House | No Comments »

Boelen Electronics Balanced-Coaxial Digital Cable Review

Cables | Digital Cables | No Comments »

Harmonix Reimyo PAT-777 300B Amplifier With CAT-777 Tube Preamplifier Review

Amplification | Mono Block | Preamplifier | Tube | No Comments »

Accustic Arts CD Player I Review

Digital Sources | Disc Media Players | No Comments »

Gustav Holst

Classical | Music | No Comments »

Rethm 2nd Speaker Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

COME TOGETHER The Lynne Arriale Trio MOTEMA 8-20320-0059-2

Jazz | Music | No Comments »

Carlos Kleiber on Beethoven

Classical | Music | No Comments »

Amanda McBroom: Dreaming

Jazz | Music | No Comments »

JVC XRCD24 Beethoven

Classical | Music | 1 Comment »

A Conversation With Rethm Speaker’s Jacob George

Commentaries | Of Grey Matter | Spotlight | The Columns | No Comments »

Tannoy Dimension Series TD10 Floorstanding Speaker Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

The Most Powerful Traditional Instrument Demonstration Disc: Ondekoza

Jazz | Music | 1 Comment »

Piotr Illich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Symphony No. 4 In F Minor

Classical | Music | No Comments »

47 Laboratory 4704 PiTracer CD Transport and 4705-G Gemini Progression DAC Review

DACs | Digital Sources | Disc Media Players | No Comments »

2004 THE Show Part 4

Event Reports | T.H.E. Show | No Comments »

2004 THE Show Part 3

Event Reports | T.H.E. Show | No Comments »

ELAC CL330 JET Bookshelf Speaker Review

Bookshelf Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

Harmonix Reimyo DAP-777 20bitK2 DAC Review

DACs | Digital Sources | No Comments »

Jheena Lodwick: All My Lover

Music | Various | No Comments »

Audion 300B Golden Dream Monoblock Amplifiers Review

Amplification | Mono Block | Tube | No Comments »

A Conversation With Junji Kimura And Yoshi Segoshi Of 47 Laboratory

Commentaries | The Columns | 1 Comment »

Linn Records 2001

Music | Various | No Comments »

Mussorgsky

Classical | Music | 1 Comment »

First Impression’s Music: The Four Seasons

Classical | Music | No Comments »

Combak’s Kaxuo Kiuchi On Harmonix Reimyo

Of Grey Matter | Spotlight | No Comments »

2004 THE Show: Part 2

Event Reports | T.H.E. Show | No Comments »

2004 THE Show: Part 1

Event Reports | T.H.E. Show | No Comments »

The Audio Note Goldmund Effect

Amplification | DACs | Digital Sources | Disc Media Players | Preamplifier | No Comments »

Royal Device Laura Studio MKII Speaker with Miranda Horn Technical Background Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

Tannoy Churchill Floorstanding Speaker Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

Loth-X JI300 Integrated 300B Amplifier Review

Amplification | Integrated Amplifiers | Tube | No Comments »

Linn Klimax Twin Stereo Amplifier Review

Amplification | Solid State | No Comments »

Audio Note AN-E Silver Speaker Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

Decware SE-84C Zen Monoblock Amplifier Review

Amplification | Mono Block | Tube | No Comments »

47 Laboratory 4706 Gaincard S Dual Amplifier Review

Amplification | Solid State | No Comments »

Linn Ikemi CD Player Review

Digital Sources | Disc Media Players | No Comments »

High End Values

Amplification | Tube | No Comments »

A Conversation With Brian Morris

Spotlight | No Comments »

Loth X BS1 Bookshelf Speaker Review

Bookshelf Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

ELAC 518 Floorstanding Speaker Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

47 Laboratory 4713 Flatfish CD Transport and 4705 Progression DAC Review

DACs | Digital Sources | Disc Media Players | No Comments »

SE-84C Zen Tube Amplifier

Amplification | Tube | 1 Comment »

Granite Audio #560 Power Cable Review

Cables | Power Cables | No Comments »

One Audiophile’s View

Commentaries | The Columns | No Comments »

Granite Audio #470 Silver Interconnect Cables

Cables | Interconnects | No Comments »

Audio Note M3 Preamplifier Review

Preamplifier | No Comments »

Audio Note Quest 300B Monoblocks Review

Amplification | Mono Block | Tube | No Comments »
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Klipsch 1993 Klipschhorn Floorstanding Speaker Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

Audio Note AN-E/D Speaker Review

Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers | No Comments »

GW Labs 270 Tube Amplifier Review

Amplification | Tube | No Comments »

Perpetual Technologies P1A and P3A DAC Review

DACs | Digital Sources | No Comments »

Sony SCD-777ES SACD Player Review

Digital Sources | Disc Media Players | No Comments »

A Conversation With Monarchy Audio’s C.C. Poon

Spotlight | No Comments »
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