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Hana SL Cartridge Review

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

There is always a product that gets a lot of attention at an audio show. Last April at AXPONA 2017, the Hana cartridges were that product. A lot of system at the show where using this cartridges, and I keep hearing favorable comments about them. But who are this Hana guys?

Hana is a new brand that comes from Japan OEM manufacture...

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Dynaudio Contour 20 Review

Posted on May 20, 2017 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (1)

The component that sets the performance ceiling in an audio system is the speakers. It doesn’t matter how good an amp or source you get, once you reach your speakers performance limit, you are done, creating the need to upgrade to better speakers.

I happened to reach that point a few months ago, and concluded I wanted; a fast, neutral, transparent...

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Turntable Set-Up Guide

Posted on April 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Learn how to setup your own turntable following this seven (7) simple steps, to extract maximum performance from your equipment. At we think that anyone serious about analog audio should know how to configure his or her turntable.


#1 Install the Cartridge on ...

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AXPONA 2017 System Gallery

Posted on April 29, 2017 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0) has prepared a photo gallery of audio systems at AXPONA 2017.


We took hundred of photos of the exhibitor’s rooms, during the tree day show. Unfortunately, time was not enough to see and heard them all, and some rooms may be missing. It was a lot of work to edit and upload all of the pictures to the site...

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AXPONA 2017 New Products

Posted on April 28, 2017 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Part of the fun of attending AXPONA 2017 was finding out what new products manufactures came out with. Here are a few of the highlights of the show.


Clearaudio had their new flag ship moving magnet cartridge call the Charisma ($2,000 USD). Features include the same diamond-coated Boron cantilever found in the Goldfinger Stateme...

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AXPONA 2017 The Marketplace

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (1)

The team of was at the Audio Expo North America 2017 (AXPONA) this last weekend. The activity was held at the Westin O’Hare at Rosemont, IL. Our journey at AXPONA started at the marketplace, and here is what we found.

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Rega Planar 3 Turntable Review

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (1)


The Rega turntable philosophy favor lightweight design and a rigid tonearm over greater adjustability. This way of thinking had led a Rega to be a highly respected turntable manufacture.

While other companies add more mass and complexity to their tables, Rega remains firm in his belief tha...

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Pro-Ject Phono Box S Review

Posted on April 4, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The Pro-Ject Phono Box S is designed to fulfill the amplification needs of budget minded vinyl lover, without sacrificing adjustability and compatibility. But do this likeminded phono pre-amp compromises performance to meet its $199.99 price point.




The Ph...

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Rogue Audio Sphinx v2. Review

Posted on March 27, 2017 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Some weeks ago, while at a vinyl listening session at Audio Degenerate (a local Hi-Fi shop), the Rogue Audio Sphinx v2 came to my attention. Since we had just made an unboxing of the Sphinx, the subject of the current integrated market design trends came up.


The current manufactures fashion is to include digital conve...

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Arcam FMJ A29 Review

Posted on March 17, 2017 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Arcam FMJ A29 integrated amplifier is an interesting proposition in paper, because, it uses a Class G amplification typology, an amplifying circuit which exchanges between two power supply rails to provide more efficient power than a class a/b amplifier.


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