NUPRIME HI-MDAC REVIEW

Chris Baillie takes a listen to the £125 Nuprime Hi-mDAC.

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MSB DISCRETE DAC REVIEW

The MSB Discrete DAC is an American made Digital to Analogue Converter costing €11,000 plus an extra €1650 for the second external power supply. This puts it up against some serious competition! How does it compare? Stuart Smith finds out. More »

NUPRIME OMNIA A300 SE REVIEW

NuPrime Omnia A300 SE is an all in one streaming amplifier with an onboard DAC. In short, it’s an all in one music machine for the twenty-first century, but what’s it like in use? Stuart Smith finds out for HiFi Pig.

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23. February 2022 · Comments Off on Silent Angel Munich M1 & Forester F1     · Categories: Computer audio and Streaming, D to A Converters, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews · Tags: , , , ,

SILENT ANGEL MUNICH M1 AND FORESTER F1 REVIEW

Chris Baillie checks out the Silent Angel Munich M1 music streamer and Forester F1 linear power supply for HiFi Pig.  More »

METRONOME DSC DAC/STREAMER REVIEW

Costing just shy of €26 000 the French-built Metronome DSC DAC and Streamer is clearly pitching itself at the high-end user. It has some interesting and innovative onboard technology from Industry stalwart Gilles Milot (Leedh) and certainly looks the part, but how will it sound? Stuart Smith finds out for HiFi Pig.

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CHORD ELECTRONICS MOJO 2 DAC AND HEADPHONE AMP REVIEW

MoJo2 is the latest iteration of Chord Electronics Mojo portable headphone amp and DAC. This version has internal improvements that include onboard DSP to tailor the sound. Stuart Smith has a listen. More »

HiFi Highlights 2021 – HiFi we reviewed in 2021 that got our highest award.

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AURALIC ALTAIR G2.1 REVIEW

The Auralic ALTAIR G2.1 is a DAC/Streaming unit with an onboard phonostage, line-level input, the ability to rip and play CDs(with the addition of an outboard CD drive) and the potential to add onboard storage. Could the ALTAIR become the hub for your analogue and digital listening pleasure? Stuart Smith takes a look. More »

07. September 2021 · Comments Off on Synthesis Roma 96DC+ Integrated Valve Amplifier · Categories: Amplifiers, D to A Converters, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews · Tags: , , , ,

SYNTHESIS ROMA 96DC+ INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER REVIEW

Synthesis is distributed in the UK by Henley Audio and here we have their £2649 Roma 96DC+ integrated valve amplifier that uses the EL34 tubes. More »

MERASON FRÉROT DAC REVIEW

The Merason Frérot DAC costing £995 isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Switzerland. We’re more likely to think cheese, chocolate and clocks. John Scott spends some time with it to see if audiophile-quality DACs can be added to that list. More »

27. July 2021 · Comments Off on Gustard DAC X-16 MQA · Categories: D to A Converters, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews · Tags: , ,

GUSTARD DAC X-16 MQA REVIEW

The Gustard DAC-X16 MQA is an MQA capable digital to analogue convertor hailing from China and costing £459 $500. Stuart Smith takes a listen. More »

POLYVECTION DAC 32 REVIEW

The PolyVection DAC 32 is a wireless network streamer that brings Squeezelite functionality to the masses with DAC that costs £65. Stuart Smith checks it out…and then checks the price again!

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NAD MASTER SERIES M33 STREAMER/DAC/AMPLIFIER REVIEW

Costing one pound shy of £4000 the NAD Master Series M33 amp certainly looks to be very feature-rich. How does it perform? Dan Worth finds out for HiFi Pig. More »

CHORD HUGO 2 and 2go REVIEW

Chris Baillie, a veteran user of Chord Electronic’s Poly/Mojo combination, takes a look at the mobile combos bigger siblings in the form of the Chord Hugo 2 and 2go costing a total of £2794.

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CHORD POLY & MOJO REVIEW

The Chord Poly and Mojo have been around for some time now and are a well known portable combo. In this review, Chris Baillie looks at Poly and Mojo as a source for music on the go as well as in a home system.

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SYNTHESIS A50 TAURUS AMPLIFIER REVIEW

The Synthesis A50 Integrated Amplifier with DAC costs £6199 in the UK and is now distributed by Henley Audio. It’s a behemoth of an integrated amp with plenty of inputs, a remote and an onboard DAC. Stuart Smith lifts it into place and takes a listen. More »

The SL-G700 network, CD and SACD player from audio giant Technics is, as the title would suggest, a wired or wireless network player, CD player and SACD player in one heavyweight box costing £2350. Stuart Smith gives it a spin. More »

Hifi Pig first reviewed the LEEMA LIBRA DAC way back in August 2016. In this update to that review, Stuart Smith takes a slightly different viewpoint and makes very different conclusions, but based on very similar findings, to the initial review.

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LAB12 are an Athens, Greece based manufacturer that feature valves in all their designs other than mains conditioners. In this review Stuart Smith takes a listen to their dac 1 REFERENCE Non-Oversampling DAC costing €2900. More »

Rupert Neve Fidelice Precision DAC (£4,747) and Precision Headphone Amp (£1,149), yes, many readers will recognise Neve as being a legend in the pro-audio world, but now he has put his name to a DAC and a HEadphone Amplifier. Janine Elliot looks at both units in this doubleheader review.

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The Auralic Altair G1 Streamer/DAC is a well-featured box of tricks to which you need only add an amp and loudspeakers. Stuart Smith checks out this €2399/£1999 unit. More »

Bricasti Design is a brand more associated with the pro-audio market, but that could all set to change given Dan Worth’s enthusiastic review of their £5399 M3 DAC, with options to add a network player and headphone amp.

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The iFi ZEN Blue is a wireless Bluetooth DAC costing just £129. Janine Elliot gives it a whirl.

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The Hegel H95 Amplifier is an upgrade from the company’s H90 amp but there has been no price hike from the £1500 asking price of the previous amp. Alan McIntosh takes a listen.

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Costing €3198 the UltraDAC from Berlin-based brand BMC Audio is an unusual design both inside and out; Dan Worth takes a listen for Hifi Pig.

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