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Audiolab Q-DAC

Launched in 2013, the £400 Q-DAC was designed to capitalise on the success of the award-winning M-DAC of a year or so earlier. It’s effectively a ‘low calorie’ M-DAC, with much of the same good stuff under the hood, but cost-cut

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Audiolab Q-DAC

Launched in 2013, the £400 Q-DAC was designed to capitalise on the success of the award-winning M-DAC of a year or so earlier. It’s effectively a ‘low calorie’ M-DAC, with much of the same good stuff under the hood, but cost-cut

Creek Evolution 50A

Traditionally Creek has been king of budget British integrated amplifiers. The CAS4040 for example, is a lovely listen, and in its day one of the best things any budding audiophile could afford. It had a warm but grippy, detailed and musical sound that offered enormous bang

Creek Evolution 50A

Traditionally Creek has been king of budget British integrated amplifiers. The CAS4040 for example, is a lovely listen, and in its day one of the best things any budding audiophile could afford. It had a warm but grippy, detailed and musical sound that offered enormous bang

Sony HAP-S1

Sony found things difficult back in the late nineteen nineties, when MP3 files began to replace Compact Disc. The company’s instinct had always been to maintain control of the entire music recording and replay chain, from record company to format

Sony HAP-S1

Sony found things difficult back in the late nineteen nineties, when MP3 files began to replace Compact Disc. The company’s instinct had always been to maintain control of the entire music recording and replay chain, from record company to format

Arcam P49

  Arcam has always been a purveyor of fine integrated amps as far back as the late seventies, this much we know. Yet the company does have a tradition of doing capable power amplifiers too, stretching right back to the

Arcam P49

  Arcam has always been a purveyor of fine integrated amps as far back as the late seventies, this much we know. Yet the company does have a tradition of doing capable power amplifiers too, stretching right back to the

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Naim DAC-V1

2013 saw the launch of Naim’s DAC-V1/NAP 100 DAC/preamplifier/power amplifier combination. The £1,250 DAC-V1 was arguably the more interesting of the two half-size boxes, as well as being the Salisbury company’s second ever digital converter. It was a neat piece of design,

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Naim DAC-V1

2013 saw the launch of Naim’s DAC-V1/NAP 100 DAC/preamplifier/power amplifier combination. The £1,250 DAC-V1 was arguably the more interesting of the two half-size boxes, as well as being the Salisbury company’s second ever digital converter. It was a neat piece of design,

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Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus

When Cambridge Audio’s first ever DACMagic was launched in 1995, it surprised the world. John Westlake – of Pink Triangle DaCapo and Audiolab M-DAC fame – designed it and put the brand on the map for seriously good, affordable digital converters. In 2009, the company launched

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Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus

When Cambridge Audio’s first ever DACMagic was launched in 1995, it surprised the world. John Westlake – of Pink Triangle DaCapo and Audiolab M-DAC fame – designed it and put the brand on the map for seriously good, affordable digital converters. In 2009, the company launched

Nytech CPA132/CPS102/CPA401

Nytech was launched by Richard Hay way back in the early nineteen seventies; a man who served his audio apprenticeship with the highly esteemed Arthur Radford and Arthur Bailey at Radford Electronics. His company made respected, mid-market equipment for around

Nytech CPA132/CPS102/CPA401

Nytech was launched by Richard Hay way back in the early nineteen seventies; a man who served his audio apprenticeship with the highly esteemed Arthur Radford and Arthur Bailey at Radford Electronics. His company made respected, mid-market equipment for around