Review Equipment

In response to a query, we have decided to publish details of our review equipment. Each album reviewed is listened to on at least two of the systems listed below.

  1. Naim NAC-N 272 streaming pre-amplifier, Naim NAP 250 DR power amplifier, PMC OB1 floor-standing speakers.
  2. Macbook Pro with Audirvana Plus software, Mutec MC3+USB (Audio Re-clocker & USB interface), Teddy Pardo DAC (with volume control) & MB 100 monoblock amplifiers, Spendor A6R floorstanding speakers.
  3. Auralic Aries streaming bridge, Chord Hugo TT DAC, Stax SRM-006tS Vacuum Tube Energiser (Kimik Update), Stax SR-007MK2 Electrostatic Earspeakers.

All CDs received are ripped to a QNAP NAS, using dBpoweramp CD Ripper, as lossless flac files. We run the excellent free software MinimServer on the NAS.

Updated December 2017