Reviews

Levin Record Brush

  I was told “an audiophile is measured by the tools he/she uses”. Personally, I think this was meant more for an analogue audiophile. Most record spinners will have a record brush at their disposal for obvious reasons. Most people do not realize it does have positive contribution to better audio performance. The gentleman who made the above statement was …

Pilium Audio Brutale Series, The Ares Preamplifier (Line stage)

The Encounter Pilium Audio hails from Greece but its business is registered in the country of Bulgaria. They have been around for a few years but only recently introduced their high end line of audio products, the Brutale series, namely the Ares line stage preamplifier and the Achilles stereo power amplifier. Mr Constantino of Pilium Audio contacted me one fine …

Sperling L-1 Turntable

Sperling L-1 Turntable A little beginning…what started it all? It all started for Sperling when two gentlemen from Germany, Ansgar Sperling and Michael Bonninghoff, hit the DIY and audio market with their first external, stand-alone drive unit. It consisted of an elaborate and adjustable, fine tuning, speed drive (or motor) system meant for those who are not easily satisfied with …

DS Audio DS-W1, Optical Phono Cartridge with EQ System (unit)

  An Analogue Fan… Ever since I was bitten by the analogue bug, I became very interested in the development of new analogue products, especially those that may give me a different perspective on analogue reproduction. A number of years ago, that enthusiasm coupled with curiosity brought me to purchase the SoundSmith StrainGauge phono system, without any audition. That decision …

Kronos SCPS

Kronos Pro Ltd Super Charged Power Supply (SCPS) The Story of Greek God, Cronus As most whom are interested in the Greek Mythology may have known that the Greek supreme God ‘Cronus’ was dethroned and killed by his sons, led by ‘the son, Zeus’, whom later assumed the throne. Kronos Audio was named after that Greek God ‘Cronus’ whom was …