Aernoud, the Mumbai distributor/dealer of Audio Note considerately helped me unpack the well packed system that arrived at my place. The Integrated Zero, which puts out 8W per channel (class A/B) with 4 ECL 82 triodes, came out first, in black acrylic with well weighted bling golden knobs. The build quality of the finish far surpassed the recommended price. For those who think … [Read more...] about Audio Note System Zero Review
Audio and video component reviews
Reviews on audio and video components and related accessories.
Make in India!: I am sure most of you have heard about this initiative to spur the Indian economy, introduced by our Prime Minister in September 2014. This is the first thing that came to my mind when I talked to Siva Kumar of Acoustic Portrait/Corrson while discussing equipment for review. In this niche hobby of ours, dominated by foreign made brands, it was refreshing to … [Read more...] about Thiyaga Hybrid Integrated Amplifier, MS-610 Loudspeakers & Thallam Audio Cables
In summarizing my visit to the 2016 What Hi-fi show and listing some of my preferred systems, I mentioned the Audio One room with Dali loudspeakers paired with Arcam and Marantz electronics. The exact words I used in describing the sound quality of this system was "great stereo imaging, smooth highs and taut bass". Now as most of you know for a system to sound good, the … [Read more...] about Audioquest Castle Rock Water and Yukon Cables Review
Though not very well known in domestic audio circles, LD Systems of Germany is a pro audio manufacturer with an extensive product portfolio which has been in business for more than 35 years. They are part of the Adam Hall group, a large pro audio manufacturer that has been around for nearly half a century. When I was contacted by Mr. Aniket Mane, Deputy Manager of Marketing … [Read more...] about LD Systems SAT 62 A G2 Active Monitor Loudspeaker Review
TAGA (“To Achieve Glorious Acoustics”!) is a European Company that makes value-for-money hifi equipment with Polish and German founders. Out of the neat box, TAGA does not strike you as a low cost product with its brushed metal body. Feeling solid at 4.2kg, but with a small footprint, holding it on your lap and attaching cables is no difficulty at all. In fact, it is a bit of a … [Read more...] about TAGA Harmony HTA-700B v.2 Hybrid Amplifier Bluetooth® USB-DAC Review