Luxury audio manufacturer Mark Levinson continues to roll out new and upgraded products all the time. In this case, they have taken a very successful platform in the No585 integrated amplifier and made significant improvements to it. The result is the improved and upgraded No585.5 integrated amp which now features a built-in high fidelity phono stage.
As a long-time fan of Ron Sutherland’s superb 20/20 phono preamp ($2200), I was anxious to find out how much Sutherland performance Ron could squeeze out of his most affordable design, the new $895 KC Vibe.
High-End tube design phono preamplifier inspired by its successful but pricier predecessor, the EAT E-Glo S revealed everything in my system’s potential. Switching from moving magnet (MM) to moving coil (MC) cartridges is simply accommodated while providing flexibility for any system.
Nearest to perfect piece of audio gear, the Parasound Halo Integrated Amplifier will make you forget you need separates!
My first Home Theater in a Box (HTiB) was a Sony unit about 10 yrs ago that went into a 500 sq/ft college apartment and, I thought for the time, sounded pretty good (I bought it on clearance from for $200 including DVD player, receiver, satellites and passive sub).
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. April 15, 2008 - OPPO Digital, Inc. (www.oppodigital.com), a renowned leader in up-converting DVD players, today announced that its newly launched DV-983H Universal DVD Player has received the highest recommendation from Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, the online source for in-depth home theater reviews. In fact, OPPO's flagship up-converting DVD player earned the first perfect score in the Secrets DVD Player Benchmark, taking home top marks in more than twenty video decoding and processing tests. The entire review and benchmark results can be found here.