Reviews

The following products have been reviewed in the cited publications:

2016 Reviews :

Audiovector - QR 1 Bookshelf Speakers, July 2016
Audiovector - SR 1 Avantgarde Arrete Bookshelf Speakers, July 2016
Audiovector - SR 3 Signature Floorstanding Speakers, July 2016

Cardas Audio - A8 Ear Speakers, June 2016
Cardas Audio - Clear Beyond Speaker Cable

Goldnote - Meditteranneo Turntable, April 2016
Goldnote - Meditteranneo Turntable, March 2016
Goldnote - CD1000 CD Player & DAC, February 2016

Hana Cartridges - EL and EH, July 2016
Hana Cartridges - SH and SL
Hana Cartridges - EL and EH
Hana Cartridges - EH and SL, February 2016
Hana Cartridges - SH and SL, January 2016
Hana Cartridges - EL and EH
Hana Cartridges - SL, June 2016

Joseph Audio - Prism Loudspeakers, April 2016

Modwright Instruments - PH-150 Phone Stage, July 2016

Opera Loudspeakers - Callas
Opera Loudspeakers - Grand Callas, April 2016

Transrotor - Jupiter Turntable, March 2016
Transrotor - ZET 3 Turntable, March 2016

Unison Research - Unico Primo Integrated Amplifier, June 2016

Vivid Audio - Oval B1 Decade Loudspeakers, March 2016

Wells Audio - Majestic Integrated Amplifier, April 2016
Wells Audio - Majestic Integrated Amplifier


2015 Reviews:

Accustic Arts - Tube Preamp II MK2 & Mono II, February 2015
Accustic Arts - Tube DAC II MK2, May 2015

Acoustic Zen - Matrix Reference II & Hologram II, October 2015

Aesthetix - Romulus Signature CD Player, January 2015

Audiovector - SR1 Series Loudspeakers, September 2015

Cardas - Clear Reflection cables, June 2015
Cardas - Clear Reflection Interconnect & Speaker Cables, September 2015
Cardas - Clear Reflection Interconnect & Speaker Cables, August 2015
Cardas - Clear Beyond Power Cord, October 2015

Dynavector - DV-20X2 Low-Output Moving-Coil Cartridge, July 2015
Dynavector - DV-20X2 Low-Output Moving-Coil Cartridge, February 2015


HRS - RXR Rack and R-Shelf, December 2015


Lawrence Audio - Violin SE Loudspeakers, April 2015

Modwright Instruments - PH-150 Phono Stage, January 2015
Modwright Instruments - PH-150 Phono Stage, October 2015

Thoress - 300B Mono Power Amplifier, April 2015
Thoress - Phono Enhancer, June 2015

Unison Research - Sinfonia Tube Integrated Amplifier, April 2015

Vivid Audio - Giya G3 Loudspeakers, August 2015
Vivid Audio - Giya G1 Loudspeakers, January 2015

Wells Audio - Headtrip Headphone Amplifier, July 2015
Wells Audio - Innamorata Signature Stereo Amplifier, January 2015
Wells Audio - Innamorata Signature Stereo Amplifier, May 2015

Zesto Audio - Andros 1.2 Phono Preamplifier, March 2015
Zesto Audio - Andros 1.2 Phono Preamplifier, June 2015
Zesto Audio - BIA 120 Power Amplifier, March 2015
Zesto Audio - EROS 300 Class A Monoblock Amplifiers, December 2015


2014 Reviews:

Accustic Arts - Mono II, October 2014
Accustic Arts - Mono II & Tube Preamp II MK2, December 2014
Accustic Arts - Tube Preamp II MK2, March 2014
Accustic Arts - Tube Preamp II MK2, January 2014
Accustic Arts - Amp II MK2, January 2014

Aesthetix - Atlas Signature Stereo Amplifier & Janus Signature Preamplifier, January 2014
Aesthetix - Janus Preamplifier & Atlas Power Amplifier, February 2014
Aesthetix - Romulus CD Player, April 2014
Aesthetix - Romulus CD Player, May 2014
Aesthetix - Romulus CD Player, June 2014

Benz Micro - Ruby Z Cartridge, March 2014

Brinkmann Audio - Balanced 2-Arm Turntable, July 2014
Brinkmann Audio - Bardo Turntable, 10.0 Tonearm, April 2014

Cardas - Clear Interconnect, September 2014

Dynavector - DV-20X2 Low-Output Moving-Coil Cartridge, November 2014
Dynavector - P75 MK3 Phono Preamplifier, August 2014

Joseph Audio - Pulsar Loudspeakers, January 2014
Joseph Audio - Perspective Loudspeakers, July 2014

Lawrence Audio - Double Bass Loudspeakers, September 2014
Lawrence Audio - Double Bass Loudspeakers, October 2014

Modwright Instruments - LS 100 Preamplifier & KWA 100SE Power Amplifier, February 2014
Modwright Instruments - LS 36.5 Preamplifier & KWA 150SE Power Amplifier, August 2014

Reed - 3P Tonearm, March 2014

Triplanar - Ultimate II Tonearm, February 2014

Unison Research - Simply Italy Integrated Tube Amplifier, August 2014
Unison Research - Sinfonia Integrated Tube Amplifier, November 2014
Unison Research - UPower Amplifier, March 2014

Vivid Audio - Giya G1 Loudspeakers, March 2014
Vivid Audio - Giya G3 Loudspeakers, March 2014
Vivid Audio - Giya G3 Loudspeakers, September 2014
Vivid Audio - Giya G4 Loudspeakers, May 2014
Vivid Audio - K1 Loudspeakers, February 2014
Vivid Audio - Oval V1.5 Loudspeakers, January 2014
Vivid Audio - Oval V1.5 Loudspeakers, July 2014

Zesto Audio - Leto Line Preamplifier, April 2014
Zesto Audio - BIA 120 Power Amplifier, April 2014
Zesto Audio - BIA 120 Power Amplifier, March 2014


2013 Reviews:

Aesthetix - Rhea and Rhea Signature Phono Stage, July 2013
Aesthetix - Romulus CD Player, April 2013
Aesthetix - Romulus CD Player, October 2013

Benz Micro - Ruby Z Cartridge, October 2013
Benz Micro - ACE SL Cartridge, October 2013
Benz Micro - LP-S and Gullwing SLR Cartridges, August 2013
Benz Micro - ACE SH Cartridge, June 2013

Brinkmann Audio - Balance 2-Arm Turntable, October 2013
Brinkmann Audio - Oasis Turntable, 10.0 Tonearm, PI Cartridge, July 2013

HRS - M3X-1921 RD Isolation Base, July 2013

Lawrence Audio - Mandolin Loudspeakers, February 2013
Lawrence Audio - Violin Loudspeakers, August 2013

Modwright Instruments - KWA 100SE Power Amplifier, February 2013
Modwright Instruments - KWI 200 Integrated Amplifier, June 2013
Modwright Instruments - KWI 200 Integrated Amplifier, September 2013

Opera Loudspeakers - Seconda, November 2013
Opera Loudspeakers - Mezza, March 2013
Opera Loudspeakers - Mezza, April 2013

Oskar - Heil Kithara Loudspeakers, December 2013

Reed - 3P Tonearm, May 2013
Reed - 3Q Tonearm, June 2013

Unison Research - Phono One Valve Phonostage, October 2013
Unison Research - S6 Integrated Tube Amplifier, June 2013
Unison Research - S6 Integrated Tube Amplifier, August 2013
Unison Research - Unico Nuovo Integrated Amplifier, December 2013

Vivid Audio - Giya G2 Loudspeakers, December 2013

Wells Audio - Innamorata Stereo Amplifier, October 2013
Wells Audio - Innamorata Stereo Amplifier, August 2013
Wells Audio - Innamorata Stereo Amplifier, May 2013
Wells Audio - Akasha Stereo Amplifier, April 2013

Zesto Audio - BIA 120 Power Amplifier, November 2013


2012 Reviews:

Brinkmann Audio - Balance Turntable, May 2012

Joseph Audio - Pulsar speakers

Lawrence Audio - Cello Loudspeakers, May 2012
Lawrence Audio - Cello Loudspeakers, July 2012

Modwright Instruments - KWA 150SE Power Amplifier, February 2012
Modwright Instruments - KWA 150SE Power Amplifier, July 2012
Modwright Instruments - LS 36.5 Preamplifier, August 2012
Modwright Instruments - KWI 200 Integrated Amplifier, November 2012
Modwright Instruments - KWI 200 Integrated Amplifier, November 2012

Stein Music - H2 Harmonizers, March 2012
Stein Music - H2 Harmonizers, July 2012

Transrotor - ZET 3 Turntable, April 2012

Unison Research - Simply Italy Integrated Tube Amplifier, November 2012
Unison Research - Unico Primo Integrated Amplifier, May 2012

Wells Audio - Akasha Stereo Amplifier, December 2012


                                                                            2011


 

2010


The Absolute Sound “The 30 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio”


Benz Micro Glider SM Cartridge

The Absolute Sound High-End Buyer's Guide (Spring 2010)

Aesthetix Atlas
Aesthetix Calypso
Aesthetix Janus Signature
Aesthetix Rhea & Rhea Signature
Graham Phantom II B-44
Benz Micro Glider SM

Stereophile Recommended Components (October 2010)

Aesthetix Saturn Calypso & Calypso Signature
Aesthetix Atlas
Graham Phantom II B-44
Benz Micro LP-S

The Absolute Sound Editor's Choice Awards 2010 (March 2010)

Aesthetix Atlas
Aesthetix Calypso & Calypso Signature
Aesthetix Janus & Janus Signature
Aesthetix Rhea Signature
Graham Phantom II B-44
Benz Micro ACE S
Benz Glider SM
Benz Micro Ebony L
Aesthetix ABCD-1MC

The Absolute Sound Golden Ear Awards 2010 (June/July 2010)

Aesthetix Calypso
Aesthetix Atlas

2009 Absolute Sound Product of the Year (January 2010)

Graham Phantom II B-44
Benz Micro Glider SM

Aesthetix Rhea Signature

Review Links

Aesthetix Calypso Signature www.stereophile.com/tubepreamps/705aesthetix/index5.html - Stereophile (July 2010)

Aesthetix Atlas www.stereophile.com/solidpoweramps/aesthetix_atlas_power_amplifier/index.html - Stereophile (January 2010)

Aesthetix Io Signature Phono Stage dagogo.com/View-Article.asp?hArticle=640 -dagogo.com (January 2010)

Benz Micro SLR Gullwing - The Absolute Sound (October 2010)
Benz Micro LP S-MR - The Absolute Sound (October 2010)

Benz Micro - Wood SL Cartridge, December 2010

2009


The Absolute Sound High-End Buyer's Guide (November 2009)

Aesthetix Atlas

Aesthetix Calypso

Aesthetix Janus Signature

Aestheitx Rhea/Rhea Signature

Benz Micro Glider SM

 

Stereophile Recommended Components (October 2009)

Aesthetix/Benz ABCD-1

Benz Micro ACE SL

Benz Micro MC-20E2-L

 

The Absolute Sound Editors' Choice Awards 2009 (September 2009)

Aesthetix Calypso

Aesthetix Rhea

Aesthetix ABCD-1 demagnetizer

Benz Micro ACE S Class

Benz Micro Glider S Class

Benz Micro Ebony L

 

Stereophile Recommended Components (April 2009)

Benz-Micro MC-20e2-L

The Absolute Sound Top Picks 2009 (March 2009)

Benz-Micro Glider S

Aesthetix Rhea

2009 Reviews

Aesthetix Atlas and Janus Signature - The Absolute Sound (October 2009)

Aesthetix Rhea Signature - The Absolute Sound (October 2009)
Benz Micro LP S-Class - HiFi News (August 2009)
Benz Micro Glider SM - Bound for Sound #194 (July 2009)
Aesthetix Rhea and Rhea Signature - Ultra Audio (July 2009)
Benz-Micro ACE-SL -- Stereophile (June 2009)
Benz-Micro Glider S (M) -- Absolute Sound (March 2009)

 

2008


The Absolute Sound 2008 Editors Choice Awards:

Aesthetix Calypso Line Stage

Aesthetix Rhea Phono Stage

Benz-Micro ACE Cartridge

Benz-Micro Ebony L

 

The Absolute Sound 2008 Golden Ear Awards:

Aesthetix Io Eclipse phonostage (JH)       

 

Stereophile Recomended Components 2008

Benz-Micro MC20E2-L Cartridge (C)

Benz/Aesthetix MC Demagnetizer (Phono Accessories)

Aesthetix Saturn Rhea (Phono Preamps) (A)

Aesthetix Saturn Calypso (2 Ch Premaps) (A)

2008 Reviews

Benz Micro Ebony L MC Cartridge - AV Guide - (Oct 2008)

Benz Micro ACE L MC Cartridge - AV Guide - (Sep 2008)

Aesthetix Calypso Preamp - What Hi-Fi - (Aug 2008)
Benz-Micro Ebony TR - www.dagogo.com - (June 2008)
Benz-Micro Ebony H -- The Absolute Sound - Jim Hannon - (March 2008)


2007



The Absolute Sound 2007 Editors' Choice Awards
:

Aesthetix Calypso (Preamplifiers, $4000 - $5000)
Benz Lukaschek PP-1 (Phono stages, under $2000)
Aesthetix Rhea (Phono stages, $3000 - $6000)
Aesthetix Io MkII and MkII Signature (Phono stages, over $6000)
Benz Micro ACE (Cartridges, $500 - $1000)

Benz-Micro Ebony L (Cartridges, $2000 and up)

 

2007 Reviews

Benz-Micro MC20E2 L and Ebony L Cartridges -- The Stereo Times - Frank Alles (Sep 2007)

Benz Ebony L -- The Absolute Sound - Paul Seydor - (June 2007)

Benz-Micro MC20E2-L -- Stereophile -- Art Dudley - ( Sept 2007)

Benz-Micro Ebony L -- www.dagogo.com - Jack Roberts (Sep 2007)

Benz-Micro ACE L -- www.dagogo.com - Bill Epstein - (Dec 2007)

 

                                                                           2006



The Absolute Sound 2006 Editors' Choice Awards

 

Aesthetix Calypso (Preamplifiers, $4000 - $5000)
Benz Lukaschek PP-1 (Phono stages, under $2000)
Aesthetix Rhea (Phono stages, $3000 - $6000)
Aesthetix Io MkII and MkII Signature (Phono stages, over $6000)
Benz Micro ACE (Cartridges, $500 - $1000)
Benz Micro Ruby 3 (Cartridges, $2000 and up)

2006 Reviews

 

Aesthetix Rhea Phono Stage and Calypso Preamplifier -- Hi-Fi + - Roy Gregory - (September 2006)
Aesthetix Rhea Phono Stage -- Hi-Fi News - Martin Colloms - (May 2006)
Aesthetix Rhea Phono Stage -- PositiveFeedback.com - Robert H. Levi & Dave Clark - (Issue 13)
Benz Micro LP Phono Cartridge -- The Absolute Sound - H P's Workshop - (January 2006)

2005



The Absolute Sound
Editors' Choice Awards (December 2005)

Aesthetix Callisto Line Stage Preamplifier

Benz Lukaschek PP1 T-9 Phono Stage

Aesthetix Rhea Phono Stage

Aesthetix Io MkII and Signature Phono Stage

Benz Micro ACE Phono Cartridge

Benz Ruby 2 Phono Cartridge

Stereophile Recommended Components (July 2005)

Aesthetix Calypso Preamplifier --Class A - Michael Fremer

2005 Reviews

Aesthetix Calypso Line Stage follow up -- The Absolute Sound - Alan Taffel - (December 2005)

Benz Micro ACE Low Output Phono Cartridge-- The Absolute Sound - Chris Martin - (August 2005)

Benz Micro ACE Low Output Phono Cartridge -- Stereo Times - Dave Thomas

2004



Stereophile
Recommended Components (June 2004)

Benz Micro ACE Mono Phono Cartridge -- Art Dudley -

2003



Stereophile
Recommended Components (November 2003)

Aesthetix Rhea phono stage - Paul Bolin

Benz-Micro L2 Wood Body cartridge - Paul Bolin

 

2003 Reviews

Aesthetix Rhea Phono Stage -- Stereophile - Paul Bolin - (September 2003)

Benz Micro L2 Wood Body Phono Cartridge -- Stereophile - Paul Bolin - (July 2003)

Benz Micro ACE Phono Cartridge -- AudioAsylum.com - J. P. Matt - (April 2003)

 

2002



Stereophile Recommended Components

Aesthetix ABCD-1 cartridge demagnetizer

Benz-Micro Glider Sereis 2

2002 Reviews

Aesthetix ABCD-1 cartridge demagnetizer -- Stereophile (July '02)

Benz Glider Series 2 -- Stereophile (March '02)

 



2001 Reviews

Benz Micro L2 Wood Body Phono Cartridge -- EnjoytheMusic.com - Neil Walker - (September 2001)

 

 

1998 Reviews

Benz Glider -- HiFi News and Record Review - (July '98)

 

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