Reviews


The following products have been reviewed in the cited publications:

2017 Reviews :


Acoustic Solid - Solid 111 Wood Turntable

Acoustic Solid - Solid Wood Black Turntable

Acoustic Solid - Solid One Turntable

Acoustic Solid - Solid Classic Wood Turntable

Acoustic Solid - Solid Machine Turntable


Audiovector - QR 1 Bookshelf Speakers, April 2017

Audiovector - QR 1 Bookshelf Speakers, April 2017

Audiovector - QR 3 Floorstanding Speakers, January 2017

Audiovector - QR 3 Floorstanding Speakers, March 2017

Audiovector - QR 3 Floorstanding Speakers, March 2017

Audiovector - SR 6 Avantgarde Arrete, March 2017


Brinkmann Audio - Spyder Turntable, Tonearm, Pi Cartridge, January 2017


Cardas - Iridium Interconnects & Speaker Cables, January 2017


Goldnote - XT-7 Floorstanding Speaker, April 2017

Goldnote - DS-1000 Digital Streamer, February 2017

Goldnote - Vasari Gold and Vasari Red Cartridges, April 2017

Goldnote - PH-10 Phono Preamplifier, March 2017

Goldnote - PH-10 Phono Premaplifier, March 2017

Goldnote - Machiavelli MC Cartridge, May 2017


Hana Cartridges - EL, EH, SL, SH, March 2017

Hana Cartridges - SL, May 2017


Soulution Audio - 755 Phono Preamplifier, May 2017


Unison Research - Triode 25 Tube Integrated Amplifier, February 2017

Unison Research - Unico 90 and Unico CD DUE, May 2017


Vivid Audio - Giya G4 Floorstanding Speakers, February 2017


2016 Reviews :

Acapella - Multiple Speaker Review, September 2016 


Audiovector - QR 3 Floorstanding Speakers, November 2016

Audiovector - SR 1 Avantgarde Arrete, October 2016

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

Audiovector - SR 6 Avantgarde Floorstanding Speakers, August 2016

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

Goldnote - Valore Plus 425 Turntable, December 2016

Goldnote - Tuscany Gold and Red Cartridge, October 2016
Goldnote - Meditteranneo Turntable, April 2016
Goldnote - Meditteranneo Turntable, March 2016
Goldnote - CD1000 CD Player & DAC, February 2016

Goldnote - CD1000 CD Player & DAC, December 2016

HRS - RXR Stand with R-Shelf Support System, December 2016


Hana Cartridges - EL and SL, December 2016

Hana Cartridges - SL, December 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


Soulution Audio - 520 Preamplifier, July 2016

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

Unison Research - Max 1 Loudspeakers, May 2016
Unison Research - Unico Primo Integrated Amplifier, June 2016

Unison Research - Unico 150 Integrated Amplifier & Unico CD DUE Cd Player, September 2016

Unison Research - SH Amplifier, September 2016

Vivid Audio - Oval B1 Decade Loudspeakers, March 2016

Wells Audio - Milo Headphone Amplifier, December 2016

Wells Audio - Looking Glass AC Conditioner, November 2016
Wells Audio - Majestic Integrated Amplifier, April 2016
Wells Audio - Majestic Integrated Amplifier


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​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

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


Soulution Audio - 711, 701, 725 Amplifiers, Feb 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

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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


Acoustic Solid - Solid Wood MPX Turntable, October 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 - Simply Italy Integrated Tube Amplifier, May 2014
Unison Research - Sinfonia Integrated Tube Amplifier, November 2014

Unison Research - Triode 25 Integrated Tube Amplifier, July 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

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2013 Reviews:

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
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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

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2011


The Absolute Sound 2011 High-End Audio Buyer's Guide

Graham Phantom II B-44
Benz Micro Glider SM
Benz Micro Gullwing SLR
Benz Micro LP S

2011 Reviews: 

Benz Micro - LP-S Cartridge, January 2011
Benz Micro - ACE H Cartridge
Benz Micro - Glider SL Cartridge, March 2011

Brinkmann Audio - Bardo Turntable, May 2011
Brinkmann Audio - Bardo Turntable, May 2011

Cardas Audio - Clear Phono Cable, February 2011

Dynavector - DV-20X2 Low-Output Moving-Coil Cartridge, February 2011

Okki Nokki - Record Cleaning Machine, March 2011

Stein Music - H2 Harmonizers, April 2011
Stein Music - H2 Harmonizers, December 2011

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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)

Graham Phantom II B-44
Benz Micro Glider SM

Stereophile Recommended Components (October 2010)


Graham Phantom II B-44
Benz Micro LP-S

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


Graham Phantom II B-44
Benz Micro ACE S
Benz Glider SM
Benz Micro Ebony L

2009 Absolute Sound Product of the Year (January 2010)

Graham Phantom II B-44
Benz Micro Glider SM

Review Links

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

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2009


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

Benz Micro Glider SM

Stereophile Recommended Components (October 2009)


Benz Micro ACE SL
Benz Micro MC-20E2-L

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

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

2009 Reviews

Benz Micro LP S-Class - HiFi News (August 2009)
Benz Micro Glider SM - Bound for Sound #194 (July 2009)
Benz-Micro ACE-SL -- Stereophile (June 2009)
Benz-Micro Glider S (M) -- Absolute Sound (March 2009)

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2008


The Absolute Sound 2008 Editors Choice Awards:

Benz-Micro ACE Cartridge
Benz-Micro Ebony L

Stereophile Recomended Components 2008

Benz-Micro MC20E2-L Cartridge (C)

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)

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2007


The Absolute Sound 2007 Editors' Choice Awards:

Benz Lukaschek PP-1 (Phono stages, under $2000)
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)

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2006


The Absolute Sound 2006 Editors' Choice Awards

Benz Lukaschek PP-1 (Phono stages, under $2000)
Benz Micro ACE (Cartridges, $500 - $1000)
Benz Micro Ruby 3 (Cartridges, $2000 and up)

2006 Reviews

Benz Micro LP Phono Cartridge -- The Absolute Sound - H P's Workshop - (January 2006)

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2005


The Absolute Sound Editors' Choice Awards (December 2005)

Benz Lukaschek PP1 T-9 Phono Stage
Benz Micro ACE Phono Cartridge
Benz Ruby 2 Phono Cartridge

2005 Reviews

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

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2004


StereophileRecommended Components (June 2004)

Benz Micro ACE Mono Phono Cartridge -- Art Dudley -

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2003


Stereophile Recommended Components (November 2003)

Benz-Micro L2 Wood Body cartridge - Paul Bolin

2003 Reviews

Benz Micro L2 Wood Body Phono Cartridge -- Stereophile - Paul Bolin - (July 2003)
Benz Micro ACE Phono Cartridge -- AudioAsylum.com - J. P. Matt - (April 2003)

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2002


Stereophile Recommended Components

Benz-Micro Glider Sereis 2

2002 Reviews

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

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2001 Reviews

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

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1998 Reviews

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