Stereophile magazine recommends the PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium


PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium Integrated amplifierPrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium

Rated to deliver 25Wpc in Triode mode or 42Wpc in Ultralinear, the extremely versatile DiaLogue Premium is a push-pull design that uses six 12AU7 and four EL34, KT88, or KT120 power tubes. Like other PrimaLuna models, it offers: an LED-based Bad Tube Indicator system for the output tubes; a Power Transformer Protection circuit; an Output Transformer Protection circuit; an AC Offset Killer circuit intended to eliminate hum; and an Adaptive Autobias circuit. With every recording AD played, the DiaLogue Premium exhibited an open, clear, and dramatic overall sound, with good tonal balance, realistically weighty bass, and remarkable spatial depth. “A very strongly recommended amplifier and a hell of a good value,” AD concluded. Due to the amp’s high output impedance and its rising distortion when the load impedance drops below the nominal value of the output-transformer tap, careful matching with the user’s loudspeakers is mandatory, cautioned JA.

Durob Audio is the exclusive distributor for PrimaLuna worldwide. For more information please visit our website: www.durob.nl. or www.primaluna.nl. or www.primaluna-usa.com.

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Stereophile magazine recommends Dan D’Agostino Momentum monoblock


Dan DAgostino Momentum monoblockDan D’Agostino Momentum monoblock
Dan D’Agostino’s statement product, the 300W (450W at actual clipping into 8 ohms) Momentum has a compact chassis (12.5″ W by 5″ H by 21″ D) machined from a single aluminum billet. A large, round power meter dominates the front panel, while thick copper side panels act as heatsinks. The low-feedback, fully complementary, balanced design uses 1% metal-film resistors and two dozen 69MHz output transistors in a direct-coupled, discrete, bipolar output circuit with a claimed frequency response of 20Hz–20kHz, ±0.1dB. The Momentums produced a seamless overall sound, with slightly reserved highs, a tube-like midrange, and an authoritative bottom end, said MF. “With the darTZeel NHB-458, it’s one of the two most satisfying power amplifiers I’ve ever heard,” he concluded. “This is an amplifier that is as well engineered as it is beautiful to behold,” said JA. Add $5000 for black finish. (Vol.36 No.2 WWW)

Durob Audio is the exclusive distributor for Dan D’Agostino in the Benelux. For more information please visit our website: www.durob.nl or give us a call!

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Stereophile magazine recommends the Conrad-Johnson Classic 60 SE


Conrad-Johnson Classic 60 SEConrad-Johnson Classic 60 SE
The Classic 60SE uses four Tung-Sol KT120 tubes to deliver 60Wpc into 4 or 8 ohms. Upgrades over the standard Classic 60 include Teflon capacitors in the power supply and main reservoir, Vishay resistors at key points, and Cardas binding posts. With its handsome tube cage in place, the Classic 60SE measures 17.4″ W by 6.6″ H by 13.4″ D and weighs 41 lbs. It combined exceptional dimensionality, pinpoint imaging, and excellent low-level resolution for an overall sound that was “the antithesis of mechanical or contrived,” said ST. (Vol.35 No.4)

Durob Audio is the exclusive distributor for Conrad Johnson in the Benelux. For more information please visit our website: www.durob.nl and give us a Call!

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Stereophile magazine recommends Audio Research Reference 75


Audio Research Reference 75Audio Research Reference 75
A half-power version of ARC‘s Reference 150, the 75Wpc Reference 75 uses four KT120 and two 6H30 tubes. Two front-panel VU meters double as adjustment meters for biasing each of the four KT120s. A relatively simple, straightforward circuit design enables short signal paths; high-quality output transformers offer 4 and 8 ohm taps, with a common ground. BJR noted lightning-fast transient articulation, superb detail resolution, and exceptional bass slam and authority. He bought the review sample. JA noted good measured performance, but advised against using the amp with speakers whose impedance drops significantly below the nominal value of the output-transformer tap.

Durob Audio was the exclusive distributor for Audio Research in the Benelux. Through affiliated stores Durob Audio will give you 20% more value. Call us for more information.

For more information about the products of Audio Research visit www.audioresearch.com

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Stereophile magazine recommends the Audio Research Reference 150


Audio Research Reference 150Audio Research Reference 150
The 150Wpc Reference 150 measures 19″ W by 8.75″ H by 19.5″ D, weighs 75 lbs, offers output taps for 16, 8, and 4 ohm loads, and is available in silver or black. It uses eight matched pairs of KT120 output tubes and four 6H30 driver tubes; the output-stage coupling is a combination of the familiar ultralinear configuration and ARC’s patented “partially cathode-coupled” topology. EL: “With its open soundstage, neutral tonal balance, finely textured musical presentation, wide dynamics, and supremely musical feel, the ARC Reference 150 connected me with my music better than almost every other amplifier I’ve heard.” Compared to the Octave RE 290, the Ref 150 lacked some bass control but sounded significantly bigger, clearer, more colorful, and more natural, said EL. A JA favorite.

Durob Audio was the exclusive distributor for Audio Research in the Benelux. Through affiliated stores Durob Audio will give you 20% more value. Call us for more information. More information about the products of Audio Research you also find at www.audioresearch.com

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Stereophile magazine recommends darTZeel NHB-458 monoblock


darTZeel NHB-458darTZeel NHB-458 monoblock
Made in Geneva, Switzerland, the 450W (530W at actual clipping) NHB-458 measures 18″ H by 11″ W by 20″ D, weighs 154 lbs, and has a deep-gold, brushed front panel and retro-industrial, red-anodized case. Tinted glass side panels allow magnetic fields to escape the chassis and reveal the amp’s enormous cylindrical transformer. The large rear-panel heatsink has a cutout for connections that include RCA and XLR inputs, as well as a Zeel BNC 50 ohm input, for use with darTZeel’s NHB-18NS preamplifier and Playback Designs’ SACD player and DAC. It combined outstanding speed, precise high-frequency transients, and unlimited dynamic range with powerful bass and unsurpassed transparency, said MF. “The darTZeel NHB-458 is easily the finest power amplifier I have ever heard in my listening room,” he concluded. At a price!

Durob Audio is the exclusive distributor for DarTZeel in the Benelux. For more information please visit our website: www.durob.nl

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Playback Designs IPS-3 Integrated Playback System

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  The Playback Designs Integrated Playback System 3, also known as IPS-3, is three remarkable products in one: a proven world-class discrete dual differential Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) that is already found in other award winning Playback Designs products, … Lees verder

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