The 1st review of the Linq is in, just what one would expect of Aqua.
The Formula xHD keeps on getting good press. Andrew Everard’s final verdict is worth echoing
“It’s simply magnificent.” Read the full review here:
Shindo Laboratories’ products and reputation are to a large agree unknown in SA, but the products of the iconic brand are highly sought after internationally. Art Dudley editor-at-large at Stereophile, has been writing about Shindo products often and his experience with the range is vast. Read his impressions of one of the preamps in the range.
In Stereophile’s April 2020 edition there is a great review of the ProAc ResponseD2R.
Here is the summary of the write up by Ken Micallef.
“As a reviewer, I try to evaluate components with as much clarity of mind (and word) as possible, giving undue emphasis to neither plusses nor minuses. My time with these speakers was the rare occasion when I found none of the latter. The ProAc D2R demonstrated excellent transparency. Its ribbon tweeter produced an open and extended top end, with nary a grain of grit. When called for by the recording, it delivered rich, characterful midrange sounds and deep, well-defined bass notes. The D2R dependably created a large soundstage, even in my smallish room, with great image specificity. From acoustic jazz and classical to electronica and opera, the ProAc D2R allowed good recordings of great music to fulfill their potential and do what every component should do: let me forget the hardware—and life for that matter—and fall deeply into the music. Very highly recommended.”
The full review in Stereophile