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Battle of the Giant Killers – iFi Audio Zen Phono vs. Schiit Audio Mani

For anyone familiar the Schiit Audio and their range of product offerings, their budget DAC & AMP combination such as the Modi 3 & Magni 3 are well reviewed and often recommended as starter combinations. Similarly, the Schiit Mani is something most would have come across in their search for an external phono preamp stage. […]

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[DIY] Chinese Single-Ended Tube Preamp (6J4, 6P6P, 6Z5P)

In January this year, I finally decided to change out my home stereo setup and experience my music differently. In doing so, I sold my NAD C162 Stereo Preamplifier. That piece of kit was a full featured solid state preamplifier and a component I have come to adore. It did pretty much everything I asked […]