Added to the Archives This Week
Michael Fremer reviewed the Naim CDX CD player more than five years ago and asked a question that may still be considered relevant today: "Should you buy your last CD player now? Or should the CD player (or processor/transport) you already own be your last—your next being a DVD-based 24-bit/96kHz system?"
Next, Brian Damkroger & Kalman Rubinson takes turns with the Sonic Frontiers Power 3 monoblock power amplifier. BD notes, "Starting from a purely analytical perspective, the Power 3's spec sheet confirms that it's a serious assault on the state of the art." And then his heart takes over.
Finally, we have Jonathan Scull again and a review of the YBA Passion 1000 monoblock power amplifier. J-10 remarks, "Although French amplifier manufacturer YBA is known for its 'only as big as it needs to be' design philosophy, founder Yves-Bernard André must have heard the call of the wild when he dreamed up these somewhat out-of-character superamp monoblocks."