Added to the Archives This Week
More recently, dCS released the 972 D/D converter. Jonathan Scull puts the 972 in perspective this way: "The possibilities are tantalizing. If the dCS 972/Elgar combo works as advertised, all of your collected CDs will be given, in one fell swoop, a new lease on life, not only extending their usefulness in these turgid digital times, but protecting your investment and improving the sound to boot!" The results of J-10's analysis of dCS's "Swiss Army Knife" Digital to Digital Converter are ready for you to read online.
This week's bonus article: Wes Phillips puts his ear to the HeadRoom Max headphone amplifier. As WP writes, "Like most audiophiles, I was not aware that HeadRoom even wanted to assault the state of the art until I visited their booth at HI-FI '96 last June . . . I listened to a few pieces of music and damn near voted the Max HeadRoom 'Best Sound of Show' on the spot." WP's final verdict awaits your perusal.