Every good reviewer needs a ‘toolbox’ of reference gear from which comparisons can be drawn and conclusions triangulated. Here’s an exhaustive list of the associated equipment currently being used in the review process. Some of it is owned outright, some on long-term loan from the manufacturer.

Last updated 23rd August 2017.

Loudspeakers

Amplifiers

DACs

Digital sources

USB-S/PDIF converters and S/PDIF re-clockers

USB signal regenerators

Turntables

Phono pre-amplifiers

Headphone amplifiers

Headphones

In-ear monitors

Portable DAPs, DACs & amplifiers

Cables & Power

Furniture

  • Hifi Racks Podium Slimline
  • Hifi Racks Podium Reference
  • Atacama Nexus 6i w/ Atabites