Reference equipment as used by AV News contributors
AV News makes use of equipment that is occasionally supplied to us on long term loan/review. Additionally our contributors make use of their own kit for reference purposes. As per our contributors judgement equipment may be swapped in and out as deemed necessary during a critical review.
|Sources||Sony CD X300 bitstream, Marantz 3100 media player, Nuprime Dac10h, Nuprime WR 100, BlueSound Node, Cambridge 752 BD Blu Ray, Apple TV 4k|
|Pre and power amplification||Thule Spirit 100 line amp, Yamaha RVX915 A/V Receiver, Valve Audio Genesis Pre amp, Nuprime IDA16|
|Speakers||Martin Logan Electro Motion ESL, Sonor Audio derived AVSA Kit Ones (original), Xavian Mia, Sonor Claro 6.2, Yamaha YAS 408 Sound bar, Sonos Arc Sound bar, Boston M250|
|Visual||Samsung TXV 50″, Samsung QE55Q8C curved|
|Cabling and interconnects||Van den Hul Carbon interconnects, Transparent silver speaker cabling, Transparent silver interconnects, Straight wire Virtuoso R balanced and single ended cables, Audioquest Columbia RCA, Neutralis speaker and interconnects, custom made speaker cables, Van den Hul cables ( various), custom power cables|
|Furniture and accessories||
Sound Structures custom triple sliding A/V rack, 19″ Sound Structures reference stand, Sound Structures reference bookshelf speaker stands, Clearline Sound system filter, Merlin bass traps, UTunes tt isolation, Vibrapod isolation pods ( various)
Numerous and growing!