Day: September 16, 2017

pavane by metrum acoustics review by witchdoctor

I write this Metrum Acoustics Pavane review with a terribly sheepish expression upon my face. Usually when I’m given a product to assess I have it for around one to three, maybe four months before returning it (sometimes at my own cost) and coming up with copy destined for this esteemed website. MORE

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adagio by metrum acoustics review by the ear

From the first digital to analogue converter ever made by Metrum Acoustics they have taken a different route to most manufacturers. The majority use conversion chips by Burr Brown, Philips, TI or Wolfson to name a few, Metrum selected an industrial DAC chip and claimed its high speed architecture improved the conversion. A lot of […]

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pavane by metrum acoustics review by the ear

With the Pavane DAC Metrum Acoustics surpassed all its previous products. By shifting the lower 12 bits of a 24 bit signal into a separate converter and threating them as upper 12 it has a unique architecture. The signal is matched with the 12 bits that were not shifted in the analogue stage, resulting in […]

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pavane by metrum acoustics review by audiostream

The Metrum Acoustics Pavane is the company’s flagship DAC. Like the recently reviewed and well loved Musette (see review), the Pavane relies on Metrum’s own Transient R2R ladder DAC One modules to convert Ds to As. While the Musette uses two, the Pavane employs a total of eight DAC modules, four per channel. Unlike the […]

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pavane by metrum acoustics review by alpha audio

Wie de Pavane ziet en het apparaat naast een ‘reguliere’ Metrum zet, zal zien dat het een compleet ander ontwerp heeft meegekregen. Chiquer, groter en strakker afgewerkt. Dat mag ook wel, want het model eronder – de HEX – gaat voor ongeveer ? 3300 over de toonbank. De Pavane zet net geen ? 5000 neer. […]

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menuet by metrum acoustics review by the ear

Every year I hear a lot of new products. But at the end of the year, when the editor asks me for my product of the year, only a few names come to mind. This year, there is one that sticks out and it is first and foremost a brand name; Metrum Acoustics. To my […]

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aurix by metrum acoustics review by 6moons

But beyond step-up transformers in phono stages, we rarely see hifi circuits exploit magnetic gain. Usual gain devices are transistors, tubes or op-amps. But exceptions exist. The FirstWatt M2 and F6 power amps use small transformers for passive gain. Audio Consulting has its own version. In-depth canvassing of the worldwide web should scare up more […]

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aurix by metrum acoustics review by Witch Doctor

I’ve had two superb DACs along with this fine headphone amplifier in my home now for probably much longer than I have any right to – with apologies to importer Ian of Critical Sound Information – so it’s nice, if a little sad, to be finally finishing off this little series. Up until now I’ve […]

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amethyst by metrum acoustics review by 6moons

True or false? With perfect timing like a metronome, Holland’s industrial refinery plant of non-oversampling R2R DACs with proprietary silicon keeps knocking out new models. Aside from ‘industrial’, all true. Cees Ruijtenberg’s engineering house is in the process of growing semi-precious stones. First up is Amethyst, to be followed shortly by Onyx and Jade*. For […]

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musette by metrum acoustics review by audio-creative

Het is herfst 2010 als Cees Ruijtenberg van Metrum Acoustics mij benadert omdat hij (letterlijk) aan de keukentafel digitaal naar analoog converters in elkaar zet volgens zijn eigen ontwerp. In die tijd hebben de mainstream audio media nog oog en oor voor nieuwe en gedurfde ontwikkelingen van nieuwkomers op de markt en is een afspraak […]

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