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dac1 reference reviewed by Stereo i Kolorowo – Underground

"...the Greek LAB12 DAC1 Reference is, in my opinion, a true reference digital-to-analog converter. He plays very passionately and vividly, expresses the colors beautifully and is perfectly selective. It is a thoroughly analog sound, warm, smooth and friendly. Plastic ...

September 28th, 2021|Reviews, Source|

dac1 reference reviewed by HiFi-IFAs

"....The LAB12 DAC1 reference knows how to present music from a single source. Its great strength is the homogeneity of what it sorts and places vividly on the loudspeaker stage. He reveals all the details and subtleties that are in the ...

August 3rd, 2021|Reviews, Source|

hpa reviewed by fairaudio

"..The tube-equipped headphone amplifier Lab12 hpa scores with a tonally balanced, minimally warmer reproduction, high resolution and a vivid stage representation. He is also very stable dynamically..." -Thomas Kopanz read the review ...

April 14th, 2021|Amplifying, Reviews|

dac1 reference wins ‘Outstanding Product’ award by HiFi Pig

"..I genuinely cannot recommend this DAC highly enough and sincerely considered creating a new “Editors Choice” award for it – it is that good a sounding bit of kit!.." - Stuart Smith read the review ...

January 20th, 2021|Reviews, Source|

melto2 wins Editor’s Choice award by Part-Time Audiophile

"...—twenty years ago we were describing high-end audio components as being either musical or revealing, colored or analytical, warm or cool, neutral or not. With the finest gear, you don’t have to pick one over the other. You can ...

January 8th, 2021|Reviews, Source|

dac1 reference reviewed by hifi.nl

"..The Dac1 Reference presents the music as an organic whole. The entire frequency spectrum is displayed flawlessly, with the exceptionally good reproduction of the midrange and the realistic reproduction of human voices stand out. The sound is neutral with a ...

January 8th, 2021|Reviews, Source|

gordian reviewed by HiFi Pig

"...There’s not really a lot to say about the unit in all honesty other than this reduction in the overall “noise” on the line and the sense of you being able to hear more detail and more of what ...

January 8th, 2021|Power, Reviews|

gordian reviewed by LowBeats

"..A line filter like the LAB12 Gordian is very personable and trustworthy, because it shows what is going in and only filters as much as is necessary. It's great that it can cope with the power requirements of a full-blown ...

January 8th, 2021|Power, Reviews|

Dac1 SE reviewed by HomeTheaterReview

"..Simply put, the Lab 12 DAC1 SE crushes the price-versus-performance ratio in a totally absurd fashion. It delivers beautiful timbres/tonality, powerful macro-dynamics, an overall analog liquidity, holographic imaging, and tremendous soundstage depth and dimensionality at a price that is ...

January 8th, 2021|Reviews, Source|

melto2 wins ‘BEST BUY’ award by Mono & Stereo

"..This is a product that instantly restores the faith in our beloved industry and into the people/brands that are doing the things in the right way. Melto2 is a 21st-century tube phono preamplifier that is no shy of features; ...

January 8th, 2021|Reviews, Source|

dac1 reference reviewed by HIFISTATEMENT NETMAGAZINE

"..With the Dac 1 Reference, Lab 12 has created an ingeniously coordinated D / A converter for a more than fair price. With it, music can be experienced soulfully, colorfully and authentically. If you are looking for a high quality D ...

January 7th, 2021|Reviews, Source|

gordian reviewed by 6moons

"..One can manually run through the filter adjustments and select the best by ear. Or, 'auto mode' lets the Gordian configure itself. Its industrial analyzer constantly monitors eight different parameters at 256 samples per AC cycle. That sends 2048 ...

January 7th, 2021|Power, Reviews|

melto2 – New reference phono for LowBeats

"..After two days of listening, I was actually in a frenzy. High-end can be so seductive and convincing. I reach for the superlative: This is the best phono preamp that has made a guest appearance in the LowBeats listenning ...

January 7th, 2021|Reviews, Source|

integre4 reviewed by Soundstage! Hi-Fi

"..All in all, the Lab12 Integre4 was a thoroughly excellent-sounding integrated amplifier. Its powerful, punchy, dynamic sound was a treat for the ears, and its fine timing did justice to all genres of music. . . .Throw in its ...

January 7th, 2021|Amplifying, Reviews|

melto2 reviewed by AVMENTOR.net

"..It is clear to me that, in the case of melto2, we are dealing with a well-balanced design, one which ideally blends the advantages of high quality, tube-based, circuit, with good connectivity and great attention to the details. These, ...

January 7th, 2021|Reviews, Source|

melto2 wins Hifi Pig’s ”Outstanding Product” award

"...Sonically this is the easiest to get on with phonostage I’ve heard in our system. It is quiet to the point of silent in operation, allowing me to really get into a recording’s detail, but at the same time ...

January 7th, 2021|Reviews, Source|

gordian reviewed by Mono & Stereo

"..Products like Gordian needs to be cherished and recognized. This renders positive light on our industry and the needed progressive young minds..." - Matej Isak read the review

January 4th, 2021|Power, Reviews|

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