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Darko.Audio podcast #13 – Best of 2018

  • In which Jeff Dogay of TONEAudio and I select five of our favourite products of the past twelve months and the industry trends to which they speak. The lists can be read below but for the deeper dive you’ll need to listen here:

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    My 2018 picks…

    Naim Uniti Atom £1,999 [Review here]

    Chord Qutest DAC £1,195 [Review here]

    Devialet Expert Pro 140 €4,999 [Review soon]

    Campfire Audio Atlas IEM US$1,299 [Preview here and here]

    MrSpeakers Aeon Flow Open US$799 [Review here]
    Campfire Cascade US$799
    Audeze LCD 2 Classic US$799

    (I’ll be nominating my Product of the Year 2018 in a separate post)

    Jeff’s 2018 picks…

    Hana SL US$749

    Boulder 508 US$5,000

    PS Audio DirectStream PowerPlant 15 US$7,499

    Roon Nucleus €1,500 – €2,500

    dCS Vivaldi One US$88,000

    John H. Darko

    Written by John H. Darko

    John is the editor of Darko.Audio, from whose ad revenues he derives an income. He is an occasional contributor to 6moons but has previously written pieces for TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile.

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    Audiophile album of the year 2018: Morphology’s Traveller

    Product/s of the Year 2018: Kii Three & Sony WH-1000XM3