DEAR READERS: Understand that I’ve not heard everything that’s out there. I won’t comment on equipment that I’ve yet to hear or respond with comparisons between units that I’ve not heard side by side.

Know that weeks of listening, note-taking and writing goes into each review that I publish – plus photos – and I’m therefore unlikely to offer further comment on the unit in question beyond that contained in the product review.

If it’s not mentioned in the review, I didn’t do it. And if I did it, it’s in the review.

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