Stereophile (USA) – 500+ Recommended Components – Abr 2009


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A Stereophile Magazine é uma publicação mensal americana voltada ao segmento hi-end.
A revista realiza testes mensais com vários equipamentos, e publica as avaliações completas em suas páginas. Semestralmente, a Stereophile apresenta uma lista com os equipamentos recomendados, e apresenta um resumo da avaliação.

Os equipamentos são classificados em várias classes, partindo da classe mais alta “A+” até as demais. Mas, todos os equipamentos são altamente recomendados, mesmo aqueles classificados em classes inferiores.

Esta lista é um instrumento para ajudar em suas escolhas, mas não deve substituir a avaliação pessoal, já que muitos outros fatores influenciam o gosto individual. Além disso, muitas publicações elaboram as avaliações segundo alguns interesses, inclusive comerciais de seus anunciantes.

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Abaixo reproduzimos os principais equipamentos testados em suas respectivas faixas de classificação.

Preços no mercado americano (em US$).

TURNTABLES

A+
Continuum Audio Labs Caliburn (with tonearm and stand) – $149.995

A
Brinkmann Balance – $23.700
Continuum Audio Labs Criterion – $57.995
Grand Prix Audio Monaco – $19.500
Kuzma Stabi XL – $20.850
Linn Sondek LP12 – $4.620
Merril-Scillia Research MS21 – $14.395
S.A.P. Tempo – $11.500
VPI HR-X (with tonearm) – $12.000
VPI Super Scoutmaster Reference Rim Drive – 8.200
TW-Acustic Raven AC – $14.500

B
Kuzma Stabi SD – $6.150
Music Hall MMF 9.1 – $2.195
Pro-Ject RM-10 – $2.999
Rega P5 – $1.395
Scheu Analog Das Laufwerk – $6.295
Simon Yorke Series 9 – $8.250
Thorens TD350 (with tonearm) – $5.725
VPI Aries Scoutmaster – $2.500
Well Tempered Record Player – $2.950

C
Marantz TT-15SI – $1.600
Michell TecnoDec – $1.795
Rega Planar 3-24 – $895
Roksan Radius5 – $2.195

D
Pro-Ject Debut III – $349~$379
Rega P1 – $395

TONEARMS

A
Brinkmann 10.5 – $6.300
Continuum Audio Labs Cobra – $16.995
Continuum Audio Labs Copperhead – $6.995
EMT 997 – $4.895
Graham Engineering Phantom B-44 – $4.300
Kuzma Air Line – $10.950
Linn Ekos SE – $4.950
Naim ARO – $2.900
VPI JMW-12.6 – $2.400

B
Rega RB301 – $495
SME M2 – $1.595
VPI JMW-9 – $900

PHONO CARTRIDGES

A
Air Tight PC-1 – $6.800
Allaerts MC2 Finish Gold – $7.500
Brinkmann EMT Titanium – 4.300
Clearaudio Stradivari – $3.500
Clearaudio Concerto – $2.400
Eisten/EMT TU-3 – $4.700
EMT OFD 65 – $1.800
Koetsu Urushi Vermillion – $4.700
Lyra Titan – $5.200
Lyra Skala – $3.200
Lyra Helikon – $2.300
Lyra Helikon SL – $2.500
Lyra Helikon Mono – $2.500
Miyabi/47 Laboratory – $4.400
Miyabi Mono – $2.800
Ortofon Windfield – $3.750
Ortofon SPU90th Anniversary – $1.890
Ortofon SPU Synergy A – $1.850
Soundsmith SMMC1 – $750

B
Clearaudio Maestro – $1.000
Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood – $875
EMT Jubilee Series JSD – $3.495
Koetsu Black – $1.800
Ortofon Rondo Bronze – $1.050
Zu Audio DL-103 – $439

C
Benz MC20E2-L – $250
Denon DL-103 – $229
Rega Elys 2 – $295

PHONO PREAMPS/MOVING-COIL STEP-UP DEVICES

A+
Boulder 2008 – $34.000

A
Artemis Labs PH-1 – $3.500
Audio Note AN-S8 – $9.550
Auditorium 23 Hommage T1 – $4.695
EAR MC4 – $1.995
Einsten Audio The Turntable´s Choice – $5.400
Graham Slee Elevator EXP – $1.115
Graham Slee Era Gold Reflex – $1.390
Linn Linto – $2.000
Manley Streelhead – $7.300
Nagra VPS – $5.995
Nain Superline – $2.950
NAT Audio Signature Phono – $7.500
TruLife Audio Reikon – $43.500

B
AQVOX 2CI – $1.999
Auditorium 23 Standard MC transformer – $975
Ayre P-5xe – $2.500
Bel Canto e.One Phono3- $1.495
Chord Symphonic – $4.795
EAR 834P – $1.595
Graham Slee Era Gold Mk.V – $999
Lehmannaudio Black Cube Decade – $2399
North Star Phonostage – $2.500
Ortofon Verto – $949
PS Audio GCPH – $995
S.A.P. Anniversary – $4.950
Simaudio Moon LP 5.3 – $1.500
Vacuum State JLTi PhonoPre – $1.650
VAS Audio MC One – $795
Whest Audio whestTWO – $1.495

C
K&K Audio MC Phono Step-up transformer – $290
Rek-O-Kut Re-Equalizer 78RPM-specific equalizer – $349
Sutherland Ph3D – $1.000

D
Pro-Ject Phono Box II USB – $199
Pro-Ject Phono Box II – $159
TerraTec iVinyl – $230

K
Aesthetix Io Signature
Audio Research PH7

SACD, DVD-A, CD PLAYER & TRANSPORTS

A+
Ayre C-5xe – $5.950
Cary Audio Design CD 306 SACD Professional Version – $8.000
Classé CDP-202 – $7.000
Krell Evolution 505 – $10.000
Muse Polyhymnia – $7.050
Sony SCD-XA9000ES – $2.999

A
Ayre CX-7e – $3.500
Bryston BCD-1 – $2.695
Cary Audio Design CD-303/300 – $4.000
Chord Choral Blu – $8.900
Denon DVD-5910CI – $3.800
Denon DVD-3800BDCI Blu-ray player – $1.999
Esoteric SA-60 – $5.000
Esoteric DV-60 – $6.000
Luxman DU-50 – $5.000
Marantz SA-11S2 Reference – $3.500
Marantz SA8001 – $900
Meridian 808i.2 – $15.995~$16.995
Nagra CDP – $14.295
Naim CD555 – $28.600
PrimaLuna Prologue Eight – $2.499
Primare CD31 – $2.495
Rega Saturn – $2.595
Simaudio Moon Andromeda – $13.500
Simaudio Moon Evolution SuperNova – $6.500
Sooloos Music Server System – $7.000 ~ $10.500

B
Atoll Electronique CD200 – $2.400
Cambridge Audio Azur 740C – $1.195
Cary Audio Design Concept CDP 1 – $2.000
Cayin CDT-23 – $1.695
Linn Majik – $3.500
McIntosh MS750 – $6.000
Music Hall cd25.2 – $699
Onkyo DX-7555 – $699
Oppo DV-983H – $399
Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray player – $599
Pioneer DV-58AV – $499
Rega Apollo – $1.195
Wadia Digital 170iTransport – $379

C
Oppo DV-980H – $169
Sony PlayStation 1 – around $25

D
Apple iPod Classic, 120GB- $249

DIGITAL PROCESSORS

A+
Chord Choral DAC64 – $5.000
Linn Klimax DS – $18.500

A
Bel Canto e.One DAC3 – $2.495
Benchmark Media Systems DAC1 USB – $1.295
Benchmark Media Systems DAC1 – $995
Benchmark DAC1 Pre USB – $1.595
Grace Design m902 – $1.695
Logitech Transporter $1.999

C
Bardaudio Bardone wireless System – $825
Cambridge Audio DACMagic – $499
Digital Audio Labs CardDeluxe – $399
Sonos ZP90 & ZP120 – $848/$999

D
Apple AirPort Express – $99
iPort FS-2 – $150
Logitech Squeezebox – $299

TWO-CHANNEL PREAMPLIFIERS

A
Audio Research Reference 3 – $9.995
Ayre Acoustics KX-R – $18.500
Ayre Acoustics K-1xe – $8.950
Balanced Audio Technology Rex – $20.000
Boulder 810 – $7.000
Cary Audio SLP 05 – $7.500
Conrad-Johnson ACT2 Series 2 – $16.500
Conrad-Johnson CT5 – $8.500
darTZeel NBH-18NS – $29.500
DNM 3D Six – $13.995
Krell Evolution 202 – $16.500
MBL 6010 D – $23.800
McIntosh C1000 system – $20.000 ~ $30.000
Nagra PL-L – $9.495
Parasound Halo JC2 – $4.000
Placette Audio Active Line Stage – $6.995
Shindo Masseto – $11.500
Simaudio Moon Evolution P-8 – $13.500
Simaudio Moon Evolution P-7 – $6.900
VTL TL-7.5 Series II Reference – $18.500
VTL TL-6.5 Signature – $11.500

B
Atoll Electronique PR300 – $2.300
Audio Valve Eklipse – $4.799
Ayre K-5xe – $3.500
Cary Audio Design SLP 03 – $3.000
Conrad-Johnson Classic – $1.750
DNM 3D Primus – $7.995
Parasound Halo P7 – $2.000
PrimaLuna ProLogue Three – $1.599
Promitheus Audio TVC – $680
Shindo Aurieges – $3.995

C
Audio Electronics AE-3 Mk.II – $1.500

TWO-CHANNEL POWER AMPLIFIERS

A (SOLID STATE)
Ayre Acoustics MX-R monoblock – $18.500
Ayre V-5xe – $4.950
Bel Canto Ref1000 MK.II monoblock – $5.990
Boulder 860 – $8.500
Bryston 28B-SST monoblock – $16.000 pair
Conrad-Johnson ET250S – $7.500
darTZeel NHB-108 Model One – $24.750
DNM PA3S – $7.195
Halcro dm88 monoblock – $44.900 pair
Halcro dm38 – $22.990
Krell Evolution 600 monoblock – $33.000 pair
Luxxman M800-A – $16.000
Marantz SM-11S1 – $4.000
mbl Reference 9007 monoblock – $33.400 pair
Musical Fidelity Supercharger 750K monoblocks – $10.000 pair
Parasound Halo JC 1 monoblock – $8.000 pair
Plinius SA-Reference – $16.475
Simaudio Moon Evolution W-8 – $13.500

A (TUBE)
Audio Research Reference 110 – $9.995
Audiopax Model 88 monoblock – $14.990
Cary Audio Design Classic CAD 120S – $5.500
Joule Electra VZN-80 – $12.000
McIntosh MC275 – $4.500
Music Reference RM-200 – $4.200
Shindo Cortese – $9.500
VTL S-400 Reference – $27.500
VTL MB-450 Series II Signature monoblock – $15.000

B
Atoll Electronique AM200 – $2.200
Bel Canto e.One S300 – $1.495
Bryston 4B-SST – $4.095
Chord SPM 650 – $4.995
Conrad-Johnson LP66S – $4.300
Halcro Logic MC20 – $4.990
Hyperion HT-88 monoblock – $2.800/pair
Luminance Audio KST-150 – $3.000
Moscode 401HR – $6.495
Musical Fidelity Supercharger 550K monoblock – $5.000/pair
Portal Audio Paladin monoblock – $3.500/pair
PrimaLuna ProLogue Seven monoblock – $3.149/pair
Quad II Classic monoblock – $3.100/pair
Quicksilver SET Mono monoblock – $2.800/pair
Shindo Montille – $3.995

C
Rogue Audio Atlas – $1.495

D
Sonic Impact 5062 Super T – $159

INTEGRATED AMPLIFIERS & RECEIVERS

A
ASR Emitter II Exclusive – $32.900
Audionet SAM V2 – $5.900
Ayre AX-7e $3.500
Boulder 865 – $12.000
Creek Destiny – $2.495
Exposure 2010S – $1.395
Krell FBI – $18.000
LFD NCSE – $5.995
LFD Integrated Zero Mk.III – $3.295
Luxman L505u – $3.500
NAD Master Series M3 – $2.999
Naim Supernait – $4.450
PS Audio GCC-100 – $2.795
Simaudio Moon i-7 – $7.500

B
Ars-Sonum Filarmonia – $4.400
Bel Canto e.One S300iu – $2.495
Bryston B100-DA SST – $5.095
Cary Audio Design CAI 1 – $2.000
Cayin A-300B – $3.495
Cayin H-80A – $3.295
Cayin A-50T – $1.395
Creek Classic 5350SE – $1.695
LSA Standard – $5.000
Mastersound 300B S.E. – $6.095
Melody I2A3 – $3.299
Pathos Acoustics Classic One MKIII- $3.000
Primare Systems DVDI10 – $2.495
Rega Mira 3 – $1.195
Simaudio Moon i-1 – $1.700
Sugden A21ai Series 2 – $2.995
Unison Research Preludio – $3.895
Vincent Tubeline SV-236MK – $1.995

C
Arcam Solo Music – $1.999
Cambridge Audio Azur 740A – $1.195
Linn Classik Music – $2.495
Music Hall a25.2 – $699
Omaha Audio OD-300B – $1.400
Onkyo A-9555 – $799
Outlaw Audio RR2150 – $699
Rega Brio 3 – $695
Shanling MC-3000 – $2.500
Shanling MC-30 – $999

D
Integra DSR-4.8 – $600
Music Hall Trio – $1.199
NuForce Icon – $249

LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEMS

A – Full Range
B&W 802D – $14.000
Cabasse La Sphere – $140.000
Canton Vento Reference 1 DC – $30.000
Dynaudio Confidence C4 – $19.000
KEF Reference 207/2 – $20.000
Revel Ultima Salon2 – $21.998
Revel Ultima Studio2 – $ 15.998
Snell Illusion – $50.000
Sonus Faber Amati Anniversario – $30.000
Sonus Faber Cremona Elipsa – $20.800
Verity Sarastro II – $39.995
YG Acoustics Anat Reference II Professional – $107.000

A – RESTRICTED EXTREME LF
Avalon Acoustics Indra – $19.995
Chario Academy Sovran – $16.370
DeVore Fidelity Silverback Reference – $16.800
Dynaudio Sapphire – $16.500
Dynaudio Confidence C1 – $7.000 ~ $8.400
Esoteric MG-20 – $7.800
Hansen Audio The Prince V2 – $39.000
Harbeth M40.1 – $12.995
Harbeth Super HL5 – $4.995
KEF Reference 201/2 – $6.000
Klipsch Eritage La Scala II – $5.998
Magico V3 – $27.000
Merlin Music Systems -VSM-MXe – $11.500
Pioneer S-1EX – $9.000
PSB Syncrony One – $5.000
Quad ESL-2805 – $9.500
Quad ESL-989 – $8.900
Sonus Faber Guarneri memento – $15.000
Thiel CS3.7 – $12.900
Usher Audio Be-718 – $2.795
Verity Audio Parsifl Ovation – $20.995
Wilson Audio Specialties Watt/Puppy 8 – $29.900
Wilson Audio Specialties Sophia 2 – $15.700

B – FULL RANGE
Audio Note AN-E/SPe – $7.600
BC Acoustique Act A3 – $7.000
Burmester B25 – $11.995
DALI Helicon 400 MK.2 – $7.000
Definitive Technology Mythos STS SuperTower – $2.998
DeVore Fidelity Gibbon Nine – $6.500
Focal Electra 1037 Be – $11.995
Jamo Reference R 907 – $9.998
Opera Quinta – $4.895
ProAc Response D28 – $6.000
PSB Image T – $2.000
Revel Concerta F12 – $1.498
Totem Acoustic Forest – $3.495
Triangle Antal Ex – $2.895
Vandersteen Quatro Wood – $10.700
Vandersteen Quatro – $7.450
Vandersteen 2CE Signature II – $2.195
Verity Audio Rienzi – $8.795
Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Concert Grand – $5.500 ~ $6.000

B – RESTRICTED LF
American Acoustic Development Silver Reference-1 – $1.750
Avalon NP 2.0 Evolution – $1.995
Dynaudio Special Twenty-Five – $5.200
Dynaudio Focus 140 – $2.000
Epos M16i – $1.990
Focal Electra 1007 Be – $4.495
Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 – $3.495
Harbeth HL-P3ES-2 – $1.995
Joseph Audio RM7XL SE – $2.499
Monitor Audio Silver RS6 – $1.100
Opera Mezza – $1.595
Sequerra Metronome 7.7 Mk.6 – $850
Snell LCR7 XL – $6.000
Sonics by Joachim Gerhard Allegra – $7.800
Sonics by Joachim Gerhard Anima – $2.600
Stirling LS3/5a V2 – $1.795~
Teresonic Integrum – $7.995
Thiel CS2.4 – $4.900
Totem Model 1 Signature – $2.295
Wilson Benesh Arc – $5.450

C – FULL RANGE
Aperion Intimus 6T – $1.390
DALI Ikon 6 – $2.000
JBL Studio L880 – $1.400
Silverline Audio Technology Prelude – $1.200

C – RESTRICTED LF
Amphion Helium2 – $1.350 ~ $1.450
ASW Genius 100 – $1.695
Aurum Cantus V2M – $1.890
AV123 Onix Reference 1 Mk.II – $1.200
BG Radia Corp. Z-1 – $599
DALI Ikon 2 – $1.350
Eminent Technology LFT-16 – $950
Epos ELS-3 – $399
Era Design 4 – $700
Focal Chorus 807V – $1.095
Infinity Primus P162 – $318
Monitor Audio GS-10 – $1.600
NHT Classic Three – $800
Paradigm Reference Studio/20 – $998
Pioneer PureMalt Speaker – $598
PSB Image B – $1.000
Reinassance Audio MLP-403.5 – $1.090
Silverline Audio Minuet – $600
Triangle Esprit Comete Ex – $1.295
Triangle Titus EX – $995

D
Audioengine 2 – $199
Paradigm Atom v.5 – $298
Polk RTiA1 – $350
PSB Alpha B1 – $279
Usher Audio Technology S-520 – $479

SUBWOOFERS

A
JL Audio Fathon f113 – $3.600
REL Studio III – $9.995
Velodyne Digital Drive DD-18 – $4.999

B
Bryston 10B-SUB crossover – $3.050
Paradigm Reference Servo-15 – $2.699
SV Sound PB-13-Ultra – $1.599
Thiel SmartSub SS1 – $2.900

HEADPHONES & HEADPHONES ACCESSORIES

A
AKG K 701 – $539
Audio Technica ATH-AD700 – $250
Benchmark Media Systems DAC1 / DAC1 USB – $975 / $1.275
Benchmark Media Systems DAC1 pre – $1.595
Grace Design m902 – $1.695
HeadRoom Ultra Desktop – $1.599
Musical Fidelity X-CAN – $550
Ray Samuels Audio Emmeline II The Raptor – $1.175
RudiStor RPX-33 EVO8 – $1.590
Sennheiser HD-650 – $600
Sennheiser HD-600 – $500
Shure SE530 – $450
Stax SRS-007II Omega II System – $4220
Ultimate Ears UE-10 Pro – $900
Ultimate Ears UE-11 Pro – $1.150
Ultrasone Edition 9 – $1.799

B
Cayin HA-1A – $875
Future Sonics Atrio Professional – $199
Grado SR325i – $295
Grado SR125 – $150
Phiaton Moderna MS 400 – $249
Ray Samuels Audio Emmeline The Predator – $475
Ray Samuels Audio Emmeline The Hornet – $370
Ultimate Ears UE-5 Pro – $600
Ultrasonic PROline 2500 – $429
Vincent Audio KHV-1 – $1.000

C
Goldring NS-1000 – $300
Goldring DR150 / DR100 – $149.95 / $99.95
Grado SR60 – $69
HeadRoom Total BitHead – $159

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