EMM Labs and Meitner Audio would like to wish everyone Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year!
Hi to everybody,
I hope everyone is having a great end of year. EMM Labs and Meitner Audio would like to wish everyone Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year!
Just a roundup of the end of the year reviews and awards:
1. EMM Labs PRE2 won The Absolute Sound’s 2013 Golden Ear Award:
“…Ed Meitner’s new design, which has a degree of silence and transparency that is amazing in any preamp, much less one this compact. The Pre2-SE reveals the entire recording without coloration or emphasis, and makes any cliches about tube vs. solid-state pointless. Not a trace of edge or softening, superb dynamics, a true reference quality product.”, Anthony H. Cordesman, Issue #235 September 2013.
Anthony uses the PRE2 as his reference pre-amp together with his XDS1 V2.
2. Bascom King gave the Meitner MA-1 a great review in The Audiophile Voice:
“In conclusion, I am most impressed with the MA-1. While it is not as expensive as some of the priciest DACs out there, the Meitner MA-1 can easily give some of the most-expensive and highly-touted models a goodrun for the money. I heartily recommend giving this one a very close audition.”, Bascom King
After this review Bascom King purchased the EMM Labs, DAC2X!
3. Jules Coleman has posted a fantastic review of the Meitner MA-2 on Enjoy the Music
“It (Meitner MA-2) doesn’t do this by calling attention to its transparency or resolution, to its speed or its neutrality. It does this by presenting all of the significant musical values – tone, timbre, dynamic consistency, coherence in a fully resolved, integrated whole. It represents a masterful achievement in digital sources, bringing the very best of what EMM Labs (Meitner Audio) has to offer to the music loving audiophile at a price point many are willing to pay.”, Jules Coleman
4. Publisher and editor of the Soundstage! Doug Schneider compared the Meitner MA-1 to the EMM Labs DAC2X
“But after about a week of listening to the DAC2X, any thoughts of wanting or needing a new turntable vanished because it provided the kind of full, rich, and easy-on-the-ears sound I wanted from analog, plus there was resolution that no analog-based system I’ve heard has matched. As a result, I now have no inclination whatsoever to pull out records again, let alone get a new turntable. Now that shocked me.” , Doug Schneider
Doug also uses a PRE2 as reference during this product comparison.