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Reviewer: Edgar Kramer
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Source digital: AMR CD-77.1
Preamplifiers: Supratek Sauvignon with NOS RCA and Bendix tubes; NuForce P9
Amplifiers: NuForce Reference 18 monoblocks; Cymer Audio Southern Star SE-35 monoblocks
Speakers: Wilson Audio Specialties Sasha W/P
Cables: Digital: Cerious Technologies; Harmonic Technology Magic; NuForce digital cables; interconnect: ETI Quiessence [in for review]; Bocchino Audio Morning Glory; Cable Research Laboratory (CRL) Gold with Bocchino XLR and RCA; Cerious Technologies; DanA Digital Reference Silver; Eichmann eXpress 6 Series 2; Harmonic Technology Magic and Truthlink Silver; MIT Giant Killer MPC; PSC Audio Monolith AG; PSC Audio Pristine R30 Ribbon; NuForce IC-700 Speaker: ETI Quiessence [in for review]; Cerious Technologies; MIT Giant Killer GK-1 loudspeaker cables; NuForce SC-700, Power: Cerious Technologies AC; Eichmann eXpress AC power cables; Harmonic Technology Fantasy; PSC Gold Power MKII; Shunyata Research Diamondback
Stands: SGR Signature Hi-Fi racks
Acoustic treatment: Fonic Designer panels and StudioCel bass traps
Sundry accessories: Burson Audio Buffer, Bright Star Audio IsoRock Reference 3 and BSA IsoNode feet; Bocchino Audio Mecado isolation diodes; Black Diamond Racing cones; Stillpoints ERS paper in strategic positions, Shakti On Lines; Densen CD Demagnetizer; Auric Illuminator CD Treatment
Room size: New room with details to come but at the early stages better acoustics resulting in superior sound
Review component retail: $5.000

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift – Steve Prefontaine. Chiseled angled elegance. Beautiful exacting build. Minimalist design. Those are the attributes which first strike you when gazing upon the full-sized components from NuForce. The matching preamplifier to their flagship Reference 18 monoblocks reviewed here is a perfect visual counterpart. But external simplicity is deceptive when it comes to NuForce products. The company prides itself on advanced and sophisticated technologies in attractive packages that offer superb value for money.