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Awards:

Goldenes Ohr 2022 award by Stereoplay

Stereoplay awards the Acoustic Signa­ture Double X NEO in the category turn­table with the Goldenes Ohr 2022 (“Golden Ear”).

The Double X NEO was tested in Stereoplay’s issue 08/2021.

Stereoplay Goldenes Ohr 2022 for Double X NEO

“…the sonic result is beyond any doubt…”

Stereoplay
08/2021
by Alexander Rose-Fehling

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The Typhoon NEO is awarded with the Goldenes Ohr 2022 award.

Goldenes Ohr 2022 award by Audio

The Acoustic Signa­ture Typhoon NEO was awarded with the “Golde­nes Ohr 2022” (“Golden Ear”) by the german maga­zine Audio in the category turn­table. MCX3 recei­ved the award in the cate­gory cart­ridges.

The MCX3 is awarded with the Goldenes Ohr 2022 award.

Fidelity Highlight 03/2022 award

Maximus NEO is awarded as the High­light in Fidelity’s May/June issue.

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Fidelity Maximus NEO Highlight 4/2022

“The turntable sets a new level in craftmanship and build quality in it’s price range. It delivers the perfect condition for outstanding music enjoyment, playing with a very neutral sound.”

Fidelity
03/2022
by Knuth Zensen

Stereoplay Highlight
04/2022 award

The Acoustic Signa­ture Maximus NEO turn­table was selec­ted as the High­light in the 04/2022 issue of the stereo­play magazine.

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Stereoplay Highlight 04/2022

“…impres­ses with absolute calm­ness and perfect work­man­ship…”

Stereoplay
04/2022
by Alexander Rose-Fehling

Recommended component
Award 2022

Honoring the Acoustic Signature Montana NEO turntable.

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Stereophile recommended component 2022

“Wherever you wish to go sonically, the Montana NEO … can reliably take you there.”

stereophile
2022
by Michael Fremer

Klangtipp
Award 2021

Honoring the Acoustic Signature MCX3 cartridge.

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MCX 3 Audio Klangtipp 6/21

“…very balanced and natural with a beau­tifully deep stage…”

Audio
2021
by Andreas Eichels­­doerfer

Golden Ear
Award 2019

Honoring the Acoustic Signature Invictus Junior.

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The Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award 2019

“…the best pivoted-arm record player I’ve heard… A genuine masterpiece.”

Absolute Sound
2019
by Jonathan Valin

The Acoustic Signature Invictus stands at the top!

Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound, 08/2016

Company reports

Factory report video

Michael Fremer visited us at the Acoustic Signa­ture manufatory in Suessen! Watch the YouTube video on his factory tour by Analog Planet…

Watch on YouTube…

Company report on Acoustic Signature in i-fidelity.net

Company report by i-fidelity

i-fidelity
06/2022
Olaf Sturm

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Company report in Audio 05/2021

Company report by Audio

Audio
05/2021
Andreas Eichels­doerfer

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Factory-Visit-Bericht HiFi Pig

Factory visit report by the HiFi Pig team

HiFi Pig
01/2019

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Firmen­repot in image hifi

Company ­report by image hifi

image hifi
02/2017
Andreas Wende­roth

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New product reviews & tests

Montana NEO & TA‑7000 NEO

Montana NEO & TA-7000 NEO in image hifi 02/2022

“Authority over the entire band­width, trans­parency, verve – every­thing is there to let the die-hard analogue lover enter vinyl heaven. The longer I listen to the Monatana NEO and the TA-7000 NEO, the more I can join our Ameri­can and Asian collea­gues who have declared products from Acoustic Signa­ture’s NEO series to be refe­rences. It’s time we got the message in this country too: This is simply world class! Full stop.”

image hifi
02/2022
by Amré Imbrahim

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Hurricane NEO & TA‑2000 NEO

Review on the Acoustic Signature Hurricane NEO in Stereo 2/2022

“A turn­table like a rock. The Hurri­cane Neo, which is as solidly as it is precisely manu­fac­tured, impres­ses all around with finesse in mecha­nics and work­man­ship. With a suitable high-end cart­ridge on an equally refined tone­arm, it easily plays in the refe­rence class thanks to its unshakable perfor­mance, refined down to the smal­lest detail. Not cheap, but aims to provide plea­sure for an eternity.”

Stereo
02/2022
by Matthias Boede

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Montana NEO & TA‑7000 NEO

Review on the Acoustic Signature Montana NEO & TA-7000 NEO in Stereophile 01/2022

“I hear the table’s well-hidden, ingeniously designed, skillfully executed guts in every play. Wherever you wish to go sonically, the Montana NEO/TA-7000 NEO combo can reliably take you there.”

Stereophile recommended component 2022

Stereophile
01/2022
by Michael Fremer

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Tango Reference

Review on the Acoustic Signature Tango Reference in Audiotechnique 11/2021

“Tango Refe­rence isn’t cheap, but the price isn’t prohi­bitive, and the sound perfor­mance is well balanced and well worth the price. Whether it is the voice, the indi­vidual instru­ment or the whole orchestra, it is not only played properly, the speed and air is excel­lent, but also very balanced, not focus­sed on a specific band.”

Audio­technique
11/2021
by Thomas Leung

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Montana NEO

Review on the Acoustic Signature Montana NEO in 10 Audio 12/2021

“The Acoustic Signa­ture Montana Neo turn­table most defi­nitely falls into the category ‘Worth Your Time’. This out­stan­ding performer offers the special techno­logies in Acoustic Signa­ture’s most advanced products in a beau­tifully finished, compact package. Liste­ning to the wonder­ful trans­parency of the Montana Neo leaves this listener wanting for nothing. This is a great turn­table offe­ring the sound quality and relia­bility that satis­fies a life-long dream.”

10 Audio
12/2021

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Tornado NEO, TA‑500 NEO & MCX2

Test report of the Tonado NEO, TA-500 NEO and MCX2 in Fidelity 11/2021

“Gunther Frohn­hoefer’s Tornado NEO is defin­itively a musical all-rounder. Every moment you spend in its company, you can’t help but notice the exten­sive tech­nical expe­rience of its deve­loper who extrac­ted the maxi­mum analog enjoy­ment out of a turn­table, but with­out mixing in any arti­fi­cial gimmickry.”

Fidelity
11/2021
by Roland Schmen­ner

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Typhoon NEO & TA‑5000 NEO

Typhoon NEO & TA-5000 NEO test report in pta 09/2021

“I heard a whole lot more of what I love about playing records when I played them on the Acoustic Signature Typhoon NEO/TA-5000 setup. Enough said.”

pta
09/2021
by Dave McNair

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Double X NEO, TA‑500 NEO & MCX1

Review Double X NEO in Stereoplay 08/2021

“The Acoustic Signa­tures Double X is a joy for the eyes: perfect engi­nee­ring meets first-class finish and (optio­nally) macassar wood. However, with its uncompro­mising design the Double X is also a feast for the ears: the elegant, noble tone­arm guides any pickup safely, the platter rotates in a stoic, con­trol­led manner – the sonic result is beyond any doubt. The combo plays in an easy, trans­parent way, remains always clean and bullet-proof even with dynamic peaks. This is money well spent.”

Stereoplay
08/2021
by Alexander Rose-Fehling

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Maximus NEO, TA‑500 NEO & MCX2

Maximus NEO test report in Stereo 07/2021

“The southern German analog specia­list presents a turn­table that has a thought-out design down to the smal­lest aspects and is manu­fac­tured exqui­sitely. The dyna­mically grip­ping and at the same time finely differen­tiated sound with compact, accu­rately ordered spatial imaging corres­ponds to the flawless finish in its finesse.”

Stereo
07/2021
by Matthias Boede

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Typhoon NEO, TA‑2000 NEO & MCX3

Test review Typhoon NEO, TA-2000 NEO and MCX 3 in Audio 06/2021

“From the Typhoon Neo came the pure music. What sounds so trivial, is actu­ally the very great art which only a few can master. The Typhoon Neo is a master of sound.”

Klangtipp MCX3 in Audio 06/2021

Audio
06/2021
by Andreas Eichels­doerfer

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Audiogram of the Typhoon NEO in Audio 06/2021
Audiogram of the MCX3 cartridge in Audio 06/2021

Invictus & TA‑9000

Invictus test report in The Absolute Sound 08/2016

“The Invictus with it’s TA-9000 Tonarm stands at the top.”

The Absolute Sound
08/2016
by Jonathan Valin

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Invictus Junior & TA-9000

Invictus Junior test report in The Absolute Sound 08/2019

“I can honestly say that, as of this wri­ting, I haven’t heard another that is higher in reso­lu­tion or more neu­tral in the deli­very of tim­bral, tem­po­ral, spa­tial, and dyna­mic details than the Invictus Junior.”

The Absolute Sound
08/2019
by Jonathan Valin

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Montana, TA-7000 & MCX4

Montana Test in Audiotechnique 03/2020

“Through thorough use of advan­ced com­puter techno­logy in the rigo­rous produc­tion proce­dures, Montana looks Hi-Tech and fashion­able, combi­ning with flaw­less meticu­lous mecha­nical struc­ture, its high standard is compa­rable to the flag­ship model!”

Audio­technique
03/2020
by George Chung

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Video Montana by Audio­technique

YouTube video published by Audiotechnique on the Acoustic Signature Montana.

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Customer reviews

The sound is just out of this world. I hear things on my records that I havn’t heard before, and the details along with the quiet back­ground make it so much fun to play vinyl now. The size of the sound­stage is gigan­tic and so is the 3D image. The deep bass is deeper and more tight than ever. The mid­range is full but ever so calm and airy. The top end is like some­one is pou­ring floa­ting honey in the room. So smooth, briliant, exact, calm and very airy and rela­xing. In other words: SUPER SUPER!
J. K. (Sweden) on his Ascona NEO

I never thought that “only” chan­ging the turn­table can inspire my Piega-speakers in such a way. I am happy every time the Hurri­cane starts and I’m absolu­tely con­vin­ced that I have made the right purchase.
T. S. (Germany) on his Hurricane NEO

What an amazing machine the Montana is … I’m more than satisfied!
N. S. (Sweden) on his Montana NEO

Finished the turn­table and arm setup – been liste­ning and it’s abso­lutely fabu­lous, beyond expec­ta­tions. The bass is fuller and clearer, the mid­range is more open, cleaner and clearer soun­ding and the high frequen­cies, like the high notes on the violin, are cleaner soun­ding and you can hear the tex­ture of the bow along the strings like I’ve never heard it before. The over­all sound is smoo­ther flowing, the edges of the notes are rounder – very pleasant! Not analy­tical or dry soun­ding in any way, quite remarkable. Three things are new to me here – the turn­table, the arm itself and it’s a 12″ arm – so I don’t know how each contri­bute to the improve­ments I am hea­ring but overall a remarkable upgrade over the VPI.
Bob (USA)

I must also say that I am impres­sed with the very high quality German engi­nee­ring and manu­factu­ring displayed by your fine company. As a very satis­fied Canadian customer, I would and will recommend your TTs to anyone interested in high quality analogue play­back. The Ascona is a wonder­ful sounding TT and I am enjoying the sound with the 12″ AS-5000 tonearm … Keep up the great work and advan­cing the art of ana­logue play­back.
J. T. (Canada) on his Ascona MK3 & TA-5000

Thanks again for the great service on modi­fying my turn­table. Every­thing worked perfect and the result is really great. It is a huge benefit accor­ding to the depth and on moments of silence without a signal. It does now fit all of my acous­tic needs. So thanks again for every­thing!!
H. G. (Germany) on the service / modification of his Samba

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Turntables

NEO series

Double X NEO

Stereoplay
08/2021
by Alexander Rose-Fehling

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Hurricane NEO

Stereo
02/2022
by Matthias Boede

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Maximus NEO

Fidelity
03/2022
by Knuth Zensen

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Stereoplay
04/2022
by Alexander Rose-Fehling

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Stereo
07/2021
by Matthias Boede

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Montana NEO

image hifi
02/2022
by Amré Imbrahim

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Stereo­phile
01/2022
by Michael Fremer

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10 Audio
12/2021

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Tornado NEO

Fidelity
11/2021
by Roland Schmen­ner

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Typhoon NEO

pta
09/2021
by Dave McNair

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Audio
06/2021
by Andreas Eichels­doerfer

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Discontinued models (archive)

Double X 2019

Audiotechnique
08/2019
by Martin Leung

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High Fidelity Poland
01/2019
by Wojciech Pacuta

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Challenger 2018

New Audiophile
10/2019

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Invictus

The Absolute Sound
08/2016
by Jonathan Valin

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Invictus Junior

The Absolute Sound
08/2019
by Jonathan Valin

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Audiotechnique
01/2019
by Lee388

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Maximus SE

Image Hifi
02/2020
by Heinz Gelking

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My-HiEnd
02/2020

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Merlin

Montana

Audio­technique
03/2020
by George Chung

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HiFi & Records
01/2020
by Marius Donadello

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Primus

Hifi & Musik Journal
03/2018
by Bernhard Rietschel

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Storm 2018

Image Hifi
01/2018
by Eric van Spelde

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Thunder Mk3

Image Hifi
03/2013
by Eric van Spelde

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Wow XL

Stereoplay
10/2014
by Roland Kraft

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Stereo
07/2014
by Matthias Boede

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Image Hifi
04/2014
by Eric van Spelde

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Wow XXL

LP
05/2015
by Holger Barske

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Tonearms

NEO series

TA-500 NEO

Fidelity
11/2021
by Roland Schmen­ner

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Stereoplay
08/2021
by Alexander Rose-Fehling

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Stereo
07/2021
by Matthias Boede

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TA-1000 NEO

Fidelity
03/2022
by Knuth Zensen

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TA-2000 NEO

Stereo
02/2022
by Matthias Boede

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Audio
06/2021
by Andreas Eichels­doerfer

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TA-5000 NEO

pta
09/2021
by Dave McNair

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TA-7000 NEO

image hifi
02/2022
by Amré Imbrahim

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Stereo­phile
01/2022
by Michael Fremer

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Discontinued models (archive)

TA-500

Hifi & Musik Journal
03/2018
by Bernhard Rietschel

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TA-700

My HiEnd
02/2020

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TA-1000

High Fidelity Poland
01/2019
by Wojciech Pacuta

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LP
05/2015
by Holger Barske

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Image Hifi
03/2015
by Eric van Spelde

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TA-2000

Image Hifi
02/2020
by Heinz Gelking

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New Audiophile
10/2019

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Audiotechnique
08/2019
by Martin Leung

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Image Hifi
01/2018
by Eric van Spelde

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TA-5000

HiFi & Records
01/2020
by Marius Donadello

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TA-7000

Audio­technique
03/2020
by George Chung

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HiFi & Records
01/2020
by Marius Donadello

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TA-9000

The Absolute Sound
08/2019
by Jonathan Valin

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Audiotechnique
01/2019
by Lee388

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The Absolute Sound
08/2016
by Jonathan Valin

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Cartridges

MCX series

MCX1

Stereoplay
08/2021
by Alexander Rose-Fehling

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MCX2

Fidelity
11/2021
by Roland Schmen­ner

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Stereo
07/2021
by Matthias Boede

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Image Hifi
02/2020
von Heinz Gelking

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My HiEnd
02/2020

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HiFi & Records
01/2020
by Marius Donadello

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MCX3

Audio
06/2021
by Andreas Eichels­doerfer

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Image Hifi
02/2020
by Heinz Gelking

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New Audiophile
10/2019

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MCX4

Audio­technique
03/2020
by George Chung

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HiFi & Records
01/2020
by Marius Donadello

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Discontinued models (archive)

MC2

Phono preamplifier

Tango Reference

Audio­technique
11/2021
by Thomas Leung

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My HiEnd
02/2020

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Tango Mk3

Audiotechnique
08/2020

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Company reports

i-fidelity.net
06/2022
by Olaf Sturm

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Stereoplay
08/2021

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Audio
05/2021
by Andreas Eichels­doerfer

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Audiotechnique
01/2019
by Lee388

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HiFi Pig
01/2019

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image hifi
02/2017
by Andreas Wende­roth

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