Category Archives: Alpha Design Labs (ADL)

High End highlights: some hot happenings to check out at the Munich Show this weekend

It’s that time of year again folks… when hi-fi’s greatest hitters from around the globe flock to the world’s largest audio exhibition. Yes music lovers, High End Munich 2018 is almost upon us. So, just before I get packing, here are some of the highlights I’ll be heading for.

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The new ‘Stratos’ from Furutech/ADL: Is it a DAC? A headphone amp? A phonostage? Yes – and more

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Portable audio experts ADL (Alpha Design Labs, sister brand of Japanese Furutech) previously created a small revolution with the GT40, an extraordinarily handy little gadget that quickly became known as ‘the Swiss Army knife of audio components’ and picked up a raft of awards. Now, the new ADL Stratos is set to raise the bar even higher with more features and further enhanced performance.

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Hi-Fi News Yearbook: ADL, DS Audio & Gamut among ‘ultimate’ hi-fi of 2015

It’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas, but a feast of dreams nonetheless! Every December, Hi-Fi News & Record Review publishes its much-anticipated Yearbook, highlighting the year’s most desired, delectable and memorable audio goodies from around the globe.

This year’s bumper 172-page issue includes among its treats DS Audio’s DS-W1 optical phono cartridge, ADL’s H128 headphone and Gamut’s D3i/M250i pre and mono power amps. Continue reading Hi-Fi News Yearbook: ADL, DS Audio & Gamut among ‘ultimate’ hi-fi of 2015

ADL follow award-winning X1 portable USB DAC/headphone amp with new A1 for Android devices

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Tokyo-based ADL by Furutech bagged an armful of awards for the excellent X1 portable USB DAC/headphone amplifier, including ‘HiFi News Outstanding Product’. Now a new sister product, the A1, brings all of the benefits of the X1 to the Android user, and with DSD capability.
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ADL launches X1 portable USB DAC/headphone amplifier

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Headphone listening is an intimate and highly personal musical experience. To enjoy the best results, most enthusiasts favour a dedicated headphone amplifier married with a good pair of headphones – the amplifier being as important as the headphones in determining the quality of sound. Continue reading ADL launches X1 portable USB DAC/headphone amplifier