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Brinkmann Audio Nyquist Mk II Streaming DAC review

Mono and Stereo 01 August 2020

The long running battle of analog versus digital is not showing any signs of stopping any time soon. Proponents of either side have been going at [...] Read More

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HiFi News Brinkmann Spyder

Hi Fi News 01 December 2018

This high-end turntable package needed to be special given the surfeit of fancy disc-spinners on the market, and so it proved. Its modular construction [...] Read More

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Brinkmann Audio Nyquist

Hi Fi Plus 01 December 2017

Old meets the newest of the new in the Brinkmann Audio Nyquist. Although it did make a DAC 30 years ago, Brinkmann is best known for its analogue [...] Read More

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Brinkmann Audio Nyquist DAC - TAS

The Absolute Sound 01 December 2017

Mention the name Helmut Brinkmann to an audiophile and the first thing that comes to mind is probably the German designer’s superb turntables. But [...] Read More

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Brinkmann Audio Nyquist DAC

Hi Fi Plus 01 November 2017

Many reviews are harder to write than this one. The Brinkmann Nyquist DAC is the most inviting-sounding DAC I have heard, or at least the most inviting-sounding [...] Read More

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Don't Fear the Sypder

The Audio Beat 01 December 2014

Late November brought the resumption of the Spin Parties hosted by Analog Audio of Minnesota and co-sponsored by The Audio Beat. There was a special [...] Read More

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Brinkmann Spyder

Hi Fi News 01 December 2014

Sporting a unique modular design that accommodates multiple tonearms, a tube-based PSU for the motor and novel heated bearing, this super deck is [...] Read More

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Brinkmann Balance 2

Hi Fi News 01 October 2014

Germany’s Brinkmann Audio introduces its new ? agship turntable, the Balance 2, featuring a wealth of innovative technology to extract the very best [...] Read More

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Brinkmann Balance 2-Arm

The Absolute Sound 01 October 2013

Brinkmann turntables embody the remarkable standard of German engineering better than many of their competitors, the pictures give you some idea [...] Read More

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The Oasis from Brinkmann

Image-HiFi 01 August 2013

The most prominent feature of the Oasis turntable is most probably its direct drive mechanism. Brinkmann use a precision bearing that is capable [...] Read More

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Brinkmann Bardo

Hi Fi Plus 01 January 2013

There’s an interesting piece on the Brinkmann website which tells us a lot about the way Helmut Brinkmann’s mind works. In essence it explains how [...] Read More

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Turntable Brinkmann Balance

Symmetry 01 February 2012

Helmut Brinkmann didn’t have a choice: with the introduction of the better LaGrange turntable his old battleship Balance should have been history. [...] Read More

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Question Of Balance

The Absolute Sound 01 February 2012

In the fast-paced, technologically driven world of hifi, it is the rare product indeed that defies obsolescence. It is even more uncommon and more [...] Read More

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Bardo the Sterophile Review

Symmetry 01 June 2011

Choose your favourite: belt vs direct drive, idler wheel vs belt, spring-windup vs wind power, whatever. As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing [...] Read More

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Brinkmann’s new Bardo turntable

Hi Fi World 01 July 2010

Blame the Technics SL1200. Back in the early nine-teen seventies, when this deck was first released, it might has well have been from an alien civilisation, [...] Read More

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The Brinkmann 12.1 Tonearm

The Absolute Sound 01 January 2008

As reported in Issues 50 and 51, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the claims for inherent superiority made for 12” tonearms over their [...] Read More


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