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Unison Research CD Due, Hi-Fi World, July 2016

Hi-Fi World, July 2016

Reviewed By: Martin Pipe
Score: 4/5 Globes
EXCELLENT - Extremely Capable<

Comments of Note:
“Use is easy…”
“It also scores well on the sound quality front if my varied selection of tracks, stored in lossless form to minimise quality loss, is anything to go by. Will.i.am and Britney Spears’ Scream and Shout’ lost none of their urgency and pace and the track’s bassline bounced along nicely. Meanwhile, the saxophone part of Herbie Hancock’s ‘Chameleon’ was given a vividness that allowed it to stand out from the mix – yet without compromising the other elements.”
“…I was able to get this going with ease thanks to the thoroughness of Unison’s instructions…”
“A simple recording of a solo violin performance – Palen’s ‘Light in the fracture’ captured straight to DSD by Blue Coast Records – was bestowed with grace and liveliness. I got a sense of the San Francisco Grace Cathedral recording venue’s acoustic ambience and detailing, such that I could easily pick out the intricacies of the bow sliding on the strings.”
“First into the disc tray was Prince’s ‘Controversy’. The 1981 album’s title track, a blistering slice of funk, was here experienced with a low-end that was tight”
“…there’s a beguiling sound about the Unison Research that marks it out as a truly classy performer.”
“The Unison CD Due is an extremely capable player with an eminently enjoyable sound thanks to its combination of valves and solid-state. Add in a quality DAC and digital filter options and you get a very impressive package for the money.”
“Beautifully-made, well featured and capable of seducing your ears with a smooth and transparent yet detailed presentation. A refined performer.”