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Reviewer: Edgar Kramer
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Source: Metronome T-1i CD player with DAISy HE remote
Preamplifier: Supratek Sauvignon with NOS RCA and Bendix tubes; NuForce P9, Wyetech Labs Jade
Amplifier: NuForce Reference 18 monoblocks; Cymer Audio Southern Star SE-35 monoblocks; Ancient Audio Single Six monoblocks
Speakers: Wilson Audio Specialties Sasha W/P
Cables digital - Cerious Technologies; Harmonic Technology Magic; NuForce digital cables; analog interconnects 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, Cerious Technologies; MIT Giant Killer GK-1; loudspeaker cables - NuForce SC-700, Siltech Classic Anniversary 550L [in for review]; power - Cerious Technologies AC; Eichmann eXpress AC power cables; Harmonic Technology Fantasy; PSC Gold Power MKII; Shunyata Research Diamondback
Stands: Finite Elemente Pagode Signature equipment 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: 17' w x 35' d x 12' h in short wall setup, opens to adjoining kitchen
Review component retail: US $5.000

Back in the halcyon days of late 2008 and on to early 2009 I took delivery and auditioned the then new VL10 preamplifier from upstart JE Audio. The review’s intro described the hardships the industry was suffering back then (and endures still) and how bold it was for a new company to launch into the turbulent waters of high-end audio with ambitious products.

Having said that (then and now), the corporate base is surprisingly resilient. The market manages to support all manner of companies at all levels of product and enterprise. JE Audio, an audio specialist with headquarters in Hong Kong, has managed to maintain its impetus and over the ensuing years since released a number of new products and an update to the VL10 preamplifier as now the VL10.1.