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Awards and Reviews


• DAR’s favourite bits of 2014 by John H. Darko

"No DAC impressed me more in 2014 - or any other year for that matter - than the Aqua La Scala MKII."
"the best-sounding D/A converter we’ve heard to date. The La Scala’s almost sentient way with drama and textural reveal puts it at the very top of the Darko DAC Index"

John H. Darko, DIGITAL AUDIO REVIEW

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• La Scala MKII - The publisher's year's favourites 2014 by Srajan Ebaen

"La Scala gives the feisty one-finger salute to DSD might tell you how I feel about that fashion madness. That it manages an ideal balance between speed and substance tells you why it had my vote. A most analogue digital deck, albeit sans volume control!"

Srajan Ebaen, 6MOONS

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• La Scala MK II Blue Moon Award

"With the La Scala II, I got both plus. In that sense it was an audio equivalent of the Buddhist Middle Path high up the mythical mountain."
"Put my name down too on this growing list of outspoken admirers for the Aqua Hifi La Scala II."

Srajan Ebaen, 6MOONS

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• HIFI STATEMENT NETMAGAZINE Test. La Scala MK II and La Diva

"Excellent musical presentation of the two devices. The converter : I hate to give back." (TRANSLATED)

Jürgen Saile, HIFISTATEMENT

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• La Diva cd transport & La Scala MKII review by MY-HIEND

"Naturally relaxed, full of musicality" (TRANSLATED)

Leo Yeh, MY-HIEND

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• The Ear HIFI MUSIC GEAR : 5-star for La Scala MKII D/A Converter

"the best ever for my system. The right size with lower registers under the fingers of the left hand filling the room impressively, the higher notes pinpointed where they ought to be. The sound is majestic to say the least"

René Van Es, THE EAR

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• La Scala MKII, There’s no doubt

"There’s no doubt that this is the finest sounding DAC to date to grace my life/system/website with its presence."

John Darko, DIGITAL AUDIO REVIEW

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La Scala MKII review by John Darko >

• La Voce S2 by Srajan Ebaen

"It really is a wonderful overall package that has me wonder."

Srajan Ebaen, 6MOONS

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• The DAR-KO award for La Voce S2

"One word to nail this Aqua’s essence? Rectitude"

John H. Darko
DIGITAL AUDIO REVIEW

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• La Voce S2 dac AWARDED again - Stereo Times Most Wanted Component 2015

“La Voce's big brother, Aqua HIfi's La Scala, is justifiably well regarded as a master of musicality at a non uber-DAC price point.
Little brother La Voce… R2R NOS DAC is the genuine article; incredibly natural sounding with all genres, easily winning a place in my system up against various and sundry more 'modern' Sabre and delta/sigma based brethren.
Some things were done a certain way for a long time for good reason”

David Abramson
STEREO TIMES

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