Power amplifier JMF Audio HQS 6002 image hifi, 1/2023 Nr. 169, Germany

Power amplifier JMF Audio HQS 6002

image hifi, 1/2023 Nr. 169, Germany
Author: Andreas Wenderoth
Photography: Rolf Winter
Translation to English: Johannes Kuppe

Absolutely wrongly has JMF Audio not been further known to a broader public so far. The German sales manager Michael Hannig calls it “an undiscovered pearl”. The French company started with power amplifiers that quickly found favor in many recording studios. The worldwide test premiere of our author shows that the current HQS 6002 stereo power amplifier meets even the highest audiophile demands.


You can read the original article and its translation into English here.

Riviera Audio Labs and AudioNec | High End 2022 – Marc Phillips, PTA

Riviera Audio Labs and AudioNec | High End 2022

Marc Phillips, Part Time Audiophile, May 29th, 2022

Marc Phillips writes a review about the system that he highlighted as the best sound of the show (of 5), the system composed by the loudspeakers AudioNec EVO 3  (pasive version), and Riviera electronic:


Honestly, I had no idea what to expect from the Riviera Audio Labs and AudioNec system. It took me about a minute to realize that this was a superb system, with extraordinary top-to-bottom coherence, plenty of dynamics, and bass that felt both pure and visceral. I spent a decade submerged in Italian high-end audio–AudioNec, by the way, is French–and I’ve never felt this much power and authority before. Emotional? Warm? Gorgeous midrange? Absolutely. But this was an Italian/French system that absolutely kicked my butt–in a very enjoyable way, of course.

The Riviera Labs room sneaks into my Top Five at Munich–even with the amazing roller disco karaoke machine thingy stealing the thunder from the other pieces of the system. The sound is what I’ll remember.

March Phillips, Part Time Audiophile, May 29th, 2022


You can read the full article here.

Best Sound in Munich | High End 2022 – Marc Phillips, PTA June 2022

Marc Phillips makes a summary of his visit to the High End Munich 2022 fair, with the list of the top five teams with the best sound at the fair:

Let’s talk about my Top Five runners-up first. First up was Riviera Labs and AudioNec, who exhibited a crazy funky Xanadu-style music server that lit up all pretty and still managed to engage me with a pure, exciting sound. That’s the real reason to head to Munich–you get to hear awesome brands that you’ve never seen before. Now that the Riviera Audio Labs amplifiers are available in the United States, I’m making a concerted effort to get something in for review.

Marc Phillips, Part Time Audiophile, June 2nd, 2022

You can read the full review here.

In the same online magazine, Marc Phillips does a full review of the AudioNec EVO 3 passive speakers that could be heard at the show, along with Riviera Labs electronics. The summary of that translated review can be read here.

Munich HIGH END 2022 – José Manuel Delgado, HiFi Live – May 2022

We are very proud that JOSÉ MANUEL DELGADO, from HiFi Live, in his summary of his visit to the Munich High End 2022 fair, includes one of our brands, AudioNec, among one of the three systems that he considered “the best of the show”:


It is time to get my feet wet and indicate, for the writer of this article, which were the three systems that would take the cat to the water as the best in the show:

  • Room of the Danish cable manufacturer ZenSati with Lorenzo Audio Labs LM-1 speakers, electronics from the Greek Ypsilon and AMG source with Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement capsule.
  • Room of the French manufacturer AudioNEC presenting its top-of-the-range Evo model (passive) with hybrid electronics from the Italian Riviera Audio and digital source prototype version of AudioNEC itself
  • Room of the Greek firm Tune Audio with 105dBs horn loudspeakers with Rockna digital source and 12 watt amplification from Trafomatic model Glenn (the vu-meter did not move at more than 95dBs of SPL!)

The AudioNec model that José Manuel refers to in his review is the AudioNec EVO 3 passive version. The even better news is that there is still a higher model, the top model is the AudioNec EVO 4.

You can read José Manuel’s full article in the online magazine HiFi Live, here.

JMF Audio in AXPONA 2022

Chicago’s Shaumburg Convention Center, top floor, Presidential Suite, was the place where the latest version of the JMF Audio analog amplification line was presented. A first in the USA since the introduction in the recording studios of Nashville in 1989.

AXPONA 2022 inaugurated JMF Audio’s North American representation by Audio Skies, a long established Los Angeles based company.

The JMF Audio instruments for the music were presented in the new Orose ® black case finish. It was a pleasure to unveil the following exclusives to the North American music lovers:

– HQS 6002 dual-mono power amplifier, new version G

– PRS 1.5 dual-mono preamplifier, new version F, with the MBR1 remote control

– PCD 102 dual-section mains filter, powering JMF Audio electronic components for the first time

– PC3 version D power cord, featuring the new JMF Audio IEC carbon plug, the very first model built











Links to online reviews:

You can read the original article here.


Kyomi Audio, Ideon, Audio Skies, JMF, Stealth, Vivid, and Finite Elemente – Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile (Abril 2022)

Review of the presence of JMF Audio in AXPONA 2022 by Jason Victor Serius, Stereophile (April 2022)

“The sound was natural and warm, with correct timbres and no edge or glare. If I must be real picky, I could have done with a bit more transparency and bigger images. But in the context of an audio show, this was world-class sound. When, on a Ray Brown recording of “You Look Good to Me,” a chime of some sort resonated from the right channel, it struck me as one of the most perfect reproductions of that sound I’ve ever experienced.”

Jason Victor Serius, Stereophile (April 2022)


You can read the complete original review here.

“Best Sound of the Show” Klangschlss 2022 . Silvan Karrer, avguide.ch (April 2022)

Report: Klangschloss 2022

Silvan Karrer, April 19, 2022

Comeback of the sound castle 2022

Of course we were there in the Klangschloss on the beautiful Greifensee and collected our impressions for you. One thing in advance: the high-end scene in Switzerland is alive – and how!

Roof space, part 2: Audionec loudspeakers on Dartzeel electronics

The setup of the Soundrevolution sales vis-à-vis was optically a completely different caliber – at the other end of the rainbow, so to speak, also in terms of price. The elegant and visually very striking Dartzeel electronics in the characteristic gold/red and the equally exotic Audionec loudspeakers with the duopole midrange driver could not be overlooked and overheard. The room, acoustically optimized with Steinmusic devices and PSI audio bass traps, was a real experience. For the avguide.ch editorial team, it was the “Best Sound of the Show”. An interview with Mr. Dartzeel, Hervé Deletraz, is scheduled for mid-year.

You can read the entire article here.

Lyric Ti100 MkII KT170. Image Hifi (April 2021)

Omen Name

Tung-Sol’s KT170 currently marks a top valve assembly. It has all the positive properties of the KT120 and KT150 and adds more authority, dynamism, and lightness. In addition, the new beam tetrode convinces with its excellent spatial image.

“The music flowed into the room as light as a feather, swaying rhythmically and with great clarity.”

Josef Bruckmaser (Image Hifi – April 2021)

Read the full article here.

Premios On Off 2022 - AudioNec EVO 1

2022 On Off Awards: AudioNec EVO 1

AudioNec’s EVO line of loudspeakers has received the award in the special category for Best Design of the ON OFF 2022 Awards from On Off Magazine.

ON OFF Special Best Design in High End Audio AudioNec EVO-1

AudioNec EVO-1

A modular and scalable speaker system with an aesthetic that does not leave indifferent and a sound that will seduce enthusiasts of the best music.

The concept of scalability has always been particularly attractive in high-end consumer electronics, let alone in the more exclusive High End, where high prices often intimidate users who demand full guarantees regarding the preservation of the investment made with the passage of time is concerned.

Radical French purism

This is how the very purist French AudioNec has understood it, whose EVO speakers -which saw the light of day in 2019- respond to a concept of scalability and modularity that is very well thought out that allows not only to go up from one model to another in the range -for example from EVO-1 to EVO-2- but also through the different versions of the same model. All this, complemented by a decidedly different industrial design – which is not easy at all in such a competitive product segment – which facilitates integration into all types of spaces, from the most open to the most luxurious. What we have just said suggests that this award could have been given to any of the EVOs, although we have chosen the EVO-1 Standard because of its status as a base model in the range.

What stands out about the EVO-1 Standard? First of all, that it is a model with passive filtering, and secondly, the exceptionality of its wide-band mid / high pass-through transducer, called Duopole DS.31 and the latest evolution of a device created several decades ago. by an American named Paul Paddock. This transducer is mounted in an elegant structure whose lower part houses a bass-reflex subwoofer equipped with a very high quality conventional electrodynamic loudspeaker. Thanks to the particular design of the AudioNec, the owner of the EVO-1 Standard has the option of upgrading to the version equipped with active subwoofers (that is, actively amplified and filtered), called EVO-1 AS, and hence to the EVO-1 Signature, which adds to the previous endowment a sophisticated digital signal processing electronics signed by one of the undisputed leaders in the field, the French Trinnov.


  • Brilliant conception
  • Extreme musicality


€ 19,950 (pair; Standard version)
Scalable 3-way loudspeaker
1 x 31cm high Duopole DS.31 mid / high transducer and a 220mm diameter electrodynamic woofer loaded into a separate bass-reflex enclosure
35-25,000 Hz
90 dB / W / m
6 ohms
WIDTH 45 cm
HEIGHT 85 cm
DEPTH 47 cm
WEIGHT 58 kg

You can read the original article in Spanish here.

Lyric Ti100 . Audio (March 2015)

Poesía y verdad:

Los tubos de Clase A suenan especialmente bien, es algo que ya no tengo que explicar a los lectores de AUDIO habituales.
¡El amplificador Ti100 de Lyric sigue siendo una novedad! ¿Por qué? Porque puede cerrar una brecha en el dominio de la Clase A, casi desértica entre lo bueno, pero demasiado débil por un lado, y lo demasiado caro por el otro.

Johannes Maier  (Audio – Marzo 2015)

Leer el artículo completo aquí.