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Product Of The Year 2007

Best Turntable 2007

Best Sound Jan 2007



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Best Value Of The Year

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Hi-Fi News
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Best Stereo Amp Award  for Caspian
Best Stereo Amp Award  for Kandy

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Best Buy

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Hi-Fi World


T3


TMS Award

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REVIEWS

 

hifi-news
 
 

"Roksan's iconic vinyl spinner remains one of the most forward-thinking decks on the Market.. : Review: Andrew Simpson & Lab: Paul Miller ".

"The 20plus throws open a window as few others can do".

Read The Complete Review...

  • Integrated Amplifier Group Test
    Roksan M2 integrated

    Hifi New & Record Review Vol. 56 No 006 June 2011-05-05

Five star
 
 
"Sharply etched, vivid character that was most explicit in resolving fine detail…this is a highly transparent amplifier…The bass was deep and tight, the energy of the musical event delivered with much gusto…".

"The M2 tight image focus was apparent. .. The Steinway grand remaining pin-sharp throughout the concerto’s more explosive moments".

“The recreation of the space in the hall was top-drawer.”.

  • PERFECT MATCHING with same-brand system
    WHATHI-FI
    JANUARY 2011
Five star
 
 

"Not one but two 2010 Award-winners are on display here. Roksan's Radius 5.2 turntable is a two-time Best Buy recipients and the Caspian M2".

"Excellent build, finish and specification, lively, detailed and big-hearted sound".

  • Caspian M2 Hits back hard at Cyrus competition
    Roksan Caspian M2 CD PLAYER

    Whathifi Awards 2010

Five star
 
 
"Combines refinement, bite and rhythmic ability better than anything else we have heard at his price...".

"The Roksan Caspian M2 is a brillant CD player for the money. .. The Amplifier mirrors the CD Player in build, cosmetics and sonic ability".

VERDICT “The Caspian M2 is a sizable jump from the last generation. It's a large slice of high-end performance on the cheap”.

 
 

" Breathtaking dyanamics, timing and resolution; naturalness and authority; lovely build and finish; range of power; longevity".

  • M2 Integrated Amplifier
    Roksan M2 Whathifi

    October 2010

Five star
 
 
"This is an immensely capable amplifier that sounds far stronger than a rated outputs of 85 Watts per channel would suggest.".

"The Caspian M2 Has a new face that divides opinion and a sonic makeover that doesn't. It's really terrific".

VERDICT “The Caspian M2 is an exceptional amplifier for the money. It's a big-hearted performer capable of drama and subtlety”.

 
 

"Good-looking and affordable, Roksan's long-running 'entry level' Radius 5 turntable has become even more ambitious in its Mk II guise. Also available in black for 2010 Review: Steve Harris Lab Paul Miller ".

  • Roksan Radius 5.2
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    AWARDS 2009


    Best buy
Five star
 
 

"We've always been fans of the Radius and this confirms our view".

VERDICT “We think you'll struggle to find a better combination of performance and build for this kind of money”.

  • Roksan Kandy K2 CD player/K2 Amp
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SYSTEMS

    May 2009
    Best buy
Five star
 
 

"Beyond the circuitry, design and new-tech tweaks, what really matters is the music- and with a sound this sweet, the Kandys seem to agree".

“You get a performance that can switch from small and delicate to grand and thrilling at the drop of a hat”.

 
 

"Plus points Good open sound, natural and capable of bringing front line instruments and vocals to the fore with an accurate sound stage. Good impact without over-emphasis and ability to impressively characterise without addition or subtraction. Added value remote control".

  • Roksan Kandy K2 CD/Amp
    hi-finews
    April 2009
    GROUP TEST
 
Kandy K2
 

"Roksan Kandy K2 components produced a more relaxed and confident aura with thunderous bass power and more positive rendition of cohen's gravel-laden vocal phrasing".

"The Kandy duo bristled with confidence and energy, sounding simultaneously up-tempo yet effortless and confident".

"... the Roksan's bolder and 'thicker' sound seemed to better portray the vitality and intensity of the pianist's playing...".

 
  • Roksan Xerxes 20 Plus Turntables
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HI-FI

    March 2009
Five star
 
 

“Play some hard-charging music and it hurtles along like a thing possessed”.

“Breathtaking dynamics, timing and resolution; improved naturalness and authority; lovely build and finish; range of power supplies; longevity”.

  • Roksan Radius 5/Nima Turntables
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HI-FI

    March 2009
Five star
 
Radius5/Nima
 

“The Radius 5 extracts detail and nuance better than any price rival”.

“Excellent build, great looks; wide-ranging, resolute sound, stunning detail”.

  • Roksan Kandy K2 Speaker
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HI-FI

    March 2009
Five star
 
 

“The last piece of Roksan’s Kandy puzzle is here, and these K2 speakers are absolute stunners”.

  • RoksanPR15B/ST1308 pre/power Amp
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HI-FI

    March 2009
Five star
 
 

“This combination is eerily fast, insightful and, where necessary, bombastic”.

“A wonderfully organic fluid-sounding amplifier; impressively authoritative without sacrificing speed or timing”.

  • Roksan Caspian M series-1 pre/power Amp
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HI-FI

    March 2009
Five star
 
 

“A pacy, extrovert track by the Roots zips along with hefty weight and attack”.

“If every night is party night at your place, you’ll find eager conspirators here”.

  • Roksan Caspian M series-1 Amplifier
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HI-FI

    March 2009
    Best buy
Five star
 
 

“The sound is speedy and substantial, with sweet integration throughout the entire frequency range”.
“This gusty Caspian amp provides enough subtlety to flatter Ludwig, and enough gusty power to blast out Led Zeppelin”.

  • Roksan Kandy K2 Amplifier
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HI-FI

    March 2009
    Best buy
Five star
 
 

"The K2 is so clean sounding. It uncovers loads of detail and is great at organising it. A brilliant all-rounder".

"Arguably the best all-round we've heard below the grand mark".

  • Roksan Caspian M series-1 CD Player
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HI-FI

    March 2009
Five star

"The boffs behind the M series-1 have struck gold with this latest upgrade".

"But it's the sonic ability that really seals the deal. The timing- so crucial a sonic element- is impeccable".

  • Roksan Kandy K2 CD Player
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HI-FI
    March 2009
Five star
 
 

"Refined sound; good detail, timing and dynamics; well made; fine remote".

"This is a fine machine, though, with a pleasantly slick drawer action, a legacy of an upgraded mechanism".

  • Roksan Kandy K2 CD Player
    Hi-Fi WORLD
    March 2009
    GROUP TEST

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"Highly organic and smooth presentation puts this machine up with the very best of the rest of price, an essential audition".

"The K2 was like the perfect host at a swanky casino; always friendly, always good natured, always smiling with perfect teeth, making sure the punters are happy... ".


  • Roksan Kandy K2 Amplifier
    Hi-Fi WORLD
    March 2009
    GROUP TEST
 
   

"The K2 sounded good, no-matter what source was thrust upon it and no-matter what speaker hung off the other end".

"Classy looking and sounding amplifier with a fulsome musical sound and fine image articulation".

  • Roksan Corus Black Cartridge
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    March 2009
    Roksan Corus Black
Five star
 
 

"It's hard to find a more exciting listen than this".

"Punchy and exciting, great midrange, good detailing, excellent dynamics, very easy to fit".

  • Roksan Kandy K2 Speakers
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    January 2009
    STEREO SPEAKERS

 

"The midrange is full of detail and pace, the bass taut and punchy".

"
Produce sound with stunning integrity, honesty and excitement; great looks and build; wonderful flexibility".


"To say we're big fans is a bit of an understatement ".

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  • ROKSAN Kandy K2 CD Player, Amp and Speakers
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    January 2009
    GROUP TEST: ONE-MAKE HI-FI SYSTEMS


 

" ...the winner is a system that came out of the blue. The brand-spanking-new K2 speakers perfectly complement the rest of the Roksan system to produce a sonic performance that is hugely exciting, musical and flexible".

"Detailed, precise and supremely energetic; excellent tonal integration, from taut bass to sparkling treble; unified styling".

"This is one of the most honest, transparent systems at this money".

  • ROKSAN Kandy K2 CD Player, Amp and Speakers
    HI-FI CHOICE
    January 2009

    Roksan Kandy K2 CD player and integrated amplifier
    5 STAR
 
 

"Part of this remodeling process produced significant sound quality improvements over previous award-winning Kandy models".

"It delivers the sort of performance that will satisfy both the music aficionado and the hi-fi enthusiast".

  • ROKSAN Kandy K2 Amplifier
    AWARD ISSUE 2008
    PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

 

"This brilliant all-rounder is so much cleaner sounding than before".

  • ROKSAN Caspian M-series-1
    AWARD 2008
    BEST STEREO AMPLIFIER £800-£1500

    "Solid low frequencies with minimal overhang and a broad sound stage".
  • What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision Awards 2008
Product of The Year -What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision Awards 2008


Watch the video review
Best Stereo Amp - What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision Awards 2008
Read the review
 

  • ROKSAN TMS3, ARTEMIZ, SHIRAZ, CASPIAN DX2
    Hi-Fi Choice
    The Collection 2008


ROKSAN TMS3, ARTEMIZ, SHIRAZ, CASPIAN DX2
 


"…It should be auditioned by anyone on the lookout for a state of the art turntable and able to pay the price. Its transparency and relative lack of an intrusive aural signature certainly point that way. The arm makes its own contribution to the stability of the sound, and to its three dimensional imagery, and the Shiraz has always struck an accomplished path between the two extremes, making the package well rounded and balanced, as well as highly capable".

  • Interview with Touraj Moghaddam
    Hi-Fi Choice
    The Collection 2008
Interview with Touraj Moghaddam
 

  • ROKSAN Kandy K2 CD Player, Amp and Speakers
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    November 2008
Kandy K2- what hi-fi
 


"New Kandys sweeter than ever".


Kandy K2 CD Player


"
Refined sound; good detail, timing and dynamics; well made; fine remote".

Kandy K2 Amplifier Player

"The K2 amp is a better performer than the old one by a significant margin "
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For:
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Brilliant all-round sound;unfussy with partnering equipment and music; great build".

Verdict:

"Arguably the best all-rounder we've heard below the grand mark".


  • Xerxes20plus/DX2 Reference Speed Control/Artemiz R7 Tone Arm
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    October 2008
Five stars
Xerxes20plus- what hi-fi
 

"The Xerxes has always been a resolution king - play some hard-charging music and it hurtles along like a thing possessed".

For:
"
Breathtaking dynamics, timing and resolution; improved naturalness and authority; lovely build and finish; range of power; longevity".

Verdict:

"
Exceptional. The Xerxes is along running design that keeps improving. We haven't heard a better deck for the money".

  • Roksan Radius5/Nima
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HIGH END ENTERTAINMEN
    July 2008
Five star
 
Radius5/Nima
 

"Excellent build, great looks; resolute, wide-ranging sound, stunning detail".

"The Radius 5 is notable for its superior dynamic ability and toe-tapping timing".

  • Roksan Platinium PR15B/ST1308
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HIGH END ENTERTAINMEN
    July 2008
Five star
 
Platinium
 

"A wonderfully organic and fluid-sounding amplifier; impressively authoritative without sacrificing speed or timing".

"A deeply impressive return to high-end amplification from Roksan. Mighty stuff".

  • TMS 3
    Music Emotion
    June 2008
TMS 3 - Music Emotion
 


This will never let you go!


Conclusion:
"
Without comment the penultimate line of my preceding paragraph applies to this set, which means an absolute summit, and within this summit being very special as well because of the excellent ease and the splendid timbre. My own record player is equally expensive, but doesn't reach this level of timbre. I am very curious to know what other competitors like TWA or the latest Linn Sondek have to say about this. I will do my utmost for all of you. But everyone who really loves music and still doesn't believe in the made-up fairy-tale that has been called CD, has to listen to this combination set. Or you do not of course, because after having heard the sound you will never let go of it".


  • TMS 3

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    image hifi 4/2008 (Review in German)

    Roksan Caspian M Series-1 Integrated Amplifier

    What hi-fi? Group Test Winner
    Group Test Winner

    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    August 2008

    Roksan again emerges a comfortable winner:
    "... Roksan is first past the post with its easy authority and sheer dynamic range".

    "The Roksan can turn its hand to any music style, and is built to last".
    Five Stars


    Passie voor Muziek (Passion for Music)
    Passie voor Muziek
    Interview with Touraj Moghaddam
    Music Emotion
    May 2008
    "The brand Roksan is one of the most British trademarks: being self-willed and having its own strong identity.
    Owner and principal designer, Touraj Moghaddam, is one of the most enthusiastic and likeable audio-people, whom I have been lucky to have met during the last few years.
    He has an unprecedented passion to realise his ideas, and besides he is very communicatively skilful.
    Because of a good worldwide sales Roksan prospers.
    Therefore earnings are increasing and the development budget is getting larger all the time so that more devices can be developed, which need research and money.
    Touraj Moghaddam is a clear forefront developer in a sector where copying appears to have become the foremost virtue.
    Such a forefront function is never easy, but thanks to people of his kind and their unlimited motivations and perseverance, we are - as fanatical music-lovers in a small minority of the population - able to reach our ultimate aim: reproduction of reality in the family circle at home".

  • Music Emotion

Steady as a Roksan

Steady as a Roksan ( PDF 2.21 MB)
Interview with Touraj Moghaddam

Hi-Fi News
June 2008

    HiFi review 256 HiFi review 262
    Roksan Platinum & TMS3
    Excellent
    HiFi review 256 and 262
  • Supertest Winner Roksan Caspian M Series-1 CD Player
    Supertest Winner
    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    June 2008

    Roksan emerges a comfortable winner:
    "Utterly convincing, musical sound that demands repeated listening; refined, detailed and exciting, this Roksan has it all".

    Five Stars

    Hi-Fi Choice Roksan Caspian M Series-1 CD Player, Preamplifier & Power Amp
    Best Buy
    Hi-Fi Choice
    June 2008


    Verdict- CD Player: "An exceptionally fine CD player that provides a high-end performance without the usual punishing high-end price tag. Highly musical, it should satisfy most listeners".
    Five Stars

    Verdict- Pre/Power Amp: "A well-matched and enjoyable sounding combination that plays to the strengths of the CD player. It conveys the information the player drags off the disc with alacrity".
    Five Stars

    DAGOGO Review
    April 2008
    Jack Roberts weighs the caliber of
    the Roksan Caspian M Series Integrated Amplifier



    “… the Roksan Caspian M-series1 has that rare ability to sound fast, quick and nimble, yet relaxed at the same time”.

    “The Roksan Caspian M-series1's micro-dynamics are world-class for amplifiers of any price range... It is very capable of being the centerpiece of a very emotionally satisfying high-end system”.

    Kandy LIII Integrated AmplifierHIFICRITIC
    HIFICRITIC
    Vol2/No2 March/April 2008
    www.hificritic.com

    “The Roksan Kandy L.III is easily the most musical of the bunch: it's the most effective communicator by far, by virtue of the information it manages to scavenge and the slick, perfectly ordered yet easy manner in which it presents it ... Throughout the review I never once heard it issue signs of distress or falter when the music became challenging".

    ... If you want your cake completely iced and decorated with candles and ribbons, spend your money on the Kandy”.
    Malcom Steward

    The Sunday Times
    November 18, 2007
    Test bench: Turntables
    Get into the groove with the revival of vinyl

    Roksan Radius5
    5 Stars
    Tremendously musical and stunning looks

    "The Roksan mixes high style with top engineering to great effect. Its two-tier base comes in either a transparent acrylic finish or a choice of wood veneers – all of which look striking. The deck proved fiddly to set up and the supplied Roksan Nima tonearm felt disconcertingly wobbly at first. However, patience was rewarded by wonderful sound. Whether enjoying the subtleties of Mozart or the raw power of Megadeath, this turntable gets to the heart of the music like no other. Rivals may deliver more dynamic bass, greater fine detail, or a more expansive, room-filling sound, but the Roksan captured vinyl’s natural musicality best. An excellent choice."

    >> TIMES ONLINE

    Audio Basic (Japan)
    Autumn 2007 vol.44

    Platinum Precision Preamplifier PR15B

    Platinum Stereo Power Amplifier ST1308


    Audio Basic
    >> click here to read the article

    Stereo Sound (Japan)
    Autumn 2007 No.164

    Roksan TMS2
    Stereo Sound Autumn No 164
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    Stereo Sound Autumn No 164
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    HIFICRITICXerxes.20 upgrades
    Upgrade Plinth (UP); XPS7; DX2 Refrence Speed Control
    HIFICRITIC
    Vol1/No6 November/December 2007
    www.hificritic.com

    ...Upgrade Plinth (UP) makes good sense, but its advantage will depend on the surface on which the turntable is used, as some platforms will comprise the performance of the basic turntable more than others".

    DX2
    Even straight from the box, I was quite shocked to hear the enormous improvement wrought by simply changing the motor drive.
    ... The DX2 is certainly worth its extra cost as a motor drive alone... The extra power, authority and scale it generates is quite shocking, improving resolution and dynamic expression right across the band”.
    Paul Messenger


    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision Awards 2007

    Product Of The Year 2007
    >> Kandy LIII Integrated Amplifier

    What Hi-Fi? Verdict
    : “Beautifully poised overall sound, unfussy about partners and unburstable build quality - the Roksan maxes your cash”.

    Tom Parsons, Staff Writer:“The Roksan's unabashed zeal is infectious - long listening sessions await”.

    Best Turntable 2007
    >> Radius 5  

    What Hi-Fi? Verdict: “Roksan's Radius5 continues to deliver a terrific combination of very elegant looks and superb sound quality”.

    Hi-Fi News Highly Commended
    Hi-Fi News Double Platinum
    Roksan Platinum PR15B & ST1308
    YEARBOOK 2007
    Highly Commended
    Platinum Precision Preamplifier PR15B

    Platinum Stereo Power Amplifier ST1308


    Hi-Fi News Verdict: "The Platinum duo is a thoroughly worthy step-up from the Caspian range offering excellent separation, soundstaging and tonal accuracy".

    HIFICRITICXerxes.20
    HIFICRITIC
    Vol1/No5 September/October 2007
    www.hificritic.com

    ... When the original Xerxes appeared, it caused quite a stir, in part because it included some obviously clever and original ideas".

    I intend to return to this excellent record player soon in order to try out some of the upgrade options. The Xerxes20/Artemiz2 has very little in common with the Radius5/Nima. Rather it's a superb record player capable of some of the best results from vinyl that this reviewer has heard to date”.
    Paul Messenger


    Five starsWhat Hi-Fi? November 2007
    Roksan's return to high-end amplifier arena is an undoubted success - it's a rare combination

    Five Stars: Platinum Precision Preamplifier PR15B
    Five Stars: Platinum Stereo Power Amplifier ST1308


    What Hi-Fi?: “How does this combo sound? In a word, wonderful...

    This amp set is fast insightful and bombastic, delivering the likes of the White Stripes with an enthusiasm that's rare at any price...

    With their ultra-vivid and transparent midrange, sky-high build quality, good connectivity, and one of the most pleasing metal remotes we've seen, these Roksans are masterclass of amp design”
    .


    Verdict: “A wonderfully organic and fluid-sounding amplifier; impressively authoritative without sacrificing speed or timing”.

    Hi-Fi World Ear KandyHi-Fi World
    August 2007

    Roksan Kandy MKIII tuner

    Hi-Fi World Verdict:
    “Highly capable performer with most genres of music... Fine build and feature set complete an excellent package”.


    The Mail on Sunday
    Roksan Radius 5
    August 12, 2007
    The Mail on Sunday: "It's a crisp, clean, informative performer that can make rivals seem muffled. If you want to hear more from your music, give it a spin".

    Hi-Fi World
    Five Stars: Roksan Radius 5
    April 2007
    Hi-Fi World: "A musically engaging and thoroughly satisfying turntable that sounds even better than it looks".

    Amplificateur ST1308 et préamplificateur PR15B
    Platinum Precision Preamplifier PR15B &
    Platinum Stereo Power Amplifier ST1308

    Roksan Platinum Review in French
    Prestige Audio Video
    Juillet/Août 2007


    Double Platinum
    Platinum Precision Preamplifier PR15B &

    Platinum Stereo Power Amplifier ST1308

    Hi-Fi News August 2007


    Hi-Fi News:" The Platinum duo is a thoroughly worthy step-up from the Caspian range offering excellent separation, soundstaging and tonal accuracy."

    Beautiful Systems
    Hi-Fi Choice July 2007


    Hi-Fi Choice:
    Rok of ages: " Roksan opened for for business with a great turntable years ago. Now it's got the rest of the system to match."

    "Yes, it casts its spell within the first few bars, but the more you listen, the more you grow to love it for the way it effortlessly focuses on the music and encourages you to listen for hours."


    What Hi-Fi? June 2007
    Five starsSimply Gorgeous : Roksan Xerxes.20

    What Hi-Fi?: “What grabs you immediately is that this deck extracts maximum smile factor from any record you play. It's as simple as that, and could you ask for more?”.

    What Hi-Fi? June 2007
    Five starsFive Stars: Roksan Kandy LIII Power Amplifier

    What Hi-Fi?: “It displays serious bass kick and high-frequency slam that's hard to better for the money. Add solid build into the equation and this power amplifier is a winner”.

    Verdict:
    “A fine upgrade for the Kandy integrated when biamping, but even better when with a preamp”.

    Phono Reference DXP SE
    Group Test winner
    Phono Reference DXP SEHIFICRITIC
    Vol1/No3 May/June 2007
    www.hificritic.com

    "... The DXP SE is even more impressive at mid and treble frequencies, though MC identified a mildly 'bright shiny' quality in high treble. The midband in particular has a vitality and purity that is hard to gainsay. Not only is sound expressive and finely detailed, it is consistent across a broad dynamic envelope, unusually transparent, and conveys the joie de vivre of fine music making to benefit of most music types -- rock, classical and acoustic".

    "... Of the models tested here this is the one that in our judgment comes closest to making vinyl replay truly compelling and engaging experience".
    Alvin Gold with assistance from Martin Colloms and Chris Bryant

    HIFICRITICRadius 5/Nima
    HIFICRITIC
    Vol1/No3 May/June 2007
    www.hificritic.com

    ... Radius 5/Nima combo is a formidable performer, in spite of its quite reasonable price. Its best feature is a wonderfully coherent and expressive midband, which combines realistic dynamic bite with an impressively wide dynamic range and low 'grunge' floor".

    The fact that the whole record player is capable of delivering such a very fine sound quality at a surprisingly realistic price indicates that the Radius 5/Nima combo is much more than just a pretty looking turntable -- It's also excellent sonic value for money. And if the Radius 5 is this good, it's clearly time I checked out Roksan's current Xerxes 20 and TMS 2 turntables”.
    Paul Messenger


    Hi-Fi News Super Systems
    Roksan Caspian System
    June 2007

    Hi-Fi News: "... This was a fine example of the Roksan system's ability to produce a soundstage that was huge, extending well beyond the speakers and displaying great depth in frontal area. The sound never became bloated, and the impressions of size and scale were clearly not achieved by any kind of cheating imbalance".

    Hi-Fi News Verdict: "This near-ultimate Caspian combination proved to be a fine, incredibly analytical yet always musical system which certainly displayed the Roksan hallmark of excellent rhythm and timing. But this was not an exaggerated characteristic, or one bought at expense of something else. Instead, it seemed to be achieved effortlessly".

    Test: Roksan Kandy Stereo
    STEREO 3/2007
    Review in German

    Prestige Audio Video
    Janvier/Février 2007
    Xerxes & Radius 5

    Prestige Audio Video: “Pourtant, ce constucteur excelle aussi dans le domaine analogique, avec des platines tourne-disque de haute volée, réalisées sans concession aucune selon des critères d'exigence particulièrement poussés.

    >> Click here to download the review (French)
    PDF 1.43 MB
    Tufan Hashemi's interview with the Turkish magazine:
    Home&Technology Ev Elektronigi, Yasam Tarzi, Tasarim

    >> Click here to download the interview (Turkish)
    PDF 1093 KB

    Best Buy: Roksan Radius 5
    The Mail On Sunday Live Magazine
    4 March 2007

    What Hi-Fi? March 2007 Five Stars: Roksan Kandy MKIII CD player

    Five starsWhat Hi-Fi?: “Nothing can match the Kandy MKIII's transparent midrange performance”.


    Estereo
    Edicion 143 Julio/Agosto 2006


    Estereo
    Edicion 141 Marzo/Abril 2006


    Hi-Fi ChoiceCaspian FR-5 Loudspeaker
    Best Buy
    Hi-Fi Choice
    February 2007


    Hifi & Musik
    Group Test Winner: Roksan Kandy MKIII CD player
    The competition: Advance Acoustic MCD-203, Atoll CD 100, Audiolab 8000CD, Micromega CD132SE, Marantz SA7001, Rega Apollo.

    "Listening verdict: It soon became obvious that no matter how good the other players were the Roksan (Kandy CD Mk III) could present the music with more emphasis and dynamic vitality. When the player also manages to maintain a warm, full even generous sound/"timbre"without losing precision, it’s not hard to be impressed. The real strength however lies in the Kandy’s natural authority and resolute weight."

    "engaging and dramatic without losing control"


    Both reviewers ranked Kandy as no:1

    Score: 10/10 for sound, 9/10 for build and finish, 9/10 for value for money

    Hi-fi news
    Best Sound - January 2007
    Roksan Caspian M Series-1 Pre & Mono Power

    Two Stage Micro Fibre Record Cleaner
    Audio Basic - Japan Highly Recommended
    "Fresh sound upon cleaning records with ROK- RC1"

    What hifi award Xerxes.20
    What Hi-Fi? December 2006 Five Stars
    "The Roksan Xerxes.20 looks a treat in lush piano rosewood - and the finish isn't where the musical association stops: this deck simply adores a tune...Fast, dynamic and rhythmic sound; excellent build."


    Hi-fi news
    Best Accessory - Highly Recommended 2006


    Dagogo Review - 2006
    Roksan Caspian FR-5 Floorstanding Speaker


    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision Awards 2006

    • Product Of The Year
      >> Roksan Kandy LIII Integrated Amplifier


      "The new Kandy sounds spectacular...we sweated buckets of blood trying to make the Kandy LIII uncomfortable, but without success - it's a true all-rounder, excelling with every type of music you play through it".

    • Best Turntable £800-£1500
      >> Roksan Radius 5
       

      "Stylish Roksan pleases interior designers and the audiophiles...
      Trust Roksan to do things differently... All the clever ideas in the world wouldn't mean a thing if the final result weren't good... The Radius 5 is a stormer,... a great all-rounder... looks great and sounds even better".


    Roksan What Hi-Fi? Awards 2006

    Five starsWhat Hi-Fi? September 2006
    Five Stars - Group Test Winner
    Roksan Kandy LIII

    What Hi-Fi? Group Test:
    “Try as we might - well, that's part of our job - we couldn't trip up the Kandy: ...(It is)the best sub- 1000 pounds integrated amplifiers we've ever had the pleasure of hearing”.
    “It can switch in an instant from roaring timpani to the loving caress of a triangle”
    .
    “The Roksan retains the power of the original, but with so much more on top ”
    .
    The Result : “There's only one winner - Roksan.

    Sandy Greene relates how the Roksan's Caspian FR-5 loudspeakers helped him understand his dad's music
    July 2006

    Sandy Greene samples a platter from the United Kingdom:
    The Roksan Caspian M Series-1 Integrated CD player

    November 2005

    Radius 5 Record Player
    Best Buy
    The Mail On Sunday
    9 July 2006
    “Bravely attempting to marry high-end style with real-world price tag”.

    What Hi-Fi? July 2006 Five Stars: Roksan Kandy LIII Integrated Amplifier

    Five starsWhat Hi-Fi?: “This amp's performance reminds us what the word 'expression' has always really meant... It's a proper bargain”.

    Verdict:
    “The Kandy has always been good - It just got a whole lot better”.Radius 5 Record Player
    The Audiophilia Star Component AwardThe Audiophilia Star Component Award
    Audiophilia June 2006
    “For those of you interested in purchasing your first analogue setup, a listen to the Roksan is a must. There are other fine midprice turntables and arms out there, but few with the premier sound of the Radius 5 and Nima. That it looks like a masterpiece, is a cool plus. The combination that Moghaddam has produced will also fare favorably against many more expensive combos. Analog is my preference, so I want each setup I review/listen to dig into the music as far as my prospective dollars will allow. With the Radius 5, both my wallet and soul would be very happy. Very highly recommended.”
    Caspian FR-5 Loudspeaker
    Hi-Fi ChoiceBest Buy
    Hi-Fi Choice May 2006:
    Roksan’s FR5 loudspeakers “combine the sense of weight and scale associated with genuinely large loudspeakers with the sort of sweet delicacy and lively, vivid agility one normally encounters in the very best small speakers”; “ Roksan’s new speaker is a winner: good looks, fine build and an expertly balanced sound”; “The FR5 delivers a big and generous performance with a notably clean and open-sounding midband”; “The stereo imaging here was truly outstanding, showing very precise focus”; “The whole thing feels unusually-nay- exceptionally solid”; When compared with other speakers, “The sheer demolition job they carried out was a little unexpected”
    .Home&Technology Ev Elektronigi, Yasam Tarzi, Tasarim
    March 2006 Group Winner: STEREO AMPLIFIKATÖR ROKSAN KANDY MkIII Amplifier
    Audio Video February 2006 Five Stars: Roksan Kandy MKIII CD player & Integrated Amplifier
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    What Hi-Fi? April 2006 Five Stars: Roksan Radius 5 & Nima

    What Hi-Fi?: “ Excellent build, great looks, resolute, wide ranging sound”. “The Roksan is superior to all its rivals here”. “The Roksan resolves even the densest detail - better than any other deck here”. “It looks the money... the Radius 5 exudes sheer class”.

    Audio Art 2006 Best Value Of The Year
    Award Winner: Roksan CASPIAN M-Series Pre amplifier

    Audio Art 2006 Best Value Of The Year

    Award Winner: STEREO AMPLIFIKATÖR ROKSAN KANDY KA 1 MkIII

    Home&Technology Ev Elektronigi, Yasam Tarzi, Tasarim

    Award Winner: STEREO AMPLIFIKATÖR ROKSAN KANDY KA 1 MkIII

    Website: www.htdergi.netWhat Hi-Fi?
    January 2006 One-make Hi-Fi SystemFive Stars: Roksan Kandy MKIII CD player & Integrated Amplifier

    What Hi-Fi?: "Thrilling presentation, with bags of detail and good pace; Bass and drums crack out with deep defenition that's impressively low."Hi-Fi News Awards 2005 WinnersRoksan Radius 5 and Nima both won the Hi-Fi News Awards for 2005.

    Hi-Fi News on Radius 5: "Still the best player under four-figures, with great see-through looks mirroring a startling transparency of sound. Capable of handling good m-c cartridges too, thanks to worthy unipivot Nima tonearm."

    Hi-Fi News on Nima: "The simple high-performance arm fitted to the Radius 5 is also available separately, a lightweight unipivot with acrylic headshell and a flexible PCB for internal wiring." CASPIAN M-Series Pre amplifier and Mono Power Amplifier
    HI-FI Review Hong Kong, 2005
    Best Buy of The Year 2005 Xerxes.20/Artemiz/Shiraz
    Hi-Fi News
    August 2005
    "If asked to single out one quality that sets the new apart from the old, it would have to be 'drive' ...Xerxes.20 sounds very secure and positive"Radius 5
    Hi-Fi Choice
    July 2005
    Caspian M-Series
    Hi-Fi Choice
    May 2005
    "Its engaging liveliness will win it many friends, with rock/pop fans in particular"

    Kandy MKIII
    What Hi-Fi? April
    2005
    "Good Build and display; plenty of sonic thrills; strong dynamics"

    CASPIAN M-Series Pre and Power Amplifier
    HI-FI Review Hong Kong, March 2005
    Front Cover


    Hifi review

    Caspian M-Series
    What Hi-Fi? March
    2005
    "Authoritative and smooth presentation; strong dynamics and good compusure; solid build "
    Nima
    Hi-Fi News  Editor's Choice Award 2004
    Editor's Choice 2004
    Hi-Fi News
    January 2005
    Radius 5
    Hi-Fi News Award 2004
    Award Winner 2004
    Hi-Fi News
    January 2005

    Caspian MSeries-1 Stereo Amplifier
    Hi-Fi News Award 2004
    Award Winner 2004
    Hi-Fi News
    January 2005

    TMS2
    Image Hi-Fi Award 2004

    Award for TMS2

    Caspian MSeries-1 Stereo power Amplifier
    Five Stars
    What Hi-Fi?
    December 2004
    "Vigrous, dynamic sound with effortless authority; usual unburstable Roksan build quality"

    "A barmstorming power amp, with the deep-breathing ability to bring even moribund recordings to life"
    Caspian MSeries-1 CD Player
    Five Stars
    What Hi-Fi?
    November 2004
    "Smooth, refined treble; weighty bass; excellent levels odf details; tidy new look "

    "The new Mseries-1 is a canny piece of kit and well worth the money"

    Caspian MSeries-1 Integrated Amplifier
    Group Review Winner
    Hi-Fi News
    November 2004
    Hi-Fi News verdict: "Though the NAD lacks a touch of finesse, it's a solid performer. The Cyrus present itself well, with good weight and detail, but for a little extra outlay the sleek Roksan offers added depth, warmth and texture."

  • Kandy MkIII
    Best Buy
    Hi-Fi Chioce
    October 2004

  • Caspian MSeries preamplifier
    2x Caspian MSeries monoblock
    Winner - Five Stars
    What Hi-Fi? September 2004: "This Roksan is an excellent buy that puts most of the opposition to shame when it comes to sonic ability".

    Radius 5/Nima Arm
    Awards2003-2004
    2003/2004 Product Of The Year

    Radius 5/Nima Arm
    Five Stars
    What Hi-Fi? July 2004


    Caspian MSeries-1 CD player
    Five Stars
    What Hi-Fi? May 2004

    Caspian MSeries-1 Integrated Amplifier
    Five Stars
    What Hi-Fi? April 2004


    Caspian MSeries-1 CD player
    Five Stars
    What Hi-Fi? April 2004

    Kandy DVD System
    Verdict: well build and stylish
    Hi-Fi News March 2004
     

    Radius 5
    Highly Recommended
    Audio & Video, Brazil - A Arte da Reprdução Electrônica - Agosto 2003
    (PDF 460 KB)

    Kandy Amplifier MKIII has won the What Hi-Fi? 2003
    Best Buy Award for amplifiers from £501 to £799


    Kandy CD
    What Hi-Fi? Super test
    December 2003

    Caspian Integrated Amplifier
    Mike Driscoll & Steve Berg
    (PDF 640 KB)
    The Audiophile voice, 2003


    Caspian M-Series CD player and Integrated Amplifier
    Awards2003-2004
    2003/2004 Product Of The Year
    & Best Buy
    Hi-Fi Choice December 2003
    (PDF 775 KB)

    Radius
    Best Buy
    Hi-Fi Choice, December 2003
    (PDF 1115 KB)

    Radius
    Brilliant
    (PDF 1605 KB)
    Hi-Fi World November 2003
    www.hi-fiworld.co.uk

    Radius
    Group Test
    (PDF 3584 KB)
    Hi-Fi News, November 2003

    Xerxes 10
    Five Stars
    What Hi-Fi? 2003

    Caspian MKII
    Five Stars
    What Hi-Fi? 2003

    Roksan HDC-O2A
    Five Stars
    What Hi-Fi? 2003

    Roksan Kandy MKIII
    Five Stars
    What Hi-Fi? October 2003

    Roksan Kandy MKIII
    Five Stars
    What Hi-Fi? Super test Winner, 2003

    Kandy MKIII
    "Kandy for the ears"
    (PDF 110 KB)
    Inside Hi-Fi & A/V, August 2002
    www.insidehi-fi.co.uk

    Kandy CD
    Five Stars
    What Hi-Fi? First test July 2003

  • Radius 5
    Image Hifi, Germany, May 2003
    (PDF 2101 KB)
    www.image-hifi.com

  • Kandy MKIII amplifier
    2003 SUPERTEST WINNER (5 Star Gold)

    What Hi Fi May 2003: "The Roksan's extra bass weight and superior feature count mean it wins the day", "Impressive combination of power and refinement, timing and rhythm, good specification and build quality".

  • TMS 2
    Sehr Gut
    (PDF 2416 KB)
    Stereo, Germany, April 2003

    Caspian Integrated Amplifier MKII
    Recommended
    (PDF 230 KB)
    Hi-Fi Choice, March 2003

    Xerxes 10
    Hi-Fi News, Feb 2003
    (PDF 421 KB)
    www.hifinews.co.uk

    Kandy Caspian DVD recommended
    HI-FI Choice, February 2003
    www.hifichoice.co.uk

    TMS 2
    Product of the Year 2002
    (PDF 301 KB)
    HI-FI Review Hong Kong, March 2003

    Attessa DP3
    Product of the Year 2002
    The Audiofile Voice , January 2003

  • Kandy Amplifier MKIII has won the What Hi-Fi? 2002
    Best Buy Award for amplifiers from £501 to £799

  • TMS 2
    Image Hi-fi, Germany, March 2002

    (PDF 2892 KB)

  • A Survey of Integrated Amplifiers, Part1
    Roksan Kandy KA-1
    The Absolute Sound April/May 2002
    "Riches are in abundance, here."


    Roksan Kandy KA-1
    What Hi-Fi? Feb 2002
    "Verdict: Five Stars - more than just eye candy, this insightful yet powerful amp is impressive with whatever music takes your fancy."

    Roksan Caspian IA Integrated Amplifier
    The Audio Voice Volume 8, Issue 1 2002
    "Roksan's IA integrated is a fine-sounding amp; at $1500, it's a steal!"

    Roksan Kandy KA-1 Integrated Amp and KC-1 CD Player
    SoundStage! October 2001

    Roksan Rok One
    Four Stars
    Audio Video 8 / 2001

    5 Gold Stars
    In the ultra high end amplifier supertest where all products received at least four stars, the Roksan Caspian integrated amplifier came first with 5 Gold Stars.
    What Hi-Fi? February 2001
    What Hi Fi? says " the Caspian has no weaknesses ".
    Amongst the contenders in the group were Naim, Creek, Arcam, Musical Fidelity and Copland.
     
    CASPIAN DSP Digital Sound Processor
    Hi-Fi Review, Hong Kong
    Best Buy Of The Year 2000


    Roksan Kandy – KC-1 and KA1
    Hi-fi Choice December 2000

    Roksan Kandy
    Hi-fi World November 2000

    Roksan Kandy separates
    International Record Review October 2000

    Roksan Kandy is simply dandy
    What Hi-fi? April 2000

    A Kandy-cloured CD marvel
    What Hi-fi? March 2000

    RECOMMENDED PRODUCT of the YEAR 2000
    Roksan Kandy AMP

    RECOMMENDED PRODUCT of the YEAR 2000
    by Hi-Fi i Muzyka magazine.

    Roksan Caspian DSP
    The home cineaste's Holy Grail?
    WHAT HI-FI? February 2000

    Roksan Caspian Power amplifier
    Four-channel Roksan power amp delivers
    WHAT HI-FI? December 1999

    Roksan Caspian Integrated Amplifier
    WHAT HI-FI? November 1999

    Roksan Caspian FM tuner
    John Borwick is suitably impressed
    Gramophone April 1999


    CASPIAN AV Amplifier
    Hi-Fi Review, Hong Kong
    Best Buy Of The Year 1999

    Get Your Roks Off!
    WORLD VERDICT:
    Equally talented with both multi and two channel sounds.
    A great buy

    The test result in Lyd & Bilde - 8/99 on Caspian Integrated and Caspian CD Player is outstanding.

    Rock with Roksan
    Hi-Fi News & Record Review December 1999

    CASPIAN CD player, Amplifier & Rok One Speakers
    What Hi-Fi? , January 1999
    Five Stars

    HDC-01A Speaker Cable
    Hi-Fi Review, Hong Kong
    Best Buy Of The Year 1998

    CASPIAN Power Amplifier
    What Hi-Fi? , December 1998
    Five Stars

    CASPIAN Tuner
    What Hi-Fi? , November 1998
    Five Stars

    CASPIAN CD player
    What Hi-Fi? , August 1998
    Five Stars

    ROKSAN Ojan 3X
    What Hi-Fi? , December 1998
    Four Stars

    ROKSAN TMS - Touraj Moghaddam Signature
    aQ, Special Edition 1998
    "The TMS - a study in obsessive attention to detail."

    CASPIAN Amplifier and CD player
    T3, June 1997
    Objects of Desire- 9 Out of 10

    CASPIAN Amplifier
    Hi-Fi World, June 1997

    Recommended

    CASPIAN Amplifier
    Hi-Fi Choice, July/August 1997
    Best Buy

    CASPIAN CD player
    What Hi-Fi? , July 1997
    Five Stars

    CASPIAN Amplifier
    What Hi-Fi? , March 1997
    Recommended

    CASPIAN CD player
    Hi-Fi World, August 1997
    Recommended

    La Nouvelle Review du Son
    Attessa ATT-DP3 P
    CD Player for 1997

    XERXES X Turntable
    Hi-Fi News & Record Review
    Turntable of the Year 1996

    XERXES X Turntable
    Hi-Fi Review, Hong Kong
    Product of the Year 1996

    OJAN 3 Loudspeaker
    Hi-Fi Choice - 1994
    Recommended

    ROK-DP1 CD Transport
    Fedelta del Suono - L'oscar del anno 1994
    Winner

    ATTESSA ATT-DP2P
    Suono Magazine - CD player of the year 1994
    Winner

    Touraj Moghaddam Signature (TMS) Turntable
    Audiophile - Award for excellence 1993
    Winner

    Touraj Moghaddam Signature (TMS) Turntable
    Stereo Sound - Reviewer's Top Turntables 1993
    Number 1

    XERXES Turntable
    Stereo Sound - Reviewer's Top Turntables 1993
    Number 1

    RADIUS Turntable
    British Hi-Fi Awards 1992 - Best turntable under $500
    Winner

    ROK-DP1 CD Transport
    Audiophile - Award for excellence 1992
    Winner

    TABRIZ Tonearm
    What Hi-Fi? - Awards 1991
    Recommended

    CORUS Cartridge
    What Hi-Fi? - Awards 1991
    Recommended

    RADIUS Turntable
    C.E.S. - Innovation Design & Engineering 1991
    Winner

    DARIUS Loudspeaker
    HI-FI Choice - product Excellence 1990
    Recommended

  • HOTCAKES Loudspeaker
    What Hi-Fi? - Best Design 1989
    Recommended

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