Sound Application CF-XE Line Conditioner

by David W. Robinson, Editor
Positive Feedback Magazine

Jim Weil over at Sound Application is one heckuva enthusiastic and focussed guy. When he first contacted me concerning his CF-XE Line Conditioner, I had to think about it – power accessories can sometimes be a hassle to evaluate. Despite my hesitancy, I decided to give it a try.

Boy, am I glad I did. This bloody thing is wonderful!

I plugged the Sony SCD-1 and the Audio Research Corporation Reference Two Mk. II preamp into the CF-XE – the preamp into the analog section, and the SCD-1 into the digital section.

There was an ease, a naturalness with the CF-XE , that made the entire system sound better. I noticed that I could relax with the music, and get into the details without realizing what I was doing. (A good thing!)

Jim W. is on to something terrific here; pay attention, class!

If you can afford the $4,200-$5,000 that the CF-XE will cost you, then I’d say go for it…the CF-XE is stunning.

What can I say? I’m in love! Another Ye Olde Editor’s “very highest recommendation!”