If Audio Alchemy’s design team was seeking that elusive ‘analogue feel’ for the sound of its DAC/preamp then it’s certainly hit the mark ... tremendous value for listeners seeking fine audio on a sensible budget.”
— John Bamford, Hi-Fi News & Record Review (U.K.)

"Audio Alchemy DDP-1/PS-5," Hi-Fi News & Record Review, January 2016

[The DDP-1] is natural and expansive sound for listening to pop music, to classical music audiophile CD, all rise to the occasion, outstanding ... It really is indescribably good enough.”
— Guoren, FeverSound (Hong Kong)

"Real DAC-Pre," FeverSound, October 13, 2005

[The DDP-1] is the first DAC I’ve tried in a while whose sound has been my favorite, easily recognizable and preferred over others, each time I’ve compared: extraordinary, totally recommended.”
— Josep Armengol, HiFiLive Magazine (Spain)

"Audio Alchemy DDP-1 + PS-5," HiFiLive Magazine, October 14, 2015

And the sound of the KEF Blade Twos, in an all-Audio Alchemy system at TAVES, was simply superb: not ‘spectacular’ in a hi-fi way, but utterly natural.”
— Robert Deutsch, Stereophile

"TAVES 2015, the Deutsch Report Part I," Stereophile.com, November 1, 2015

Most Significant Product Introduction:
Back in a big way is Audio Alchemy with its new small chassis series. Led by Peter Madnick, credited with designing many of AA’s first-generation efforts, Audio Alchemy is offering a line of affordable, classy designs with excellent fit and finish that are going to make them highly desirable for all tastes.”
— Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound
I believe Audio Alchemy’s products are very important to the market as a whole. The company offers very well engineered products (DAC, amps, phono-pre, source) that sound great at affordable prices.”
— Chris Connaker, Computer Audiophile

"RMAF 2015 Recap," Computer Audiophile, October 7, 2015

Powering the Elac B5 mighty-mites were debut components from a resurgent and reborn Audio Alchemy ... Classy design and excellent fit and finish are going to make these electronics highly desirable.”
— Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound

"The California Audio Show 2015," The Absolute Sound, August 19, 2015

For me, the DDP-1 is the perfect solution for a system driving high-end active speakers. It’s small, attractive, ergonomic and flexible. Most importantly, it delivers excellent sound quality with a tonal balance, depth of engagement and detail retrieval that places it firmly in the high end camp.”
— Alistair McKeough, StereoNet (Australia)
Best Sound (For the Money): Maier Shadi, the owner of The Audio Salon in Santa Monica, set up a system with Wilson Sabrina speakers, Audio Alchemy electronics, and modest Transparent cables. Files were streamed from TIDAL. At under $25,000, this setup was within striking distance of the best-of-the-best.”
— Andrew Quint, The Absolute Sound

"2015 RMAF Show Report - Loudspeakers Under $20K," The Absolute Sound, October 8, 2015

“Do you two have a bodyguard?” I asked Elac speaker designer Andrew Jones and equally legendary Audio Alchemy electronics designer Peter Madnick upon hearing the tremendous sound pouring forth from their bargain system ($5500 including custom-made music server and cabling). “If you don’t, you’d be wise to consider hiring one ... I wouldn’t be surprised if at least one high-priced manufacturer is tempted to do you in, lest you give the lie to the assertion that higher prices equate with better sound.”
— Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile

"Hot Contenders at the 2015 CAS," Stereophile, August 16, 2015