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There should be filters for:

dacs, amps, Dac/amp combos, speaker amps, etc etc

recommended, recommended with EQ only (for headphones) and not recommended

1/4, XLR, 4.4mm etc etc in all categories

Power ratings for amps into a specific ohm (say 32ohm)

Bluetooth/wireless/no

These filters will help support the community to pinpoint info on items that may fit their needs.
 

chuckt62

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i don’t know how any of those parameters were cataloged in the old DB, but AFAIK none of it exists in this new one. All we have is what you see in the Advanced Search, again AFAIK. I don’t think any ”extended data“ exists for items reviewed over the last 10-12 months. Parsing that date from the text of the newer reviews would be quite painful as you might imagine.
 

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May I suggest a column for number of output channels for DACs and Interfaces. (Potentially also number of input channels for interfaces).

Database entry for Motu M4 should probably have SINAD listed as 111 not n/a.
 

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Gotta say I really don't like the new review index, at least compared to the old one. I click on the filter button and there is no options. The only option is to do an advanced search? In the advanced search fields there are no drop down options, I have to type out the categories I want to search by? And that first page with no clickable links is practically useless. Maybe I just don't understand how it's meant to be used?
 
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RandomEar

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Very cool to see the work on this. Some feedback:
  • Many headlines are in the typical link color of this site (medium/dark brown) but are no links. I find that very confusing.
  • I clicked around a long time looking for the search feature. From my point of view, it's not obvious that the topmost categories open it. Maybe a bit fat "SEARCH" field with button and input directly below "Audio Review Dashboard" would be helpful?
  • I tried clicking the category titles (e.g. "Audio Electronics Reviewed 991") to open a refining search in that category, but nothing happened. I think that would be an intuitive (alternate) way to get to the search mask.
  • The "advanced search" button/symbol looks very unassuming to me. I think it should become more obvious what it does and it should be more prominent overall.
I'd like to repeat my comments from May.

My first suggestion would be to change the text colors in the index: The colors are inconsistent with the rest of the forum. While links are blue in the index, they are medium/dark brown everywhere else. Then, there's lots of medium/dark brown text in the index, but it's not linked. On all other pages of the forum, medium/dark brown text designates links.
 
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