Monday, July 23, 2018

The best & worst sound in Munich

The best:

1 Lansche 7.2
1 Zellaton Statement
3 Wilson + Constellation
4 Viva Audio Allegro
5 Lawrence Silver Dragon
6 Davis Acoustics Karla 2.0 + Nikita 3.0
7 Eggleston The Viginity
8 Suesskind Fortress
9 Mal Valve Malstat 4
10 Analog Domain Argus


The worst:

1 Tidal Vimberg
2 Bohne BB-18
3 PMC Fenestria
4 Göbel Epoque
5 Bayz Audio
6 Diesis Audio
7 Albedo
8 Boenicke
9 Living Voice
10 Göbel Divin Majestic

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Wizard Ultimate update



















Posts and members visits at Ultimate:

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The latest:

NEM D-Dac 2 parallel R2R dac, much better than all serial dacs
Zellaton Statement with YS Sound



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Friday, June 29, 2018

Davis Acoustics new Dream series speakers




























Nikita 3.0 and Karla 2.0

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tron Electric Nemesis





























Pivetta Power One













































$12000


PowerOne differs from all other audio amplifiers using a power supply with 4 phases that garantees a durable system never seen before.

It is unique for its incredible reserve of Power its simplicity and its facility impulse will surely impress you. The attainment of the highest quality has always been our goal: with these products it is achieved not only in innovation, class, design and originality, but also in normal use by the sophisticated music lovers.

Highest Sound Quality for sophisticated music lovers

Heir to the "Opera Only" proud tradition, it still preserves all the sophisticated technology, it can finally be conceived as an excellent partner to a music playback of the highest quality and comes into the more sophisticated listening rooms of the passionate music lovers of the most high-end. Unlike the huge, exclusive and binding creations produced till now, “PowerOne” can safely go into the living rooms of our homes! “PowerOne“ differs from all other audio amplifiers using a power supply with 4 phases that garantees a durable system never seen before. It is unique for its incredible reserve of power: its simplicity and its facility of impulse which will surely impress you.

The attainment of the highest quality has always been our goal: with this product it is achieved not only in innovation, class, design and originality, but also in normal use by the sophisticated music lovers.

The structure is made of aircraft aluminum. This state of the Art Amp features: power input 115/230V 50/60 Hz 20 Amp (115V), 4 x 500 watt triple-insulated toroidal transformers, 8 diodes 600V/36A, 12 Kendeil aluminium electrolytic capacitors, 44 high current bipolar transistors, 2 analog input (RCA/XLR), 2 output channels with 8 speakON connections.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Langer Audio No.9















Key features Langer No.9:

Equipped with our langer DD104 direct drive
Absolute low noise drive
Extremely low wow and flutter values
Longlife and Zero maintenance
Platter speeds: 33, 45 and 78
Elegant and solid Chassis design
Housing offers enough space for maximum flexibility in tonearm selection
Main body is milled of special MDF compound, with fine veneer surface
Carrier plate for motor and tonearm is milled of a solid aluminum block
Massive, full metal bottom plate
Height adjustable foots, made of anodized aluminum
External power supply, covered in extra housing, made of solid aluminum
Operation friendly
Quick speed stabilization
Easy operation with a simple rotary switch

Tonearm Integration:
Adapter Plates for all kind of tonearm designs available
Tonearms with an effective length from 9 to 12” can be easily integrated
Huge opening in the bottom plate, allows easy cable management for the tonearm


Drive
Brushless Direct Drive Motor with optoelectronic speed feedback
DDM104
Electronic speed control, with analog circuit type
DDU104

Platter
Precision manufactured from Aluminum
ø304 mm
Weight incl. platter mat
2,7 kg

Platter speeds
Fine adjustment with poti for each speed (for setup only, not for normal operation)
33 1/3, 45, 78 min

Time from start to set speed at 33 1/3 rpm
4-5 s

Wow and flutter
(according to DIN)
< ± 0.04%

Chassis design
Heavy aluminum base plate with adjustable stands
Carrier plate on top for Motor and Tonearm is made of solid aluminum
Plinth design is machined from a MDF-Compound block with fine veneer finish

Tonearm integration
Huge hole in Housing and Bottom Plate
ø154 mm

Distance hole (center) to platter center
259 mm


Outside dimensions:

Turntable
Width 520 mm
Depth 425 mm
Height 130 mm

Power supply
Length 110 mm
Width 80 mm
Height 50 mm

Weight of turntable and power supply
20 kg and 0,75 kg

Mains voltage
Universal wide range input
90-264VAC / 47-63Hz

Power consumption
Maximum power consumption
30 W
Power consumption during playback
~3W

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Architettura Sonora Cube 2LV























Everything about the Cube2LV is optimized for high-performance.

A sophisticated and beautiful concrete body houses a remarkable 12-inch woofer (hence the name 2LV) that delivers "clubbing" performances of great pressure in both indoor and outdoor environments.

A completely unprecedented accomplishment in the subwoofer category.


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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Zellaton Statement with YS Sound, Schnerzinger, DS, Reed, NEM & Soulution


































































Many more and in better quality pictures at Wizard Ultimate.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Tchernov Cable Classic XS MkII IC Anniversary Edition




















This cable is a limited edition with the RCA Plug Classic Anniversary Edition.

Coming soon.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Kerr Acoustic K320 speakers






















From £3,395.00


The K320 is a 2-way floor-standing loudspeaker designed for the home. It takes the same carefully-selected ingredients that make our K300 stand-mount so capable, and presents them in a format which allows you to uncover an even greater depth of performance. With unprecedented bass extension, the K320 delivers astonishing scale and authority in a compact and slim format.

Featuring the unique Kerr Acoustic transmission line, the K320 produces a stunningly accurate and extended frequency response from 24Hz – 45kHz which remains linear and uncoloured at all playback levels.


LF Driver 6.5” Wood-fibre cone with extended linear suspension system and patented symmetrical drive motor design

HF Driver 2” True Ribbon tweeter with 0.027g diaphragm mass

Response 24Hz – 45kHz

Sensitivity 90dB (2.83V/1m)

Impedance 6 Ohms (nominal)

Crossover 1.95kHz - 2nd order (12dB/ Octave)

Dimensions H:1020 | W:195 | D:395 mm

Construction 18 / 24mm Baltic Birch plywood transmission-line

Weight 25 kg (per cabinet)

Connections One pair of 4mm pure copper binding posts

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Falcon Acoustics Reference GC6500R























The Falcon Reference Series represents a quantum leap in the use of new innovative technology for loudspeakers and is designed for the true audiophile. A no-compromise approach to quality and engineering was taken throughout the development program.

Falcon’s involvement in cone material development goes back decades, and it was clear to us that the incorporation of Graphene into loudspeaker cone material could give major improvements in driver response times, enabling the use of significantly lighter cones with greater rigidity and inherently better damping.

The result of this research is the Falcon Sonaweave™ Graphene Enhanced Nano-Platelet Cone, seen for the first time in the bass units of the Falcon GC6500R Reference. The cone is 60% lighter and thinner than conventional cones, significantly improved rigidity and improved damping compared to other conventional or composite cones, and a well controlled roll-off. The bass attack and recovery that these properties confer is apparent from the start.

Next we looked at the 2” dome horn-loaded midrange , and after extensive computerised modelling we selected an inverse Hypocycloid profile for the wave-guide with superb acoustic properties. We also re-engineer the unit in-house to give a significantly smoother response whilst reducing the already low distortion by a measured factor of -40%.

The ribbon tweeter is especially modified by Falcon to give an outstandingly smooth response, the precision engineered front plate is a major contribution in this.

Internally, the 3.2mm Laminated FR4 gold plated double side 2oz. copper tracking PCB, precision wound close tolerance Air Core Inductors, and Polypropylene Capacitors throughout mean a crossover with the best possible components throughout. Finally all internal wiring is run in 2.5mm TPE Insulation wire for maximum sonic accuracy.

The elegant cabinet is hand made in laminated 25mm MDF with an extra 9mm of damping throughout. in probably the best cabinet production facility in Italy. The 38mm Alcantara® covered front board is computer profiled for minimal diffraction. Internally, chamfered drive unit apertures reduces driver compression. The 18mm reinforced rear panel, Falcon profiled heat sinks and precision tooled back plate, together with finishes available of solid high gloss solid colours or a selection of contemporary veneers, a smoked glass top and metal work all made from precision ground MIC6 Top Grade Aluminium Cast Tool Plate by F1 ultra-precision engineers complete one of the finest cabinets available today.


Specs

Drive Units
3-way vented

2 no. Falcon Acoustics hand-moulded 180mm (7.0”) Sonaweave TM Graphene Enhanced Nano-Platelet Composite Cone bass units.

Inverse Hypocycloid Wave Guide Loaded 50mm (2”) Dome Midrange.

Custom Ribbon Tweeter with precision plate loading.

Cabinet
Italian manufactured handmade cabinet with laminated tooled 25mm sides with additional 9mm damping.

38mm Alcantara® covered front board, computer profiled for minimal diffraction. Internally, chamfered drive unit apertures to reduce driver compression.

18mm reinforced rear panel, Falcon profiled heat sinks and precision tooled back plate.

Natural wood banded veneers, smoked glass top.

Metal Work all made from precision ground MIC6 Top Grade Aluminium Cast Tool Plate.

Crossover
3.2mm Laminated FR4 PCB, gold plated double side 2oz. copper tracking. Precision wound close tolerance Air Core Inductors. Polypropylene Capacitors throughout.
2.5mm TPE Insulation internal wiring.

Freq. response
20Hz-40kHz

Impedance
4 ohms

Sensitivity
90dB/2.83V/m

Power handling
25-300W

Connector
4mm Custom-Designed nickel-plated binding posts

Dimensions (HxWxD)
120 x 25.5 x 40 cms

Weight
70kg each including plinth

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Ansuz Acoustics rack















With this new Ansuz Rack, we have united all our best experiences from working with resonance control in a High-End music system, and put them together in a high performing and functional rack system.

Doing the design for the Ansuz Rack, Michael Børresen has utilised all the best acoustic properties from geometry and materials to create a design that is simple and logical.

The Rack is created as a modular system, making you able to design exactly the the rack that fits your need for space.

The Rack can be adjusted to level the shelves perfectly, and you can add more Ansuz Darkz beneath the shelves - and even between each module.

Uprights comes in three heights: 30, 116 and 292 mm. The uprights is made from Titanium which, together with the aluminium construction creates an unique acoustic performance. Shelves are finished with black-stained aspen vurneer for minimal risk of scratching.

The Rack can be customised with various resonance enhancing coatings on the Titanium parts.


Delivery: September 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Cypher Labs Prautes headphone amplifier






















































Designed by Coffman Labs and produced in collaboration with Cypher Labs, the Prautes is a limited edition analog headphone amplifier.  Combining vintage tubes, military technology, and hand made American components, we’ve sought to unlock an unsurpassed listening experience for the audio customer at an affordable and inclusive price.

Primarily intended for headphone use, the Prautes drives a wide range of headphone types and provides for impedance matching. It includes a very subtle bass boost feature, a line-out stage, and is also capable of powering small speakers. The controls are optimized for headphone output to offer revealing clarity, presence and an expansive soundstage—presenting your music with subtlety, image, accurate detail, and the excitement of live experience. The result is a legacy piece that is timeless and enduring.

The Prautes uses a 12AU7 tube gain stage to drive a pair of 50L6 or 25L6 tubes (note in product serial number) in push-pull mode. This provides for more power than needed for almost all headphones—and can drive high efficiency speakers with about 2 watts. Five separate output impedance settings are provided to match listening equipment, including 8 ohm speakers, standard headphones, high impedance headphones and In-Ear-Monitors.


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Friday, May 18, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Ensemble at Highend 2018















































The new Massimo Fuoco integrated amplifier.

Friday, May 11, 2018

YS Sound YSS-182JP









































3 inputs (balanced)
A, B = 3+, 2-
C = 2+, 3-
2 outputs (balanced)
Frequency Response : 1Hz – 300kHz
Signal to Noice Ratio : > 135dB
Distortion : 0.0012%
Dimensions : 260(W) X 430(D) X 130(H) mm
Weight : 10kg

Gryphon Audio Zena Preamplifier























































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