Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tchernov Cable Reference DSC SC















The latest evolution of our flagship speaker cable builds on the ground-breaking DSC (Distributed Symmetric Conductor, Patent RU No.2652382U) architecture.

The signal transmission is carried out by two lines consisting of three similar conductors, configured around a central damping SPVC cord in a hexagonal structure 3+3+1 with a maximum packing factor. The phase (L) and neutral (N) conductors are aligned in an alternating ring circuit.

DSC enables the highest possible group wave speed, significant EMI reduction and better noise immunity up to 20-40 dB compared to an ordinary conductor. Reduced irradiation determines low and constant impedance in a wider frequency range and guarantees near-to-ideal amplifier-speaker matching regardless of design ethos and specifications.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Phant Audio ABV Turntable




































The ABV record player is a idler-drive unit, conceived and created as an upgrade for the classic German Elac Miracord 50H players. These players are well known to many music lovers around the world. For their more than 50-year history, they deserve the status of cult, and still delight their fans with a special drive, rhythm and musicality. Unfortunately, with all the advantages, in stock performance, they have a number of restrictions that this upgrade proposes to eliminate.

The upgrade includes the following steps. A heavy, resonant 80 mm birch plywood plinth, covered with veneer, comes to replace the standard case. The player loses all parts of automation and regular ton arm; switching on and off is now done via a speed selector. A plate milled from 4 mm of duralumin is added to the standard panel of steel 2 mm. The resulting sandwich is tied to the skirting mass, it has excellent rigidity and effectively suppresses resonances in a wide range. Rubber parts of a regular engine mount are replaced with products made of sorbotan - a unique elastic material combining the functions of both springs and shock absorber, which now adsorb engine vibrations, isolating them from penetration into the sound signal. The picture is completed by a new tonearm (at the customer’s choice),

The result is the transition of a talented veteran in the higher sound league. Accuracy, stability, resolution, improvement of the signal / rumble level, the ability to use any tonearms and pickups, up to the highest level, are added to the original musical and technical advantages of the player. And for someone, the increased usability and modern appearance will also become important.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

KuraDa KD-P1 Headphone















$4500


53 mm driver unit designed exclusively

We developed a new driver unit to realize sufficient low frequency while it is fully open. Adopting a neodymium magnet with strong magnetic energy. By thinning the thickness of the diaphragm until durability permits it, it has become possible to express precise sound accurately.


Full Open Structure without housing adopts a fully open housing that does not cause excessive resonance or resonance. All the main parts of the housing are cut out from the chunk of A 7075 (Ultra duralumin) and produced. All movable parts are supported by stainless steel bearings, eliminate noise and distortion, and move smoothly.

It is designed not only from the appearance impact, but also on the research, so as to obtain the best sound quality from various perspectives such as housing rigidity, driver unit mounting angle, distance to the ear, installation area of ​​the ear pad, and so on.


Driver unit - 53 mm Dynamic type

Sensitivity - 96 dB

Impedance - 42 Ω

Frequency - 20 - 20,000 Hz

Weight - 550 g (not including code)

Cable specification - 3.0 m OFC detachable type

RAAL-requisite SR1a Earfield monitor



































$3500


The SR1a by RAAL-requisite is the world's first Earfield™ Monitor. Experience mixing, mastering, and home listening with unparalleled accuracy and realism in a soundfield devoid of room acoustics and comb-filtering caused by work surface reflections. Earfield™ technology delivers unheard of program accuracy and a speaker-like soundfield experience.

The SR1a is the world’s first True-Ribbon™ headphone. Highly specialized ribbon drivers were developed that reproduce 30Hz to 30kHz bandwidth in order to eliminate the need for sealed chambered bass and allow for open air baffles (both front and back) for a true full-frequency soundfield.

Professional engineers report that SR1a Earfield Monitors™ reveal more detail and accuracy than even their finest traditional studio monitors or heaphones. Helping to achieve high-quality, transferable mix results in non-traditional environments. The accuracy, musicality and portability of the SR1a frees the engineer to work whenever, and wherever they choose.

Weighing in at only 425 grams (15 ounces). Unlike standard headphones who’s weight and heat create listener discomfort over time. The SR1a Earfield™ design eliminates heat buildup on the ears providing a cool, natural airflow. Your ears will also appreciate the complete absence of sound pressure against the eardrums caused by traditional sealed can designs. SR1a headphones can be worn comfortably for many hours at any listening level.

The SR1a features; carbon fiber baffles, stainless spring steel headband, aluminum ribbon drivers, plush memory foam bars, and lambskin leather (non-leather option available). Every SR1a is expertly handmade, in Serbia, by the skilled European craftspeople who build world-renowned RAAL ribbon tweeters.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wizard Ultimate update























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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Z-Axis Symetrica Audio Balanced Power Supply





















































































£6500


Symetrica is a 3 section ‘balanced’ or ‘symmetrical’ output power supply for high end domestic audio system use. It features a single mains supply input via a Neutrik 32amp Powercon locking connection, with a very low electrical impedance power cable supplied also using a Furutech 1363G (gold plated alpha pure copper) mains plug (UK).














This is a balanced power circuit which would apply to the USA. In the UK, the overall voltage is 240 volts and each power line carries 120 volts as opposed to 60 volts. Note how the reactive elements, the unwanted interference is cancelled out within the transformer.


Connectivity:

It is intended for the Symetrica Balanced Power Supply to be in circuit between the wall outlet and ALL audio devices within the system. The rear outlet sockets are numbered 1-10 which correspond to the following, depending on configuration requested at time of ordering:

Configuration A: Sockets 1 and 2 are fed by 1 x 300va balanced transformer - used to connect all digital equipment.

Sockets 3 and 4 are fed by the 2nd 300va balanced transformer - used to connect analogue source components, including the phono amplifier.

Sockets 5-10 are fed by the 1.5 - 2Kva balanced output transformer- used to connect the main gain stages, i.e., power amplifiers/s, pre-amplifiers and sub-woofers, powered loudspeakers, integrated amplifiers, etc.

Configuration B: Sockets 1, 2 and 3 are fed by 1 x 300va balanced transformer, and - used to connect all digital equipment.

Sockets 4, 5 and 6 are fed by the 2nd 300va balanced transformer - used to connect analogue source components including the phono amplifier.

Sockets 7-10 are fed by the 1.5 - 2Kva balanced output transformer - used to connect the main gain stages, i.e., power amplifiers/s, pre-amplifiers, subwoofers, powered loudspeakers, integrated amplifiers, etc.

Other custom configuration are available at the time of ordering. Please contact Z-Axis Audio for more details.


Features:

• Solid State Relay controlled On – Off main switch

• Primary input fuse 12 amp slow blow 32 x 6.35mm Eaton Bussman non resonant ceramic fuse.

• Inrush current limiting device. (MOV)

• Substantial DC filter section; features 16,500uf Vishay anti parallel capacitors (33K uf
each) and 35amp parallel bypass/overload Vishay bridge rectifier.

• Incoming Voltage display, switchable to indicate voltage output of the secondary stages.

• 3 custom specified and built isolating balanced output transformers to provide the following:
• 1 x 300Va circuit transformer for all digital equipment feeding 2-3 of the output sockets. Maximum current of 1.1amps (at 240v).
• 1 x 300Va circuit transformer for all analogue source equipment, i.e., Phono amplifier, tuner, turntable etc, feeding 2-3 of the output sockets. Maximum current of 1.1 amps (at 240v).
• 1 x 1.5 or 2Kva circuit transformer for all gain (amplifier) sections, i.e. power amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, phono stages*, powered loudspeakers, subwoofers etc. Maximum current 6.8 amps for the 1.5Kva or 8.8 amps for the 2Kva. (at 240v).

• Optional 2.5Kva or 3Kva main transformer (requires a deeper casework to accommodate this) for all gain stages, as per above.

• Phono amplifiers will benefit being fed from the 2nd 300va (sockets 3&4 or 4,5&6 depending on configuration specified at point of order).

• 3 x Current output display’s in red, one for each output section / transformer circuit.

• Voltage and current displays are able to be switched off via a high quality top mounted pushbutton switch.

• Output fuse status display LED’s in green indicate full function of all live pins of the output sockets. These indicators remain on when the voltage and current meters are switched to off.

• All internal circuit boards are made from either 4mm Tufnol or 2mm Tufnol for the LED fuse status display circuit, which is point to point wired.

• 10 x Furutech gold plated UK 3 pin outlet sockets, both socket’s live pin’s are fused with either 6 amp or 3 amp Eaton Bussman 32mm x 6.35 slow blow non resonant fuses depending on usage. These sockets are by far the best available with excellent physical grip of the mains plug.

• Solid copper low impedance earth bus bar connecting all earth points to the single entry point.

• All internal wiring from high quality pure copper silver plated stranded and Teflon insulated wire.

• All high pressure cold weld (crimp) construction using copper connections.

• Non magnetic casework from Valchromat and anodised aluminium.

• 4mm thick Aluminium laser cut rear panel for strength.

• Anodised Aluminium side fins for heat dissipation.

• Optional tinted acrylic top cover panel.

• 6mm Dark grey glass front faceplate.

• Dimensions; 530mm x 380mm x 170mm.

• Weight: 29kg

• Idle current usage >100mA.

• Heat dissipation – Low.

Klinger Favre D66 speakers















For you, who could never choose between the energy of live concert, the pleasure of domestic comfortable sound and the true analytic power of professional monitoring speakers, here is the solution: D66 have it all!

D66 KF boomer includes our latest inovations in terms of boomer drive motor, membrane treatment and coaxial KF Ultra Tweeter.

Our first order filter is made of the very best european components (including KF-made self with unsurpassed electronic performances) prevents any dragging effect and enables you to get the full potential of your amplifier.



Specs:

W 29cm x H 49cm x D 40 cm
Weight per speaker 22kg (24kg on the Floating Board)

Admissible power 60W
Sensitivity 90dB/2,8v/1m
Impedance 8 Ohms

17cm KF carbon membrane boomer + coaxial KF Ultra Tweeter
28 mm soft dome tweeter
Bi-wiring option
Bass Reflex system, vent on the back of the enclosure
Stark and heavy enclosure 25mm thick
Anti-vibration Floating Board system
Satin Black enclosure Finish
Removable front panel: bright or dark natural wood finish (satin ecological wax)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sutherland Phono Loco Balanced MC Phono Preamplifier






















































$8200

Balanced Transimpedance Unit Unlike Any MC Phono Preamplifier Available: Sutherland Phono Loco Delivers Crazy-Good Analog Performance and Features Incredibly Clean, Clutter-Free Circuitry.

The Sutherland Phono Loco balanced MC phono preamplifier is crazy. Really. It hasn't any loading options. Its input voltage is zero and never changes. It completely ignores any regard for traditional marketing and promotion. Why? Phono Loco remains focused on one goal and one goal alone: Optimal performance that takes analog playback into stratospheric realms of realism, resolution, intimacy, naturalism, openness, tonality, expressiveness, and, in particular, effortlessness.

Engineer Ron Sutherland approached the U.S.A.-built Phono Loco with complete off-the-chain freedom, utterly disregarding convention and standards. Unlike anything else available, it is a specialized transimpedance unit – meaning Phono Loco looks like a virtual short to the input signal. The input current gets multiplied by the gain (in ohms) to produce an output voltage correspondent to the input current. The advantages relate to its elimination of clutter and its perfectionist-refined circuitry.

By design, Phono Loco demands a balanced input signal as the circuitry requires both connections from the cartridge could to float with respect to ground. You won't find any bending, patching, or compromising in Phono Loco so it would be able to tolerate a single-ended signal.


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Friday, January 11, 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019

MSB Technology S500






















Very excited to share this sneak peek of our new S500 Stereo Amplifier. Stay tuned for many more details and updates to be released over the next couple months.

For now, here are some teaser specs:

-500 Watt Rating
-136dB Dynamic Range
-1F (1,000,000 uF) of capacitance
-Fully Balanced Stereo Design

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Dream Machines - Zellaton Statement






















From Robb Report "Tech" featured column January 2019 magazine.

On june 19, 1930, a United States Patent and Trademark Office drawing was filed by engineer Emil Podszus of Berlin, Germany, for a “Sound Reproducing Apparatus.” Podszus’s early sound system was the beginning of the company known as Zellaton (zellaton.de) and the founda- tion of its current innovative line.

Each Zellaton Statement loudspeaker, for example, uses five cone drivers—components that change electric signals to sound waves. Each one of these is designed to reproduce a specific range of low, mid, or high frequencies, measured in hertz (Hz).

The company’s proprietary midrange driver delivers near full-range response from 100 Hz to 8 kHz. Such unfet- tered bandwidth is a remark- able achievement for a single driver, allowing it to reproduce instruments and voices with a natural ease and complete freedom from artificiality.

The drivers in all of Zellaton’s speakers are handmade in Munich by Manuel Podszus (the grandson of the founder), require up to six weeks to manufacture, and have a build quality on par with a military specification product. It’s no wonder that the Statement’s utterly convincing sound pin- points instruments and voices with uncanny realism.

Each of the Zellaton Statement’s 771-pound enclosures is nearly six feet in height. At its size and price—$200,000 per speaker—the Statement is an impressive cornerstone for the finest two-channel audio system.


Robert Ross

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

YS Sound YSS-782




































































































$260,000


Freq response - 1-300k
S/N - 160dB
Distortion - 0,001%

Size - 46x15x35
Weight - 16 kg