Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Burmester at TAA 2011

Marten Coltrane 2 with MSB

German Physiks with Zorin, an+di and YS-Audio

an+di tweeter

Zorin TP-S5A turntable with Music Reference air-tonearm

an+di preamp and poweramp, using mil-spec technology. an+di is an German brand, designed by an former FM Acoustics engineer.

an+di cables

YS-Audio reference one preamp and phono stage

YG Acoustics with dartZeel, AudioAero, Antelope Audio and Locus Design

The Sonus Faber with Goldmund

Hansen King V2 with Soulution and dCS

German Physiks Emperor with Boulder and Wadia

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Widea Lab’s Audio Renderer

Widea Lab is a young Korean company. The company says they’ve got some strong candidates for US distribution and will also be selling via Amazon. Their first product, the Aurender (short for Audio Renderer; $5700), is a digital music server utilizing a customized Linux OS, linear power supply, and storage for over 5000 lossless and uncompressed CDs. It offers coaxial, optical, and AES/EBU outputs and can be controlled using a clever iPad app which displays album art, all useful metadata, and, on first glance, even seemed friendly to classical music.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

EAR Yoshino DAC


The DAC boasts a digital to analog converter with low jitter clock and enhanced operation. The DAC accepts up to 24/192 digital input from USB, coaxial SPDIF and Toslink SPDIF inputs. Immediately upon returning to the analog domain, the audio signal is passed to EAR's propreitary analog filter. The audio is output from a transformer-coupled ECC88 tube line output stage as in EAR pro audio equipment. This allows true floating balanced output as well as identical quality unbalanced line out by RCA connectors. The maximum output is 5 volt, which means it can drive directly any power amplifier of any type, with analog volume control that can be controlled by remote handset. This claims accurate, clean smooth sound, yet detailed, open and dynamic, lacking the overly-crisp, a musicality of many highly-regarded digital to analog converters. Avaialble in chrome or black aluminium finish


  • DAC chip: 24 BIT Multilevel Delta Sigma Conversion.
  • 1 x USB Interface
  • 2 x 75 Ohms Coaxial S/PDIF
  • 1 x Toslink Optical S/PDIF
  • RCA 5V rms single ended
  • Balanced XLR; 5V rms XLR pin 2 positive
  • Valve Compliment: 2x ECC88 / 6DJ8
  • Output Impedance: < 60 Ohms (balanced or single ended)
  • Recommended Load: > 600 Ohms (balanced or single ended)
  • Harmonic Distortion: < 1%
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20KHz
  • Dimensions: W 435mm, D 320mm, H 95mm

Friday, July 1, 2011

Goldmund Mimesis 20H D/A Converter

CHF 60000


Goldmund Metis D/A Converter

The Metis D/A Converter in short:
  • 2 Alize 6
  • Inputs: 1x USB 1x Coaxial 1x Toslink
  • Outputs: R/L