Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Munich 2015

The best sound in Munich was at Zellaton showroom with Schnerzinger cables without any cleaners... even Reference II at MOC or FMA XS at Hifideluxe and others couldn't compete.

The sound from the Legacy Reference Monitor speakers was so good that people started to dance in the showroom..... We are now at Zellaton level in a different sound universe.......

Me and my friend was specially invited to hear the world exclusive release of a new Zellaton speaker in their showroom. We listened to Legacy for 3 hours without getting any fatigue at all.

The best and worst sounding setups at the MOC and Hifideluxe.

It was very hard to find any good sounding setups, but there's many bad sounding ones.

Best sound:

1 - Zellaton Reference II and Legacy Reference Monitor - Listened to both for a long time without getting any fatigue at all - Reference II 2 hours and Legacy 3 hours.
2 - FMA XS-1
3 - Venture Avantgarde III
4 - Focus Master 2
5 - Perfect 8 The Point III

Worst sound:

1 - Marten Coltrane 3 - Fatigue after 10 seconds, a new record in bad sound!
2 - JBL + Mark Levinson - A bright distorted sound - I got a headache after a short time
3 - Sonus Faber - Very distorted sound - must run out after 30 seconds
4 - Jeff Rowland + Avalon - Only noise
5 - Tune Audio - Artificial noise

I could easily list up many more bad sounding setups.

Zellaton Reference Mk II with Schnerzinger, LOIT, BFA, Acoustical Systems, Tandem & Mal Valve - Best sound at Highend 2015

Reference Mk II deliver exactly the information that's on your source material - if it has high treble, less midbass, bass or something else that you're used to, that's not the Zellaton speakers fault.

Other Zellaton speakers I've heard this neutral character from are SR-1 and Legacy Reference Monitor.

I listened to this setup for 2 hours straight with SPL up to 100dB with no fatigue at all.

Before this session I had been listening to all the others not so good sounding setups and I had fatigue and I wanted to leave the show, but that disappeared when I started to listen to the Zellaton setup.

Easily the best sound at Highend 2015.

10 more highres pics of this setup are at my Ultimate blog.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

OmniGon The Final Phonostage/Linestage


Ultimate Phono preamplifier w/optional line stage. All triode tube design. Full symmetrical.
Unique passive phono EQ. Each tube with its own independent heater supply.
Unique double mono PS with bridge-type tube rectification (8 single-wave rectifiers - 4 each channel) and pure foil CLC-PS.
100 lbs - dual chassis, my 5 Phono inputs (50dB, 63dB, 68dB, 72dB, 77dB pure Phono gain), Output AES Studio specification, (600 Ω, digital 110 Ω) No- loss-of-Signal-Parts, the best out there (TKD, Silver plugs, Tubes from US Army rocket defensive stations, Silver soldered, Tantal, Caddock, all Parts internal decoupled via Electron microscope devices...)
Result: Superior Detail, accurate specs, no coloration and lifelike Reproduction.The sound ?
Well, it is no longer about sound.

Dynamics, colors, soundstage, 3-dimensionality - yes, all that and much more. But it goes a few significant steps beyond that. Imagine opening the windows of your room on a clear early summer morning. A breeze of fresh air comes in.
Then go further in your imagination and tear down the walls of your listening room. All a sudden there is fresh air, the warmth of sun rays on your skin, a world of color, beauty and a flood of details around you.
Touching your senses - with brute directness, unfiltered, unaltered. Involving, dramatic, breathtaking and demanding.
Nothing between you and the nature.

Quality inspection from Science Lab for every single piece incl. Tubes, final quality report Engineering Lab.

Phono specs for OmniGon s/n 10
RIAA accuracy (20 Hz to 20 kHz): better than +/- 0.1 dB.
Phono linear phase derivation (DLP) 20 Hz to 20 kHz phono MM: less than + 0.2°
Phono linear phase derivation (DLP) 20 Hz to 20 kHz phono MC (3-6 Ohms): less than + 1.5 °
Frequency response Phono MC1: -3 dB at 0.4 Hz and 210 kHz
Phono Overload MM: 400 mV
Phono Overload MC 1: 38 mV
Phono MM IMD RIAA de-emp. 20 Hz to 20 kHz: less than 0.019%
Phono MM THD RIAA de-emp. 20 Hz to 20 kHz: less than 0.02%
Phono MC1 IMD RIAA de-emp. 20 Hz to 20 kHz: less than 0.03%
Phono MC1 THD RIAA de-emp. 20 Hz to 20 kHz: less than 0.03%
Channel separation Phono: 92 dB
Output impedance: 120 Ohms
Tube complement: VT229 (2x), VT231 (2x), E80cc (4x), CV135 (4x)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Adyton Cordis 3.4 & 3.6

Cordis 3.4 - NOK 300,000

Cordis 3.6 - NOK 500,000

3.4 - 350W - 60kg
3.6 - 650W - 80kg

The Cordis Signature 3.4 and 3.6 consists of separate power supply and output circuitry for each channel. This construction avoids coupling of electronic devices, delivering pure signals very effectively.

Saturday, August 8, 2015