Thursday, March 29, 2018

FLOW One by Allegro Audio

FLOW One is a class AB dual-mono, semi-conductor controlled integrated stereo amplifier. Two 400 VA toroid transformers provide its energy supply. Its performance is 8Ω at 80Watts and 4Ω at 140Watts per channel. Nominal performance is 400 Watts.

The bandwidth provided by the semiconductor technology, the transient transmission, speed, dynamics and the noise-free background all ensure perfect sound quality, detail and richness eliminating all distortions. The strict selection and testing of the capacitors and resistors with exceptional phase, tolerance and speed characteristics, as well as the paired MOSFET transistors and other components and their subsequent brazing on the circuit boards is done with delicate handwork.

We place great emphasis on the internal wiring of the devices and the connector terminals. FLOW One by Allegro Audio has a high purity copper UP-OCC monocrystalline internal cable in the signal path to ensure even, optimal signal transmission. The terminals are WBT NextGen™ connectors facilitating eddy-free connection. The internally optimized noise reduction of the housing and reduced resonance transmission of the plinth result in low own noise ensuring a balanced, clear sound.

The display module is behind a glass plate placed in a black, dust-painted aluminum ring. It can indicate the set volume and the selected input. Naturally, brightness of the display can be dimmed completely leaving only a stand-by signal to help relaxed listening. Volume setting of the device is performed in a closed system with a relay-switched controller in 63 steps with 1 dB intervals.

Power output: 8 Ω – 80 W / 4 Ω – 140 W
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
THD + Noise Less than: 0.06%
SNR (Signal Noise Ratio): 96 dB
Audio inputs: 4 RCA analog signal inputs
Audio outputs: 1 pair of speaker outputs, right and left
Power consumption: 400 W
Standby: 75 W
Dimensions (mm): W 440 x H 200 x D 430mm
Weight (net): 25 kg
Finish: Hand polished semi-matte brazil-nut front cover

Thursday, March 22, 2018

DynamiKKs! Athos

A new real point source speaker by DynamiKKs! SoundCraftsmen in a state-of-the-art shape.

And a truly majestic speaker, which simply impresses by its physical presence: 190cm tall and with a serious 185KG weight. 1 x 12” coaxdriver with waveguide and 2 x 15” bass transducer in wonderful shaped individual housings.

Technical Data

Principle - 3 Way Coaxial Monitor
Driver - 1x 12inch Coax-Driver, 2x 15inch Bassdrivers
Efficiency - 95 db
Impedance - 6 Ohm
Cut-Off-Frequencies ( -3dB )  29Hz - 22 Khz
Internal Wiring - DynamiKKs! UltraLink SpeakerConnect
Finish - High gloss piano lacquer or semimat lacquer, veneer according to customer's requests
Connections - 4mm Banana
Dimensions - ( H/W/D ) 190/51/76
Weight - 185 KG

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Zellaton Reference with Boulder 2110, 2160, dCS Vivaldi One, Melco N1ZH/2 & PLiXiR Elite BAC 3000

Schiit Lyr 3

To improve on Lyr 2, we had to completely reinvent the amp, introduce two new technologies, and make it modular. Yes, that’s right. Not only is the new Lyr 3 a big sonic upgrade, it can be configured with the DAC or phono preamp of your choice—just like Jotunheim.

Power and Finesse in One
Want to run IEMs? Sure. Need power for your HE-6? Sure. If this means nothing to you, just be confident that you can plug any headphone into Lyr 3 and get great sound. With full power delivered from the standard ¼” jack, you don’t need balanced headphones to take full advantage of Lyr 3.

Unparalleled Flexibility
Select from the internal card or rear-panel analog input, and pick high or low gain with convenient front switches. Connect the preamp output to your powered monitors for a complete desktop system—or use it as a front end to your speaker power amplifier. Lyr 3 provides all the flexibility you need.

Single Tube, Two Complementary Technologies
Now, you can enjoy a serious tube amp—that only requires a single tube. Our Coherence™ hybrid topology makes the most out of the supplied NOS 6N8S tube, and also works with all NOS and new-production 6SN7 tube types. What’s more, Lyr 3 introduces Continuity™—a constant transconductance output stage which provides superior performance.

Configure Now, Ready For the Future
Select from two different DAC modules, a phono input module, or no module at all to tailor Lyr 3 exactly to your needs. Modular design means Lyr 3 won’t be dumpster-fodder when technology changes—just swap a card!

Multibit DAC Module. Choose the optional Multibit DAC Module to get Schiit’s unique digital filter and true multibit DAC architecture, as used in Modi Multibit and Bifrost Multibit, for $200.

AK4490 DAC Module. Or choose the more affordable AK4490 G2 DAC module for a world-class delta-sigma DAC for only $100.

MM Phono Input Module. Or, choose the MM phono input module, for 42dB of gain and passive RIAA, for great phono sound, at only $100.
Made in USA. Really.

By “made in USA,” we mean made in USA. The vast majority of the total production cost of Lyr 3—chassis, boards, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US.


Friday, March 16, 2018

Closer Acoustics Stelvio Phono Stage


Inputs (2 pairs)
Balanced (XLR)
Unbalanced (RCA)

Outputs (2 pairs)
Balanced (XLR)

Frequency response (RIAA): 15-50 000Hz (+/-0,5dB)
Passive RIAA equalization
Channel separation: > 60dB
THD: 0,1%
Gain: 50dB - 55dB - 60dB - 65dB - 69dB - 73dB
Load impedance: 30R – 75R – 150R – 400R – 1K – 47K
Input capacitance: 100pF – 200pF – 400pF
Subsonic filter: 12Hz (-18dB)
Input mode switch: balanced/unbalanced
Input mode switch: mono / stereo
Input switch: XLR/RCA

Input/output RCA connectors gold plated (Neutrik)
Input/output XLR connectors (Neutrik)

Dimensions: (W x D x H): 40 x 43,5 x 12,3 cm
Weight: 12 kg

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Metaxas & Sins Statement System

Metaxas & Sins "Statement System" [including Chaisse Lounge chair]

See you in Munich for the Hi End Show, Hall 1.0, D01 May 10-13th...

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Schnerzinger Ground Protector

Schnerzinger ground protector, which can be used to connect up to 8 sets of equipment, but also with the Schnerzinger Grid protector or Innovator.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Rike Audio Natalija 2 Phono Stage

Inputs: 1 x MM (RCA), 1 x MC (RCA), Outputs: 1 x RCA
Gain factor MM (gain): 41 dB input impedance: 47 kOhm (MM)
Gain: between 61 dB (gain-loss ratio 1:10) and 67 dB (gain-loss ratio 1:20) switchable for MC
MC adjustment: switchable between 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 ohms
Output impedance: 2.5 kilohms RIAA accuracy: +/- 0.5 dB
Tube assembly: 4 x 6HM5 (NOS) Dimensions (W / H / D): 29.5 / 31.0 / 25.5 cm