Munich’s High End event associated mainly with audio hardware is what web says year after year. That’s nothing new. But from an industry person’s perspective, these special four days are actually a very enjoyable social ride. For us interactions come before all else and that’s why my first Munich High End 2018 report covers this subject exclusively. Enjoy!
We have been awaiting a long time for that review to happen. Heavy stuff is never easy , for both: moving around as well as for reviewing. Finally STACORE’s most Advanced anti-vibration platform, more of that – in its latest version, has been published. Enjoy reading, as this is not just another platform. It might be the last platform you might need or want to move, and that is not certainly due to its weight.
Sveda Audio, active speaker manufacturer based in Poland, is mainly associated with the professional audio industry. But their fame is growing rapidly and more regular music listeners are starting to pay attention to the home audio solutions offered by the company. This review of Blipo active monitors written by Dawid Grzyb should help to understand more about how well made home active set up should be like. We have proudly added Sveda Audio to our portfolio as one and only manufacturer for the reason, which you are just about to find. Enjoy!
GigaWatt ,our power conditioning leader, just replaced entire generation of their products with the latest EVO+ generations. Given the fact that the previous one last over 4 years remaining unbeatable, it is quite an achievement. So when GigaWatt’s basic PC-2 EVO+ has been reviewed by Hifi Knights we had been all ears, knowing already what’s going on once the latest stock arrived.
This write up is following the regular review of the Pacific DAC we published here. But it doesn’t focus on DAC per se or comparing dac models available on hand. It clearly gets into the subject which interests us all most: the tube rolling.Once the leading test platform had been established Dawid clearly focused on tubes only to avoid any misconducts which switching between the different machines could course.
It is a great opening of the year for everything vinyl related. From early start of the J.Sikora TTs to he main subject of today’s write up: The Ultimate RED Eye phono interconnects by KBL Sound. Marek Dyba managed to go through an extended variety of products like: J.Sikora Basic turntable, Acoustical Systems Aguilar , AirTight PC-3 & Acoustical Systems Archon cartridges, phonostages: Grandinote Celio mk IV, Ypsilon VPS-100 + step-up, all to find out as much as possible about the latest KBL’s Ultimnate version of their classic RED Eye phono ICs. Go for full review under the link above or click more to scan through the highlights.
Long time awaited review of the latest flagship DAC from Lampizator’s stables – The Pacific is now on. Needless to say that we are extremely happy and proud to see such a mature write up and well put together thoughts. The product like that is not easy to recognise and describe properly. We do hate a wax poetry here in The House of an Artisan Audio and it takes a lot of knowledge to understand the nature of the music and explain it to the other through the prism of the unit’s performance. On the other hand ,Dave , as a a man who lives daily with his Golden Gate DAC since more than 2 years now , has both : the knowledge and the skills !
December last year was a great harvest time for COS . Their newly launched D2 machine continue showing of its great quality and versatility for the reasonable budget. This came earlier than HFK‘s one , but I left it for later as competing with Xmas makes no sense. All show appearances were equally successful and we are going to add to that during this year too. For time being however, enjoy reading Srajan’s comparative review which is quite interesting as he owns COS D1 DAC and uses it as his reference, unlike David who referees to his memory. As we do have here the current version of the D1 mkII ,I can only tell you that we also do have our own perspective which would hugely surprise you. But that is easy to verify – just get in touch and book a demo , then you will know what we are talking about .
Some 6 months back we did announce the formal launch of Connoisseur Of Sound [COS] new D2 DAC. Machine claimed to bring to the masses COS D1 (now mkII ) playback quality for the more affordable price. To achieve that goal company stripped the case from D1’s luxury into more common , yet still wonderfully build case of the H1 Head-dac. More of that , the circuit had been newly developed, but vastly taking advantage of the knowledge gained during Flagship design. Did they manage to win that game ?- should you ask. Our answer will be the great : YES , but we are selling that hence it need to be verified by the independent pair of ears ;-]
In this new year to come we would like to extend our warmest heartfelt wishes to all our customers, followers and friends . I hope this new year brings Peace and Happiness to all of us who are lucky enough right now to be together with their loved ones and all those who haven’t got much blessing. Let good fortune stay with all of us and keep us away from wars, stress, poverty and hunger. Love and Peace to ALL the World.