We have a great pleasure to tell you that after a fantastic review which Verictum DEMIURG power cable got , we now have another product recognised here properly. The COGITARI power par. It may well look to you just like a.. power bar. well it its as it is of course, but the Devil ,as always, sleeps in the details ;-). To find out more, please feel free to read the issue of 152 of the webzine.
Well , Gents from Hifi-Knights already did prove many times that the name they choose for their webzine is truly deserved. Their objective point of view for the reviewing subject and taking no side whenever the circumstances are both : rare and valuable qualities. Here with the review of the Sikora Initial TT we are getting something extraordinary and the reason for that is that Marek who is visiting this product is himself long time Sikora Standard TT owner. How it translates to reality you can find out following the link above.
With the greatest sadness we are sharing a news that had been posted on CAN fan page today. Jaki Liebezeit, drummer and founding member of Can, has died at the age of 78. Liebezeit passed away in his sleep after succumbing to a sudden case of pneumonia. We will always remember him as one of the most innovative drummers, inventor of the motoric bit and and incredible time keeping which gained him a nickname a human metronome. R.I.P Jaki. We never forget You. Your spirit and music will stay with us forever.
We have a great pleasure to announce that the latest revision of Encore 7s radical approach: The Egg -Shell had been reviewed by David Grzyb of Hifi Knights. Prestige 9WST was their first amp and it hit a spot from the beginning. Latest revision brought numerous improvements, by improving a circuit, parts selection and optimisation and adding their wonderful spherical remote to the bunch. Sonically it was and still is our favourite implementation of EL 34 Pentode in SET configuration. Please read whole review under the link here. Find
Thomas Mayer’s Tube of the Month : The 417A
After the large directly heated tube in last months tube presentation, let’s have a look at a tube on the other end of the size spectrum. For this month I selected the Western Electric 417A.
The 417A is a rather modern tube intended for grounded grid operation in broad band amplifiers.
We have a great honour to announce that we matched the highest company expectations regarding qualifications and standards of demonstrating analogue set ups to the customers and therefore we had been appointed to be Audio Technica’s “An Excellence ” dealer in the UK . One of the two only to whom this distinction had been given. This gives us rights to keep stock and demonstrate to the customers their latest and greatest achievement to date : AT ART – 1000 MC cartridge.
hORNS did proof many times before that they are capable of making an excellent speaker design. We are proud to promoting the brand since 2012 and many of them are now playing in an English houses making a lot of people very happy and bringing hours of the purest musical excitement to them. Here Gentlemen from Hifi Knights are proving again how great pair of speakers The Mummies are. Get there to read a
An American Jazz and Blues pianist , singer and songwriter dies at 89. Author of many hits and frequest collabortor of the West Coast jazz stars left behind over 50 recordings covering his distinctive carrrier as well as documentating his influential style based on the merge of blues influence and syncopic rhythmic dyscipline. Beloved by fans and often covered by pop and rock performers he became an icon of the modern music in US. R.I.P Mose, you will be sorelly missed.
Thomas Meyer’s Tube of the month in October 2016 is: VT 800
This months tube is a directly heated transmitting triode, from the RCA 800 series. It is actually the very first tube in that series, the 800 itself.
I have never done anything with that tube and most likely never will. But it is an interesting triode nonetheless and certainly usable for audio applications.