” German Thöress company is one of those small audio manufactures known mainly to enthusiasts of high calibre. Its owner isn’t into recognition at all. Driven by passion he does his own thing, happy customers handle all the rest and the Thöress word is spread in such fashion for two decades or so. “ With these words David starts his journey into Reinhard Thöress world in his latest Thöress F2A11 integrated amplifier review.
And to be perfectly honest with you it just makes me smile as knowing Reinhard in person and having that privilege of working with him, after all that hours we spend on phone or on email I am always finding him to be the same man of his principles. That’s why one can take this descriptions almost like a script from his own memories . That makes me even more happy, knowing David and his attention to details ( at least we are both photographers ,aren’t we ?) as it is a simply guarantee that none of the aspects of the Thöress art or Thöress magic if you wish , will not be missed. Therefore let me have that rare pleasure to invite you to the reading which won’t be like any others you know , as Rainhard is not just another audio engineer like you know, but to the challenge,, the journey, just like David put it here.
Once you switch the knob in the Thöress amp , or preamp , or whatever… you will cross the mirror to the other world. Your world will never be the same. So won’t be your music and the way you understand that. Like with every ART your own sensitivity is the one to reward you. The more you feel and understand the more you will get in return. I was always saying that Thöress craetions are for true aficionados. Just like Cohiba cigars, or single melt Isle Whiskey ageing in the cask. It takes special sophistication to enjoy it.
Knob on then. I say no more, just quote Dawid’s final conclusion below, leaving all the enjoyment of the lecture for you to sense and feel :
” To describe a soulless audio product as one with spiritual inside is neither informative nor appropriate. Usually to serve such expression is to emphasize one’s highly emotional and a bit exaggerated attitude towards… a machine. To be frank, a statement of this sort is both of zero informational value and redundant. And yet in case of marvelously built, fabulously sounding and visually unique Thöress F2A11, I’ll gladly make an exception as I strongly believe that it’s the right thing to do this time around. This complete, unique and spectacular integrated is highly recommended to every high efficiency speakers aficionado out there. Not only as a product for years to come, but also a very rare case with soul indeed. ‘Till next time! “
Great recordings are the culmination of years of intensive musical training, artistry and masterful audio engineering. Recreating the magical moments of inspired live or studio sessions with the help of audio techniques is a very challenging, but also rewarding task.”
– Reinhard Thöress
Honestly ,to me it is the best review he ever wrote. Thank you for that David.