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Wilson Alexia 

One of two ties this year, although I’m tempted to give the Wilson the edge just to try to push Bill Duddleston into adding an automatic set-up feature to the Aeris. I haven’t had so much fun using speakers to re-explore my music in a long, long time. In spite of their radically different features and design, both the Wilson and the Legacy have detail, dynamics, full deep bass, extended upper octaves, and soundstaging that are truly exceptional at their very different price points. They have a natural musical realism with classical music and acoustic jazz for which I’ve searched a great deal longer than I care to remember. (Issues 238 and 235)

 

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Simaudio 810LP Phonostage

Canada’s Simaudio is one of those companies that builds premium products at fair prices. The top-of-the-line 810LP phonostage is a case in point. This very sophisticated product isn’t inexpensive at $12,000, but many companies would have charged much more for this level of performance. The 810LP features a massive and elaborate power supply employing 24 cascaded regulation stages built around Simaudio’s proprietary regulator designs. The result is ultra-clean DC powering the delicate audio circuits—Simaudio says the DC supply is as quiet and well-regulated as a battery supply. The fully balanced differential audio circuit is built from hand-matched transistors, and is mounted on a floating circuit board. This attention to detail pays off in the listening room, where the 810LP is as silent as a bank vault. This phonostage resolves fine detail with astonishing precision; cymbals hang in space, and the way their harmonic structure subtly changes with their decay is clearly audible. It’s this level of resolution that brings music to life. The 810LP is a transparent window on the LP front-end driving it, and is fully at home in the context of the world’s best electronics, loudspeakers, and associated equipment. (231)

 

810LP_SilverAesthetix Romulus CD Player/DAC

This all-tubed CD player and DAC is one of the greatest bargains in high-end audio today. What makes the Romulus special is that it sounds so “un-digital,” particularly at this price. Rather than sounding flat and congealed, the Romulus opens up the spatial presentation and gives instruments and voices room to breathe. The player has an expansive quality along with a sense of top-octave air and openness. The tonal balance is rich and warm in the bass, which, coupled with the treble smoothness, results in an immediately engaging and fatigue-free presentation. The Romulus doesn’t sound “tubey” in the classic sense, but neither does it sound like solid-state. The design and build-quality are beyond what’s expected at this price. If you have no analog sources, the Romulus can serve as a preamplifier and DAC with multiple digital inputs, provided you purchase the variable-output option ($1000). Thanks to an innovative hybrid analog/digital volume-control, there’s no loss of resolution no matter what the volume setting. (243)

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Den 5:e & 6:e december kommer vi att demonstrera Nordost Leif-series kablar hos reference audio i Stockholm. Övrig utrustning är Moon Neo och Sonus faber Olympica. Välkomna!

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Nu är det demodagar på Hifi Stället igen.

Tid: Fredag 21 & lördag 22 november

Kom och lyssna på riaa-steget som blivit ny referens hos Robert Harley på The Absolute Sound. Eller på DAC:en Moon evolution 650D som tillsammans med nya strömförsörjningen 820S förförde Michael Fremer i senaste Stereophile. Vi tar med oss roliga skivor och ett fantastiskt kul musiksystem som inte bara låter fint, utan även är vackert att titta på.

Sonus faber Olympica II

Moon Evolution 600i

Moon Evolution 650D

Moon Evolution 810LP +820S

Brinkmann Bardo

Nordost Tyr II

Quantum

Bardoprotractor

 

For those like me who value their stereo more than their car, the Olympica III speakers are worth saving for. If you are investing in speakers to live with for a long time, and this price range is within your reach, be sure to audition the Olympica III. Perhaps like me, you’ll find they are speakers to long for. I’m purchasing the demo pair.

Sonus faber Olympica 3 i  Tone audio

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Hilton Copenhagen
25 och 26 oktober 2014
650D-Silver
Moon evolution 650D
Moon evolution 600i
Moon evolution 810LP
Moon evolution 820S

AudioPhysic Tempo 25+

Brinkmann Bardo + 10.0 + Pi + Rönt

Hjärtligt välkomna!

 

Den äldsta hifi-tidningen i världen, Hi-Fi News & Record Review, har precis släppt sin årsbok där årets bästa produkter är listade.

Vi listar de som finns i vår portfölj nedan.

Balance-2

SOURCES: BEST OF 2014

Brinkmann Balance 2

Simaudio Moon Neo 260D

Krell Connect

AMPLIFIERS: BEST OF 2014

Krell Duo 300

VTL S-200 Signature

HEADPHONES: BEST OF 2014

Audeze LCD-3

LOUDSPEAKERS: BEST OF 2014

Sonus faber Olympica III

Wilson Audio Duette 2

 

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”Thanks to a chain that included products from Spiral Groove, Lyra, dCS, VTL, Wilson, HRS, Transparent, and Nordost, plus more than a little help from ASC and RPG, this $548,483 system [breathe] was so mesmerizingly musical that it really cannot be discussed in the same space as the other systems I encountered at RMAF 2014.”

http://www.stereophile.com/content/rmaf-2014-another-class-entirely

 

Välkommen till hifi punkten!

Vi visar upp Sonus fabers kritikerrosade serie Olympica, nya förstärkare från Krell, Brinkmann Spyder, Nordost och Audeze.

Olympica-3

Skövde. Torsdagen den 16 oktober kl 11-18

Trollhättan. Fredagen den 17 oktober kl 11-18

 

Ett av världens bästa riaasteg har nyligen fått den fina utmärkelsen Golden Ear Award av The Absolute Sound. Moon Evolution 810 LP är otroligt tyst och dynamisk. Musiken bara flödar ur en svart bakgrund. Det här är riaasteget för den som är ute efter det bästa men som inte vill krångla med rör. Kontakta oss om du vill provlyssna.

Simaudio 810LP Phonostage
$12,000
Canada’s Simaudio is one of those companies that builds premium products at fair prices. The top-of-the-line 810LP phonostage is a case in point. This very sophisticated product isn’t inexpensive at $12,000, but many companies would have charged much more for this level of performance. The 810LP features a massive and elaborate power supply employing 24 cascaded regulation stages built around Simaudio’s proprietary regulator designs. The result is ultra-clean DC powering the delicate audio circuits—Simaudio says the DC supply is as quiet and well-regulated as a battery supply. The fully balanced differential audio circuit is built from hand-matched transistors, and is mounted on a floating circuit board. This attention to detail pays off in the listening room, where the 810LP is as silent as a bank vault. This phonostage resolves fine detail with astonishing precision; cymbals hang in space, and the way their harmonic structure subtly changes with their decay is clearly audible. It’s this level of resolution that brings music to life. The 810LP is a transparent window on the LP front-end driving it, and is fully at home in the context of the world’s best electronics, loudspeakers, and associated equipment. (231)

810LP_Silver

 

 

En av våra favoritsignalkällor har precis fått den fina utmärkelsen Golden Ear Award av tidningen The Absolute Sound. Nedan kan du läsa motiveringen. Aesthetix Romulus är enligt oss en av världen bästa DAC:ar när det kommer till ren musikalisk glädje och närvaro.Den har en unik förmåga att kunna ”andas”, vilket oftast är en egenskap man förknippar med analoga signalkällor.

 

Aesthetix Romulus CD Player/DAC
$7000
This all-tubed CD player and DAC is one of the greatest bargains in high-end audio today. What makes the Romulus special is that it sounds so “un-digital,” particularly at this price. Rather than sounding flat and congealed, the Romulus opens up the spatial presentation and gives instruments and voices room to breathe. The player has an expansive quality along with a sense of top-octave air and openness. The tonal balance is rich and warm in the bass, which, coupled with the treble smoothness, results in an immediately engaging and fatigue-free presentation. The Romulus doesn’t sound “tubey” in the classic sense, but neither does it sound like solid-state. The design and build-quality are beyond what’s expected at this price. If you have no analog sources, the Romulus can serve as a preamplifier and DAC with multiple digital inputs, provided you purchase the variable-output option ($1000). Thanks to an innovative hybrid analog/digital volume-control, there’s no loss of resolution no matter what the volume setting. (243)

Romulus_Black-Hi-Res