SME bygger några av de finaste skivspelarna och tonarmarna i världen. Anledningen är att de är de enda som kan. De flesta andra sätter ihop produkter av delar som andra har tillverkat åt dem. Det duger inte för SME. Deras krav på perfektion går bortom allt annat vi har sett. Varenda skruv är tillverkad med toleranser som andra skulle vara stolta att deras lager håller. Så när en produkt är färdig och monterad så har den en så hög mekanisk integritet att den upplevs som att den är fräst ur ett enda stycke. Det är nästan poetisk att hålla i en SME-produkt. Men den verkliga poesin uppenbarar sig när man sänker ner nålen i spåret. Då inser man varför de bygger så kompromisslöst som de gör. 

Tester

Audio Physic Classic 5

 

For many people, myself included, £1,890 is still quite an investment. However, when looking at the fit and finish of these speakers as well as their consistently exceptional performance, I reckon I could get away with telling people that they cost twice that. Well, the quality of the walnut veneer and the impressive glass fibre membrane drivers certainly look like they belong to a more expensive set-up for a start. Furthermore, I dare say that the Classic 5 also performs at least as well as some of the floorstanders at the £3,500 mark.

 

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VPI Avenger Reference

With the Avenger Reference, most listening sessions evolved in very much the same way. I could never seem to tamp down my enthusiasm enough to put away each preceding album into its sleeve. After a few hours of listening the scattered albums made quite mess of things, not a habit that will continue that is for sure. The chaos was in the name of the best possible cause-the deep unbridled enjoyment of music that the VPI Avenger Reference delivers in spades.

 

Läs hela testen i Tone Audio här!

Audio Physic Avanti

”So often, we’d love big speaker sound, but don’t have the room, and sometimes that rules out a subwoofer or two as well. Emily Duff’s “Needledrop Blues” kicks off the Avanti audition and these speakers immediately impress with their range and clarity.”

”The Audio Physic Avanti’s have quickly become a favorite around here. Other than the last bit of super deep bass, which requires you to spend way more than the $8,500/pair asking price, they offer a level of clarity and resolution found in the world’s finest speakers at any price. The Avanti’s can work well as a building block or as a destination. Their only real limit will be the quality of components you use to drive them. They will deliver very good results with something as modest as a $900 Rega Brio amplifier and OPPO 205 disc player driving them, yet they will provide world-class sound with a stack of five-figure components.

If that’s not exceptional value, I don’t know what is. Consider the Avanti’s duly awarded for 2018. And one of my personal favorites. This is a pair of speakers I could certainly live happily ever after with.”

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YG Acoustics Sonja 2.2

 

”What floored me about the sound of the Sonja 2.2’s on ‘Nublado’ was their ability to reproduce the seductive richness of tonal colours and the delicate textures of the instruments in play, the almost tractor-beam-like pull of the Candombe rhythm, while at the same time convincingly conveying the sound and ‘feel’ of a small church interior. In my experience, to hear this track on the 2.2’s is to be utterly drawn in, and that is due in no small part to a quality they deliver better than almost any speaker I have yet heard: namely, intimacy”

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Nordost QKORE

“…the elegance, the poignancy, the fragility of a musical line is what conveys the emotion at the heart of music. This is what the Nordost QKORE does so well. I can’t help thinking that to achieve the most from any high-end stereo Nordost QKORE is an essential product to consider”

Läs hela testen i The Absolute Sound här.

Audio Physic Avanti

 

”Sleek and modern in design, the Audio Physic Avanti is a sonic tour-de-force. Capable of true full-range performance, yet compact and easy to place, the Avanti distinguishes itself with superlative tonal accuracy, dynamic verve and soundstaging prowess. Musical and immersive, the Avanti succeeds at all levels in connecting the listener to his or her favorite recordings.”

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Nyheter

Nyhet hos Stylus Audio!

Nu har vi den Nordiska distributionen för en av världens bästa hörlurar Audeze.

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”Audeze creates acclaimed headphones using unique planar magnetic technology, combined with precision USA manufacturing and individual characterization for exceptional quality.”

 

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Nordost Valhalla 2 – Ett helt nytt sätt att tänka

Ljudet är stort, organiskt och levande, utan att tappa den precision och känsla av sammanhang som gjort Nordost världsledande. Hemligheten är att Nordost nu skrotar kabel + kontakt filosofin. Valhalla 2 och HOLO:PLUG är att betrakta som en komponent. Både kabel och kontakt tillverkas under samma tak och är optimerade för varandra. Resultatet är fantastiskt.

 

Moon Neo är här

Nēo, pronounced ”knee-o”, comes from the ancient Greek word meaning ”new” denoting this exciting range of MOON products. Borrowing heavily from the Evolution Series’ aesthetics, Nēo incorporates numerous circuit enhancements to noticeably improve sound quality. Every aspect of the Nēo Series is designed to remind you of the much-more-expensive Evolution Series, but at a fraction of the price.

Moon vinner flest priser 
i The Absolute Sound

 

Moon vinner priser i alla produktkategorier de representerar i årets Editors’ Choice Awards. Det innebär att Moon är den mest belönade tillverkaren av alla. Som ni säkert förstår så är detta något som både vi och Simaudio, som tillverkar Moon, är väldigt stolta över.

 

P-8 Preamplifier

W-8 Power Amplifier

600i Integrated Amplifier

340i Integrated Amplifier

310LP/320S Phono Preamplifier / external supply

360D CD Player

250i Integrated Amplifier

230D CD Player

100D DAC

 

 

 

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