“To get this kind of natural timbral warmth, weight, power, resolution, extension, and top-to-bottom seamlessness in such a small, stylish package is rare, indeed.”
Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound
“YG Acoustics Sonja XV stands as the finest and by far the most accomplished loudspeaker I have yet heard, and by no small margin at that.”
Chris Martens, hifi+
“The Brinkmann is that rarest of rare breeds in audio, a turntable for the lover of music who believes, as I do, that not only are musicality and high resolution not incompatible with one another, but that high resolution is a precondition of musicality.”
“Some will never get past the price, but the fact remains that the Aesthetix Io Eclipse is the best phono stage we’ve ever heard”
“A superbly balanced and beautifully judged design, this is the best Spendor yet – and that’s no mean feat.”
Roy Gregory, hifi+
“This is one fabulous piece of equipment. No other entry-level phono preamp I’ve heard betters its design, its construction, or, most important, its sound.”
“Frey 2… has rebalanced the scales, taking the transient and micro-dynamic elements of the past and integrating them with richer mids and a brawnier, meatier bottom end that gives orchestral music more discernible, atmosphere and weight. In a word, there’s more fidelity to the live event.”
Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound
“The Carmel 2s are exceptional in terms of detail resolution and insight. They have the ability to track complex music without sounding strained, in a manner that’s beyond most high-end speakers we’ve heard.”
“The Prime turntable/arm combination is one of the most likable record players we’ve heard in recent years. Don’t buy any rival until you’ve heard this”
“..the list of the best amps I had heard regardless of price or technology… And now at the top of that list sits the VTL Siegfried II”
Marc Mickelson, The Audio Beat
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.
Experternas omdömen och betyg
“The Prime 21+ builds on its impressive predecessor to become one of the class leaders at this level”
“The VPI Prime+’s amount of punch, sense of power and degree of insight put it thoroughly among the class leaders. This is a hugely capable and rounded package with a wide range of sonic talents that work across musical genres.
Add solid build, ease of set-up and the generous supply of accessories in the box, and it’s clear that VPI has pushed its Prime turntable a useful step forward. If you’re looking for a record-playing package at this level, this one simply has to be on your shortlist.”
”It would have been easy for SME to make a compromised facsimile of a current product in a bid to achieve a lower price point. Thanks to the brand’s reputation, we suspect it would have still sold well. But we’re pleased to report that the company hasn’t done that here. Through the use of clever engineering, careful development and innovative materials it has produced a superbly-made and thoroughly capable record player that truly lives up to the brand’s heritage. If you’ve always wanted one of the company’s turntables but could never quite stretch to buying one, go for this. In all the important ways, you won’t be missing out.”
” It’s this transparency that pushes the Model 6 into the class-leading group at this level.”
Kanske de bästa fötterna till hifi just nu. Om ditt system mår bäst av mjuk koppling till underlaget så är Audio Physics smått genialiska konstruktion VCF de bästa fötter vi har stött på. De finns i olika utförande och funkar till både högtalare, kablar och komponenter. Basen blir djupare, rikare och mer nyanserad. Mellanregister och diskant öppnar upp och blir renare men kanske framförallt vackrare. Mer insikt i musiken helt enkelt.
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“We are deeply impressed: With the different feet of the VCF Magnetic plus portfolio, which ensure decoupling and vibration absorption, we achieve a drastic improvement in sound performance. In particular, the lining of the power supplies leads to more definition, presence, space and tranquility. But also the tuning of the turntable, the sound transducer, and even the speaker cables cause an impressive increase in the playback level. When you consider the significant sound improvements that can be achieved with these tuning tools, the price / performance ratio also turns out to be really good. For all skeptics: try it – and be amazed!”
Tone testar en av världens mest hyllade skivspelare. Med mer än 40 års erfarenhet visar VPI precis var skåpet ska stå. VPI förenar en flödande musikalitet med en teknisk fulländning. En VPI Prime Signature får många andra vinylspelare att låta som speldosor.
VPI Prime Signature i Tone audio. – “While there are many super tables (Including VPI’s own Avenger and Titan models) with five and six figure price tags, with incredible engineering and finish, I proclaim the Prime Signature as the reference value king of turntables. And though a fully maxed out Prime Signature comes in just under $10k, it gives the cost no object decks some major competition. I’m happy to make the VPI Prime Signature my new reference.”
Eric Neff– TONE
Darko gör en mycket intressant test på 2 olika modeller från Spendor.
“Both speakers are excellent, each in a different way. The Classic 1/2’s strength is its balance, all parts of the spectrum presented with equal aplomb. Big and bold when needed, nimble with smaller-scale pieces. Everything is treated so well. There’s also an ease to the Classic 1/2 that focuses the listener more on the music than the speaker.
“The D7.2 peps things up a bit. It focuses us more on the frequency extremes, controlled bass matched by extended treble, transparency and precision to the fore. Like the Classics 1/2, the D7.2 presents a wide acoustic image with a real sense of depth, but with the D7.2 you hear even deeper into the music. It’s a refined speaker, one that manages to sound a/live in a way that’s difficult to get out of your head once you’ve heard it.”
”Significantly improved sonic performance” doesn’t begin to describe the differences between the Atlas SL and the Atlas SL λ…”
“The damper and suspension changes bring to the Atlas SL λ a quality of top-to-bottom, luxurious textural suppleness, sustain, timbral generosity, and midband warmth, while losing none of the speed, slam, and detail retrieval for which the Atlas SL (and the brand in general) is best known. Still evident are black backgrounds against which are “carved images in perfect relief,”
Michael Fremer, Stereophile
“For me, the Atlas Lambda is Jonathan Carr and Yoshinori Mishima’s masterpiece — a “last” cartridge for the most discriminating audiophile. Anyone with the money to buy one of these extraordinary cartridges, however, will surely have multiple armwands, so let’s just say that if you are one of these lucky few, there is little risk to hitching an Atlas Lambda to one of them and settling back for some fun. As I said with the original Atlas, if I had to start from scratch and build a system around one component, it would be that cartridge. But now it would be the Atlas Lambda.”
Dennis Davis, The Audio Beat
“I got spectacular results with the Moon 860A V2 and can forgive its high mass and high asking price because it does things that more affordable, and liftable, amplifiers cannot even with the wind in the right direction. It may be possible to find a power amp that gets close for less but I suspect that the search will be a long one. A lot of high power amps can do the muscle bit but lack the delicacy and hear through transparency that this Moon offers, and a lot of them completely fall down when it comes to timing. I had to take this out of the system before it was collected for fear of getting too used to it, I am now slowly getting used to a (more) real world amplifier. High end audio, it can be addictive.”
“The instrument focus and clarity are both excellent and the soundstage is expansive…the bass is powerful and punchy and the drums and hi-hats are crisp, tight and engaging. The great energy is splendidly conveyed and the instrument focus of the hi-hats is particularly well defined.” – Neville Roberts, Hi-Fi Choice.
VPI’s stunning new Prime 21 turntables build upon the success of the award-winning Prime series to deliver a vastly improved performance and offer a super-simple set-up procedure. The Prime 21 and 21+ are designed for music lovers who demand high-end performance but do not want to have to learn hi-fi technician skills to get their vinyl spinning.
All Prime 21 turntables are carefully packaged so that they can be easily removed from their box, calibrated, and connected in well under twenty minutes. No specialist hi-fi assembly skills are required, and all set-up tools are supplied. An instructional video is supplied on a USB stick for those owners who would like assistance.
The Prime 21 turntables offer a big step up in sound from that of the outgoing Prime model. Their performance is more musically engaging and expansive, with a deeper bass. VPI has achieved this by re-designing the deck and making major upgrades to the components.
A new aluminium top plate braces the turntable chassis to deaden any unwanted resonance that can confuse the sound. The addition of high mass aluminium casework to the motor improves its damping for a steadier performance. An all-new 3D-printed tonearm is pre-mounted and the unipivot of earlier Prime models has been replaced by a new gimbal system. The isolation feet are the same as those used in VPI’s anniversary edition HW40 turntable (RRP £15,000) and offer supreme balance and dampening.
The Prime 21+ model offers even more than the Prime 21. It features the VPI Shyla cartridge (custom made by Audio Technica) and the VPI Weisline tonearm cable (manufactured by Nordost), to give a superior performance.
• Solid machined 53mm thick chassis with aluminium plate. Painted textured black.
• 10 ½” gimbal 3D-printed tonearm
• Stainless steel motor
• Stainless steel and Delrin record clamp
• HW40 isolation reference feet
Ambitionen med att skapa SME Model 6 var att bli bäst i klassen. (Punkt) Genom att utnyttja mer än 40 års erfarenhet av att bygga tonarmar och skivspelare och kombinera det med helt nya material och en ännu mer avancerad maskinpark har SME lyckats skapa en billigare skivspelare som fortfarande levererar en musikalisk upplevelse i världsklass. Model 6 kommer med en förbättrad version av tonarmen SME M2-9 som kan hantera pickuper med en massa från 2 till 12 gram. Chassit är byggt i en för ändamålet framtagen högdensitets-resin, med syfte att effektivt dämpa bort oönskade vibrationer, utan att konstruktionen blir gigantisk. Alla andra kritiska delar såsom lager, motor och motorstyrning håller samma höga kvalitet som alla SME skivspelare. Motorstyrningen är dessutom utrustad med den senaste generationens teknik och har en lättåtkomlig kontroll som gör fininställning av hastigheten busenkel. SME Model 6 har redan fått sina första 5 stjärnor i What HiFi!
“The Hailey 2.2 is a musically expressive, revealing speaker capable of deep-reaching, tuneful bass and agile, wide-ranging dynamics. It creates focused images within an expansive soundstage into which the speakers sonically disappear as sound sources. “
“The Hailey 2.2 gets so much right and offers so much trickled-down technology that one could make a compelling argument it represents the performance/price sweet spot in the YG line. It actually comes pretty darn close in overall performance to the nextmodel- up Sonja 2.2 in bass extension, dynamic range, and soundstaging.”
Kirk Midtskog, The Absolute Sound
Med anledning av sitt 40 års jubileum lanserar MOON en specialutgåva av form av ett musiksystem som innehåller 2 av sina mest populära produkter i ett helt unikt utseende och förpackning. MOON har även utvecklat unika kablar för detta system som ingår i paketet. Läs mer om 40th Anniversary här!
“…the updated Mimas didn’t disappoint. I was not only surprised by the sheer silence of this phonostage, but frankly a little shocked by the transient fireworks and dynamic liveliness that began springing forth from my vinyl collection. I originally dubbed Mimas “the very definition of what I am seeking today in an integrated amplifier,” but I need to amend that characterization. Now it’s also among the most versatile.”
Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound
YG Acoustics Hailey 2.2 vinner ytterligare ett fantastiskt pris.
“Hailey 2.2 is my new reference speaker.”
“In my opinion, every high end manufacturer should buy a pair to see if they can exceed its reference-level musicality or match it for less money. It’s that good.”
Review By Phil Gold – Enjoy the music.com