YG Acoustics Peaks Series
Musikalitet, precision och ärlighet till det musikaliska materialet har varit det viktigaste när man utvecklat Peaks Series. Med Peaks har YG Acoustics också lyckats kapa kostnader utan att kompromissa med de kännetecken som gjort deras högtalare så framgångsrika genom åren.
Det som skiljer Peaks från deras mer kostsamma bröder är framförallt kabinetten som är byggda i en komposit av fiber och resin. De har simulerats noga i en av Europas kraftfullaste datorer och provlyssnats i tusentals timmar för att få fram ett nästan lika resonansfritt kabinett som i de större modellerna. Baffeln som elementen är monterade i är fortfarande frästa ur ett stycke aluminium av högsta kvalitet. I övrigt så är elementen, delningsfilter och komponenter i samma kvalitet som YG är kända för.
Experternas omdömen och betyg
Hifi&Musik har provlyssnat VTL’s magiska för- och slutstegskombination.
”Det här låter bra. Riktigt bra. Ja, till och med skitbra och det svänger något galet! VTL spelar musik – på riktigt. Inte som hifi-komponenter som förmedlar ljud och frekvenser. Ibland utan riktig musikalitet, trots dynamik och frekvensomfång – med VTL kommer känslorna!”
”The cinematic soundscapes of In a Time Lapse from Ludovico Einaudi’s CD release illustrated the Gryphon’s valve-like handling of tonal colours. This recording is rich with piano, violin and guitar, among other acoustic instruments, and the Diablo 300’s reproduction of the beautiful and moving compositions displayed natural and complex midrange timbre, with all the instruments having a sense of presence both in terms of transparent verisimilitude and that hard-to-describe sense of body… of image gravitas. That midrange kinship with the very best of valve amplification is something rather extraordinary for a solid-state amplifier – an integrated no less.”
… so far, the Gryphon Diablo 300 is unequivocally, and by a wide margin, the best integrated amplifier ever to grace our audio testing and music-listening environment.”
”… put into words that which is beyond words? For this, we have poetry, music, and, if I may be so bold, electronics on the refined level of Gryphon Essence Mono power amplifiers.”
”But on music that touches the heart, they can transport to a realm where few components know to go. Magic awaits those with the means to audition them at home, especially with their modest BlackSpike upgrade. ”Highly recommended” is an understatement.”
Jason Victor Serinus i Stereophile
”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.”
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
The QNET is a layer-2, five-port Ethernet switch that has been specifically designed with audio performance in mind.
Compared to other audiophile network switches currently found on the market, which are typically standard switches with a simple upgrade to either the power supply or oscillators, the QNET is completely redesigned from the ground up. Every aspect of this product, from part to placement, was made to perfect the transmission and receival of high-speed audio signals, while achieving extremely low noise operation.
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
“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