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NEW: NESSIE VINYLCLEANER 
Building on the success of the almost fully auto Vinylmaster, this junior version targets the budget-oriented vinyl listener, who equally attaches importance to quality, design and also “Made in Germany”.

Other than the auto brushing and liquid dispensing functions, Vinylcleaner inherits most of the goodness of Vinylmaster and also in a smaller package.  

[Click here] for the specs from Nessie’s website.

THALES SLIM II – SWISS PRECISION
Recently launched in Munich HES 2017, this Swiss made turntable received a substantial upgrade yet keeping the price intact (amazing!). Some of the key changes include:
* Enhanced drive system
* Over 20 hours of playtime after a single charge
* Heavier, aero-dynamic chassis with smoothened edges
* Face-lift in the switches

[Click here] for review from Audiophileman

MANGER S1 REVIEW
Germany’s Audio magazine reviewed the S1 and concludes that “The room, in which the S1 doesn’t perform perfectly and look stylish, has not been invented yet.”

[Click here] for English review

AUDES EXCELLENCE 5 AMT REVIEW
AUDES Excellence AMT smallPopular webzine Stereotimes.com wrote “Honestly, if someone were to take the Excellence 5 AMTs and stick another more “famous” brand onto it, and double its price, many audiophiles will still think it is under-priced.

[Click me] for full review and please visit us for an audition of this high-end bargain.


AUDES MAESTRO 146 REVIEW

audes146_2016STEREO magazine of Germany did a shootout of several speakers in similar price range. Namely Canto, T+A, Elac and AUDES 146.

AUDES Maestro is AUDES line of high performing yet affordable speakers range. Model 146, although a 3-way floorstander is high in efficiency and easy to place too.

[Click here] to read the full article (English)

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE COMPONENTS
award-sstage-2016Soundstage Hifi webzine awarded Rogue Audio over-achiever RP1 tube pre-amp for Exceptional Value in the year-end roundup of products. Recall Stereophile also applauded it as  one of the best value for money component.

[Click here] for Soundstage review
[Click here] for Stereophile review

PLiXiR POWER PRODUCTS
Plixir Elite BAC 400We are happy to announce our dealership of Sound Affairs’ PLiXiR range of power supplies and conditioners.

Many turntable users have experienced and benefited from PLiXiR Balanced DC power supply for their DC turntables – Concept, Performance DC, Funk’s LSD, Pro-ject etc. Sound Affairs recently launched the Elite range to further push DC turntables performance even higher. Also in the Elite series are the BAC power conditioners for source and also high-current applications.

 

NEWEST: EAT E-GLO S TUBE PHONO
EAT E-Glo S FET/tube hybrid phono pre-amp is our newest addition to our showroom and offers customers who desire the best of tube and solid state design with an array of highly flexible, on-the-fly – subsonic, load, capacitance and impedance adjustments.

Available in either high-gloss  Makassar wood or piano black side panels, this handsome, slim package packs a punch in its sound. The E-Glo S is very quiet (as quiet as it gets), plays smoothly but with crispy character that would please vinyl fans who demand true, natural playback.  

EAT B-SHARP IN THE NEWS
EAT (European Audio Team) newest member is the entry-level model B-SHARP which aims to gives “uncompromising performance and mechanical integrity, providing vinyl enthusiasts with a superb playback option at a more affordable price”.

Packaged with an Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge, this turntable is an excellent upgrade for users of DJ based turntables or turntables in the sub thousand level.

Business Times (Singapore) wrote “Superb playback that doesn’t break the bank“. You may [click here] to read. 

HIGH-END 2017 MUNICH SHOW HIGHLIGHTS
Summary of news/updates from our list of manufacturers who participated in the recently concluded show.

[Click here] to read.

2016 TURNTABLE OF THE YEAR AWARD – HI-FI+
HiFi+_Awards_142_2106 Origin Live Sovereign Turntable, 2016 Turntable of the Year Award – HiFi+

“It’s one of those rare turntables that doubles as a time machine; you don’t just play an  album, you are transported to where you were when you first heard that album. Records you know well suddenly sound like this is the first time you’ve heard them, and you can give the Sovereign/Enterprise duo any vinyl-related test you can think of and it will come up trumps. Origin Live’s turntable and arm combination is an outstanding and natural pairing, and comes highly recommended.  – Alan Sircon, HiFi+

[Click here] to read the review in full.

BERGMANN ODIN SEPARATE TONEARM
Bergmann Odin tonearm smallBergmann launched the all-new design Galder model turntable in Munich Show this year.
The Galder turntable is a whole new design target to be the most universal turntable. It retains the simple is beautiful Scandinavian touch.

Slated to be released around the end of this year is the new Bergmann Odin tonearm. This new separate tangential, airbearing tonearm is designed to fit almost all turntable brands/models. [Click here] for more details and pictures.

ALL-IN-ONE MUSICBOOK 25:DSD
Lindemann Musicbook 25 small2

The new musicbook:25 DSD received so many well deserved accolades that it is now hard to keep to. Reviews from US, UK, Europe, Australia and even Singapore all have one common conclusion – this 1-box of Streamer, DAC, Pre-amp with CDP (optional) is a Master of all. The sound is very hard to beat and build quality too. Just hook this up with a deserving pair of active speakers and you are in serious, deep audiophile land.

[Click here] to read review from The EAR
[Click here] to read review from HiFi+.

EMT JPA 66 MKII PHONO/PRE-AMP
emt-jpa66-mkii-hp-smallAlso known as Varia-Curve Tube Stereo Control Center, the JPA 66 MKII is a state of the art 4-phono input and 2 line input, RCA/XLR pre-amp with separate power supply.
This Swiss-made challenges everything you’ve previously experienced in terms of what a superb tube phonostage (not forgetting being highly flexible and adjustable) and a top-notch pre-amp could do.  It will leave you spellbound.

This flagship product is currently on demo at our showroom. The Gold version is a limited edition to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary. [Click me] for more details and write-up.

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