YEAR-END C-MAJOR OFFER
From now till year-end (while stocks last), we are offering limited sets of E.A.T C-Major turntable systems at an attractive price. The package includes: C-Note tonearm, LP clamp, dustcover, interconnects and an Ortofon Quintet Blue (MC) cartridge.
C-Major offers high value and performance of a good mid-end turntable. If you are using budget turntables and/or turntables in the $1000+ range, this turntable is an immediate leap in sound (and built). Visit us for an audition today!
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
Popular 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
STEREO 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
Soundstage 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.
UPGRADE YOUR DC POWER SUPPLY
Replacing your stock wall-plug DC power supply with PLiXiR Balanced DC power supply would bring about an immediate upgrade in sound. You will get – improved bass, better dynamic contrast (because of lower noise floor) and also wider soundstage.
DC turntables we’ve upgraded so far include Clearaudio Concept, Clearaudio Performance DC, Ovation, Funk Firm LSD, Pro-ject, E.A.T, Bergmann Magne, Dr. Feickert and many more.
OYSTER’S 2017 LPS LOOKBACK
This webmaster (Oyster) buys an average of 15 or so new or re-print titles every year and I have been blogging them here since 2012. You may find them in this link if you’ve missed them.
This year, I find the standard of reissues are getting better and more interesting titles surfaced, which is important and encouraging to all.
[Click here] for 2017 Oyster’s New LPs.
ORTOFON WINFELD Ti REVIEW
Michael Fremer revisited the Winfeld cartridge (Stereophile August 2017 issue) albeit after 9 years. The latest Winfeld Ti incorporates several of Ortofon’s top of the line technology trickled down from flagship, MC Anna.
He concludes “in my opinion, the $4390 buys you a piece of the highest echelon of cartridge performance for thousands fewer bucks.”
[Click here] to read the review in PDF.
NEWS: THALES STATEMENT TONEARM
A cost-no-object creation by Micha Huber, this new reference tonearm is built for audiophiles who only want the very best. This tonearm builds on the already superb sounding Simplicitiy II with even tighter tolerances, best materials to optimise shielding and mechanical energy flow into this new piece of art. Retailing at 21,000 CHF for the Gold/Diamond coated version,
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.
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
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.