HANNL VINYLCARE OF GERMANY
We are very happy to announce that we are now representing Hannl Vinylcare range of record cleaners and accessories.
Hannl is a famous German brand of over 20 years in the record cleaning business. Late last year, Draabe Audio Technologies (of Nessie fame), acquired Hannl and naturally, we have also become Hannl’s authorized premium dealer.
Watch out for Hannl’s most popular and their high-end model, Mera to be demonstrated very soon in our showroom.
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
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 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)
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.
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 wireless 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.
INTERVIEWING AUDES DESIGNER
Stephan Yen of Stereotimes.com took a close look at AUDES and asked one of their key designers Aleksei Tjurin a few interesting questions. This webmaster likes this line particularly which Alex remarks “If the lifestyle continues to accelerate, then people will have no time to listen music.”.
[Click here] to read the rest of the interview.
ANALOGPLANET REVIEWS B-SHARP
Famous analogue champion Michael Fremer recently reviewed EAT B-Sharp on his website. You may read the enire write-up [here].
Michael concludes “…the EAT B-Sharp is a great looking, versatile and fine sounding “plug’n’play turntable that’s easy to recommend as a starter ‘table or a step up from the lowest priced non-toy players.”
THALES YEAR-END AWARDS
Thales turntables and tonearms received all round recognition from audio webzines for their outstanding performances. Need no hype, no gold badge or no oil-rig size equipment but proven, Swiss craftsmanship and engineering to design/build world-class products
Below are the 3 separate links which you may click to read the review in full:
BEST OF 2017
Bergmann Audio Magne
Although I’ve lusted after a Bergmann Audio turntable for years, it was not until the summer of 2017 that one of these Danish turntables found its way to my listening room. And now, looking back over the past twelve months, it was the Bergmann Audio Magne turntable that was responsible for bringing me the most pleasurable music listening hours of the year. The looks, the build and finish, the excellent specifications and above all the way it made my favourite music sound put it on top of my list of best audio components of 2017.
Jan de Jeu
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.
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.