Newly arrived at Hong Kong.
A true horn design with nano sized mono amps.
Due to the lockdown I haven't listened to it but my frds who did so said that it's super cute, with surprisingly good sonics and maybe better than the Wilson Audio TuneTot as a true desktop speaker.
There seems to be a new wave of new integrated amplifiers employing Class D amp modules : Primare, Marantz, Technic ...etc.
The smaller amp section makes space for network connectivity, dac, phonoamp ...etc.
May not be a bad idea, when Class D amp technology has evolved and improved for so many...
Dela / Melco just announced a new top audiophile switch model : S10.
A limited edition.
With upgraded chassis and an external linear powersupply.
Looks nice and well-built but msrp is 600,000 yen (excluding tax)!
Anyway it's not as dear as the...
My CAS friends and I have been into CAS for nearly 10 years and have the following feelings to share : Are CAS really convenient?
Yes, extremely convenient in terms of expanding our music library and knowledge to near-infinity by streaming.
Yes, we can have handy & univeral controls ...
IMHO an audiophile switch is a mandatory components for all CAS audiophiles.
My favourite audiophile switches in the current market are SOtM sNH-10G, Melco S-100 and Telegartner M12 Gold.
I shared my views on them on various WBF threads before.
They possess diff sonic characters and if used in a...
Luxman has launched a new cd player D-03X a few months ago.
It's in the mid price category yet very well-built.
I guess the D-03X has been over-shadowed by the coming flagship D-10X.
However I think it should not be underrated & ignored!
Mr. Yoav Geva has left YG Acoustics
What will be the future of YG Acoustics?
Any info about the new venture of Mr. Yoav Geva?
With so many hifi shows postponed or cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic, the HK Hi-end Audio Visual Show 2020 which will proceed as scheduled in Hong Kong in August may be the first large-scale show in the world in 2020...
Just announced on MSB facebook and monoandstereo.com :
Just read this opinion written by Patrick Cleasby on Stereo.net.au https://www.stereo.net.au/opinion/opinion-the-lost-art-of-physical-media
Patrick talked about possible causes such as : " ... the use of sub-par masters, incorrect handling of Dolby A noise reduction, flaky attempts to breach...
The newest and smallest member of this Divin Series is the Divin Marquis :
WBF members who will visit AXPONA 2020, please give us a report and some photos.
Grandioso PS1 is the optional external PSU for K1X sacd player.
msrp : ¥1,200,000
" ... Grandioso PS1 is an external enhanced power supply unit dedicated to the analog circuit (D / A converter module) of Grandioso K1X. The PS1 has four powerful...
Both are classics!
Both are conducted by maestros.
Both are decades old (1959 vs 1960s).
Both are high rez reissues (hybrid sacd vs BR-audio).
What I can say is :
Many things in music and audio are old but not senile.
Actually the older the more lovely!
The Bruno Walter boxset is a...
Melco just launched a new audiophile S100 :
It's very well-built :
I want to borrow one for home trial but has not been successful because the dealer which takes care of Hong Kong is located...
How lucky I am!
A wish of mine has materialized just before Xmas : testing the CH Precision T1 in an home environment!
T1 was launched nearly 2 years ago but has got not much attention. There are only a few reviews on it, including a more recent one on postivefeedback.com .
" ... SME will exit the tonearm retail and OEM business with immediate effect shifting our focus on our core turntable and tonearm combination business ... "
Alon may be spilling the beans deliberately!
Please look carefully at this photo posted on the Magico Facebook on 29 Nov :
Can you see the photo taken by that professional digital camera? :cool:
I heard that this flagship model would be launched in 2020.
I believe it will be in the same...
My friend TLi has flied to Tokyo to attend the Tokyo International Audio Show 2019 (TIAS) on 22-24 Nov.
TAD is debuting their new R1TX-BR and new M700 monoblocks at this TIAS 2019.
Thomas said that they gave a very authoritative sound despite the room was crowded with Japanese audiophiles.
What an opportunity last night!
My friend and I had a gathering with David in Hong Kong.
A guru, authority, master...!
I learned a lot from him!
And the gathering was so interesting because I brought my friend Thomas Li who owns an Air Force 1 Premium (and will buy the AF Zero) with me.
When I read the Tweak Forum and Power Forum of WBF, I notice that there are many discussions on building dedicated powerlines for home audio and AV systems.
WBF brothers talked about 130V vs 240V ; selection of in-wall cables ; different wall-sockets and even installing huge transformer filters...
The Uptone Audio EtherRegen audiophile switch is around the corner!
The official webpage is set up and online ordering launched :
My friends in Hong Kong and I have group-preordered several of them via the HK dealer a few months ago.
Graham just announced to launch/recreate the LS5/5 :
May we know more about this model?
What's its virtues and how is it diff from other BBC models and other brands?
Last night I home-visited "Simcity", a friend in Hong Kong who is a fans of CH Precision.
Here is his system : Sonis Faber Amati Futura bi-amped by two CH M1, P1 for his Air Force One, C1 as dac for a Denon cdp acting as cd transport and a X1 supplying C1 & P1. The hifi racks are Artesania...
There are very different types of power conditioners for audio in the market : filters, power-regenerators, magnetic, transformers ...etc.
Each has its own merits and pitfalls. I don't think there is an overall champion.
I personally dislike filter type of power-conditioners.
IMO The PS Audio...