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    Engström - new UK distributor

    Not the easiest things to capture due to the glass reflecting the light… Just beautiful… and the sound, oh boy… Cheers, Guillaume
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    Just swapped the ERIC Encores into my home setup. Cannot wait to hear these on bigger speakers at KJ West One! Cheers, Guillaume
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    Who’s up for a $2800 fuse?

    No, unfortunately a good friend of mine beat me to it! Guillaume
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    Who’s up for a $2800 fuse?

    Hi Barry, I’ve been experimenting with them in my system, so far only tried the 13A mains plug fuses but have also got some internal fuses on the way. To my ears the Light Blue easily beat the SR Orange and was a very decent upgrade. Then the Yellow took things up a notch or two especially in...
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    Tonight’s listening session is on these Cheers, Guillaume
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    Hey guys here’s a flyer for the KJ West One Eric Encore launch event: Hope to get to see a few of you there! Here’s the EventBrite link: https://engstrom-eric-encore-uk-launch.eventbrite.co.uk/ Cheers, Guillaume
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    It’s a little crowded on there but I wanted to try the new MONICA mk3 feeding the ARNE. The sound is just beautiful! Cheers, Guillaume
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    It’s a proper Aladdin’s cave of high end so we’ll have a ton of options, especially on the analogue front. Once I have a better idea of what we will do I will share on here. The ERIC Encores should be able to drive any speakers but I think some will be surprised by the capabilities of the ARNE...
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    We are planning a U.K. launch event at KJ West One in Central London on Friday 1st (evening) and Saturday 2nd October (all day). Timo Engström is planning to attend. We will be demonstrating the ARNE integrated in one room and the ERIC Encore monoblocks and MONICA preamp (mk3 version, one of...
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    Here is the cover of the magazine: Cheers, Guillaume
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    Hi guys, the Engström ERIC Encore is on the cover of the October issue of Hi-fi News!!! Hope to be able to share more details on here soon. Cheers, Guillaume
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    Diesis dipole

    Sorry I meant as in the name of the finish. Cheers, Guillaume
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    Diesis dipole

    Love that matt black Finish… is that “Covered”? Cheers, Guillaume
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    Do you mean on the ARNE? If so no… I was referring to the ERIC ENCORE, this has a switch at the back where you can select between RCA, XLR and Direct. With “Direct” you bypass the input transformer. Yes I am still waiting on my Takasuki tubes, can’t wait to try these! A big improvement on the...
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    Diesis dipole

    Thanks! We have been watching this brand for a couple of years. Really appreciate your input on this forum. Cheers, Guillaume
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    Diesis dipole

    We have just ordered our first two demo units: an Aura and Caput Mundi pair. Should be with us in late September. Exciting times! Cheers, Guillaume
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    I think a few things had to be reworked and optimised for the 845 tubes, with the overall results sonically superior. I don’t have many more details I’m afraid and it’s holiday season in Sweden. Will report back! Cheers, Guillaume
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    Thanks! Yes it‘s a fully balanced design. There is a also a direct input which bypasses the input transformer (if you have a preamp with output transformer such as the MONICA), this only works with an XLR cable. Cheers, Guillaume
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    A few pics from yesterday… Cheers, Guillaume
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    I haven’t heard the JJ so can’t really comment. I know most of the reviewers seemed to prefer the Emission Labs. To my ears the ELROG just sounded better, almost like the amplifier had a bit more authority and stronger tonal colours. More of everything. They definitely didn’t make the sound...
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    Cheers! Yes I have been told this by others including Engström. Am looking forward to driving it with the MONICA Mk3 which arrives hopefully in the not too distant future… it’s been a bloody long wait with all these supply chain delays! The LARS monoblocks are also on order. I have compared KR...
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    Heres a pic of my current setup, with the Engström ARNE sporting ELROG 300B tubes. Cheers, Guillaume
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    Photo shoot tomorrow!! Cheers, Guillaume
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    The brand new Engström ERIC ENCORE has just landed in the UK!!! This is the mk2 version using 845 tubes and featuring other improvements under the hood. We plan on demonstrating this in our dealer network in the coming weeks. More details to follow… Cheers, Guillaume
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    Engström - new UK distributor

    Really excited to announce that my company, The Shunyata Distribution Company, has just been appointed UK distributor for Engström. We have always been blown away by the sound of their amplifiers so this is a great honour. We have ordered a couple of ARNE integrated amplifiers and will start...
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    Bayz Audio Counterpoint 2.0 >>>>Rhapsody.Audio

    Hi there Fraser no longer works for Kog he left them a few months ago to set up another distribution company taking some of the brands with him (though not Taiko): https://www.airtaudio.co.uk/ He’s a great guy I can totally vouch for him. Cheers, Guillaume
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    Esoteric new releases...is there a new Class A amp on the way?

    I believe the Grandioso F1 is also pure class A and sits above the F-03A. I have been running an F-03A in my system for a few months now and cannot praise it enough. It had no difficulty powering my Sasha 2 and more recently a pair of Kroma Audio Stella speakers. Just recently I fitted the...
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    Sigma NR v2 vs. Alpha NR v2

    Yes. Cheers, Guillaume
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    Shunyata Research - New Products for 2020

    My understanding is that the V2 signal and digital cables will launch in August. We have received pricing details from the US but will not load these up onto our website until the official launch. In any case we do not yet have all the details, photos etc. When customers enquire about current...
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    Class A integrated

    Lately I've been running an Esoteric F-03A which is a pure class A SS integrated with 30W into 8 ohms and 60W into 4 ohms. Fabulous amp, has no trouble driving my Sasha 2s at reasonable volumes which initially surprised me. It offers broadly the same level of refinement as the Absolare...

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