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  1. K

    CD Transport vs Music Server

    Thanks for chiming in! I was afraid to post that my old school Jadis JD1 with the Philips Pro top loading transport hooked up to my CH C1/L1/X1 sounded far better than a Melco into the same CH...Correcting for volume as best as possible, driving my wife nuts on blind A/B testing etc. Cheers,
  2. K

    A Visit to AudioArts - NYC to hear CH Precision - FM Acoustics - Zellaton

    Guys, thanks for the JV visit to AA; pretty amazing that JV would go to visit a dealer, don't recall if he's done it before. Looking forward to the full Zellaton/FMA review as I'd trust that Gideon is making the best equipment combinations with the Zells.
  3. K

    A Visit to AudioArts - NYC to hear CH Precision - FM Acoustics - Zellaton

    Awesome photos, thanks for reporting. Can you comment more about the Stenheim bass vs Zellaton, and was Sten as fast.
  4. K

    A Visit to AudioArts - NYC to hear CH Precision - FM Acoustics - Zellaton

    Great solution sorren, congrats! Nothing like these (too infrequent) gear epiphanies. What made you choose the Fuuga over other mc's, is your analog now as fast as at AA? I'm considering the P1 to add to my chain but truthiness is: my time is presently too limited for the ritual that good vinyl...
  5. K

    Desire - Bob Dylan

    Best recommendation for Dylan in Hi-Rez is..Live. Seen every set list for past 20 years. Never a Masters encore. At least not for years. People have no idea.
  6. K

    A Visit to AudioArts - NYC to hear CH Precision - FM Acoustics - Zellaton

    Congrats on the CH L1! It's been revelatory, an end of the road piece for me. In a way, using the C1/X1 alone for half a year was instructive because the C1 has a way of illuminating musical themes, imparting coherency that makes classical music so rewarding. The CH L1 added width and depth to...
  7. K

    A Visit to AudioArts - NYC to hear CH Precision - FM Acoustics - Zellaton

    rsorren: You're living the dream! I've used the C1 alone, then with L1. Just as Gideon advised, there was no contest. At volume the depth and power of the midbass with L1 added is game changer, you will enjoy it immensely. What'll be great to hear is your audition of the FMA pre in this...
  8. K

    A Visit to AudioArts - NYC to hear CH Precision - FM Acoustics - Zellaton

    erratum: older goldmund in my second room is the mimesis integrated 390, paired to goldmund dialogues with fm acoustics forcelines. Trying out Schnerzinger wiring will check back soon,
  9. K

    A Visit to AudioArts - NYC to hear CH Precision - FM Acoustics - Zellaton

    The circle of audio manufacturers in your area is impressive; any update about your listening sessions and any FM Acoustics experience would be appreciated! I'm near Seattle and in NYC occasionally allowing a listen at AA, "the Swiss embassy" (the angelic Goldmund 383 paired with Gmund...
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    A Visit to AudioArts - NYC to hear CH Precision - FM Acoustics - Zellaton

    CK: yes adding X1 to L1 should be beneficial, maybe Gian can chime in. Rsorren: thanks for you AA report. You're listening to a lot of different gear- great to get feedback. Is this fact finding or planned additions to your CH rig? At this level it's likely personal preference and music...
  11. K

    A Visit to AudioArts - NYC to hear CH Precision - FM Acoustics - Zellaton

    Yes on the isolation bases, but can't countenance parting with them for xover install for now. Wrt CH L1, as my previous post was lost in the site update, it is revelatory. I am now running CH L1 + C1 + X1. The C1 is hooked up to X1 to beef up the source and let L1 pass it through. With...
  12. K

    Frequency Sensitivity of Our Ears

    The complaint of irritating high pitches is due to recruitment, in which there is an abnormal progression of loudness perceived with deterioration in nerve hearing. Effectively, your dynamic range is reduced at these frequencies, and what is perceived as comfortably loud is abnormally close to...
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    A Visit to AudioArts - NYC to hear CH Precision - FM Acoustics - Zellaton

    Gianluigi: In considering CH vs FM acoustics, (a path that I've been considering for a while for lets say digital sourced) what would be the likely differences? Your experiences with Kondo and others are valuable! I have heard the CH on Zellatons and would characterize the sound as speed freak...
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    A Visit to AudioArts - NYC to hear CH Precision - FM Acoustics - Zellaton

    Tunes: thanks for the photos! The calibration options on the P1 are truly amazing. I hope to get to hear it soon. rsorren: congrats on the structural shift in your audio odyssey. I know exactly what you mean about dropping the metal remote, mouth agape, at a vivid moment. Its equal parts...
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    A Visit to AudioArts - NYC to hear CH Precision - FM Acoustics - Zellaton

    Hi rsorren, what a great post, thank you for taking the time comment on FMA and CH. In your first visit, the FM 255 pre used, while on the second there was C1 dac pre only. Did you have a chance to listen to the L1? I'd be interested to hear your observations of C1 dac pre as opposed to L1...
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    A Visit to AudioArts - NYC to hear CH Precision - FM Acoustics - Zellaton

    I agree: it's a listening studio not to be missed. It is large and silent but lively. Anyone auditioning at this level needs to hear equipment at 90db in this kind of space. Both of my visits were arranged via email, not telephone, and communication was excellent. The speed of those...
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    A Visit to AudioArts - NYC to hear CH Precision - FM Acoustics - Zellaton

    Thanks for your report about CH and FMA, as the recent news of resurgent FMA in NA and JV conferring best in class to the M1 have piqued my interest too. I have been living with the C1/X1 for a few months as well. Your observation of "...what speed means in audio" rang true and was the...
  18. K

    CH Precision Forum Created

    My X1 arrived yesterday, after 6 months of living with C1 alone and using it as pre amp. Looking forward to updating thread as it develops. I've followed the Florian's work for over ten years back at Anagram, and Orpheus Labs, hope he chimes in. As I understand it, the constant power delivery...
  19. K

    Trinity DAC

    I'd concur with Gary. My experience with Audio Arts nyc, hearing both brands, was balanced, and spectacular. The room and ancillary equipment were top tier, as was the expertise. If trinity is no longer in the line up, well, not just CH precision, but also Nagra and Audio Consulting more...
  20. K

    CH Precision D1

    Hi Redsquare, no musical talent just rote practice and theory. BTW, choral works for 40 voices (rundfunkchor berlin), was dissected perfectly by the C1 today (!). Looking forward to X1 and will keep thread updated, best,
  21. K

    CH Precision D1

    CH PRECISION IS TAS GOLDEN EAR 2/5 are CH, in two different component categories. Pretty heady stuff, likely unprecedented, if you're into the reviewers. My take is that Taffels' review was suspicious for his prior reference system but he nails the essence of the C1. Now that my C1 is...
  22. K

    CH Precision D1

    Thanks redsquare; what with the last three years of demoing, trolling and reading industry tripe, the CH C1 was such a resounding find. Nothing else gave the cohesion that I didn't even know was in play. It really is a holy grail piece, for my musical tastes in my room. Very interested in...
  23. K

    CH Precision D1

    Just a note to say it happened: C1 suddenly came through with alacrity, bass and unbelievable flow. Previously difficult to access works like Rach sonatas 1/2 are now comprehensible. Big wow factor most notable on piano and ensemble strings. Must've hit 50 hours play time, and hundred hours...
  24. K

    Trinity DAC

    Chris, My room is 20' x 24' with 25' height. Two open walls. Quiet rock plus insulation, acoustic dampening under hardwood, thick area rug. Dedicated 30amp line. Lohengrin II are biwired which I think changes this beast, and I wish it'd be more frequently shown in this way (Nagra factory...
  25. K

    Trinity DAC

    Gideon Kramer at Audio Arts downtown imports Trinity. That's Gideon Schwartz I think ;) With that as a segueway, just a note on some trinity experience (with alt end). I took a flight from vancouver to nyc to hear the trinity 8 months ago. Its taken me this long to process what I heard. The...
  26. K

    Neutrality of tone and width of timbral palette

    Variables can be more easily controlled in my listening environment than at a live venue. It could be argued that this provides for more accurate sound than even the live event. Can reproduced music be "better" (read: more accurate/less noise) than the real thing? Undoubtedly noise can be...

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