Month: September 2017 (Page 1 of 3)

Speaker Kiso Acoustic HB 1

The housing of the small Kiso acoustic HB 1 (13800 euro) can swing like an instrument. And thus gives her a unique natural music reproduction.

  1. Speaker Kiso acoustic HB 1
  2. Data sheet

There are many ways to back up the malice of his fellow men. As a Hi-Fi fan you get this in two ways. Either is there a lot of money for a source device – or for a small speaker in relation to the remaining system. If the latter even with thin walls is realized in lightweight design, you can be sure that you thus reap skeptical views in the most benign case. Anbiedern is no reason to buy the Kiso HB 1 for 13_800 euros. But what would be the incentive?

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Smartphone: Nokia N8

The first model with the new Symbian version 3 is in the starting blocks. Connect has gained a first impression of the new surface.

The Multimedia smartphone N8 to be Nokia’s long-missing touch screen model that can compete with the current competition from Apple and Android. What it is lacking so far: the Symbian developed over many years is still not fully adapted to pure touchscreen models.

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Amplifier Luxman SQ 38u

Luxman sets the tube amp SQ 38 from 1964 to once again. And so that leaves a touch of melancholy…

  1. Amplifier Luxman SQ 38u
  2. Data sheet

With replicas, it is always an ambiguous thing. They may not be absolutely true to the original, since there are no longer many components and requirements (CE, various environmental regulations) make impossible a full replica. That replicas will reach the level of their role models or even modern devices under these circumstances, may safely be doubted. Why so the effort?

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Speaker Devil Ultima 800

Good news for cost-conscious Highender: Devil brings with the Ultima 800 a high-class Floorstanding speaker to fight price 3000 euros the pair.

  1. Speaker Devil Ultima 800
  2. Data sheet

Devil and Nubert, the place with the direct sale of loudspeakers via website and telephone, expand their product range gradually towards high end. Both provide standing speakers now for several thousand euros and occupy climes, who seemed so far reserved to stationary stores.

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Speakers PSB Image T 5 + Center

Character has tended the PSB image T 5 (1000 euros the pair) to take a more gentle, deliberate on thoroughness and race game.

  1. Speakers PSB image T 5 + Center
  2. Data sheet

The sixth candidate comes from PSB, a Canadian provider with about 40 years of experience. Appropriately attractive and timeless the image seems T 5, which is among the more elegant representatives of their class, eventually many optical reasons want to have no caliber as jamo and Nubert under the nose.

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Prepress Ayre KX-R

According to symmetrical connection with the feedback-loop loose Ayre CD player, the Ayre KX-R (19800 euro) spread Rocky-Mountains-esque, spacious soundscapes.

  1. Prepress Ayre KX-R
  2. Data sheet

That feedback in various circuits to circumstances unpleasant THD can cause higher-order, is at least since the mathematical models by James Boyk and Gerald Jay Sussman no question (www.its.caltech.edu/ ~musiclab/feedback-paper-acrobat.pdf). That Hansen prefers simple circuits and symmetrical layout other, nod experienced Highender also like to off.

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Cartridge Ortofon 2 M Bronze

The Ortofon 2 M bronze (325 euros) offers prominent treble and rich bass.

  1. Cartridge Ortofon 2 M bronze
  2. Data sheet

A pickup from the vinyl master series (2/04) you preferred the bronze from the 2-M family due to the higher output voltage, which is not so great demands on the signal to noise of the phono, audio trade. In contrast to the cheaper 2 M Brothers red and blue (8/07) has silver-plated copper coils, a fine-line needle and a slightly harder case the bronze. Therefore, an upgrade through pure needle exchange by the cheaper model on the bronze is not possible.

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Amplifier Ayre MX-R

The power amplifier Ayre MX-R (19800 euro) went instead with the sister prefer a with German prepress of Thorens TEP 3200 a relationship. And an incredibly tingly.

  1. Amplifier Ayre MX-R
  2. Data sheet

Single pole RCA-comers can relatively perfect symmetrieren the input differential amp, serious Highender still only symmetrical clamp the KX-R. In the case of Mono blocks MX-R with home also from solid milled is not otherwise, because they make more sense way have only XLR inputs. They lead to a circuit that is quite similar in the preliminary stage. So first to a symmetrical and in the push-pull Feldeffektler Quartet, which weighed on the signal suppliers do not in the least with very high input resistance (to 1 Megaohm).

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Nubert Speaker NuBox 681 + Center

The bass chassis and midrange of Nubert nuBox 681 (980 euros the pair) are almost unbreakable through judicious choice of parameters.

  1. Nubert speaker nuBox 681 + Center
  2. Data sheet

An encounter with the nuBox 681 formative works in many ways. Key figures like 96 litres of gross volume or 310 Watts nominal power handling give an idea that the top model of the Nubertschen one dough erbauen series price related offers unusually high use of materials.

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Network Player Meridian Sooloos Ensemble + Control TEN

Music from the hard drive gives little fascination. Not so with Sooloos: the server system ensemble + control TEN (9300 euro) of Meridian networks makes a sensual experience.

Browse cover, album and press play button: as HiFi was easy, before there were hard drives, networks, and MP3 files. Today, many CD fans to spend more time with RIP, archive and tagging their collection than with pure music listening – and find a particular album often harder than in the past in the right-hand in the fullness of the data.

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