Category: Audio & Video Equipment (Page 1 of 7)

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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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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Surround Set KEF KHT 8005

Audiophile sound from a design Surroundset? KEF with his tricky KHT 8005 (1300 Euro) shows how it’s done.

With the KHT 8005, KEF dares a hybrid company. It should be a classic set of 5.1 surround sound, visually, it resembles more a surround VIRTUALIZER. But where structures such as cantons simulate the surround DM 2 with intelligent electronics, the KHT 8005 with five discrete channels, which provide for the tried and true all around sound works.

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Turntable Thorens TD 309 + TP 92

With the Thorens TD 309 (1600 euro), voices sounded expressive and looser, and loud passages appeared less strained than with the Pro-Ject PerspeX (4/08).

  1. Turntable Thorens TD 309 + TP 92
  2. Data sheet

Whether the aggressive appearance of the new TD 309, one might suspect Thorens CEO Heinz Rohrer had only design-oriented buyer with the slope to the extravagant in mind. On closer inspection, however, the will not only look to put an exclamation point shows. The construction with a metal inner plate and spring decoupling although first reminiscent of old days, holds yet new. So is quite complex to build of the spring damper included in the feet and will make sure that the turntable is not ALZA or by equity movements interferes with the scanning process.

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Loudspeakers Jamo S 608 + Center

The jamo S 608 (1000 euros the pair) pulste the title of the Yello-booklet CD with an authority in the space, that parts of the College from the grin and wonder no longer came out.

  1. Loudspeakers jamo S 608 + Center
  2. Data sheet

In relation to the other box, the 608 by jamo is a thicker one. Well over one meter high, ranks the pillar in a size, which is typically reserved for much more expensive boxes made entirely in the far East.

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Loudspeaker Acoustic Energy Elite 3 + Center

Sound mastered the acoustic energy Elite 3 (1000 euros the pair) in a quiet, dignified gait as well as hearty attacks.

  1. Loudspeaker acoustic energy Ælite 3 + Center
  2. Data sheet

At the EÆlite 3 of the British brand of acoustic energy, also experienced testers come in the Grublen whether the fully in real wood veneer-clad and elaborately curved pillar actually for less than 1000 euros can change hands. The appearance suggests rather the class around 1400 euros, which recently had stereoplay in issue 12/2009 guest.

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Loudspeaker Audio Physic Yara II Evolution + Center

Even the stressful Yello classic “The Race” could the audio physic Yara II evolution (1000 euros the pair) process surprisingly confident and quite punchy.

  1. Loudspeaker audio physic Yara II evolution + Center
  2. Data sheet

Like many affordable cabs, also the Yara II comes evolution of the Westphalian high end labels audio physic to a large extent from the far East. Still, or perhaps also because the value impression for a such inexpensive box is absolutely top notch.

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AV Receiver NAD T 775

In surround, even in HD, it seemed the NAD T 775 (3250 EUR) with his tendency to clean almost to exaggerate. As a result, he was somewhat simpler than the brighter Denon.

  1. AV receiver NAD T 775
  2. Data sheet

In principle, also NAD, similar to the Harman, asked once to configure its inputs. Succeed, because the device display is refusing to provide meaningful information from the outset only with the help of a monitor, which makes accessible the simple control runes white on blue. Because the NAD as the Harman or not – can link the inputs – “Defeat” presets with DSP options, control is worth here too.

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AV Receiver Denon AVR 4310

At HD-Blu-rays shone the Denon AVR 4310 (2000 euros) with fragrant violin Gewoge, sparkling piano stops and of course votes.

Through this interface, Denons allows new multicultural between over 7000 stations of the vTuner offer to choose. Who accredited himself at Napster, can get also to the six million tracks of this musical platform. Not a topic that the AVR 4310 can play music in WAV or FLAC lossless format. And a USB input for mass storage class may not (the Denon has a front and rear) missing, he adopts the music of younger iPods not only analog, but gently the sound in digital form via these sockets and corresponding cable. In addition, not only the possibility of control via transmitter and its graphic screen menu offers the 4310, if necessary, he sends a symbol-interface on an iPod touch, when who should assume command.

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