THE 5TH AUDIO EXOTICS HI END SHOW 2017 VIDEO


This twenty minutes video share the insights from the The 5th Audio Exotics Hi End Show 2017 with Zanden,Wadax, Tripoint, Hi-Fiction, Trinity, Vertere, Göbel, Cessaro, Robert Koda, Engström).

ARIES CERAT CONCERO AND STACORE BASIC+ ANTI-VIBRATION PLATFORMS


Stacore Basic+ anti-vibration platforms underneath the 140kg (per/pcs) Aries Cerat Concero Sig tube mono amplifiers.

A DARKER SIDE OF WAGNER’S MASTERPIECE - TRISTAN AND ISOLDE


A darker side of Wagner’s masterpiece, Tristan and Isolde: in 1911, an Austrian conductor Felix Mottl died in the orchestra pit during a performance of this opera; he was only 54. In 1968, the same happened again: the victim was a 60-years old German conductor, Joseph Keilberth. 

Being informed about these strange and mysterious incidents, Herbert von Karajan initiated a medical investigation which brought to light a possible cause of their deaths. An EKG was done during one of his rehearsals of Tristan. Its results were truly frightening: it showed an enormous stress level! Here you can see some sections from Karajan’s EKG as well as a photograph taken during the process.



Photo-Copyright: Karajan Archive

SYNAESTEC FULCRUM ULTIMATE PREAMPLIFIER UPDATE


Most of the time high-end audio companies are contacting me for test and reviews, but here and there my mind pin point something, that triggers my inner sensors with the red alert. Synaestec Audio Fulcrum ultimate preamplifier captured my attention lately and both Fulcrum and flagship Saxum power amplifier are coming at Mono and Stereo in late September! 

NAMOO


When I fit an higher quality detail to my old trusty Partridge 300B amps, I feel both stupid and better: it's like when you gift someone - i.e. a diamond-ring to a lover, an ephemeral joy, a blink of an eye, yet so satisfying… 

NEW JELCO KNIFE EDGE TYPE TONEARM


Jelco is going to launch newly designed Knife Edge type tonearm with static-balance and Dynamic-balance from the coming October 2017.

The tonearm geometry allows for a Bearwald alignment which are IEC recommended. Universal type counterweight can carry cartridges (with shell combined) from 17-35 gr.

AUDIOTOOLMAKER UNIVERSE/ION TURNTABLE


Mesmerising photo of great looking AudioToolmaker Universe/Ion turntable from Turkey...

HOLTON 501 DUAL MONO BLOCK POWER AMPLIFIER


Holton 501 Dual Mono Block power amplifier comes wh 550 Watts channel, 2KVA output stage power transformer, 200VA input-driver stage power transformer with input stage electronic regulation and over 160,000uf supply filtering.