MARTEN AND ENGSTRÖM


Quite a setup in a beautiful central Paris apartment. Marten Coltrane 3s seem to have found their natural habitat together with Engström's latest amplifier Eric.


AITOS AUDIO OTL EV 803 POWER AMPLIFIER


The Aitos EV 803 Mono Output Transformer Less Power Amplifier (OTL) is a no-compromise 90 watt OTL mono power amplifier. After the success of the EV801, continued research combined with customer and listening panel feedback resulted in the production of the EV802 followed by the current model the EV803. Each of aims The EV802 mono amplifier has a music power rating of 90 watts into 8 Ω. The EV 803 is powerful enough for most popular speakers, but is an especially good match for e.g. the Quad or Martin Logan electrostatics. The EV802 model introduced a number of changes like a closed chassis housing to comply with EU legislation, circuit upgrades and a soft start to the filament and high voltage feeds to prolong tube and component life. 

NEW BRYSTON FLAGSHIP ACTIVE LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEMS

  
"Combining the DSP-enabled BAX-1 active crossover with any of three loudspeaker choices and legendary Cubed-Series amplifier technology creates an ultimate performance audiophile package..."
   

TEN DRUM PERCUSSION DRUM AND KAVI ALEXANDER


I'm always eager to see and hear, what our good friend Kavi Alexander (Water Lily Acoustics Inc.) is up to. Here is his most recent work with TEN Drum percussion group from Taiwan...

"Recording the fantastic TEN DRUM percussion group, at the Chimei Hall, in the Chimei Art Museum in Tainan, Taiwan.The last time I recorded this outstanding group, for Wind Records, over ten years ago, that recording was nominated for a Grammy. I have deviated from the Straight and Narrow Path and moved away from the Gospel of Saint Blumlein! Earthworks mics and preamp...

MAKO M7- RFS SCKOOF ULTRA HIGH END AMPLIFIER SYSTEM


"M7-RFS is a very special amplifier system incorporating the knowledge of over thirty years of experience in the field of music industry, engineering and electronics. It is an innovative amplifier system establishing new reference standards in the audio world. Amplifiers are the soul of any system. They are delivering the image of any music program and they are the driving force that is mostly responsible for the final performance of any system."

ANTICABLES CABLE LOOM REVIEW - THE GOLDILOCKS CABLE


Hooking Up

AntiCable is both the most musically satisfying and the most sonically correct wire I’ve encountered.  It balances the sound envelope in a new (for me, at least) way, one which is more faithful to the signal than any other I’ve encountered.  Combining the AntiCable speaker cable, interconnect and power cords made my systems perform better than they have in twenty years.

By patiently refining his designs, Paul Speltz has managed to combine the features we have all been seeking in our wires.  Think of the rounded fullness of tube amplification matched with the controlled precision of solid state, or the virtues of vented speaker enclosures combined with those of sealed boxes, and you have a sense of what AntiCables provide.  Add to these performance virtues the physical flexibility of the wires – no stiff garden hoses here, and the – by current standards – modest prices, and you have a line of irresistible products. 


NEW GENERATION OF PIEGA PREMIUM SERIES SPEAKERS


The new Premium series - sound and style in harmony. Swiss Designer Stephan Hürlemann has fitted the front covers flush into the C-shaped cabinet profile. This creates a formal harmony to its design. The new 301, 501 and 701 Premium models are slim speakers with a rich sound. With its remarkably improved technical and visual continuation of one of our most successful speaker concepts we are very excited about this new series! 

NEW PIEGA TWEETER SYSTEM FOR FLAGSHIP PREMIUM SERIES


"The Premium 701 is the first model equipped with the new LDR 3056 ribbon tweeters. Its thin membrane has a newly developed suspension and is perfectly controlled by mass-free damping. Thanks to its optimised magnet system and new foil layout the system has an extremely high degree of efficiency, a greater bandwidth and linearity and an impressive resolution."

NEW ATM "GAINCLONE" COMPACT MODULAR AMPLIFIER


Jesús Alejos writes: "We have designed a compact modular amplifier based on the chip from National Semiconductors (now owned by Texas Instruments) used by the world-renowned 47 Labs Sakurasystems in its 47xx Gaincard models and by Clones Audio in its models 25i and 55pm, with the particularity that, be modular, you can connect in parallel, bridge or both, several units and thus be able to double, triple or quadruple the output power, allowing the use, both in basic listening systems in the near field, and in home theater systems. very high performance and high sound pressure.