THE YELLOW!


Around the time of the introduction of offset printing in the mid-1950s, the Deutsche Grammophon label changed color slightly. The four colors available obviously included a yellow, which was by far the most beautuful color of the four. So the yellow became the standard offset yellow. (For the technically minded, it is 100% yellow.) This was yet before the introduction of the famous cartouche. 

VINTAGE VS MODERN


“So how does an amplifier made by Sugden 50years ago compare to our current range? One thing that hasn’t changed is the way they are manufactured, all Sugden products are still handmade at our West Yorkshire factory. As the original 1967 A21 provides a lot of the DNA for our current products, the distinctive pure class A sound can be heard in vintage and modern Sugden amplifiers. With the availability of better components and 50 years of continuous development, it is fair to say there have been many improvements in both sound quality and performance.”

NEW DACHORN KRON ACTIVE SPEAKERS SYSTEM


First photos of the Dachorn Kron active speakers with integrated DSP, that allows optimization for every room. Kron comes as a two or three way system, depending on model. More info, webpage and photos coming soon....

NEW MAROHEI CABLES MADURO S FLAGSHIP AUDIO CABLES


Marohei-cables is a small company specialized in high-end audio cables production with over 30 years of work and experience in high fidelity sound quality reproduction. Here are the photos of the all-new Maduro S flagship cable line.

TOP WING CORPORATION SUZAKU - RED SPARROW CARTRIDGE REVIEW IS COMING


Top Wing Corporation Suzaku (Red Sparrow) coreless straight-flux cartridge is finally here. Another gem from Japan, that tickles my inner sensors and imagination. Yes, review is coming up in due time!

THE GIFT!


Very nice gift arrived today at my mail box. Thanks V for such a nice surprise...

SOUNDSPACE SYSTEMS AIDONI SPEAKERS

Soundspace Systems Aidoni speakers were introduced at this year Munich High End Audio Show. Take a look at the official info about these stand out speakers with more insights coming soon... "Aidoni – accurate, powerful, iconic! Aidoni was created in the spirit of perfection. Here is what we define as the perfect speaker... Accurate; Linear frequency response; time-coherent; natural timbre, transparent; resolving. Powerful; No compression or distortion at high volumes; doesn’t collapse at low levels; covers the full dynamic range from an orchestra to a solo instrument or voice. Iconic; Beautiful form and harmonious proportions hand-made from materials with a soul. Aidoni is the result of a 15-year quest for excellence. Its performance is seamless; you can truly feel the music. Max Bruch transports you to the romantic Scottish Highlands; the voice of Ester Ofarim drowns you in a sea of beauty. Aidoni recreates and transmits the sheer emotion preserved in great recordings. Its design complements the emotional experience, it is a real beauty."

PBN GROOVEMASTER TURNTABLE IN PRODUCTION


Few photos from the production of the Gregor Rothensee's Project PBN Groovemaster turntable. The milling and cutting part...

NASOTEC NASOTEC DENON 103 + SWING HEADSHELL


Nasotec Denon DL 103(R) and Swing Headshell. Nasotec sells either sole aluminum housing ($128) or a complete package with the Denon DL 103(R) cartridge ($499). Below you can find two videos showing the removal of the original plastic body and easy insertion into the Nasotec's aluminum shell.