NEW STAX 80TH ANNIVERSARY HEADPHONES


The SR-009 is a memorable model that appeared in 2011 and became the foundation of the present STAX flagship Earspeaker development. At that time this extraordinary Earspeaker attained a big success as the model that materialized the idea that has been embraced by STAX developers in pursuit of further improvement of sound quality. The memorable model that has achieved the highest peak sound of the STAX present new flagship SR-009S will soon be followed by the SR-009BK as the 80th anniversary limited model in special black color version. The SR-009BK in black finish is the limited production of 180 units in the whole world.

NEW LECTOR AUDIO ZUM-H HYBRID HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER


Lector Audio ZUM-H new hybrid headphones amplifier comes with the tube triode input and lateral mosfet output buffer. All circuits are pure class A and there is user selectable hi- power or low power output. The double power output was designed for low-efficiency headphones. Tube circuit is built around Lector exclusive optical bias cathode control.


KONDO AUDIO NOTE JAPAN - LISTENING ROOM


And to conclude the Kondo oriented day. Two songs played in the Kondo Audio Audio Note Japan official listening room...

RADIO GARDEN


That’s quite cool. Spin the earth and listen to the numerous radio stations across the world...

NELSON PASS H2 HARMONIC GENERATOR


Interesting Nelson Pass project and the philosophy behind it. Nelson writes: lWhy do we care about 2nd harmonic? Historically, audio amplification has been about the elimination of all forms of distortion. Early on, the premise has been that low distortion is one of the keys to audio quality and this was certainly true back when amplifiers had a lot of distortion. But in the past forty years or so distortion has been reduced to very small amounts, and as a practical matter the problem is solved.”

AUGUSTE FRANCHOMME


Auguste Franchomme (1808-1884) was an intimate friend of Chopin and a teacher at the Paris Conservatory, was in that days one of the best exponents of the Paris cello school. He played Duport’s famous Stradivari cello, the model for all later instruments. His caprices are still used by teachers today, and his variations on Russian and Scotland themas, make the listener imagine oneself in a Paris salon of the 1840’s. In this record, also recordings from: Bernhard Romberg, Justus J.F. Dotzauer, Robert Lindley and Adrien François Servais. The virtuoso pieces presented in this record have no special depth of musical thought. 

NEW INCRECABLE CLASS A TPC-1HP TUBE PREAMPLIFIER


New (USD$6,000) Increcable Class A TPC-1HP tube preamplifier with proprietary CC circuit, GZ34 tube rectifier etc.

A VISIT AT THE KONDO AUDIO NOTE JAPAN


Few photos from the visit at the Kondo Audio Note Japan headquarters The complete Kondo tube gear galore... 

THE KONDO AUDIO NOTE JAPAN WAY


Intimate moment at Kondo Audio Note Japan. Complete staff is listening to the different versions of 300B tubes on the Kondo Kanon (overseas name Gakuoh Ⅱ) tube monoblock power amplifiers.