CLIFF ORMAN KRS SIGNATURE SERIES


Cliff Orman's latest design for the Kenrick Sound KRS loudspeakers from Japan. Cliff had designed and manufactured a complete set of stands and 4 crossover boxes. The stands are made from Krion, carbon fibre, pure titanium and are internally damped with carbon impregnated elastomers.

TOTALDAC AT THE MUNICH SHOW 2018


Totaldac have exhibited at Munich High-End Audio Show 2018 at the newer, bigger wooden listening room/box in the basement hall. I really like this new additon to the MOC as this dedicated listening rooms provide around 40m2 of space with treated ceilings and corners. Vincent Brient was showing complete Totaldac system partnered with Absolare electronics. I've had limited time at the show, but enjoyed very involving combo. Way to go and present system. This worked even better than some of the room on the first and second floor. 

ANALOGMAGIK


Mr. AnalogMagik, Richard H. Mak. If you're serious about your vinyl setup, do not skip the evaluation of this 21st-century setup, calibration and evaluation reference tool...

NATHAN MILSTEIN - BACH - RARE


Very rare and most sought after Nathan Milstein's Bach 6 Sonatas and Partitas for unaccompanied violin BWV 1001-1006. This is his very first recording on US Capitol PCR 8370 Rainbow FDS Medallion second Mono Label (the first pressing was on the same Capitol in Green & Gold FDS Medallion label from 50s, very difficult to locate nowadays). He made a second recording in 1975 on DGG stereo label that is more known, but many listeners and collectors prefer this Capitol recording. 

AQUA - ACOUSTIC QUALITY FORMULA XHD DAC REVIEW


After having (owning) Aqua - Acoustic Quality Formula DAC in my system for almost a year I've instantly jumped on the wagon when they've announced the Xhd upgrade. The original Formula DAC has already proven itself across the time with the performance. The Formula also easily integrate into quite a few different systems. 

UNGNOI TAICHI BASE


Latest from Ungnoi, the Taichi Base (Tai Chi Block). Taichi combines set of four units made out Swiss watch grade stainless steel and super grade 5 ceramic balls... 

SIGMA ACOUSTICS AND BFA


One of the mightier systems at the Munich High-End Audio Show 2018, that many might missed was the highly potent and involving combo of Sigma Acoustics Maat Modern speakers partnered with BFA electronics. Both companies presented their flagship products in Sheraton hotel. The sound was something to remember and of true upper echelon attributes!

AUDIO FIDELITY :(


From the president of Audio Fidelity: "Dear Music Lovers... After much deliberation and much back and forth, I have decided to wind down Audio Fidelity. It was a very, very difficult decision. It has been a great 17 year run with Audio Fidelity. Looking back, we have been fortunate to work with so many great artists. These recording stars have trusted us with their music and have applauded the quality of our albums and CDs. I’m grateful to Cosby, Stills & Nash, Phil Collins, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Simon & Garfunkel, Kate Bush, Sade, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Jethro Tull, the Doors, Deep Purple, Yes, Cat Stevens, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, The Grateful Dead, Dio, Billy Joel, Santana, Rush, Alice Cooper, The Beach Boys and many, many, many more along with their managers and representatives."

REVIEW - ARTISAN FIDELITY PURE COPPER PRECISION UNIVERSAL PLATTER MAT AND UNIVERSAL PRECISION RECORD CLAMP


A couple of years ago, I was just browsing some audio sites, when I came across a photograph of a turntable. It was a turntable that I’d never seen before, and I was just taken aback at how beautiful the turntable was. I found out that it was a Garrard 301 turntable in a custom wooden base. The woodwork on the base was just absolutely stunning. Without question, the best finished, and best looking wood base I’ve ever seen, even to this day. I found out that the turntable base was manufactured by a company called Artisan Fidelity. The other thing which was very impressive, was the finish of the controls on that Gerrard 301 turntable, they were just gorgeous. It turns out that Artisan Fidelity also re-refurbishes, rebuilds and refinishes Garrard turntables. Not only Garrard turntables, but also other turntables like the Technics direct drives, Lenco, and Thorens.