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Sunday, May 31, 2009

... WE 437-based phono stage... Audio Consulting AG from Swirzerland did this way...

Audio Consulting of Switzerland, the super esoteric workshop run by Serge Schmidlin which plainly said, simply hates caps and AC, while loves battery-operated P.S.U. and Cocobolo exotic wood;-)), also used the elusive WE 437A triode in his CHF 165.000 (165.000,00 CHF = 109.296,42 EUR i.e. Euro 1 CHF = 0,662403 EUR - 1 EUR = 1,50966 CHF) three tiers phono-stage... have a look also to the 6Moons review and visit to the workshop itself...

Their philosophy is the following:

Philosophy - Emotion in Sound

"Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from eyes of woman."

- Ludwig van Beethoven -

"Things should be as simple as possible, but not simpler."

- Albert Einstein -

We would like to explain our philosophy :
There is always one optimum solution for a given problem.
It is very time consuming to find it, but this is the only way to make real progress.

A very helpful thought from the "Petit Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery:

"We only know the things that we tame, said the fox. People no longer have the time to know anything. They buy things already made from peddlers. But since there are no peddlers of friends, they no longer have friends. If you want a friend, tame me!
Goodbye, said the fox. Here's my secret; it's very simple: we see well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes."

- English version by Richard Waswo -

Very interesting, indeed... also if, dear Ludwig, music brings tear to my eyes, as well;-)

Wood and music - an heavenly match - Hi-end Swiss' style

Thanks to 6Moons and to Audio Consulting AG.

P.S. (written at a later date) - my friend Georges from Athens told me about the following: the very WE437A-based phono-preamp showed on above pixes was destroyed during last Munchen Audio Fair, due to a fire which unfortunately happened during the night in Serge Schmidlin/Jean Hiraga's exhibition-room... a very sad evenience.

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