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Monday, November 21, 2016

Andy, Oleg and Misho

Andy, an Australian mate - a nice, common guy, into angling, camping and out-door life with his family and friends - recently got a bespoke, handmade amp set...

He already owns one pair of sought-after Oleg Rullit's speakers mounted on an open baffle...

Here follows what he recently wrote after getting and beginning to use his new gears:

" Every so often in life we come across something that exceeds our expectations. Sometimes that is short lived, but sometimes it's the real deal. For some time I have listened to these wonderful prototype amps from my dear friend Misho Hornandtubes. They are a manifestation of his many years working on Western Electric and Klangfilm amplifiers, among many, many others. All the iron was wound by Misho. Interstage transformer coupled EF12 driving EL12 in the amplifier. The preamplifier is a single stage design using Siemens C3g interstage transformer coupled to Misho's own output transformers.

I can say that they have exceeded my expectations in every way. They are not the normal hifi as we normally hear it. Brimming with cheap parts and compromises, sold in a fancy chassis for as much as a car. No these (prototypes) are something special. If you like modern thin, hard, harmonically bleached amps (which is just about everything I have heard) these are not for you. They don't sound slow, thin, fat, hard or harmonically threadbare. They are not tone crippled. They are not etched or cast an artificially massive soundstage or image. They don't have synthetic sounding tone. What they are is the very essence of music.

I'm about as fussy as it's possible to be. I don't want compromises, I don't want good enough, or almost there. I want natural, organic, dynamic music with gorgeous tone, natural timbre and texture. These amps are the very essence of that. They simply sound like life itself. I can think of no more relevant statement."

It's far too apparent that hand-made audio is in a completely different league vs. mass produced gears.... Men-built stuff for Men!

For some reason, when you know who built your gears, things are much different... talking about the best around, of course.

My compliments to Misho for giving so much joy with a piece of gear... and most sincere congratulations to Andy for trusting in Oleg and Misho, following their vision.


Unknown said...

Home made (by passionates) vs mass production (and marketing), where is excellence ? Your ears clearly answer! I did my mind since years...

twogoodears said...