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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Silbatone at M.O.C. 2018 - when less is more...

Downsizing and bringing audio to a new level of care for details and human-sized expense to par will be next goal... this is my humble opinion and heartfelt wish.

I recently corresponded with my pal and mentor Joe Roberts and he shared some details about the next Munchen Silbatone Shrine, 2018 edition.

The choice of Joe and Silbatone's people was someway unwanted and forced by unexpected and complicate eveniences... so, let's not expect exotic WE 16A, 12, 15 or 13 large horns, but...

Chance plays a role in life and life itself choose to bring things down to earth. 

A world, a new better world where less is more.

So, here are some exclusive news, straight from JR:

"We will have 757A (great speaker, one of my favorites), TA-4165s in a small TA-7395 inspired horn baffle, and two prs. of 755A in Silbatone cabinets."

Sounds good to me...

Look forward in meeting new and old friends at Silbatone's... where music and quality counts.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sorane ZA-12 arm

A beauty of shape & function...

Check here for more details...

Friday, April 13, 2018

Gray 108 Magnesium unipivot viscous-damping arm clone

Again by Karmadon's...

From Ukraina with love!

GRAY 108 tonearm clone from magnesium alloy.

The arm is made of magnesium alloy. As is known, the most desirable audiophile option of GRAY 108 is made of magnesium.
All mounting dimensions are equivalent to the original. Arm painted with gray WRINKLE dye.
The geometrical dimensions of the arm, arm base, set screw are also 100% equivalent to the original and all made from highest quality materials.
The needle and the screw are made from 1045 steel.
The tonearm is fully equipped with everything being needed to install on the turntable as you can see it on the photos.
The tonearm is equipped with a cable (2 feet) and clips Cardas.
Also, there is an instruction for installing and correct setting.
And now available in black.
Price for such a masterpiece is a stunning USD 550 plus shipping!

Just ordered one for my (second) Lumiere DST or Denon DL102!

Karmadon 12" arm for Ukraine

A gorgeous arm is born, folks...

... an unipivot, an high-mass design by Serge Rogozyansky.

Thanking Any Moore for sharing.

Much worth exploring Serge's site, indeed.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Disc of the Month - Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet (Nonesuch 2018)

Listening again to this voice, after years from Oh Superman and others seminal early Laurie's discs, made my day... for many days, now.

This 2 records-set, mastered by Bob Ludwig and masterfully played by Kronos' and composed and played as well by Laurie Anderson is a superb disc, indeed.

It's atmospheric and fresh... and the recording is smooth and detailed, unveiled and natural-sounding.

I liked it a lot!

Site of the Day - Tyko Runesson guitars from Switzerland

Today I found a fantastic luthier from Switzerland...

Check the sound of these superb instruments here and here, stunning playing both by Thomas Sonderegger.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Zoe's amp

Check and see it at next Munchen Hi End M.O.C. 2018.