Music: what it = all about
- Acoustic System Resonators Copper Silver Gold Planinum
Different approach to room acoustics that result in an aesthetically enjoyable space with excelent acoustics. No big ugly absorbers etc. www.6moons.com/audioreviews/acousticsystem/resonators
- Acoustic System Resonators Copper Silver Gold Planinum
Acoustic System manufactures five different resonators, in five different materials. Every music system can be improved by using one or more of them in six easy steps.
The resonators are activated by sound waves in the room and produce overtones subtle overtones, which also define the sound colour. This colouring is often lost during the recording process, and when replaced always improves, and never worsens, the sound experience. Every listening room affects the music with its own specific audio characterics, and from this point of view it can be said that the resonators by Acoustic System simply modify the acoustic properties of the listening room. In a very sophisticated way, of course.
Also of importance is the well seasoned wood employed in the manufacture of the pedestals. As in the case of musical instruments it is the skilled combination of materials which leads to perfection, and depending on the type of resonator metal, a harder or softer variety of maple is used for the base.
The resonator elements are fixed to walls or furniture using a permanently elastic material, which allows residue-free removal from practically all surfaces. Bases can also be finished to customer specifications.
Line Level Integrated Amplifier. Last EL84 design by Bill Beard before his retirement in 2002. Left/right independent power supply in a separate chassis. This amp is extremely rare and for the Beard connoisseur an absolute collectors jewel. Arguably the best ever EL84 design of Beard Audio. The BB 101 is powered by two David Elrod EPS 3 sig. power cables, has HiFi Tuning gold plated equipment fuses, 2 matched Telefunken ECC81 NOS, 6 matched General Electric 5814A NOS, and 3 matched quats EI "philips" EL84 valves. All valves have Duende Creatura Valve Dampers. Contacts are Walker Audio SST Extreme treated. I currently use 3 Shun Mook M'pingo's on the amps chassis. Speaker cables are the Purist Audio Design Venustas. The Beard is positioned on 3 Goldmund Cones. The Apollo equipment rack is modified with different shelves made from 50mm Oak for the Onix, 50mm black acrylic top for the Bow Technologies ZZ-8 and 2 shelves of 30mm clear acrylic top for the Beard 101. For further fine tuning the Beard will be up-dated by deJong Systems from The Netherlands to take it to the next level.
supurb sound, supurb looks. Now even better with a Purist Audio Dominus Power Cord, designed for poweramps but works wonders with the power sensitive ZZ-8
CD laser and Harmonix tuning bases
- Onix BWD-1 & SOAP 2 Power Supply
If there is a speaker that has earned his reputation as a reference speaker it is bound to be the Ceramique 3. The upgraded Reference Monitor version has won many a price and award. Some of the extra features the Reference Monitor 3.2 has are: Pure silver coils in the crossover, double pure silver/gold internal wiring, special internal cabinet treatment with advanced polymer, the recently developed Kharma Connectors, special Kharma/Focal tweeter as in the Kharma Exquisite, the possibility for a diamond-tweeter and a SDSS-stand on a heavy bottom plate.
- Telefunken ECC81/12AT7 NOS
No discussion possible, this is the best.
- General Electric 5814A NOS Tube
The best ECC82 veplacement tube I have come across. The ECC82 equivalent of the Telefunken ECC81
Matched quads, best EL84 I ever came acros and I'v tried them all including the Mullards and Telefunkens. Top Low-End, supurbe mid's and sparkling Hi-End. Supurbe 3D and soundstaging. I use them with Kharma CRM 3.2FE speakers so you can bet I'll be able to tell the difference.
a classic but not the best. In my sytem it is the EI EL84 NOS "Philips" tube
The Sovtek EL84M's are matched quads, cryo treated -315F by Cryogenics International from Scotsdale AZ
- Purist Audio Design Venustas
- Purist Audio Design Venustas
On the zz-8
On the Onix
- Purist Audio Dominus ferox power cord
New experiment on the Boz Technologies ZZ-8 works wonders. The zz-8 is apparently over sensitive for power supply chain and the PAD Dominus PC, designed for poweramps works real wonders with the ZZ-8. No more stress at fortissimos, real 3d and a fantastic bass fundament.
- Oyaide Direct gold (GX and 079)
IEC plug on PAD Dominus. Direct gold (GX and 079): luxurious....rich....soulful....an extraordinarily deep and wide soundstage....speakers disappear.
EPS on the Van Medevoort powerline conditioner
- David Elrod EPS 2 signature
On the Onix BWD-1 Soap 2 power supply
- David Elrod EPS3 signature
2 x EPS on the Beard BB 101 amp's power supply, left and right channel.
FOR SALE for 900 EURO
- Kimber Main Ring powercable
Two from the Fusebox to the two poweramp dedicated wall sockets and one to the powerline conditioner dedicated wall socket
On the Beard BB 101
On the zz-8, positioned on ART Q-dampers
On the Kharma CRM 3.2FE who does not realy need them.
- Shun Mook Ultimate Diamond Resonator
Under the Onix BWD1 tuner & soap2 power supply
- Duende Creatura Valve Dampers
Mandatory, the best
Mandatory if you want to have god in the details
- Walker Audio Reference High Definition Links
On the binding posts ot the Kharma CRM3.2FE's
- Purist Audio Design System Enhancer
Not tried? Not knowing what your system can do
Not tried? Do not know how cd can sound.
- Audiophile Hi-Fi Producte (AHP) Cirquitbraker 25A
In Europe a must have.
- Hi-Fi Tuning equipment fuses
AHP or Hi-Fi Tuning? depends on equipment but I gues the Hi-Fi Tuning is a bit more ballanced
- Audiophile Hi-Fi Producte (AHP) Feinsicherung II
What's the fuss about lately, I've got them for more then two years.
Now available in a MkII version with copper endcaps that are goldplated. The improvement is significant. Order from: www.audiophiles-hifi.de
On the Kharma SDDS Enigma stand
on the CRM 3.2 FE
Transformational Enhancement and Protective Treatment for Polycarbonate Optical Discs
For many years, the original JENA Labs Esoteric Mist was universally regarded as one of the most effective and popular treatments for audio CDs, and with very good reason. It worked great!
JENA Labs is excited to announce the release of a new generation Esoteric treatment. This phenomenal new compound is significantly superior to anything currently on the market.
Esoteric3D-X is a quantum improvement in enhancing and protecting your precious CDs, SACDs, CD-Rs, CD-R-Ws and Digital Versatile Disc's (DVD's). More on that below.
State of the Art Chemistry Enhances and Protects Your Precious Discs!
Based on current aerospace chemistry, the new Esoteric-3D-X is specifically formulated for polycarbonate and is designed to dramatically enhance surface transmittance and refractive characteristics as well as protecting delicate surfaces from common contaminants (oils from your hands, accidental contact with water).
When you treat an optical disc with Esoteric 3D-X you have created an optical coating that does something like what the lens coating of a fine camera does.
Laser light is matched better to the difference between the refractive index of air and the refractive index of the plastic. Look at it after treatment... The rainbow effects are visually very pronounced. That is not scatter, that is transmission. The laser optics of the player or recorder
- Liquid Resolution CD Cleaner and En -
Read the review, it works
- Antenna Performance APS-13
FM antenna, apparently one of the best sounding
Dario Pegoretti first acquired his framebuilding knowledge and expertise from legendary Gino Milani. Milani was never famous to the cycling world at large, but he was one of the most brilliant framebuilders of the 1970's. His work was a major influence on every high-end framebuilder of the time. Since 1987 Pegoretti has honored the Milani legacy by going beyond the limitations of standard tubing to build unique, world-class frames. Pegoretti is synonymous with innovation. He was the first in Italy to use TIG-welding techniques. For over a decade he worked side-by-side with Dedacciai to design and develop new tubesets. The DynaLite and Radius tubing so popular with Italian framebuilders throughout the late 90's were direct products of Pegoretti. From 1991 to 1997, Pegoretti built frames exclusively for pro road teams. Everyone wants to know who, when, where, and how, but unfortunately a lot more folks don't want you to know. But we'll put it like this -- think of any major rider of the 1990's and you can more or less guess that they rode Pegoretti frames decaled otherwise. Name a major bike race, and it's been won on a Pegoretti. Since 1997 Pegoretti has designed and created frames carrying his own name. In 1999 he moved to Levico Terme, a beautiful resort in the Dolomites. It has several times been home to mountaintop finishes in the Giro d'Italia. Since he moved to Levico he redesigned his frames, working on the assumption that an all-round tube profile offers the best compromise between lateral strength and torsional stiffness. It is a deliberate choice made to exploit the benefits of oversized frame tubing. It's not an overstatement to claim that no other Italian framebuilder has been so instrumental in bringing about the wide use of aluminum in road frames, and that none other had more input into the design and fabrication of the tubing itself. Given that Pegoretti has had a long association with the Italian tubing manufacturer Dedacciai -- in fact, throughout the 90's Dedacciai entrusted Pegoretti with the job of building prototype frames from their new tubesets to provide them with detailed feedback about their buildability -- it took many by surprise going into 2005 that Dario began building his steel frames exclusively out of Columbus Niobium Spirit tubing. Why Columbus for steel? Because as Dedacciai pushes the alchemistic envelope with the most modern alloys out there -- Scandium, Magnesium, and Aluminum -- Columbus (like Pegoretti, and like many of our customers) still believes in the viability of steel as a race-quality frame material. They're just as committed to refining the quality of steel as Dedacciai is to non-ferrous alloys. In fact, all of the Niobium tubing Pegoretti uses is one-off. He insists that Columbus take the extra step to heat treat the tubes for him. While the stock version of the tubes has very good elongation qualities and thereby provides a nice bit of shock damping, heat treating them gives them a considerable increase in responsiveness under a load. Think of it this way: While a spring is springy by nature, a heat treated spring rebounds from compression far more quickly. In other words, a heat treated Niobium Spirit frameset will provide superior elasticity, making a Pegoretti feel like it's gliding on a lousy road surface to an extent unmatched by other tubesets. Beginning in 2007 Pegoretti strayed from Niobium just a bit: He released his Responsorium model made from Columbus' new stainless steel XCr tubeset. It reflected Pegoretti's unceasing commitment to building the most advanced steel framesets in the marketplace. One aside about Pegoretti sizing: Pegoretti frames 58cm and larger have dropped top tubes. 57cm and smaller frames are measured as center to center, but on the larger frames Dario drops the top tubes and extends both the seat and head tubes to compensate. The amount of drop varies with frame size, as do the extensions on the seat and head tubes, but ultimately this allows him to build larger frames both lighter and stiffer without compromising positioning on the bike.
Hand build in Levico Terme, a beautiful resort in the Dolomites.
The Marcelo continues Pegoretti's relentless quest to build the ultimate steel frame. Made from TIG welded Columbus Niobium Spirit steel, the Marcelo weighs just a few ounces more than 3 lbs. We consider it to be Pegoretti's ultimate steel race bike. It forgoes the stiffening plates and gigantic chainstays of the Big Leg Emma, but it has a beefier rear triangle and dropouts than the Duende and the Palosanto. The tubing selection of the Marcelo is intended to give it stiffness without harshness, lightness without a hint of flimsiness. In our minds -- and in the minds of Marcelo owners worldwide -- it's something spectacular. An editor of ProCycling magazine reviewed Pegoretti's skill with steel and found that....
- It's just a car - 360 Modena Challenge Stradale
Don't get excited it's just an unpractical fast Italian car.
Life is good: I'm bombing through the Italian countryside south of Modena in a Ferrari Challenge Stradale, the track-tuned version of the 360 Modena, which wasn't exactly a slug to begin with. The scenery is straight out of a travel brochure, the sound is straight off a racing MP3, and my
- The Family One size fits all
Best Tweek of them All.
Remember the boss and his dog?
- The Perfect Vision Sony on USM
TV:Sony, DVD-Rec:Sony. On Swiss made USM furniture
- Grammarschool Roosendaal Kharma PA system
Loxodrome and Kharma's first cooperation: A High-End Sound System in the auditorium of a multipurpose education building in Roosendaal, The Netherlands. The system uses Kharma Matrix-4 active loudspeakers and subwoofers. Imagine: MP-150 amps, Kharma designed Accuton ceramic units and Kharma/Focal HF units to create music and speach in an auditorium of a grammarschool !!!!!!!!! Some would go for less. This schoolbuilding type, developed by Loxodrome architects & planners, has been adopted by the Dutch Ministry of Education as a conceptual pilot project for future grammarschool concept layout. www.loxodrome.nl www.kharma.com
Matrix M4 The Matrix is the new paradigm in sound architecture. This speaker anticipates on the request for a high-end Home Cinema speaker system in a complete new way. The main point for this design was to use the possibility to aim sound. Several studies have been done on how to create a system that could fill up any room with high-end sound. This resulted in a hanging speaker almost completely made out of aluminum. Its direction can be adjusted by rotation over a vertical and over a horizontal axis. The height (or more accurate: depth) of the speaker can be adjusted by changing the length of the rod the speaker hangs on.
Detail, grammarschool in Roosendaal the Netherlands