Lucy and Harry, from the Bespoke Audio Company, paid us a visit at Blumenhofer: after a 5 years old appointment that has been postponed and renewed several times, finally we managed to meet. For this, we have to thank the perseverance of Harry, more than anything else.
We had chance to listen to their pearl. A passive preamplifier.
From the start the sound was convincing, dynamic, fast, clear, with the right presence on the whole frequency spectrum. It bears the musicality we aim to and we pursue in each of our developments. We tried it with several power amps and it matched them correctly.
Convincing. It is a product we will think about.
Then we have learnt that Lucy is personally winding the transformers, we then have learnt how far it is possible to tailor it to the needs of the customers and that it can be made to match the look of our loudspeakers. Lots of nice surprises and add ons for the demanding and knowledgable customer.
In the end, they opened up the little box for us: wow, very nice design, very nice construction, very simple but efficient cabling inside. Flabbergasting!! Not only for the sound but for the overall workmanship and attention to the single detail.
Lucy and Harry invest a huge amount of work and knowledge in their product. Entirely made in UK! I think that our two companies share a lot of understanding for music: looking forward for working together!!
Of course we had some fun during the day, if You are curious, You can have a look at our gallery, here.
"I drove to the south of Holland with the gear, to let hear a group of people (about 40 during the day) the difference between the ‚standard’ Pluto motor and the special ‚Sonore’ motor. Using the FS2. I am the very.. big tall guy, 10th photo, with the white shirt at the left"
Marco de Wilde of Music2 told me:
"Yesterday they were flabbergasted by the FS2’s. Over a 1000 m3 of room (21 by 10 by 5 meters) and a real full range sound! They keep amasing me..."
The whole setup was based on Sonore AC gear using our Genuin FS 2 as a front end, the patchwork one, and according to the words of Mark and what he is doing in these days, it worked out to be a really successful event!!
Here You can enjoy the few pictures I got
Here You can read the comments in Dutch on the Dutch HiFi Forum
We had an amazing listening session with Emiral Audio, a small company from the north of Germany.
While listening we had longer discussion on market chance and cooperation in several areas of the world: expect some surprises!!
It is really well promising.
We tested their 845 based single ended power amplifier with our Genuin FS 1 MK 2 and on the Fun 17. First with the stock tubes and then with some special 845 we had in our showroom and we had great satisfaction in what we have heard.
In the next future we will get to try their phono preamplifier for a critic listening.
Thank You Ralf and Emil for Your visit, see You soon.
If You are curious, here to some pictures.
Incredible the content of these wooden boxes. I've never heard these kind of power amplifier playing this way. Cock and Arnold from Sonore AC explained us the concept and the ideas behind them and it was really astonishing to understand the deepness of the know how involved and the technical solution adopted to pursue the philosophy behind them trough and trough.
It is always good to learn something.
Bruno lives in a really nice part of Italy, in the Marche. A corner where the person still has its value as person and the rhythm of life brings live in front: there there is still the time to drink a caffe with friends.
Since several years Bruno develops his power amplifiers. It is worth take a closer look: Satel S.N.C.
They are real sound machines and the 2A3 plays like a charm. Take a closer look at these “toys” for playing music, it is worth.
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