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.
The Dry Run page for the Munich High End is now online. You can find it here.
Its content will be extended day by day: visit several time until the start of the show.
We have a new page, I'll expand its content regularly to put more interesting information in it as I get them.
If You wan to know more about our presence at the show, You can browse to this page here
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.
The Power Harmonizer of Cammino, our partner for Cabling and Power Supply has received a Blue Moon Award from 6moons. Normally we do not inform about the review of our partners, but in this case is a Blue Moon Award!! And, at least since 2008, is the first one related to electricity. Congratulations Claudio!
Here You can read the whole story written by Henk and Marja
Here You can get more information about the Blue Moon Awards 2013
following a short text from the AAA-webpage about their way of thinking:
Die Schallplatte lebt! Während die Verkaufszahlen digitaler Tonträger schwächeln, feiert die Langspielplatte heimlich ihr Comeback. Immer mehr Menschen, die mit der CD groß geworden sind, entdecken für sich die Magie der schwarzen Scheiben und die bunte Welt der großformatigen Plattencover. Viele DJs in den Clubs und Discotheken schwören aus rein praktischen Gründen auf die bewährte Schallplatte. Inzwischen hat der LP-Verkauf wieder die Millionengrenze geknackt. Aus gutem Grund: Trotz aller Fortschritte der Digitaltechnik, trotz neuer Daten- und Tonträgerformate ist die Schallplatte klanglich das Maß aller Dinge. Heißt es doch in Bezug auf DVD und SACD: "Nie war digital so analog wie heute!"
...I have spent some really beautiful and enjoyable hours at the remastering studios of STS-Digital in Amersfoort in the Netherlands.
The system was composed by the top of the Marantz SACD and Power Amplifier production connected with the top of the van den Hul and Siltech cables. Of course the speakers were ours, the Genuin FS 1.
Some days after Fritz sent me an e-mail, here I quote one of the sentences, I must admitt this filled me with joy:
It is difficult to describe my feeling of pure emotion. When I listen to your exceptional audio product, there is only one thing that came up; this is the genuin thing.
Fritz gave me a short lesson on some interesting points concerning music and audio editing, wow, now I can understand something more about music and the way it can be enhanced to give more emotions and feeling.
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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