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FinkTeam Borg Loudspeakers

By | May 1st, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

The enormous WM-4 FINKTEAM loudspeakers caused a lot of confusion among people during the High End 2018 exhibition  in Munich. Looking at them and not knowing what it was all about, it was hard to say why, however. They did look a little different than most loudspeakers at the exhibition, but they still seemed to be mainstream—these are stocky loudspeakers with D’Appolito arrangement—two midrange drivers and a tweeter, with a really large woofer below.

Only having looked at them closely, one could become suspicious of their “ordinariness.” It was then possible to see that the tweeter is an AMT Mundorf driver, the midrange drivers have flat membranes and they have been made in-house according to the FMWD (Flat Membrane Wide Dispersion) concept (do you remember the NXT technology?), while the woofer is an enormous 15-inch unit with a paper membrane and textile surround.… Read the full article

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Wojtek Karolak and Adam Czerwiński, In a Sentimental Mood

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

Wojtek Karolak Adam Czerwiński In a Sentimental Mood

Wojtek Karolak & Adam Czerwiński, In a Sentimental Mood. 

The album In a Sentimental Mood by leading jazzmen Wojtek Karolak and Adam Czerwiński, is one of the best vinyl records of recent years—both when it comes to music and sound. The text below is about how it was recorded and released, as well as what it sounds like.

It is extremely easy to release a vinyl record nowadays. By a curious paradox, technological innovations have brought vinyl to the verge of extinction.… Read the full article

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An Interview with Luis Fernandes of Finite Elemente

By | April 4th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

The Finite Elemente METHOD (FEM) is a numerical method for solving problems of engineering and mathematical physics. Typical problem areas of interest include structural analysisheat transferfluid flow, mass transport and electromagnetic potential. The analytical solution of these problems generally requires the solution to boundary value problems for partial differential equations

Wikipedia.org

Mr Luis Fernandes, the current CEO of the German company called Finite Elemente, adds that it is a numerical calculation method used in the field of mechanical engineering and it basically means the division of a body into several “finite elements” which are used for the calculation of mechanical stresses.… Read the full article

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Finite Elemente Ceraball and Cerabase Classic Anti-vibration Feet

By | April 4th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

This time we got for a review the anti-vibration feet of the German company Finite Elemente, Ceraball and Cerabase Classic models. This brand is one of the precursors among specialized firms fighting against unwanted vibrations, which with these products returns to the market after a few years absence. We published an interview with the current boss, Mr. Luis Fernandes, beginning of January. The test that you are reading is therefore the second part of this publication.

I have a soft spot for Finite Elemente products (the company uses lowercase letters for their name: ‘finite elemente’, but I will stick to the normative spelling: ‘Finite Elemente’).… Read the full article

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Kuzma STABI R Turntable

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

The leitmotif of all turntables from the Slovenian company KUZMA is “less is better.” Have a look at its iconic, “tubular” Stabi S turntable, to understand what it means—it’s just two brass tubes with a platter and an outboard motor. Also tonearms designed by this brand, no less famous than turntables, look like a study of simplicity.

In fact, these are advanced, precise “measuring” systems, if I can say that. After all, in the turntables, a stylus constantly measures the geometry of the vinyl record’s groove and converts this spatial structure to the corresponding voltage.… Read the full article

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Stereo Sound Reference Record Vol. 1

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

LOUDSPEAKERS

Harbeth M40.1 Domestic, Acoustic Revive Custom Series Loudspeaker Stands, SPEC RSP-101/GL.

ELECTRONICS

RCM Audio Sensor Prelude IC phono stage, Spheris III preamplifier, Soulution 710 amplifier, and Leben CS300XS Custom Version integrated amplifier.

SOURCES

Analog: AVID HIFI Acutus SP turntable (Custom Version), Miyajima Laboratory Kansui cartridges, Miyajima Laboratory Shilabe cartridge, Miyajima Laboratory Zero cartridge (mono), Denon DL-103SA cartridge. Tivoli Audio Model One.

Digital: Ancient Audio AIR V-edition.

CABLES

Siltech Triple Crown (RCA), Crystal Audio Absolute Dream (RCA), Tara Labs Omega Onyx speaker cables, Acrolink Mexcel 7N-PC9500 AC cords for the complete system.… Read the full article

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Acoustic Revive RTP-4EU Absolute AC Power Strip

By | February 21st, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

A power strip is simply a “splitter” of the power supply—it goes in with a single cable, and it goes out via several outputs/sockets. Acoustic Revive in Europe offers one model, featuring four sockets. We would like to present you the latest version called the Absolute.

This is the first part of a two-part test. Later we will present also the Absolute power cable and an entire Absolute system with the power strip, power cable and two filters.

“To filter or not to filter?” I was stopped with this question for much longer then it would take to chose one of these two answers.… Read the full article

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TRPTK Music Label

By | February 10th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Record labels usually focuses on promoting the music itself, forgetting that it is closely related to sound. Every now and then, companies are created that try to do something about it. One of the newest is the Dutch company TRPTK, which is the following text is about.

Let’s be honest: there are many record labels and new ones are coming almost every day. This of course involves an incredible egalitarianisation of recordings—today you can arrange a home recording studio for just a few thousand dollars.… Read the full article

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Technique – A Guide to Fine Tuning

By | February 4th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Or how to set up speakers

Did you ever experience a situation where the loudspeakers that sounded so great in distributor’s showroom after you bought them and placed them in your room sounded as if they were broken? If you did, almost certainly the reason for that was the acoustics of your listening room, and perhaps also the way you set up your speakers. Let me tell you how to avoid such situations.

A  LOUDSPEAKERS SETUP in a room is a key element, equally important as a selection of the other system components.… Read the full article

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JBL L100 Classic Loudspeakers

By | January 28th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

The JBL L100 Classic are new JBL loudspeakers that allude to the iconic JBL L100 speakers from years ago. The original JBL L100 were introduced in 1970 and it was a consumer version of the popular JBL 4310 Pro Studio monitor. Over time, this model has become the best-selling JBL loudspeaker of all time (source: corporate materials).

Retro speakers still remain fashionable. It’s harder and harder to tell if it’s vintage or retro, because most people do not seem to differentiate these concepts.… Read the full article

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