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Warsaw 2017: Boenicke, the little speaker that could

By | November 28th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , |

Wanna get seriously impressed by a small speaker? Wanna see how big of a sound a speaker the size of o book can throw? Visit a Boenicke room and get ready to throw your floor-standers out of the window.

There is not a single show that Boenicke did not manage to impress by the volume of air it manages to move with such a small speaker as the W5. This is easily the smallest and more capable little marvel I can think of, weighting in at 3.5 kilos and featuring a 3″ widebander paired to a 5.25″ long throw woofer (as in loooong throw) with a simple, quality parts only, 1st order crossover.

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The Neoteric Listener – The Ayon Scorpio Integrated and CD-07s Compact Disc Player

By | June 20th, 2016|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , |

The Ayon Audio Scorpio is a heavy, Class A integrated amplifier made of high grade aluminum and powered by gleaming KT88 and 12AU7 tubes. One look and listen, and you know it’s textbook audio, the perfect answer to your friends when they say, “So how’s a high end amplifier any different from my Yamaha?” Like riding in a ’56 Chevy Bel Air or planting a winter garden, the Scorpio experience is time-honored and without pretension. Using the accompanying Ayon CD-07s compact disc player as a source, I paired the Scorpio with several speakers, including my Nola Contenders, a pair of Triangle Antals, and the new Eclipse TD508MKIII stand mounts.… Read the full article

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