I detest writers who start an article by detailing the specifics of how they got themselves into an exhibit room. Two feet, one after the other – so what? But it’s not that simple. So in what may appear like a masochistically literary move, I now wince at mentioning that Alan Kafton of The Cable Cooker pleaded with great emotion that I hoist myself up to the 15th floor to see (and hear) what he exclaimed to be “a perfect system.” Being Alan’s friend and myself a member of the press corps, I am accustomed to audiophile hyperbole.… Read the full article
With technical contributions by Jürgen Saile.
While working on Einstein’s complete audio system with its laudable analogue source, in Part 1 of this review (which you can find HERE) we had traveled from cartridge to tone arm, and from there to phono stage and preamp. Following up on that we will now take care of power amps and the semi-active speaker system, The Pure – and, of course, the sound
Connecting the fully balanced preamp The Preamp and the OTL amplifiers The Silver Bullet, in whose circuit balancing plays a considerable role too, we of course use XLR cabling.… Read the full article
Anyone who has ever looked into the hi-fi world in a little bit more intensive way knows that the arbitrary combination of well-reputed audio components does not necessarily lead to a guaranteed musical enjoyment. In the field of high-end audio, only very few manufacturers offer complete solutions—mainly those featuring a digital source. To my knowledge, Einstein is the only laudable analogue exception.
However, I do not want to anticipate: The analogue turntable, of which prototypes have been shown at trade fairs for years, is still awaiting its debut, which—probably—will happen at the end of this year.… Read the full article