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RMAF 2018: Innuos Statement at Well Pleased AV

By | October 7th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Well Pleased AV was showcasing some spectacular sound, courtesy of some Qln loudspeakers, their Prestige Three floor standers. Some details: 8Ω, 87dB, down to 28Hz, $9,999/pair. Unassuming appearance, but with spooky-good imaging, the Qln speakers made the music eye-poppingly entertaining, and the overall sound in the room was a strong entry for best-in-show.

The other leading-role lineup in this room included the LinnenberG Telemann Pre ($5,600), the LinnenberG WIDOR amplifier ($19,000 — 150w @ 8Ω/250 @ 4Ω), an Aqua Hi-Fi Formula xHD DAC ($16,500), a Gigawatt PC-4 EVO+ power conditioner (10,300), and a whole loom of Swisscables.… Read the full article

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‘Strayaaa: SGR CX4F MKII @ Munich High-End 2018

By | May 13th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

A 4-way active loudspeaker with boundary compensation and parametric EQ, but without Class D amplification and DSP, is the latest proposition from Melbourne’s SGR Audio.

Everything in the CX4F MKII floorstader is executed in the analogue domain – crossover included – with driver go juice squeezed from a quad of Class A/B amplifiers for the “world’s first current-drive loudspeaker system”. The tweeter is a 3cm textile dome. Beneath it, a 5cm textile dome for midrange delivery. Below that, we see a 16.5cm paper mid/bass driver augmented by four 16.5cm paper “long-throw subwoofer” drivers.… Read the full article

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