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KLIAVS 2019: Perfect Hi-Fi to launch the iconic Sonus Faber Electa Amator III

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Av2day, Nordost|Tags: , , , , , , |

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The return of the icon – the Sonus Faber Electa Amator III speakers.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Perfect Hi-Fi will be setting up a system comprising components that have just arrived for the KL International AV show to be held later this month. Of interest will be the Version III of the iconic Sonus Faber Electa Amator speakers. The first version was launched in 1987 and the second version hit the market 10 years later.

 

Now in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of Sonus Faber (which was in 2018), the third version of the iconic speakers will be launched in Malaysia during the KLIAVS 2019.… Read the full article

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Sonus Faber Serafino Tradition | Review

By | June 30th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

With the Sonus Faber Serafino Tradition in your room, chances are high you will tend to let irrelevancies slide. Like food, water, and personal hygiene. Because you will have more important things to attend to. Like how unbelievably pretty these speakers are. That really is the first and last word — these loudspeakers are the best-looking that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing in my home. They’re embarrassingly well-made. Every aspect is attended to, and the whole is so over-the-top lux that they made the rest of my home look shabby.… Read the full article

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The Talented Mr. Cucuzza | High End 2019

By | June 21st, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

High-End 2019 show coverage brought to you by The LSA Group

I’ve been a long-time Audio Research fan. As part of my research on the brand, I came to know Livio Cucuzza, their designer, through a cyber friendship and also by his sublime design work of Sonus Faber, McIntosh Labs, and Audio Research projects.  But I had never met the man…until Munich. I had asked Livio if I could do a short interview at Munich and he agreed. On Saturday afternoon, I rambled into the ARC/McIntosh press room and to my surprise our very own Dr.… Read the full article

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KIH #67 – A change is as good as a rest?

By | May 22nd, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Definitive Audio, the distribution and retail arm of speaker house Living Voice, were relinquishing their long-standing Kondo franchise for the UK. “We have always followed our heart because that’s where music communicates. It is fundamental that we feel a powerful connection to the brands we represent. Over the years we have enjoyed a good working relationship with Kondo and it is now time for us to move on and make way for someone who feels as passionate about their new designs as we do about their originals.Read the full article

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Sonus Faber’s New Little Bookshelf – The Minima Amator II

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

Sonus Faber Minima Amator II

Two-way designs in the bookshelf form factor can be magical in the right space. It takes a special skill set to deliver optimal near field or low-level listening for an office space while still maintaining some of that angelic high-end sparkle. Sonus Faber makes some of the best sounding flagship floor standers out there, and now they hope to replicate some of that hifi mojo with their new Minima Amator II loudspeaker.

While not the least expensive 6″ speaker out there, the Amator II builds upon much of the stellar industrial design that is utilized in some of their other high-end products.… Read the full article

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Spring 2019 Issue Available Now | The Occasional Magazine

By | April 11th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Our Latest Issue

Our Spring 2019 issue of The Occasional Magazine is now available for download! This time out, the team brings us a suite of new reviews.

In this issue, we have brand new gear reviews: Trenner & Friedl ARt monitors, Sonus Faber Serafino Tradition, Parasound Halo Hint 6, Simaudio 390, and the Dragon Inspire IHA-1 + Focal Clear Headphones + Moon Audio Silver Dragon cable.

Also in this issue, the glories of Rioja, selvage denim, Eric Dolphy, the first Automatic-Winding Chronograph, a poetic turn through New York City, and a visit to Furnace Records!

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FLORIDA 2019 – Sumiko Analog, Pro-Ject, Sonus Faber, Pangea Audio

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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Pro-Ject was on site demonstrating the EISA-award-winning combination of Roon-enabled network endpoint (StreamBox S2 Ultra) and MQA capable DAC (PreBox S2 Digital) with two sets on hand for listening. In addition to the streaming and digital products, they were showing their higher performance RPM-series turntable, and Sonus Faber Guaneri Homage loudspeakers.

For myself it’s the PreBox S2 Digital that is and should be all the rage. A small, 5V driven stereo DAC / Preamplifier box, with a built-in headphone amplifier. It’s spec’d out in ways, that I almost consider it a portable device as well, despite its intended design for desktop or audiophile rack based systems.… Read the full article

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Sonus Faber’s New Palladio Line

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

Sonus Faber Palladio

Italy-based Sonus Faber is slowing working its way into my short list of favorites in high end audio. Our listening sessions to the flagship Aida and all sorted products from the diverse palate of loudspeakers creations have always been richly rewarding. Now the brand is launching two new lines of custom install products (Level 5 and Level 6) under the Palladio Collection to compliment existing options or create new ones.

Palladio in wall

Level 5 is set to coincide with the Sonette speakers and Level 6 Olympica.… Read the full article

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Sonus Faber Sonetto II Speakers | Review

By | December 30th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Should audio components always be 100% truthful to the source? Ahhh, that’s one of those questions that has resulted in untold audiophile angst, much like the supposed supremacy of analog over digital, or tubes vs. solid state. In the end, it’s ultimately up to the ear of the listener, and nothing else. If it sounds good to you, then it’s probably good.

Me? I’m an unabashed truth guy. That’s perhaps why I tend to gravitate toward pro audio DACs and speakers for instance, which are purposely designed to tell the truth: nothing more and nothing less.… Read the full article

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Darko.Audio podcast #12 – Small speakers

By | December 3rd, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sometimes we want steak, other times only sushi will do.

And so it goes with loudspeakers: we might lust for (full-range) floorstanders but either our room’s acoustics and/or our aesthetic sensibilities say otherwise: only standmounts can be accommodated.

Like food, it’s better to have too little than too much.

In our latest episode of the Darko.Audio podcast, Jeff Dorgay of TONEAudio and I discuss small loudspeakers with our informal chat romping through the following products (and more):

47 Labs Lens
Atacama Nexus 6i
Blumenstein Audio
DENSOTen Eclipse 510Z MKII
ELAC Debut 2.0
ELAC Uni-Fi UB5
Genelec 8341 ‘The Ones’
Genelec GTwo
Harbeth P3/ESR
JERN 14DS
KEF LSX
Michael Green Room Tunes
Martin Logan Motion 4i
Paradigm Monitor SE Atom
Pioneer SP-BS22-LR
ProAc Tablette 10/Signature:
Raidho Acoustics D1.1
Sonus Faber Sonetto I
Sound Anchors
Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 / 10

A must listen for any apartment dweller or standmount loudspeaker enthusiast:

Follow us on Soundcloud here and subscribe to the iTunes feed here.… Read the full article

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