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Sonus Faber launches the Palladio Collection

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: |

Sonus Faber Olympica and PL664 ISE

(2/5/2019) Italian loudspeaker manufacturer Sonus Faber is announcing the launch of the company’s first custom installation in-wall and in-ceiling loudspeaker series, the Palladio Collection.

The tenth concurrent series in the company’s speaker lineup, the Sonus Faber Palladio Collection pays tribute to Andrea Palladio, a 15th century influential Italian Renaissance architect whose designs are adopted by palaces and noble houses throughout Italy and the Great Britain. The Palladio Collection comprises two models, the Level 5 and Level 6.

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Destination Audio System Review

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , , , , , |

Destination Audio 45 monoblock power amplifier

Destination Audio is the realization of company founder Sam Wisniewski’s dream of the sound of the directly heated 45 tube in triode mode. From the creation of the two-chassis 417A tube phono stage to the two-chassis 76 tube-based preamplifier, the 45 tube-based monoblock amplifiers and the Vista horn, the creative objective of all of Sam’s products was to convey the magic of the 45 tube.

Destination Audio is based in Poland. Sam is a self taught designer of speakers and amplifications with no academic background: ‘I have always been in love with the 45 tube and I wanted to create a loudspeaker which is efficient enough for 2 watts to play freely.

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Digital Music Player Reviews: Part 2, The Lumin D1, Plus….Umm, Bonus Content!

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: Wall of sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Digital Music Player Reviews: Part 2, plus….

Another installment in the C/H/E series, a My Audio Life special and my wife gets her first stereo system in over fourty years.

The Lumin D1

As already mentioned in my Holiday gift guide, the Lumin D1 digital music player is not a current product.  So why review it, you ask?  Well…..this isn’t a review, exactly.  Stay with me and I’ll get to it in due course.

My Audio Life: Season Finale

‘What ifs?’ are one of the things most people like to mentally tease themselves with, on occasion. Read the full article

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Audio News: Acapella Audio Arts speakers

By | January 5th, 2019|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: |

San Francisco Bay Area dealership Audio Federations first encountered the Acapella Audio Arts spherical horn, ion plasma tweeter speaker system at CES 2002, before becoming its first U.S. dealer shortly afterwards and now its U.S. Importer. Bay area audiophiles and music lovers were able to experience the speakers at 2017 and 2018 California Audio Shows.

Founded over 40 years ago in Duisburg, Germany by Hermann Winters and Alfred Rudolph, Acapella today offers thirteen complete speaker systems listed below, ranging from the $20,500 per pair High Fidelio 2 MK III to the $362,000 per pair Sphaeron Excalibur.

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Audio News: PureAudioProject Quintet15 Open-Baffle ‘Wall of Sound’

By | January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: , |

Israel-based PureAudioProject develops and markets open-baffle speaker systems, offering a variety of tweeter designs for its various models. Largest among the speaker offering is the Quintet15 series. With each speaker emanating ‘a wall of sound,’ the Quintet15 is fitted with four 15-inch woofers and a full-range driver per channel.

More Features

  • Modular Aluminum Frame
  • Baffles: Piano Gloss, Genuine German Oak (handcrafted), custom
  • 15″ Woofers: 8 x audiophile grade open baffle woofers, OB-A15NEO
  • Main Driver: TB, Horn1, various Voxativ 8″
  • Passive Crossover: ‘Leonidas’ XO, configured to the specific main drivers
  • Active Crossover: PAP-C1 (Analog) or miniDSP
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohm
  • Sensitivity: ~96db
  • Frequency Responce: from ~30hz (hearable and feel-able) to 20khz
  • Size: Hight 7′, Baffle Width 21.26″

Designed for breeze-simple self assembly.

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Neat Acoustics Iota Alpha Speaker System

By | December 27th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , |

A Neat Little Package

by Dick Tan
Neat Acoustics Iota Alpha seen here in its maple livery
Neat Acoustics Iota Alpha seen here in its maple livery

The Neat Acoustics loudspeaker company was founded in 1989 in the U.K. by self-trained musician Bob Surgeoner. And it is this passion for music that has provided Surgeoner with the design foresight to create the Neat Acoustics range of Speakers.

 

Today the company produces a fairly varied range of speaker systems that are renowned for their ability to produce a soundstage that is far larger than its actual cabinet size would lead one to believe.… Read the full article

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Audio News: Destination Audio Nika Horn launched

By | December 25th, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: , |

Poland (12/25/2018): Destination Audio, manufacturer of the $95,000, 105dB sensitive Vista Horn and a complete tube amplification system that debuted at the 2018 California Audio Show, is launching a 99dB efficiency, smaller horn speaker system dubbed, Nika.

At 25 inches wide, 25 inches deep and 50 inches tall, the Nika is 41% narrower, 20% less deep, 30% shorter, 53% lighter than the Vista and yet designed to pressurize the same volume and room size as the big brother at 215 square feet.

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VanL Speakerworks Silhouette speaker Review

By | December 21st, 2018|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |

When I was a young boy, my father, who traveled the world extensively, brought back from Japan a Sony short wave radio the size of a paperback novel. That country made some cool audio electronics back then. John Van Leishout, the owner of VanL Speakerworks, must have thought so, too.

The year was 1968 when John was in the army and his ship blew a main bearing on a propeller. He had some time to look around in Japan and noticed fine audio gear one-third the price of console furniture systems back home.

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KEF LSX Wireless Music System

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Popular Mini Monitor Reimagined

by Venoth Nair

 

KEF has enjoyed amazing success with its LS 50 mini monitors garnering rave review and numerous awards for its superior sound and slick good looks. The speaker has shown its ability to blend into any environment and integrates seamlessly with any kind of system delivering fantastic performance consistently. In light of its success KEF has since launched different variants of the mini monitor with either new aesthetics or upgraded internals to be applied in different applications.… Read the full article

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Perfect Hi-Fi Launches New Sonetto Sonus Faber Speaker Range in New Improved Showroom

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , |

An Italian Job

by Dick Tan

Sonus Faber's new Sonetto range
Sonus Faber’s new Sonetto range

Perfect Hi-Fi, in conjunction with the recent official opening of its new showroom at the OIO Mall took the occasion to simultaneously launch its new Sonus Faber Sonetto range of speaker system.

 

The new 8 model strong Sonetto range, according to Andy Tan of Perfect Hi-Fi is the latest, perfect manifestation of Sonus Faber’s speaker technological innovations combined with the unmatched level of craftsmanship that the Italians are now famous for.… Read the full article

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