Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Zellaton Reference with Boulder 2110, 2160, dCS Vivaldi One, Melco N1ZH/2 & PLiXiR Elite BAC 3000

Schiit Lyr 3

To improve on Lyr 2, we had to completely reinvent the amp, introduce two new technologies, and make it modular. Yes, that’s right. Not only is the new Lyr 3 a big sonic upgrade, it can be configured with the DAC or phono preamp of your choice—just like Jotunheim.

Power and Finesse in One
Want to run IEMs? Sure. Need power for your HE-6? Sure. If this means nothing to you, just be confident that you can plug any headphone into Lyr 3 and get great sound. With full power delivered from the standard ¼” jack, you don’t need balanced headphones to take full advantage of Lyr 3.

Unparalleled Flexibility
Select from the internal card or rear-panel analog input, and pick high or low gain with convenient front switches. Connect the preamp output to your powered monitors for a complete desktop system—or use it as a front end to your speaker power amplifier. Lyr 3 provides all the flexibility you need.

Single Tube, Two Complementary Technologies
Now, you can enjoy a serious tube amp—that only requires a single tube. Our Coherence™ hybrid topology makes the most out of the supplied NOS 6N8S tube, and also works with all NOS and new-production 6SN7 tube types. What’s more, Lyr 3 introduces Continuity™—a constant transconductance output stage which provides superior performance.

Configure Now, Ready For the Future
Select from two different DAC modules, a phono input module, or no module at all to tailor Lyr 3 exactly to your needs. Modular design means Lyr 3 won’t be dumpster-fodder when technology changes—just swap a card!

Multibit DAC Module. Choose the optional Multibit DAC Module to get Schiit’s unique digital filter and true multibit DAC architecture, as used in Modi Multibit and Bifrost Multibit, for $200.

AK4490 DAC Module. Or choose the more affordable AK4490 G2 DAC module for a world-class delta-sigma DAC for only $100.

MM Phono Input Module. Or, choose the MM phono input module, for 42dB of gain and passive RIAA, for great phono sound, at only $100.
Made in USA. Really.

By “made in USA,” we mean made in USA. The vast majority of the total production cost of Lyr 3—chassis, boards, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US.


Friday, March 16, 2018

Closer Acoustics Stelvio Phono Stage

Inputs (2 pairs)
Balanced (XLR)
Unbalanced (RCA)

Outputs (2 pairs)
Balanced (XLR)

Frequency response (RIAA): 15-50 000Hz (+/-0,5dB)
Passive RIAA equalization
Channel separation: > 60dB
THD: 0,1%
Gain: 50dB - 55dB - 60dB - 65dB - 69dB - 73dB
Load impedance: 30R – 75R – 150R – 400R – 1K – 47K
Input capacitance: 100pF – 200pF – 400pF
Subsonic filter: 12Hz (-18dB)
Input mode switch: balanced/unbalanced
Input mode switch: mono / stereo
Input switch: XLR/RCA

Input/output RCA connectors gold plated (Neutrik)
Input/output XLR connectors (Neutrik)

Dimensions: (W x D x H): 40 x 43,5 x 12,3 cm
Weight: 12 kg

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Dan D'Agostino Relentless Amplifier

Releases at Highend 2018.

Power output:

1500W into 8 ohms
3000W into 4 ohms
6000W into 2 ohms

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Metaxas & Sins Statement System

Metaxas & Sins "Statement System" [including Chaisse Lounge chair]

See you in Munich for the Hi End Show, Hall 1.0, D01 May 10-13th...

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Schnerzinger Ground Protector

Schnerzinger ground protector, which can be used to connect up to 8 sets of equipment, but also with the Schnerzinger Grid protector or Innovator.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Rike Audio Natalija 2 Phono Stage

Inputs: 1 x MM (RCA), 1 x MC (RCA), Outputs: 1 x RCA
Gain factor MM (gain): 41 dB input impedance: 47 kOhm (MM)
Gain: between 61 dB (gain-loss ratio 1:10) and 67 dB (gain-loss ratio 1:20) switchable for MC
MC adjustment: switchable between 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 ohms
Output impedance: 2.5 kilohms RIAA accuracy: +/- 0.5 dB
Tube assembly: 4 x 6HM5 (NOS) Dimensions (W / H / D): 29.5 / 31.0 / 25.5 cm

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wizard Ultimate update

Posts and members visits at Ultimate:

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The latest:

The first picture of the true optical amp,
Masterline 7 phono stage from Switzerland
Thales Statement
A phenomenal sounding 1-stage preamp from Germany

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Fyne Audio F1-10


Other models:

F1-8 - £12000
F1-12 - £24000

Things are developing well for the launch of the F1-10, the first model in our high end F1 series. The design is truly unique and the innovative feature list is outstanding. From the massive 16kg plinth to the intricate burr walnut inlay top of the cabinet, every element of the loudspeaker has been meticulously considered to ensure stunning audio performance combined with exquisite aesthetic appeal.

Using a 10” version of Fyne Audio’s proprietary IsoFlareTM point source driver ensures constant directivity of the wave front generated, providing outstanding stereo imaging, even off axis. The powerful low frequency motor system uses a substantial ferrite magnet with a rectangular copper voice coil, delivering stress-free performance even at high volume. To place low frequency resonance well below the crossover region, the massive Neodymium high frequency magnet incorporates a vented rear chamber.

The cabinet utilises a twin cavity tuning system which reduces internal standing waves, and moderates cone excursion around the tuning frequency, allowing increased power handling. Additionally, our BassTraxTM Tractrix Diffuser System, with a downwards firing port, converts plain wave port energy to a spherical 360 degree wavefront. This integrates energy uniformly into the room, making the loudspeaker less critical of room positioning.

The first finish available will be a luxurious high gloss walnut with burr walnut inlay on the front baffle and the top of the speaker.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Trafomatic Primavera heaphone amplifier

Single ended DHT amplifier
Output tubes: Svetlana 811.10
Drive tubes: 6S45P
Output impedances: 25 , 50 , 100 , 300 and 600 ohms
Output power: 10W/50 Ohms