One of the most frequent questions we receive is if our level of sound can be achieved without any visible trace. The simple answer is, 'perhaps'. Physics are physics. However, using cutting edge technology, hidden baffles, and no small measure of digital shape shifting, can result in magnificent sound that appears from the ether. Come to us with your project.
The tone of Robert Johnson's B flat His raspy voice, giving ten shades of strife on a single note.
The combination of Sven Boenicke's W8se+ speaker and his new E2 Integrated amplifier, are a purpose made combination which excels in the way only a design from the ground up can accomplish. This integrated amplifier with built in DAC has all of the wants ew desired, during its 3 years on the bench. Output transformers by Serge Schmidlin of Audio Consulting of Switzerland, and R2R dac that doesn't rely on some here to day gone tomorrow chip, and a honking power supply. All while being contained in this gorgeous wood and metal enclosure. A top flight phono stage is also possible in the unit. The Swiss crafted Thales CCC-T Turntable, whose drive is battery induced, misses not t nuance. Intoxicating, easy to employ, beautiful, it brings the majesty of music to even your smallest venue. Be weary, if you're like me, you may stay in bed with your tea and your remote, not for a moment thinking that the world is going on elsewhere. This is a reference offering, despite costing far less than the 6 figure performance it portrays. The diminutive W8s (they're less than 31 inches tall) can reproduce 28 hz...it's really a some type of sorcery. For those of you not familiar with Hz, it mean well below the lowest bass note...think Berlioz at full dynamic capability and you'll see these speakers can reproduce anything.
You know you should have married her. You understood each other. You thrilled at the sight, but youth and inexperience prevailed and it was not to be. To have todays brian in yesterdays body. Well, get over it.
You needn't relive your inequities. DC-10 Audio and their Berlin Reference has created all of the nuance and brilliance of unrequited love in something tangible, accessible, and attractive. Nuance and Brilliance. That's the point.
Add a Klimo table for the best in magnetic bearings and Italian perfection.
Peaceful. Organic. Whole. Exacting. These words, rarely bedfellows, describe Kroma Audio Speakers. Combining Krion and tone wood, their duality is the duality of live music, of life. With tone wood crafted by the same Andalucian luthiers that have for centuries made the finest classical guitars, they embody the interaction of flesh, blood, and inspiration. Matched with the genius of Grandinote electronics they are magic. A tubed circuit with endless damping is exactly what the Kroma Julietas desire. The Wave Kinetics table at this point is sheer indulgence, but as Wilde informed us, 'the only cure for temptation is to yield to it.' And yield we must...
Ultra Simple, Ultra High End, Ultra Prana. The Boenicke W11 with the new Boenicke E2 integrated. The W11 requires real voltage to propel it to greatness. The E2 has just that. Strapped with or without reference level dacs and or a top phono stage, the E2 is something special indeed. Relax, it's Dwell Time. This system was designed for ipad simplicity on the highest level. Liquid flow from Audio Magic cables and the dream is a reality.
La Divina. That which she represents; complete lack of compromise, exquisite technique, elegance, a direct connection to the heart of all that hear her...these are tenants of this system. There is none finer amidst these pages, only larger or smaller. For most regular sized rooms, it represents the ultimate expression of what's available.
The only thing greater than the Absolute Excellence of the components in this system, is the magical synergy they share. This is our reference offering for rooms that range from 250 to 600 square feet.
The Trafomatic Ultra Reference LIne by Sasa Cokic are hand made masterpieces. They communicate with Voxativ's Ampeggio Field Coil Speakers in a way that is preternatural. The digital artistry of Rockna Audio shows what dreams may come from an R2R plunge (from which no dac chip has returned). And for the bit of whimsy and genius that can only be designed in Italy, the Klimo Tafelrunde brings functional art to the party in a way that honors the phrase.
The Paralyse Racks from Carsten Tragsdorf are like no other. Elegant, imminently functional, these racks can handle 125kg per shelf, are the best isolation for equipment we've found, and are design marvels. Carsten has worked for many years as a vibration expert in some of Germany's finest automobile houses.
The Goebel Epoque Fine. Crayon's ultimate monoblocks and the Rockna Limited Edition Dac and Server. Goebel's Cables. Hamberg Steinway optional. Life can be this simple and brilliant. The true holographs of entertainment that grace your floor will need not a whit of imagination on your part to take wing. Just relax, pour yourself something inspirational and relax. You deserve it. There is no better illusion that the one created herein. Feel free to perch them on a Paralyse Keo Rack, where the dac, will be perfectly accommodated.
For lack of a better analogy, this system is like what we imagine making love to Sophia Loren would have been like. Lovely curves, light on her feet, delicate like a whisper, with the ability to shake you to your core in an instant. From a whisper to a roar, and you simply must come back again and again
For our living room we wanted a speaker with sculpted beauty, that is phenomenally involving, with no real dynamic limitations, that also possesses the soul of the music. Enter The Tune Audio Anima, which possesses all of those qualities using an advanced horn technology, with a down firing massive bass horn doubling as a stand for the mid-range and tweeter horns. This is the most natural and organic horn we've found that doesn't require re-building a space to suit the purpose.
With a no holds barred tube amplification from Trafomatic, and the exceptional CAD 1543 DAC and CAD NET, your living space can elevate to a concert hall with of the dimensionality and space of the original event
Is that 30 year old Balvenie in your glass. A drip of water to open it up. A comfortable chair, and what was that...silence. You have some time to let go and this is the perfect moment. Hell, it may even warrant a cigar.
There are those times in life, when you feel something is so good that it must be bad. That's how we feel about the CMA MonoBlocks and the Boenicke W13. Of course without a source, they're just two models sitting in your den. To make them dance, just add something from MSB's Select Dac Line, the finest... the result is pure magic. Carsten Tragsdorf's petit yet perfect Proto rack is the icing on the cake (and half of the performance!!)
David Counsell is part music lover, part engineer, part architect, and part mystic. His Grand Voix Retro is a reference grade map of the soul. It's a work of art as much as a machine, a very powerful live music creating machine. For a medium to large room, these speakers are tremendous. The sound is beguiling and entirely immersive. Match them with the equally beguiling pieces from Amadeo Schembri and Viva Audio and something very special happens; time travel. For a source, the Transfiguration Proteus Cartridge on the Klimo Tafelfrunde Table is sublime. Just add a Rockna DAC and you may never have to leave this room again.
We can use a Paralyse Rack to great advantage here, or if you prefer, we can customize something to keep the Retro feel alive-we can even build using your existing furniture and our own platforms.
This system is super model sex...you could set up some instruments with pseudo musicians behind them and fool most any guest. It's that real.
Better than sex and sightly less expensive than a super model, this is the penultimate space machine.
You, my friend, have hit the mother lode.
You may have noticed a preponderance of Crayon Audio, (the brainchild of Roland Krammer) throughout these pages. When you find a circuit genius, who also has an incredible ear for music, it is your duty to share this man's creations. His CMA-2 MonoBlocks with their accompanying Reference Phono Stage, into the Alkemia Vero Omni Directional Manger speakers, can produce one of the most 3 dimensional renderings imaginable. The MSB Theater Master and the Klimo Tafelrunde Table with 4 cartridges lend a tremendous set of options for your listening pleasure. There is nothing like the Goebel Cable in our experience. With this entourage of equipment it really gives us the final degrees we'd hoped for.
Reference sound for any sized room. These amazing transducers require as little as an outlet, to as much as one source to create reference level, heartbreakingly beautiful music. These solutions are not only quite moving and of incredible quality, they also offer no clutter and ease of use, heretofore not possible due to technological constraints.
During our lengthy search into visual appeal and high performance, we encountered Leeds Look & Listen. Gary Leeds, an industry veteran with years of accomplished music making at vaunted levels, has founded with his wife Debra (established designer on both coasts) and Pat McGinty (master speaker conceptualiser and craftsman) a line of superb sounding systems that are at once aurally moving and visually elegant. All types of customizations are possible to match your decor or mood. One box and an Ipad will get you there. This is the magic of today. Stay tuned for a new joint product that we feel will not only astound, but cross new boundaries of design and performance.
We are fortunate to represent a number of gorgeous active speakers manufacturers. Please consult the gallery and contact us for a consultation on what will best work for your space and desires.
This system will bring back the tinkling of glasses, the newly minted flatted fifths, the A to the bar, and even the illusion of smoke. A young girl named Carmen is playing intermission piano. Diz is talking to a lovely...he didn't have to charm her, but the moment was there, and it's just his way. Tommy and Max are having a taste of brown liquor and talking with the same rhythmic oneness with which they play. Monk is writing in a corner. People are talking to him-he's alone but hears everything they say. Like Bird he lives in two dimensions. The winged God of Bebop is somewhere out back. You can hear his laugh on occasion, lifting above the background serenade as was his birthright...Gabriel traded in his trumpet on a King Super 20 with a silver bell. Bird Lives, and he's on in 5.
This is Viva's Credenza. When we enter the top level of Viva's efforts, 'customization' is the first word, but all other descriptors fail. We don't have words for it yet, and when you hear the Credenza, you'll know we don't need them. What you will need is a source, and few are as soulful as the ACS Minima. We're going to spin a few sides and get back to you.
Andy's, or Carnegie Hall as outsiders call it. Large is just large. Almost never is large accompanied by finesse. Viva has given us everything we dreamt of and a bit more. Such is the nature of one man's obsession.
When enough isn't enough, and you want to portray all you've heard or imagined (and some things you have not), this is our answer. Scale is not an issue. From the grunt of Hendrix to the delicate musings of Blossom Dearie, to the largest scale Mahler your could imagine. Viva has managed a 5 way horn system that does not have a crossover. That's like hot fudge without calories. It is to now, unprecedented and lends us the most soul shifting portrayals we've encountered.
The MSB Theater Master is the only digital expression we've found worthy of such grandeur as the Master Horn. The Turntable you'll have to wait for, it's currently in production (listening tests have been astounding) but until such time as it's prime time, we will dust off its thrown and patiently wait.
Our primary value, is our tireless attention to properly match the artisan pieces we scour the earth to find. Indeed, that is how much of our collection came to be...we needed a sound that would justify what was already of the highest order, already in place. Perhaps this is why most of our manufacturers possess offerings that began with a dream, then a sketch, then a realization. Such tailoring is only possible if preceded by decades of knowledge, trial and error.