Archive for May, 2016
“We listen to all four and settle on Wide as our favourite balance, even for CD quality files. ‘Fast’ comes a close second, with a touch more drive and bite to its presentation, but it can feel a bit unrelenting, particularly with more considered music”
” “The Acoustic Ramp can be custom built to exact specifications. The standard Ramp is about 24 x 12 x 45 inches and made of ½-inch Rock Maple plywood reflectors, eighth-inch-thick black powder-coated aluminum dividers, and a ¾-inch Rock Maple plywood top plate. Cost per Ramp is $1,099 or $999 when “a few are ordered at a time.”
“A startup company in Seattle that secured a $5 million investment round back in April just announced its secret weapon: a pair of strange-looking wireless ear-pod headphones that can shift from a private listening device into a portable loudspeaker, and more.”
” The beauty of turntables is that more than most sources, you can tweak their supporting ancillaries to better work with the traits of the deck. Logically, a Rega phono stage would be a good place to start looking in terms of a good partnership but changes to platter mats, isolation and other tweaks will all alter the presentation of the Planar 3 without significantly affecting the immense talent that the Rega possesses in so many areas.
” Perhaps I am old school in that respect, perhaps a lack of GUI does not bother me given I still work with cassette decks and turntables as well as digital audio. The iGadget crowd will take some convincing but once you listen to it you might actually agree with me. That lovely natural organic sound, excellent staging qualities and finally some bass oomph in the new better built Alien Gold edition is a keeper in my books. For the price, it is a bargain.”