“The soundstage is very wide and timbre very natural, quite a bit more so than with the other amps. ” Christiaan Punter – HFA


“Now for the really ridiculous combination. Believe me or not, but the 36 watt DiaLogue Premium actually drives the Vivids pretty well! It does not have the ultimate bass control of the solid state amps, but it does sound nicely dynamic and punchy, and importantly, emotionally totally convincing. The soundstage is very wide and timbre very natural, quite a bit more so than with the other amps. Ultimately there is not quite enough power to play loud transients in all their splendour, and things do get rounded off here and there when playing more demanding material. The Vivids are not the most difficult speakers out there but still, this is a rather surprising result, given the amp’s moderate power rating and very moderate price. Rather amazingly the Ref 75 SE had a harder time driving the Vivids, sounding more precise, but noticeably rounded off on louder dynamic peaks than the PrimaLuna. A nice, but equally ridiculous combination price-wise might be to use the more powerful PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP with the best Gold Label tubes with these speakers.”

Lees de volledige review van Christiaan Punter – HFA via de volgende link: http://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/review/analog-reviews/amplifier-reviews/primaluna-dialogue-premium/

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“Stereophile’s Products of 2017 Amplification Component of the Year”


We are extremely proud that our PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium Poweramplifier was one of the “finalists” in the category “Stereophile’s Products of 2017 Amplification Component of the Year”. And guess what … we did NOT win and still have a “winner-feeling” 😀

The Boulder Amplifiers 2150 monoblock power amplifier ( $99,000/pair ) has been voted as the winner.

Notes on the Vote: The big Boulder outdistanced the runners-up by a relatively modest number of votes, second place being taken by the class-D Bel Canto e.One REF600M, which charmed both Kal Rubinson and Herb Reichert. But here’s the thing: third place was a four-way tie among three tubed products and one perhaps inspired by thermionic valves: respectively, the Audio Research Reference 6 preamplifier ( $ 14.000,- ), PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium power amplifier ( $ 2.199,-), Shindo Monbrison preamplifier ( $ 12.500,-), and Pass Labs INT-60 integrated amplifier ( $ 9.000,-)

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“Apparently, this is one of those rare occasions where a magical match is made.” Christiaan Punter – HFA


“Apparently, this is one of those rare occasions where a magical match is made. After 20 minutes of playing time (the amp was brand new) involvement was raised to the point where it became hard to walk away. In spite of the low absolute power, dynamics were now seemingly even more expansive than with either of the big transistor amps, as was the soundstage. I couldn’t suppress a smile while I cued some vicious Madonna tracks while cranking up the volume. Boy, now the Sabrinas sure rocked!”

Lees de volledige review van Christiaan Punter – HFA via de volgende link: http://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/review/analog-reviews/amplifier-reviews/primaluna-dialogue-premium/

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Playback Designs Merlot DAC and Syrah Music Server: “Simply Intoxicating”


 

 

Recently, Neil Gader of The Absolute Sound magazine has extensively tested the Merlot DAC and the Syrah Music Server of Playback Designs!

“As this listening evaluation drew to a close, I was left with the sense that the historical divisions between digital and analog continue to fall away even as each segment keeps surpassing its preceding generations. The Merlot DAC and Syrah Music Server produced some of the most compellingly musical audio that I’ve heard from a source component—digital or analog—in quite a while. And if that’s not worth raising a glass to and celebrating, well, then I don’t know what is. Drink this one in while you can”

Read the full review HERE 

You can “experience” the Merlot Dac as well as the Syrah Music Server from Playback Designs at the Dé HifiWinkel Beek – Ubbergen. Website: http://www.hifiwinkel-beek.nl/

Website Playback Designs: http://www.playbackdesigns.com/

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Review PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium Poweramplifier by Christiaan Punter – HFA


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Christiaan Punter of hifi-advise.com has reviewed our PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium Poweramplifier.

“Everyone knows that tubes have their special way with voices and midrange in general and I have my fair share of experience in this field too, but I really did not expect this. Apparently, this is one of those rare occasions where a magical match is made. After 20 minutes of playing time (the amp was brand new) involvement was raised to the point where it became hard to walk away. In spite of the low absolute power, the sound was incredibly captivating and dynamics were now seemingly more expansive than with either of the big transistor amps as well as the Ref 75. I couldn’t suppress a smile while I cued some vicious Madonna tracks while cranking up the volume. Smooth as smooth can be but boy now the Sabrinas sure rocked!”

Read the full review through the following link: http://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/review/analog-reviews/amplifier-reviews/primaluna-dialogue-premium/

Thank you, Christiaan Punter for reviewing our PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium Poweramplifier.

 

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Edgar Kramer van SoundStage op bezoek bij Audia Flight!


“Audia Flight is a company with an increasingly higher profile in the luxury high-end space. The flagship Strumento line is rather special and universally highly-acclaimed and the FLS line combines superb performance with relative high-value.”

Edgar Kramer van SoundStage Australia heeft onlangs de fabriek van Audia Flight bezocht!

Lees via de onderstaande link het volledige verslag van Edgar Kramer.

http://www.soundstageaustralia.com/index.php/features/47-factory-tour-audia-flight-civitavecchia-italy

Audia Flight

Wilt U meer informatie over de producten van Audia Flight? Stuur dan een email naar info@durob.nl

Op dit moment kunt U verschillende producten van Audia Flight beluisteren bij Dé HifiWinkel Beek – Ubbergen. Tel: +31 (0)24 684 20 91. Email: hifiwinkelbeek@gmail.com.

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Audia Flight Three S Integrated Amplifier


Eerder deze week hebben wij U geïnformeerd over het bedrijf Audia Flight. Heeft U de blog gemist? Dan kunt U hem HIER teruglezen.  De reacties die wij hebben mogen ontvangen waren zeer enthousiast.

Verschillende mensen hebben ons benaderd voor meer informatie over de producten van Audia Flight.

In de blog “ Dare To  Compare ” hebben wij foto’s gedeeld die wij hadden gemaakt van de Audia Flight Strumento 4 Poweramplifier. De Strumento serie is de TOP-lijn van Audia Flight.

In de blog heeft U kunnen lezen dat het “vakmanschap” van Audia Flight niet alleen terug te vinden in de Strumento serie, maar ook in de onlangs uitgebrachte FLS1 voorversterker en FLS4 eindversterker.

Ook het zogeten “instapmodel” van Audia Flight, de Flight Three S,  is van een uitzonderlijke kwaliteit. Zowel het uiterlijk als ook het innerlijk van de Three S straalt kwaliteit uit! Volledig voorzien van alle kenmerken van Audia Flight.  Zowel bouwkundig als klankmatig.

De Audia Flight Three S is een zeer veelzijdige geïntegreerde versterker. Veelzijdig omdat U als klant de mogelijkheid heeft om de versterker zelf samen te stellen. Standaard is de Flight Three S voorzien van een hoogwaardige hoofdtelefoonversterker. Daarnaast is het mogelijk om de versterker uit te breiden met een phonoboard (mm en mc) en met een 24 bits 192 khz digitaal board.

“You will never feel short changed as far as sound quality goes. It’s easily the best integrated amplifier I’ve heard in my system.” Mark Gusew – StereoNET

StereoNET Australie heeft enige tijd geleden de Audia Flight Three S getest en het verslag op hun website gepubliceerd. Lees de volledige middels de volgende link: https://www.stereo.net.au/news/audia-flight-three-s-integrated-amplifier

Bezoek ook de website van Audia Flight voor meer informatie over de Flight Three S Integrated Amplifier. Op de website ziet U ook hoe fraai de Three S intern is opgebouwd! Link: http://www.audia.it/products/fl_three_s-3/integrated_amplifiers-1/fl_three_s-2.html

De Audia Flight Three S is verkrijgbaar vanaf € 2.820,- Op dit moment kunt U de Flight Three S en andere producten van Audia Flight beluisteren bij De Hifiwinkel Beek – Ubbergen.

Tel: +31 (0)24 684 20 91. Email: hifiwinkelbeek@gmail.com

foto van Dé Hifistudio.

foto van Dé Hifistudio.

foto van Dé Hifistudio.

 

 

 

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