Of course we have a crisis. I even believe we have A BIG CRISIS … Very unfortunate, but in fact not so strange. This is not the place to discuss the reasons, even if I would like to, but maybe you allow me to ask your attention for musical medicines to make your pain less.
Of course the first I want to mention are our brands PrimaLuna and Mystère. These are designed and produced with our high-end qualities in mind, but manufactured at a much lower price point than normally is the case. So even if a crisis asks you to spend less money on your audio hobby, it doesn’t mean you have to give up on quality. Next to that the reliability of these products is the highest we have met during the last 37 years. So, no hidden surprises because of a lower price level. And in case service is needed, our 37 years of high-end service and experience is always available.
During our “HifiWinkel” period in Eindhoven we developed different special models for our clients. Brandname we used for this was AH! and the most famous became our AH! Njoe Tjoeb 4000 tube cd player. Worldwide almost 7.000 pieces sold and used by demanding music lovers. July 1, 2012 this player becomes 12½ years old young as it was introduced in the year 2000. Next to that we introduced AH! cables (still available) and other accessoires.
About half a year ago we read about some small size hifi equipment on www.sixmoons.com, an American audio website often “discovering” and describing new, good quality equipment. The price was very low and made us wondering how this was possible. But in the end these small pieces, these BRIKs, do their job very well. The line is filled with an integrated amplifier, a dac, a bluetooth stage, an internet radio, a phono stage, an equalizer. A source selector unit and a master supply. All sized and priced very small …
One of the advantages of the current economical situation might be the fact that more affordable high quality audio (and other kind of) equipment becomes available for the world.