Music can be soothing, exciting, exhilarating. It can move our hearts and enrich our lives, which is the goal we at Accuphase seek through audio technology.This was the idea behind the slogan “Enrich Life through Technology” which originally brought together the group of very highly skilled audio experts who conceived and today produce the successful Accuphase line of audio equipment. It is the guiding principle behind all Accuphase components whose high grade can be considered extravagant. Just as there are exquisite musical instruments that are especially highly prized, we believe that the same applies to audio components. This belief forms the basis of our design concept. It is the reason why we strive to build extra value into each of our units so that they will display fully the merits of hand construction.
In 1986 when the audio industry was in the midst of chaos losing its original peerless “dream” in the general shift from valves to transistors, our A & M Ltd. was founded with ardent wishes to create such products that provide full listening pleasure to all music lovers and audiophiles, thus enabling them to form an increasing attachment by repeated listening. The philosophy is crystallized, through an exhaustive research and development, in the AIR-TIGHT branded audio gear featuring refined cosmetics, strictly select components, PCB-free point-to-point meticulous hand-wiring, etc. The ultimate award is the infinite musicality that extends far beyond mere specifications, approaching the sublimate sound stage presentation, in full depth and width, of live performance. Small as A & M is in size, we keep on giving a challenge for realization of our grandiose “dream”. Have a startling experience to enjoy the second-to-none musicality only our time-tested valve configuration affords!
ASCENDO speakers from Germany presents a remarkable degree of stability of value. They are not subject to any sonic and optical mainstream, owing to the exclusive application of high quality components and materials. Their timelessly straightforward Bauhaus design is always up-to-date. Continuous research and development on the part of ASCENDO GmbH and its sister companies always make ASCENDO speakers belong into the technological top-class. Unaffected by fashions or trends of speaker tuning ASCENDO speakers always pursue one objective: best-possible authentic, natural reproduction. Pseudo-dynamics, -spatiality and -resolution as well as exaggerated gimmickry are alien to them. Therefore all ASCENDO speakers allow for extended, relaxed listening without fatigue, even at high dynamic and volume levels. Always up-to-date: our Update-Service enables you to upgrade your old ASCENDO speakers to the most recent version. Even 15-year-old System MS speakers of the first production series can be upgraded to the actual M5S, including all development stages. The same is true for almost all models of the System- Series.
Audience je ugledna američka tvrtka, najpoznatija po izuzetnim kablovima i filterima struje. Audience kablovi godinama su među najkvalitetnijima u svijetu. Kritika je jedinstvena u stavu, da serija kablova AU24 spada među najbolje ikada testirane. Uz interkonekte i zvučničke kablove, Audince strujni kablovi svakako su nešto posebno i jedinstveno.
In 2011, South Korean company Widealab introduced the first Aurender music server, S10, to the world. Widealab was founded by Harry Lee, engineer and music lover, who wanted an improved music server to meet his high standards. With a team of seventeen talented engineers, Harry Lee’s Aurender S10 became a sensation receiving praises around the world. It was during the production of the Aurender W10, the follow up of the S10 that Harry Lee merged Widealab with TVLogic. TVLogic designs and manufactures very high-end television monitors. Lee became the Director of the Smart Audio Division of TVLogic and he and his team have grown the Aurender line with products dedicated to their audiophile passion. The beauty about Aurender is that at the end of the day, the Aurender team is very dedicated to the task of bringing high-quality products and services to music enthusiasts and audiophiles alike.
Obsessed by perfect sound, Avantgarde Acoustic engineer and produce prime quality horn loudspeakers and amplifiers, shipped from our picturesque Odenwald region to enthusiasts all over the world. Made for people who esteem a truly unique and pure sound experience, often hard to put into words. Awarded world wide for excellence in sound and design. Made in Germany, since 1991.
When I design and develop, the key word is Simplicity. My roots in Denmark and Danish tradition for design, is recognized in my products. My fix points are: Design – sound and performance – technic, and user friendliness. My goal is- by thoroughly considered construction and solid materials, to avoid unintended resonances and to secure optimum stability. And to achieve an intense, natural, honest and life-like musical reproduction Simplicity yes- but often a simple design is far more challenging in construction. It is a must for me to combine simplicity and Danish design tradition with my air bearing philosophy and the right materials, to secure an extraordinary sound. Every single part in the products are designed, developed and manufactured in the Bergmann workshop. Every single product is assembled and tested at Bergmann Audio`s workshop, before they are sent to our carefully selected distributors- and vendor network…Johnnie Bergmann Advantage of using air bearings: The platter is centered by a steel spindle, running in a very friction less, low noise and hard wearing polymeric bearing material, and floats on a thin air cushion, which lower the mechanical bearing noise to an absolute minimum- if any. (A traditional bearing solution, which keep the platter centered AND support the platter weight, makes a higher level of mechanical bearing noise, as the contact point between spindle top and platter, generates a very high pressure – and hereby noise.) By floating on an air cushion, the platter also gains the advantage of a very best isolation from the surroundings, same way as the very expensive- air supported shelf’s, used in many highend audio systems.Also the speed stability benefit from the air supported platter.
Chord Electronics first took flight from the aviation world, where engineering without limits means uncompromising standards. This concept designed by company owner John Franks has helped shaped our philosophy since the company’s inception in 1989. Our first amplifiers were supplied to the BBC, followed by world-leading studios including Abbey Road, Sony Music (New York) and later, The Royal Opera House. Our reputation within the professional world generated demand for a domestic range encompassing the design, engineering and build standards demanded of the finest pro equipment. Today, we apply proprietary technologies to all of our British-made products and proudly deliver studio-grade audio performance across the entire Chord range.
In 2006 NOVATRON launched its first CD-Ripper & Music Server with cocktailAudio brand to the market. NOVATRON has a strong intention to turn the computer based sound technology to audiophile grade and user friendly home products. It was a challenge because the current IT industry does not satisfy these desires from the audiophile market yet. NOVATRON’s well organized and qualified R&D and manufacturing team have worked hard to finally achieve this goal with the creation of cocktailAudio products. cocktailAudio Multimedia Players bring the latest and future-proof IT technology and premium sound quality together including incredible features of their world class High Resolution Digital Audio players. Now cocktailAudio is the most award winning worldwide player brand in the area of music server and network streamer.
Conrad-Johnson’s R&D efforts are concentrated on developing audio components which offer increasingly exact recreation of live music performances without interfering with the enjoyment of the music. This pursuit demands dedication and a genuine love of music that is impossible to hire, which explains the fact that in those few companies which succeed in producing musically satisfying components, product development is inevitably dominated by one or two individual personalities who are inextricably identified with the company.
Creek products are designed by Mike Creek. The first Creek amplifier CAS4040 was launched in 1982. It was in 1970 that Mike started working in his father’s audio company, Wyndsor Recording Co. Ltd, initially as a stock controller, then buyer, factory manager and finally as a production engineer. Wyndsor made low cost ‘reel to reel’ tape recorders, record players, cassette recorders and FM/AM radios. Working for Wyndsor provided Mike with a broad understanding of how to run an electronics company from the shop floor upwards. In 1976 he left Wyndsor to form his own company – M R Creek Ltd – trading as a design consultant to the audio industry. By 1981 Mike started manufacturing products to his own design. He based his first product on the Wyndsor philosophy of high quality at a low price. Designing the product proved less difficult, however, than choosing a name for the company. In the end the choice of Creek Audio Systems proved to be successful. Creek Audio has been an integral part of the British Hi-Fi industry for the past 30 years. During this time, the company has never deviated from its founding precept; purity of sound with quality built products at affordable prices.
With production and development based in Denmark, a country renowned for its design and acoustics, Davone has produced loudspeakers since 2007. The paradoxical combination of the highest quality in sound and design makes Davone a pioneer in High-End audio. Following Danish traditions, a flexible and small scale production gives Davone the freedom to experiment and implement ideas that would not be possible to sustain in large scale production. This enables us to only make innovative products we are really proud of. And we know that the Davone customers appreciate this extra effort. With long lasting ownership in mind, the focus is on enjoying music. And with their signature appearance, the Davone loudspeakers offer more than High-End sound quality alone. A far cry from mass produced anonymity, the timeless Davone loudspeakers remain intriguing for many years to enjoy in sound and design.
The Omni-directional Horn-speaker is the ultimate expression of Duevel technology. Listen and become captivated by the ultimate expression of live music in your home. The final realization of recorded music’s intent, to bring you back to the original venue in which the music was first played. Thunderous bass, glorious mids and soaring highs fill large listening spaces with the thunder of blistering rock and roll to the sublime velvety blackness of an orchestra poised at the conductors baton. You will find many more expensive transducers in the realm of high-end audio, but none with the near mythological prowess of Duevel omni. Hearing your favorite music through the Duevel is something that cannot be forgotten cannot be duplicated. Duevel’s are no ordinary loudspeakers. Let the music be your master. Will you heed his master’s voice?
For more than 30 years Dynavector’s Moving Coil cartridges from Japan have continuously enjoyed worldwide acclaim due to a combination of innovative design, advanced production techniques and an unwavering commitment to the musical source. At any price point, the audiophile can be guaranteed that a Dynavector MC cartridge will both move and excite the listener to new heights of listening pleasure. A pleasure for many that comes only from a genuine analogue source.
The term finite elemente describes a numerical calculation method used in the field of mechanical engineering and basically means the division of a body into several finite elements, which are used for the calculation of mechanical stresses. Company name and philosophy of the company speak for themselves. In the phase of development every new product has a scientific background, paired with a strong passion for music. With the principle “Quality manufactured in Germany”, finite elemente products enjoy an excellent reputation worldwide.
Today Gold Note presents a line of unique, perfectly coherent and elegant products that allow you to set up an entire quality stereo system with turntables, electronics and loudspeakers. A philosophy that has allowed us to represent Italy, the most beautiful country in the world, as I have always dreamed of doing. The spirit of our audio equipment stems from the fusion of past and future. This means that we don’t see a contradiction in combining avant-garde technological innovations with a design that seeks ties with tradition. The Renaissance of our city Florence is a role model to be inspired by every day, a period of great technological innovation and new ideas, and this is the tradition we are interested in – it is our mission to reread it with deference and respect to obtain a direct connection with that innovative spirit of six centuries ago.
Tommy Hørning is a real music lover and he loves life in music. He does not think the loudspeakers he knew were dynamic, natural, and open enough. Most high-end loudspeakers sound congested and heavy. The big problem is the slowness of the loudspeaker drivers and the use of extensive filtering with many components like coils, resistors and capacitors. Each extra component will unavoidably make loudspeaker drivers slower, heavier and less open in sound no matter how expensive the component is. An ordinary loudspeaker which has 1 watt with 87 to 89 dB efficiency is not fast and dynamic enough to be able to follow super dynamics leaps in the music. One solution is to build horn loudspeakers with front horns as well as big bass horns. Because of the typical horn coloring its directional sound will broaden the details resulting in a singer’s mouth sounding 1 meter wide.Tommy Hørning found a solution by applying a single full range to cover almost the entire sound spectrum. A full range driver, which is directly controlled without any form of filtering. Of course that can give spectacular results, but you can not expect really deep bass. Likewise the real top highs, after 10,000 Hz are rolled of and stay subdued behind the super nice middle area. Tommy subsequently designed a very special bass section which also has very high efficiency. The latest 2019 Eufrodite has become a system with 4 super strong N52 magnet in the woofers ending in a quarter wavelength pipe, and the result is excellent. Over 100 db one watt in a bass section is impossible running passive together with the midrange which is easier to get to go over this efficiency with the use of a compression driver and front horn. For high frequencies a special solution is employed over 10,000 Hz. This solution is derived from a spider less paper cone tweeter without the coloration from normally used dome tweeters.
IsoTek is an English company making award-winning power optimization products for hi-fi and home cinema systems. Our highly specialized mains conditioners actively clean the power obtained from your wall sockets before it reaches your hi-fi or audio visual system, and our range of power cables further enhance this improvement. Our solutions cover a wide range of systems, delivering significant upgrades in performance at competitive prices. IsoTek products are enjoyed by more than 100,000 customers in over 45 countries, and have earned numerous accolades from specialist audio and AV publications worldwide. We are recognized as the leader in clean-power technology, a fact reinforced by the highly respected consumer electronics brands that have used IsoTek in the development and demonstration of their products, including Arcam, Denon, Genesis Advanced Technologies, Marantz, Monitor Audio, Nordost, Onkyo, Pioneer, PMC, Primare, Roksan and TEAC Esoteric. All IsoTek products are designed for purpose, manufactured in Europe and built to last.
The JADIS Company is the fruit of the profound passion of André Calmettes, who has devoted his spare time to researching the most precise musical reproduction in order to get back the emotion felt during a concert. With passion, he has created prototypes which make a great impression in the audiophile circle, and it was unanimously considered superior quality as compared to the best amplifiers at that time. Encouraged by this success, he decided in 1983 to rationalize his production and participate to the foundation of the JADIS Company. In the beginning, the amplifier was manufactured unit by unit, from the original plans, but quickly Mr Calmettes turned out his own technicians, who were able to produce electronics in accordance with his philosophy. The quality of these amplifiers is, for the most part, provided by their output transformer. With an original conception and being as good as indestructible, it gives the amplifier absolute stability, whatever the load may be. Entirely made within the JADIS Company in Villedubert, it is wound by hand and then it is poured into a special resin, guaranteeing maximum soundproofing and thermal stability. As for the power, the specifications are amazing: the maximum acceptable power is 2500 W before saturation. Being the only ones in the world which respect these specifications, the JADIS amplifiers give fantastic dynamics as much in the bass tones as in the higher trebles. They present a total lack of coloration, and most of them work in pure class-A. For these reasons, it constitutes the ideal amplification system for all acoustic speakers, whatever the impedance curve, the type of functioning, or the efficiency may be.
The history of the LUXMAN audio brand began in 1925, at the birth of radio broadcasting. LUXMAN has paid particular attention to the world of audio and has gained high reputation as a quality brand of high-end audio products both domestically and internationally. People tend to open their mind to natural things and react negatively to the unnatural. Natural sound, without coloration, develops an intimacy between the music and the listener. Naturally and purely reproduced music resonates with the listener’s imagination. LUXMAN reflects this effect in our product development. Music that features a performer’s true passion and which a recording engineer has worked on precisely benefits from the fine nuances in sound which LUXMAN aims to reproduce, conveying the spirit of the artist and the enthusiasm of the performance. We strive to bring to the listener the experience of unlimited, pure music. Composers, performers and recording engineers have poured their true feelings into our favorite pieces of music. LUXMAN would be satisfied if the listener could experience those same passions through our products. LUXMAN has celebrated its 90th anniversary and hopes to discover new excitement through wonderful music and to continue to share that pleasure with everyone.
M2Tech mission is to design equipment to enjoy music at its best. We believe that the quality of the sound is fundamental to fully appreciate music, because the perception of the musical nuances in a musical performance, as well as the correct delivery of all the environmental sonic information that make the signature of the venue in which music is played and recorded, contribute to the emotional side of music listening. And music is all about emotions. But there’s more. When we design a circuit, or a PCB, or write a firmware, we see beyond the mere mechanical exercise: for us, using a CAD or a software development tool is like being in front of a canvas with the brush in one hand and the palette in the other one, totally lost in the creative process. Because we love what we do and we feel that there’s more to a hifi piece of equipment than just a collection of electronic parts and a metal case.
At Michell Engineering, we have been building quality audio turntables in Borehamwood, England for nearly 40 years, which makes us one of the oldest manufacturers in the industry. When you purchase a Michell product, you buy into a company that prides itself on the ability to service and maintain its products for many years to come. The GyroDec turntable, for example, has been around for over 25 years, and even its first incarnation can still be upgraded to the latest specification. Michell turntables are precision instruments that are built to last and designed and to reproduce sound as close as possible to the mastertape.
Origin Live is a privately owned British company with a fanaticism to reproduce music as played originally, live – hence the name Origin Live. We design and manufacture in house which has many advantages for innovation, production costs and quality. Origin Live aims to enrich your musical enjoyment by offering the highest grade products to a standard that outperforms both your expectations and our rivals. Many of our customers become great advocates of our brand, leaving highly enthusiastic feedback. We sincerely hope that you will allow us the opportunity to demonstrate musical excellence to you, either directly or by way of one of our specialist retailers.
Quad are a highly renowned manufacturer of quality hifi electronics and loudspeakers, having developed award-winning audiophile-standard products standard for over 80 years, their highly acclaimed reputation is well-earned. The company originally built speakers for public address, moving onto domestic hifi following the end of the war. The first commercially available products were the Quad 22 Pre-amp and Quad II Monoblock Power Amplifiers, both of which were on the market for ten years to great success. Quad now develop a wide range of hifi products at varying price points, such as the S Series, Z Series, Electrostatic Series of loudspeakers and accompanying amplifier ranges the Vena and QII Series. Quad continue to win the hearts of critics and consumers alike with each release and each product bears the same original design philosophy set out by founder Peter J. Walker; to design and engineer a product that offers ‘the most accurate’ sound response for the best price.
Shindo Labs makes jewels for your ears and from there a straight shot to your heart. For 30 years Shindo Labs based in Japan, has hand designed and built devastatingly fine electronics. There is something more than electrical signal, right materials and math involved here. There is the “The music mind”. It takes something deep to be able to create this much realism and beauty from audio gear; It takes passion, skill, an open mind and a life long quest for perfection. Open the top cover of a Shindo you will find a hand wired point to point circuit with a meticulous layout. It features the best parts of yesterday and today including all NOS tubes from the 50’s and 60’s, oil capacitors, hand wired transformers etc. What is the Shindo sound? Pure emotion, startling dynamics, high resolution, pitch black backgrounds with a complete naturalness and emotional feel which will keep you up all night listening to your favorite music. These components are carefully built one at a time, just like in the old days.
SME is a precision-engineering company based in Steyning, Sussex, England, manufacturer of high-end audio turntables and tonearms, and high-quality precision made components for Aerospace, Formula 1, and Medical Equipment industries. SME was formed in 1946 under the name “The Scale Model Equipment Company” to manufacture scale models and parts for the model engineering trade. During the 1950s SME moved away from model making to precision engineering, principally parts for aircraft instruments and business machines. In 1959 Alastair Robertson-Aikman, the Company’s founder, required a pick-up arm for his own use and an experimental model was built. It received such an enthusiastic reception from friends in the sound industry that it was decided to produce it commercially and the first SME precision pick-up arm appeared in September 1959. At this time the company’s name was changed to SME Limited, a less committal title to suit its new activities.
The company was founded by James Edward Sugden in 1967, a division of Research Electronics. Research Electronics manufactured scientific instruments and test equipment, designed by James Sugden, for Universities. The A21 was the first amplifier to be put into production and was originally branded for a well known local loudspeaker company called Richard Allan. In 1981 production was relocated to our current factory in Heckmondwike, a short distance from where it all began. Today we still manufacture in the same tradition with each Sugden product being handmade by a single highly skilled team member. Six employees have been with the company for over thirty years enjoying a life-long career. Our involvement in the full manufacturing process still exists from design to dispatch. We operate our own custom engineering shop and assembly, screen printing and a cabinet making facility for loudspeakers. Sugden products are a truly handmade quality British product.
Tannoy Ltd is a Scotland-based manufacturer of loudspeakers and public-address (PA) systems. The company was founded by Guy Fountain in London, England as Tulsemere Manufacturing Company in 1926, but has been based in Coatbridge, Scotland. Few companies’ products have such a profound impact on our lives that their names enter the dictionary as generic descriptions for their inventions. There are notable exceptions such as Biro, for its ballpoint pen and Hoover for its vacuum cleaner. But in the audio field, Tannoy stands alone for its success in developing early public address systems and then continuing its reputation for pioneering audio solutions. Tannoy is one of the oldest and most prestigious audio brands in the world, having been founded as the Tulsemere Manufacturing Company back in 1926. The name originates from a solid-state rectifier invented by company founder, Guy Fountain, made from an alloy or mixture of Tantalum and Lead. This Tantalum-Lead Alloy was the basis of the now world famous brand name of Tannoy.
It could be said that Reinhard Thöress of Thöress Audio makes high-end audio as it is supposed to be made… simple, pure and (our personal preference) tubed. As such it was only a matter of time before we added his excellent PURISTIC AUDIO APPARATUS products to our portfolio. The man behind the brand deserves to be considered a HiFi guru and we can see him being considered in future alongside such design legends as Kondo, Shindo and Imai San. It only takes a few minutes of listening to the fruits of his labors to become aware that you are experiencing truly special audio reproduction. He has only a fistful of products in his existing and carefully considered collection and all has been built to last, without need for improvement or upgrade. As a man of principle he doesn’t expand the range just to show off that he can do, and what he has rejected along the way as unworthy of release could probably furnish a few new brands with a very sophisticated range of products! As restless hunters for the best we have been aware of this for a while, so I must say that we are truly honored that we have now been appointed as exclusive Thöress distributor for the Croatia. These products are truly unique and are audibly among the very best.
Što je to što čini Wavac i njegov zvuk tako posebnim? Njihova filozofija bazira se na kvalitetnoj filtraciji struje, jer upravo loša struja uzrokuje veći dio nečistoće i distorzije u zvuku. No, Wavac-ov izuzetan zvuk je rezultat jedinstvenog dizajna formiranog oko teorije, koju je izvorno predvidio i patentirao g. Shishido 1995 godine.