Conrad Mas in Vienna at simply-HIFI.com - AVID HIFI good-better-best turntable show

April 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Friday the 7th of April - the follower now directly after the successful Vienna Vinyl & Music Festival in the new simply-HIFI.com Shop location in Vienna downtown. Conrad Mas, the founder and boss of AVID HIFI, personally came from England to present his turntables in the well known Good-Better-Best comparison show.

 

Thomas Rabenseifner recently relocated with his company to a former interior design office in the center of Vienna. Thomas prepared a very sweet setup for the three AVID HIFI record players - DIVA II SP, SEQUEL SP and top model ACUTUS SP equipped with similar SME tonearms and Nagaoka MP-150 Moving Iron high output cartridge. Amplification was done by a Lyric PS-10 phonostage, Valvet L2 preamp and Icon Audio MB 845i tube mono amps. Blumenhofer Acoustics Genuin FS3 MK2 hornspeakers fitted perfectly the new demo room of Thomas - remember 2016 at Vienna Vinyl & Music Fair 2016 we used Blumenhofer Acoustics Genuin FS2 model with great success.

 

Conrad Mas (AVID HIFI) and Thomas Rabenseifner (simply-HIFI.com)

 

Conrad Mas as always the typical British gentleman demonstrated with patience and enthusiasm again and again the different AVID HIFI record players. The difference was clear and the expensive top model AVID HIFI ACUTUS SP made an extremely clear step upwards! Well done again - so my personal advice again - for analogue record players rules:

  1. the transport
  2. the tonearm
  3. the cartridge (before take a look whether the tonearm wiring corresponds)

 

AVID HIFI DIVA II SP, SQUEL SP and ACUTUS SP record players

 

Second program point: Professional record cleaning demonstrated with Nessie Vinylmaster cleaning machine and CHISTO Easy Groove record cleaning fluids

 

Thomas Rabenseifner asked his guests to bring their own records - that worked wonderfully. For some heavily polluted records we use CHISTO Easy Groove Extreme pre-wash and for all CHISTO Easy Groove concentrate, which cleans very good, adds strong antistatic and also acts as the only fluid on the market antibacterial and fungicidal. Great success again - and it is not only about less noise and clicks (scratches can not be removed, clear) - the main benefit is much better sound - more corpus, power and dynamics, better timbre, pure emotion - after all dirt was removed from the grooves and the pickup could scan perfectly

 

Nessie Vinylcleaner record cleaning machine and CHISTO Easy Groove record cleaning fluids

 

As our professional record cleaning station was situated in the kitchen / bar in mid of the shop - you could listen to your own records before-after-cleaning in the main shop room. A smaller setup with a Thorens record player was prepared for that purpose.

 

We would like to thank the many interested visitors and Thomas Rabenseifner for the successful organization of the event. The new shop loacted in downtown is worth a visit for all hifi-lovers in and around Vienna!

 

Thorens in simply-HIFI.com front showroom

 

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