Arrived safely in the new year 2015, we started here last weekend in Linz at Sambs Hifi with a big event. The Cast: Accustic Arts, Blumenhofer Acoustics, Dr. Feickert Analogue, Symposium Acoustics, Cammino and Chisto.
Accustic Arts PLAYER II, the new CD-player of their reference line and Dr. Feickert Analogue Blackbird analogue turntable played alternately great music - from Pink Floyd, classical music to Ludwig Hirsch, an Austrian songwriter. The Accustic Arts POWER I MK3 integrated amplifier (2x130W 8Ohm) drove with ease the brilliant Blumenhofer Acoustics Genuin FS2 speakers (94dB/8Ohm).
The Blumenhofer Acoustics Genuin FS2 loudspeakers inspired the visitors with their enormous vitality, human natural timbre, compact presentation, not even missing the most delicate details. And if we wanted we let it rock.
Big surprise for some were the delicate, brilliant Chisto Das Klang cables - with Vintage DNA inside, highest resolution, natural human timbre and highly limited edition. In comparison to a famous Japanes luxury brand Chisto cables showed their Über status.
The Accustic Arts PLAYER II grabbed all the visitors with its exciting way to play the music - in direct mode, upsampling off. Surely he belongs to some, a few CD players in the CD player Olympus. You get the player with many add-ons like dac section including top-class asynchronous usb input, tube-hybrid output, Philips drive inside and optional volume control.
Dr. Feickert Analogue Blackbird turntable equipped with outstanding Reed 3P tonearm assisting a Lyra Kleos MC cartridge, partnered by a Pass XP-15 phonostage proved to us in Linz that analogue still rules. The musical experience with the Blackbird turntable standing at the brilliant Symposium Acoustics rack was like a great live concert. Great songwriters as Yves Montand or Austrian Ludwig Hirsch visited us.
A surprise guest honored us Michael Holzinger from Vienna, chief editor of Austrian based Sempre Audio web magazine. He was very happy to listen to Austrian songwriter Ludwig Hirsch from analogue record. As anecdote I can always tell that my dear mother with Ludwig Hirsch already played in the sandbox.
So Peter Sambs, CEO of the great hifi shop in Linz downtown was happy about the great response of the weekend. Worth the effort - will do it again.
>>> Here the link to the big photo album of the event
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