At Norddeutsche HiFi-Tage 2017 (North-German hifi-days) 2017 in Hamburg we booked own showroom to present our products in best way. Walter Kircher HiFi is German and Austrian distributor of following four high-end audio brands:
Chisto - Glanz - Symposium Acoustics - Tune Audio
Manolis Proestakis came personally from Athen to present his Tune Audio hornspeakers. Propably you remember the big Tune Audio Anima horn loudspeakers (109dB sensitivity!) with gigantic Trafomatic Audio Elysium tube mono amplifiers in Munich 2016? One of the most reported and praised setups last year. For Hamburg we choose smaller Tune Audio Prime speakers: basshorn, modified Fostex driver, 93dB sensitivity, an easy load for every amp. These elegant speakers were already reviewed at 6moons.com and won the well-known Blue Moon Award.
Even in the small 15m2 hotelroom we head great sound with powerful, clean bass - thanks to horn principle which stimulates room resonances much less. Tune Audio modifies newest Fostex drivers in house and prefers 1st order crossovers, exhibiting zero phase shift. So tonality and timbre is very authentic and sweet, sound extreme coherent, timing perfect, spatiality outstanding, an orchestra or singer has corpus. For listeners who are deep in music.
Chisto boss Yuri Zamazeev arrived too in Hamburg and assisted us to demonstrate the complete Chisto Easy Groove audio cosmetics portfolio for record cleaning. Cleaning records of several visitors was a big success. Some looked really bad - so prewashing with Chisto Easy Groove Extreme astounted them.
Of course we used in audio setup the rare and limited Chisto Das Klang Richter signal and speaker cables. Especially I have to mention the new Chisto Das Klang Richter phonocable - a really rare, outstanding experience in analogue sound!
Next premiere: From Japan came for analogue playback the ultimative Glanz MH-124SX 12 inch tonearm. Simple Japanese approach - to built the absolute best arm, oldschool heavy arm, massive and rigid with quick energy transfer. "The Glanz" Extra Heavy Weight tone arm is the final answer from Glanz (Founded in 1951), in terms of tone arm design and superb craftsmanship.
Mounted on a Dr. Feickert Analogue Firebird record player (the top model) the Glanz MH-124SX tonearm raised the Lyra Kleos MC pickup to unknown heights. As always our turntable used the Symposium Rollerblocks Serie 2+ with G2.5 superballs bearing devices based on an Ultra platform. Not to forget the state-of-the-art Symposium Acoustics I.S.I.S. rack system including additional Rollerblocks modules and isolation platforms as shelfs.
Einstein Audio provided us its top level integrated amplifier The Amp Ultimate - a 16500 Euro compact dream machine. A preamp section with tubes is followed by a highly sophisticated outputstage using a so-called Circlotron-circuit similar to the OTL concept. Very puristic approach resulting in extreme fast sound with fragile resolution and outstanding natural timbre.
Einstein Audio's The Little Big Phono looks like 2 chocolates and is powered by the integr. amplifier. Sound was very permeable and lightning fast - no noise. As i know the Lyra well i have to confess i misse nothing - this little phono is magic.