Saturday, December 5, 2015

The System

Koestsu Rosewood MC cartridge

Wilson Benesch ART turn table and ART tone arm

John Curl SCG1 Phono Amp  and original Standalone PS

Broadman Haden 33.3 Phono Amp (No.13/33) (Mullard 12AXT square Getter Frosted Glass X2 )

Audio Space line amp ( Mullard 12AX7 square getter x2, Mullard 12AU7 frosted glass)

Audio Space WB300B power amp (Raytheon gold pin 7729X2. Telefunken, Telefunken ECC802S x4)

Harbeth HL Compact Loudspeaker

Sound OK, I am satisfied!

HK Snob

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Wilseon Benesch Original Turn table

Wilson Benesch made a reputation for itself as one of the world's advance manufacturers of analog playback gear, first with its innovative turntable, then with its unique—some said "impossible"—ACT One tonearm (now replaced by the 2.0). Both make use of composite carbon-fiber technology. (ACT stands for Advanced Composite Technology.)  I am using this Turn table for all my Vinyl Records. 

Why use carbon-fiber laminate in place of metal? It's said to absorb resonant energy instead of passing it on, or reflecting it back, to other materials with which it comes into contact. According to W-B, carbon-fiber composite is extremely stiff—stronger than titanium, with only half the mass of aluminum. Of course, like any material, a carbon-fiber laminate does have a resonant frequency—a relatively high one, which W-B says can be more easily controlled with careful damping. The resonant frequency of such a composite depends on the amount and orientation of the carbon-fiber cloth material and the resins used to hold it in place.

The original W-B turntable that I am using uses a sub-chassis of honeycombed Nomex to which a carbon-fiber skin is laminated—much like the body of a racing car. That, combined with other sophisticated innovations, brings its price up to about $3300 (not including arm). The original 'table has garnered extremely positive reviews worldwide. Domestically, it is available only in combination with the $2995 ACT 2 arm for $6295.

Now W-B enters the "mid-budget" arena with the Circle turntable—a totally new, quite unique and compact design that sells for $1995 fitted with a Rega RB300 arm, or $2995 with W-B's new ACT 0.5 arm (the combination reviewed here).
HK Snob

Friday, July 10, 2015

Analog Makes Sense

HK Hi Fi Fever

Friday, June 5, 2015

My Third Home Audio

This is  my audio set-up in my hotel,
SAE 220 power amplifier, 100W per channel, clean sound, the fins of the Machine is Cold, never get hot!
Yamaha C2 Control , a very high end circuitry and neat arrangement of the Electronics, FET, IC and Transistor  

A Pick up at Department store for a Beringer Monitor Loudspeaker.

I borrow a Pioneer CD Player from the hotel, as I still do the upgrade gradually, that is the fun of set-up of an Audio system.

It helps me to bring me into a comfortable listening environment when I come back from Work.

Manila Snob