Aernoud, the Mumbai distributor/dealer of Audio Note considerately helped me unpack the well packed system that arrived at my place. The Integrated Zero, which puts out 8W per channel (class A/B) with 4 ECL 82 triodes, came out first, in black acrylic with well weighted bling golden knobs. The build quality of the finish far surpassed the recommended price. For those who think … [Read more...] about Audio Note System Zero Review
What Hi-Fi Show Mumbai in March 2017
The March 2017 edition of What Hi Fi show in Mumbai had lots of two channel stereo rooms, which was great! I did not manage to get to all the rooms, and missed the JBL Synthesis room (no sign outside), which many felt sounded great. However, here is a quick impressionist tour. The big speaker on the ground floor was the YG Acoustics 1.2, driven by Nagra solid state and a SME … [Read more...] about What Hi-Fi Show Mumbai in March 2017
When small is big! The audio industry, without sacrificing sound, is now looking at modcons and lifestyle seriously it appears. Want class leading sound? Tick! Want full frequency response without having monstrous speakers? Tick Want everything with minimal number of boxes? Tick Want to achieve sonic nirvana without having to pull your speakers half way into the … [Read more...] about Kii Three
TAGA Harmony HTA-700B v.2 Hybrid Amplifier Bluetooth® USB-DAC Review
TAGA (“To Achieve Glorious Acoustics”!) is a European Company that makes value-for-money hifi equipment with Polish and German founders. Out of the neat box, TAGA does not strike you as a low cost product with its brushed metal body. Feeling solid at 4.2kg, but with a small footprint, holding it on your lap and attaching cables is no difficulty at all. In fact, it is a bit of a … [Read more...] about TAGA Harmony HTA-700B v.2 Hybrid Amplifier Bluetooth® USB-DAC Review
Oppo Digital’s Sonica – Look Ma, No wires!
We attended the launch of Sonica, a new product from Oppo Digital. It is going to be launched on August 15, 2016 (perhaps celebrating independence from wires as well?), for an all inclusive price of ₹29,999. Jay Multimedia Inc are the distributors for the product in India. Oppo Digital is described as a high fidelity wireless speaker system. As Chris Vick (Senior Product … [Read more...] about Oppo Digital’s Sonica – Look Ma, No wires!