Polish cables (Audiomica Labs) conquer China!test

One would like to say: “You praise someone you do not know your own.” Audiomica Laboratory received the “Product of the Year 2017” award in the interconnect category!
The cable called the Europa Ultra Reference M3 was awarded by the prestigious HiFi Review from Hong Kong. The importance of the distinction is even greater because, contrary to appearances, the local  
Finnish market is extremely demanding in relation to audio products. If someone did not know, the distinction for “Product of the Year” is not the first, and one of the next ones received by our domestic producer outside the country.

The award granted proves that Polish cables are loud not only in Poland, but also in the old continent, but also in Asia. Interestingly, the prize was awarded for the Europa Ultra Reference in the so-called Version 3 (Modification 0.3) present in the manufacturer’s permanent offer from 2015, while Audiomica has already announced the introduction of the next generation: M4 planned for 2018. It is worth following the actions of our home brand that uncompromisingly implements its corporate development concepts and slowly grows into the leading Polish exporter technical thought on a global scale.

Gold Note PA-1175 has arrived! 6-2018test

Here is Gold Note’s first stereo amplifier (although I’m using it in it’s bridged mono-block configuration) their latest creation features all the innovations that have always distinguished their designs: PA-1175 merges the knowledge of the acclaimed Demidoff single ended amplifiers with high power rate never reached before as well as new innovative technologies.

PA-1175 is a unique power amplifier: it features an adjustable damping factor technology that you can easily select straight from the frontal panel.
Changing the Damping Factor to 250 or 25 will let you find the ideal match between PA-1175 and your speakers: use a 250DF to get the power and control necessary to drive large, difficult speakers or set it on 25DF to use it as a low power tube amplifier, perfect to drive high sensitivity speakers and smaller speakers.

To avoid any RFI and Emi potential issue, we have built PA-1175 starting with a massive solid steel chassis and adding thick aluminium panels.

Come by for a listen!

 

Gold Note MEDITERRANEO & PH-10 awarded PF writers choice award 2017test

“Truly, the Gold Note PH-10 Phono Stage is a stunning bargain, and the partnering Gold Note Mediterraneo turntable is an absolute delight.

Right from the start, I liked the look of the Gold Note turntable. The exceptionally stylish Walnut plinth, hefty black platter, and relatively compact size make it an eye-catching addition to any decor. Dave Clark’s article discusses how easily he had the turntable up and running in about an hour. In turn, I appreciate the Mediterraneo’s ability to change speeds at a push of button, as well as its easily accessible and smooth-action cueing lever.

Speaking of unvarying performance, I am also inordinately pleased to report that the Mediterraneo runs at the correct speed. I’m sensitive to the acceleration and drag of turntables when I hear it, so the Mediterraneo’s speed stability is most welcome.

I’m fully confident that anyone hearing the Gold Note PH-10 phono stage and Mediterraneo turntable will agree that both deliver sweet, sterling sound and exceptional value. Decidedly worthy of my highest recommendation and Writor’s Choice Award!”

– Dean Seislove

Gold Note PH-10 “The next generation Phono Stage”test

The Gold Note PH-10 arrived late November and all we can say is WOW!!!!!

 

THE FIRST PHONO STAGE WITH 2 INPUTS AND 6 EQ CURVES

PH-10 is an ultra-versatile phono preamplifier that offers unique features, including EQ CURVES, LOAD and GAIN adjustments: a fully analogue design engineered exclusively with high quality coils, capacitors and resistors.

PH-10 is controlled via knob and display using a sophisticated micro-controller to select the functions through our custom firmware that is loaded on a micro SD dedicated flash memory and can be updated easily via PC. The micro-controller is separated and independent from the audio signal path to guarantee always clear and pure sound.

New S.I.N. “Private Edition” PSD arrives 11-2-2017test


Direct from Sofia Bulgaria arrives the new PSD-6 “Private Edition”

PSD  (Power Split Device)  main features:
– Pure material based power treatment, zero filters
– Specially selected aluminum alloy that assures best sound characteristics of       PSD
– Solder free design
– Optimal body design and materials reducing electromagnetic noise
– Common power starting point – carefully designed and handcrafted   symmetrical  internal wiring
– High quality sockets, Furutech FP – SWS D (R)
– High quality internal wiring, Furutech FP alpha 3
– High quality IEC connector, Furutech
– Designed and hand-made in Bulgaria

Read a review here:
http://www.monoandstereo.com/2013/06/sin-audio-psd-power-distributor-test.html 

10/18/17: Sanders 10 e Electrostatic Loudspeakers now singing at SOS !!!test

Sounds Of Silence is pleased to announce we are now listening (and selling) the amazing Sanders 10e Electrostatic loudspeakers.

Robert E Greene just wrote a review in TAS and stated “…. The Sanders 10e’s are as close to perfection as any speaker system I have ever encountered. The Sanders are a benchmark of speaker design, a design that is superb in all respects and in some respects raises speaker design to a level never reached before. The Model 10e is indestructible. Even very high input signals will not cause arcing. A major bugbear of ‘stats has been eliminated! The 10e’s have effectively unlimited dynamics and definitely adequate bass power and full extension. If you wanted to call the Sanders 10e the best speaker ever, you could definitely make a case. ”

Call and come by for a listen we know these speakers will put a smile on your face. 🙂

5/1/2016 – S.I.N. new Limited Edition AC cord arriving soon!test

Nikolay Kozev owner of S.I.N. Audio says: “I love to compare high end audio with homemade food. When you prepare special dish to somebody beside the product inside the food we give part of our energy also…
Inside this wooden box are packed two of our latest power cords ( PC Limited edition). Very soon they will leave Bulgaria to US as part of the system of our friend Steven Klein”

Wooden SIN box

Limited Edition AC

 

 

NVO Audio announces new ISA-2 Integrated amplifiertest

The new ISA-2 is now available in limited production as an integrated amp or stand-alone amp.

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It is an Integrated amp delivering 120 w/ch with KT88 tubes, while by simple bias adjustment it can take other tubes like KT120, KT66 etc…

Very high quality parts are used, like Mundorf and Nichicon audio capacitors, KIWAME resistors, ultra pure 7N solid copper internal wiring, ceramic tube bases with gold plated contacts, and rhodium plated sockets.

All transformers are designed and made by NVO in-house.

There are 5 line inputs and a pre out which can feed the also-new NVO P2 power amp for a bi-amping option. A simple slim remote control for volume and mute is supplied.

The ISA-2 is a split-load design, operating in class AB2.

Call us for pricing.

Simon & Garfunkel Sounds Of Silence 50th Anniversarytest

Half century already!? Sounds of Silence was released in 1966, 50 Years Ago and launched Simon & Garfunkel sky-high. They’ve become Folk-Rock Stars With “Sounds of Silence”, that clearly reflected the era’s mood and Paul Simon’s old soul world view.

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1/09/2016 S.I.N. Audio arrives at SOStest

For more than 25 years now I’ve always thought power cords made more of a difference than speaker cables or interconnects, and still feel that way! I just received a new cord from S.I.N. Audio and all I can say is WOW! Don’t even know the cost yet but doesn’t matter this is one special cord. It actually uses the new Furutech NCF (Nano Crystal Formula) connectors. The separation of instruments and clarity is truly amazing.
Here’s a picture to wet your appetite!

SIN ac cordNotice the new Furutech NCF (Nano Crystal Formula) connectors.

FI-50-NCFR FI-50M-NCF

12/26/2015 Bricasti M1 Special Edition arrives at SOStest

Standard black/gray (non-gold) version M1 Special Edition is now available and will be $10K. Only $1,000 difference from standard M1 w/remote. Includes internal updates as well as built in isolation footer upgrade.

Give us a call and have a listen, truly amazing!

NVO (New Valve Order)test

NVO (New Valve Order) has been taking on all phono stages, tubed or solid state and has won virtually all battles! Hear it for yourself at SOS!