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Munich Hi-End

Discussion in 'audio' started by Purité Audio, May 9, 2019.

  1. iansr

    iansr pfm Member

    My take: the Living Voice horns are in a class of their own - the most “real” sounding speaker I’ve ever heard. Next best; the Alsyvox ribbon speakers and the Bayz omnidirectionals. Absolutely fabulous. Owning either would be game over for me as far as speakers is concerned.
    Best bang for your buck; Kingsound had some bookshelf speaker which were electrostatic / dynamic hybrids. €1500. I was gobsmacked by how good they were and the size of the soundstage they created. Plus absolutely seamless integration between the two different drivers.
     
  2. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

    Wondered what the "dinky" Kingsounds cost... for that price they are brilliant

    Personally, I found the huge rectangular Tune Audio horns @220k€ -VAT (or was it more) and the little speakers in the Air Tight room more realistic especially in terms of imaging although I love the "tone" of the Living Voice speakers
     
  3. heihei

    heihei pfm Member

    I found most of the rooms with horn speakers incredibly sensitive to where you stood / sat. I guess that's the nature of the beast to a certain extent, but could make or break the sound. The Tune speakers mentioned above were an exception to this. The Living Voice ones weren't playing when I visited their room.
     
  4. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    The living voice Vox Olympians do sound mega, but they make even girl and guitar 20 foot wide.
     
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  5. S-Man

    S-Man Kinkless Tetrode Admirer

    They make her sound horny as well.
     
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  6. robs

    robs pfm Member


    ....I rather enjoyed that!
     
  7. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

    I liked the Mongolian rock too - I actually have and listen to at least three different groups of "goat rock" on CD
     
  8. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

    Three whole days totaling more than 22 hours (I managed to stay after closing one night listening to Jern speakers and Sota TT) and I still can't claim to have seen and heard every last thing :)
     
  9. krenzler

    krenzler pfm Member

    Interesting Wilson Benesch turntable at 1:05:05.

     
  10. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    Bit of an ugly tour de force that WB deck. The tech sounds very interesting, I wonder what the drive system measurements show?
     
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  11. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

    In the flesh it is cumbersome to say the least
     
  12. ssimon

    ssimon pfm Member

    I
     
  13. Beobloke

    Beobloke pfm Member

    Given that the TechDas is still belt drive, I'm going with "There's a good chance - yes"

    As an aside, I thought that the best sounding system at the show by a country mile was the Ascendo setup featuring the new Live 15 active loudspeakers. And at 31,500 Euro, they were even sanely priced comapred to most of the rest of the equipment!
     
  14. G T Audio

    G T Audio Trade: Distributor and Manufacturer

    What about the large electromagnetic field produced by all those motor coils and so close to the sensitive MC cartridge during replay!
     
  15. pure sound

    pure sound Trade: manufacturer/distributor

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    Technics seemed to cope!
     
  16. G T Audio

    G T Audio Trade: Distributor and Manufacturer

    Indeed but look at the size of the coils and the large number of them compared to the Technics and with the plastic platter there doesn't appear to be any screening for then either...
     
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  17. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    I doubt the stamped sheet and modestly thin alloy platters on Technics offer much in the way of shielding. Small coils, compact field, distance is your friend, mostly.
     
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  18. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    I doubt they'd go to the extremes of using the technology in the first place without consideration of that, seems a schoolboy error to make when producing something as ten tenths as this.
     
  19. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    Or it's more about looks? They put a window on the front so you could see the little metal balls spinning.
     
  20. krenzler

    krenzler pfm Member

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