It did not happen very often guys that I am so moved by a record that I am urged to write about it and eventually share it with you. But this time it is the case – I stumbled upon an extraordinary piece of recorded music that I would like to inform you about and draw your attention towards it.
Some time has passed since Fostex FE108-Sol drivers took the place of the former Sigma model in my back-loaded horn enclosures and I had enough time to experiment further with them. As mentioned earlier the disposal of the notch filters, necessary for linearization of the frequency response of the Sigmas, brought a great deal of refinement. I realized how destructively the combination of resistor, capacitor and inductor on the signal path could act and from the perspective of time I can say – there is no way back to use them.
Today I would like to talk about the backbone of my system – the rack, this sacred place where all the electronic components are placed. Some of you might ask what is the difference between a regular lowboard one can obtain in every furniture shop and a HiFi rack made especially for audio applications. In order to comprehend the difference one should first realise what a tremendous impact vibrations have on audio reproduction.
I was painting the walls over the weekend guys. Because I am bored of looking at the same white walls while listening to Wagner’s Lohengrin or some other piece of music. White is no color actually but a state of intensity of the light. It is part of the dark-light paradigm but not a color at all. I feel distressed surrounded by white walls.
I’ve got to know Volker Heinze through his blog Truefi which is a true oasis for those fascinated by vintage audio equipment made in Britain. His expert knowledge in the realm of Tannoy speakers and especially the 15 inch Dual Concentric alnico versions from 50’s and 60’s is simply astonishing.