We spent a whole day at A Capella, one of the world leading manufacturer for Horn Loudspeakers.
As development system we were using a one way Laudatio loudspeaker, a small bookshelf which is 'just' a development reference project of A Capella which will only see the light if there will be a minimum order.
The source was an Einstein CD Player, one of the best CD Player in the world.
The power amplifier was a simple MaiA of Pro-Ject box Design, but believe me, more than sufficient for the task.
We spent the whole day, as I mentioned, trying to understand each-other products and find a way to implement new ideas in our power harmonizer.
Alfred Rudolf has been keen on working with us, at least as much as we have been keen on working with him!
I think all of us profited of this cooperation development day.
Fact is that we were really astonished. Yes, really astonished about the big result that even small changes could bear. Astonished, by the quality of the products we were working with. Flabbergasted by the ideas we collected.
It was a start and a first rough idea. It is up to us to extend and implement it.
We have known some more CDs and authors, some of them will become reference for us to work with.
Thanks to Armin, Alfred and Hermann to have made it possible!
Here to the Gallery with some pictures of the day.
The show went great! Lots of visitors, great sound, even AJ (van den Hul) participated personally. René van Es took the pictures (now in the gallery) and will write a show report of the day.
It was the first show ever worldwide with 4 Pluto turntables. We played with the Gran Gioia's and the Genuin FS 2's and for the first time with a complete van den Hul amplification set-up!
All the Plutos played with the new Crimson cartridge from van den Hul.
You can read a report on the event written by René van Es on the pages of Puresound.be page
This is the setup:
- Blumenhofer Gran Gioia
- Pluto 10A turntable
- 9a Pluto tonearm (Cammino wired)
- van den Hul Crimson card
- VdH Grail SB (Holy Grail) phono preamp.
Yes You read well, this is the first official appearance of a Cammino tonearm dedicated Cable: the start of a business relationship.
The first approach has been really delightful, let's see what this cooperation will bring for the future... if there will be any :-)
Well, Blumenhofer Acoustics was in fact the host, where we had our listening and recording sessions.
Goal of those days was to generate a CD recording it directly from the LP. A challenge for the recording engineers after that!
Our Part, of course, You can imagine it... enjoy here the pictures taken, for the CD will take until the next Munich High End!
This is the post production room and, as You can see, there is a Power Harmonizer on the system, from now on, all CDs and LPs produced by STS-Digital will use a Power Harmonizer!