Friday, 25 May 2018

Munich High End 2018 - The Summing Up

 It was all about tubes, horns and spinning disks of vinyl and lacquer ....

Our room made a lot of music.

The purple amps really grew on me over the course of the show. What seemed outlandish at first become more and more elegant with time.

The unassuming and high performing D3A. We enjoyed lots of great music through this little tube in the phono section.

The red field coil Mojos

New Elrog 274 rectifiers...

Elrog in a row made quite a show.

Lovely to see.

Music! 78s and LPs were everywhere...

The orange chassis was perfect post modern...

Purple was unusual and a very cool appearance.

More Elrog rectifier glow.

In a row.

Globe 46s - 46 drives 46 - these were a treat from Herr Mayer. Very rare and sounding fantastic.

Oops, the line stage I was lusting after... is glowing in my listening room today. More to follow on that!

Array of Line Stage rectifiers.

Elrog 211

The Field Coil Mojo was very popular.

We shall also be in Hong Kong thus August!

Please come see us with Elrog, Thomas Mayer and Thomas Schick!

My Thanks to Thomas Mayer of VinylSavor / Elrog Tubes for having us at the show, Peter Rienders of PTP Audio for bringing his awesome Lenco inspired turntables and Frank who so generously shares his 78 RPM collection and the history that goes with them.

Until next time... Happy Listening.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Munich High End 2018 Take Five: Tubes

Elrog Tubes have expanded their line up. 

The Original 211, 845, 300B have been augmented with metal plate versions of the 211 and 845. Yup, metal plates in current production. Then there is a driver tube designed especially for the 845 and makes it possible to be used in a two stage circuit. Mmm


  ER887 a tube which is now an original design of Elrog's - tube history. 

 Molybdenum metal plates

 Carbon Plates

There are also now Elrog version of the classic rectifier 274 both A and B. (different sockets) Added as well to the line is the ER50 - current production 50 tube... Mmm. The last is the 801A which is one of the favourite tubes of sister company VinylSavor. All of these tubes from Elrog are thoriated Tungsten.

Munich High End 2018 Take Four: Silbatone

It is always a privilege to visit the Silbatone room and see what they have kindly brought out of archive for the public to see.

Here is a rare tweeter from the Western Electric history.

Unknown to many before this display.

Here is a a woofer which look like a WE replica field coil on a more modern frame.

The London Horn.

Oh, and then this which is unusual to modern hifi conceptions but is wonderful on the ear and to musical expression.

Pure Music 

The London Horn.

In more detail.

Vinylista's beautiful Garrard 301 plinth which sounds as good as it looks.

A Frank Schroeder arm ironically framed on a Grey Research turntable.