Accuphase Demo Gear
We may shortly have some very nice current production Accuphase demo gear available at attractive prices. Give us a call or email for your requirements.
we go visiting two supermarkets
I went shopping at the local supermarket. I was looking for some yogurt bars. The brand I was looking for was no longer there. I asked the Manager why they no longer carried the brand and he said that his family liked it too but his hands were tied. All the decisions were made by corporate; they didn't know what they were getting from week to week.
He said that the brands bought shelf space in the store so what came off the truck is what they had to sell.
Thereafter I was at a big hifi chain. I went in the specialized audio section and spoke with a very personable fellow who gave me a tour of the place. We ended up in the "high end" room. There were a couple of major audiophile electronics, cable, and speaker brands on display. He said he liked some of them but had a hard time selling them to the local clientele even though they got lots of reviews and were featured on covers, in splashy ads, and so on. He had no choice in the matter. He did not know what was coming in week to week but had to sell what was in stock. I said that must be tough.
Then he told me that the brands bought shelf space in the store so what came off the truck is what they had to sell.
We have a client who is looking for a Linn Troika or more recent Linn moving coil cartridge.
dagogo.com - Review of the U-545 Sound Lab Speaker
Originally called the U-4iA electrostatic, as it was in the review, this "reflection" was perhaps a bit rambling at times but did describe the essence of the new 5' tall speaker. Like all Sound Labs, it is transparent, deserves the best equipment you can put in from of it, and is really happy with at least 200 real watts per channel, if not more.
Counterintuitively, the smaller panels are less sensitive than their larger range-mates. Many people look at them and think of the QUAD (even though they are bigger) and reckon they can and should drive them with a 30 WPC amp or they will "arc" them or fry their voltage blocks. This is far from the truth. The last two generations of SLs are reliable and tough, and the latest iteration is even more robust!
The reviewer described the U-545s as having a larger "sweet-spot" than flat panel speakers like the King Sound or QUAD, is more dynamic and coherent, and goes down much lower. I like dagogo.com - I just wish Justin could have reviewed the speakers with his equipment! However, I did learn of some new brands of electronics and so on that I have never heard of.
M-545 and U-545 will be a blessing to those who require a smaller form factor. We are expecting our production versions shortly (the first pairs went to Japan) so you'll be able to visually compare the (now) U-745 speakers to the U-545s in the same room.
We'll give you our listening impressions.
Then it's your turn to come in and listen for yourself. Remember these speakers are custom made in the USA for you!
We're excited to start this blog for news and reflections
My son, who manages a college summer semi-semi pro baseball team, is always blogging away. He has the fastest thumbs in the business. When he visits I find him on the couch at 3am communicating with his west coast or overseas blogs.
Don't expect anything of the frequency like his but I'll share new developments and perhaps some sage advice (not mine) gleaned from audio as it was in the "golden age" of the 80s. I just happened to come upon a box of old Audio, Stereophile, and Absolute Sound issues from that decade. I'll share some of the information.
One factoid is that of dozens if not hundreds of manufacturers trading then, about 15% of them are still in existence. Right now we represent three of the distinguished survivors: Accuphase Laboratories, Bob Carver, and Sound Labs. Obviously they have not rested on their laurels - their gear was reference quality then and is today.