Saturday, 08 September 2018
Sonos Connect Ultimo
After I received my Sonos Ultimo, I let it power on for two days, after which I couldn’t wait no longer to test it against my normal Sonos. It was a fairly easy setup to make an A/B test, since I let both Sonos players play the same music with the same settings, and then just swap the Coax cable back and forth.
I thought I was going to concentrate on listening for small nuances in difference, and I even feared that my listening abilities were not sufficient, maybe even ignorant to sound quality, and thus I would feel the money wasted. However, it turned out very clearly from the first swap to the Ultimo, that I got completely new things out of the CDs, both in terms of details, room and space, body, clarity, and not the least removal of the usual harshness. Everything was evident from the moment I swapped to Ultimo, however, I had to give myself time to believe it.
So thank you very much for this Ultimo upgrade - it was every penny worth it, and even more than that.
On top of that I also received really personal interest from the Magna people with detailed mails, suggestions, and explanations for whatever stupid question I could ask.
I can only recommend buying this Sonos Ultimo, and also to deal with Magna. A superior experience.
Tuesday, 04 September 2018
I just wanted to give you an update on my R28. I am really enjoying it. It blows my Jotunheim out of the water when it comes to quality, especially in the high tone spectrum.
Thanks for the great service!
Sunday, 02 September 2018
NFB28.38 & Hifiman Ananda
Inmiddels heb ik speel ik nu met de Ananda en de Audio-GD een maand. En ik kan je zeggen: end game! Wat is dit een fantastische match. Ik heb nog wel wat dingen getweakt. Ik merk dat de Audio-GD wel gevoelig is voor de stroomkabel en heb hier een mooie voor gevonden.
Overigens heb ik een geweldige VST-plugin gevonden voor onder andere JRiver van Nederlandse makelij. Deze herstelt dynamiek, ruimtelijkheid, focus, etc. Met de basislicentie met de defaultinstellingen ga ik van 2D naar 3D lijkt het. Warm aanbevolen, zeker voor 42 euro, beter dan een kabelupgrade. www.stereotool.com
Nogmaals dank voor het prettige zakendoen!
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Audio-GD A1 Power Amplifier
We (audio club) compared a (more expensive) well known and awarded Class D power amp. with the Audio-GD A1. While listening to both in our room, there was most definitely an impression of increased distance between the vocalist and instrumentalists in live recordings with the Audio-GD A1. As well as an increased sense of transient attack and ‘speed’ was noted.
This is definitely an highly recommended amplifier!
(As well as the R8 R2R DAC)
Friday, 17 August 2018
SOtM Ultra 200 NEO with clocked network switch
The sMS-200ultra NEO with network switch clocked by the sMS-200 seems an expensive piece of kit but it clearly delivers the goods. I have never had such a good streaming device.
Totally happy and satisfied customer. Thanks Magna Hifi!
Tuesday, 07 August 2018
Audio-GD NFB28.38 with Hifiman Ananda
In terms of sound it is really amazing! Complete recovery of my music collection. It does not matter what I play, from jazz to big symphony orchestras. The layer has such a huge control but it does not sound dry. Voices and instruments very natural. In terms of high here and there some digital borders there I go to work with the settings / filters. With a few headphones I found that left and right were somewhat apart (HD800, MrSpeakers AEON Closed, Beyerdynamic T5p). You should enable crossfeed for this. The Ananda has a natural cohesion and therefore you do not need to apply signal processing.
Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Mano upgrade to Ultra
I found the Mano streamer very good and did not expect that the upgrade to Ultra would make a big difference.
But I found that there was more small details. Usually that is toghether with harshness in the upper area. Not so with the Ultra. It plays in a very soft way with all the details in both low, mid and high tones. For me it made the music more beautiful in both voices and instruments.
As always it depends on what equipment you use and the room you are listening in. But for me it was a step to a better total soundexperience.
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Audio-GD R2R 7 Ladder DAC
Yesterday I installed the new firmware (took me quite some time because I'm not so handy with the computer and I had the connector in the DAC first backwards).
The result is spectacular !!
It was too late to run on a large volume but it is as if a curtain between the listener and the music was removed and the DAC sounded so good!
Monday, 16 July 2018
Singxer - SU1 MagnaFied Edition - Digital XMOS USB
After 3 days of burning in with music flow the Singxer - SU1 MagnaFied Edition - Digital XMOS USB Audio Bridge DSD512 shows already what its able to deliver
Compared to the AudioGD it is delivering much more details and resolution at its positive sense
This results into a more textured and defined bass, too
Finally its a clear winner and worth its price
Thanks for this unit
Friday, 13 July 2018
Audio-GD Master 1
Hello Jos / Magna Hifi
I received yesterday the Master 1 around noon, delivery in 2 days !!!.
Master 1 brings a real improvement with Master 10, because I was not convinced, thank you Jos for your advice.
Very good upgrade. I am very satisfied with the result.
Thanks to Magnahifi always very good service and advices.