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The German Burmester gives me a low-key but wild feeling. It is said that the B38 loudspeaker that has just arrived in Hong Kong. The slender loudspeaker inherits the traditional carpentry craftsmanship. The inside of the box is equipped with a large-diameter woofer. It is very simple. The most eye-catching front of the speaker is AMT (Aerodynamic Foldable Aluminum Tape Tweeter), which is the symbol of the Burmester family. The other thing is that the members are all slim and the color of the cabinet tends to be mature gray. , White, and wood grain, as if to imply that the designer does not want to be distracted when listening to music. It makes sense to be low-key. However, the sound effect of a song is just the opposite. The dynamics are like tigers, the low-frequency one is ready to out of control, calm appearance, strong heart, this is Burmester!
Master the original essence
Although the B38 is a new member of the B series, its sound characteristics and appearance are different from the previous generation B18. It is a Side-Firing. The 12-inch sandwich paper cone woofer is located inside the speaker, and the 6-inch semi-glass fiber diaphragm middle and AMT tweeter are both placed on the front of the speaker. The overall design is three-way. The frequency should be from 37Hz to 33kHz. B18 is two 6-inch half midrange and bass glass fiber diaphragm units. All units are located on the front of the speaker. Tweeter is also not AMT. The speaker structure is two and a half channels, and the frequency should be 42Hz-30kHz. All these have reflected that B38 surpasses B18. No wonder the manufacturer claims that B38 is a new generation of speakers with the same concept but greatly improved quality.
In response to environmental changes
The B38 is equipped with two inconspicuous but practical sound tuning functions, both of which are hidden on the back of the speaker. One of them is a large air-conducting hole. There are two cotton posts attached to the packing. If you put the cotton in the casw it will increase the air pressure, and the low-frequency volume and sound firmness will change accordingly. The other is located near the terminal, aiming at 1-3dB roll-off in the range of 37Hz-150Hz. The two functions are also to avoid excess low-frequency energy. Technically, the air guide plug can prevent the airflow from interfering with the sound effect. Decreasing attenuation is like cutting frequency. The effects of the two are different, and the order of actual application is different depending on the surround.
Absorb micro shock
My last trick is the two shock-absorbing silver bricks "Eliminator" from THIXAR in Germany, which are specially designed to deal with subtle resonances. They can help me increase the power of B38... I have achieved unprecedented progress. There is no reason not to replay "鼓詩" again, the effect at this time is the closest to the impression. The strength of the drum sticks is precise and sharp, the momentum is scary, and the hearing is shocking. The drums on the left and right sides are not slow but not too fast, and the strength is displayed in an orderly manner. The low frequency is compact and there is no gap. The middle section was like a stick raining down, so strong and wild.
High and quality
Regardless of the B38's slenderness, the magnificence of the sound field is unfathomable, and the wide and narrow proportions are complete. It is rare to present the stage feeling in the concert hall. Each part in the orchestra is carefully analyzed by B38, and the brass instrument is loudly played and pulled by strings. The smooth texture of AMT all confirms the special value of AMT tweeter.... When I rebroadcast the 32bit / 384kHz MQA version of "The Three-Cornered Hat", the second part of the music has loud high-tipped flute sounds from time to time. Multi-tweeters will broadcast a thin and sharp effect, and the high frequency extension of AMT is very long, but the broadcast effect is pure, and the linear extension performance is absolutely no on point, AMT voices are so good!
"打鼓山傳奇" is a very lifelike drum music. After listening to the performance of B38, I feel that there are many drumming music in the world. It turned out to be just to entertain everyone. No matter how many times I have listened to it, I have been moved by B38 this time. ,... Let me express the effect of B38 in a sensual way. Sitting in the listening chair, I saw the head of the drum group on the mountain slam the drum, and the other members below the mountain slam the drums with an unstoppable momentum, every shout accompanied by splashes of sweat, the members of the team encouraged each other with drums, and they became more and more vigorous, until the coach stopped everyone, and the strength of the drums was still in the air and spread around the top of the mountain. B38 Like a person who can tell a story, I use music to tell the most beautiful moment of the Shanxi Drum Orchestra. Totally touched my heart with the most beautiful sound in the world!
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ClearwayX has a translucent white outer covering, the ClearwayX speaker cable has 14 AWG multistranded, oxygen-free copper conductors. These are insulated with a new XLPE dielectric. The conductors are arranged in a twisted pair configuration inside a soft PVC internal jacket designed to minimize microphony effects or mechanically induced noise. This also serves to space the twin contra-wound foil shields away from the conductors. The shields protect the signal from external electrical interference.
After connecting the ClearwayX between my transmission line speakers and valve monoblocks, I
start off listening with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 in B flat major by the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Rudolf Kempe. The slow and tense opening is moving and very open. The instrument image placement is accurate and the soundstage is both wide and deep. As the piece progresses into the joyful Allegro Vivace, it is powerful and exhilarating and the ClearwayX does an excellent job of effortlessly driving the speaker. Bass control is tight and all of the complexities of the music are handled with ease. The overall performance is stirring and majestic, as I would expect from this piece.
Schumann’s Cello Concerto played by Mstislav Rostropovich and the Leningrad Philharmonic oozes quality and refinement. Rostropovich’s playing is exceptional and the recording has a huge dynamic range.
To check out a vocal performance, I turn to the legendary I’ve Got The Music In Me from the direct-cut LP of the same name sung by Thelma Houston featuring Pressure Cooker. The emotion in Houston’s voice and the excitement of her performance are splendidly conveyed and her singing is forceful without being at all harsh. The rhythmic instrumental backing has a super-tight bass that is
both full and punchy throughout.
In short, the ClearwayX is a great screened loudspeaker cable at the price and it works well across a wide range of different musical genres.
TIDAL aims to produce the most perfect speakers. The ultimate product design, technical craftsmanship, and sound performance have captured audiophiles from all over the world. Contriva G2 is an upgraded model of Contriva. Like the iconic design classic, improvement does not mean change, but to make the sound even better while strictly continuing and following its universal and unique design. If TIDAL's speaker is a work of art, it is definitely a product of the fusion of art and technology, sound and science.
TIDAL's new Contriva G2 speaker continues Contriva's three-way design, but adopts a new configuration from the cabinet to the unit and frequency divider. TIDAL understands the principle of cabinet design. There is no material in the world that can achieve both rigidity and damping. Therefore, the cabinet of Contriva G2 is made of Tiradur's new composite material, which combines the rigidity of metal materials and softer materials ( Wood materials such as MDF) absorb the characteristics of resonance, which can well control the harmful resonance generated inside the speaker, and make the unit work in the best state. The internal structure of the Contriva G2 box is very special, with a multi-chamber design to prevent the back waves of each unit from interfering with each other, and each Contriva G2 reaches an astonishing 102kg. The surface of the cabinet is polished. The surface of the cabinet is very beautiful like a mirror. The standard black piano lacquer surface is provided, and other finishes can be ordered.
Contriva G2 is a 3-way 4-unit design, consisting of two 9-inch woofers, a 7-inch middle and a 1.2-inch diamond tweeter. As the distance between TIDAL and Accuton is very close, as well as the relationship between two bosses, TIDAL's products can not only use Accuton's latest and best units, but also provide Accuton with suggestions for improvement or new design requirements. For example, the mid and woofer on the Contriva G2 uses Accuton's brand new BCC (Black Coated Ceramic) black ceramic long-stroke unit.
Like a live experience
This audition was also conducted in the Milan Room of the Elegant Music Garden, with a full set of Burmester's front-end for the Sound of Berlin-069 flagship CD player, 077 preamplifier and a pair of 909MK5 monophonic power amplifiers. First, listen to the "五虎封將" in "見龍卸甲". This is a percussion concerto that is extremely feverish. When the horn is played and the big, medium and small drums are played together, it is strong. The loud noise made the editors present startled. Don't mistake us for being overwhelmed by the sudden loud noise, but falling into the continuous loud noise with great sound pressure actually contains a lot of changes in rhythm details. Contriva G2 speakers use super analytical power to accurately reproduce the numerous and detailed information of the extremely complex music content. The entire music screen is so brilliant and brilliant, you will deeply feel the extremely high quality of Contriva G2, and at the same time You will understand why so many enthusiasts always love medium and large floorstanding speakers.
The impression that the diamond tweeter gives us is rich in detail and high in analysis, but often lacks a touch of fineness. There is no such feeling on TIDAL Contriva G2. While the details are clear, the sound is still delicate, especially when replaying violin works. This feeling is especially obvious: the high and low ends extend naturally and smoothly, and the sound field width and depth make Unexpectedly, the hall sound is rich in details, the violin playing is smooth and sleek, the sound is full, thick and beautiful, and there is no rough, hard, and sharp noise. Especially the ultra-high frequency parts that are the most difficult to perform in audio equipment, the crystal clear and translucent of the diamond tweeter, the thickness and density of the intermediate frequency, and the strength and transient response of the low frequency have superb performance, which completely reproduces the vividness and vividness of music. It vividly expresses the space of the performance and recording scene.
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Feel the true power of streaming sound quality – Siltech Network Cable
Many professional network cable manufacturers focus on the data transfer rate and make it as fast as possible, unaware that the audio data transfer speed does not need to be lightning fast, but more importantly, the consistency of the transfer rate and the integrity of the transferred data.
For all digital cables, the transmission accuracy depends on the structure, material and connection Terminal. Poor impedance matching or inconsistent geometry will cause reflections and echoes in the data stream, and grain boundaries or grains in the conductor will cause slight distortion. Any imperfections will affect the accuracy of very important clock and amplitude information. It is also easy to overlook that fragile high-frequency signals are more susceptible to external interference.
Siltech has nearly 40 years of advanced research and development capabilities in the audio cable industry, applying all its knowledge and experience to the design of these two new network cables.
Both benefit from the use of high-quality materials, professional construction techniques, and high-quality shielding and insulation materials. The Classic Network cable uses Siltech's proprietary G9 silver-gold conductor, and the Royal Signature Crown model uses the best S8 mono X-tal single crystal silver. It adopts double-strand independent shielding technology and 45-degree wire and cooperates with Dupont® ( DuPont Chemical) Teflon insulator, which can protect fragile digital signals from external interference. The two-wire connection terminal uses the sturdy, impedance-matched Telegartner MFP8 RJ-45, which is respected by the industry, as the connector to maintain the best shielding at both ends of the signal transmission.
Siltech is known for producing audio products that provide an unparalleled listening experience for audiophiles.