Tuesday, January 29, 2013



 Mechanical isolation is a big matter in High End  audio, as it can have a major effect in audio components sound. There are many types of vibrations. They are caused from different reasons, or sometimes even from combination of different vibration types. Vibrations are caused by frequencies played from our speakers causing device resonance, from mechanical parts caused by the devices mechanisms, such us motors on turntables. There are also lots of vibration that are passed from our rack or furniture where our devices are placed. This effects negatively the sound as the vibrations add colouring in the final reproduced sound, or by adding slight distortion. This reduces focusing in stereo imaging thus decreasing detail and transparency. So the need for mechanical isolation was born and since then there are many products produced to eliminate or reduce these kind of problems. Such products are NORDOST's SORT KONES and here in the version TC, thet means Titanium chassis with ceramic ball. The architecture is simple. Two chassis that between them interferes a titanium ball. The principal is simple. Vibrations are transformed from mechanical energy to thermal energy which happens from the ball friction between the two chassis.

I tested them under my source for a period of time and results were great indeed! These little things just do a great improvement. Focusing was superb, detail was richer and transparency increased. Speaker disparaging effect increased and stero image had better dimensions. Instrument had more air around them and harmonics came to surface. Excellent product, highly recommended!

Monday, January 28, 2013

My System Set Up 2013

 My System 2013
Audio Physic Scorpio II
based system

This is my current system set up after some upgrades I made lately. The basic components which are the speakers remained but I changed the amplifier stage and added some accessories that boosted my systems performance.

This is my current system:
Speakers: Audio Physic ScorpioII
Amplifier: Luxman SQ-38U tube integrated amplifier
Phono stage: Luxman's phono module MM/MC with step up transformer
CD Player:Marantz CD 6000 OSE Limited Edition
Turntable: Nottingham Analogue Interspace
Cartridge: Clearaudio Aurum Alpha MKII MM
Power Line Distributor: Audio Agile Line
Power Cables: Audio Agile
Speaker Cable: Ultralink Excelsior Time Aligned
Interconnects: Van Den Hul The Second
Interconnects:The Chord Cobra
Accesories: NM Acoustics Sonic Purifiers Signature


My electronics


 Luxman SQ-38U amplifier


 Marantz CD 6000 OSE Limited Edition


 NM Acoustics Sonic Purifiers Signature

 My source with Sonic Purifiers over the transport of the cd player and over the power transformer. They absorb EMF radiation ans RF fraquencies.


My amplifier  with Sonic Purifiers over the power transformers.

Audio Agile Power Line Distributor and Audio Agile Power Cords

My systems sound is now very transparent wit excellent 3D imaging and focusing, very musical and atmospheric. Detail is increased  and low level details are now enhanced!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Luxman SQ-38U Tube integrated amplifier

Luxman SQ-38U Tube integrated amplifier

Luxman SQ-38U was my latest addition in my system. It was taken for an audition in my room and it stayed. It is a full tube Ultralinear Mulard Circuit design that is produced from Luxman Company over40 years and this amplifier was the 2009 version. It is an excellent design of high quality in lenvels. It haw a nominal power output of 25 watts in 8 and 4 ohms and 30 watts in 6 ohms. It also has an internal tubed phono stage wit step up transformer for low output MC cartridges.

After a week of auditions in my system I was impressed by its transparency and musicality. Analysis was atits maximum across the whole spectrum with acoustical instruments presented naturally with full harmonics and voices were overwhelming! It cooperated excellent with my loudspeakers and although they are complicated designs ( 7 drive units per speaker with side firing woofers), they made a perfect match for my taste. 
Luxman succeeded in making Audio Physics Scorpio II so musical I would never imagine they could do so.