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High End Swiss 2014: Fischer & Fischer Speakers and Mudra Akustics

High End Swiss 2014: Fischer & Fischer Speakers and Mudra Akustics

By Norman Williams Thomas of Fischer-Fischer did not speak a lot of English, so I passed a lot of the time speaking with the extremely pleasant Michael Mudra (whose firm actually does the manufacturing — he poses in one of the pictures) and he explained the tech behind them. We also spent lots of time […]

High End Swiss 2014: Audionautics, Manger/Lindemann, ActivAudio

High End Swiss 2014: Audionautics, Manger/Lindemann, ActivAudio

By Norman Williams Now hows about some lifestyle offerings? Lifestyle with Quality that is! 1) New player! Audionautics is a Swiss/British audio starup, using special Alpine wood to make a line array driver in a WAF & apartment friendly “monkey coffin” configuration. Small midrange drivers chosen after extensive testing and ability to mate ith the Heil accordion […]

High End Swiss 2014: Ypsilon, Backes & Muller

High End Swiss 2014: Ypsilon, Backes & Muller

By Norman Williams Ypsilon A very refined and appealing sound from the Ypsilon room. I spent enough time to hear a classical song and was impressed. I gave the thumbs up to someone who looked like the owner of the company and asked for confirmation of it being a French brand and he said no, […]

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  • The ADL A1 Portable Headphone Amplifier- Review November 10, 2014
    Portable headphone amplifiers are a hot category right now and Alpha Design Labs (ADL) has been on the move. A subsequent follow up to the Apple-friendly X1 we reviewed [here], […]
  • The Reid Heath Acoustics (RHA) MA750 IEM – Review November 5, 2014
    Jack Wilbur is a guest writer for The MA750s are a pair of universal fit IEM’s made by the Britan-based Reid Heath Acoustics. RHA engineers their entire product from end […]
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  • V Moda’s Prototype IEMs – RMAF 2014 October 30, 2014
    Val from V Moda has recently made a residency move from Los Angeles to Milan Italy, but his headphones are still trucking along with great reception within the US and […]
  • MrSpeakers Goes Prime Time – RMAF 2014 October 29, 2014
    MrSpeakers is on a roll. His product line has stretched from a single simple modded headphone to a full on 3D printed creation of his own design. While the new […]




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