We have been playing with the Metrum Acoustics Pavane d/a converter for many years. A NOS dac with ladder dacs that Cees Ruijtenberg developed in-house. Over the years a substantial upgrade has come in the form of the Transient DAC2 modules. These simply fit into the sockets, making an upgrade a piece of cake. The […]
On Mother’s Day (at least in the Netherlands) – May 9, 2021 – we at Alpha Audio held a live stream event featuring three insanely beautiful streamers. Top of the bill: the MSB Discrete DAC with Renderer module, the Grimm Audio MU-1 with Mola Mola Tambaqui dac and the Naim ND555 with PS555 power supply. […]
We have another wonderful live stream planned for you. On May 9, 2021 at 10:30 we are going to start listening to three ultra-high-quality streamers: Naim ND555, Grimm MU-1 with Mola Mola and the beautiful MSB Discrete DAC with renderer module. In short: the crème de la crème.
On Sunday, February 28, 2021, we did another Live test. This time with integrated amplifiers between 1200 and 1500 euros. As usual we wrote to all manufacturers that are in our system with a model that would fit in this test. Unfortunately there is a worldwide shortage of parts – especially chips – which makes […]
In recent years we have seen quite a few Chinese brands appear on the European market, some of which are already receiving support from Dutch importers. Only a handful are really worth spending our precious time on and today the honor goes to Matrix Audio, a young company from Xi’an that was started in 2013 […]
On December 13th and 20th, we tested a total of eight floorstanding speakers at Alpha. Live on Youtube. With live music. It was a great experience to do that. And it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the participants, the band, the entire team behind the streams and you as the viewer! For […]
We reviewers are spoiled. We have access to the latest stuff on the market and are allowed to play with that stuff for a long time. Boys (girls too of course) and toys, so to speak. We tell you this because we have the brand-new Marantz PM6007 on our hifi-rack, an integrated amplifier that may […]
Legacy… 50 years Model 30. Marantz celebrates it his way: with a new Model 30, complemented by the SACD 30N: a multifunctional player. Streaming and optical media in one nice box. Very convenient. We’re going to open our ears to see if this system can make a little music.
We’ve had the Marantz Model 30 and SACD 30N in our listening room for a week now. Not enough for a complete review – and there are more devices to look at – but enough for a first impression. We have put our first impressions on video for you. And also made a sample-compilation. Not […]
Good news: Metrum Acoustics is back. Founder Cees Ruijtenberg has had some trouble with an investor. But that’s all in the past. Cees Ruijtenberg has let us know that they are back in business. By the way: the support on products never stopped. It’s just that they now can use the name en launch new […]