It was an interesting live stream we held on Sept. 25, 2022. Not only was the music “unlike anything else”; the speakers we had as guests this time were also of a special caliber. Among them, a new – relatively unknown – brand participated: Perlisten. Which had to compete against two heavyweights: PMC and TAD. In short: interesting stuff!
We had a special band in this livestream: the Andalus Ensemle.
- Sattar Al-Saadi – Percussion, Nay (flute)
- Saffaa Al-Saadi – Oriental Keyboard, Vocal
- Shakir Zwaid – Vocal
- Christine khoury -Qanun
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This Arabic music contains a lot of percussion and special tonalities (quarter notes). In short: very different from each other and very suitable for live tests because it is all about rhythm and speed. And that percussion is hard and fast! And that is a real challenge for any speaker. If a speaker is not really fast, it is audible in the attack.
The test set-up
We set up for the three candidates: the PMC Fact. 12 Signature, the TAD Evolution 2 and the Perlisten S7t, we used a large part of our own reference. Namely the Sonnet Pasithea with Mutec reclocker, Metrum Acoustics Ambre ROON endpoint as well as the Isotek Aquarius V5 power conditioner. Which only feeds the source in this case.
The reason: we were able to borrow the Halcro Eclipse stereo as a power amplifier. A beast of a power amplifier: fast, transparent, neutral … AND no filtering needed, because the power supply is already provided with the necessary tweaks to tackle grid-noise and distortion.
Our track list consists of a few tracks:
- The live recording of the Andalus Ensemble
- Vieux Farka Touré – Ouaga
- Ojos de Brujo – Color
We tried to stay a bit in the style of Andalus. 🙂