STUDER A810, REEL 2 REEL TAPE…an awaited experience!

STUDER A810 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER . An Awaited Experience (Part 1) . I remembered my first impressive encounter with Reel to Reel playback was at a fellow audiophile’s home set up with his STUDER A810 playing Patricia Barber‘s interpretation of “Black Magic Women” (Companion, Premonition)…then I said to him and myself, no analogue/ turntable sources of mine (then) …

“Johann Strauss’ Banditen Galop, Op. 336” (EIN STRAUSSFEST, 24K Gold Telarc Digital CD 80098G)

Literally, one of my favorite CD used in the recent review of the Gryphon Ethos, “I was literally blown away by the bountiful, and yet articulate mid to crazily low frequencies of the ‘drivers popping bass attacks’ (be warned!) from “Johann Strauss’ Banditen Galop, Op. 336” (EIN STRAUSSFEST, 24K Gold Telarc Digital CD 80098G). Personally, I felt there and then, …

Telerc’s ‘The Big Picture’ (Classic Film Music, Craft Recordings/ Concord Music Group Inc. CRO 1525)

The following excerpt is from the Gryphon Ethos review, “From main suite of the movie (starring Keanu Reeves of John Wick movies), “Speed” from Telerc’s ‘The Big Picture’ (Classic Film Music, Craft Recordings/ Concord Music Group Inc. CRO 1525), it was clear that the recommended default Filter 4 did provide a more defined, articulate and dynamism in the lower bass. The …

Emi Fujita (Camomile Best Audio/ Leafage IGMJSACD 60019)

The following excerpt is taken from the Gryphon Ethos review here, “Similarly, at Filter 1 and with the activation of Upsampling to 384kHz, I found that Emi Fujita‘s rendition of “Best of My Love” (Camomile Best Audio/ Leafage IGMJSACD 60019) to be clearer, and cleaner, as if the presentation was tidied up with more spacing between the words in the lyric. …