Turntable of Brinkmann OASIS + 10.5 + HRS OASIS Base

Brinkmann is with the OASIS (16000 euro) sound advancing one in the high areas of rare turntables prior to the world elite.

  1. Turntable of Brinkmann OASIS + 10.5 + HRS OASIS base
  2. stereoplay technology – OASIS
  3. Data sheet

A turntable with direct drive? Something can be challenging analog fans shudder. The experiences with such drives, no shortage there until the late 80’s in the 70s, which play a role today in the DJ scene, due to its rapid acceleration and stopping times are too negative. But if the high-end veteran Helmut Brinkmann has a hand in the game and with the OASIS builds such a turntable, which costs EUR with the in-house arm, 10.5 whopping 13_500 curiosity is as a rejection. Finally, the name of Brinkmann emblazoned 34 years on very solid and perfectly processed equipment. Continue reading

Stereoplay Tip – out HD Do Quadro

In nearly all HiFi rooms, the Quadro playback will be better.

Even if stereoplay occasions spread among his off 2-get 5 method (last 10/06) and many readers already successfully practicing it, earned it’s now, warmed up to be. In the context of the new, high end Dolby True HD formats and DTS HD Master will appear even hotter than ever.

Now it is clear that happens HD decoding and D/A conversion in the receiver in one go. That can and should he make, by a representative of medium-priced, no man will require but that he also make a highendige gain. Continue reading

AV Receiver Yamaha RX V 863

Although, the Yamaha RX V 863 (850 euro) do magic summary which were testers, but at least sound surprised.

  1. AV receiver Yamaha RX V 863
  2. Data sheet

Just to put the finger in the wound: the larger RX brought 1900 yet the noble DSD V 1791 as a D/A converter, V had to submit to the RaX 863 simpler DACs of type of PCM 1680 and 1780.

In total 10-channel, because even the smaller Yamaha to the usual generated still a front-top offer with the AV friend can heave the acoustics on canvas height. Continue reading

AV Receiver Pioneer VSX 1018 AH

When the old surround the sturdy character associated with the sense of spatial order of the pioneer VSX was 1018 AH (800 euros) well. On Blu-ray-HD titles again rather less since the testers more shine, air and breath would have wished.

  1. AV receiver pioneer VSX 1018 AH
  2. Data sheet

Who 1018 AH calls the control menu at the VSX, first encounters points such as automatic and manual MCACC (multi channel acoustic calibration). As a result you will find setting options of a la “standing wave” or “Eq professional”, where the freak – and can Arts is to connect of a PC to the RS-232 connector – to the creation of doctoral theses with beautiful graphics – discretion. Continue reading

Heco Statement

Just in time for the 60th company anniversary head thinker Shandro access Fischer and developer Martin Groß solutions from the early years.

  1. Heco statement
  2. Data sheet

Was it but then quite common to accommodate cone chassis not in sealed enclosures, but in open back designs. This construction is used for the first time in a modern speaker what the developers promise a particularly clear and completely free of resonance Center playback. By the way can the rearm radiated noise components, because they swing opposition to the front, the dispersion Linearize. The construction of the Central chassis itself can also sit up retro HiFi fans: the membrane consists of a cardboard wool blend, called kraft paper, and passes into a coated, multiple folded fabric surround. So, while most manufacturers on space-saving neo dynamic or bulky ferrite magnetic material, Heco installed so-called AlNiCo drives, an alloy of iron, copper, aluminum, nickel and cobalt. This traditional material has the advantage that it virtually always the same behaves under all temperature conditions, which should benefit freedom of compression and dynamics. Continue reading

Onkyo TX SR 706 AV Receiver

The Onkyo TX SR 706 for 800 euros with shines for its price range of very on less audio and video processing.

  1. Onkyo TX SR 706 AV receiver
  2. Data sheet

When almost the same Surround prozessor and digital video Board in the larger TX SR 806 (12/08) earned it respect, you deserve all respect in the RX V 706.

Again, two DSPs endeavour inter alia to the THX processing including a new loudness function. And again, a high-calibre FLI 30336 by Genesis/Faroudja brings together line by line, more elaborate taking account of movements to new images. Continue reading

AV Receiver Denon AVR 2309

During CD playback, the Denon AVR was to recognize 2309 (800 euros) as a beautiful mind – with elegant, smooth MIDs and radiant and absolutely free of hardness.

  1. AV receiver Denon AVR 2309
  2. Data sheet

Three hundred euros have or don’t have, many HiFi fans are likely to weigh if it – inspired by the sound richness of the new Blu-ray formats Dolby True HD and DTS HD master – before buying a surround receiver are available. Actually I’m tired of the small, could they conclude, if Denons AVR 2309 for 800 and the AVR 2809 for 1100 euros (test 12/08) go through the equipment lists. Continue reading

AV Receiver Marantz SR 5003

At the Marantz SR 5003 (800 euros) were wonderfully muscular drum beats and the totally Kinky and yet finely recorded bass rumblings to wonderful back showers.

  1. AV receiver Marantz SR 5003
  2. Data sheet

Stereoplay cannot see the reason why Marantz weaker than the SR 6003 (12/08) indicates the SR 5003 per channel to 10 Watts. Neither measurements nor the schematic, which identifies only the 10_000 micro Farad Hauptelkos as those of the Chinese manufacturer koshin instead of the Japanese ELNA at the amplifier stages.

It also maintained the Cirrus codec CS 42528 for the A/D and D/A conversion. As well as the fact favourable to the off 2-go 4-project, not a control chip in the side job, but individual proper amplification ICs feed on the pre outs. Continue reading

Network Player Logitech Squeezebox Boom

Who ever was allowed to get to know one of the developers of Slim_Devices, no longer surprise the.

  1. Network Player Logitech Squeezebox boom
  2. Data sheet

That the Americans in support of Logitech bring a Squeezebox others according to the on the market for example. The industrious workers are freaks in the best sense; They tinker with as much love as others solder devoted to elderly tube amps always new, fine audio toys. Continue reading

Network Player Sonos Bundle BU 150

It’s been over four years that AUDIO on the international radio exhibition visited a small, almost tiny booth. There is a new streaming concept Sonos proudly presented, called. The editors were impressed right off the bat. And are there still.

  1. Network Player Sonos Bundle BU 150
  2. Data sheet

American Hellish cooperation, namely time and again manages to surprise with improvements. The new Bundle BU 150, consisting of from the ZonePlayer 90 (individually 350 euros), the ZonePlayer 120 (with a built-in amplifier, 500 euro) and the appropriate controller (400 euros), is to distinguish externally little from the previous package BU 130 (test in AUDIO 5/08). Continue reading

Onkyo DV-BD 606

The Onkyo not only outwardly resembles the FUNAI player

  1. Onkyo DV-BD 606
  2. Data sheet

You ever at all identical – the – lid, the obvious relationship of the three player jumps forward outright. Identical triplets of the switching power supply via the electrolytic capacitors over on the drive up there to the digital Board.

Onkyo and FUNAI have used the same graphics toolkit for the operating menu and only changed the size a bit. The functionality is almost identical for all players. But there are a few small differences in the gene pool: the Onkyo plays any DivX videos no WMA, Philips, the FUNAI no CEC over HDMI (the communication channel between player and TV and AV receiver). The Ethernet port and the BD profile 2.0, to be fit for “BD-Live” is also missing all three. Who would like to download additional material to a purchased Blu ray disc from the Internet or participate in online games, should look so for another device. Still, the offer of “BD-live” features is relatively manageable. Continue reading


The base player of FUNAI offers the best price-performance ratio.

  1. FUNAI B1-M110
  2. Data sheet

The family resemblance is when all three players already visually cannot be denied. As with pure blood-noble clans, there are the prominent warts and moles in Onkyo and Philips; one must only look at the back. There sits the component output on the same spot, HDMI, digital coax, and analog stereo output are placed exactly congruent. They discovered individual variables when the number of connections – the FUNAI offers no optical digital connection, Philips shows off as a rich uncle of the family with a five-channel analog output. Continue reading