the Acapella Audio Arts High Cellini (Acapella High Cellini CAS7 YouTube) driven by Acapella’s own integrated amplifier and Audio Note digital front end was just amazingly natural. Throw out all your audiophile terminologies and checklist. The sound was just so pure and natural. They really can fool you. For me, this room won the Best System Performance award, hands down.
Very long, wonderfully detailed in-depth tour of Audio Note UK by Rafe Arnott on Part Time Audiophile.
Let’s see. What can I say? Thanks, Rafe, for giving us such a wealth of photos.
But I am now trepedatious about riding in a car with Peter driving. Neli says I can sit in the back seat??? What, with my eyes closed? :-))) [Yeah, I do realize it is probably safer with Peter driving at barely sublight velocity than with me driving at normal speeds on roads where everyone drives On The Wrong Side]
It’s great to see AN continuing to grow rapidly year over year. All those people working making yummy new gear.
I think this was the first time I have seen the part of the factory in Austria which builds the speakers. It is counter-intuitive that such classic-looking speakers can sound so good when setup correctly [most speakers these days look like rocket ships from 1950 scifi flicks. Just checkout the Hong Kong show happening now. Don’t get me wrong, I LIKE the look of rocket ship speakers 🙂 – it is just one comes to expect speakers to look like that and we forget the purpose of the things is to, you know, sound good]
Interesting that the short [very well done] video is hosted on Part Time Audiophile’s own site, not YouTube. Maybe we should do that as well.
For now, I think I’ll just go through the pictures again.