Wonderfully detailed in-depth tour of Audio Note UK

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.

Audio Note listening room – August 2017

Audio Note UK “AN-E SEC Signature” loudspeakers, “Kegon” amplifiers, “Soro Phono SE” integrated, “M2 Line Balanced” preamplifier, EMM Labs “XDS1”, Rix Rax equipment rack

This is a small room. 10 feet 9 inches by 9 feet 10 inches. It actually works really well, but there is only room for two chairs 🙂

JFYI it is our belief that the little cat figurine does not affect the sound negatively… or positively, either 😉