Acapella at Munich Hiend 2022

The new Hyperion loudspeakers [most notably 15 inch woofers, and reportedly even more efficient than the Apollon speakers] and a prototype of the new Acapella amplifier (the current amplifier is a hybrid – with small gain stage tubes inside – so my guess is this one is too, but the tubes are now easier to change :-)). [I am sure Neli will correct all my mistaken facts and guesses when she reads this, but I wanted to get these photos up tonight :-/]. Acapella is showing at Hifi Deluxe, held at the Marriott in Munich.

Hermann Winters and his partner Alfred Rudolph, of Acapella Audio Arts

Audio Note U.K. Belt-driven CD transport

Audio Note U.K. Belt-driven CD transports are in the works and reports are of significant improvements over the previous level 6 transport [we have the level 5 CDT-five transport, which is amazing…].

Some photos have been posted and we thought they were worth sharing here – because they show the immense lengths and out-of-the-box thinking that goes on at Audio Note [maybe this is why they sound better than what we have heard anywhere else – and cost more too :-)]

The ‘wood’ is panzerholz (which is bulletproof. You know, just in case. But seriously measurements and listening tests show that panzerholz ranks among the very best regarding its acoustical damping characteristics -see Google for more audiophile scuttlebutt). Called Permali at Audio Note because the former name is apparently trademarked.

 

Chillin’ 2

Welcoming a new member to the audiophile Chillin’ community.

Yes, quite a story behind this opportune side-by-side comparison of the similarly priced Acapella “Cellini High” speakers and their “Campanile 2” speakers.

Let’s just say, in my opinion [and I think the others present], in this size of a room (20 feet by 30 feet) the Campanile was better in just about every way and in some ways much better [dynamics, general openness of the sound from bass to midrange].

 

This looks so much more comfortable than putting our feet up on our glass-top table…

Neli, wearing socks! Also chillin’…