A visit to The Lotus Group this last Christmas

Neli and I drove up to visit (remember those days?) Joe Cohen of the Lotus Group a few days before Christmas. Finally getting around to posting some of the photos we took.

Joe builds Pranawire cables and the Granada loudspeakers and builds and imports a host of modest and not-so-modestly-priced audiophile tweaks and accessories.

https://www.lotusgroupusa.com/

Joe is one of the nicest and unassuming people in high-end audio (and elsewhere) and has an ear for that special magic we can get from a highly tuned hifi system.

Joe and Neli talking about some turntable doohickey or something… This is a snapshot of the video I recorded, a video which did not come out so well [but I may end up posting it sometime on YouTube anyway – it just looks like I had been drinking a lot of coffee?]

The Granada speakers featuring Feastrex field coil drivers

The Granada speakers featuring Feastrex field coil drivers

The Granada speakers featuring Feastrex field coil drivers

The Granada speakers featuring Feastrex field coil drivers

The Granada speakers featuring Feastrex field coil drivers (rear view)

Some yummy Pranawire cables [please ask Joe about what the accessories are – this is a highly tuned system]

 

Hope you all enjoyed this view of someone else’s system for a change 🙂

Added a 3rd stereo system here at Audio Federation

In addition to our large system, which you may be familiar with,

 

with the Acapella Apollon loudspeakers and Audio Note Gaku-On power amplifiers… [we just added the little EMM Labs NS1 streamer there on the top right shelf of the HRS VXR rack]

 

… and in addition to our interestingly popular small Audio Note system (with large 82 inch flatscreen)….

 

We added another, medium Goldilocks system with the Acapella Cellini High loudspeakers and LaMusika power amplifier, EMM Labs DV2 DAC/PRE and Audio Note CDT-5 transport.

Other gear in photo: Audio Note DAC 5 Signature, Audio Note Empress 2A3 amplifiers, Triangle Art turntable and newer Pranawire speaker cables.

Yep, having to make use of all available space, this system is in the dining room. It sound really quite good, if a little bit live-sounding. Thinking of putting a piece of carpet down or something. Yeah, a tube jiggled loose in the Acapella ION (Plasma) tweeter over there on the counter while in transit from the previous owner’s system on the other side of the country. These things happen…

The last piece in the picture is the small, cute Audio Note Zero integrated on the middle shelf of the Rix Rax rack. Neli knows more about this [about everything here] than I do [ which is good… SOMEBODY has to know what’s going on around here 🙂 ].

Specials: Pair Jorma Design No. 2 loudspeaker cables

 

One pair of Jorma Design’s No. 2 loudspeaker cables for sale. 2.5 meters, terminated with WBT spades. Original retail $3460, asking $1750 OBO. Excellent condition, with original carrying case. Original owner has moved house, and these are too short to use in his new listening room.

Description, from the manufacturer:

The No.2 series are built with the technology from the old multiple awarded No.1 series that was in production almost 8 years from 2003 to 2010.

The conductor in the No.2 is made of the purest possible copper. The cable is built up of conductors, which are built up by thin copper threads. The threads are wound around a core made of thin ceramic threads. The purest form of Teflon insulation without any colour additives is used on the outside. The plaited outer coating is also PVC and halogen free. A tightly plaited copper shield lies between the outer coating and the conductors, which is not only for preventing noise and interference, but also as a stabiliser against vibrations and micro phonics.

An original cable with a nice relaxed sound.

We find these cables to be a really good value. Detailed, but musical. Flexible and easy to work with. Nicely made.

More questions: Give Neli a call or text: 303.546.6503, or send us an email: mike+neli@audiofederation.com

Jorma Design No. 2 case.