The Power cable polarity test is essential and ensures your power cable will perform correctly. The IEC connection (shown in the picture) has three openings, which can be related to a triangle. The opening on the right for the Positive (or live) connection. The opening on the left is for the Neutral (or return). And, the opening in the middle is for the Earth (or ground) connection. Continue reading Power cable polarity test→
Testing of the Audiophile Matrix S XLR was a great success. And I am pleased to share the results with you. This cable is the latest in the range of audiophile cables from Perkune. And slotted in-between the Matrix and the reference cables. But, after the test, realised this new cable was almost at the reference level. And offers tremendous value for money in every detail! Continue reading Audiophile Matrix S XLR→
I have entitled this article Audiophile sound and health. I am interested in sound and health. And the image on the right shows the ‘cymatics’, or geometric patterns created in heart cells when applying various sounds. In bio-acoustic sound medicine, sounds are imprinting every cell, and science proves this ancient axiom. Continue reading Audiophile sound and health→
What is the audiophile weakest link? The audiophile weakest link is quite simply the weakest link in the chain of audiophile components. And these components joined together with audio cables. The audio cables can be analogue, digital, optical, USB, to name but a few. And cables constructed to specific standards, such as consumer, Hi-Fi or High-End.Continue reading Audiophile weakest link→
I have just returned from a four-hour listening session at a clients apartment in Vilnius, Lithuania. And want to share information and lessons learned because it proved the power of a suitable audio cable once again! And because of the great results, I have written this post entitled Dali loudspeakers and Scott amplifier.
The temperature was 34 Degrees Celsius, and some might say that it is too hot for Audiophile Power Cable testing. But, I knew there was Air conditioning and hot coffee at my friend’s studio so let the testing begin!
But wait a minute – just what is testing on this day? Is there nothing better to do than play around in a studio on this beautiful summers day?
I want to talk about an essential part of your Hi-fi system, called Audiophile cable burn-in. And, it does not matter what type of audio system you have. Or even the price of your system because everything needs to have a burn-in time. How long should this burn-in process take, and why is it necessary are questions always asked!Continue reading Audiophile cable burn in→
The year was 1969. And, I was visiting the now famous Orange music studios in London, England. I was fortunate to meet Cliff cooper and rode in his 1962 Rolls Royce silver shadow. Cliff was a great person with great vision, But I could never imagine that I would be using an Orange amplifier for Guitar cable testing fifty years later.
One of the biggest questions asked is how to test XLR cables. Today, I visited my colleague Lukas from ‘Garso Namai’, located Kauno g 31, Vilnius, Lithuania. I have tried a few of the latest amplifiers and speakers over the past six months, and always managed to get excellent results. And, today was no exception because we were testing a new amplifier. The M6S PRX Power amplifier from Musical fidelity Continue reading How to test XLR cables→
Audiophile hearing testing is essential when considering an investment in audiophile equipment. And, how well you hear is something overlooked. Because a person always think they hear perfectly. I have been an Audiophile all my life. And I know good hearing is essential. I use a program for Audiophile hearing testing to ensure all is well with my own frequency response. Continue reading Audiophile hearing testing→
Home cinema setup. And, our latest project at Hollywood Amps was a media room set up for a good friend. The room could achieve greatness, but a previous setup using components from a “big box” store left much uncertainty. And, after much deliberation, my friend stated, that carefully selected components could produce the results of an actual movie theatre in the home. Home cinema setupContinue reading Home cinema setup→
An audiophile wrote the Best power cable article. And after a month of testing is the final chapter in a series of power cable comparisons. It was 14/02/2021, and a discussion between friends began about computer performance. Antanas Šėmis is an audiophile and computer builder. And Antanas wants the best sound possible from his computer. The computer used for testing, built by Antanas, resulted from many months searching for the best components available without breaking the bank! Continue reading The Best power cable→
The Audiophile power cables test startedon 14/02/2021. And, an article called ‘How to improve computer sound’ was written. The computer was hand-built in Vilnius, Lithuania, by an expert who is an audiophile. And, he always wants the best sound from his laptop. I met Antanas Šėmis in the summer of 2020, and we have developed a good relationship. But, it was only this year, I discovered his real passion for music. Continue reading Audiophile power cable test→
The Triangle Borea Bro3 bookshelf speakers are an outstanding achievement from Triangle. And, today, I had the pleasure of seeing and hearing how capable these speakers were. I was invited to the showroom ‘Garso Namai’, located Kauno g 31, Vilnius, Lithuania, owned by Lucas Svedas, and ready to be impressed?
Reference 2 and Matrix comparison. The Matrix Power cable is a top-class cable. Today I wanted to see just how good the Reference 2 power cable compared to the Matrix. That was the plan, so I contacted my trusty colleague Lukas from ‘Garso Namai’, located in Kauno g. 31 Vilnius, Lithuania, to see if he had some time to help with my task! Today was my lucky day because Lukas said ‘yes’ if I came straight over and would love to help. So without further ado, I was with Lukas within thirty minutes. Continue reading Reference 2 Matrix comparison→
Sound Blaster AE-9 improved – At the intersection where today’s cutting-edge audiophile technology meets 30 years of Sound Blaster processing experience. And, Paying homage to the audio enhancement legacy and a never-ending thirst to explore the possibilities of audio, the Sound Blaster AE-9 is quite simply the best PCI-e sound card made. Continue reading Sound Blaster AE-9 improved→
The KEF Wireless II is more than a high-performance loudspeaker. And, it’s the perfect all-in-one speaker system. Relieving every detail of your favourite music, which you stream from any source thanks to wireless compatibility with AirPlay 2, Chrome-cast and more.
Anyone, getting a cable for interfacing a video device to a display will tell you that there are many cable types in the market. And, you may be wondering which one will be the best for your needs. The proliferation of cable types for interfacing for a video device, such as a projector, monitor, or television, can be attributed to the growing demand for high-definition devices and higher resolution monitors. Audio/Video Cable informationAudio/Video Cable informationContinue reading Audio/Video Cable information→
Audiophile cable difference and what does that mean? And is there a noticeable difference between cables? I have my way of listening and am happy to share my listening technique. I have excellent results working with colleagues because my simple method works! The first question to ask is what is an audiophile cable. And, how does it differ from an audio cable? A question, that, only you can answer by trying the cable yourself!
A story of Cheetahs because I love animals and a cheetah fascinates me. I imagined this story because I believe in the friendship between people and animals. A man tames two cheetahs, which will save the life of a village. Find out how and why.
Julien has been attending the School of Cerebral Palsy since kindergarten, in St. Gallen (we live in Switzerland), where he can stay until he is 18.
We are entering the process of choosing a “professional” direction, and I see the path getting darker. Julien wants to become a drawer, swimmer, or diver as water is his favourite element. And, a most enjoyable read to people of all ages!
Home cinema package, created to enable a person to enjoy better performance. The home cinema is now a trendy item as people are certainly spending more time at home than in the previous year. I think 2021 will see a more significant increase in the home cinema system as people slowly change their lifestyles and adjust to the future. Continue reading Home Cinema package→
The Porsche 911 turbo and Porsche Carrera RS are two of the most respected and sought after cars in the world today. I owned the Porsche 911 turbo a few years ago. And, recently was able to drive the Porsche 911 Carrera RS and happy to share my impressions of the cars with you.Continue reading Porsche 911 turbo / Carrera RS→
I was invited, by a good friend to test Bowers & Wilkins 603 S2 Anniversary Edition loudspeakers. And, what a great experience it was. The powerful 603 S2 Anniversary Edition combines the accuracy and transparency of the acclaimed Continuum™ mid-range cone. And, two dedicated bass drivers. Also, featuring upgraded crossovers for even more clarity and a unique trim-ring. Celebrating its status, the 603 S2 Anniversary Edition is the most sophisticated affordable floor-standing loudspeaker ever made.Continue reading 603 S2 Anniversary Testing→
Apple Thunderbolt 2 upgrade is a true story which, started 13th October 2020. And, lasted until the 10th of December 2020.
I was asked by a new contact if I could make up an Apple Thunderbolt 2 cable which would work better than the original Apple cable. I wrote back and said that I was happy to give it a go! Continue reading Apple Thunderbolt 2 upgrade→
The Taga Harmony PC-5000 conditioner is undoubtedly a device which is worth attention. Its most significant advantage is that it has four independent groups of outputs—two for each group, used for power filtering of dedicated devices. And, from the very first moments of listening, you could hear a distinctive change in the high-frequency range. Also, in the reproduced stereo image. The treble became more gentle and smooth, but without loss of dynamics. The effect was as if the Taga Harmony PC-5000 got rid of background noises. And, specific sounds placed over much cleaner sound layers. Generally, the stereophony gained more breath, and the individual tones became slightly more transparent. Also, when I played from a vinyl record, the sound became cleaner with better-controlled bass. Author: Hi-Fi Class – BEST BUY, 21-July-2020.
The Arcam SA30, Class G Intelligent Integrated Amplifier. And, sounds like something from ‘way into the future’. But, after looking and listening, I will say. The Arcam SA30 amplifier is certainly a big step ahead in the market place. And, I enjoyed the fact, the amplifier does everything necessary for total convenience. Continue reading Arcam SA30 amplifier→
November 12th, 2020 and was a day to remember. And, what was there to remember you may ask? The sound was coming for a pair of Acoustic-energy AE520 loudspeakers. And, so welcome Audiophile Cables Online!
I was visiting my friend Lukas at his studio. And, was to listen to his latest additions. I was delighted to have been invited to check the Acoustic-energy AE520 loudspeakers for performance and my sonic impressions. Continue reading Acoustic-energy AE520 loudspeakers→
Another exciting day, because I was able to hear the latest Denon AVC-X3700H home cinema AV amplifier. Which, has prompted me to write this ‘Denon AVC-X3700H and silver cables article. This 9.2 channel 8K AV Amplifier with 180W per channel fully supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X and IMAX Enhanced, as well as the latest HDMI specifications such as 8K/60Hz, 4K/120Hz** pass-through, VRR, ALLM, Dynamic HDR, HDR10+ and eARC support. Continue reading Denon AVC-X3700H and silver cables→
What is meant by Digital cable difference and why should there be a difference between one Digital cable and another Digital cable? Digital cable difference
I went to visit ‘Garso Namai’, located Kauno g 31, Vilnius, Lithuania and owned by Lucas Svedas. I have seen Lucas on several occasions and always enjoyed his company as he has excellent experience working with new components. But, this was just a little bit different as we would be testing the difference that an audio cable can make to the sound of a system.Digital cable differenceContinue reading Digital cable difference→
The first thing I want to talk about when writing this Audio cable Information is what a person can hear. And, many people are unable to listen to all of the musical information. Because the way the ears are positioned on the face. The person in the picture is fortunate because his ears allow him to receive the full range of musical information. Only applies, if inner ears are undamaged. Continue reading Audio cable Information→
Naim audio with Reference cables – What does Naim audio with Reference cables mean? Read on, and I will explain ~ Naim Audio is a great company who make great-sounding components. And, today I was able to test the Naim Nait XS-2 integrated amplifier (connected as a pre-amp), Naim Hi-cap power filter and Naim NAP-250 power amplifier. And, hence the Naim audio with Reference cables article.
Are reference Bi-wire speaker cables a good investment for a two-channel audio system even if the other components in the signal path are less than the reference level? To find out, I reached out to professional sound engineer Paul Goodwin of Perkune audiophile cables in Lithuania. Paul, a former live-sound man, has a lifetime of experience in accurately reproducing the technical accuracy of sound. In fact, he was already working on perfect sound reproduction back when a young fellow named Jimi was still playing a Stratocaster on stage in the ’60s. Continue reading Reference Bi-wire speaker cable→
The Naim audio Supernait 3 is the latest creation from Naim audio. And, I had an opportunity to listen in great detail whilst visiting my friend’s showroom.
The showroom is ‘Garso Namai’, located Kauno g 31, Vilnius, Lithuania, and owned by Lucas Svedas. I have visited Lucas on several occasions and always enjoyed his company as he has excellent experience working with new components.Continue reading Naim audio Supernait 3 Testing→
How to improve your sounds, or rather I should say your system sound. An audio system can look great, especially when placed in a correctly treated listening room. Because of the care taken to make it look so good, one would assume that it certainly would sound the best that it could. But, this is where so many people fall. And I want to share with you this story.Continue reading How to improve your sounds→
I am introducing the Audiophile ‘Separate’ speaker cables. And, is the result of listening and testing a variety of loudspeaker cables over the past four years. The Reference ‘Separate’ is where two separate lengths of cable feed each speaker—one for the positive and one for the negative connection. And, configured for single-wire or Bi-wire connections.
The Reference ‘Separate’ is a three-meter cable and configured for Bi-wire or single wire operation. The connections are Rhodium-plated and very easy to work. The difference about this cable is that I am using one cable for the positive side and one cable for the negative side of the loudspeaker. And, because of the increase in performance heard, I decided to take the Reference Separate to three audiophile friends to get their opinions.Continue reading The Reference ‘Separate’→
Well Paul, as I and others have said before, you have DONE IT AGAIN! So, here is my review of the Reference Speaker and Power Cables.
First off let me start by saying music and listening to music is an emotional experience for me as it takes me back to simpler times, triggers fond memories from times past and just the pure pleasure of listening.
The AudioQuest Thunder is a power cable produced by a company that spent many years in the audio industry. AudioQuest provides a range of products aimed at improving your audio system sound. And, I decided (with the help of a colleague) to make a comparison between the AudioQuest Thunder and the Perkune three-meter Reference power cable.Continue reading AudioQuest Thunder→
A question always asked about cables and Power cords during a discussion. Is there a difference in the performance of a Power cord regarding the Power cord length. And, so I decided to do some Power cord testing in four different audio systems to answer this question because of the situation when coming to determine what Power cable to buy.Continue reading Power cord difference ~→
There is a right way and a wrong way to install an audio cable. It can be an HDMI cable, a Loudspeaker cable, an Interconnect cable or any audio cable you are using in your sound system. And, the Audio cable direction, is chosen when the audio cables used the first time. Many people who say it makes no difference at all in cable direction. But, we are all entitled to our own opinion.Continue reading Audio cable direction→
Audiophiles welcome, and I will tell you the Supreme XLR audiophile cable is a complex, cable. Combined with double shielding provides sensitive audio signals with the best possible protection. And, reduces external interferences to a minimum. The ‘PE’ insulation and ‘AirGap’ tube reduce unwanted capacitance, enabling the signal source to work efficiently. And, brings you more excitement in your music!Continue reading Audiophiles welcome→
The Extreme Headphone cable is beautiful — also, an extension cable. Assembled with silver-plated, oxygen-free multi-core conductors, ‘AirGap’ technology, and aluminium foil shielding. These techniques significantly reduce interference from other components and cabling. Continue reading The Extreme Headphone cable→
I am pleased to introduce The AirDream HDMI cable. And, indeed, a big step above the Ultimate HDMI cable introduced at the beginning of 2019. The AirDream HDMI cable provides transmission of Ultra-sharp images in 4K resolution, perfect 3D models and full HD audio quality. Tripple shielding, plus Aluminium foil and Teflon insulation eliminate external interference. Integrated channel for transmitting network data. Return of the audio signal without the need for an additional audio cable, allowing top-quality audio performance. The AirDream HDMI cableContinue reading The AirDream HDMI cable→
Your system could be upgraded quickly by using ‘Add-ons’. These are aftermarket items and used individually or together. Because these item work, you will hear changes and certainly will be an Audiophile system improvement!
How to improve Bass: And, I have written this blog to help others who share the same opinion as myself.
Because in most cases, it is hard to get the correct amount of Bass and the way you want your system to sound. And, it all comes down to the dreaded crossover! How to improve BassContinue reading How to improve Bass→
Listening and testing take years to know exactly where to place your loudspeakers. I have written this ‘WOLFVONLANGA audiophile set up’ article to help you understand what a difference is made by repositioning your speakers. The sound improvements were very good and we considered the event a great success. Continue reading WOLFVONLANGA audiophile set up→
Tri-wired adapter cables – Many Audiophiles own loudspeakers having three pairs of loudspeaker terminals. One pair for the Bass frequencies. The second pair for the middle frequencies. And the third pair for the upper frequencies. However, with this type of configuration, three sets of loudspeaker cable are required to achieve optimum performance. Unfortunately, the cost can be very high if three sets of audio cables used. Continue reading Tri-wired adapter cable→
The AirDream Copper loudspeaker cable. Designed and constructed by professionals offers an outstanding level of performance. Copper having one of the highest electrical conductivity ratings of all non-precious metals is a perfect choice.
We all hear things differently but there is no mistaking the sound of this cable!
Bi-wire conversion. Do you understand what is meant by Bi-wiring? And what does Bi-wiring does? Because Bi-wiring is the best way to connect your loudspeakers. Unfortunately, many people own loudspeakers (which are capable of accepting a Bi-wire cable), but sadly the loudspeakers are ignored and left with metal bridging plates installed.Continue reading Bi-wire conversion→
Audiophile bass Tannoy Edinburgh. Bass is always a problem in the audiophile world. And this is why I have written this Audiophile bass Tannoy Edinburgh article. A true story, and all part of the learning curve. Know from experience how hard getting the correct amount of bass. And, the excellent sound from the Tannoy Edinburgh. There is either too little bass or not quite enough bass. And a problem to get it just right.Continue reading Audiophile bass Tannoy Edinburgh→
Power cord changed my life—a story of how a Power cord changed my life because I wanted to buy a DVD player. A real breakthrough happened in 1997 as the first DVD player introduced into the marketplace. And my wish to add a DVD player to my system started me down the path to what I am doing now. Which is making great audio cables and helping other to improve their sound!
Audiophile AirGap isolation is a technique using Air to insulate an audio cable. This technique is becoming well known in the industry and used by leading audio cable manufacturing companies. And, the system works, giving a significant performance increase in all areas. Continue reading Audiophile AirGap isolation→
Audiophile loudspeakers. The company known as ‘AudiophileLoudspeakers’, brings together the expertise of five separate companies—all of whom well known in the industry for outstanding quality and service. And now, all products and services are available under one roof.
Audiophile cable interconnects review. For the third time, I have been describing the audio cables of the Lithuanian manufacture Perkune Audiophile Cables, run by Mr Paul Goodwin. First, the interconnects, a line of “Pro” series. And second, the speaker cables with a length of three-meters. It is not a coincidence that I am informing about the size of the loudspeaker cables, that these are just three-meters. Continue reading Audiophile cable interconnects review→
Audiophile loudspeaker cable review. In September this year, I received a package from Vilnius, Lithuania directly from Perkune Audiophile Cables – Mr Paul Goodwin. I am writing this Audiophile loudspeaker cable review. I will mention that I have tested and described Pauls cables, and a few of them used in my Hi-fi audio system. Why? Because they sound great, they deliver a beautiful sound with a lot of tonal advancement. Continue reading Audiophile loudspeaker cable review→
Best bi-wired speaker cable. For the past three months, I have been testing the difference between crossover cables. And, from the results found, I have written this Best bi-wired speaker cable article. Continue reading Best bi-wired speaker cable→
Red loudspeakers tested. One day, I asked if I would like to visit a friend who had something he knew I would love to see. A pair of Tannoy Red loudspeakers in Lockwood cabinets! I am living in Vilnius, Lithuania. And, very fortunate to meet people who have the knowledge and talent to build beautiful audio componentsContinue reading Tannoy Red loudspeakers tested→
How to use Solar power. I am always looking for ways to improve the sound from my audio system. And when you read this ‘ How to use solar power ‘ may seem a bit far-fetched. I started experimenting a couple of years ago but, turns out it works! Continue reading How to use Solar power→
Over the years, I have owned many Tannoy Loudspeakers and will say Music with Tannoy 3818 driver does sound amazing. And, As a result, I decided I would use the same Loudspeakers for testing audiophile cables. Continue reading Music with Tannoy 3818 driver→
Tannoy, which is better? One of the most respected and sought after loudspeakers in the world made by Tannoy. And, in my opinion, produce the best sounding loudspeakers for all musical needs. Continue reading Tannoy which is better→
Burn-in a power cable. Last week, I wrote an article which caused a great deal of interaction between people with Facebook groups. And, people on this website. Which, showed me people do not understand, the aspect of time and effect it has on cables.
Tannoy red loudspeakers are Great. It all started with a phone call. And I was asked if I would like to visit a friend who had something special. My friend told me that I would be able to hear a pair of Tannoy red loudspeakers in Lockwood cabinets.
The power-amps and preamp were hand made, but I just had to close my eyes and listen. What could I say to that? Apart from, a big fat yes,
Tannoy is the Best speaker made. And. The Best value speakers, amplifiers and turntables can be found in different places. But, it does take, a bit of searching. And, I would like to share with you a few items you may wish to consider when looking to upgrade, and good quality used audio equipment will always sound the best. But, you never know the history. And, what the equipment has been subjected to and therefore, why is it for sale. I will point you in the direction of some people, whom I have dealt with over the years. And, can recommend them to you 100%.
The best cables for hi-fi speakers are often in a place you have never heard. There are so many loudspeaker-cable manufactures virtually impossible for you to find them all. I am writing, ‘best cables for hi-fi speakers’, to give you a heads up on some of the companies whom I have known for many years. And, I know you will also, also find them friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
Burn in a loudspeaker cable. A very debated subject and the overall feeling is that yes there is a burn-in or break-in period for all types of cables. I would also like to say at this point that there is also a burn-in or break-in period for anything having electrical components! Continue reading Burn in loudspeaker cable→
Great tricks tips for audio are always welcome. And can make a massive difference to the sound heard at loudspeakers!
The Direction of flow is the very first thing you check. And, it applies to every Interconnect and loudspeaker cable because there is a right way and a wrong way. But, some people say it does not make any difference in the direction. And, I just want to tell you to have to try for yourself, OK?
Static electricity – Sound killer. Is this true? And, can I say, Static electricity – Sound killer? A topic that is never really explored when it comes to audio. I am going to tell you a little about static and how this can affect the performance of your audio system. Continue reading Static electricity Sound killer→
Great cables from Perkune. Every manufacturer has a favourite component in the field they specialise. And, so in my case, this is it. My favourite cable because it looks good, feels good and sounds great. And, every audiophile’s requirement.Continue reading Great cables from Perkune→
The Speaker position for great sound is a story about a beautiful system; I set up in Vilnius, Lithuania. And, the loudspeakers are the “WOLFVONLANGA” open baffle design. This article will show you how I got the best sound by positioning the loudspeakers and re-positioning the loudspeakers. Continue reading Speaker position for great sound→
I will say these New speaker cables are great. And are only here because of a request. Audiophiles are building systems placed in larger listening rooms. And wanting flexibility but still retain the same audiophile quality. And I am constantly improving how the cables are finished, and always make sure the cables are suitable in length for the purpose.
Great new Audiophile interconnect. We have been working on this for the past few months. And, designed to bring more information from the music to the listener. The Interconnect is available either RCA or XLR connections. I expect the first thing you will ask is why it is 1.3 meters in length as this is a figure that has never used before. Continue reading Great new Audiophile interconnect→
Interconnect review Ludwig Hegel “For many audiophiles; this may be on the end of the search for the optimal sound” This was the end quote by Ludwig Hegel. Paul Goodwin emphasises that the cables represent such a high level of technical sophistication to the sound, a more expensive line is not needed. In other words, the wires produced by Perkune can optimally bring, show and highlight tones, with even the most costly hi-fi, for they are selected and built, it will fit perfectly and complement almost any sound. Continue reading Interconnect review→
The Tannoy 3818 driver is one of the best sounding drivers that I have ever heard. I consider it the best driver for testing all types of Audiophile cables. The Tannoy 3818 speaker and the range of the drivers are extensive, and so much information heard. Continue reading Tannoy 3818 the best for testing→
How do you get value? When it comes to the cost of a specific item, it depends mostly on what the article is. The question to ask is, do you need that item and why? The next question is to ask is, do you want this item and can you afford to buy it?
Electric guitar by BURNS. A British company called Burns Guitars made the very first electric guitar that I owned in England. And, the model was the Burns Jazz guitar. The guitar was Green burst in colour and had the most beautiful maple neck with amazing low action. And, even after all these years, I can still remember playing it!Continue reading Electric guitar by Burns→
Audiophile cable love. The picture is an audiophile four-meter loudspeaker cables. The latest cable (as I write) produced and has emerged because of a customer request. It is the customer’s feedback, interaction communication and requests that keep things alive at Perkune! Continue reading Audiophile cable love→
Cable burn-in makes better. It does not matter if the new cable is a Loudspeaker cable, an interconnect cable or a power cord. Each cable one needs a certain amount of playing time before it warms up, so the listener can hear the correct sound.
Bass is always a problem in the audiophile world, and it is tough to get the correct amount of Bass and the way that you want it to sound. There is either too little Bass of either too much Bass. And it really can be a massive problem for the Audiophile to get it just right. I am writing because I had an email from a contact of mine in the Tannoy group. And, was asking some questions. And, so thought it could be useful information for other Tannoy followers. Bass improved in Tannoy Ed’sContinue reading Bass improved in Tannoy Ed’s→
Jaguar E-type 1963 FHC. I used to work offshore in the Norwegian sector of the North sea. And, became very friendly with one of the rigs divers. Barry was an enormous car enthusiast and had owned this car from new. Barry wanted to get a more recent model and said I could buy the car for 600 pounds. Continue reading Jaguar E-type 1963 FHC→
I had been driving Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, E-type Jaguar, And, also had many other sports cars that were available. But, had never owned a Maserati. I was driving past one of my friend’s garages, and I saw the Maserati sitting in the showroom. And, so I pulled in to have a look. And, so I have written The Maserati was dead, blog so that, you will see the problems! Continue reading The Maserati was dead!→
Porsche best but Ferrari club? And, just what do I mean? A picture of a Ferrari Testarossa owned by ‘Ferrari of Denmark Club’ president Peter. And, next to the Ferrari, a Porsche 911 turbo 450 BHP, owned by myself.
The Ferrari story – It was 1970, and I lived in the United Kingdom in a small village called Acle. I was always messing around with cars and just loved them (as most of us did in those days). A friend of mine owned the village garage, and so I was always over helping him. And, also doing things to the cars that I was repairing. Continue reading Ferrari and my first was red→
Me, in 1970 playing with my group which was called “Staircase” why this name you ask? Because, we were on the way up – or so we thought at the time! I have been playing the guitar and working with music since the seventies. And, now have something positive that I wish to share with you how Guitar players Improve sound.Continue reading Guitar players Improve sound→
New three-meter studio cable. Christmas 2015, I introduced a two-meter recording studio cable. This cable gave excellent results and was well received. I am always making improvements, and because of success in testing, I have now introduced a three-meter version but now is a better cable!Continue reading New three-meter studio cable→
Two better than one?. A Two-meter Interconnect cable is longer than a one-meter Interconnect cable. And, would it be fair to say, a two-meter Interconnect cable would sound better? So is it one or two. The Two-meter interconnect cable that we have just finished testing. And will be introduced to the Perkune range of cables very soon.Continue reading Two better than one?→
An interesting article concerning your listening room. The importance of the correct placement of your loudspeakers. I have spent years looking at so many beautiful systems, but when the proud owner fires up his plan, it becomes apparent how far out of ‘Focus’ the loudspeakers are. Hence Room for loudspeaker placement. Continue reading Room for loudspeaker placement→
Bigger and better is a question asked. And, I decided to do an experiment. The latest loudspeaker cable to be introduced is an excellent opportunity to get involved with the Perkune range. And, was a customer request and yet again, never planned – I LOVE this business! Continue reading Bigger and better→
Versus Audio Digital Transport, is a Music Player created with a single purpose – provide an accurate and high-quality playback of digital audio files. And, achieved through special Linux-based software, finely tuned to work in perfect harmony.
I think every piece of music appreciated by the listener is so important. A selection of music can take days, months or maybe just a few hours to write. And, the age of the composer can vary. Any person who has the ability can compose and perform the music at any age. Continue reading Every piece of music appreciated→
Dreams – never give. Dreams are a series of pictures, events, emotions, sensations which can be good or bad. But, never know what to expect. How often do you dream? And how many of the dream do you remember? Also, are you affected by your dreams? And what is the purpose of your dreams? Dreams – never give up!
Custom made cables. And, is one of the two-three and a half meter USB Custom made cables which were ordered by a customer in Norway. And, will use it in his audio system. One of the components used in his system is the AyreQB9 DAC.
The Ayre Q9 is regarded by many audiophiles to be the very best DAC that has ever been produced by Ayre. I have personally heard this beautiful DAC in operation, and I am very impressed!Continue reading Custom made cables→
Founded by Guy Fountain in 1926, Tannoy loudspeakers are for me, and always will be. Tannoy is an excellent company who produce the best sound drivers anywhere in the world. And, for my ears. Because I consider they are the best value loudspeakers available today. And, Tannoy loudspeakers for meContinue reading Tannoy loudspeakers for me→
Recording studio cables. Just before Christmas, I received a pair of audio cables for my Recording studio, and now I have decided to write a review. I noticed people buying them for hi-end home audiophile systems. I wanted mine for Recording studio monitoring, which does quite the opposite. And to be frank, I was not sure if these cables were going to do the job! Continue reading Recording studio cable→
Perkune in 2015. I would like to share with you, a few of the things that have happened to me since I began working with Perkune audiophile cables in October 2015. Below is the very first blog that I wrote on my website in November 2015.Continue reading Perkune in 2015→
.The Power of a cord. I arrived at my friend’s house and greeted with a warm welcome. As I entered I could hear the familiar sound of his system, but now it sounded much better, and I said: “man that sounds good” So many things have happened since I saw my friend and I had a much better understanding of his requirements!Continue reading The Power of a cord→
Sound of music better is the title, and I want to share with you a true story that happened to me while I was in England. And. I did not realise at that time just what a difference a sound could make to my life. It started, but I guess we could call it a quirk of fate, and as they say, some things meant to be. I had no idea that from a simple meeting, which was the result of an eBay transaction, I would be MD of Perkune audiophile cables just over a year later! Continue reading Sound of music better→
The new three-meter power cord tested. And, ready to be added to the range of cables. The Funny thing is, this power cord never planned because it was a customer request. Bu,t after testing, I found it sounded better than the two-meter power cord!
Do you like high-quality vintage audio? I know that I certainly do. And, I think the sound produced from vintage audio equipment is simply the best. Good quality audio equipment that has been used and is second hand is often tough to find. Because you never know the history. And, therefore, why is it for sale.
To hear the Vinyl sounds’ coming to you from the other room makes your heart race. The smell from a Vinyl, as you remove it from its sleeve makes you sigh because Vinyl sounds beautiful.
The feel of the vinyl, as you place it on the turntable is something that not easily forgotten. One of my friends just returned from America and invited me to his house to listen to his system. Now, with the addition of a new tube amplifier. He wanted me to hear how his Vinyl sounds – or so I thought!Continue reading Vinyl sounds beautiful→
Audio experience never to forget. I was to listen to a system, which had been constructed by a gentleman from Russia. And, what a fantastic set up it was. The Tanny Reds are one of the best Tannoy ever made. And, this certainly was an audio experience never to forget! Continue reading Audio experience never to forget→
Cryogenic treated cables. I am always trying to find a way for a person to hear a better sound from their audio cables. And, because over the years, I have learned that it is the cables that influence the music you hear from your loudspeakers.
You are choosing audio systems. The first thing that you have to do when selecting a more extensive stereo system is to ask yourself what exactly do you want to achieve. Are you planning to move from one room to your present home to a more important place? Or are you planning to relocate and will have a larger listening room at your new residence.
Question what to look for, and Just precisely, what do you want, when are you choosing a different system? And, who do you ask? I hope my ‘Question what to look for?’ will help you choose wisely. Because we certainly have different requirements and also another hearing. And, our hearing is one of the biggest problems we face when involved with audio.
I have spent hours talking to people about what to look for when buying an audio system. And, so I thought it could be a good idea to share my knowledge and ideas with you.
The Old school where to start? Allow me to begin with your listening room because this is the first place. Even before thinking about filling your room with equipment. Because of the importance of allowing the space to be receptive to your needs. Continue reading Old school where to start?→
Audio Gourmet show two – and I hope you enjoyed the first part. And, my second day at the show. And, It was more of the exciting and not so everyday items which are called High-end. And what is hi-end? Yes, how and where do you draw the line? Is Hi-end that good or just a money-making scam Continue reading Audio Gourmet Show Two→
The Audio Gourmet Show. Beautiful is the word that springs to mind as I entered the ‘Radisson Blu’ hotel in Vilnius, Lithuania. Everything set up perfectly, and the atmosphere was ‘electric’. And, as I walked into the first room, I thought to myself, I believe, will find something special. Continue reading Audio Gourmet Show→
Guitarists hear a difference – Let me first go back to the ’70s where I was a guitar player and would drive my mother mad with all the noise I used to make in my bedroom (as many of us did in those days!)
Tannoy 15″ Challenge – OB/300 litre. Tannoy makes some of the world’s best loudspeakers or “Drivers” as called. One of the most exciting drivers that Tannoy ever made was the Tannoy GRF Memory, and so I decided to have a Challenge using this driver.Continue reading Tannoy 15″ Challenge→
Bigger is better. The picture shows a pair of Tannoy Edinburgh SE that set up in my listening room to evaluate the performance about three months ago. The Tannoys were in excellent condition and perfect working order. And, ideal size and fitted very well into my Listening room. I have listed the specifications for you below.Continue reading Bigger is better→
Open Baffle is excellent and, becoming more popular. And, always, a good topic for discussion between audiophiles. I have noticed, recently, OB seems to be rearing its head, and people are taking notice. And, so, I decided to build a system for myself, so I could find out what I could hear. And would I like what I heard?
I had the time to do this, and knew I could find everything I needed locally. So off I went and returned a few hours later to start my build.
Old or new amplifier? When I started listening to music in the ’70s, I had a Leek valve amplifier and loved the sound it produced. When I played my guitar, it was through a Vox AC 30 valve amplifier, and again I loved the sound it made. What do you think is the best? Should I buy an old or a new amplifier or just be content with what I have.
Cryogenic treatment for cables. There are so many reports and articles relating to cryogenics on items we use in Industrial and domestic life. I am interested in sound and whether or not I could improve the quality of sound. But be careful, because if you do too much treatment, you can find your sound could lose some ‘Air’ and upper details!Continue reading Cryogenic treatment→
Which way is correct? Yes, the suitable old power cord and there certainly is a right and a wrong way for the power cord to the plugin. You must get the positive supply to the correct point on your equipment and to do this is very easy. And, all you need is a test light or test screwdriver.Continue reading Which way is correct?→
Burn-in for audio cables, is it fact or fiction? And, I would like to state there is also a burn-in or break-in period for anything having electrical components. It is to do with the actual cable you use as when new has no directionality. And, by running a current through it for a few days gives it a direction and straightens out all the obstructions. But, as with everything on this earth, you have to try for your self. And, you will hear the difference after only a few days, because ‘Burn-in’ is essential, and certainly not fiction! Continue reading Burn-in for audio cables→
Four – was it Quadrophonic? The sound of the seventies – Can you remember many years ago when we had the stereo LP and then along came to the CD. Then along came the fantastic quadrophonic LP and what a revelation that was. Instead of two speakers, there were four speakers!Continue reading Four – was it Quadrophonic?→