•September 18, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Now that I have been enjoying the new Shindo Laboratory Vosne Romanee L for a few hundred hours, I thought it high time I would describe this new preamplifier. This model, sans a phono circuit, sits side-by-side with the legendary Vosne-Romanee.
Describing the musical experience in prose is somewhat elusive a task.
I guess I could write about the realistic musical scale, startling dynamics, lucid, vivid presence, tension and communicative interplay between musicians; the realistic ebb & flow, tonal & textural realism and other qualities which will envelop you…
But, I won’t..
On the other hand, I suppose I could discuss the enormous output transformers, choice new old stock vacuum tubes and components, beautiful point to point wired circuit and quality construction…
I won’t belabor the obvious – the new Vosne Romanee L is a special product from Shindo Laboratory.
Contact me to arrange a listening session…
…relax after a hard days night…
•July 18, 2014 • 2 Comments
I am proud to introduce the new Auditorium 23 Hommage Ken Loudspeaker.
A collaboration between friends Keith Aschenbrenner and Ken Shindo.
The speaker cabinets internal ‘labyrinth construction’ was designed by Ken Shindo, and utilized here with his permission shortly before his passing. This collaboration, as well as knowledge acquired by Keith Aschenbrenner through years of successful speaker design, is distilled into this project.
The handsome cabinet is constructed of solid cherry wood and exudes a quality and craftsmanship as expected from Auditorium 23 Loudspeakers.
With the availability of the extraordinary LM 755A Alnico Driver (A faithful replica of the rare and renowned 8″ Western Electric 755 driver) in conjunction with the Hommage Ken cabinetry, the true essence of Shindo Laboratory products can be appreciated.
Pitch Perfect Audio now has various solutions based around the LM 755 drivers.
We will be receiving our demonstration pair of A23 Hommage Ken Loudspeakers when they are available.
Please inquire for pricing. Availability 2~ months.
•June 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Introducing the new LM Audio CD Player, model LM-515CD.
Like all LM Audio products, the LM-515CD performs at a sonic level beyond the reach of other audio products at these price points. It is a welcome addition to the Gold Series of products.
LM-515 CD player provides a choice between CD and USB input, easily selectable via the front panel, and is capable of sampling rates of 32bit 44.1KHz to 192KHz.
The ability to utilize your computer’s music library via USB input or dropping in a CD to quickly play some tunes will be appreciated by those with a large CD library.
I was happy to hear the ESS9016 dac chip has been chosen, which is the same dac chip in their superb standalone DAC, the LM502CA.
The popular Sony CD transport is being utilized for reliability. Additionally, digital output is available via AES/EBU, BNC, OPTICAL, COXIAL.
Photo courtesy of LM Audio
•May 19, 2014 • 2 Comments
Now on demonstration, the new Shindo Laboratory Partager preamplifier!
Bold and refreshing, Partager will envelop you with it’s tonal beauty. A superb phono circuit (MM input) and 3 line level inputs allow a full range of source components to be enjoyed. To enable the use of moving coil phono cartridges, I recommend the Auditorum 23 Step Up Transformer.
The Shindo Partager sit between the ever popular Aurieges and Monbrison models in the Shindo Laboratory preamp line up.
As with all Shindo Laboratory products, each one is hand crafted utilizing carefully chosen components and vacuum tubes within a unique circuit designed from the ground up by Shindo Labs.
•April 14, 2014 • 3 Comments
Cost effective space heaters and highly proficient music makers: The awesome Line Magnetic Integrated Amplifier models from left to right, 219IA aka ‘The Beast’, 501IA, 210IA (rear), 211IA (front), 518IA, 218IA.
There is sure to be a model for your budget and speaker selection. Come listen!
•April 4, 2014 • 2 Comments
My first regularly scheduled Greenhaus music night will be this April 19th. Doors will be open for an informal evening of enjoying tunes and camaraderie at my new shop in Los Angeles. Visit anytime that is convenient, between the hours of 6-10pm~.
Feel free to bring a record (or two) to share with others! Beverages and snacks will be served.
Going forward these will be a low-key get-togethers where we can hang, listen to some music and relax. Perhaps transcend both space and time. It won’t be a time for formal demonstrations of various components, but I will typically have different gear playing each month.
I feel this would be a good introduction to products I represent without setting up a more formal appointment.
Why did I coin it Greenhaus Music Night? Simple: California, warm climate, music.. perhaps being played on warm green tube audio equipment.. why not? ;-)
Come on down..! If you can’t it make this month, no worries, see you next month. No RSVP necessary, although please do email me if you plan to bring a dozen friends – I only have so much space…!
Future dates: 3rd Saturday of each month from 6-10pm (unless otherwise noted here or on my Facebook page)
Note: Moving forward from this post, monthly reminders will only be on my Facebook page – in the events section.