David Robinson of Positive Feedback has published a very comprehensive report on his 4 month experience with a Tidal Presencio/Impulse Mono/Agoria system. This was a system review of some effort and magnitude, made possible by the skill and industriousness of Doug White who retails Tidal Audio in the USA. Judging by the text, the Tidal system certainly did the business and proved itself as true first rank performer of the very highest order. Read the full article here. "TIDAL has produced a system of supreme elegance, with fit and finish that I've not seen bettered by any [...]
Lotus wishes everyone a fab Christmas break and a peaceful and properous New Year. See you in 2017 !
Just into the UK after the USA launch is the low cost Highfidelity Cables CT1 'REVEAL' RCA interconnect. This is Rick Schultz's latest product and his attempt at shaking up the sub £1000 cable market. What he has set out to do is make an interconnect that is startlingly inexpensive compared to its peers. From the outside it looks as though some new materials and construction methodology has been implemented to create a magnetic conduction interconnect at more palatable raw manufacturing cost. The original CT1 line of interconnects employ a very complicated RCA plug and this new REVEAL cable seems [...]
An interesting product launch for existing Entreq users. The innovative company from Sweeden have now developed K2 and Everest end caps for your grounding boxes. These are priced at £150 and £200 each respectively. They replace the regular end caps on your grounding boxes and the upgrade in transparency, clarity and noise floor is quite startling for such a simple and inexpensive product. If you currently ground your speaker terminals then their effect is even more impressive. To give you an idea, Entreq say that a basic Minimus with a K2 or Everest will outperform a [...]
At the Munich Highend show 2016, the all new SS-103 signature stereo power amp from Vitus was certainly getting plenty of attention. This is a further development of the SS-102 which itself started life as the venerable SS-101 over 10 years ago now. The SS-103 incorporates trickle down technology and improvements from the £71,000 Masterpiece stereo amp and also has a few firsts up its sleeve as far as Vitus amplification goes. The most important of these is the addition of a switchable mode which can be set to either 'Classic Vitus' for the rich, refined delivery [...]
I am hugely excited to bring you something completely unique and exclusive to UK shores, the culmination of several years of meticulous planning and negotiation, a fortuitous 'aligning of the planets' and certainly the single largest investment LOTUS HIFI has ever made. From Koln in Germany, I present the exquisite, impassioned, profound world of Jörn Janczak - an industry Holy Grail, my own personal sonic reference, a brand which I have coveted for many many years. In partnership with distributors Kog Audio, I am immensely proud to announce LOTUS HIFI as the exclusive sole retailer in the [...]
Hi guys, just to announce that Vitus's slot in DAC module for the multi-award winning RI-100 integated amp is finally here. Myself and UK importers Kog Audio are quite frankly astonished by the level of performance we are getting from this thing. The DAC module essentally turns the RI-100 integrated into a fully fledged control centre ... just add speakers for a truly incredible sound for this sort of pricepoint. The module costs just £2000 and slots into your RI-100 in a simple 15 minute install. It has four digital inputs - USB (dsd64), spdif & Aes (24/192), Toslink - [...]
Entreq Grounding system has been awarded Most Wnated by Stereo Times. "I've spent a lot of time, money and effort attempting to address various noises and suddenly came to the realization that isolating platforms, acoustic enhancement devices, great cabling and AC conditioning can only go but so far. It was in that regard that I ordered more Entreq ground boxes and discovered that grounding my Behold amplifiers via the company's newest Poseiden ground box has provided sonic advantages that I am still trying to wrap my head around. "
Stillpoints Ultra 6 are now at Lotus and they have just been awarded theThe Absolute Sounds Editors Choice Award 2016. I have been really shocked at how good these are. The Stillpoints guys keep pushing and pushing and its amazing what they can do for a good amp or digital source. Their improvent is like a jump in class or range of the amp'cd etc.. A generous jump up from the Ultra 5 as well. On demo and home loan now at Lotus.