Hi-Fi Pig - Warsaw Audio Video Show 2018 Report
Studio High-End were demonstrating Art loudspeakers and a Systemdek turntable, both from Scotland. The speakers are the £36K Drams which are the biggest speakers in the company’s range and were launched a couple of years ago. They sport a 15″ driver allied with an 8″ mid driver with Alnico magnets and a papyrus cone with tops being dealt with by a SEAS Alnico and diamond tweeter. Internal wiring is all silver and there is a silver cap on the tweeter.
Not to be confused with the Art loudspeakers are the monobloc amps, phonstage and preamplifier – strangely by a different company called Art Audio. The amps are based on 300B output tubes (I do love a 300B tube) and when playing Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía’s Friday Night In San Francisco produced a big, big sound that was fast and lithe. Also in the room were CD player (La Dua) and DAC (La Scala) by Aqua Acoustic Quality from Milan, Italy.
Full Hi-Fi Pig show report here.
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