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kennt Ihr diese Stimme ??
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  Myshere 3.2 ( 110 ohm ) an Solaris ...
Posted by: AudioValve - 12-14-2017, 05:49 PM - Forum: Solaris - No Replies

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Hi,

Ich wollte an den Solaris eigentlich erst morgen rangehen, aber die Neugier hat mich dann doch gepackt. Schwer war das Herausfinden nicht.

Folgendes lässt sich sagen: Für Solaris und Luminare ist der Mysphere 3.2 (110 Ohm) erste Wahl und zwar im OTL-Betrieb. Im Impedanz-Betrieb kommen sowohl der 3.2 als auch der 3.1 nicht ran. Und der 3.1 im OTL-Betrieb geht nicht wirklich. Also für die AudioValve-Geräte bedeutet das: Mysphere 3.2 und OTL. Das ist das beste Ergebnis und es ist auch ein Ergebnis, denn klanglich Spitze. Auch wenn meine WA33 an entsprechenden Stellen zulegt, kratzt das nicht an der Qualität der AudiValve-Geräte. Die waren spitze und das sind sie auch nach wie vor.

110 Ohm, OTL und der Drops ist gelutscht.

Daran sieht man, wie wichtig das Ganze in Richtung Amp ist. Da geht es letztlich um die entsprechende Anpassung und gut, dass das bei Mysphere so realisiert wird. An der WA33 ganz klar die 15 Ohm-Variante, ohne Vertun und an AudioValve die 110 Ohm-Variante im OTL-Betrieb. Der leichte Vorhang, den es an der WA33 mit der 110 Ohm-Variante gibt, ist beim Solaris im OTL-Betrieb weg. Dort spielt diese Variante genau so klar und offen, wie der 3.1 an der WA33.

Der Vergleich ist nicht schwer. Man braucht nur auf das Farbspektrum zu achten. Den Besitzern eines AudiValve-Gerätes kann ich nur mitteilen: Freut euch auf einen Mysphere. Absolut tolle Kombi. Echt lecker.

Gruß,
Otwin
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  Ammos Barnett ...
Posted by: AudioValve - 12-12-2017, 07:27 AM - Forum: Solaris - No Replies

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  Eclipse new user impressions nov. 2017
Posted by: AudioValve - 11-29-2017, 08:01 PM - Forum: Eclipse - No Replies

Hello Alfred,

I have attached the warranty registration form to send to you and want to thank you. This unit has taken my system to a whole new level of performance. I cant believe it !!! Not only is it sonically incredible but so are it's looks. This is the most gorgeous piece of audio equipment I have ever seen, akin to an exquisite and fine piece of jewelery. Keep up the good work and thanks once again!!!
                                      
                                                                                                                                                                              Best regards,
                                                                                                                                                                                Joe

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  Rückmeldung Solaris ...
Posted by: AudioValve - 11-23-2017, 06:18 PM - Forum: Solaris - No Replies

Hallo Herr Becker,
ich möchte Ihnen sehr gerne eine Rückmeldung über meinen Audiovalve Solaris
Kopfhörerverstärker übermitteln:
Ich bin begeistert von diesem Gerät! Meine beiden Kopfhörer Audeze LCD 4 und
Sennheiser HD 800S spielen an diesem Verstärker zur Höchstform auf. Alles spielt
wie aus einem Guss.
Der Solaris ist u.a. aufgrund seiner kräftigen Ausgangsleistung in der Lage, den
Audeze LCD 4, der sehr viel Power braucht, mühelos anzutreiben.
Er spielt kraftvoll und sehr musikalisch mit wunderschönen Klangfarben und einem
kräftigen konturiertem Bass, dabei hochauflösend und hochdynamisch mit einer
angenehm breiten und tiefen Bühne. Stimmen ertönen wunderbar. Egal ob Pop, Jazz
oder Klassik – alles klingt so, wie es sein soll – natürlicher Klang sehr nahe am
Original. Ich kann diesen Verstärker nur jedem empfehlen. Klasse finde ich auch,
dass ich meine Abacus Aktivboxen symmetrisch antreiben kann – auch diese Kombi
spielt sehr gut auf – ich benötige keinen Vollverstärker mehr.
Ein wirklich erstklassiges Gerät!
Viele Grüße
L. B.  aus Heidelberg

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  kennt Ihr diese Stimme ??
Posted by: AudioValve - 11-19-2017, 05:42 PM - Forum: Luminare - No Replies

wer da nicht glaubt ist selber schuld ...

Audio Meinung eines Users den Ihr sicher schon einmal gehört habt ...

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  Klotzen - nicht kleckern ...
Posted by: AudioValve - 11-19-2017, 05:10 PM - Forum: Baldur 70 / 300 - No Replies

so lautete scheinbar die Devise der Audio Show in Taipai im Nov. 2017. Aber Spass beseite, 4 Stück Baldur 300+ und Conductor verzauberten die Hörer der Show bis ins Mark. Ein unvergessliches Erlebnis. Tolle Leute das Team von JS-Melody aus Taipai.  Danke Männer, Becker

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  wait for review by CURRAWONG headfi
Posted by: AudioValve - 11-16-2017, 05:20 PM - Forum: Solaris - No Replies

Amos have Solaris for amp review and we all wait for his comments, maybe you help us to force him to public its theme ....

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  review HIFIWIGWAM Assistent 50
Posted by: AudioValve - 11-14-2017, 08:06 PM - Forum: Assistent 30 / 50 / 100 - No Replies

REALREVIEW OF THE INTEGRATED AUDIO VALVE 'ASSISTENT 50' AMPLIFIER
Tested and Reviewed by George Sallit - April 2017

One of the advantages of reviewing hifi equipment is you get to hear some equipment that is not your normal run of the mill hifi. An example of such a company is Audio Valve. I have seen a few of their valve amplifiers at various shows but have never actually heard one. Audio Valve is a distinctive company making distinctive amplifiers. It is run by Helmut Becker and he has been making high quality valve amplifiers since 1982.
The amplifier under review is an Assistent 50 (it really is spelt that way) and is a valve powered, integrated amplifier that outputs 50w per channel. It is the middle model of their range of integrated amplifiers, the Assistent 30, the Assistent 50 and the Assistent 100. I’ll leave you to guess their respective outputs.
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The first thing I noticed was the unusual aesthetics. The images cannot do them justice. It is impeccably made and has a real Bauhaus type of styling. Or maybe Steampunk is a better description. The front panel of polycarbonate has a clear window into the inside of the amplifier which has a blue logo of the company name that lights up when the amplifier is operating. When you turn the amplifier off but it is still connected to the mains that logo glows red. There is also an illuminated dial around the volume control that also glows blue/red. The lid has a circular window with petal cut-outs that provide ventilation for the valves. Looking through this window you can see that the main circuit board is a thick PCB with high quality components. On the left is the PSU PCB which has a large toroidal transformer. On the right are two large output transformers specifically made for this amplifier. All connection are hand soldered in Germany. Herr Becker prefers double sided PCBs rather than hard wiring as he believes that ensures consistency from amplifier to amplifier. This amplifier uses first class components and has been very well constructed.  It has 5 inputs and comes with a solid metal remote control. The preamplifier uses two ECC 83s. However, the power amplifier uses an unusual output valve that I have not come across before. The phase splitters are ECC 82s with the power amplification done by 8 dual tetrodes, the QQE 03/12 operating in Class A. These valves are actually inexpensive and can be substituted by RS 1029 or CV 2798 valves.
One of the issues that tends to put people off valves is that some maintenance is needed. Firstly, there is a need to check and adjust the bias to the power valves every so often and of course every few years the valves will need to be replaced. Biasing valves used to be a bit if a chore and some amplifiers required you to go inside the amplifier (when on) and measure the bias being applied to the valves. If it was not correctly set then you had to find an adjuster and adjust it to the correct value. I always felt nervous doing this as there are some high voltages inside these amplifiers and the adjuster was always too close to the hot power valves. Ouch….
However, some companies have changed their amplifiers to make this adjustment easier to do without having to venture inside the amplifier. Audio Valve have gone one step further and use their Auto Bias Regulator. ABR measures the bias applied to each valve and then automatically adjust it to the correct value. This process is shown by red LEDs on the boards. So, when coming out of stand-by mode the amplifier goes through a calibration process that does all this work for you, every time. If the valve has come to the end of its life then the red LED will not extinguish. The red LED warns you that there is a fault and a new valve is needed. Another advantage of this process is that when you replace the power valves you only need to buy one and not a balanced pair of valves that match. The ABR takes care of it for you. Nice and easy.
The remote control was a nicely made heavy metal component that deals with all the controls needed with the name Audio Valve carved into the metal.
So the overall sequence was turn on the amp using the mains switch on the back of the amp. Get the nice re-assuring red glow of the logo and the volume control. Switch the amplifier on by pressing the on-off on the remote. The illumination glows blue and 8 red LEDs come on. Then press standby and the ABR sequence checks the valves and the red LEDs all go out and all is ready. I found it actually sounded great from the off and improvements were not huge with an additional 30 minutes warm up. Right let’s get the music flowing.
I have read that some people have said they are nervous about reviewers’ over enthusiasm. Yes, there are some good products around but are all those effusive words and sentiments actually necessary? So, I said to myself I would be more careful in future and only go overboard with excellent products.
And damn me, the first product I review after my resolution was rather good.
So, I put on my two sets of test tracks that show off what an amplifier can do and I got lost in the tracks and started to forget I was meant to be reviewing. 
The first thing I noticed is how spacious the whole soundstage is. It changes with the recording venue or amount of echo added for studio recordings. Some amplifiers seem to have an added 3D effect but this amplifier is far more truthful than that. Play a modern dry recording and it sounds modern and dry.  
The overall tone of the music is natural with a good depth of tonal colour. That is a characteristic of good valve systems but this amplifier also has great attack and dynamics. The attack and dynamics are good and unusual for a valve system.  This shows itself in the bass which is able to show up subtle timing changes and clues in the music. In truth, the depth of bass may not be the best I have heard, but what is there is fast and has good tone.
And the voices. Ah yes. They are very clear, natural and made by a real 3D person not a super detailed paper cut out. It was really easy to hear all the words sung, clearly, even when mumbled by Mr Springsteen, whose diction is not the clearest in modern music. I initially thought this was an emphasis. However, on extended listening it was more a gentle spot-lit quality than an emphasis. For a lot of modern music especially that with deep and meaningful lyrics (yes there is some) it was easy to hear not only all the words but the emotion of the singer and any backing singers. Really clear, without false emphasis or frequency response changes.
On music with some real bass playing like SMV by Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wootan it was possible to hear not only the different types and styles of bass playing but also the different types of bass strings. Not thump, thump, thump but a real bass guitar played by three maestros. On 11:11 by Rodrigo and Gabriela the huge range of ‘effects’ they can get out of an acoustic guitar is amazing but it does not smother the superb guitar playing and the dynamics they can get from the tunes being played.
Youn Sun Nah’s Voyage album comes across superbly. This is a top-quality recording of an excellent Korean singer. Her singing is recorded very closely and intimately. All the details in the instruments are presented as a coherent whole with a very natural quality. But her intimate singing is all but spine tingling… Thanks for the recommendation Bryan. Ideally suited to these amplifiers.
Ah but can it rock? On to some remastered The Who and half of led Zep.
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I have had enough of being NICE……..when the Who were angry (not so) young men. With some real anger from Roger D. and a driving rock track to get things moving along. And for a real contrast to Old Blue Eyes how about some ‘Behind Blue Eyes’? These nice valves gave the expected real sense of danger from the Who. And from the live album by Percy and Plant some really tight playing in Egypt. It drove along even though there was not the real bass menace from ultra deep bass.
And finally, a big session of electronic music. The natural overall sound worked really well with the few CDs I played of electronic music. I did not expect that but it makes the point that even though this is electronic music it will show up badly balanced frequency responses. Yes! You need a neutral balance for electronic music and this is not purely the province of classical music. The amplifier was really showing off these artificial 3D soundstages and they are essential to the overall flow with its creation of a real atmosphere.
SUMMARY
So, in summary. I was impressed with the construction of this integrated amplifier and the quality of the components used. The aesthetics are distinctive but both my better half and her mother were really impressed with the Steampunk look and the glowing blue and red lighting. The overall sound quality was good with a natural mid-range and clarity on voices. Unexpected was the tight bass and dynamics and the very slightly spot-lit quality that made modern music sound clear and non-diffuse as some other valves can do. Yes, there could be a little more bass depth but give me a tight fast bass rather than an amorphous thudding in the background. Some may find the 3D soundstage not as big as other amplifiers but which is right? So, a good integrated valve amplifier from an unexpected source that is well priced at £4,200.

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  review 6moons Assistent 50
Posted by: AudioValve - 11-14-2017, 08:01 PM - Forum: Assistent 30 / 50 / 100 - No Replies

follow its link please
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  review from HIFIWIGWAM Great Britain
Posted by: AudioValve - 11-14-2017, 07:59 PM - Forum: Solaris - No Replies

Audio Valve Solaris DAC
 
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Wow, Steampunk!
 
That was my first thought as I unboxed the beautiful yet Industrial Audio Valve Solaris Headphone Amp/DAC. If you like your Audio equipment to be bland and understated, look elsewhere. This is big, funky, beautifully built, black metal, glass and chrome. An Audio Harley Davidson. If ever a piece of kit was oddly named, this was it.
 
It's actually a fully featured Integrated Amp, 12w per channel, with 5 unbalanced and 2 balanced inputs, balanced pre-outs, 4 headphone outputs and a single USB input. Due to the complexity of my speakers, I'm only using the pre-outs and USB features for the main body of the review. The pre -outs are feeding my Audiomanufacture 4 channel DSP power amp.

I approached this review with a degree of scepticism. I've been seduced by valves before, their lush siren like mids with shimmering tops, but eventually return to the sturm und drang of Solid State.
I'm a drummer and a bass player, so the rhythm section and how the system keeps this tight and coherent is paramount to me.
 
 
After tracking down and installing the drivers, I let the Amp warm up for a couple of hours before starting any listening. Last month I spent 3 days at High End Munich, and was disappointed by the choice of music of many of the manufacturers, playing it safe with female vocals, at one point it was like an Eva Cassidy fest.....it sounded good but doesn't challenge the system.
 
I started with the built in USB DAC with more challenging female vocals, early Joni Mitchell whose high register could break a glass and Aimee Mann, who with an inferior system can sound like she's got the worst head cold ever. And then a firm favourite, "Inconsolable" off the Jonatha Brooke and The Story "Plumb", where it can all fall apart when the piano and big kick drum come together in the final minutes.
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I'm pleased to say it was a thumbs up, vocals were lively but not strident, huge, lush but not with overblown mids, with deep tuneful bass. As a drummer, tight and dynamic snares and sizzling cymbals are something I always demand from my system. So 2 choices seemed appropriate, "Trampoline" off the Joe Henry disc of the same name and the title track off the Ben Harper "Fight for your Mind". The latter having not only drums with real snap but tight, punchy bass and sleigh bells....bring it on :-)

Another win, it had almost all the snap of my solid state but without any doubt better mids.
I decided to finish off the digital test with a bit of speaker blowing Rock, the fab four, no....not The Beatles, Jimmy , Robert, John-Paul and Bonzo, the mighty Zepp.
I have a High Res 24/96 version of one of their greatest albums, 1975's "Physical Graffiti" . Warming up with "Kashmir" Bonzo's almost metronomic drumming unpinning what is actually a North African chord progression, the guitar and strings all well separated but gelling , with Percy giving it his trademark Yeas and Woos, quite a journey.
 
And to finish, may I recommend one of their under-rated but brilliant tracks, " In my time of Dying". It opens with Jimmy's shimmering but edgy almost threatening slide guitar and then we are joined by Robert, quite subtle but with detail and nuance.  It builds into speaker shredding crescendos, the slide cuts through like a chain saw, Robert howling like a Banshee, Bonzo is attempting to turn his Ludwigs into firewood and as always JPJ keeps it all together with fleet fingered nimble but tight and punchy bass.
 
This track has been the nemesis of many a system......but it rocked and never lost its grip and timing.
Mightily impressed for valves......
 
On to Vinyl, my OL TT/Arm , Shelter M/C and Perreaux phono stage  linked via balanced cables into the Solaris. This can be a bit lean but not a bit of it here. The pre wrung out detail on LPs I'd not heard in 30 years.  The debut LP from Joan Armatrading , suddenly Kenny Jones's drums had a new dynamic and cymbal and snare drums, deep in the mix, would magically appear.
I must have got through 20 or 30 well-loved LPs and was bowled over by the new level of detail I was hearing. I'm close to thinking that the Solaris pre works better with my vinyl rig than my current solid state pre and that's quite a statement.
 
 
There is one criticism, and it's not audio based really.....the remote is truly awful. It's basically a clicker you get with electric garage doors, button A for down, button B for up. It's clunky, noisy and the steps are too big. I'm amazed that a company who spends so much time and effort on aesthetics would supply, possibly as an afterthought , such an awful remote.
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I've been living with the Solaris for a week or so now and I am loving its detail, soundstage,  and just sheer musicality. You start off listening to the HiFi but very quickly get drawn in and are soon just loving the music. This is an excellent and very well featured amplifier. It sounds and looks marvellous.
 
I'm extremely impressed by this valve amplifier and if Elite Audio were to ask me to try a standalone pre, I'd be very very happy !

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