AUDIO NOTES

A NEWSLETTER FROM THE 

DESK OF AUDIO NOTE INDIA

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NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT

NOW AVAILABLE IS THE LEXUS USB, BASED ON THE AN-LEXUS INTERCONNECT. ON SPECIAL ORDER THERE IS THE SOGON USB, BASED ON THE FAMOUS AN-SOGON CABLE, FOR THOSE WHO JUST WANT THE BEST USB CABLE MONEY CAN BUY.

BACK TO THE FUTURE!

PETER QVORTRUP, FOUNDER OF BRITISH HIGH-END HI-FI SPECIALIST AUDIO NOTE, HAS JUST CELEBRATED HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY. CHRIS FRANKLAND TALKS TO HIM ABOUT SOME EXCITING NEW PRODUCTS IN THE PIPELINE, THE CHANGES HE HAS SEEN OVER HIS 40-PLUS YEARS IN THE HI-FI INDUSTRY – AND WHY HE BELIEVES MOST OF THEM HAVE BEEN FOR THE WORSE.

THE NEW TT THREE 0.5 REFERENCE

THE NEW GENERATION OF OUR TT-THREE HALF REFERENCE THREE MOTOR FULLY SUSPENDED TURNTABLE IS FINALLY READY, ALONG WITH THE NEW, COMPLETELY REWORKED VERSION OF OUR 10" AN-1S TONEARM.


HERE ARE SOME QUICK SHOTS OF THE FIRST ONE TO LEAVE THE FACTORY, AS IT WAS GOING THROUGH FINAL TEST.

AUDIO NOTE UK EXPERIENCE CENTRE NOW OPEN!

AFTER A SUCCESSFUL 'SOFT LAUNCH' LAST MONTH, WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF OUR BRAND NEW EXPERIENCE AND SERVICE CENTRE IN COLABA, MUMBAI.

AUDIOPHILE STREAMING?

IT IS NO SECRET THAT AUDIO NOTE IS HIGHLY SCEPTICAL ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE OF MODERN SOURCES LIKE INTERNET MUSIC STREAMING AND NETWORK AUDIO. WE VIEW THESE DEVELOPMENTS MOSTLY AS YET ANOTHER STEP IN THE DECLINE OF THE DECADES.

 

YET, WE CANNOT DENY THE INCREDIBLE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING ACCES TO TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MUSIC ALBUMS WITH ULTIMATE  CONVINIENCE. IF IT IS NOT TO ENJOY THE MOST CRITICAL LISTENING EXPERIENCE, STILL ONLY AVAILABLE FROM CD DONE RIGHT, OR EVEN BETTER LP, THEN INTERNET MUSIC SERVICES ARE A GREAT TOOL FOR MUSIC DISCOVERY.

THE OTO PHONO SE SIGNATURE TOPLESS!

STEVE HOFFMAN, MASTERING ENGINEER TO THE STARS AND A MAN WHO KNOWS A THING-OR-TWO ABOUT GREAT SOUND, USES OUR OTO PHONO SE SIGNATURE AMPLIFIER IN HIS STUDIO...

THE ALL NEW COBRA AMPLIFIER

AUDIO NOTE (UK) LAUNCHES ONE OF ITS MOST EXCITING AND ANTICIPATED PRODUCTS YET. AN INTEGRATED EL34 TUBE AMPLIFIER,WITH ONBOARD NOS-DAC AND REMOTE CONTROL. 

PROFIT NOW FROM OUR PRE-ORDER OFFER 

THE AUDIO NOTE TT THREE REVIEW

KEVIN FISK, WITH ADDITIONAL OPINIONS PROVIDED BY CHRIS FRANKLAND AND MARTIN COLUMNS, HAS REVIEWED OUR TT-THREE FOR HIFI CRITIC MAGAZINE. 

PERFECT VIBRATION CONTROL

In this Newsletter we touch on another controversial subject; Vibration Control.

 

Snake Oil?

ONES ARE ONES AND ZEROS ARE ZEROS

Friends (and the clever foes) agree that the sound quality achievable with CD Replay, is still superior when compared to any streaming or computer / server based solutions.

 

But why?

PERFECT POWER CONDITIONING

In India, many consumers use some form of power AC power conditioning to protect electronic equipment, including audio equipment, from surges, fluctuations and other disturbances of the not always (always not?) reliable Indian power grid.

THE SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT BUDGET TURNTABLE

The Indian market is starting to saturate with entry level turntables. Unfortunately, most of them are hardly capable of revealing the beauty of that what vinyl reproduction can bring.

THE SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT RECORD CLEANING MACHINE

A good record cleaning machine is a must for every vinyl lover. A good cleaner will help you clean new records (yes, needed!), will preserve your current collection, and will unlock a wealth of new records as you can now refurbish your second-hand buys..

ARE EXPENSIVE CABLES WORTH THE DOUGH?

This edition of Audio Notes is about cables. A subject that always draws controversy. For some specialised audio cables are snake-oil, for others an essential component to achieve truly exceptional sound reproduction.

TURN-KEY LISTENING ROOMS

LISTENING ROOMS, TODAYS HOTTEST HOME TREND

 

Going into your own dedicated Audio Note Listening room, is a fabulous experience. 

 

Well beyond that what any private Home Theatre can establish... 

THE AUDIO NOTE EVGA NU AUDIO CARD

Audio Note introduces premium computer audio

 

For nearly 20 years, EVGA has built the most powerful graphics cards to play your games at the highest settings, powerful motherboards to run your system at optimal settings, and reliably efficient power supplies to power your system.

REMINISCING ABOUT THE LATE GREAT SPEAKER DESIGNER - PETER SNELL

This edition of Audio Notes is about Peter Snell, his famous and glorious loudspeakers designs, and how Audio Note (UK) continued his work based on his inheritance.

THE NEW TT THREE IS COMING!

After many (many) years of research and development, we are happy to announce that production of the new 

TT Three has started.

MORE FOR LESS. THE AUDIO NOTE DAC 0.1x

Audio Note often takes flack for their very high priced audio components.

 

Nevertheless, we relish the challenge of designing products that deliver a taste of high-end performance at more wallet-friendly prices.

DAC2.1X SIGNATURE REVIEW

Normally, I don't forward reviews of Audio Note UK equipment. However, the review below written by Scot Hull of parttimeaudiophile.com includes statements which so much resonate with the Audio Note philosophy, that I could not let this pass.

NOW ON DEMO!

For the first time in history, we now have four complete Audio Note (UK) systems on demo in our exquisite demo room. Including our popular high-end 'starter' system.

UNDER THE HOOD - AUDIO NOTE DAC 3 BALANCED

Audio Note pioneered a fundamentally different approach to D/A conversion than that taken by the rest of the industry, rejecting oversampling and digital filtering in favour of an architecture that takes the native data stream, converts it to analogue, then passes it through a simple filter.

UNDER THE HOOD - AUDIO NOTE M3 PHONO

The Audio Note M3 Phono is a Level 3 pre-amplifier with build in phono-stage. Not surprisingly all amplifying stages use tubes, while this pre-amplifier is also equipped with tube rectified and regulated power supplies for both the phono and line stage separately.

ON HOW TO DETERMINE WHAT YOU'RE LISTENING TO.

After purchasing a complete Audio Note sytem, one of our Indian customers became inspired to share his audio journey so far.

BUT WHAT ABOUT RECORDING QUALITY?

Chief designer Andy Grove recently visited our friend Damien Quintard at his recording studio in Paris. 

 

Here, Andy shares his thoughts about the visit, the current state of recordings and some of Audio Note (UK)'s plans for the future...

UNDER THE HOOD - AUDIO NOTE P3 SILVER

The Audio Note P3 is a zero-negative-feedback Directly Heated Single Ended Triode amplifier (DHT SET), utilising a pair of 300B output tubes (one per channel). 

ON DISCOUNTS

We may not give you a discount, however we WILL give ALL our clients the best deal!

AUDIO NOTE 300B AND 211 VALVES WITH MOLYBDENUM

We are happy to announce that Audio Note UK developed a new range of valves in conjunction with PSVane.

 

Recording and mastering engineer to the stars Steve Hoffman had the opportunity to try the first samples of the beta test batch, and we are truly honoured to receive such praise.

UNDER THE HOOD - AUDIO NOTE MEISHU PHONO SILVER

The Audio Note Meishu is a zero-negative-feedback, Directly Heated Single Ended Triode amplifier (DHT SET), utilising a pair of 300B output tubes (one per channel).

ON THE HISTORY OF AUDIO

When we think of the history of audio, it appears to be a series of continuous improvements, from primitive origins to our current state of the digital art. The earliest recorded music, Edison wax cylinders from the 1890's, were indeed crude, just as iPods and iPads are extremely sophisticated.

MUSICAL ECSTASY

It is time to embrace the paradox of musical consciousness.

INTRODUCING A PROFESSIONAL TURNTABLE SETUP SERVICE

We begin this Newsletter with the announcement that our website underwent a complete re-design. We feel that the new rich color pallete better suits our products.

WEBSITE RE-DESIGN & PREMIUM PRE-OWNED PROGRAM

We begin this Newsletter with the announcement that our website underwent a complete re-design. We feel that the new rich color pallete better suits our products.

THE LEGEND - A NEW REFERENCE POWER AMPLIFIER

Our chief designer Andy Grove has been working on something very special...

SELLING YOUR CURRENT AUDIO EQUIPMENT

When, after auditioning Audio Note equipment, you're ready to buy your next component -or even to replace your complete system- then you're not alone...

STEREO VS SURROUND: AND THE WINNER IS...

Two Speakers Are Better Than 5.1 or 11.2

ON THE STATE OF HIGH-END AUDIO IN INDA, AND THE SLOW SLIDE TOWARDS SONIC OBLIVION

Cost pressures prevail everywhere and elsewhere in the specialist audio industry, as in most other branches of consumer products, the relentless pursuit of ever-cheaper products to provide higher profits through lower and lower production costs continues unabated.

SYSTEMS OF TRANSCENDENCE

The idea of a one brand system is abhorred by audiophiles for good reasons – hifi designers have their personalities imbued in their products – mention someone like George Cardas and we associate him with cables, mention Jim Thiel and we know he is an authority in loudspeakers.

OUR CUSTOMER SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

Our business-rules are a bit ‘different’. But will ultimately guarantee your satisfaction by enabling us to offer the highest quality products and service, with the lowest possible cost-of-ownership.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER!

Audio Note India is thrilled to announce that we've entered into a partnership with AudioVision India.

AUDIO NOTE ARRIVES IN INDIA!

The emotions stirred inside people when exposed to true musical systems is what motivates us. Already many tears and jaws have been dropped in our listening room.