Системы Audio Note


(Олег) #2008

А вообще вот мужик молодец. Не смог с naim расстаться и на АN перешел
ND5-XS into Audio Note DAC 2.1x Signature via AN ISIS Digital IC, CD3.5 powered by Sonic Bliss PSU, Audio Note Oto SE Signature Valve Amp, AN Lexus IC & ISIS mains cables. NAT02 with Ron Smith Galaxie 14. System sits on Atacama Equinox with glass shelves replaced with isolated laminated bamboo. Audio Note AZ Three Hemp_

Ну и небольшая Story к сетапу. Что-то мне он тоже понравился

_I started my HiFi journey with first wage packet, which was not very much in 1984. The following history is mostly for the nostalgic kit references for people of a certain age; you know who you are! Most of it was actually quite rubbish but fondly remembered for the pleasure it brought at the time.

Trio integrated amp (KA-1500 I think) with Pioneer PL12D turntable, which was a staple of the time and Dalesford D Major speakers of which I have only seen one other pair. They were an 8” mid/woofer with 8” ABR & Audax tweeter design in a rear curved cabinet and a slab of walnut veneer on top. Heavy bass and not much else is among my memories of that setup which at the time was fine with me. The next months’ wages went on a Nakamichi 480Z cassette deck on which I would capture the BBC radio 1 chart show from my NEC tuner on Sunday evenings and use the brilliantly sensitive wired remote control combined with telepathy to stop and start without recording the DJ.

I traded the amp years later for a NAD 7240 receiver, radio was my main source then and I recall sounded very good to me at the time. It developed a hum on one channel of the tuner unfortunately and in turn was traded to a different branch of the dealer that never fixed the hum; Justice if not satisfaction! The new amp was a Yamaha “Natural Sound” something or other 85WPC unit (the numbers were important in your twenties!) which to be fair sounded OK if you used the CD Direct feature bypassing the tone controls. A Technics SLP-111, my first CD player was added, a player so thin and basic it bowed in the middle but in 1988 choice was limited as were funds. Replaced by an SL-P350, which was much prettier and had more buttons. This I replaced with a Marantz CD 63 Mk II SE.

I visited a nearby Naim / Linn dealer (does that still happen) with a friend and realised the Dalesfords were holding the music back. I bought a pair of Walnut Linn Keilidhs with Ku-Stone bases and their LK400 cable, which resembled two black central heating pipes in parallel. This was followed shortly after by a CD3.5 NAC92R / NAP90.3 combo which all served me well for many years. A 102/ Napsc / NAP180 followed and really helped with the Keilidhs which had felt like a difficult load in comparison. I added a Sonic Bliss PSU later which powered the NAC102 and CD3.5 and was, for me, HiCap territory at under FlatCap cost and a big improvement.

I was getting into some regular BBC radio programs such as Mike Harding’s Folk hour so treated myself to a NAT 02 with a Ron Smith Galaxie 14 aerial. This is still sublime when tuned to a BBC live broadcast on R3.

Feeling the CD3.5 was due an upgrade and having dabbled with streaming and enjoying the convenience, I listened to the ND5-XS with a mind that if it didn’t sound too far behind a CD5x I would have it. To my delight and surprise, it sounded better than the CD player for me and that, with the Radio Paradise 320K stream sealed it. I had the bug again, the Keilidhs went to a cousin and I added a pair of Epos Epic 5 floor standers, an absolute revelation in open, detailed sound with satisfying bass they were a big improvement on my 21 year old Linns and along with the ND5 and Radio Paradise helped reignite my passion for discovering new music.

I had borrowed some Mogami 2972 to try in place of the NACA5 on advice and was visiting my dealer to pay for it. There was a scheduled demo of an Audio Note level 4 system about to start and he invited me to join. Up until this point, I had always avoided listening to a system I thought I could never afford but curiosity got the better of me and I did. When the first record ended (I’d been listening with my eyes closed and was transported to where Miles Davis was playing live) I clapped enthusiastically until I remembered where I was and sat down embarrassed. I was reassured this was not an uncommon reaction.

Over the last couple of years I replaced the Epos Epic 5s with Audio Note AX-Three Hemps and the trusty 102/180 combo with an Audio Note Oto Line SE Signature. Recently the Audio Note DAC 2.1x taking feed from the ND5 has completed this phase of upgrades to achieve the musicality and realism of voice and instruments I had hankered for since hearing the demo.

I don’t regret sitting in on that demo; I will for a while longer need to cook in a kitchen I had planned to update and keep my current car a while longer, but to me it’s worth it


(Сергей) #2009

Уважаю! Еще раз подтверждено на практике близость AN&Naim по архетипу звучания.


(Михаил Федоренко) #2010

Осталось колонки на AN-J/Spe сменить, и будет здорово. :wink:


(Олег) #2011

Отлично своё знакомство с АН описал мужик. Прям аж за душу берёт. Ух…


(Michael Martynov) #2012

Вот эта комбинация усил/спикера уже немного прогрелась у нас - можно слушать/получить впечатление
(на всякий случай - колонки эти вроде не часто встречаются, а стоят все же в два раза меньше стоковых АН-Е)


(de ku) #2013

а где можно? ну послушать))


(Михаил Федоренко) #2014

Вообще то, очень схожая история с “путём в аудио” многих (почти всех) меломанов/аудиофилов.
Если интересно - моя история. :roll_eyes:
Здравствуйте! Меня зовут Михаил, и я - меломан/аудиофил…
В моём случае (например), надо заменить 80-е на 90-е годы, зарплату на гонорар от продажи картин. и Техникс на Пионер. Ну и “прорыв” в более-менее нормальную аппаратуру с Linn/Naim на Harman/Proceed/Llevinson/JBL.
А так всё до буквы похоже…
Сначала - винтажные (тогда их называли - “из комка”-комиссионного магазина, или из Березки, Ивушки) японские аппараты SONY, Akai, JVC, Technics… Потом, широкая экспансия к нам в СССР (конец 80-х) фирмы Pioneer - первый сд плеер Pioneer PD102 с усилителем Pioneer A201 и колонками Радиотехника S90…Жуткий, высверливающий мозг свистящий звук… Но ЭТО ЖЕ ПЕРЕДОВАЯ ТЕХНОЛОГИЯ, ЭТО - компакт диск !!! Затем недолгое путешествие по компонентам Pioneer, Aiwa и, наконец - Yamaha Natural Sound!!! Не напоминает путь этого Вашего автора ??? :cold_sweat::crazy_face:
Только у меня потом вместо Найма и Линна пошли изделия Harman Int.: Harman/Kardon, Proceed и, наконец в 1997 году система из компонентов Mark Levinson+JBL.Первый мой НАСТОЯЩИЙ (пацанский на то время) - High End.
Звук… Выхолощенный, мертвый, с недостаточным объёмом баса при таких габаритах басовых динамиков и размерах АС (JBL K2 9500).
Потом, покупка квартиры в более крутом районе Москвы и бОльшей площади, на которую КАК ВСЕГДА, не хватало денег. Продажа аппаратов со скидкой в 45-55%.:disappointed_relieved::fearful::scream:
Затем поиск “чего-то нового”. Лампы взамен транзистора, например. И, на выставке в Софителе 1999-го первая встреча с Audio Note. И всё - вот ОН - МОЙ ЗВУК!!! И,с 2001 года к себе в сиcтему покупаются только компоненты Audio Note.
Finita La Comedia.


(Дмитрий) #2015

Михаил, а когда можно послушать? В по субботам, например, это возможно?


(Bogdan) #2016

Это наверное именно такой путь ты себе прикинул :slight_smile:


(Michael Martynov) #2017

Да можно и по субботам с 12 до 17 - Москва м аэропрот
в остальные дни с 10 до 19
тут контакты - audionote.su


(Bogdan) #2018

Все хором в баре, привет Михаил… :joy:


(Олег) #2019

Здравствуйте! Меня зовут Макс, и я - меломан/аудио-гопник


(Bogdan) #2020

Товарищи, может, кто-то подсказать, какие шипы на оригинальных стойках для J?
Т.е. диаметр какой, M8?


(Сергей) #2021

Да, внизу M8.


(Сергей) #2022

Люди добрые, а найдите мне, пожалуйста, инсайд фото M2 pre fono. В инете столько вариантов. Нужен актуальный правильный.


(Владимир) #2023

http://www.hifi.com.sg/products/preamp/audionote/m2.htm
http://www.audioasylumtrader.com/ca/ca.html?ca=50639


(Radoslav) #2024

Сдается мне что старенькие это


(Michael Martynov) #2025

есть такой - но версия “балансный” - если что могу завтра сфотать - он правда 2011 года - значит хороший :wink:


(Владимир) #2026

http://www.audionote.co.uk/products/preamp/m2_01.shtml


(Radoslav) #2027

На фотках :slight_smile: