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SORAsound Representing Ortofon

July 2, 2010 :: Tags: , :: 2 Comments

What a great way to start our 4th of July week-end celebration. SORAsound is now representing Ortofon.

On display, we will be having an Ortofon MC A90 and MM Black. The Ortofon MC A90 will be used on DaVinci Audio inUnison turntable and a Graham tonearm.

Roughly a year ago, my manufacturer/ distributor friend, Robin Wyatt whom I respect tremendously and whose line I represent told me about Ortofon A90 and suggested I pick the line. It took a while but I am glad I chose to do so. After talks with Ortofon, and satisfied customers, I realized this is a line that SORAsound needs to add to its already extensive and high quality line of products.

Please contact me for your Ortofon related needs. I am still learning about the product line but am so impressed that I am considering letting my customers try it and compare with some cartridges at significantly higher prices. Go with a name that has proven itself.

Musical Affairs Grand Duettos in Pommele

June 6, 2010 :: Tags: , :: Comment

One more delighted customer, one more work of art from Hans Kortenbach of Musical Affairs. These beautiful Grand Duettos are the latest model of Musical Affairs top line speakers. They are custom made in Pommele.

This year we have been lucky enough to have placed some speakers in great homes. So, we can arrange for you to listen to Musical Affairs in multiple locations in North America. For enquiries please contact SORAsound.

Those who follow my blog and SORAsound NEWS, know that I have set up my own Musical Affairs Grand Crescendos with all DaVinci Audio Labs electronics, turntable and grand reference cartridge as well as Nordost cables. The digital line is EMM Labs and 47 Lab.

Munich Hi-End Show – Short Report

May 9, 2010 :: Tags: , , , , , , :: Comment

It was a pleasure to attend the Munich Hi-End show. It was in particular important for me to see some friends, customers, manufacturers and other people from the industry. Spent a good amount of time with Roger Adamek of RCM Audio, walking around, and taking pictures. Roger is a very technical person. He approaches photography as an art and a science, same as his approach to building his high quality Bonasus amplifier and Sensor phono stage.

My dear friends Peter, and Jolanda of DaVinci Audio were as always enthusiastic and welcoming.. Everyone knows how stunningly good these high quality products are. I saw DaVinci Audio inUnison turntable in another room as well. Great sound. Can not wait for my blue inUnison.

AMAZON Audio room had on display Hartmut Janssen’s latest creations: First Choice turntable, and AMAZON Audio Speakers. Both great products that will soon be present at SORAsound showrooms.

Hans Henrik Moerch presented his tonearms and (finally) his latest reference creation. Moerch reference tone-arm just was selected as Absolute Sound’s 2010 Golden Ear Award.

Munich is a good city (pictures to be posted soon by my web lady), nice walks, great culture and friendly people. Many speak good English. As a city, it is a lot more interesting for me than Vegas. So, I was a lot more eager to go to the Munich Hi-End show than The CES.

In all honesty, the Munich Meridien Hotel was the least impressive Meridien Hotel I have ever stayed at, even though they had kindly upgraded me to an Executive room, and the service was about as good as all other Meridien Hotels I know of in other countries and America. The location is also pretty boring. So if you are heading to the Munich show next year, I neither recommend the hotel (unless you get a much better rate than I did) nor the area.

Had a very good meal at Tantris, known to be the best restaurant in Munich, and one of the best restaurants in Germany.

There were two events: hifideluxe at the Meridien Hotel, and Munich High-End show at the MOC, Munich. I am a pretty quick decision maker. I go to a Read more…

AMAZON Audio Introduces New Speakers

May 5, 2010 :: Tags: , :: Comment

My good friend Hartmut Janssen of AMAZON Audio is introducing his new speakers at the Munich Hi-End show. These speakers are a gem and sound great. Did I say they look stunning too? Same elegance as in AMAZON Audio turntables. SORAsound will be the first distributor to receive a pair. Please check out the details of AMAZON AMT One speakers.


Munich Hi-End Show: SORAsound, Amazon Audio, DaVinci Audio, and Moerch Tone-arms

April 22, 2010 :: Tags: , , , , , :: Comment

SORAsound will be attending the Munich Hi-End Show from May 5 to 8. Aside from spending a good amount of time at the AMAZON Audio / Moerch Tonearms room as well as with DaVinci Audio, I will be renewing vows with as many friends as possible!

My dear friend Hartmut Janssen of Amazon Audio will be showing off his latest masterpieces: First Choice turntable, and a beautiful pair of speakers he has been working on for the last many years. Hans Henrik Moerch, the ever perfectionist he is, will be demonstrating his reference tonearm, Finally!

The great folks of DaVinci Audio will be exhibiting their mouth watering products, un-paralleled in performance and build quality, as you would expect from such a high caliber Swiss manufacturer.

Couple of European friends are kindly driving to Munich to meet me. I look forward to visiting with as many of my friends and audiophiles abroad as possible. Frankly, it is even easier to meet my Audiophile American friends abroad than in America as I do not normally attend the CES (never had the Vegas itch). If you are there and available, please let me know. Maybe we can grab a good beer or at least shake hands and talk a few minutes. You can always catch me via phone, text, email, and of course a call to my hotel (Le Meridien Hotel) where the annex part of the show is taking place.

Expect some exciting NEWS after I return.