August 16, 2009 :: Tags: hans kortenbach, musical affairs, speakers :: 2 Comments
i had promised hans kortenbach (musical affairs speakers) to visit him for his 70th birthday which is a couple of weeks from now (but he will be on a trip then). so i am flying to amsterdam today. a good dutch friend of mine will pick me up from my hotel in the morning to drive to hans’s home which is about 60 kilometers from amsterdam.
despite having never met in person, hans kortenbach and i have developed a strong friendship. a few years ago when i was not selling many of his speakers, i told him maybe he should find a new distributor in north america. but hans told me that he likes and trusts me and wants to keep me. aside, he said he makes such a limited amount that my lack of sales is not an issue! i have done better since then.
amsterdam is dear to my heart. many years ago, i had lived in amsterdam for about year, in the rembrandtplein area. i had a small loft right in the corner of kaiserstraat and utrechtsestraat. my phone number was a very easy to remember (i forgot) number like 242-242222.
July 11, 2009 :: Tags: cables, hans kortenbach, musical affairs, speakers :: 1 Comment
whenever i call hans kortenbach of musical affairs speaker fame in his little village close to amsterdam, he and his friends seem to be experimenting with something. so, is this voodoo or what? but some have reported improvement by not placing your cables on the floor. and the ever obliging hans, made these.
July 11, 2009 :: Tags: audio racks, hans kortenbach, musical affairs :: 1 Comment
SORAsound collection of audio racks includes four great products: Harmonic Resolution Systems’ HRX, finite elemente master pagode reference series, rixrax, and musical affairs custom made audio racks.
it is well known that hans kortenbach of musical affairs makes great speakers using PHY drivers. what is less known is that he makes some great custom made audio racks too.
SORAsound is proud to introduce musical affairs audio rack to you. this particular rack weighs about 250 lbs and has a CD shelf built in at the bottom. all expertly matched to your crescendo speakers too!
February 6, 2009 :: Tags: hans kortenbach, musical affairs, speakers :: 3 Comments
hans kortenbach outdid himself again. this time, for my good friend and audiophile, paul. please see the picture of hans’s latest musical affairs grand crescendo speakers using 30 mm PHY drivers.
musical affairs speakers are made one at a time and take a few months to build a pair. these speakers are totally handmade. the cabinets are lighter than the drivers. when you play the music and touch the speakers, you can feel the resonance, similar to the way a musical instrument like cello or violin would feel. this helps the break in process and as time passes, you will just love your speakers more and feel they are even more custom made for you.