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.
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.
hans kortenbach just sent me pictures of my new speakers: musical affairs grand duetto speakers. these speakers use two PHY drivers: a 20mm one and a 30 mm one.
hans kortenbach asked SORAsound to become north american distributor for musical affairs speakers of the netherlands. these speakers are hand made. you can tell it is an artisan who makes them….same way a good violin or a cello is made. the artisan behind these beautiful looking and sounding speakers (auris, crescendo) is hans kortenbach. given the low sales, mehran offered his resignation a few times with no luck. hans always said that he can not produce much anyways and that he trusts us and our capability. the good word of mouth has helped us a lot and mehran now thinks hans is one pretty smart guy for believing in our success.