Author: Constantine Soo

HE 2003 Constantine Soo

May 4, 2013

Quite a few prominent manufacturers, such as B&W, Krell, Linn, Mark Levinson and Wadia did not participate into HE 2003.  In addition to new DVD-related product announcements, Sony mentioned a new, 9.1 surround sound concept [Read More]

Summary of Reviewing the Audio Note DAC 5 Special

October 20, 2003

Summary of Reviewing the Audio Note DAC 5 Special (a.k.a. Super DAC)  Constantine Soo October 20,2003               The Audio Note DAC 5 Special is beyond reach for most of [Read More]

Linn Akurate Launch Event

September 25, 2003

Linn Akurate Launch Event August 14, 2003, Seattle, WA Constantine Soo 25 September 2003 On August 14, 2003, Brian Morris ofLinn organized a product launch event in Seattle, WA, hosted by Definitive Audio. It was the world [Read More]

Audio Note DAC 5 Special: Technical Background

September 2, 2003

Audio Note DAC 5 Special: Technical Background A Review Preview Constantine Soo 2 September 2003 Specifications DAC: Selected Analog Device 1865N 18-bit, 44.1/48/96KHz compatibleReceiver Chip: Crystal CS8414CSSampling Technique: Audio Note™ proprietary 1xoversampling™ direct from disc™Digital [Read More]

Linn at Fantasy

June 20, 2003

Linn at Fantasy   Constantine Soo 20 June 2003 On June 12th Brian Morris of Linn invited ten guests, including myself, out for an evening of music and refreshment as part of a two-day, 5.1 [Read More]

Loth-X JI-300 Integrated 300B Amplifier

May 26, 2003

Loth-X JI-300 Integrated 300B Amplifier   Constantine Soo 26 May 2003 Specifications Type: Vacuum tube single-ended stereo integrated amplifierInputs: 5 (RCA, line only)Power Output: 8 Watts per channel at 8 OhmsOutput Taps: 8 and 16 [Read More]

Linn Klimax Twin Stereo Power Amplifier

March 18, 2003

Linn Klimax Twin Stereo Power Amplifier   Constantine Soo 18 March 2003 Specifications Output Power: 230 Wpc (4 Ohms), 100 Wpc (8 Ohms) Unconditionally stable into all loudspeaker loadsPeak Output Voltage: 46 VFrequency Response: 7 [Read More]

Audio Note AN-E SEC Silver Loudspeaker

February 24, 2003

Audio Note AN-E SEC Silver Loudspeaker   Constantine Soo 24 February 2003 Specifications Type: 2-way bass reflexDrivers: One 1-inch dome tweeterOne 8-inch Alnico-magnet wooferEfficiency: 94.5 dB/watt/m, with reflected impedance and mirror image of Audio Note’s [Read More]

Decware SE84C Zen Triode Monoblock Amplifiers

December 17, 2002

Decware SE84C Zen Triode Monoblock Amplifiers   Constantine Soo 17 December 2002 Specifications Output: 5 Watt, stable into 2 ohm, zero negative feedbackFrequency Response: 25 Hz – 25 kHz (+/- 3 dB) 30 Hz – [Read More]

The 47 Laboratory 4706 Gaincard S Dual Mono Integrated Amplifier

November 8, 2002

The 47 Laboratory 4706 Gaincard S Dual Mono Integrated Amplifier   Constantine Soo 8 November 2002 Specifications 4706 Gaincard Specifications:Output power: no internal power sourceInput impedance: 22k (unbalanced only)Attenuators: 12-steps for each channel, output on [Read More]

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