The dumbest thing

Speaker sound demos… wait for it… on YouTube. I am just not getting it. A lot of people actually seem to like these, but they are completely useless!! It really is the one of the dumbest things I have seen on YouTube. What are these people thinking? Do the viewers or makers of such videos […]

Harbeth, Hegel

Harbeth has a cult status in the audio world. Some love them, some just shrug. Somehow the link with the BBC gives them something extra for some people. To me they just look old fashioned, but somehow stylish. I listened to them for a while. I think the first music I heard played on them […]

Kii THREE BTX

After I listened to the Elacs I had a chance to listen to this speaker, half of the Kii THREE BTX system. At over 30.000 euros, not exactly attainable for everybody. The owner of the shop wanted to impress and played some loud pop music with a lot of bass. I have never heard such […]

Elac Navis ARB-51

When you are looking for active speakers online, you quite quickly run into the Elac Navis ARB-51. I like the ideas behind it. You can use them wirelessly with the Discovery Connect module, but you can also turn off all the wireless bits in the speaker and feed them with an analog cabled source. The […]

KEF R3 & LS50

In January of 2019 I also listened to KEF’s LS50 and R3. They were connected to an Arcam amplifier. I really liked the clear presentation and openness of both of these great looking speakers. The listening room was not optimal and maybe therefore they sounded quite alike. Maybe all I can say of what I […]

Boenicke W5 SE

In January 2019, during my lunch break I walked to an audio store to get some info on what the audio world has to offer these days and I got to listen to these little speakers. I do not exactly remember what they were connected to, but I think it was a Nam Unity ATOM. […]

At it again

After a prolongued period of not blogging I have started a blog again. Mostly because I could use a sort of public notebook and some items might be of interest to others. Expect items about Internet technology, programming, watches and audio.