Good Things, Small Packages
It’s difficult to write about Cyrus without mention their size. Most of the reviews you read about bang on about their diminutive size, the half width magnesium alloy chassis, or their frankly dated looking appearance. But I want us to look past the chassis and tell you what we love about Cyrus.
Cables ain't cables.
QED have put together a nifty explanation about how HDMI cables differ, giving a very plain text explanation of just how important timing information is to getting a great image. Rather than it losing something in translation, here's a link to their PDF flyer:
QED Cables Matter
Densen B-130 amplifier for life ...
At first glance it appears to be a fairly plain looking box: Squared off design with clean and obvious controls on the front. Looking a little closer the attention to detail becomes more apparent. Simple brushed metal casing wraps around giving the impression that it's all one piece and the weight of the unit makes the 130 seem like less of an amp and more of a solid ingot of steel. The detail of this products construction is actually beautiful like a Bimota or Bugatti ... unlike those brands Densen has a lifetime warranty ...
Rega Brio - Our favourite small amp
We had the first Brio-R in the country, being the first made for Australia unit prior to stock shipment. Immediately out of the box it impressed as resembling mostly an ingot of solid steel, a real piece of cast in England.
Krix Factory visit
We got to visit the Krix Factory for their 40th Birthday. This is a world class loudspeaker development and manufacturing facility in Hackham outside Adelaide.
On our knees for Nordost
This week we had the inestimable Nordost people instore to show off the new Norse cable range. This range utilises a combination of technology bought down from the excessively premium Valhalla range.