AUDIODROM's BACKSTAGE

Who are the people behind the Audiodrom magazine? We are not a professional magazine, so how we see our hobby? As you'll learn, our opinions are often very different and it is good - the diversity of opinions lends a bit more objectivity to our articles and reviews.

 

st martin

MJ

Profession: sales and marketing, food industry

No matter how hard we try to get closer to a real performance, there will always be one important limiting factor: the recording's quality. It is not an exception that our favourite piece of music is a sonic crap. Then, even astronomically priced equipment will not help us to enjoy it. My recommendation si simple: enjoy the music and use your equipment as a working tool, not vice versa.

Amplifiers: TAD M2500

Loudspeakers: TAD Evolution One E1, Sonus Faber Gravis I

Sources: SACD Accuphase DP-720

Interconnects and speaker cables: AudioQuest Dragon Zero/Bass, Ansuz Signalz C2, Krautwire Numeric, Krautwire MAX, Accuphase 50AE

Power conditioning: samostatný přívod s jističem, Block Audio SnakeBlock, Ansuz Mainz C2, Synergistic Research Atmosphere Level 2, Shunyata Research Denali 6000T, Stromtank S-1000, Nordost Qv2, Blue Horizon ProBurn

Accessories: Finite Elemente Cerabase, Stillpoints, Nordost Sort Kones, Synergistic Research HFT


st tomek

TR

Profession: marketing, media and advertising consultancy

Higher and deeper, with more precision and more resolution - high audio helps you to realize any dreams with sufficient budget allowance. Unfortunately. Excellent equipment as well as excellent program material is something we need to pay for. However, there are gems, that cost much less than expected and have an unbeatable price to performance ratio - Audiodrom is about searching for such the gems.

Amplifiers: Mark Levinson No.432, Mark Levinson No.326S, DIY atenuator

Loudspeakers: Revel Ultima Studio2

Sources: C.E.C. TL 51XR (temporary, for last 10 years)

Interconnects and speaker cables: Kubala-Sosna Emotion, AudioQuest Carbon USB A/B

Power conditioning: IsoTek Titan with IsoTek cables, Blackwater Continuum NST2

Accessories: Finite Elemente Cerabase


st petr

PW

Profession: finance advisory, now retired

It is not easy to stop the audiophile disease and start loving you current audio set up. It is also important to stop reading revies in magazines - that's why I write them instead :-). The search for the absolute sound is endless for some simple reason: there is nothing like the absolute sound. The high end is a kind of philosophy, balancing your preferences and expectations... like searching for your life partner - the choice is vast, upgrades are available and switching to someone 'better' may not be a good decision for many years to come ;)

Amplifiers: Constellation Audio Pictor / Taurus,  phono Gruensch Reference Phonostage MCS

Loudspeakers: Magico M3 s MPod

Sources: CD/SACD/DVD-A Linn Unidisk 1.1, gramo TW-Acustic Raven One with Graham Phantom tonearm and Transfiguration Orpheus cartridge

Interconnects and speaker cables: MIT MA, MIT MA-X XLR, MIT V2.1 Oracle, Stealth Audio Hyperphono

Power conditioning: Shunyata Research Triton v2/Typhon, Shunyata Research Python Zi-Tron

Ostatní: Callas Magic Bricks, SSC Akcept Basis