Auditorium 23 Interconnects

Auditorium 23
The Auditorium 23 cables are hand-made rather than "off the roll" like most other cables and designed specifically for high efficiency loudspeakers. They utilise natural materials to create a beautifully proportioned, unforced presentation that is both subtle and irresistable.
See: http://www.auditorium23.de/
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Auditorium 23 Loudspeaker Cables

Auditorium 23
The Auditorium 23 cables are hand-made rather than "off the roll" like most other cables and designed specifically for high efficiency loudspeakers. They utilise natural materials to create a beautifully proportioned, unforced presentation that is both subtle and irresistable.
See: http://www.auditorium23.de/
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Auditorium 23 D103 Step-Up Transformer

D103
The magic about the Auditorium 23 transformer can't be discerned by what you see on the outside. Its plain exterior cloaks the magic within, its true essence the time-consuming research & development that Keith at Auditorium 23 put into finding just the right transformer to match the Denon 103 and give it that musically realistic sound he craves. The result has to be heard & felt to be fully appreciated.
See: http://www.auditorium23.de/
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Auditorium 23 Turntable Mats

Auditorium 23
Mats side view
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Guru Audio

CLICK HERE for the Sound Practice/Guruproaudio Microsite

Esoteric
This is what Art Dudley of Stereophile said after hearing the Guru's "The system built around the Guru QM10p loudspeakers sounded amazing. Ingvar Ohman designed the two way QM 10p over 20 years ago and it's been a cult favourite every since. No wonder: In addition to it's uncanny bass extension, the diminutive Gurus had great timing, a real sense of flow and momentum and reproduced the spatial element of music with a sense of image height that one seldom hears from any loudspeaker at any price"

Other Stereophile writers, like Wes Phillips and Stephen Mejias had mentioned how impressed they had been with the sound in the Guru room, but what I had not appreciated until I visited the Swedish manufacturer's room towards the end of the Show was: a) how small these speakers were; b) how good the stereo imaging was despite the speakers being right up against the wall behind them; and c) how much thunderous bass was being produced by just two reflex-loaded 4" woofers! Of course, the Guru speaker is designed to take advantage of the low-frequency boundary reinforcement afforded by the close-to-the-wall positioning, but even so, I was surprised by the result. The speakers also sung on soprano vocals; Guru is a company to watch out for, especially as the fact that the speakers must not be used out in the room makes them very spouse-friendly.


Read what Jazz times had to say ....

See the review on Sonic Flare http://www.sonicflare.com/archives/guru-qm10-speakers-review-by-robert-learner.php
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Devore Fidelity

Introducing the new Devore Fidelity Gibbon 3xl luxury stand mount

Gibbon Nine

"The Border Patrol ampifiers were doing a sterling job of powering the Devore Fidelity Gibbon Nine floorstanders...These speakers have been designed to work equally well with a truly vast range of amplifiers, from low-powered Shindo valve designs to the most muscular Krells, all the while being musically communicative...which they certainly seemed to be with the Border Patrol Class A valves."
Hi-Fi Choice June 2008

I am delighted to introduce the remarkable Devore Fidelity range of loudspeakers to the UK. These unique loudspeakers are equally happy working with valves or solid state and have been designed to work effectively with amps rated from just 10 watts. The entire range has received rave reviews in the States and here is just a taster of what the fuss is all about:-

This is what John Devore calls the Gibbon Philosophy: "What makes the speaker easy to drive? Sensitivity and impedance are important, sure. But you also have to look at the entire loudspeaker as part of the amp, as part of a complete circuit. I want that interaction to be such that the amp stays as happy as it can, whether it's a Shindo or a Krell." Thus the system requires a well-behaved cabinet to go along with the well-behaved drivers —and DeVore accomplishes the former in a number of ways. The cabinet is made from two different densities of MDF, assembled with three different types of adhesive: "The selection of the glue for each part depends on whether the idea is to conduct resonances or isolate them," DeVore says. Damping treatment also involves three different materials; the result is a cabinet in which every panel exhibits a different resonant frequency from every other

The result of all that work is a narrow, medium-size floorstander (38" tall without spikes) with a nominal impedance of 8 ohms (5.6 ohms minimum), 91dB sensitivity, bass extension down to 31Hz, and a relatively high degree of placement flexibility; in other words, a loudspeaker that seems able to do just about anything.



This is what Art Dudley in Stereophile had to say about the Gibbon Nines recently:- Read the full review here:-
http://stereophile.com/artdudleylistening/1207listen/

"Not to get too Zen about it or anything, but the Nine's greatest strength was its multitude of strengths —that and the manner in which it dispensed with all of my expectations. Compared to the typical high-sensitivity loudspeaker, the DeVore Nine was more open and less colored, with a significantly greater degree of spatial performance. At the same time, compared to the typical high-end speaker, the Nine was not only easier to drive, it was easier to love. It had more drama and sheer humanity than I've ever heard from such an outwardly conventional loudspeaker, and it never sounded boring or constricted. "

"To put it more bluntly: Horns and such are a great deal of fun —but if you don't have the money or the space or the patience required for a good horn speaker, and if you're not willing to sacrifice openness and transparency and decent imaging in order to experience the world of very-high-quality, low-power amplification, there is now an alternative. And it's a good one, and it's a nice, neat number. "

Read the 6 Moons review -
http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/devore5/nines.html

The top of the range Silverback received Stereophile magazine's highest Class A rating and this is what Michael Fremer had to say about them:-

"The Silverbacks pulsed with musical life, producing an enormous, wall to wall soundstage with vivid images, and continuously provided a clear, clean, transparent view of the musical event"

Read the full review here:- http://stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/306devore/
 
Art Dudley - Stereophile Magazine December 2007



Read the 6 Moons review -
http://6moons.com/audioreviews/devore2/silverback.html

And this is what Seattle dealer, Hawthorne Stereo has to say about the Gibbon 8's:-

"DeVore Fidelity Gibbon 8. Made in Brooklyn, this two way floorstander won our hearts instantly and has become a huge favorite, especially with Naim owners. This is a speaker that delivers superior transparency with an easy going character and deep bass. Utterly coherent, and incessantly musical. A disappearing loudspeaker with all the right tone and tune. "



We now have the Gibbon range on demonstration so please book your appointment and hear the magic.

www.devorefidelity.com

www.thesoundpractice.com

Border Patrol P20 and P21 Power Amplifiers

Valves
We now have the astounding Border Patrol P20 and P21 push-pull, single and dual mono supply power amplifiers on permanent demonstration, joining our existing S20 single-ended power amplifier and Control Unit pre-amplifier. Now for the first time in the UK you can come and compare different models from the Border Patrol range and chose the last amplifier you will ever need to buy.
See: http://www.borderpatrol.co.uk
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