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December 6, 2018

Kii three versus Kii THREE with BXT module, the world's best loudspeaker just got better?

December 5, 2018

Warwick Acoustics, formerly Warwick Audio Technologies, developed the Sonoma model One headphones here in the UK, industrial design was from their US division, and the Sonoma name is licensed as Warwick's CTO used to work for Sonoma during the period they co-developed SACD with Sony.

The Model one is an electrostatic design using an extremely light membrane developed by Warwick, the Model One also includes the headphones energiser and also built in is an extremely high quality dac.

 Above is the integrated amplifier/dac.

 The headset itself is made from magnesium and is incredibly light, sound quality is really extraordinary.

You hea...

November 1, 2018

I thought it a good idea to bring together all  8C reviews in one place.

Marj and Henk for 'Six Moons',

https://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/dutchdutch/1.html

My personal favourite is this review by Mitch Barnett for 'Computer Audiophile',

it mixes subjective opinion and objective measurement.

https://www.computeraudiophile.com/ca/reviews/dutch-dutch-8c-loudspeaker-review-r739/

Nigel Palmer for AudioMediaInternational,

https://www.audiomediainternational.com/new-gear/review-dutch-dutch-8c

I know that Jason Kennedy has just reviewed the 8C for HiFi Plus and I will add that review as soon as it becomes available.

Keith

 Jason Kennedy's 8C re...

October 29, 2018

Purité Audio are delighted to be able to offer RME's superb range of audio electronics, including the ADI-2 dac and the ADI-2 PRO A/D D/A.

http://www.rme-audio.de/en/products/adi_2-pro_be.php

Including the new limited edition PRO FS Black!

RME measure superbly, they are superbly engineered, packed with features and yet relatively inexpensive.

The new limited edition RME ADI-2 Pro 'black ' has just arrived!

March 25, 2018

How do you really achieve the finest possible sound from your system, purchase expensive cables? NO!

Acoustically measure your room ( REW software is free ) we can lend you a microphone.

Actually seeing the speakers' response is always enlightening

 Yesterday I sat with two charming gentlemen who had come to compare the KII THREE and Dutch&Dutch 8C loudspeakers, there was a slight resonance from both speakers which was noticeable when we played an Isaac Hayes track, the resonance wasn't anything to do with the speakers but is caused by air vibrating at a specific frequency, this is simply because of the physical dimensions of your r...

February 25, 2018

A musician friend visited, we were discussing guitars, whether objectively one could be 'better' than another, he said they could!

I listened to a lot of guitars, and I thought that Furch not only sounded wonderful but they were also beautifully built, they are elegant and understated.

We would welcome anyone to come along and evaluate our range of Furch guitars for themselves, in a calm enviroment.

The coffee is decent too!

In terms of price I believe Furch offer a beautifully built guitar, aesthetically gorgeous but

not outrageously priced compared to US 'heritage' brands.

Come and hear for yourself what Furch is about.

Keith 

November 8, 2017

We/I ( Purité Audio) receive a lot of enquiries asking how the Kii THREE and Dutch&Dutch loudspeakers compare, both in terms of subjective sound quality and objective measurement, mostly potential customers just want to hear what they both sound like and secondly how much they cost!

In the UK at the moment the D&D 8Cs have an srp of £8995 inc vat, Kiis latest pice rise which only affects the domestic Kii THREE versions ( pro models are now £600 cheaper) makes the Kiis close to £11k inc vat, stands are an extra £900 and the 'custom' colours option have just risen again by another 500 Euros per pair which makes a 'custom' colour pai...

August 30, 2017

I just noticed this Kii THREE review from 'Tape OP' the reviewer first became interested in the Kii THREE after reading Phil Wards original 'Sound on Sound' review which Purité Audio arranged.

http://tapeop.com/reviews/gear/120/kii-three-active-monitors/

The very latest Kii review by Kalman Rubinson for Stereophile. 

https://www.stereophile.com/content/kii-audio-three-loudspeaker

Another excellent review by the ever dependable Kalman Rubinson with measurements by John Atkinson.

Hear the Kii THREE active loudspeakers for yourself at Purité Audio, London.

Another couple of recent additions to the Kii archive, Mono & Stereo featured the K...

July 13, 2017

The new Weiss DAC501 has literally  just arrived!

 The 501 model is the half case version, a direct replacement for the excellent DAC202, the 502 model is a full width case, resembling the MAN301 Network player, essentially the same dac the 502 has an extra headphone socket on the rear.

 The 501 has variable analogue output which is really useful and a trademark of recent Weiss designs, a separate headphone amp, fancy 'furutech' connectors!

It also has some more unusual features, including some basic room EQ, 'creative equalizer' to tailor the sound to your taste.

 And even vinyl 'simulation' not sure I want my digital to sound like...

June 22, 2017

At last! Dutch & Dutch's 8C monitors arrive at Purité Audio!

D&D state that the 8C will be your last ever monitor, at my age I really thought they might be mine!

 They are large, four drivers 3x 8", two for the bass ( on the rear) one for the midrange and tweeter, they are active, they have one input which like the Kiis can be either digital or analogue.

They have a very smart app which controls all of the speakers parameters including volume, boundary filters ,EQ, input , output and 'standby'.

 You can adjust the amount of bass and treble and load your own filters/target curves.

Just had a very quick listen, placed on the Kiis stands...

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