As part of SoundStage Network, UltraAudio.com has covered the latest release of Grant Fidelity CD-1000 (Impression II) Tube CD player/headphone amp in their 2009 Montreal Audio Show (Salon Son & Image) report.
The Grant Fidelity CD-1000 aka "Impression II" is manufactured by China's premier audio producer, Jungson Audio and has just been released to North America via Grant Fidelity. In the reporters' words - "This top-loading model has a tank-like feel and is packed with innovative ideas: separate power transformers and DACs for each channel, and transistor and tube output stages (the tube stage is single-ended; the transistor stage can be balanced or SE). There’s also an onboard headphone amp powered by an EL84 tube! And the CD-1000 doesn’t just look solid -- it weighs 50 pounds". See full show report HERE.
Stay tuned for professional reviews soon.
Enjoythemusic.com has just published its "World Premier" review on Shuguang Treasure series 6CA7-Z and KT-88Z.
Reviewer Nel Ferre says: "Beyond good... these are great!" "I found that I preferred the Treasure Series 6CA7 to the regular grade Shuguang KT-88 in my system for their extended highs and midrange beauty. I appreciated the Treasure Series' bass texture, but I found myself wishing for more authority. That is where the Treasure KT88's extra bass grunt came into play. I found these to be my favorite of the lot, by a big margin. I found them to be the most balanced of the tubes I have on hand top to bottom, with incredible detail. Dynamics, both micro and macro... check. The Treasure Series KT88 really has it all — just like a Black and Tan. Keep in mind, I am not slighting the Treasure Series 6CA7 — I still preferred them to my usual tubes. This is high praise".
"Shuguang's Treasure Series 6CA7-Z and KT-88Z tubes are both stellar performers. ....While the Treasure Series 6CA7 is the only EL34 type tube that I have ever heard that I could easily live with long term, their KT88s (to my ears and taste) are even better yet. Though I prefer the KT88s both models are very highly recommended".
Read the full review here.
Stereomojo.com has just published the world's first review on the Grant Fidelity RBS-1 Reference Morel Bookshelf speakers. Reviewer Lorin Elias compared the Grant Fidelity RBS-1 with the well known Usher Be-718 intensively and Grant Fidelity RBS-1 is preferred 2 out of the 3 critial listeners.
"The bass from these monitors is extremely robust, tuneful, and all without bloat or a midbass hump that tries to fool you into thinking that they can do things they cannot. If you are considering these RBS-1’s and comparing them to some similarly priced floorstanders, don’t chose the floorstanders in hopes to get better bass response."
Read full review here on www.stereomojo.com