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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Live from Munich : High End 2019, Part 7


It is the last day of the show already, time for a final post about our room.

The display with all the Elrog tube types in production:

Sources and preamps:

3 different sets of power amps available to be plugged into the system:

4 chassis 845 amps in the back. Differential all silver 46 at the front left

300B monos:

Differential 10Y, on display

We had to place my new DAC on the other side of the room.

Hooked up to the line stage with 8m XLR interconnects, no problem for the low output impedance of the DAC to drive that.

Last chance today to listen to our system. Come to room F231e!

Best regards


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Live from Munich : High End 2019, Part 6


Another premiere at this years High End is the first public demo with the newly developed Elrog ER888 tube.

The ER888 is a new tube type which never existed before.

It is the molybdenum plate cousin of the ER887.

Made to drive the ER284 output tube.

Visit us in room F231e to listen to this new tube.

Best regards


Friday, May 10, 2019

Live from Munich : High End 2019, Part 5


At this years High End show my new DAC had it's first public appearance.

So I  would like to use this opportunity to share some more details about it. This product is a cooperation with Albert Leung of eXD Excel Digital Audio.

I am using the receiver and DAC boards of eXD and combined them with a transformer coupled tube output stage using ELROG ER801A and elaborate separate power supplies for the analog and digital sections.

Here some key features:

Ultra low jitter master clock
True asynchronous mode operation
USB Audio Class 2.0 (UAC2) compliant
PCM playback up to 786kHz
DSD playback supported
24 bit discrete R2R ladder DAC architecture
No oversampling
Support for Mac OS or Linux without special drivers, supports Audirvana Direct and Integer modes
Support for Windows XP, Vista, Win7, 8 and 10 32 and 64 bit) via drivers
S/PDIF input
Single Ended (RCA) and Balanced (XLR) outputs

Above Alberts new DAC, called the Everest ,which also debuts at this years High End.

Visit us in room F231e to listen to these DACs.

Best regards


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Live from Munich : High End 2019, Part 4


The set up is done and the show can begin.

A selection of 3 sets of mono amps is available to be swapped in.

10Y linestage, D3a phono and VAR EQ mono phono:

The 78rpm player also installed now:

The show can begin!

Come to room F231e to listen to our system

Best regards


Live from Munich : High End 2019, Part 3


Second set up day at the High End in Munich.

The turntable arrived. Charles Han is setting it up.

The digital source from eXD:

Almost ready to go. Only the second turntable for 78rpm records remains to be installed.

Best regards