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Der Vinyl Bus fährt wieder

Im März 2020 musste der Vinyl Bus seinen Betrieb einstellen, startet jetzt aber wieder mit dem gleich Ziel: einen fahrenden Schallplattenladen zu bieten, der auch in Städte kommt, die keinen Plattenladen haben. In dem umgebauten amerikanischen Schulbus stehen ungefähr 4.000 Schallplatten aus allen Genres bereit zum Verkauf – außer Klassik und Schlager. Die Alben aus allen Preisklassen könnne außerdem über die in den Bus eingebaute Anlage gehört werden.

Um die Wiedereröffnung des Vinyl Bus zu gewährleisten und die Vorgaben der Behörden einzuhalten gelten verschiedene Regeln: Zugang zu dem Vinyl Bus ist nur für geimpfte, genesene oder getestete Personen möglich. Zudem gilt die Maskenpflicht. Am Eingang sollen die Hände desinfiziert werden, und die Seitenfenster des Busses bleiben geöffnet. Zuletzt ist die Anzahl der Leute, die gleichzeitig in den Bus dürfen, limitiert.

Termine:

Dienstag, 21.09.21 / 12 bis 19 Uhr
Expert Markt – Bayernweg 60
33102 Paderborn

Mittwoch, 22.09.21 / 12 bis 19 Uhr
Plattenkiste – Beethovenweg 10
59269 Neu-Beckum

Freitag, 24.09.21 / 12 bis 19 Uhr
Auditorium – Feidikstr. 93
59065 Hamm

Sonntag, 26.09.21 / 11 bis 18 Uhr
Sattlerei Heubel – Wickeder Str. 16
59439 Holzwickede
Mit großem Ausverkauf von Mängelexemplaren! (jede LP 3,- Euro / Do-LP 5,- Euro)

Donnerstag, 30.09.21 / 12 bis 19 Uhr
Euronics Berlet – Opmünder Weg 65
59494 Soest

Freitag, 01.10.21 / 12 bis 19 Uhr
Rockland – Holzkampstr. 37
58453 Witten

Dienstag, 05.10.21 / 12 bis 19 Uhr
Euronics – Dammstr. 39
33332 Gütersloh

Mittwoch, 06.10.21 / 11 bis 19 Uhr
Tonart HiFi – Hannoversche Str. 97
49084 Osnabrück

Donnerstag, 07.10.21 / 11 bis 18 Uhr
EMP Outlet Store A31 – Einsteinstr. 6
49835 Wietmarschen/Lohne

Freitag, 08.10.21 / 11 bis 19 Uhr
Expert – Osterwicker Str. 31
48653 Coesfeld

Dienstag, 12.10.21 / 12 bis 19 Uhr
Euronics Berlet – Elseyer Str. 12-14
58119 Hagen

Mittwoch, 13.10.21 / 12 bis 19 Uhr
Music & More – Am Schürmannshütt 26
47441 Moers

Donnerstag, 14.10.21 / 12 bis 19 Uhr
Audio 2000 – Bundesallee 243
42103 Wuppertal

Freitag, 15.10.21 / 12 bis 19 Uhr
Euronics Berlet – An der Bummannsburg 6
59192 Bergkamen

Montag, 18.10.21 / 12 bis 19 Uhr
Euronics XXL – Kaiserwerther Str. 95
40880 Ratingen

Donnerstag, 21.10.21 / 12 bis 19 Uhr
Euronics Berlet – Wefelshohler Str. 1
58511 Lüdenscheid

Freitag, 22.10.21 / 12 bis 19 Uhr
Impulstreu – Geitlingstr. 117
45472 Mülheim an der Ruhr

Donnerstag, 28.10.21 / 12 bis 19 Uhr
HiFi Jupit – Artur-Ladebeck-Str. 115
33647 Bielefeld

Freitag, 29.10.21 / 11 bis 18 Uhr
HiFi Liedmann – Harpener Hellweg 22
44805 Bochum

Im November soll zudem die Tour weitergeführt werden. Mehr Informationen unter www.vinylbus.de und www.facebook.com/vinylbus

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ノイズ対策の新常識:アース対策の基本をおさらい!仮想アース導入のメリットは?

デジタル時代のノイズ対策術を紹介したきたこの連載の最終回は、「アース対策」について取り上げる。アース対策はなぜ必要なのか、また仮想アースの導入にはどんなメリットがあるのか解説しよう。

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Röhren-Phonovorverstärker Cayin CS-6PH

Damit gestattet er den Anschluss von mehrarmigen Plattenspielern mit zwei verschiedenen Abtastern oder von zwei Plattenspielern, die jeweils ein anderes MM- oder MC-System verwenden. Die Eingänge lassen sich auf der Aluminium-Frontplatte anwählen.

Im CS-6PH sind zwei 6922 von Electro Harmonix für die MC-Verstärkung zuständig, zwei ECC83 von JJ Electronics werden für die MM-Verstärkung mit hochpräziser RIAA- Entzerrung verwendet. In der Ausgangsstufe übernehmen zwei 12AT7. Für die Spannungsgleichrichtung werden zwei RCA 22DE4 Röhren eingesetzt, um die Restwelligkeit zu minimieren.

Über einen dreistufigen Gain-Schalter auf der Frontplatte des in Schwarz oder Silber erhältlichen Cayin CS-6PH lässt sich die Verstärkung von 40 dB auf 57  dB, 61 dB oder 65 dB anpassen. Mit dem CAP-Schalter können Nutzer die Eingangskapazität von MM auf 47pF oder 100pF einstellen. Die Eingangsimpedanz von MC lässt sich mit dem Impedanzwahlschalter an die Bedürfnisse jedes Tonabnehmers anpassen: 47 Ohm, 100 Ohm, 200 Ohm, 470 Ohm und 1000 Ohm.

Der handgefertigte Cayin CS-6PH ist ab sofort für um 2.500 Euro im Cayin Store und im ausgesuchten Fachhandel erhältlich.

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Neue Subwoofer Thetis 300 und 340 von Triangle

Die neuen Subwoofer sollen sowohl für die Nutzung im Heimkino als auch in der Stereoanlage geeignet sein, und sind mit nach unten gerichteten Treibern in den Größen 25cm (Thetis 340) und 20cm (Thetis 300) ausgestattet. Dazu arbeiten die beiden Subwoofer nach dem Bassreflex-Prinzip mit Laminar-Port, welcher die Strömungsgeräusche deutlich reduzieren soll.

Die Schallwandler verwenden Verbundmembranen aus Zellulose und Kohlenstoff, welche eine hohe Steifigkeit gewährleisten sollen. Die Subwoofer sind ausgestattet mit Class-D-Verstärkern und sollen über eine RMS-Leistung von 250 Watt (Thetis 340) beziehungsweise 150 Watt (Thetis 300) verfügen. Die Anpassung an Lautsprecher soll aufgrund der hohen Flankensteilheit der Frequenzweichen einfach möglich sein. Dazu können Lautstärke, Phase und Frequenzabfall manuell eingestellt werden, wobei Lautstärke und Standby auch per Fernbedienung anpassbar sind. Die Thetis-Subwoofer haben zudem einen automatischen Stanbdy, der die Geräte nach 20 Minuten Inaktivität ausschaltet und beim Empfang neuer Signale wieder einschaltet.

Beide Subwoofer besitzen sowohl einen direkten LFE-Eingang für Heimkino-Setups, sowie Cinch- und Hochpegel-Eingänge für Verstärker ohne spezialisierten Ausgang.

Die beiden neuen Subwoofer sind ab sofort in 3 verschiedenen Finishes erhältlich. In Black Ash kostet der Thetis 340 um 750€ und der Thetis 300 um 600€; in High Gloss Black bzw. High Gloss White sind die Subwoofer zu um 850€ (Thetis 340) und um 700€ (Thetis 300) gelistet.

Weitere Informationen zur Marke Triangle

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Sivga Robin SV021 review : Very Capable

INTRODUCTION:

Sivga, originating from China has been making some of the most talked about headphones of recent times. They raised their head a couple of years ago and have a handful of headphones under their belt. Sivga has been delivering eye-catching designs as well as intriguingly equipped headphones since their arrival. The Phoenix reviewed by Ryan has been one of their most popular headphones.

What I am reviewing here is the SV021, aka Robin. This is their answer to the competition at $200. Just like any other Sivga headphones, Robin too has wooden cups and comes in two colors, black and brown. It houses a 50mm dynamic driver and is currently priced at $150.

I will compare it with a few old timers like SRH440 and and new gen Headphones like Blon BL-30.

Product page: http://www.sivgaaudio.com/product_d?id=11

Get one for yourself:

ACCESSORIES AND PACKAGING:

Robin ships with an all black box with some info graphics on it. Unboxing experience is very straightforward, and doesn’t have any tricks here. First thing that shows up inside the box is the headphone. A compartment within the headphone cavity contains the HEMP carry pouch and externally braided cable. There is a quarter inch adapter to use with AMPs.

HOW IS THE CABLE:

Sivga barely has any information about the cable but it is safe to assume that it’s a 2 meter (strangely their website has it at 1.6m) Copper cable with protective fiber braiding over it. This braiding will keep the cable safe for a lot longer than other without giving into general wear and tear and keeps from tangling. On the down side it makes this cable a bit stiffer than expected.

Components used in this cable are of very good quality. All the connectors and even the Y splitter is made out of metal, giving it a premium feel.

BUILD QUALITY AND ERGONOMICS:

Robin has a very sturdy build quality. It uses a metal skeleton to hold the cups and head bend. It has protein leather on the head bands and earpads while the ear cups are made out of wood.

Even when the egg-like shape of the wooden cups looks eye-catching it is slightly on the smaller side and sits a bit on the lobes of my 9cm long ears but thanks to the soft and supple pads it’s done not bother at all even after hours of usage. Another problem is, it doesn’t have any sidewise movement. The cups do move vertically but that barely compensates for the uneven bone structures around the ear. It kind of feels like there is some gap and feels a bit odd, compromising it’s closed back nature. I will like a bit of sidewise movement or a slightly bigger cup, this does feel a bit odd on my bigger ears.

PAIRING WITH SOURCES:

Sivga Robin has an impedance of 35ohm with a sensitivity of 105db making it harder to drive out of mobile phones. It doesn’t show any anomalies when driven out of weaker sources but it doesn’t get much louder. Using a portable DAC/amp is advised. A bit of power does open up it’s stage as experienced with the Earmen sparrow and TR-amp. Giving it a much more powerful source doesn’t make much sense.

SOUND QUALITY:

I wasn’t expecting a lot out of a $150 headphone. I have a few headphones in this price range, while all of these are very good, none have the accuracy of the Sivga. The Robin with its 50mm dynamic driver delivers a well rounded performance. It’s not bass heavy but do have a dip just after the vocals while the treble region is a bit more forward. SV021 does all this without suppressing or trimming out resolution or definition. It does have a different kind of v shaped sound signature.

Just like most of the head-gears of recent times the Robin too doesn’t have much coloration while having a neutral timber.

I have used Earmen Sparrow and Qudelix 5k for this review.

BASS:

This 50mm dynamic driver has a more balanced approach and doesn’t exaggerate the lower end but delivers very good details. It has excellent extension and very good sub-bass rumble but doesn’t have the volume or weight to it. Mid bass is fuller and more voluminous but is still not in the bassy category. It doesn’t try to bring the bass unless the track asks for it, exhibiting it’s control and dynamic abilities. Upper bass is slightly less voluminous but is equally capable as the Robin uses it to place notes more dynamically. It has the layered feel without slowing down or dropping frames. Decay speed is on the faster side and is neck in neck with more expensive headphones like Austrian Audio HI-X55.

If you are looking for hard hitting bass with lots of vim and vigor, please turn around. Robin doesn’t have any interest in pleasing the bass heads. It is more into accuracy and precision while keeping the air clean of any wooly stuff.

MID RANGE:

After coming from a neutral lower end we are treated with a mid range with very good transparency and clarity but this headphones only weak point lies in its mid range. The transition from upper bass to lower treble is nicely done with very good energy and clarity. Vocals have accurate notes body with neutral tonality. Both male and female vocals are aptly accurate without trying to be overly thick or thin. Finishing definitions are spot-on. Texture and details are very good too. Yes male vocals could have been slightly throatier but can’t complain about that on a $150 headphone.

What could have been better is the balance. The vocals could have been more leveled. And if the instruments after the vocals and before the upper mids have had the same projection levels as the vocals, the SV021 would have been a bit more balanced. Don’t confuse it with veil or lack of clarity though.

Instruments before the vocals and at the upper mids have very good projection and emphasis. Notes have better height and fuller feeling. From there on, the energy levels start to rise, notes get more forward and the upper mids can feel a bit sharper at times but doesn’t have any sibilance to worry about. It can feel a bit more aggressive for sensitive ears.

HIGHS:

If we see the whole spectrum, SV021 has a V shaped signature and it’s mostly because of the elevated treble region. The rise in energy we see with the upper mids is carried over to the treble region. Unlike the mids where the Robin is willing to compromise a bit, in the treble region it doesn’t hold back. It has the forwardness and energy too. I have had a few headphones in this price range but none of them, even the MSR-7B has the treble details and extension of the Robin. It has very good contrast and details. It’s sparkly with a livelier feel. I would have liked a bit more air between instruments but I am getting greedy. It’s an excellent sounding headphone, and it’s natural to expect a bit more from it.

SOUND STAGE AND IMAGING:

Surprisingly this budget headphone has a much bigger stage than its counterparts, let it be SRH440 or HD598. Robin has a very tall and wide stage which has a reverse conical feel. The best thing is, it doesn’t feel limited, it manages to deliver good dynamic cue placement.

It has a good concentration near the head and further to the head while the region in-between these are slightly thinner and a bit less dense. The treble region takes the lion’s share here but nothing feels clumsy. Cue placements and sonicality is very good, not as good as the SRH440 though.

COMPARISONS:

vs Shure SRH440:

SRH440 has been one of the classics and is still on sale.

The Shure is a more neutral sounding IEM with a slightly less extended sub-bass and less rumble. The mid bass is smaller while the upper bass is slightly more elevated. Both have similar details, texture and definition. Mids is where the Shure has a bit of advantage at first with a more forward projection but when looks in depth SV021 has better timber and notes accuracy. Both have similar details but the Robin has better separation. Treble of the Shure is lacking energy and doesn’t have the extension of the Robin. In simpler words Robin has better details and transparency with treble notes but can feel a bit aggressive.

Picking one is more about preference. If you like details, both will do, but the Robin is more sonically and technically capable headphone.

VS Blon BL30:

The Blon headphone has a similar sized driver but its cups are bigger. It is an open back headphone and has the similar kind of sealing issue because of its stiffer pads. Build quality of the BL30 is slightly better but it still is a bit difficult to handle because of heft.

BL30 gas slightly smaller sub-bass rumble but have similar extension. Mid bass is a bit softer with slighter bigger volume. Decay speed oddly is slower on the BL30 and lacks a bit of layered details. Mid range of the BL30 sounds hollow and lacks weight but is well balanced. It has a more organic a warmer feel. It is crisper and slightly thinner too. Vocals have very good height but are slightly on the thinner side and male vocals are oddly hollow. Female vocals are much better but the Robin is better with both. Instruments are less attacking and doesn’t have the extra bit of finishing definition but have better timber. High are less defined, less extended and can feel a bit veiled. The only place where the Blon is slightly better is with the stage. It has a more rounded stage with better sonicality and dynamic cue placement. It has slightly better layering and contrast too.

Robin is a more technically capable headphone while the BL30 is sonically better. Both won’t disappoint depending upon their applications and requirements but Robin has the upper hand.

CONCLUSION:

Robin has a very good frequency response. Even if it’s not perfect it has very good transparency and details. It doesn’t veil or try to hide its sound signatures behind hollow or edgy notes. It does have the V shape but owns it with a smile. This is a neutral sounding headphone which delivers some of the best details for under $200. The bass is aptly voluminous but could have been slightly fuller, the mid range instruments could have been a bit more forward and the treble can be a bit less energetic when seen separately.

All these bits do not feel inspiring individually but put all this together with excellent transparency, very good resolution and details, it not easy to sideline the Sivga Robin SV021, especially when you are not looking for a bassy headphone. It is a very capable headphone, highly recommended.

That’s it, enjoy your music!! Cheers!!

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「ホームシアターファイルPLUS」最新号vol.10、9月25日発売!

ホームシアター専門誌「ホームシアターファイルPLUS」vol.10(定価1,500円)が9月25日(土)より発売します。巻頭特集「ホームシアター50の疑問ー前編ー」ほか、「テレビと組み合わせたい”推し”スピーカー」など、特集5本立てでお届けします。

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「Amazonタイムセール祭り」本日スタート!まず安くなる注目商品はコレ!

Amazonのビッグセール「タイムセール祭り」がいよいよ本日9月25日9時からスタートする。事前公開されていたセール対象品や、今回公開となった対商品の各ジャンルのオススメの注目アイテムを紹介しよう。

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