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  1. Song Of The Day

    Agma (Betelgeize ) Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  2. What Hi-Fi reviews Naim's new Uniti Atom Compact High-End All-in-One Player https://www.whathifi.com/naim/uniti-atom/review "Rarely does a product look and sound as good as the Uniti Atom, but here Naim has drawn big old capital S’s on Style and Substance" "In a way it would be easy to understate just how great a performer the Uniti Atom is, insofar as it’s kind-of what we have come to expect from Naim. But if you end up hearing one and fail to be excited at the prospect of ownership then, quite frankly, there’s little hope left for you." Naim's new Uniti Atom Compact High-End All-in-One Player is at Musicraft (Derby) Uniti Atom is a beautiful, compact multi-source music player that will seduce you with its amazing sound quality and outstanding feature-set. Its 40-watt integrated amplifier and high-resolution music streaming capabilities will fill your home with stunning high-fidelity sound. Atom is perfect as a high-end main system or even for use in the kitchen or study, where space is at a premium. Just add speakers. Our Naim App for iOS and Android combines all of your music sources in one place, making Uniti Atom even more appealing. Naim Uniti Atom RRP £1749 (without HDMI connection), £1849 (with HDMI connection) Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day. Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved. Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century. https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default/files/products/downloads/files/Naim-DR_Whitepaper_May2012_FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology You're a nobody without a Naim Under the Skin of Uniti Atom We’ve gone to extraordinary lengths to maximise the sound quality from such a compact all-in-one player. From the substantial transformer, which ensures that the power supply is always smooth and stable, to the sophisticated, hand-wired analogue and digital circuitry, every element of the design in Uniti Atom has been considered for its effect on sound quality. Naim's new Uniti Atom Compact High-End All-in-One Player is at Musicraft (Derby) Naim's new Uniti Atom Compact High-End All-in-One Player is at Musicraft (Derby) Control Your Way New and improved Naim app The new intuitive Naim App gives you effortless control over individual or multiple Uniti products. You can access all of your music, including your favourite radio stations, streaming services and playlists, or explore artist discographies and biographies. Furthermore, you can now update your system wirelessly with a single tap. The new app also allows you to control both Naim streaming products and hard-disk servers, so there’s no need for two separate apps. Glass display and intuitive remote control Uniti Atom features a full-colour 5” LCD glass display with a proximity sensor that wakes up on approach, accompanied by a bidirectional intelligent remote control that works in harmony with the unit’s volume control. Giving you complete freedom of movement, Uniti is a joy to use. Naim's new Uniti Atom Compact High-End All-in-One Player is at Musicraft (Derby) Bringing Uniti to Life Conceived and built from the ground up by our engineers and designers in Salisbury, England, Uniti remains true to our core design principles. From the finned aluminium heatsinks (inspired by our Statement flagship amplification system) to the brushed black aluminium casing, the new illuminated signature volume control and the beautifully lit base – every minute detail has been considered to deliver a beautiful aesthetic packed with features and technology whilst achieving reference-level sound quality. Uniti is a true masterpiece of industrial design. Naim's new Uniti Atom Compact High-End All-in-One Player is at Musicraft (Derby) Purposeful Materiality Uniti has been impeccably crafted with materials chosen to be in complete service of the sound. The extruded aluminium heat sinks that run down the length of the product extract heat to maximise thermal stability for increased longevity and sonic performance. The beautifully brushed aluminium top plates are CNC-fabricated for absolute precision and provide a perfect enclosure for the delicate components inside. Precision Volume Control At the heart of Uniti is an audiophile volume control which adjusts level in the analogue domain to a premium digital resolution. Its ultra-smooth rotation and illumination is inspired by our reference amplification system, Statement. The lit volume segments are reflected in the same fashion on Uniti Atom’s intuitive remote control and will adjust accordingly on the top surface ring if the volume is changed remotely. We’ve also hidden the Bluetooth antenna here for a seamless aesthetic. Naim's new Uniti Atom Compact High-End All-in-One Player is at Musicraft (Derby) Give Your Music Some Colour With the Uniti range we wanted to deliver total connection to the user’s music collection. A highly polished full-colour 5” LCD display provides rich images of album artwork and content. The screens have proximity sensors and will therefore wake up as someone approaches the machine to display music metadata, audio input information and more. There is also a selection of front-panel buttons including Favourites, Stop and Play. Naim's new Uniti Atom Compact High-End All-in-One Player is at Musicraft (Derby) Upgradeable Performance In true Naim style, the new Uniti Atom can be upgraded with one our external power amplifiers, such as the compact NAP 100. You can also add a subwoofer for deeper bass extension. And for those with extensive CD collections, you can add a Uniti Core music server to your system to store and stream thousands of albums to your Uniti player and back up all of your music in one place. Naim NAP 100 power amplifier Naim NAP 100 power amplifier Naim NAP 100 power amplifier RRP £750 ***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK ***** Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  3. Song Of The Day

    Current (Troja) Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  4. Musicraft is pleased to announce that at the Sound & Vision The Bristol Show on February 25th 2017 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2016 Award and on February 8th 2016 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of the Year 2015 Award which we proudly accepted on behalf of our clients. We and Hegel Music Systems thank our clients for helping establish and achieving great success with Hegel Music Systems in the UK. Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of the Year 2015 and 2016. Musicraft (Derby) is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 and 2016 Musicraft (Derby) is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 and 2016 (our Rost and HD30 at the Show) Musicraft (Derby) is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 and 2016 Musicraft (Derby) is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 and 2016 (our H360 at the Show) Musicraft (Derby) is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 and 2016 Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology. Hegel Music Systems ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems has won the EISA Award for Integrated Amplifier of the year 2017-2018. Award winning sound combined with streaming, Apple AirPlay, headphone outputs and IP-control makes the Hegel Rost the ultimate choice for any high performance sound system. EISA includes 20+ European magazines, as well as Stereophile (USA) and Audio Video in Australia Hegel Music Systems ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) is the EISA Integrated Amplifier of the year 2017-2018 ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is at Musicraft (Derby) ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is at Musicraft (Derby) Hegel Music Systems ROST RRP £2200 Röst is the name of one of Norway's most beautiful islands. Way up north in Lofoten. About as far out from the mainland as you can get. The name fits like a glove. Röst can also mean "voice", and the Röst is truly the "voice of Hegel". With the patented SoundEngine amplifier technology, highly advanced preamplifier and delicately designed D/A-converter, the Röst sounds fluidly natural and dynamic. It preserves all the tiny details that create the feeling of being there, and delivers deep, thundering bass when needed. The Röst easily connects to any device you want - a CD-player, a streamer, a computer or perhaps Google Cast Audio? You can connect your iPhone, Macbook or even an AppleTV using AirPlay. Or maybe integrate a Sonos Connect? The choice is yours. Hegel Röst is designed to make everyday devices sound as good as possible, and to make audiophile devices sound even better. We achieve this using proprietary technology developed in-house by Hegel. Hegel Music Systems ROST (amp/DAC/Streamer/headphone amp). Presented by Musicraft (Derby). The UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer. HEGEL IN A NUTSHELL - Each thing can be found in other amps, but NEVER all three together. This is thanks to our patented SoundEngine technology - 1. Damping factor - is basically a description for bass control. The higher the damping factor, the better the bass control. Modern amplifiers typically have lower bass control than they used to have 20 years ago. The reason is that the tools you use to increase damping factor will also increase distortion (next - 2). Not so in a Hegel amplifier. Industry average: 60-80, A really good amp: 100-150, 20 years ago: +/-150, Hegel: 1000-4000 Meaning: Hegel can boogie 2. Distortion - is a description of the level of extra sound that is generated in the amplifier. Meaning sound that is not part of the recording. Distortion usually makes an amplifier sound either muffled or harsh. It will mask the finer details. Modern amps usually have fairly low distortion, and obtain this by sacrificing bass-control (previous - 1). Hegel have among the lowest distortion on the market, and it has it in combination with extremely high bass control. Meaning - it will sound incredibly dynamic, detailed AND smooth. 3. Power consumption - The third benefit of the Sound Engine technology is low power consumption in idle. We are actually using up to 60% less power. Preventing the amplifier of running too hot, and it is good for the environment. The technical term is low bias. https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hifi.nl%2Fartikel%2F25697%2FReview-Hegel-Rst.html&edit-text= HiFi.nl. reviews Hegel Music Systems ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems "Do not be fooled. The inconspicuous appearance that seems to be the Voice suggests that this Hegel amplifier is not very special. Something's right, too, in the sense that the Voice mainly makes sure that the quality of music and the qualities of your speakers is very visible." Soundstage reviews Hegel Music Systems new ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems "A good example of the dialectic in action, Hegel Music Systems’ Röst is also a versatile, forward-thinking hi-fi component -- I can’t think of another integrated amplifier with connectivity options that address not only the needs of audiophiles, but also those of the custom-installation market. It looks interesting, it sounds great, and it has AirPlay -- to hear uncompressed music, you need only whip out your iPhone. It would be cool to add Pong to that list of capabilities, but as it stands, I’m satisfied with what the Röst already can do." The Ear reviews Hegel Music Systems new ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems http://the-ear.net/review-hardware/hegel-röst-integrated-amplifier-dac "After just a few moments of listening I had that joyous feeling that here was a competent product, one that enticed me to listen not just for the review purposes but for pleasure. So much so that my intended hour’s listening session turned into a four-hour marathon as I was tempted to discover more of my long-forgotten recordings. That’s probably as much praise as I can give any piece of equipment in all honesty, but to some detail…" Torque "Switching genre to the re-mastering of Supertramp’s Live in Paris was no less magical. An enormously wide soundstage ensued with a real boogie-factor from a full but never over-blown bass. This is almost certainly attributable to Hegel’s desire for an incredibly high damping-factor; once the be-all of amplifier design it went out of fashion but ensures the electronics have a real grip on the transducers from its impedance and not simply from power. A useful analogy I’ve heard quoted is the difference between torque and horse-power in combustion engines for creating a record-beating 0-60 figure." "Winding up the wick to discover that the Hegel will entice the relatively inefficient Harbeth monitors into producing some serious SPLs to fill the room with sound, it’s time to tackle my large Apple music repository. I blast the neighbours by streaming some classics including Genesis, Phil Collins, Queen, The Police and Yello. Wow – not only is it just so easy to use an iPhone or iPad to negotiate the Röst’s controls, be it to change track or volume control, but this is a wholly effortless way to enjoy music. The resultant multi-layered soundstage had not only incredible width but amazing depth. Imaging was among the best I have heard at any price-point, and clearly a class-leader, creating a wholly lifelike performance. People like to hear comment about the speed of a system, well … the Röst is clearly no slouch: swift and punchy are the watchwords here." "The natural warm-sounding Harbeths seem to really enjoy the partnership whereas some amplifiers seem to provide bass that is overblown and intensely warm. Here, I would suggest, is a really good combo for those seeking reproduction that’s as accurate as possible. I have heard systems played at shows costing ten-times, no a hundred-times the price of the Röst which were not only less pleasing on the ear, but less able to create a meaningful and realistic presentation (steady on! –Ed)." "The surprising thing is that this is seen as an entry-level product in the Hegel line-up when I would herald it as something of a digital breakthrough. Used every day as my main listening amplification for nearly a month, it seems incredible value for money and a cinch to use. The degree of sonic transparency is to be congratulated while it has the ability to completely involve the listener in the performance. Bass-lines are tight and punchy, the midrange natural and combined with a sweet treble of extreme finesse. It’s almost as if much-more expensive electronics are in use, such is the level of competence it delivers. The name Röst appears to translate most accurately as ‘praised’: there’s no better word to describe it, other than perhaps high-praise. Here is a package from the Norwegians encapsulating modern design, up-to-date functionality and competent electronics." Hi-Fi Plus magazine (Issue 144 - Alan Sircom) reviews Hegel Music Systems new ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems "I confess I was struggling to find a way of describing Hegel’s Röst without using the ‘audio Swiss Army Knife’ phrase already well in circulation. Jet lag helped and I found the answer at about 4am as I jolted awake in a hotel room in Las Vegas: MacGyver! And I apologise profusely to the people in the adjacent room for shouting ‘MacGyver!’ out loud at 4am (I think they might have thought it was my safe word). But, the Hegel Röst fits that ‘MacGyver’ concept well, although fortunately it’s mercifully free from the late-1980s fashion sense of the original. It really is a ‘do anything’ kind of amplifier that – armed with little more than the tools it comes with out of the box – can work easily with absolutely any music source, and integrates with surprisingly sophisticated home network or home automation systems with equally surprising ease. If you think audio deserves to break free of the Man Cave, or even if you don’t and simply want a damn good amplifier with network benefits, the Hegel Röst is highly recommended." http://www.stereophile.com/content/hegel-music-systems-röst#H94mBYzcdcwgXX5x.97 Stereophile magazine - Hegel Music Systems new ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems at the 2017 CES show http://hifiknights.com/reviews/aplifiers/hegel-rost-2/ Hi-Fi Knights reviews Hegel Music Systems new ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems http://www.hegel.com/images/reviews/Rosthifichoiceuk.pdf Hi-Fi Choice reviews Hegel Music Systems new ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems "It’s easy to see how many prospective customers will delight in plumbing the Röst with a network connection and a couple of other discrete sources to create a modern hi-fi setup that looks very elegant and understated but sounds extremely accomplished. The Röst looks and sounds great and is a joy to use." http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/rocky-mountain-audio-fest-show-report-electronics-plus-analog-and-cable-highlights/ The Absolute Sound - Hegel Music Systems new ROST (amp/DAC/Streamer/headphone amp) is one of the five most significant electronics components at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is at Musicraft (Derby) ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is at Musicraft (Derby) ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is at Musicraft (Derby) ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is at Musicraft (Derby) ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is at Musicraft (Derby) ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is at Musicraft (Derby) ROST (amp/DAC/streamer/headphone amp) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is at Musicraft (Derby) The Röst is available in a smooth, white, painted, aluminium and steel chassis. Even the knobs are made of solid aluminium, and have the same comfortable touch. Together with the white, slightly dimmed OLED display, this is a unit you would easily have visible in the home. Ready to be used with your speakers or headphones. The Röst comes with a remote control, made from a solid block of aluminium, but is also IP-controllable and may be integrated in most smart-home solutions. If you have experience in writing code, you can get access to the IP-control table and write your own control systems. Note that we do not offer support on that. Hegel Music Systems ROST Technical Details - • Power output: 2 x 75 W into 8 Ohms • Minimum load: 2 Ohms • Analogue inputs: 1 x balanced (XLR), 2 x unbalanced (RCA) • Digital inputs: 1 x coaxial S/PDIF, 3 x optical S/PDIF, 1 x USB, 1 x Network • Line level output: 1 x unbalanced variable (RCA) • Frequency response: 5 Hz - 100 kHz • Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 100 dB • Crosstalk: Less than -100 dB • Distortion: Less than 0.01% @ 50 W 8 Ohms 1kHz • Intermodulation: Less than 0.01% (19 kHz + 20 kHz) • Damping factor: More than 2000 (main power output stage) • Dimensions: 8cm (10cm w/feet) x 43cm x 31cm (HxWxD) • Weight: 12kg shipment weightDimensions US: 3.15" (3.93" w/feet) x 16.93" x 12.20" (HxWxD) • Weight US: 26.46lbs shipment weight Hegel Music Systems SoundEngine Technology http://www.hegel.com/technology/soundengine https://youtu.be/moWhPPd180k Alpha Audio (Netherlands) - Hegel Music Systems founder Bent Holter gives an in depth explanation of Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine Technology https://www.facebook.com/hegelmusic/videos/1557873347773276/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video Hegel SoundEngine Technology video with Founder and technical director of Hegel, Bent Holter ***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK ***** Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  5. Song Of The Day

    Rain (Cantoma) Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  6. Musicraft is pleased to announce that we have taken delivery of our new Kii Audio THREE monitors, Kii Audio CONTROLand Kii Audio THREE stands. Current Shipment Status: 1. Initiated 2. Picked Up 3. In Transit 4. DELIVERED Shipment Progress History: Date Activity Location 2017-08-15 12:00:00 Delivered at customer DERBY 2017-08-15 09:22:00 Departure warehouse TAW TAMWORTH 2017-08-14 09:09:00 Arrived at warehouse TAW TAMWORTH 2017-08-11 18:51:00 Departure warehouse WAD DORDRECHT 2017-08-11 08:42:00 Arrived at warehouse WAD DORDRECHT 2017-08-11 06:31:00 Departure warehouse STNL DISTRIBUTION STNL 2017-08-11 16:48:00 Pick up at customer VAASSEN Origin: VAASSEN, NL Destination: DERBY, GB Number of Packages: 1 Number of Packages: 1 Gross Weight (KGM): 101 Shipment Progress History: Date: 2017-08-10 Time: 16.48.00 Activity: Pick up at customer Location: VAASSEN Kii Audio. Face the music. ***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK ***** Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  7. Song Of The Day

    Poor Child (Grassskirt) Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  8. Musicraft's new Kii Audio THREE monitors, Kii Audio CONTROLand Kii Audio THREE stands are now in the UK. Tracking information shows us that our new Kii Audio products departed departed the couriers warehouse in Dordrecht, NL and arrived in Tamworth. Current Shipment Status: 1. Initiated 2. Picked Up 3. IN TRANSIT 4. Delivered Shipment Progress History: Date Activity Location 2017-08-14 09:09:00 Arrived at warehouse TAW TAMWORTH 2017-08-11 18:51:00 Departure warehouse WAD DORDRECHT 2017-08-11 08:42:00 Arrived at warehouse WAD DORDRECHT 2017-08-11 06:31:00 Departure warehouse STNL DISTRIBUTION STNL 2017-08-11 16:48:00 Pick up at customer VAASSEN Origin: VAASSEN, NL Destination: DERBY, GB Number of Packages: 1 Number of Packages: 1 Gross Weight (KGM): 101 Shipment Progress History: Date: 2017-08-10 Time: 16.48.00 Activity: Pick up at customer Location: VAASSEN Kii Audio. Face the music. ***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK ***** Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  9. Song Of The Day

    Factor 30 (Bjarno) Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  10. The Absolute Sound reviews Esoteric's K-03X CD/SACD player/DAC http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/esoteric-k-03x-cdsacd-player/ X is the unknown. “X” in a model name symbolizes the ultimate advancements of technology, craftsmanship and creative commitment. The K-03X all-in-one player is designed to offer as much of the stellar performance provided by the K-01X as possible. Using the same design philosophy as the K-01X, it also derives its leading technology from this model. Its VRDS-NEO VMK-3.5-10 drive mechanism now incorporates Esoteric’s advanced VS-DD servo driver for even smoother spindle operation. Its dual mono DAC, also found in the K-01X, is configured with 4 individual converter circuits operating in parallel and summed to optimize linearity and minimize noise. It also employs Esoteric’s innovative 34-bit D/A processing algorithm. With a pedigree extending directly back to the Grandioso D1, the K-03X is clear in its stunning sound quality, ease of use and wide functionality, including such recent developments as its DSD compatible USB interface. Esoteric K0-3X CD/SACD player/DAC RRP £11000 Our Philosophy - Pride and Mission of “ESOTERIC" “The joy of the highest levels of musical elation.” Our corporate philosophy as our foundation has been embodied through providing superb audio and video products for over 21 years. Now, to further pursue our corporate credo, we shall aspire to reinforce our own corporate identity by the same token. From analogue discs to analogue tapes, CDs to Super Audio CDs, videotape to DVDs, there were several transitions and technical innovations in auditory and visual media. ESOTERIC, which was born in the midst of such transition, shall pursue a unique path as a high-end audio-video brand, focusing on components of higher value and adding amplifiers into our product line. This evolution allows us to merge both high recording and replay technologies, based on our own technical innovation and proprietary technologies. Despite changing times and whirlwind markets, there remain musical and visual connoisseurs who are seeking true excitement. As long as there are such people we shall with great care develop and actively release new products, that improve upon the “state of the art,” within each business category that we pursue. This is our mission. Master Sound Works Esoteric K-03X CD/SACD player/DAC Esoteric K-03X CD/SACD player/DAC Esoteric K0-3X CD/SACD player/DAC Key features - USB Support for 2.5/5.6 MHz DSD, 384 kHz/32-bit PCM, and Asynchronous Transmission The USB input supports asynchronous transmission and rates up to 2.8/5.6 MHz DSD and 384 kHz/32-bit PCM. Esoteric’s original PC driver software achieves outstanding playback of even studio-master-quality source files. DoP and ASIO 2.1 are also supported. Esoteric VRDS-NEO “VMK-3.5-10” transport mechanism - Originally developed for the Grandioso P1, the VRDS-NEO drive mechanism achieves ultimate levels of transport accuracy. Its high-precision turntable was specially designed to spin Super Audio CD/CD discs, radically improving reading accuracy by mechanically correcting for surface run-out. To provide a comparable level of precision, the K-03X is equipped with the VRDS-NEO VMK-3.5-10 drive, placing Esoteric’s superlative music reproduction capabilities within reach of an even greater number of music lovers. The new addition of its VS-DD spindle servo driver further assures smoother high-precision servo control. With its duralumin turntable and 10mm-thick turntable bridge, the unit’s massive weight of 4.4kg (11.2kg including its highly rigid base) is proof of the drive’s robust construction. Other proven VRDS-NEO features include a high-flux-density magnet-driven coreless three-phase brushless spindle motor, high-precision thread feed control, and a shaft-sliding pickup that assures consistently perpendicular laser illumination. Esoteric VS-DD Spindle Servo Driver - The proprietary VS-DD spindle servo driver previously used only in Esoteric’s top-end models is now made available to the K-03X. Its discrete three-channel amplifier circuitry optimizes the waveform of the current supplied to the motor for quieter and smoother spindle operation and high-precision servo control. Esoteric Dual Mono D/A Converters Follow the Design Philosophy of the K-01X - Due to the exceptional performance of its D/A converters, the K-03X offers a level of sound quality on a par with the K-01X in terms of clarity and musical presence. Its multiple DAC design philosophy, carried over from the Grandioso D1, allows extremely accurate digital to analogue conversion. This is exemplified by the outstanding linearity and low distortion achieved by the arrangement of 4 individual DAC circuits operated in parallel in each channel. The K-03X uses the same AKM4495S DAC chipset featured in both the Grandioso D1 and the K- 01X. To minimize noise, two large toroidal transformers supply power independently to the digital and analogue circuits in each channel. The excellent channel separation and stereo imaging of the K-03X’s converters provide listeners with a mesmerizing musical experience. Esoteric K-03X CD/SACD player/DAC Specification - Compatible disc types Super Audio CD, CD (CD-R/CD-RW compatible) Analogue audio output Jacks XLR jacks (2 channel) x 1, RCA jacks (2 channel) x 1 Output impedance XLR: 40Ω, RCA: 10Ω Maximum output level (1 kHz, full scale, 10 k ohms) XLR (Gain: 0 dB): XLR: 4.8Vrms, RCA: 2.4Vrms Frequency response 5Hz to 40kHz (-3dB)) Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) 116dB Total harmonic distortion 0.0001% (1kHz) Digital audio output Coaxial RCA jack x 1 0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms Digital audio input Coaxial RCA connector x 1 (input impedance 75 ohms) Optical digital connector x 1 -24.0 to -14.5 dBm peak USB port B connector USB 2.0 / 192 kHz-24 bit async. Clock synchronization input format Jack BNC Input impedance 75 ohms Input level Rectangle wave: equivalent to TTL levels Sine wave: 0.5 to 1.0 Vrms/50 to 75 ohms GENERAL Power supply Power supply AC 230V 50 Hz, AC 120V 60 Hz, AC 220 V 60 Hz Power consumption 25 W External dimensions (W x H x D) 445 x 162 x 438 mm (17 1/4" x 6" 3/8 x 13 1/4") (including protrusions) Weight 28 kg (61 3/4 lbs) Accessories Remote control unit (RC-1301) x 1, Batteries (AA) x 2, Power cord set x 1, Felt pads x 3, Owner's manual x 1, Warranty card x 1 ***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK ***** Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  11. Song Of The Day

    Apollo - Adam Goldstone edit (Cujo) Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  12. Musicraft's new Kii Audio THREE monitors, Kii CONTROLand Kii THREE stands continue on their journey to us in Derby (UK). Tracking information shows us that our new Kii Audio products have departed the couriers warehouse in Dordrecht, NL. Current Shipment Status: 1. Initiated 2. Picked Up 3. IN TRANSIT 4. Delivered Shipment Progress History: Date Activity Location 2017-08-11 18:51:00 Departure warehouse WAD DORDRECHT 2017-08-11 08:42:00 Arrived at warehouse WAD DORDRECHT 2017-08-11 06:31:00 Departure warehouse STNL DISTRIBUTION STNL 2017-08-11 16:48:00 Pick up at customer VAASSEN Origin: VAASSEN, NL Destination: DERBY, GB Number of Packages: 1 Number of Packages: 1 Gross Weight (KGM): 101 Shipment Progress History: Date: 2017-08-10 Time: 16.48.00 Activity: Pick up at customer Location: VAASSEN Kii Audio. Face the music. ***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK ***** Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  13. Song Of The Day

    Tropiq (I:Cube) Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  14. Musicraft is pleased to announce that our new Kii Audio THREE monitors, Kii CONTROL and Kii THREE stands are now on their way to us. Tracking information shown below as the journey of our new Kii Audio products begins from Vaassen, NL to the UK (Derby). Current Shipment Status: 1. Initiated 2. PICKED UP 3. In Transit 4. Delivered Origin: VAASSEN, NL Destination: DERBY, GB Number of Packages: 1 Number of Packages: 1 Gross Weight (KGM): 101 Shipment Progress History: Date: 2017-08-10 Time: 16.48.00 Activity: Pick up at customer Location: VAASSEN Kii Audio. Face the music. ***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK ***** Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  15. Song Of The Day

    Lighthouse (Serafim Tsotsonis) Thanks Rick @ Musicraft