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Dec, 2016

STEREOPHILE ON NYAS 2016: DAY ONE WITH JIM AUSTIN

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I don’t get out much. In particular, I don’t normally go to audio shows. But this weekend I attended the New York Audio Show, which was held at the Park Lane Hotel, on the south end of Manhattan’s Central Park—just a short subway ride (followed by a shorter walk) from my New York apartment. It was pleasant enough, I suppose, but also a good reminder of the reasons I don’t usually go to audio shows. Reason # 1: There are people there. People who aren’t me. With opinions. Reason # […]

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Dec, 2016

BACHE AUDIO 001 LOUDSPEAKER REVIEW

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I am a fan of so-called “augmented wide bander” speakers, by which I mean speakers that use a wide band driver for the majority of the audible frequency range, supplemented below with a woofer, and (sometimes) above with a tweeter. Such speakers have the benefits of wide-band drivers (namely, their dynamics and coherence) but without their major drawback (namely, limited frequency extension). An example of such a speaker is the Surreal Sound Fifth Row speaker; which I previously reviewed in these pages (http://dagogo.com/surreal-sound-fifth-row-speakers-review). I was thus intrigued when last year, […]

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Dec, 2016

BACHE AUDIO 002AB FLOORSTANDING SPEAKER REVIEWED

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For many serious music lovers and individuals who love the sound of low-powered SET amplifiers, the holy grail of speakers revolves around using a full-range single-driver design. Owners of these types of speakers experience the beautiful sonic virtues of total transparency, allowing every little detail of the music to be heard, as well as the natural rendering of tones and timbres, the purity and speed often found only in horn-loaded designs, and a seamlessness to the music because there is no crossover. All the frequencies of the music are presented […]

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Oct, 2016

6MOONS AUDIOREVIEWS: BACHE AUDIO 002AB

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Reviewer: Steve Marsh Analog Source: Nottingham Analogue Mentor turntable with 10” Ace Anna tonearm, Benz LP-S moving coil cartridge Digital Source: CAL Audio Alpha transport, CAL Audio Delta DAC, Red Wine Audio Isabellina DAC [on loan], plus proprietary impedance matching device between transport and DAC (not a commercial product at this time) Preamps: Doshi Alaap Purist Mk. II full-function tube preamp, Levinson 26S line stage, Klyne 7PX4 phono stage Power Amp: Tron 211 SET amp with upgraded exotic-core interstage transformers (General Electric 211 power tubes, Western Electric 417A input tubes, […]

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Feb, 2016

FLOORSTANDING AND AUDIOPHILE LOUDSPEAKER REVIEWS

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The Metro-001 uses very special drivers, has no crossover points in the critical midrange region, and has the size and appearance to fit into virtually any listener’s home theater or listening room. • It is easy to drive and presents music with a silky-smooth/warm perspective, but it is still very dynamic, with excellent micro-details and a sweet, detailed top end. • Because it can produce excellent deep, accurate, and forceful bass extension along with its small footprint, this speaker would be excellent in a home theater system without having to […]

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Feb, 2016

6MOONS INDUSTRY FEATURES: NEW YORK AUDIO SHOW 2015

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Two Russian engineers from Brooklyn got together to show their own electronics and speakers. One of them designed the Alexus Audio 833 transmitter tube monos as well as the AB Audio preamplifier in use. The other gentleman designed the speakers: the 3-way bass reflex Bache Metro-001 Speakers ($10’000/pr) and the 4-way vented box with active powered bass and mid/woofers called Bache 002.. When I was in this room, they were playing a lovely classical piece with a cello solo. The string tone was rich and full-bodied and had a vibrancy […]

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Feb, 2016

NEW YORK AUDIO SHOW 2015

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Amplifiers, and Bache Audio 002 Design and Metro-001 floor-standers, the big rig had plenty of drama, color, and soundstage depth. Designed by Russian engineer Alex Chorine, the AA/BA system blasted louder than most, the music (tango by “Viverez” and beautiful choral sounds) filling the hallway and occasionally some annoyed vendor’s rooms. I dug it! Ken Micallef – http://positive-feedback.com/show-reports/new-york-audio-show-2015/

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Dec, 2014

AUDIOASYLUM: NY AUDIO SHOW 2014

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I met the representative of (Brooklyn-based) Bache Audio. The room featured Bache Audio 001 speakers being driven by Aluxus Audio tube monoblocks, line and phono-stages. This room sounded very realistic and zesty and I was impressed that Brooklyn-based audio could compete with the best the world over. www.audioasylum.com

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Dec, 2014

THEAUDIOTRAVELER: BACHE AND ALEXUS, SET GOES WIDE BAND

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New-to-me manufacturer Bache Audio was showing off a new wide-band loudspeaker, which I’m pretty sure was the 001AB, an active-crossover model designed for use with SET amplifiers. The 001AB ($9,945/pair) is a powered speaker with a down-firing 8″ woofer powered by a 300 watt Class D amp. The wide-band driver is an 8″ Tang Band; the tweeter is a “Fostex Limited Edition FT-96A-EX2 that takes over at 10000 Hz. No high pass filter is used on the wide range 8” driver instead, it is allowed to roll off naturally.” Frequency […]

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Dec, 2014

AUDIOPHILIA: THE NEW YORK AUDIO SHOW 2014

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Bache Audio is a Brooklyn based manufacturer of speakers – their room sounded warm and musical. Bache Audio 001 ($9,945 per pair). They also sell the Bache Audio Monitor ($2,200 per pair). They were using Aluxus Audio for all else: Mono Block 33SE tube amps ($9,950 a pair), Line Stage ($5,950) and Phono Stage ($5,950). www.audiophilia.com

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