“On some days, the sound produced by a Hi-Fi system offers moments of pure grace: our favourite artists are with us in the room, with all the atmosphere of a live concert. In such instances, the realism seems absolute. However, more often than not, there is something slightly artificial about Hi-Fi sound, even from a top-of-the-range system, that prevents us from really “connecting” to the music in question.
For many years, I was confronted with incomprehensible phenomena that seemed to contradict traditional approaches to the technology. Since then, I have come to understand that, for a consistently realistic experience, the electronic circuits have to be protected from various forms of interference. These come from the outside, but can also be generated from within the devices.
By challenging the usual technical solutions, we have made several steps towards real high fidelity. For example, for our digital players, we have developed discrete analogue clocks, located as close as possible to the conversion circuits. This is a world-wide exclusive.