The design and manufacture of audio equipment, are marked by constant and indispensable values that aqua - acoustic quality pursues with dedication. aqua - acoustic quality was founded in Italy, proudly carries on musical excellence, artistic tradition, the spirit of innovation and craftsmanship of its people.
Research and Development
aqua - acoustic quality equipment is not subject to the whims of market fashion since they are build to achieve true high fidelity sound reproduction. By combining dedicated research with creative thinking, R & D Department has brought forth a range of innovation whose aim is to recreate the experience of live music in your home. Some of these:
• proprietary DFD (Direct From Decoder) digital decoding without digital filter for purest digital signal quality. Innovative treatment of the PCM digital signal: after exhaustive listening tests, a 1x sample rate has been chosen as the best.
• Exclusive high-performance digital interface AQlink (I2S protocol), uncompromising digital connection from transport unit to DAC, employs CAT6 cable can connect both RJ45 and professional etherCON RJ45
• discrete circuit with high-speed photocouplers for Galvanic and magnetic isolation
Linnenberg Elektronik manufacturers high-end purist components in Schwerte, Germany. Linnenberg's porfolio consists of finely crafted, compact electronics able to deliver the timing and accuracy of recorded music along with a wonderfully natural tone that engages the listener. Linnenberg products are optimally dual-differential, balanced designs. Click here to learn more.
The moments of greatest clarity come when you least expect them, when, in an instant, the truth emerges, simple, clear and instinctively right. In the world of loudspeakers, the arrival of the new Qln speaker is such an occasion. Elegantly engineered in a cool, cosmopolitan design, the Qln speaker reconciles perfectly the demands for high performance and functional style in an innovative and seductive range of visionary solutions.
The Signature 3
To reach the soul in music, there are no shortcuts.
Introduction Qln is proud to present the new Signature 3 – refined speaker engineering at the pinnacle of a classic 2-way speaker design. Incorporating over three decades of speaker research, development, design and construction, the Qln Signature 3 carries the legacy of a timeless combination of form and performance re-engineered to provide an unprecedented high-end compact 2-way audio transducer. With truly enticing audio reproduction without any impediment or compromise, the Signature 3 is form and performance in perfect symbiosis and harmony.
History The designer’s approach and challenge when seeking out to refine the Qln Signature platform was to improve an already eloquent performance in a number of challenging performance areas including further reduction of distortion and increasing presence, timing, timbre, level of detail and micro/macro dynamics, regardless of level, scale and complexity of program material. These endeavours have once again resulted in a timeless and perfected combination of impeccable form and function, offering an uncompromised and unique insight into any program material.
Cabinet and crossover A slanted solid 28 mm baffle provides for perfect time alignment between woofer and tweeter. Rounded edges help avoid baffle diffraction while the slanted cabinet suppresses any standing waves inside the cabinet. By again basing the cabinet construction around Qln’s unique Qboard® superior damping sandwich technology, structural resonances are eliminated. Crossover has been completely redesigned and hardwired with high-end oil-filled capacitors and baked coils to avoid any internal component and filter resonances. The result is perfect timing within the crossover and throughout the entire frequency range.
Treble and bass/midrange drivers The bass/mid range and treble drivers have been specifically selected and custom developed by industry renowned Danish driver manufacturer Scan Speak and offer the latest in 21st century advanced driver technology. The unique coated Kevlar bass/midrange driver with its built-in copper ring in the magnet system offers symmetric drive and higher dynamics in the midrange concurrently suppressing intermodulation distortion and resulting in industry leading high-end voice handling and astonishing micro/macro dynamics from a compact 2-way speaker design. Likewise the unique Illuminator tweeter offers superb vocal rendition and excellent imaging at all listening positions. Its large roll surround and textile dome diaphragm provides a flat frequency response above 30 KHz with outstanding off-axis dispersion. The unique AirCirc magnet system and its rear chamber eliminate any reflections and resonances.
Furthermore … Internal cabling meticulously selected from Transparent Audio. All components are carefully hand selected and individually tested for any deviances. Non-metal terminal plates and pole screws are used to avoid induced currents. Speaker terminals are made of pure massive copper, coupled with grip-friendly screws.
Impedance: 8 ohms Amplifier requirements: 25-250 Watt RMS Sensitivity: 87 dB SPL 1 Watt 1m Low frequency performance: -3dB 42Hz Cabinet: Dual density Qboard® Terminal: Single wire Dimensions (HxWxD): 370x265x365 Weight: 12,5 kg each Finish: Walnut, White satin, natural oiled Oak
Audio Hungary proudly manufactures top level class A vacuum tube amplifiers utilizing sophisticated circuit design, custom self made transformers, and proprietary bias control. The Qualiton series features high bandwidth, low inherent distortion, linear sound with refined industrial design to deliver a complete package. Learn more about what sets Qualiton apart here.
Rethm is a globally renowned loudspeaker manufacturer specializing in single-driver, horn loaded cabinet design technology with precisely integrated sub-woofers. Rethm speakers exude innovation, quality, and value in a unique, well executed package providing a purity of sound very few conventional loudspeaker designs can match.
Clones Audio exists to produce elegant, affordable audio equipment that captures the heart of music playback. We believe Clones has brilliantly achieved this goal as represented by the current product line. Clones is also proud of the fact that each component continues to be hand made with the utmost care and precision.
A customizable ultra-low noise power supply designed to be used with a Mac Mini, Laptop, NAS storage or server. Custom output specifications range from 2A-8A & 5V-18V. Please contact us for further details.
ASHER DAC - $2250
Angstrom Audio Lab
At a time characterized by carelessness, by appearing rather than being, in which the cost of things is determined largely by added values, where advertising counts more then the quality of products, we felt the need to take a step backwards to construct something genuine, leading to the rediscovery of artisan production. Angstrom Audio Lab hand crafts some of the finest sounding tube amplifiers in the world. Contact us for more information.
Arimateria isolating feet are uniquely designed cylindrical pucks comprised of crushed stone (brown porphyry or black basalt from Trentino Alto Adige in Italy) and a biological resin compound with an inner shock absorber made with a special mono-component polymer to achieve near perfect mechanical de-coupling. Arimateria feet are offered in 4 different configurations (corresponding to thickness):