Audio Consulting was attending this new Italian show together with Mantra Sound from 26.05.07 to 27.05.07 at the Russian Icone Museum in Peccioli.
This new way of showing High End Audio was imagined by Giulio Cesare Ricci, owner of Fone recordings
Special version of the MIPA (Mains Independant Power
Amplifier) run on external 25 Ah batteries
The 30 watt /channel MIPA (Mains Independant power Amplifier) amplifier is a battery powered solid state design.
It uses input and output transformers, very high speed capacitors in the power supply and the highest quality connectors from WBT and Eichmann Technologies.
According to Audio Consulting's general philosophy, the cabinet is made of wood (MDF, or, optional, natural woods) only.
A high Power version featuring 120 w/channel is now available.
2. SWGPA (Silver Wire Gain Power Amplifier)
Special version of the SWGPA (Silver Wire Gain Power
Amplifier) run on external 200 Ah batteries
This 8 watt /channel amplifier is a battery powered solid state design.
Voltage gain is achieved using silver wire transformers.
It uses input, voltage gain and output transformers, very high speed capacitors in the power supply and the highest quality connectors from WBT and Eichmann Technologies.
According to Audio Consulting's general philosophy, the cabinets of the reference series are made using special wood with very attractive wooden veneers. No lacquer but organic oils and bee wax are being used as finish. The buttons are massive Cocobolo, hand polished, and again, no lacquer.
The Phono preamplifier:
The Silver WireGain Phono Amplifier
Voltage gain only in tranformers : 6 silver wire transformers
achieve 75 dB of voltage gain.
RIAA uses 3 silver coils in an R-L topology.
Bird's eye maple/ palissander veneer on pine wood chassis for best sound.
Balanced version available using twice as many transformers/coils.
We shoewed a special version with built in TVC and phase switch.
Silver Rock MC Step up transformer:
Silver Rock MC step up transformer for the use with MC catridges is also available separately.
20 or 26dB of voltage gain are achieved using very exotic magnetics and our silver wire. Cabinet is made of natural wood and veneer.
No lacquer but only organic bee wax.
The analogue front ends:
The "R-evolution" turntable by Audio Consulting
This turntable is made of wood only.
It is battery powered thus totally freed from mains problems. Power consumption is below 4 watts.
Even the active cooling of some of the parts is battery powered as this has a very clear impact on the sound.
The "R-M" tonearm by Audio Consulting
The tonearm is made of 40'000 year old swamp
Kaori and stabilized with several layers of C37.
The only metals here are the unipivot needle, whereas the axe and counterweight are all made of appropriate woods.
Wiring uses AC's custom silver wire right to the RCA plugs in one piece.
This beautiful turntable was made by Nasotec.
Using a vintage SP 10, a wooden plinth was added and a totally independant
massive brass tonarm base was bearing an SME V tomearm.
The cartridge was a Lyra Parnassus.
Speakers were the Dulcets by Mantra Sound from Italy.
100dB/w/m efficency out of a very clever horn based design
Acustica Applicata's room
Acustica Applicata is the official importer of Avalon speakers
in Italy. Audio Consulting and Mantra Sound were very proud to provide the
amplifiers and line amplifiers that were used during their demos.
The new Mipa Reference HP (120 w, 3 silver wire transformers per channel) comes in mono blocks.
It was powered by hefty 85 Ah batteries from Sonnenschein/Exide
The line amplifier was made by Mantra Sound and was using
Audio Consulting transformers and technology.
Unity gain, Solid State stage drives silver wire TVC with 10dB voltage gain in the TVC.
According to Audio Consulting's general philosophy, the cabinet was made using special wood