Tomasz Karasiński

Tomasz Karasiński

Trained as an aviation engineer, working as a professional journalist with a passion for good music. In his free time, he's designing websites and taking photos of airplanes. Loves mathematical harmony in music. Likes both cheap and expensive gear, tube and solid state amps, large and small speakers, digital and analogue sources. Doesn't like crap.

Indy Audio Labs Aragon Iridium

Gentlemen from the young american company named Indy Audio Labs refreshed the concept of Aragon 4004, designed by the famous Dan D'Agostino in the 80's. The result is a flagship Aragon Iridium monoblock generating 400 W. With its elegant brushed aluminum case and high quality components, the amp is manufactured exclusively in the USA. Technology has been enhanced with ethernet control, which allows us to connect Aragon to the home network. Why? We don't have a clue, but maybe they do. Photos by Indy Audio Labs.

Langer Audio

Langer Audio is a company manufacturing direct drive turntables. German engineers rely on measurements and everything that can be clearly heard. During the development of new solutions they perform blind comparative tests, which is still a rare thing in this industry. Their machines still look sexy though. Well, they're turntables after all! Pictures made by Klemens-Kordt Fotodesign, more info at Langer Audio.

Kronos Sparta

Kronos Audio, a company which made just one high-end turntable, unveiled a new model called Sparta. If you expect that this is just a board with a motor and simple arm, it is not so. Sparta is very similar to the original Kronos. Anyway, just look at the picture. The price initially set at $21500. Photo by Kronos Audio.

Gediminas Gaidelis - AudioSolutions

Distributors and retailers of audio equipment are usually interested in devices from England, Germany, France, Italy, USA, Scandinavia and so on. We have western, northern and south Europe all covered, plus there are some companies from China, Japan or even New Zealand. Countries like Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Russia practically don't exist in the consciousness of a typical audiophile. It's a shame, especially when you see such products as these made by a small Lithuanian company named AudioSolutions. I had an opportunity to listen to the Euphony 50 speakers and I have to say I liked them very much. During the Audio Show 2013 exhibition in Warsaw I also met their creator - Gediminas Gaidelis.

Audio Show 2013

Audio Show is without doubt the largest exhibition of audio equipment in Poland and one of the biggest in Europe. After two days of visiting hotel rooms full of gear we are able to upload a gallery. How was the show? My first impression was this - perhaps it's too much of it all, or not enough time to see all the stuff. It was not only journalists who complained about the rush, but also normal visitors, exhibitors and even the organizer. You can tell that the event has grown almost to the point of explosion. Of course it is very cool that you can come to Warsaw and see so much good stuff. Manufacturers and journalists from around the world come to the show because it's a place where you can see many important products for the first time. But I don't believe that anyone can honestly say - yes, I was able to see everything.