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Hegel H80

Hegel products are minimalistic, but also full of innovative solutions. Their design is always very well thought out. The company was not established by marketing experts, instead Hegel was formed by a group of friends. One of them created the scheme of an amplifier, which pretty much eliminated all the shortcomings of traditional circuitries. In his opinion the major problem is the feedback - the main reason of the sound distortion. He also took into consideration that getting rid of any feedback in fact makes an amplifier weaker and more floaty in terms of sound. The man we are talking about is Bent Holter. His idea turned out to be not bad at all, because he managed to achieve high output power and less distortion at the same time. At some point a big telecommunication company - Telenor - became interested in his project. They paid for further development of this technology in exchange for shares of Holter's new company and what we know today as Hegel was born.

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.

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.

IFA 2013

The next edition of one of the biggest events in the electronics industry has been launched. IFA is the largest exhibition of consumer electronics in Europe and probably one of the two or three events of this scale in the world. The huge complex of Messe Berlin has been occupied by hundreds of companies producing almost everything, starting from accessories for mobile phones, and ending on giant TV's, refrigerators and complete home theater systems. Berlin turns into one big electronics store, but there are no sales because everything is fresh and new.