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On 18 February 2013 at 14:30 Olof Kårström wrote:

Translation:

''My LINN Lp12 has, in the last 20 years, been my reference for music delivery with respect to how it effortlessly delivers with ''life in the music''. I had given up for a long time ago, to expect the same relaxed delivery from a digital music based system ... at the price I could afford anyway - and was very doubtful that a small box for 2995 Sek would change that for me.

After having gone through Spotify, AIFF and ALAC files through the Maestro-50 I can conclude that there is hope for digital music reproduction.


Whatever it is that they are doing at AVA Media, Manchester, I can conclude that it's working. I've listened to  rock, pop. classical, and jazz and everything sounds alive and unforced. The Maestro doesn't seem to colour the music with either timing or clang. It's as anonymous at 'The black monolith in Kubricks 2001' and that's exactly how a good HiFi should be, in my opinion. It's the music that talks.

The price of 2995 Sek is of course a joke - I've listened to systems costing tens of thousands of kronor that don't deliver music as well. It feels wonderful that almost anyone can now afford to experience great musical reproduction in the home with a Maestro as their system. That it's an energy effective product is for me important and an extra plus. There is hope in the world and I expect Maestro is selling really well for you!

Many thanks, Olof Kårström ...

''På Svenska''

Hej Martin,

Min LP12 har i 20 år varit min referens vad gäller avslappnad, levande musikåtergivning. Jag har sedan länge slutat förvänta mig samma avkoppling när jag lyssnar på digitala ljudkällor - i varje fall i de prisklasser jag har råd med - och var väl innerst inne tveksam till om en liten svart låda för 2995:- skulle ändra på den saken. Efter att i tur och ordning ha lyssnat på Spotify, AIFF- och ALAC-filer genom Maestron kan jag dock konstatera att det finns hopp för den digitala musikåtergivningen Vad de än gör hos AVA i Manchester så fungerar det. Har lyssnat på rock, pop, klassiskt och jazz och allt låter levande och oansträngt. Maestron verkar inte färga musiken vare sig tids- eller klangmässigt. Den är anonym som den svarta monoliten i Kubricks 2001 och det är väl så en bra förstärkare ska fungera, antar jag. Det är ju musiken som ska tala. Priset 2995:- är förstås ett skämt - har hört anläggningar för 10000-tals kronor som inte förmedlar musik lika bra. Det känns fantastiskt att nästan vem som helst nu har råd att ha bra musikåtergivning i sitt hem - att Maestron dessutom är resurs- och energieffektiv är för mig ett stort extra plus. Det finns hopp om världen... Utgår ifrån att ni säljer mängder av dessa.

Med tacksamhet

Olof

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