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Old 05-11-2019, 03:20 PM
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So far, we were listening to the stack without the clock.
We are talking about a 8-channel DAC, streamer and preamp in 2 boxes (you can buy the DAC/pre/streamer without the power, and that sounds already very decent!) that retail for 22-23K.
Still within reach for some of us.

But now we got into other territory.
The Merging clocks are quite new.
There will be 3 levels.
They all have extremely rare and expensive, selected crystals.
Level 1 will set you back 20K. It delivers 95% of what the top clock offers.
Level 2: 40K.
We listened to level X, not yet on the market, but in the testing phase here in this studio.

We went back to the Beethoven recording:




Oh my goodness...
I cannot describe what happened to me.
No.
Simply not able.
Audiophile words won't do it here.
But it did happen.
And I was in tears.
Just like when we attend a good concert. (When I haven't shed a tear during a concert, I consider it as a one that didn't make any impression on me).
Well, let me try to express what I experienced that moment.
That clock helped me to time-travel.
I came closer to Liza Ferschtman than I thought could be possible.
In time, and in space.

Bert told me he tested all the best digital from today.
The top dCS, the MSB Select II.
With the clock, Merging beats them all, he said.
And it is still way less expensive than the others.

He is the importer of Merging, so you can be sceptical.
I tend to believe him...
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Old 05-11-2019, 03:27 PM
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With the other recordings, the result was the same.
You experience something.
But you cannot describe it in words what happens.
Is this measurable?
I doubt it.

We ended with a recording Bert had done in Sweden, in April.
From the composer Rolf Martinsson.

https://rolfmartinsson.com

We could hear it in world premiere!



http://metazahren.com/photography/ge.../Northstar.mp4
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Old 05-11-2019, 03:35 PM
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Of course, you can't appreciate how good this recording is from a simple video.
But let me tell you, it doesn't get much better than this.
This was a recording that Bert undertook with the clock, for the first time.
Most gain is to be expected on the playback side, but putting the clock in the recording equipment adds a few percent, Bert said.

If you visit Bert's website, you will see that you can purchase SACDs and downloads.
If you want his whole catalogue, I'm sure you can get a nice package price.
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Old 05-11-2019, 03:41 PM
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To end, let us indulge ourselves in Meta's photography skills.










The Avalons are photogenic!

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Old 05-11-2019, 03:45 PM
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Old acoustic treatments next to modern ones.







Bert, thank you for letting us into your space!
We enjoyed our visit immensely.




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Thanks for sharing your visit with us!
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What a story and what great pictures...thanks for sharing, Bart & Meta.
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Bart, thanks for the pictures, I bet with 5 Avalon Eidolons that studio sounds insanely good. Looks fantastic too. Those speakers really are amazing for the money

- Buck

Welcome Buck.
I've always liked the Avalons I've heard so far.
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Very interesting Bart (and Meta), and what fun - thanks for sharing this experience.

Tony, indeed fun to meet the masters in our hobby.
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Bart, great contribution to the forum, must have been a blast!

Ed, thank you.
Also in Meta's name.
Yes, it was one of those unforgettable days.
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