Srajan at 6moons has a listen to Amphion Argon 7LS and likes what he hears. Read the review here.
We had a great time at Cranage Hall last weekend for the North West Audio Show. The usual free entry combined with wonderful weather and a superb venue made it once again a success. The show is growing year by year and is now well worth a visit. The main system we had was sounding fabulous, Amphion Krypton driven by CAAS Audio pre/power, Audiomica cables, MusicWorks mains, furniture, and isolation. Source was a Nadac kindly loaned to us by Ultimate Stream. The system had terrific scale and power yet also retained subtlety and finesse, Gregory Porter to Nine Inch Nails all sounded superb.
We also had a more modest system, featuring the new versions of Amphion Argon 1 and Argon 0. Driven by Hegel Röst and using Audiomica cables, MusicWorks mains and isolation products, it delivered music in a way that belied its apparent simplicity.
Along with all the Argon range from Amphion we had M2tech RockStar series, and the piccolo+ server from Aria on display. It was a good 2 days and we had many, many positive comments. Thanks to those who visited and I hope you found it rewarding.
The North West Audio Show is one of our favourites, it is in a characterful hotel, free to enter, and much more relaxed than the “big” shows and this year Auden Distribution are showcasing Amphion loudspeakers and CAAS Audio. The main system will be a pair of Amphion Krypton3 driven by the CAAS e-pre, and 2 e-mono pre-power combination and as we are taking up the whole of the Bell Suite, we have plenty of space to let the system really sing.
CAAS Audio was recently reviewed in Hifi+ where Jason Kennedy wrote “The CAAS trio is one of the most musically engaging and resolving amplification systems around”, we wouldn’t disagree.
The Amphion Kryptons are the result of many years continued evolution and are the Amphion reference for home audio. Trickle down from this model has seen the Argon range garner numerous excellent reviews in the press including Argon 7LS on Hifi Pig and Argon 1 in HifiChoice.
The system will use MusicWorks furniture, isolation and power products, and Audiomica labs interconnects and loudspeaker cables. Source will be a Merging Nadac. All together, an extremely capable and musical system that we are looking forward to playing.
There will also be a more lifestyle system to demonstrate the newly updated Argon 0 and Argon 1 models, it is surprising how good a more modest system can be and as with the bigger system, this is a very enjoyable way to listen to your music.
On display we will also have the M2Tech range including RockStar series, and the Aria Piccolo+ from DigiBit, both the subjects of recent great press reviews.
Well worth a visit, hopefully we’ll see you over the weekend!
Hot on the heels of the Argon 7LS review on Hifi pig, Ed Selley writing in Hifi Choice issue 436 presents a review of the Argon 1. I have a soft spot for the Argon 1 as it was the first model I auditioned prior to becoming the UK sales agent for the brand. I fell in love with its mix of strong tuneful bass, open sweet mid, and natural HF, all in a handsome stylish cabinet. Ed is very positive in his review and picks up on a couple of the key design elements of the product, it is well worth a read. A PDF is available here.
Lionel over at HiFi Pig was very impressed by what he heard from the Amphion Argon 7LS, I love them too. Read his words here.
We had a very successful Bristol Show last weekend. Amphion was the focus as we showed all the Argon models including the new Argon 0 and Argon 1 models. Presented in a relaxed casual manner, people were very impressed by the performance and simplicity of the demonstration system. Housed in a famously low priced piece of furniture from the big Swedish furniture store, what we wanted to illustrate was how good music can sound without the hifi taking over your room. Driven by a Hegel Rost, supported by MusicWorks PEEK cones and mains block, and Audiomica loudspeaker cables, the system sounded excellent and we had lots of positive comments throughout the show.
Hegel Music Systems will be once again using Amphion at the upcoming Sound & Vision exhibition in Bristol over the weekend of 23rd to 25th of February. Last year the highly regarded brand used the Argon 7LS and it was such a successful pairing they are using another pair this year. Hegel and Amphion go well together and I am expecting it to sound just as good as last year, perhaps even better. Hegel will be demonstrating their whole range of integrated amps along with the high end DAC and the superb Mohican CD player, it should be well worth a listen.
We will be showcasing Amphion at this years Sound & Vision exhibition in Bristol which takes place over the weekend of 23rd to 25th February. The Argon range will be on display and the demo focus will be on the newly revised models Argon 0 and Argon 1. Following on from its very well received UK debut at last years event we will also have the Argon 7LS on demonstration. The system will be driven by a Hegel Rost, MusicWorks are providing the mains block, power cables, and isolation, and the cables are from Audiomica Labs. Hegel and Amphion work well together and when supported by MusicWorks and Audiomica it all makes for a very musical coherent system at a relatively modest price.
We had a very successful North West Audio Show last weekend, with lots of positive comments about the system we were playing. Fed by a Merging Technologies Nadac player, the CAAS audio E100 amps really showed what they are capable of, very articulate and authoritative. It was the UK debut of the Amphion Krypton 3, they relished the power and control from the CAAS amps and surprised quite a few people with what they deliver for the price. Interconnects and loudspeaker cables were of course by Audiomica, they never let us down. MusicWorks provided the power connections and furniture. They again caused the usual “I’ve heard it but I don’t believe it” reaction to the PEEK isolation products, especially to the new cable isolators.
We had the Amphion Argon range, the CAAS Audio range, and the clever Sbooster power supply range all on static display too, which created an interesting room well worth visiting.
Overall it was a good show, a weekend in a pleasant environment, in a nice part of the world, playing good tunes on an amazing system. What’s not to like?
At the North West Audio Show on 24th and 25th of June we will be presenting the Amphion Krypton 3 for the first time in the UK. Krypton is Amphion’s reference project now close to 15 years in making, these are very special loudspeakers, well worth a listen.