RMAF 2009 Coverage

October 5, 2009
The Acapella – Einstein Room

While I did not like the overall presentation of the Acapella Violon MK IV loudspeakers, its ionic plasma tweeter (5kHz – 50kHz) produced the most pristine clear highs I have ever heard. Perhaps the honking had more to do with the large room and lack of acoustic treatment than the horns themselves.

Here are a couple of close-ups of the ionic plasma tweeter unit:

I had never heard of Einstein Audio components, but they are beautifully made tube designs.. This is one of the Einstein “The Final Cut” Mk23 OTL monoblocks designed specifically for high-efficiency speakers:

The top-loading Einstein “The Source” tubed CD player:

You should just be able to make out the ironically named Einstein “Light in the Dark” linestage:

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