"The Super-Mono-Amps - a dream thanks to the output transformerless principle!" This is the opinion of the author Andreas GÃ¼nther in the new magazine AUDIOphile 1/2012 issued these days, describing his experiences of the big EternalArts amps together with the EternalArts Dipole loudspeaker. "As brutally and honestly as possible we would have to say: For a journalist it comes close to torture - since these power amplifiers elude any fault-finding or restriction. The Eternal Arts monos are free from weeknesses, unassailable - no lime leaf on the back." And more: "Besides all their benefits the OTL monos are superb modellers, too - the room is not anatomised , this is not a relief, but a true, three-dimensional sculpture. In spite of the political nature of the subject: Who has ever experienced this art of sound, will never again yearn for music in multichannel."
As in the years before, the hifi magzines stereoplay and AUDIO invited all readers to elect the sets of the past year in November/December 2011. 25.000 readers took part in the election. In stereoplay Eternal Arts' headphone amp KHV 'basic line' achieved the second place in the final ranking.
In AUDIO the Eternal Arts Dipol competed within a field of almost 30 top-notch speakers. Due to its unique features the Dipol rose above most of the competitors despite their popularity and their manufacturer's boosted marketing budgets. A remarkable 5th place was the result.
In issue 2 /2012, the well-known hi-fi magazine shows once more the lively interest in high-quality headphones and headphone amplifiers and introduces with the KHV "basic line" and the Lehmann Linear SE, two high-class technologically independent experts. In the rehearsal with the Sennheiser HD800, which acted as unerring work device, the EternalArts convincingly demonstrated its musical qualities. That the transistorized rival "as fervently played music, not restored the room smaller," then surprised the tester, which led to ascribe the latter one more point. This surprised us as well!
A differentiated view on our desire for sound perfection, and the value of technological progress presents Dr. Burkhardt SchwÃ¤be in the current book of the series hifi tunes. He comes to the conclusion that we should abandon the illusion that new technology is always the best. He also published in this volume a tribute to his first boss Max Grundig.
on December 5, 2011 Audiophile Gateway Germany and d-t-s Maggi KG concluded a marketing contract for the exclusive marketing of EternalArts in Austria. The hi-fi and home cinema specialist based in the Gerbergasse 31 in A-9500 Villach, only sells the finest audio and video products from brands with world-class, and we are delighted to have won this competent partner for the care of EternalArts in our neighbouring country. The EternalArts OTL headphone amplifiers are marketed by Sennheiser Sales & Service in Germany. The distribution of the EternalArts components in Switzerland and Liechtenstein is in the hands of Bleuel Electronic AG.
HiFi-STARS compares in its 13th issue the new "professional" with the KHV recently discussed. Harald Obst comes to the conclusion that "the EternalArts 'KHV professional' is a tube headphone amplifier of absolute top class". Its professional virtues in the studio environment, the author found in the analytical capabilities of the device to detect relentlessly recording defects.
At the High End Swiss 2011 EternalArts for the first time was demonstrated to a large interested audience. Our entrepreneurial partner Bleuel Electronic aroused the media interest and promptly hit the Swiss internet platform avguide (news from the hifi / multimedia electronics industry). To get to the video just click on the image.
The EternalArts video is advertised with an own teaser banner across the entire avguide website in the sidebar and of course it is also integrated into the Bleuel website.The video was already uploaded on the social media platforms such as Facebook, Youtube and Vimeo. Together with Bleuel Electronic we are pleased about this start!
Probably the most detailed and comprehensive testreport about the KHV was published by the well known Swiss Internet magazine. Who wants to learn everything about the headphone amplifier can read about it by clicking on the image.
We almost could not believe it - there had to pass four whole years until stereoplay, the magazine for "the technical dimension of HiFi," an EternalArts component underwent a test. The editorial hijacked four candidates of the top class from Germany to a comparison in laboratory and listening room, and came with all due fairness to the conclusion that although there are much less expensive competitors, none of its colleagues from the semiconductor group in particular with the Sennheiser HD800 could make such a captivating performance.
Listening via headphones is the most original form of audiophile pleasure. Yet, even purism can be increased: by a transformer-less triode amp. Read the story of a small, affordable dream combo. Read the article here.
No matter who called it out - the EternalArts OTL-headphone amplifier KHV presented a year ago gained the reputation as the best-sounding headphone amplifier in the market. Its construction and its quality materials, however, had a high price. With the aim to create far more cost-effective yet high quality, EternalArts now presented the KHV "basic line" and KHV "professional".
"In comparison to all transistor concepts it is far ahead in terms of colour, size and flow of the music. And it beats the tube competition with its immense precision and rock-solid grip even in the lowest octaves," wrote Stefan Gawlick in the just-published magzine. We are excited about it.
"The new KHV by EternalArts - especially in the perfectly matching duo with the Sennheiser HD800 - is a thoroughly convincing case for the head-listening!... this headphone amplifier just does everything right, he will captivate you with its enormous homogenity."
On April 29, 2011 Bleuel Electronic AG and Audiophile Gateway Germany stepped into a distribution agreement for the exclusive marketing of EternalArts products in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Bleuel is a trading house based in Unterengstringen at Zurich for years, that offers sales and consulting of high-quality products in the electronics and consumer electronics in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein as a general representative of renowned brands such as SENNHEISER, Neumann, ELAC and ERSA etc. We are delighted to have won Bleuel as a competent and product enthusiastic partner.
AUDIO has also tested the EternalArts OTL-headphone amplifier now. It moved with 110 points in the reference class: "But those who hear classical music and have an HD800, will hardly find a headphone amplifier that reproduces music with such a blaze of color and detail." More in issue 5 / 2011.
"The sound of the KHV has proven its special status: While most competitors present explicit strengths in one area or another, the KHV fascinated with a homogeneity in all the properties, that none of the other candidates had known how to counter. It was the at first completely seemingly unspectacular replay, which was found with increasing residence time under the headphones as a refreshing change to the rest of the tests." In the test of headphone amplifiers in Issue 4 / 2011 STEREO let ten top-notch representatives of this species to compete against one another, in which the EternalArts KHV among the purely analogue devices enjoyed most.
With the encouraging message of greeting to dynamic head-phones - ", listen up: Here comes the best thing that can happen to you right now!" - Cai Brockmann directs a report on his experience EternalArts OTL-headphone amplifier KHV. Rarely has a candidate spent so long in an editorial office, until it's impressions were put to paper. Behind the scenes it was said that the author was seen so often with "sound caps" on duty and in private like never before. How Orpheus, the singer from the Greek mythology, got a new address, please read in the March / April issue on page 110th
“Three Dipoles – three principles”. In the February 2011 issue, the fantastic Apogee Scintilla Mark IV, the great Hybrid Electrostatic from Martin Logan and the noticeable, inconspicuous EternalArts Dipole were compared along with comprehendible basic technical information. Malte Ruhnke states on the latter loudspeaker: “The bass reach did not have any audible limit. Every bass note was expressed with such a perfect accuracy that I was speechless” Read the article to find out more.
hifi & records informs in their special loudspeaker issue extensively on the different loudspeaker types and explores the dipole principles. The same “amazingly light behaviour” that earned the large idol, Ecouton TransAir its pole position, is attributed to the EternalArts dipole. Wilfried Kress writes “It’s with transparency, ease, airiness that the loudspeaker produces such music in its stride”.
“A match made in heaven’, is the title of the Review in the 6/2010 issue of the LP magazine that tested the OTL headphone amplifier. Holger Barske states “the Eternal-Arts-OTL amplifier and the Sennheiser HD 800 is a loudspeaker-less dream team. Being extremely easy, light-footed and relaxed, this form of reproduction has no weaknesses and is not tiresome”. Nice sideline: The HD 800 fan club has now a new member.
In the 8/2010 issue of HIFI-STARS, Alexander Aschenbrunner writes about the dipole loudspeaker. He explains clearly the working principle, and gives tips on how to best position the dipole loudspeaker: “For those who have enough space (at least 30sqm or preferably more), this is an excellent alternative to the normal loudspeaker designs.” As HIFI STARS tested the loudspeaker in conjunction with the FTP preamplifier and the OTL monos, they could give a first assessment of an entire Eternal Arts system: “The EternalArts system revealed in a most compelling way, how airy and realistic music reproduction can be made in an enclosed room. An entirely compatible system!”
In their third issue of 2010, hifi & records reviews the EternalArts mono blocks and discovers for themselves and their readers the development capability of the OTL principles. The monos were measured at 86 watt with a 8 ohm impedance at only 1% distortion. As the OTL behaves exactly the opposite way to a standard solid state amplifier, i.e. it increases its output, the higher the impedance, it becomes clear how well suited - 160 OTL watt - these amplifiers are for the 16 ohm dipole loudspeaker from the same company. And this with 1% distortion and not three and more % as so often quoted. Wilfried Kress adds “and these monos have enough power for normal loudspeakers and can show what OTLs can sonically achieve”.
In their latest issue 4/2010, the EternalArts dipole loudspeaker wins the pole position in the ‘air-ness’ capability of loudspeakers. Cai Brockmann nails the principles and construction of the EternalArts speakers and discovers that combined with the correct electronics and positioning the “music releases itself totally from the speakers, the instruments and vocals are so clearly focussed with so much air to present themselves in such a deep and broad soundstage that there’s a risk of becoming addicted. On top the ‘small’ dipole manages the deep bass tones with tremendous dynamics with such ease that it’s difficult to imagine how slim and compact the dipole looks in the lounge setting”.
The title of the EternalArts “Klangwunder” CD was chosen by Alexander Aschenbrunner as the title of his review of the EternalArts MKII in the 07/2010 issue of HIFI-STARS – impressed with the music compilation – he writes about the finesse and detail of the stereo power amplifier. “stabile sonic foundations support the very special listening experience. This is in summary the quintessence of the listening sessions with the OTL creation from Eternal Arts.”
Dr. Burkhardt SchwÃ¤be describes in the just published hifi tunes tube book 2, the appearance of the Fine Arts Esoteric Line CD-tube amplifier from Grundig, which was in the market 20 years ago, followed by the development of the EternalArts OTL-headphone amplifier today and conjures out with a review from the future eternal life of tube amplifiers. Definite and profound about our delusion that always only what's new is what we need.
At the stand in Hall 3, all EternalArts components could be reviewed. The new products were developed with the Restek CD player DP and the OTL headphone amplifier, which had been developed on the specifications of the dynamic top-notch-headphones HD800 from Sennheiser. Because basically everything has to go wrong before a fair, as it were the exhibition equipment got done at the last minute and prevented the timely construction of the EternalArts booth. As a reward, the show devices played at the Sennheiser booth very convincing and provided a splendid start of the OTL headphone amplifier in the EternalArts program. More images: Image 2 and Image 3
On the occasion of the North German HiFi-day at the Holiday Inn in Hamburg on 6 and 7 February played the new Dipole speaker with the OTL-monos to the fascination of the guests, despite unfavorable hotel room conditions. Although only for six guests a reasonably acceptable seating available for listening was, the listeners standing at the site reported about the fascination of the resolution and spatial representation of the new EternalArts-teammate.
This had to happen! The on the occasion of the World-of-HiFi in Dortmund (28 and 29/11/09) for the first time shown sensational new development in the sector speakers, the EternalArts Dipole DL, was discovered by the enterprising magazine fairaudio. Read here the revelation story...
"...without any doubt the EternalArts-combination belongs to the most fascinating amplifiers we ever had in our listening studio", is the final wording of the test issued in 6/2009 of LP Magazins. Please read here.
In their latest issue 04 / 2009 the new life style magazine highlighted the FTP. Wolfgang Vogel strongly recommends a rehearsal date.
"With this amplifier music becomes sound and sound becomes music. The EternalArts will yield many devotees who please combine it with appropriate loudspeakers", Wilfried Kress stated in issue 03/2009 of the magazine hifi & records. Read what he thought about the Amplifier...
image hifi made an extensive review of the Full Tube Preamplifier. Read here what the famous tube addict Roland Kraft discovered....
Dr. Burkhardt SchwÃ¤be is reporting about the life work of Julius Futterman in the book series hifi tunes, latest edition about hifi classics. Please read the article (English translation from page 13) here and learn why Futterman´s genious priciple became the basis of the hifi brand EternalArts.
First Review of the EternalArts OTL Mk II in LP, the magazine for analogue hifi & vinyl culture. Follow chief editor Holger Barske and his impressions when getting in touch with
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Futterman revival - after announcement in issue 5/2008, the comprehensive test report in issue 6/2008 of image hifi, the audiophile authors´ magazine. Tube expert Roland Kraft carefully examines the EternalArts OTL Mk II ... Review
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