Klaas shares with us a few words about his Mac Mini and Prologue Original One hi-fi system. We love the simplicity and the beauty of his set.
“As for my experience with the PrimaLuna, that has been nothing but sheer bliss 🙂 I wanted a sleek, modern design without bells & whistles. A volume-dial, an Input-dial and an on/off switch was all I needed. Also I wanted the valves/tubes to be clearly visible and not hidden in a cabinet. Especially now that it gets dark earlier in the evening, the orange glow of the valves is a beautiful sight.
The musical qualities of the system is fantastic as well (although this is of course also helped by a great turntable, CD-Player and the CD’s and vinyl records) and not to forget: speakers!
I’ve had this system for a good two years now and have loved every moment of it.
The Mac Mini was fully introduced into the system a good year ago (the picture was taken when I was still testing, currently the Mac Mini is installed in the cabinet for ‘design aesthetics’ (like not wanting to much buttons on my amplifier, I also don’t want to much junk on my audio cabinet and with the Remote app on the iPhone I can easily control the iTunes App without needing to have a visual of the Mac).
The Mac Mini is hooked up to a 500Gig LaCie USB disk that holds a nearly complete digital copy of my CD and vinyl albums.
I use a set of AH! Black TjoeLipS as speakers. I bought both the PrimaLuna and the speakers at the Hifi Studio in Weerdinge (http://www.hifistudio-weerdinge.nl/). The original plan was to get a set of Sonus Faber speakers which they let me listen to at the shop, but they also had this AH! set waiting for me to listen to and I liked the slightly deeper bass that came from this set.”
Klaas also writes concert reviews and we have asked him to collaborate to our blog… as you can read in his reply, at the moment, he has problems with one ear and will not be able to attend concerts for a while. We wish him a quick recovery, nevertheless we recommend you to pay a visit to his great website www.kjguch.com
“As for the concert reviews… a year ago I would have said Yes, sure! I don’t know if you saw it on the website, but at the moment I’m kind of having problems with my hearing with my right ear having gone nearly deaf. Too many concerts, too much noise or something like that. So I’ll gradually have to see how I can get my gig-going back to something that works for me without doing (too much) damage to my ears. So I want to concentrate on that first, before I get too enthusiastic about it all again ;)”
Klaas, thanks so much and beterschap!