Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Denver Colorado 8 octobre 2017
Larkspur Suite, Denver, Colorado, USA
Un système complet Ypsilon ( Vinyle avec le pré phono VPS-100 phonostage avec un réhausseur MC-26L, le préamplificateur PST-100 et des blocs Mono Hyperion ) alimentant des Wilson Benesch Cardinal Speakers avec des générateurs d’infrasons Torus. De quoi occuper beaucoup d’espace !!
AV Show en CHINE à Guangzhou
Ypsilon en Chine au Salon av de Guangzhou, le 15 septembre 2017
Un système complet Ypsilon (Lecteur CD 100, le DAC 100, le préamplificateur PST-100 et des blocs Mono Hyperion ) pour « driver » les enceintes Isophon GAUDER Akustik – série Berlina.
Munich High End Mai 2017
Votre serviteur était présent pour contribuer à animer sur trois jours les représentations, répondre aux questions et passer quelques disques et CD.
Ypsilon exposait pour la démat le DAC vs et le lecteur de CD CDT 100 et pour la partie vinyle, la platine Helix Doehman + bras SAT + cartouche Lyra Etna + réhausseur Ypsilon MCL) pour alimenter les toutes nouvelles enceintes Wilson Benesh Resolution… Courtroom: E110 (Atrium 4.1), Munich,
Amplificateur intégré PHAETHON et pré Phono
VPS-100 Phono Stage avec réhausseur MC-L
au CES 2017 de Las Vegas, USA…https://youtu.be/g8RUnAhqj1Q
5-8 janvier, Venetian Suites 30-112
Munich High End Mai 2016
Les deux meilleures écoutes de Ahmet Kip de Mono & Stereo furent pour :
– YPSILON et
– LEEDH E2 GLASS avec la source SWISSONOR
« There is one unique reaction that you can rarely witness: people listening in full silence as if they are listening to a prayer in a temple, very much like a mystical experience. If you meet up such a demonstration, you will also notice that most listeners will not leave the room unless the track that is being played is completely finished. That is, fully respecting the music and nothing else, neither the sound nor the components. And this is exactly what I witnessed in Ypsilon Electronics’ room in partnership with Finite Element. To assure my testimony I visited the room for several times and that temple like atmosphere never changed.
Did the listeners’ reactions support my likes and dislikes? Up to a certain point yes. I too found Ypsilon and Nagra rooms as musically most impressive and satisfying (still keeping my concern about the high frequency band in reserve). As both set−ups were driving Wilson Alexias, this also gave me the opportunity to make a fair comparison between the two. The only fact that bothers me while making such an evaluation is my lack of knowledge if both were properly burnt in. In fact I knew Ypsilon Hyperion monoblocks –it was the world premiere– were fresh from the factory, not burnt in more than 50 hours and Wilson Alexias were out of their boxes for the first time in Munich as Demetris Backlavas explained during a chat with Matej and me. I have no idea if Nagra electronics and their Alexias were conditioned properly since I didn’t have a chance to ask.
Despite being raw, in the Ypsilon room all the components in the system were playing in such harmony and in such a musical way that one could easily ignore any weaknesses related to their lack of condition. This was also by far the best performance of Alexias in Munich and I’m saying this in confidence since I had the chance to listen to 4 more performing in other systems within a few hours time. In fact Matej shared my opinion, even going further to say that these were the best sounding Alexias he had heard anywhere else. To my ears Hyperions –even in their not burnt in condition– were simply fascinating. They just got out of the way and let the music flow. The way they create soundstage and space was exemplary.
The Audio Beat YPSILON BEST OF NEWPORT SHOW 2015 !
Un ensemble Ypsilon avec Préphono VPS, PST 100, blocs mono Aelius (Mk1)
Part Time Audiophile
« Ypsilon Electronics gave another excellent performance this year with their complete line up of tube hybrid amplifiers and sources. An upgraded version of the Aelius mono power amps ($36.000), with silver interstage transformers, and driven by the 100 PST Mark II pre-amplifier ($37.000), performed very well on the classic “Mr. Bones” by Steve Strauss on LP.
Ypsilon brought their CDT 100 CD transport and DAC 100 converter, but I focused on the analog front end, which is rarely absent in the Munich top floor rooms. The turntable came from Bergmann, their Magne System, which is among the few modern designs that offer exquisite minimalistic aesthetics, serious engineering and great sound, all at the same time. The Transfiguration Orpheus MC cartridge was singing through Ypsilon’s VPS 100 phono stage and matching step up transformer while speakers were sourced from Swedish company Perfect 8.
The Point MkIII (website still has the MkII model) priced at $100.000 is a rather peculiar design made from glass panels and not the typical MDF wood, and there is no sign of internal treatment as well. An open dipole with 2×7” magnesium midrange drivers and air motion tweeter sits on top of a pair of 10” woofer housed in a glass box which also contains a 400Watts class D amp for each bass driver.
Finite Elemente provided the beautiful Pagode APS racks while cabling was a mix of Kubala Sosna and zip cords! At first sight the speakers would have you expecting a cold and maybe soul-less sound, but as I already mentioned this was not the case. Instead, guitar strings were reverberating in the room in almost “live” fashion, with ambience and texture during the playback. »