2015 is off to a rocking start with the purchase of the positively huge Nubert A-300 active loudspeakers which will altogether eat up 45 centimeters (width) and 27,5 centimeters (depth) on my desk. With a height of 37 centimeters, they don’t quite top my Samsung 27-inch monitor, but I will probably have a formidable wall of both sound and image staring me in the face.
This purchase completes my going wireless in 2014 with everything I happen to have standing around (also) connected to my PC via the splendid Audiofly wireless system. Unfortunately, I will have to downsample my 24bit/192kHz hires files to 24bit//96kHz because the Nubert speakers cannot handle more than that when connected digitally , but, in an emergency, I can switch on the fly within Foobar. P.S.: Also, I am not a dog (anymore).
“Again, fans of ultra-spacious sharply sorted soundstages should pay close attention before deciding blind. Particularly in the milieu of small monitors many boxes specialize in this discipline at a higher level. Those with other priorities meanwhile should delight in the areas where the small A-300 approach the extraordinary. Nubert’s engineers have solved the conflicting goals of LF reach, SPL stability and box size to a really brilliant degree. Even fans of tower speakers (yes, it’s true!) should give these a try. What’s more, in this sector you’ll be hard-pressed to find another speaker which less meddles with the tunes. Well-balanced tonality, impeccable dynamics and satisfying resolution make for a pleasing non-fatiguing experience. Trim by way of four i/o options, A/D conversion, digital-direct drive and volume/balance/input control by remote nearly make the nuPro A-300 into a complete system. At this quality you nearly couldn’t get there for any less.” (http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/nubert4/4.html)
Should be here end of the week.
Stay tuned …