Rocking the Casbah

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).

The speakers:
“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.” (

Should be here end of the week.
Stay tuned …

Posted by Volkher Hofmann

Volkher Hofmann (deus62) has been blogging on and off since the 1990s and is all that is left. He loves music, literature, drumming and, most of all, real life. He thinks the open web is much more important than social networks, closed-in ecosystems and other severely commercialized online endeavors.

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