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Marja & Henk
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Sources: PS Audio PWT; Dr. Feickert Blackbird/DFA 1o5/Zu DL-103; Phasure XX-PC and NOS1 DAC; PS Audio Perfect Wave DSD DAC [in for review]
Streaming sources: XXHighEnd; iTunes; Devialet AIR; La Rosita Beta; Qobuz Desktop
Preamp/integrated/power: Audio Note Meishu with WE 300B (or AVVT, JJ, KR Audio 300B output tubes); dual Devialet D-Premier; Hypex Ncore 1200 based monoblocks; Trafomatic Kaivalya; Trafomatic Reference One; Trafomatic Reference Phono One; Music First Passive Magnetic; AbysSound ASX-2000 [in for review]
Speakers: Avantgarde Acoustic Duo Omega; Arcadian Audio Pnoe; Podium Sound One; Daudio W1 [in for review]
Cables: complete loom of ASI LiveLine cables; full loom of Crystal Cable cables; full loom of Nanotec Golden Strada; Audiomica Pearl Consequence interconnect; AudioMica  Pebble Consequence [in for review]
Power line conditioning: PS Audio Powerplant Premier; PS Audio Humbuster III; IsoTek Evo 3 Syncro; AudioMica Allbit Consequence
Equipment racks: Solid Tech and ASI amplifier and TT shelf
Sundry accessories: Furutech DeMag; ClearAudio Double Matrix; Nanotec Nespa #1; Franc Audio Ceramic Disc Classic; Shakti Stones; Manley Skipjack, Akiko Audio sticks
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Room treatment: Acoustic System International resonators, sugar cubes, diffusers
Room size: ca. 14.50 x 7.50m with a ceiling height of 3.50m, brick walls, wooden flooring upstairs, ca 7 x 5m with a ceiling height of 3.50m, brick walls and concrete floor downstairs.
Price of review item: €1’500

It really would be a surprise if a company called Amare Musica wasn’t run by music lovers. Maciej Lenar and Marcin Sołowiow are down-to-the-bone music lovers who combine their love for something as slippery as music with the love of electronics which reproduce that music from a recording. We used ‘slippery’ because music as such isn’t tangible. Fluctuating pressure waves in the air excite our eardrums from where, via an extremely complicated and beautifully ‘engineered’ mechanism, electrical pulses are fired into our brain which produces the illusion that we hear music. In the room there were only pressure waves. The music is only in our minds. It’s interesting to wonder how animals and plants perceive these pressure waves; and how for that matter babies might perceive them.

Reproducing music is all about delivering the best possible transfer of these air waves to our hearing mechanism. From there on it becomes unique to each man and woman. Each individual hears something different from the same pressure waves. Our hearing systems differ in the shape and size of our heads, the auricles and all things mechanical, from our eardrum flexibility to the workings of the three ossicles and the cochlea that sends the electrical impulses into the brain. And we all know that everyone’s brain is different.