Soul Note lands in Germany

EU invaded by soul – The upscale Japanese brand Soulnote has found a European home with import house IAD GmbH. Launched in 2004 by former Marantz employees, chief engineer Hideki Kato believes that ever superior measurements rarely coincide with greater listening pleasure. It's why Soulnote eschew oversampling and negative feedback to improve time-domain behavior. Their 3-tiered very comprehensive catalogue includes pre, integrated and power amplifiers, phono stages, D/A converters, an SACD player and an external master clock without which their best DAC wouldn't even work. With IAD, these products will now be available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the BeNeLux. For this kit made in Japan, pricing spans from €3'590 to €21'990.