Four years ago Ultisone was contacted by this customer to demonstrate and discuss a possible upgrade from the audio system he had at the time. After a long journey, including a house move and an acoustic installation in the new basement, the time had finally come to experience the full Aries Cerat sound, except for the speakers that is.
As a source the customer has a Verdier La Platine turntable and has it now connected to the Talos Reference phono stage, followed by the mighty Impera Reference preamplifier and finally the newest triodefet amplifier from the brand called the Essentia, a fourty Watt pure Classe A amplifier that is stable down to 1 ohm using the proprietary triodefet technology.
The speakers from Brakemeier complete the set and seem a very good match with the Essentia able to convey the typical Aries Cerat highly addictive magic.
Hereby his unedited impressions:
"I feel as if a door that has been closed for decades - with a rusty door lock and full of cobwebs - has finally burst open! And I see into rooms that I had only guessed at before ....
I'm really totally impressed, thrilled, shocked and happy beyond measure!
Yesterday I put on an LP that I've known by heart since I was 11. I can't believe it. There's one track on it ... there are two electric guitars playing. I know it. But there's also an acoustic guitar playing - I've never heard that before. I haven't even mentioned the timbres yet. So varied and natural. Wonderful. And the dynamics - extremely good.
And today I put on the one record that made me decide to stick with vinyl over 15 years ago. A blues record from the GDR, live. It's very cool what's on there .... Voices, instruments .... a lot of things used to be smeared together. Now I can understand everything clearly and in detail. And that's without it sounding the least bit analytical! Absolutely great class!!!! I would never have expected that! And again and again dynamics, dynamics, dynamics !!!!
I can't really believe my luck."
Ultisone thanks the customer for his trust and enjoyed accompanying him to achieve his sonic heaven.