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Vanatoo Comes to Mexico

In the fall of 2015, built a sound system in the music room at Door of Faith (Baja, Mexico). Our friends at Vanatoo donated a pair of their amazing Transparent One powered speakers.  This was part of a month-long project, where we also filmed our short film, A Day at Door of Faith.

The fact that these little speakers can fill a room of this size (25′ x 30′) with sound and solid bass is a testament to their design, which includes passive radiator membranes in the rear, thus increasing the bass range surface area.  Normally we’d place these speakers on stands, but this room is used for everything from choir practice to dental exams and with dozens of little kids running around having speakers and cables on the floor just wouldn’t work.  The solution was a pair of great ceiling mounts we found on, for $50.  Drilling through the cabinets, without damaging the sensitive electronics in the right speaker was tricky, but it turned out great.

Note: Watch in Full-Screen, 1080HD mode, for the best viewing experience.

A New Power Conditioner! — Akiko Audio Corelli

Akiko has just released a new Power Conditioner, called the Corelli (named for the Italian composer and violinist).  The Corelli is passive filtering device…it eliminates noise from your power.  Many audio products, including very expensive ones, are good at killing noise, but the trick is not to also kill the dynamics and treble extension in your sound.  If you ever try a power conditioner that uses balanced power technology, notice how black the background is, but also how the music becomes grounded and lacking in air and spaciousness.

Note: The unit is similar to the Shunyata Typhon, in that it’s not a power distributor (it has no outlets), it plugs directly into your mains outlet or an outlet of your power distribution device.

The Corelli is available with a 30-day trial period in the Jaguar Online Store.

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