Hvordan skal den perfekte hodetelefonforsterker se ut??
Jo - som METAXAS MARQUIS Memento Mori!!
Antagelig den mest spektakulære designede hodetelefonforsterkere på markedet.
Formet som en hodeskalle - med elektronikken inni hodeskallen og strømforsyningen i plinten/plattformen i bunn.
Utgang for hodetelefon i fronten mens innganger og utgang for effektforsterker er bak ( i bakhodet ) - og dermed er den også en forforsterker.
MARQUIS Memento Mori kan også brukes som ren forforsterker
2 stk RCA innganger
1 stk RCA utgang
1 stk utgang for hodetelefon
Hele enheten er CNC maskinert ut fra en kompakt aluminiumsblokk
Vekt: ca 7kg
The MARQUIS “Memento mori” is a sublime,
minimalist Preamplifi er-Headphone amplifi er
“sculpture” designed for music-loving audiophiles
who require few functions but insist on the purest
Memento mori means “remember that you must die” in the language of Latin.
For men living in antiquity all the way up until the beginning of the 20th century, death was seen as a motivator to live a good, meaningful, and virtuous life. It served to remind us of our own mortality, of our mistakes and failures and of the shortness and fragility of human life.
Memento mori “sculptures” compel us to meditate on the meaning of life.
Many of the obstacles we face in our lives are rather like the waves of the sea: relentless, bleak, repetitive and, ultimately, not responsive to our wishes or longings. But, in the midst of our struggles, we can still appreciate the
immense beauty and grandeur of life.
Finally, and most importantly, the ARQUIS “Memento Mori “ also emphasises the fact that life is too short to listen to expensive headphones through a boring headphone amplifi er! marquis
What the critics said...
“ The Marquis is as fast as the devil, creates a beautiful aura without any indication of overshoot, has glow and spirit, temperament and cunning.
It has fire.
In comparison to the Marquis, most so called super-preamps sound waste, fl abby, boring.”
Ulrich Michalik, HI FI EXCLUSIV , Germany.
“ The Marquis Preamp imposes far less of itself on the signal, handling its chores with near invisibility”.
Ken Kessler, HI FI NEWS & RECORD REVIEW, England.
“ The Marquis constitutes in our opinion, pure gold and is already the reference
point in this price category and will not be superceded in a hurry”.
Jean Hiraga/Patrick Vercher LA NOUVELLE REVUE DU SON, France.