Newport Beach Juni 2016
The Absolute Sounds magazine, Jonathan Valin
“The room was digital-only, alas, but that didn’t prevent the V6 from coming close to a Best of Show award. On The Weavers’ “Guantanamera,” it was superbly natural on all three voices (with zero horn coloration), gorgeous on guitars, and extremely high in resolution (I could hear Seeger humming as he played, which is almost a first). A BOS contender.” http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/the-show-at-newport-beach-loudspeakers-20k-and-up/
Stereophile magazine, Sasha Matson
“The orchestral selection created a super-wide soundstage, whereas the intimacy of the lovely jazz vocal was well preserved. Most impressive sonic firepower here.” http://www.stereophile.com/content/show-newport-sashas-day-two-part-two#SHoWAHKg5QCxBtkb.99
Stereophile magazine, John Atkinson
“I took a listen to these speakers and was blown away by the natural, unforced sound quality of the female soloist on a baroque aria recording. http://www.stereophile.com/content/jas-day-show-2016#frWhQE0hb26VzJV8.97
http://www.avshowrooms.com/The_Show_2016_Newport.html from 26:20 on
Russia Harmonizer 2016 Review
Sasha Matson from Stereophile
Stein Music Ltd. came to T.H.E. Show from Mulheim, Germany. This company does most of what there is to do in high fidelity: they make traditional components like amplifiers, loudspeakers, and phono cartridges, while also ranging further afield with products like their Harmonizer System and Quantum Organizers. But what first caught my attention in the Stein Music room was the physically imposing Stein V6 loudspeaker ($80,000/pair)—a tall, black cabinet topped off with a very large white horn. These cabinets are practically coated with speakers: six 12" woofers mounted three per side, with three 10" midrange/bass drivers firing forward and a horn above. The lower woofers are powered by 450W amplifiers and controlled by DSP processing. (Sensitivity specs were not available.) This speaker mélange was powered by the Stein Highline Amp 2 ($10,000), and fed by what Designer Holger Stein described for me as, simply, the Stein Player ($10,000). System details may have been a bit sketchy, but the music was not. I heard "My Funny Valentine" from the album 4 Miles: There was Wayne Shorter, blowing in that strong and heroic way that only he has. Bassist Ron Carter, too, who never has had a very heavy tone to his playing, was accurately depicted—no false bottom end. For contrast, we then heard a bit of Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances with the Minnesota Orchestra. And for a vocal selection, we had Youn Sun Nah doing "My Favorite Things." The orchestral selection created a super-wide soundstage, whereas the intimacy of the lovely jazz vocal was well preserved. Most impressive sonic firepower here.
Hier gibt es noch ein paar Videos:
https://youtu.be/4cxbJ7DBJ1c?t=1m5s ab Minute 8:10 http://www.avshowrooms.com/The_Show_2016_Newport.html ab Minute 26:20
Absolute Sounds Jonathan Valin
Famous for its room treatments, Stein Music introduced its $80k V6 floorstander with spherical-horn- loaded tweeter and midrange, cone mid/bass, and active, DSP’d woofers that are side-mounted. This large, striking-looking transducer was driven by Stein electronics and wired with Stein cables. The room was digital-only, alas, but that didn’t prevent the V6 from coming close to a Best of Show award. On The Weavers’ “Guantanamera,” it was superbly natural on all three voices (with zero horn coloration), gorgeous on guitars, and extremely high in resolution (I could hear Seeger humming as he played, which is almost a first). A BOS contender.
Stereophile Chief Editor John Atkinson
Sasha also reported favorably on the sound of Holger Stein's prototype V6 speakers, which combine a horn midrange covering the range from 500Hz to 3.5kHz with a horn tweeter and open-baffle lower- midrange and bass arrays featuring three 10" Kevlar-cone units and six Kevlar-cone 12" woofers, respectively. The woofers operate below 60Hz and are driven by an internal 450W amplifier and adjusted with DSP to match the room. But, tipped off by the Los Angeles & Orange County Audiophile Society's main man, Bob Levi, I took a listen to these speakers and was blown away by the natural, unforced sound quality of the female soloist on a baroque aria recording
Audiocominternational, United Kingdom
The effect in my one showroom after an initial setup with the Harmonizers and Magic Stones left me absolutely delighted. This is a difficult room acoustic wise, but the depth and width of soundstage even with the first setup and no experimenting, was just wonderful...also the micro detail just flowed.
Any good speaker should disappear, but with the Stein Music products, they do not even exist such is the musical presentation.
Geoff Fairlamb, StereoMusicality, South Africa
The first weekend's listening tests were fascinating! Wayne Donnelly, Enjoythemusic.com, USA
THE Show Newport Beach 2015
Die Rückmeldungen zu unserer Präsentation dort waren durchgängig sehr positiv, heißt entweder einer der Top 3 Räume oder aber bester Sound der Show.
Auch die Presse hat sich dem anschließen können, wir sind hier etwa in der Mitte der Seite besprochen: http://www.stereophile.com/content/horns-and-heaven-jasons-day-2-newport-beach
oder das hier:
und hier gibt es noch ein paar Bilder:
General response was that we had one of the top sounding rooms, and many gave us a “Best of the Show” independent of the price range.
We also got some excellent press, you find us in the middle of this Stereophile page: http://www.stereophile.com/content/horns-and-heaven-jasons-day-2-newport-beach
And also here:
August 2015 on the Actual Harmonizer system:
Stereotimes Best of 2015 plus Publishers award
InLine Power 2 Turkey
Stein Music Aventurin 6 MK2 MC
H2 and Magic Stones Taiwan
Clement Perry, chief editor of the famous “Stereotimes” website states:
“High frequency decay and shimmer to instruments like cymbals and strings sounded freer, faster and clearer - unlike anything I've heard before in this room...
Bass is faster in its ebb and flow, with greater clarity and articulation...
In short, dynamic-wise, my room sounds like someone or something removed the corners ceiling and floor. Voices simply soar higher via the H2s, with less restraint and more realism...
The H2, in my opinion, is nothing short of breathtaking.”
“My... speakers never sounded better.” Sam Tellig, Stereophile
Many musicians already profit from the advantages of the Steinmusic Harmonizer System, whether in their piano or music room.
It became an essential tool for those where music takes a serious role in their life.
For example also David Chesky from Chesky records uses a set of Harmonizers for his enjoyment.
I almost dreaded myself the last few days. Imagine if these boxes do not work as expected, and I thought, that they would not do. I dreaded to ask you to send them back. I hooked up on Friday, let stand for about 40 minutes, until I sat down and listened to some well known music. This was actually somewhat baffling, a passive component can provide such a sound enhancement! Size and holography in the sound and the feeling of being at the concert. These parameters are important for me. I've been at this hobby since I was 17, and now I'm 59. Never have I been so surprised of a product. Believe me, I've heard many products with good intentions and explanations, but they unfortunately have no effect. I'm impressed with your product Holger, and I'll expand on this concept, but first I'll enjoy what I already have installed.
Your new phono cartridge was install earlier today....even without break in, it is magnificent. All the raves from Bob Levi and Wayne Donnelly were right on. I'll probably be up until the wee hours in the morning listening. Your new cartridge really smokes the Koetusu.
Best regards, Jack Bybee
Ausgabe 1/2009 easyAMP (Steinmusic) MicroTube
„... Wie es klingt? Fürs Geld, Tatsache, richtig, richtig gut, wobei Holger Stein gerne mal lächelnd anmerkt, dass seine Kleinen in hochkarätiger Umgebung imstande seien, über sich selbst hinauszuwachsen. Was der erstaunte Berichterstatter auch gerne bestätigt. ...“
I have just installed something called Stein Music Harmonizer in my system. To say the least it has the greatest impact sound improvement wise, of anything I have ever been associated with. Words just do not describe the magnificent improvement it has on my system and all others that have tried the Stein Music Harmonizer. I have a master's in quantum physics and this system defies all logic of any know physics that I know of.
Clement Perry, of the on-line magazine,www Stereotimes.com, put in on to the
SteinHarmonizer. You should read his review and contact Holger Stein. I don't think you will be sorry.
I strongly recommend that you contact Mr. Holger Stein, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org...maybe it is something you sould be distributing in the UK.
Best regards, Jack Bybee
I know you already realise my enthusiasm for the Harmonizers, but this could be the best audio improvement I have ever heard!
AV Magazin .de
High End München 2010
http://www.klangundton.de/?p=919 http://www.derwesten.de/staedte/muelheim/Der-Klang-Verbesserer-id556306.html http://www.testberichte.de/p/easyamp-steinmusic-tests/microtube-testbericht.html
DX 3002 Spanien
Video Portugal DX 3002
Hifi Statement Firmenportrait Steinmusic Deutsch
Stereo Times Besuch 2011
http://www.stereotimes.com/Munich2011X.shtml http://www.stereotimes.com/Munich2011Key4.shtml http://www.stereotimes.com/Munich2011.shtml
High End München 2011 http://www.stereotimes.com/Munich2011d.shtml
Youtube Coal Museum at the visit of some of our international partners and press at Steinmusic after High End Show 2011 in Munich http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YXUK5ERbgc&feature=autoplay&list=ULMHmc0e5IqiY&lf=mfu_in_ord er&playnext=2
Testbericht DE2 bei Stereo Times
Holger Stein und John Curl Las Vegas 2012 http://v2.stereotimes.com/post/fidelis-av.-stein.-exemplar-audio.
CES Las Vegas 2011
RMAF 2010 Audiogon
Harmonizers by Bob Levi
There is another review about the Harmonizer System out at Positive Feedback by Bob Levi, President of the Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society, World's Largest Audio Society with over 1000 Members:
Once engaged, prepare yourself for the performance to come to life in your room like never before. In my opinion, there is nothing on the market even close to the importance and usefulness of the Harmonizers.
Maestro Lacquer PFO
Masterclass SP1.1 Spanien
his Aventurin 6 cartridge is, in my opinion truly among the best cartridge to have graced my place. Easy, yet dynamically rich and harmonically accurate is what first came to mind after extended lisening sessions.
http://review.u-audio.com.tw/reviewdetail.asp?reviewid=1262 http://news.u-audio.com.tw/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4924 http://news.u-audio.com.tw/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4665 http://news.u-audio.com.tw/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4585
Wayne Donnely at enjoythemusic.com
But now, having lived with the Aventurin 6 for a few months, I know that I would have found some way to purchase it. I have not heard anywhere near every great phono cartridge, but I have heard several that are even more expensive than the Stein Music Aventurin 6. I have never heard a cartridge I would prefer to it. Highest possible recommendation!
Bob Levi at Positive Feedback Online
“None of my cartridges on hand, or those I am most familiar with, compete with this winner. The Aventurin 6 is a must-try and, for me, a must-own!”
Michael Fremer in Stereophile October 2013, page 35:
“...the Aventurin was a superb, ultraquiet tracker that produced pristine, finely rendered vocal sibilants and transients. Images were pleasingly compact, well focused, and three-dimensional on stages that were as wide as the recordings permitted. Despite its lively, almost speedy sound, the Aventurin 6 retained ... harmonic richness, particularly in the midrange- strings soared with great sheen, and singers popped up in space between the speakers with almost alarming verisimilitude.
Well done, Herr Stein!”
Best Buy Haute Fidelite France
Bob Levi, president of the world’s biggest Audio society at Positive Feedback online:
“In my opinion, this is THE BEST high-end audiophile accessory ever, my friends. Bravo Stein Music.” Speaker Match Plus
“The Stein Music Speaker Matches are truly the Audio Holy Grail, catapulting your top system to a level of realism unattainable by any other device that I’ve ever heard!”
Weinhart Desigen mit Bob Carver
Bob Levi, president of the world’s biggest Audio society awarding a lifetime membership to Holger Stein at a nice event at Weinhart Design in Bel Air, Los Angeles
„Tja, und was dann nach dem Einschalten bei mir zu Hause passierte, war – sagen Sie bitte jetzt nichts! – dann doch überraschend: Zunehmend subtil, über die kommenden Stunden aber tatsächlich hör- und spürbar schien sich der Hörraum innerhalb der durch die Harmonizer gebildeten Grundlinien in eine Art „geschützte Zone“ zu verwandeln. Das Klangbild wirkte klarer, direkter, räumlich besser sortiert, es schien zu wachsen, ohne dabei aber künstlich verzerrt zu werden.“
„Was Steinmusic hier anbietet, übertrifft - zumindest in unserem Hörraum - alle bislang von uns gehörten Unterschiede zwischen den Geräten. Die Musik wird auf eine Weise verändert, die so grundlegend und zugleich natürlich ist, dass man sich fragt, wie man es ohne Harmonizer überhaupt ausgehalten hat.“ Daniel Plaßmann
“I'd recommend Steinmusic Harmoziners to all experienced audiophiles who are ready to enter into a new zone of audio pleasure without prejudices.”
The Steinmusic Harmonizers, updated on Stereotimes
“I was immediately taken aback by the transformation of sound that began as soon as the music started up,... The sensation that something special was occuring never went away. First, there was an enormous increase in the size and layering of the sound coming from around, in front of, and behind my loudspeakers. The Harmonizers created an even better holographic effect on the soundstage compared to what I formally had.” Dan Secula
“In the world of the high-end, every once in a while, a product comes along that is so inherently good in what it does that it literally, “changes the game” in some meaningful way. The Steinmusic Harmonizer System is such a product. One thing is certain; this is not a tweak that you have to listen to for days in order to determine if you REALLY hear an improvement in your system. This type of change hits you like the proverbial “ton-of-bricks.” It’s simply magical.” Ron Cook
SteinMusic Q5 Quantum Organizer by David Caplan
“This little plug was definitely creating a musical improvement to my audio system that was beyond my expectations and I hadn’t even burned it in.”
Stein Harmonizer on enjoythemusic.com by Bill Gaw
“Then they turned on the four units, and the side and front walls disappeared, with the room suddenly becoming several feet wider and deeper, extending through the front wall to my back yard. In addition, one could almost hear the roof of the cathedral become a solid object, and the hall ambiance extending for about four feet behind me before disappearing.”
Wayne Donnelly on Enjoythemusic.com
“The audible evidence that the Steinmusic Harmonizer system is a superior room conditioning product is inarguable, and the ability to achieve a glorious-sounding listening room without the need for those big ugly traps and diffusers cinches the deal!”
How to set up the Harmonizer System
Video made by Professor Francesco Bollorino
Stereophile September 2011
Sam Tellig on the Harmonizer system:
“My ...speakers never sounded better”
Review Taiwan http://www.audionet.com.tw/a/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=6801&highlight=steinmusic
Steinmusic H2 Harmonizer on Stereotimes
“The H2, in my opinion, is nothing short of breathtaking.” Clement Perry
“Once engaged, prepare yourself for the performance to come to life in your room like never before.
In my opinion, there is nothing on the market even close to the importance and usefulness of the Harmonizers.” Robert H. Levi, President of the LA/OC Audio Society
Audio Ramblings - The Stein Music Harmonizers, Stones, and Diamonds
“Don't consider them a tweak, but a necessary component for your system. One that will allow you to fully
realize what your music can sound like. Holger is really onto to something here... something really wonderful.” Dave Clark
Bob Carver Holger Stein at Weinhart Design
Stereotimes Most wanted Components Reviewer’s Choice Award
“The Harmonizers impart a soul-satisfying sense of dimensionality and body.” Mike Silverton http://www.stereotimes.com/acc120211.shtml
Enjoythemusic.com Blue Note Award 2011
“The properly dialed-in Steinmusic system has transformed my listening room with dramatically improved tonal beauty, harmonic completeness and dramatic new levels of clarity and intelligibility of vocal and instrumental performances. Leave your prejudices behind, and try something genuinely new–you won’t be sorry.” Wayne Donnelly. http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0911/blue_note_award_best_of_2011.htm
The Absolute Sounds magazine, ACCESSORY OF THE YEAR, by Jonathan Valin
Yeah, it’s the same old voodoo that tweaks do do.
Nonetheless, the Harmonizers do do it quite well—virtually expanding boundaries, as if walls had been moved back and out several feet, thereby better disappearing loudspeakers, increasing soundstage width and depth, improving presence, clarifying detail, energizing transients, and neutralizing colorations (including, to some extent, room boom)
Positive Feedback Brutus award 2012 Harmonizer System
“Dynamics, clarity, palpable presence, excitement, definition, air, decay, extension, articulation, less distortion, louder, quieter, 3D soundstage, natural, rich, texture, warm, fast, transmission, timbre, immersion, space, tactile, engagement, propulsion, ease, etc... everything is there in abundance... everything is here. And in a very good way.” Dave Clark http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue64/brutus2.htm
Positive Feedback Reviewer's Choice Award 2012
“Stein Music delivers the goods with their well-made, scientifically verified, ultra sophisticated accessories that bring the audiophile ever closer to the performance in the room.” http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue64/awards.htm
Enjoythemusic.com Blue Note Award 2012
“The best piece of equipment I've reviewed this year is actually ...the Stein H2 Harmonizers” Dr. Bill Gaw http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0912/blue_note_awards_2012.htm