From the Land of the Rising Yen…
The Dynavector Te Kaitora Rua (New Zealandish for The Explorer) – the Beast from The East – has landed. View at 1600 pixels and marvel. Downloaders and acolytes of The Evil Silver Disk would better shield their eyes or look away. You are in the presence of extreme beauty, the pinnacle of low output moving coil engineering, photographed in the act of extracting analogue information from the vinyl groove (a Six Eye, of course). Resistance is useless, the groove holds nothing back, it reveals all. better than CIA waterboarding.
But what’s that roaring sound in the distance! Why is the ground beginning to shake?!
Dynavector sent baby TKR 9,000 miles from Japan all the way to England, to a new home, LJC’s, to start a new life. But TKR’s mother is not happy. Her baby has been taken from her. She is angry, she wants TKR back. And she’s not taking no for an answer.
The Sound of the TKR is monstrous
Luminous, transparent, supple, liquid, dynamic yet natural presentation; acoustic instruments surrounded by air, transients, attack and decay, notes hang effortlessly, a sense of spaciousness, invites you in to listen, and that’s all you want to do.
Records you thought you weren’t getting on too well with suddenly become new friends. Artists you didn’t take kindly to reveal their true sterling qualities.Old friends become even better friends. Suddenly a thousand records are chattering excitedly, queuing up for their turn on the turntable, to be caressed by TKR. I look forward to becoming re-acquainted with all of them.
How is all this possible?
Search me. I don’t understand all the engineering, Dynavector describe the result as thus:
The Te Kaitora allowed analogue enthusiasts to embark on a voyage of discovery to the outer limits of vinyl reproduction.The improved Te Kaitora Rua continues the journey by incorporating many of the newest features of its Dynavector stable-mates, the XV-1s and XX-2. The Te Kaitora Rua has even managed to improve on the original’s silk-like treble and openness.
More than that, it looks seriously sexy, with that underwear as outerwear design. Its naked exposed coils stirs something in the analogue enthusiast, a place where man and machine come together as one. The Beast from the East is here to stay.
My thanks to the boys from Infidelity, Hitesh and Carl, who patiently and professionally installed and adjusted the Beast to give of its best. Great job guys.
All credit too to my hi-fi guru, Guy, who has been nagging me over many years to make this move. The time was now right.
In recognition, have forwarded details of your current geo-location co-ordinates to TKR’s mum, who wants badly to catch up with you. Grrr…eat!!