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  • Monitor Audio Acquires Roksan Audio

    Two well-known names in British hi-fi are joining forces, with Monitor Audio claiming there is "incredible synergy" between the two company's product ranges
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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  • #2
    Well as a long-term Roksan user I am sure I have some strong opinions/Worries about this. But after Touraj Moghaddam left Roksan, I think some extra resources won't hurt the Quality of new component that will be designed...

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    • #3
      To me Touraj was Roksan, just like Dan D was Krell. without him at the helm Roksan is just another audio company. Monitor Audio has always been one of those speaker companies that fly under the radar and makes a few great sounding, world class designs most people will never hear.
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      "Listening to Analogue music is an act of rebellion in a digital gulag" - Simon Yorke

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rob View Post
        To me Touraj was Roksan, just like Dan D was Krell. without him at the helm Roksan is just another audio company. Monitor Audio has always been one of those speaker companies that fly under the radar and makes a few great sounding, world class designs most people will never hear.
        I agree. Think this might be the new direction Roksan needs though. Lets hope that Touraj's Designes will be the foundation they build upon. Listening to the new Blak amp I am hopefull they can keep up the standards set by him.

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        • #5
          Well this also seems to be part of the growing trend of all in one systems. Billy might comment more but that approach seems to be a little more popular in Europe than in the States.
          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
          ________________________________________

          -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
          -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
          -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
          -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
          -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
          -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
          -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Billy Shears View Post

            I agree. Think this might be the new direction Roksan needs though. Lets hope that Touraj's Designes will be the foundation they build upon. Listening to the new Blak amp I am hopefull they can keep up the standards set by him.
            and did Naim stick to Julian's ideals since the time he's left us? I was a fan of the chrome bumper and olive series gear before they 'changed'.
            TechDAS | Graham Eng | ZYX | B.M.C. | Boulder | Magico

            "Listening to Analogue music is an act of rebellion in a digital gulag" - Simon Yorke

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            • #7
              Naim completely changed after Julian Vereker shuttled off the mortal coil. I liked the older Naim during Julian's time. Although I went up to the active 6-pack DBL's, there was something magical about the active 4-pack SBL's the latest systems just don't do. Raw musical emotion?

              Let's hope Roksan with it's new ownership, does not lose it's Xerxes soul and become just another audio brand.
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              • Rob
                Rob commented
                Editing a comment
                i would've loved to have heard the active SBLs. Julian left a great legacy, In his wake we still have other cos. that build classic 'minimalist' British gear like Exposure, crimson, onix, dnm, et al that more or less followed in Julian's footsteps
                Last edited by Rob; 12-04-2016, 06:12 PM.

            • #8
              Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
              Well this also seems to be part of the growing trend of all in one systems. Billy might comment more but that approach seems to be a little more popular in Europe than in the States.
              Roksan still has the Caspian M2 which is a purist two channel Amp without anything (No headphone Amp, DAC,BT or Phonostage). As Myles has rightly pointed out, those kind of Units are becomming increasingly hard to sell over here, as even People looking specifically for good sound are not willing to give up conveniance and space in favour of a Multi Box System. The Blak is Roksan's atempt to bring a Purist approach to soundquality and a "does all Box" together. You could say they have not gone far enough as I have many People even expecting an Amp to be able to stream over the Network let alone have a Dac included.

              I like how they have not give up their unique Approach to what a Amp should look like though. A bit Left field for some, but I love something that is a bit "different"

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              • MylesBAstor
                MylesBAstor commented
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                I always thought cost/bang for the buck was a big factor in their and other UK companies decision. Years ago, when someone wanted something that was good sounding and priced right, they looked to UK gear.

              • Billy Shears
                Billy Shears commented
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                Yes thats what drew me into buying elektronics from Rega and Roksan. But this trend of "one Box system" can be found right up to about the 20K$ mark. Way outside of the average customer looking for "good bang for Buck"

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