《毅德》ARTIST 手製訊號線      主編:陳煐光


(音色圓滑,校聲極品,非常抵買) --------
  《毅德音響》老闆梁文光係我認識的少數音響界通之一,他過往一兩年以賣廣州《志平》的膽機和細喇叭馳名,但其實他本身係有真才實學的音響設計師,對焊製膽機和設計揚聲器都有獨特見解和心得,我記得大楖一年前他曾經親自?帶一部自己焊製的真空管前級來本刊試音室聽聲,此機外型樸實,但機內每一粒零件、每一截接線和每一個焊點都極為講究,結果開聲之後音效之佳可以媲美市場上最昂貴的產品,但發燒友自己焊機為樂與設廠生產去賺錢係兩回事,梁老闆如何能夠將這部驚人靚聲的前級轉化為數量較大的商業產品仍然是很大的挑戰,事實上,他售賣《志平》的東西已忙到不可開交,他自已設計的傑作只好暫時擱下來,但他最近卻有新動作,他親自焊製了一批訊號線,以合理到近乎便宜的價錢發售,我聽過之後認為物超所值,理應向發燒友大力推薦,在他自己還未正式生產之前,你聆聽這對訊號線就會了解到他的校聲技藝何等高明。
  毅德梁對歐美兩地的古董膽都鑽研甚深(他在《膽機世界》已發表了數篇有關摩改MARANTZ 古董膽機的文章),但他個人特別喜愛德國的古董音響,德國名牌如Klangfilm,Telefunken,Siemens等都是他的心頭好,他多次向我強調,德國高級音響製品用料之精良和可靠耐用的程度起美國貨有過之無不及,他現今這對命名為Artist的訊號線就是選用了德國錄音室所用的純銅線芯為線材,RCA插頭亦係採用德國古老製品,焊接工作則由他自己一手一腳來做,他表示,日間工作繁忙,晚上有空時便焊幾對作為存貨,這明顯是發燒友為發燒友製造的發燒出品,毅德梁信心十足,他說,此線由頭到尾是他一個人負全責。
  我試聽的Artist訊號線有兩對,一對長1.5M,另一對1M,我先把1.5M的一對放在MARANTZ 7與AUDION 2A3 後級之間,推動JBL S9800 SE (見今期主編通告),與原用的幾對外國名牌訊號線來回比較,事實證明,Artist一開聲已不同凡響,它重播音樂夠韻味,音色圓潤,細節齊全,聲底與我頭擁有的《西電》古董棉布線相似,但瞬變和動態更勝一籌,經過整個下午的比試後,我可以肯定這是一對令人聽過上癮的訊號線,與現今貴它很多倍的外國名線相比,Artist明顯具有更確實的中頻質感和音樂昧,令人「一聽不能回頭」,用本刊試音室的「鎮室之寶」、比Artist昂貴幾十倍的TARA LABS Zero作AB比較時,Zero當然贏了那種高低頻無遠弗屆的Hi Fi感,但說到蔡琴與鄧麗君曲中綿綿情意,Artist可能更加引人入勝,後來我又用1M長度的Artist用在MELODY CD機與MARANTZ 7之間,結果依然一樣,Artist的圓滑音色與豐滿音樂味令人聽到留連忘返,不願換回原來的訊號線。
  我一貫認為,名廠接線能賣高價,係因為它們在整套體系的最後校聲階段具有臨門一腳的實力,往往能將一套攪極都死氣沉沉的體系變得生氣勃勃,Artist就具備這種神奇力量,以價論聲,它何止值這個價錢,趁毅德梁還有時間親自焊線時,你應去探探他!

《發燒音響 》Dec - 2005

《 ARTIST HI FI CO 》 ARTIST Hand Made Audio Signal Cable Author: Chan Ying Kwong

 

Smooth and Balanced sound, excellent reputation, great value for money ----- 《 ARTIST HI FI CO 》

The owner, Marco Leung, is one of few geniuses I know of in the audio world. For the past few years Marco has increased his reputation by selling the “GRE PIN” tube amplifier and mini loud speakers from Guangzhou , China . However he is a genuine audio equipment designer, specializing in tube amplifiers and loud speakers.

About a year ago Marco brought a tube preamplifier to my music studio to demonstrate it. From the outside this preamplifier appeared relatively simple, but it was a different story when the details were examined. All the components of this preamplifier were carefully and intelligently selected and wired. This pre-amplifier resulted from many hours of soul searching and iterative sound correction in his laboratory. When I switched on the music I was amazed by the sheer sound quality. I dared to say that it was comparable to some of the most expensive international products on the market. The making of this preamplifier began as a hobby for Marco Leung and was not about making money. In fact, it would be a significant challenge for Marco to commercialize this preamplifier as his time was taken up selling the “GRE PIN” audio products. He already had to put aside many of his inventions. Suddenly Marco recently produced and launched his own ARTIST audio signal cable. Before testing this cable the retail price appeared to be reasonable, or even slightly cheap. After testing, I instantly recommended this to all Hi-Fi enthusiasts for its outstanding value for money.

When it comes to audio equipment, Marco possesses a great knowledge of vintage tube amplifiers, especially in equipment from North American and Europe . In recent years he has published articles in “The Tube World” audio magazine on modifying the vintage MARANTZ tube amplifier. However, German vintage audio is definitely his true love. Popular German brands like KLANGFILM, TELEFUNKEN and SIEMEN E are among his favourites. Marco has frequently emphasized that German Hi-Fi components are more reliable and durable than American components, if not superior in quality. The ARTIST signal cable is made from the same pure copper wire widely used in German recording studios. The RCA plug was selected from a German vintage audio product. Marco is solely responsible for assembly, including the jointing process.

For the comparison test I tested two pairs of ARTIST audio signal cables. One pair was 1.5m long, while the second was 1.0m . Initially, I connected the 1.5m cables between the MARANTZ 7 tube preamplifier and the AUDION 2A 3 power amplifier, driving the JBL S9800 SE loud speakers. I compared it with a few of the popular international brands. The ARTIST produced remarkable sound. The unique musical feel and texture will be desirable to many music lovers. Overall it really sounded like one of my western vintage cables, but the ARTIST was superior in the transients and overall dynamics. After an afternoon of comparison, I could confidently declare the ARTIST cable to be a gem. A gem with exquisite sound capable of addicting many Hi-Fi enthusiasts. During the test the ARTIST cable performed comparably with international brands many times dearer. I even compared it to the “king” in my music studio, the TARA LABS Zero cable, which is several dozen times the price of the ARTIST. In an AB comparison test the TARA LABS Zero proved a definite winner in high and low frequency details associated with Hi-Fi music feel. However, when playing songs by Tsai Chin and Teresa Teng the ARTIST accurately reproduced the feeling of amorous affection in love. Later I connected the MELODY CD player and MARANTZ 7 tube preamplifier using the 1.0m ARTIST cable. The result was astounding. The sheer delight to my ears made me want to forget about returning the cables.

I have always believed the reason the popular brands can demand high prices is that they are able to package their products smartly, attracting the buyer's attention. Once the system is switched on it can turn a dull and boring room into a concert hall where every musical note can capture your complete attention. The ARTIST also has this kind ofmagical power and provides a truly captivating experience. Most importantly, the value for money is second to none. While Marco is still available I strongly recommend that all Hi-Fi fans pay him a visit.

 

《 The High End Audio Journal of Hong Kong 》 Dec - 2005

 

 

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