a review of the hsa-1b...for those interested
The RAAL REQUISITE SR1a, together with the brilliant HSA1b, once again climbs the sound olympic on Musicalhead and displaces the ABYSS AB1266 PHI TC from the throne after many years of reign.
The RAAL REQUISITE HSA1b receives my unconditional recommendation to all knights of the grail of fine tones, who primarily prefer audiophile reproduction properties and an absolute maximum of authenticity in combination with the SR1a and can conciliatly do without the ultimate depth.
Fantastic review! I really miss stumbling through reading and speaking German.
It is quite bold of you to chose the SR1a and HSA-1b over the 1266s. I can’t really argue with you until my WA33 and 1266s get here and there is no guarantee that I will after they do
The only thing I ever felt was missing from the SR1a’s was bass. Specifically, deep registers and hard impact and slam. The AS filters do help in that regard, but I still suspect the 1266’s will blow them out of the water. It’s like you said though, the SR1a’s are definitely best for a certain ear and taste. Honestly, the longer I listen to the SR1a’s the more I appreciate them. I will also say upgrading my source took the them to another stratosphere. Exquisite is the only word I can think of to describe the sound coming out of these.
In any case, thanks again for the review. It was an excellent read!