Enjoying Listening in the Fragrance to Music-300B.3WE
The national audio products have progressed at levels in recent years. The Music Space Time from Jiaxing, Zhejiang province is knowledged and accepted by more and more audiophiles. The Music-300B.3WE of the 6th year¡¯s anniversary limited edition, single-ended integrated amplifier is the most worthable product to give a look by the readers.
The Elegant Tastes Design
From its name of the 6th year¡¯s anniversary limited edition, we know the Music-300B.3WE is the most important product in the range. It¡¯s a milestone-like work of MST.
Its box doesn¡¯t use the usual design of 12mm thick aluminum-magnesium alloy plates, but 1.5mm thick steel plate. The intensity is strong enough. This kind of structure is more like some imported audio products craft. It¡¯s more environment-protection and material-saving. And the weight can be lightened. The outshape of the box and the covers of the transformers are processed high gloss black metal paint finish. There are three feet on the bottom. One is at the front and two at the back. The stablization is good. We all know the tubes would be easily affacted in shaking when working, this kind of design has the most important meaning. On the front board, input selector is on the left, the volume switch on the right. Yellow power indication light and the power switch are in the middle line of the board. It¡¯s still the original design of the MST. In a word, the outshape design and craft looks more elegant and noble than ever.
Using Antique Tubes of Russia
Because of the history reason, Russia making tubes are all connected with the military background more or less. So their electronic tubes¡¯ quality and the crafts are all on levels. When UK, Germany, Holland, and USA stoped making the electronic tubes, Russia became the main tubes supplier of the world. All the tubes of the Music-300B.3WE are from Russia which were made in 1950s and 1960s. Compare to the new products, the antique precisely tubes are more rarity and precious. Whatever on the sound quality or on the life age, the antique are more won the new products. MST using these expensive tubes to make the amplifier gave the confidence and nice sound basic.
And all I know the tubes would through a process of aging and then be paired by hands. So all the tubes are precisely fit together.
Precise and Quality
Though it¡¯s the anniversary edition, MST used more upgrade and precise components on it. Transformers are the most important components on the tube amplifiers. So whatever the power transformer or the output transformers were made of specialized audio selenium steel sheel Z10 and 4N non-oxygen copper insulated wires. The making process technology of transformers is very special. Multi layer and special wheeling make the frequency response reaches 20Hz-38kHz¡À1dB.
The majority audio factories know the volume switch would affact sound color, so the more upgrade product would use the the upgrade volume switch. The Music-300B.3WE doesn¡¯t use the pretty good ALPS switch, but more expensive Japan TKD product. Even the bias adjust switch it used USA Bourns precise NKNP product. All these products could provide a kind of comfortable adjusting and steady quality. The PCB is also used 70¦Ìm double side products. The circuit board were redesigned to get more in scientific reason. The N/S reaches 90dB. The powerful NKNP resistances and multi-layer silver foil capacities are imported OEM products. Through the select components and precisely circuit design, I believe the machine could make a different sound than ever.
Active and Vivid
First I chose PHILIPS 438377-2 The Best of Boccherini, playing No.9 in C, Guitar Quintets. The violin, viola, and cello were vivid and sweet. The guitar was actively lightening. The music structure was clear. The feeling was fresh and nice. The air, point, and stage field was good. At the climax of the 4th chapter, the guitar player¡¯s striking was strong and dynamic. I was moved by its strong feeling.
Playing DG 453079-2 The MOZART Piano Concerto, the body of piano was more obviously appeared in the middle. The proportion of the orchestra was natural. Imitation was real and believing. It gave us the comfortable enjoyness.
Playing DG 463612-2 MOZART: Great Mass in C minor, The Gloria in excelsis Deo explodes rhythmically in its first section and is then contrasted immediately by words expressing peace on earth, sung sotto voce. The rhythmic figure bursts in again over the hushed sound of the choir, and the movement repeats, ending with the quieter music for choir and a dying refrain on oboes. Laudamus te, an expressive solo for the second soprano soloist then follows, which is more operatically playful in mood. The exhilaration is immediately checked by the grave, dissonance-laden Gratias where suspensions in the choir and wind are pitted against double-dotted arpeggio figures in the strings. In Domine Deus a duet for the sopranos ensues, but the virtuosic vocal display is tempered by the minor key. The full double chorus is unleashed in Qui tollis, with almost unrelieved tension from the G minor opening onward. Mozart manipulates the eight-part writing with complete contrapuntal mastery, piling up dissonances and driving the music through several different keys without ever settling for long. After the third restatement of the main theme the long-sought G major is finally won, and a stylish trio, Quoniam, follows, introducing the solo tenor in addition to the soprano soloists, in music which keeps turning between E minor and the relative G major. At the words Jesu Christe, a huge cadence on the dominant of C major with full orchestra and choir introduces a masterly fugue on the words ¡°Cum sancto spiritu¡±. After many episodes and returns to the fugue, the subject reaches its apotheosis as it is inverted in canon over a long tonic pedal, accompanied by the countersubject and exuberant scale passages in the strings.
Digested from¡¶SUPER AV¡·2009.8Writer: Chen Shu Han