The Audio Eagle!
website is set up for people who love music and enjoy listening to
it at home.
of us has a story about how we came to music. For me, it was my
beloved father, who worked in the Vienna State Opera. From the first
time Dad took my sister and I to the opera as kids, where we enjoyed
Mozart's Magic Flute tremendously, I was hooked. From that moment on
music has become extremely important for me and my spiritual growth.
it's no coincidence that I have been fascinated by audio gear my
whole life. With more than 30 years of experience in audio - as a
hobbyist rather than as a reseller of audio gear - I've started this
site. The Audio Eagle aims at sharing ideas on music and gear, both
prominent and less well-known but in my honest opinion outstanding
and great to listen to. The Audio Eagle will also periodically
feature spotlights on interesting audio projects of some friends of
mine and myself.
hope my love for music and for the gear + software to play it with,
shines through the info provided. While tube gear, turntables and
vinyl are featured, anything goes! This site is an ongoing project,
and your feedback is always welcome. It's fair to mention
though, that this site is done in my spare time so please be
patient; it's my intention to update this site regularly.
see the latest info on the site, please view the 'Latest
News Updates' button on top of the menu bar to the left.
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lot of interesting information about the hardware itself as well as
my favourite music (on vinyl and CDs). The focus is more on the
analog side - so be prepared to read about tube gear and tubes,
turntables, cartridges and vinyl!
lucky to be part of an audio circle here in Vienna, along with some
of the most gifted designers of state-of-the-art (home brew) audio
systems in Austria. In the audio circle, we share our love for music
and the technical aspects of equipment, and two of the members, whom
I'm proud to count as friends, are at the forefront of
musical-equipment design in Austria.
Josef Aigner, a tube expert who builds awesome sounding amplifiers,
and there's David Haigner, an acoustic expert and loudspeaker-builder
bar none (click here
for photos of tube electronics and speaker systems they've built).
Both Josef and David have designed wonderful gear for me and are a
main driving force for me in walking the path to musical Nirvana...
Audio Eagle will keep you updated on the latest DIY news here in
Vienna, and don't be surprised to periodically find audio related
articles/white papers from cutting-edge designers too.
site will also feature my own audio projects new and old (for
example, click here
for why I decided to assemble my first tube power amplifier kit -
Welborne Labs excellent Moondog 2A3 SET amplifiers). You will also
read about my experiences in assembling various other DIY audio kits
(like the DIY Hifi Supply's kit version of the WE 91 300B SE amps or
the Tentlabs CD-player) as well as test reports of interesting audio
equipment which excels in a believable and realistic reproduction of
our beloved music, the most important factor in my opinion. Planned
are also reports on the acoustical treatments of my dedicated music
room - these projects are supervised by David Haigner.
other topic will be my impressions of DIY audio festivals ranging
from the amazing and inspiring European Triode Festival (ETF) - a
gathering held once a year and attended by real tube audio and music
enthusiasts - to festivals in Munich and Berlin as well as the 2010
Vienna Vibes. All these DIY audio festivals have one thing in common,
they focus on the main points of our hobby, namely to share ideas
plus experiences from going the route of DIY audio equipment-building
and - most important - share the fun of listening to great music.
They are a blast and therefore highly recommended, especially if
you're interested in fantastic tube audio gear and DIY.
I was born and still live in Austria (my mother tongue is German)
this site is in the universal language of English. By the way, I
found my Beloved in sunny California - so in the meantime English has
become a kind of second mother tongue to me.
Searching and Surfing!
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