Ad Fontes that is a dream come true
Turntable Ad Fontes began life in 2010 and already exists as a product in the minds wide circle of admirers vinylrecords. Critical remarks helped me refine the design to make it more user-friendly .I am much obliged for all the ideas and thoughts. It inspires! It remains my hope that my work will give joy to users and the number of orders will grow exponentially ... What do you and I wish you!
In October 2012, Marek Dyba tested the turntable Polish production, the Ad Fontes, model 14. In the summary wrote that "construction, finish, thoughtful solution that makes the setup and operation of this turntable / arm are straight, originality and design reliability - all this makes it is a unique proposition for a reasonable price. "he was not the only one with such thoughts - below a little observation.
Dear Mr. Wojtek!
I wanted to share with you their impressions. After so many years. audiophile ... I bought a turntable. In 2012, in the October edition of "High Fidelity" was released test turntable Polish Ad Fontes, accompanied by a brief interview with its designer, Mr. Andrzej Kozlowski.
I got interested in the unusual, but sophisticated design of this turntable, his sophisticated plinth, a large platter and an amazing 14-inch shoulder.
Because I learned that Mr. Kozlowski has already done a lot of these turntables and quality test Stocks Mark was evaluated highly, I decided to make a phone call to the constructor and May 2013. I made an appointment to audition in Wloclawek.
What I heard for about 70 minutes. Slightly shocked me and has further strengthened the belief that I have a turntable, the more so seeing it live appreciated the quality of every detail, commitment constructor, even love for such devices. This love and devotion can be seen everywhere.
Short text sentimental ...
Andrew "Analogue" Kozlowski
I had a few great love of life. They came and went - as in life. Some were so strong that they were forever. It Family and Music. Music, once played for pleasure and money, which could be expressed. Then the music of others, which, surprisingly, also a would find. Since the fulfillment of love needs to be satisfied, many years ago I built the first gramophone. It was created not because I wanted to be original, but because all the others do not give full satisfaction. The combination of perfect pitch and an innate musical sensitivity of the fascination that comes from engineering knowledge plus a little determination and patience gave structures called Ad Fontes. There are several, but the most famous version is described quite extensively on the Internet, based on a massive plate, heavy plate and the arm 14 inches - light and allows adjustment of all parameters. Product constantly honed and fine tuning in detail. About 100 elements that you need to take in hand, adjust to each other, buff on the polisher. And then assemble and calibrate. That's about 300 operations to be performed. All personally, because love does not eliminate witnesses and helpers. And then the regret that I have to share that part of me goes away. I guess this will seem silly sentimental reader, but always approached my turntables very personally. Just as for motorcycles, poems, mathematical equations and finally Wives - the same for 35 years and still beloved. I am convinced that it would give me greater satisfaction only handwritten build a violin that I could play a Monk or Zawinul topic. But that no longer have time to do it - all his free time to absorb my turntables and listening to music.
Strong, is not it? I had the opportunity to listen to before a few turntables at prices to some 40 thousand PLN, but the sound that comes out of the Ad Fontes embarrasses him several times more expensive turntables. Because the constructor performs the plate, which wants a contracting authority, decided to ask for a mixed plate of aluminum - the weight of the element 4.6 kg - and plastic 3.2 kg. Together this means that nearly 8-pound, solid plate. When the phonograph was ready, I went to the constructor insert Goldring 2500, to install it and after a short listening gramophone brought home, where he plugged it into the preamp Lejonklou Gaio, dedicated to MM cartridges. I fired up the system.
Still basking insert themselves, but with each new album I'm getting stronger feeling that everything arrives, the sound becomes more coherent, the freedom to transfer music gets impressive. Tangibility instruments and their dynamics are incredible, the amount of information that is able to pass a 14-inch shoulder pad with good surprises. You can hear every little change of color under the blows of the string bass, guitars, even shading reverbs, bass descends very low. You probably also responsible for this metal housing, made in Japan, Goldring, but not only. The instruments have a large drawing, it is very good gradation plans, and the soundstage is wide and deep, which can be described in two words - space stadium. Human voices are mesmerizing. Norah Jones simply stood before me, you could hear every modulation of her voice, Al Jarreau with his distinctive voice, or melancholy Nat "King" Cole, all these voices were shown with great freedom. The drums on the disc Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers sounded so realistic and have been given with such dynamics that up scared. Also, classical music and jazz have given the opportunity to immerse themselves in them and to live together with the artists who perform it. There is nothing else than just continue to listen to, changing board and enjoy the music from your black and sometimes colored discs. I think we can safely recommend this turntable to people who have little analog records, and do not want to spend big money on a turntable. I suggest listening only to wash plates, especially the new ones that appear to be clean, not because they are new. Nothing could be more misleading. I did it before listening session and I do not regret not hear hardly any glitches.
1. Sade Promise Audio Fidelity (2012).
2. Al Jarreau, Breakin 'Away, Warner Bros. (1981).
3. JS Bach Mass In B Minor, Deutsche Grammophon (1974).
4. AC / DC Back In Black, Sony Music (1980).
5. Daft Punk Random Access Memories Columbia / Sony Music (2013).
6. Norah Jones Feels Like Home, Blue Note (2007).
7. Vangelis Blade Runner soundtrack, Audio Fidelity (2013).
8. Charlie Haden, Antonio Forcione, Heartplay, Naim (2006).
9. Nat "King" Cole, The Best Of Nat King Cole. Vol. 2, Capitol / EMI.
10. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers, Drum Suite, Columbia / Sony Music (2012).
Text: Krzysztof Ksiazek