Stefan Brochowski, one of the editors of the blog HiFi-IFAs.de, was at the booth of IDC Klaassen during the Süddeutsche HiFi-Tage and after an extensive conversation with FinkTeam mastermind Karl-Heinz Fink had the opportunity to listen to the floor loudspeaker Borg.
You can read the original article in German on the blog, or continue reading the unedited Google Translate version here.
Rarely have we read such an emotional description of sound impressions ….
“As soon as the first notes came in and reached my perception, I felt a hovering and tingling sensation within me that was not only tangible in all areas of sound description such as timing, space dimensions, free play, tonal correctness, bass control and all these analytical descriptions. Yes, the speaker Finkteam Borg can do that perfectly. For me anyway. No, it’s not the typical analytical descriptions in everyday high-end language, it’s this spell that brings the emotion of music to life. Take one on the journey of music and make one dream. Beautiful timbres that hit my heart to the last. Fine dynamic beauty inspires me to stay.
Peter Gabriel’s album ‘So’ with the track ‘Mercy Street’ – I’ve been putting the CD on the shelf in my collection for years – brought tears to my eyes. I will enjoy the CD again with pleasure and with a glass of Primitivo. As a gourmet, a beautiful mountain cheese can perfectly emphasize the experience of emotion. Gorgeous and moving. This rather spherical song creates goose bumps through synthetic, delicate sounds and percussive baubles. So he carried me through the room with all facets of the longing for happiness, let me immerse myself in the song. Soft, until the last stanza he finds here one of his highlights of beautiful musical sounds. ‘Mercy Street’ turns into an experience and awakens to music.
The composition of the Italian pianist Luduvico Enaudi with the CD ‘Elements’ brought me a very special experience of the deepest emotions. I had them consciously. At ‘Four Dimensions / YS’ it was completely done to me. The timbres and the representation of a wing in front of me let me immerse myself in the world of emotions. The wing came so real that you could see Ludovico sitting there. Tonal to the point, played here a real, big wings and spread in all its beauty freely in the room. Safe and secure, bedded in music.
As a sparrow, I would now shake my feathers to show the world: goose skin and then in love with music to start my flight to the sky and tell the butterflies, Hi ‘. It is currently my favorite composition and this combination makes my heart beat faster in the truest sense of the word. Now it was right for me. Heart hopping? YES!
A beautiful combination that inspired me. My felt and clearly visible goosebumps will continue to be carried throughout my life.
From my point of view also optically a highlight and eyecatcher, so that the visual experience world also experiences a design-related emotion. The workmanship is perfect. Different variants are possible. Adapted to other homelocations. There is a magic in this combination.
I’ll say that the artistic soul of Karl Heinz Fink and his team and his love of music and technology, as well as the intensive research and the immense time commitment has more than paid off. The Audionet electronics harmonize here more than ingeniously. Although it means a high investment, it more than lives up to the price. Likewise, the IsoTek Titan One as well as the IsoTek Genessis One contributed to this outstanding presentation.
My absolute highlight of the South German HiFi Days 2018 in Stuttgart. If you are looking for the soul of music, you should take a seat in front of the Finkteam Borg. In a sea of musical experience, which finds its way deep into the soul at home, in an infinity loop, I take a seat. “
“Das Fink Team präsentierte mit dem neuen Lautsprecher Borg sicher eines der Messehighlights. Ausführlich erläuterte Karl-Heinz Fink die vielen technischen Detaillösungen, die konstruktiv umgesetzt wurden. Klanglich ist die neue Borg nach unseren Einschätzungen sensationell. ”
Google translated as;
The Fink team certainly presented one of the trade fair highlights with the new Borg loudspeaker. Karl-Heinz Fink explained in detail the many detailed technical solutions, which were implemented constructively. Sonically, the new Borg is sensational according to our estimates.
Read the original article here.
“One of the most entertaining systems at High End was fronted by Fink Team’s new Borg loudspeaker (€24,000). This floorstander combines a 10inch paper cone mid/bass that Karl-Heinz Fink (below) and his team have managed to get working up to a 1,600 Hz crossover point with the AMT tweeter. Borg has a lot of adjustments for a passive speaker including: variable damping for amps with different damping factors, ‘mid’ allows you to place the stereo image at a depth that appeals while ‘presence’ can be tweaked to match amp and source character. Borg sounded very good with Audionet power amps, a Phonosophie streamer and Marantz SA-10 used as a DAC.”
Thank you to the-ear.net for that glowing review.
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