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My audio designs developed between 1992 and 1996 which
include Sphere Speakers, a separate Bass Speaker and the Zeus Audio Amplifier.
Schematic - 1994
Original design schematic - please see the
Zeus pages for further information.
A friend and I were lucky enough just over a week ago to
get to audition Susan's Zeus amplifier along with the rest of her system
and I have to say we were pretty impressed with what we heard ...
Susan explained that the system did not have any esoteric, hi end,
expensive components - just stuff that she happened to have at the time
when she built the system.
Of course, it is always difficult to know what is contributing what in
an unfamiliar system but the overall sound cannot be better that the
weakest link and overall sound was VERY good.
Over the last 5 years or so I have listened to quite a few home systems
of different friends. Many DIY, some bought. I have also auditioned some
very expensive stuff at dealers and attended a couple of hi-fi shows.
Susan's system seemed to combine good balance of detail, clarity and
dynamics along with a lovely fluidity that made it really easy to listen
to. I regard this combination as very rare. The sound was also quite big
I have heard beautiful sounding systems that sounded somewhat
compressed. I have heard very detailed systems that sound somehow too
analytical or dry or rough. Then there are systems that sound nice and
soft but lack detail.
For me, Susan's system had a special combination of fluidity, detail and
dynamics that I regard as the best I have heard to date. ( not bad
considering some of the systems mentioned above cost £50,000+ ).
I will be ordering my transformers soon and I am really looking forward
to hearing a zeus amp in my system ( although realistically I think it
will be mid January before this is realised ).
Mikelm - 7th December 2004
(Reproduced with permission.)
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