47 Labs 4704 PiTracer -with twin 4700 power supplies- -SOLD-
Japanese manufacturer 47 Labs stands for minimalist high quality designs with ultra performance. With the 4704 PiTracer they created a reference cd transport that deviates from the usual design principles and sounds astonishingly analog like.
This offer is for the PiTracer 4704 cd transport with two 4700 Humpty Dumpty power supplies. Including transport crate for the transport and remote. Newprice: 33.320 euro (pricelist is available), now for 8.950 euro.
“…Could this baby ever sing.
My immediate impression of the PiTracer, later backed up by many hours of contented listening, was of sonic clarity. It was so transparent that I simply loved listening to music with it. The extra-wide, -deep, practically Olympic-sized soundstage made me want to dive in!
I’ve heard this kind of presentation so far only from SACD: The backgrounds were blacker than black, resulting in an enhanced sense of imaging. And running direct from the Elgar Plus to the Krells gave me more of that special ease I crave, and which I associate with high-bit-rate, high-sampling-rate machines.
The PiTracer sounded very linear from the bottom: stygian depths to the highest of highs. Sweet, detailed, and oh-so-right there—the immediacy made me gasp with pleasure. Very much like the Linn’s presentation—fast, pacey, taut, transparent, and fast off the mark.
I was surprised. I’d assumed that, with so much processing going on in the following stages, the contribution of the transport to the overall sound of today’s separate digital components was becoming less significant. Was I ever wrong!…”