at AudioReview.com about our room at CAAS:
Lotus Group Room.
the absolutely gorgeous sounding Granada speaker,
this demo was totally stunning and perfect in
every way. No matter what was played, this system
was dynamic, clean, and at times extremely spooky
real. The speakers have a totally seducing open
quality that really drew me in to the music,
no matter what was played. I almost missed this
room, but standing at the elevator I heard this
excellent Jazz recording featuring a three piece
group highlighted by Jimmy Smith on the Hammond
B-3 organ. Since I own this organ, and have
played it my entire life, I am very familiar
with its tube like sweet tonal quality. The
bass pedals sounded just like they should, deep,
full and powerful, with no overhang between
notes. The organ sounded like it was in the
room, and I thought it really was before entering
the room. When I asked the gentleman to put
on my recordings, he had no reservation in playing
them at realistic levels. The sound was enveloping,
extraordinarily powerful and effortless with
VERY accurate timbre and tonality. From the
bottom up, nothing stuck out in the mix, which
had a very wide and deep sound stage(again as
they should) which allowed you to hear the air
mix with the horns and drums in a way that sounded
like I was at a drum corps show. The inner voices
of the horns were clearly rendered, highs wide
open and clear, and bass that was tight and
impactful without being overwhelming and wolly.
I was in this room for 30 minutes and didn't
want to leave. This system was addictive to
the hilt, and I wanted to take it home."
Products from Oyaide:
2010 - CES Coverage
"I was most impressed by its tremendous
control and detail in the midrange in the bass,
notable low extension, and seamless integration
between the woofers and Feastrex driver...the
beauty of this speaker is something special."
Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile
CES 2010 Show Report
The Lotus Group room, Granada loudspeakers and
Prana Wire. This system was at the top of the
list for overall musicality and engagement...
way to go Joe!" Dave and Carol Clark's
CES 2010 Show Report in Positive-Feedback.com
2009 - RMAF - Room 550
Valin confers "Best of Show" and "Best
Introduction" status on the Granada Loudspeaker:
"...this speaker was so good it earned one of
my little asterisks as a "Best of Show" contender
(and I only gave out a handful of these). ...this
is a speaker that may truly be great" Jonathan
2009 - RMAF - Room 550
Lotus Group will demonstrate the new Granada
Loudspeaker. Also on active display will
be the Hanss T-60 turntable, Hanss PA-60 two
chassis phono preamplifier, the Hanss CD-20
category busting, upsampling CD player, along
with many other new products from our manufacturers.
2009 - Audio Replas Review
addition of the Audio Replas' mat and stabilizer
to my Clearaudio turntable gave me all the bigness
and weight of the In UniSon, without any loss
of transparency or speed. This combination created
by far the best and most beautiful sound I have
ever heard from any source component in my system."
Roberts reviewing the TS OPT300 HR Turntable
Mat and OPS-1 HR LP Stabilizer at
was a panoramic airy soundstage with seemingly
limitless depth. It was spectacular! I haverarely
if ever heard such a combination of musicality
and resolution. String tone was perfect. The
entire presentation was perhaps the most realistic
portrayal of an orchestral performance I have
ever enjoyed. "
Marsh reviewing the PranaWire Nataraja Speaker
Cable at 6moons.com
2009 - The Lotus Group announces it has
been granted the US Distribution rights for
Link to pdf catalog.
- Mike Silverton of StereoTimes.com
reviews Oyaide receptacles and Acoustic Revive
Cables. R-1 receptacle: "The differences
I heard transported me to a better place. Dimensionality!
Transparency! Interstellar silence! The best
highs this side of smack! And all this before
a proper burn-in! "
Revive cables: "The magic is in the midrange,
audio’s heartland. Get the midrange right and
you’re home. Further, the midrange’s rightness
in no way diminishes speed, nor is there diminution
at the spectrum’s extremes. And yet characterizing
something as 'magic' is likely to leave the
wrong impression, and we are, after all, dealing
in impressions – that’s what audiophila’s about.
You’re better served if I tell you that via
this system AR’s cables reveal no character
whatever. They’re simply not there."
2009 - Positive Feedback awards the Lotus
Group room - featuring the Maxxhorn Lumination
loudspeaker (Maxxhorn is now Affirm
Audio) with the Feastrex D5 Monster alnico
drivers, PranaWire cabling, Acoustic Revive
cables and accessories and Oyaide cables and
accessories - an Audio Oasis Award.
Oasis Award Positive Feedback CES 09
Report on Lotus Group CES 09
2009 Anthony Nicosia of Enjoy the Music.com
reviews the fo.Q lineup. "I recommend purchasing
not just one of the fo.Q devices but all, or
at least as many as you can."
Across 750RR Interconnect awarded the Diapason
Gold Medal award – by France's highly regarded
Hi Fidelity Magazine "Diapason" November 2008
2008 - Oyaide Releases the Focus 1 XLR Connectors
with one touch, push-pull ball bearing locking
mechanism and machined phosphor bronze inner
body and outer barrels. State of the art performance
2008 - Oyaide Releases the SRBN-1 banana
plug machined from solid deoxidized phosphor
bronze and plated with Silver and Rhodium. Dual
5mm solid stainless steel grub screws are used
to secure the cable without any solder.