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The Val Müstair will once again be in the internattional spotlight as it will be hosting the FIS Tour de Ski on New Years Day 2019. The home of the Biosfera Val Müstair Nature Park and the Cologna brothers is hosting this event  for the 4th time already. World-class athletes, emotions and World Cup points are to be won in the free technique (Sprint F) – a lot is at stake in the Val Müstair.

… .. and right in the middle of it is Sound Vision House AG. As an official supplier and supporter, we are thrilled to support the international cross-country skiing world elite in Val Müstair. This competition is an absolute “must see” for every cross-country fan. Look forward to a great sports event and enjoy winter sports on and off the slopes. Allegra in the Val Müstair!

The keyword »Top New Technology« fits perfectly, as we have equipped this Home Cinema with only the absolute latest technologies. The new cinema formats Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D and DTS: X adequate sound transmission, the customer enjoys a perfect cinematic experience. The use of Ethernet AVB directly plugged into the active 1 kW loudspeaker makes it easy to master complex 32-channel immersive installations and result in uncompromising high-end cinema playback. Each speaker has a powerful digital signal processor which can be easily controlled over the network. This software-based Delay and EQ can be optimized quickly and accurately. The system is operated easily via tablet and smartphone. However, the whole technique has only one goal: uncompromising, authentic and breathtaking reproduction of film and music.

Our customer is extremely excited and happy! (… and so are we!)

 

Breathe deeply, cool down, relax!

When  it gets uncomfortably hot in the lowlands,  the Engadine is the ideal refuge to escape heat, noise and crowded outdoor pools for a while. Take a break and enjoy the beautiful panoramas and the clear, fresh air in the Engadine.
Come by at our shop at Via Maistra 33 in St. Moritz. Our NAIM 500 system with the Focal Stella Utopa EM speakers offers an audiophile experience, hot rhythms and cool sound. The active love it perhaps still more active? Linn Klimax 350, these active speakers guarantee perfect sound. The effortless clarity and absolutely precise localization of all voices and instruments are phenomenal.
Escape the heat, off to St. Moritz! At an altitude of 1822m you can expect an all around “cool” thing.

 

Fall in love with your music again!

Celebrate 45 years of getting you closer to the original performance. Exchange your legacy Linn product and get 10% off a new one, for a limited time only!

45 years of brilliant performance

Linn’s goal is to bring you closer to your favorite music, to experience every single note and to make your music sound as clear and powerful as ever. Since the launch of the very first product, the Sondek LP12 turntable icon, Linn has been the leading company in audio technology. Find out how to bring your system up to date with our latest products and enjoy your music even more.

Some of Linn’s biggest hits

Let us review some of the highlights from their five decades of innovation in which they have designed and manufactured products that deliver exceptional detail and bring you closer to the original sound.

1973: Sondek LP12

For over four decades, the LP12 is the unrivaled masterpiece in turntable design. A revolutionary icon is still evolving. Time for an upgrade? Experience the ultimate in vinyl playback with our flagship Klimax LP12.

1997: Sondek CD12

The Sondek CD12 set new standards in the performance of CD players and design standards and was the first device to feature a precision-engineered housing milled from a solid block of aluminum. This was the beginning of our flagship series Klimax. Time for an upgrade? See how our Klimax DSM Network Player brings you closer to your favorite music.

2002: Komri Speakers

The flagship speakers from Linn at the time, and the first to incorporate Linn driver technology to replicate a single-point source as accurately as possible, providing a more consistent sound for the audience. Replace your tunebox with an Exactbox – the ultimate performance upgrade for your Aktiv Komri speakers.

2007: Klimax DS

The first network music player to truly deserve this name, and set a benchmark that will stand the test of time. With the use of our new Katalyst DAC architecture, Klimax DS has set the bar even higher. You already have the best music source! Find out how integrated loudspeakers with Exakt technology or an Exact box ensure that your system can experience the natural sound that the artist recorded.

Time for an upgrade?

Fall in love with your music again! Get a 10% discount on a new Linn product* when exchanging an older Linn device. Starting from 2 July to 27 August 2018. To the next 45 years!

* Terms and conditions apply.

What a temptation. A cheap method that costs only a few francs and saves the vinyl cleaning service.! The ingredients for this: alcohol, water, dish soap and a kitchen towel, that’s all it takes, or that is what one would think. The vinyl lovers among us, however, have right here a hair-raising moment. Why?

Alcohol – Yes, but which alcohol do we take and how much? Common are isopropanol, ethanol,etc., whereas the recommended choice would be  isopropanol or 2-propanol. Do not use: butanol etc.
Impure quality alcohol, however, leaves more residue on the vinyl than you think and like. Likewise, isopropanol which connects with the dust on the vinly leaves stains  which are clearly visible  as soon as the alcohol evaporates.

Water – Unknowingly and hoping for the best, you take demineralized water. This normal tap water has only been deprived of salts, ions and minerals by an ion exchange. If you want, you can try it out and let it evaporate on the vinyl and watch the result. It will be selfexplanatory.

Dish soap – Is good for many things – but not for Vinyl. Ok, of course you use it only in low concentration and just dissolved in the water, but still it should be clear at this point that even small amounts of fragrance, chemical and other ingredients should not be on the vinyl record.

Kitchen Towel – The best for last: the kitchen towels! Super cheap and always available.
Kitchen towels consist primarily of pulp, mostly won from conifers. The fiber material is freed from foreign bodies, thus resulting in a homogeneous mixture. An absorbent cloth, which nevertheless only consists of millions of tiny parts. To understand that, one only has to hold such a towel against the light, crumple it up, and see how many small pieces are dusting away. No further explaination needed on why such a cloth is definitively the wrong material for vinyl.

Conclusion – a good cleaning is not cheap.
As always (and mostly) in real life, cheap is not really good. In order not to destroy the sensitive structure of a vinyl, a careful washing done by a vinyl washing machine is absolutely recommended and necessary. No money is saved when doing it manually and as described above.  At least not if you expect the high quality listening pleasure, no scratching noises and expect a long shelf life. Therefore: Bring your treasures to us – we clean it professionally using Clearaudio products. Cleaned vinyl is a warrant for a cool analogue listening pleasure.

The wait is finally over. On Thursday, July 13, 218, it’s time again and Sound Vision House AG is starting into the new season again. After a spectacular winter season, with above average snow, followed by a little rest, we open our shop again 13 July 2017. We will be serving you every day until 29th of September 2018! Come and enjoy pure music with our NAIM, Linn systems matched with Focal or B&W. We look forward to welcoming you again in St. Moritz.

PS: Please drop in and enjoy our “Palaver” Event, always held on the the last Wednesday of the month. See more under “Events”

Turn on the radio or change the TV channel just with your thoughts? Samsung, the Paraplegic Center Nottwil and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences are working on a project that could help many patients. Read here how it could be. For the transmission of thoughts, the so-called P300 signals may be responsible, the rashes of the electrical impulses of the brain. If a pictures of a contact is shown on the smartphone, the call is to be triggered as soon as as the desired contact picture is viewed – so the theory. Also interfaces are tested that work just by winking of the eye. Our brain, the interface in the head? The future will be and remains exciting – music, controlled only by the thoughts, how cool would that be?

We finalized a customer’s dream for a very smart home on the white board, transferred them into the smart home drawings, and are ready to implement this state-of-the-art technology in his home.

The request was to have Design, Lifestyle and Ergonomics, so we combined intelligent home automation, security access system, a professional home cinema, multiroom audio / video systems incl. party mode and presented a bespoke and innovative integration solution.

The result:  Comfortable secure living and high quality of life.

Would like to learn more? Call us and let’s talk about how we can turn your home into an intelligent one.

Experience the brand-new dimension of sound.

The ASCENDO Immersive Audio Presentation Cinema in Ansbach sets new standards in sound quality, flexibility and user-friendliness. This theater supports all 3D immersive audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D and DTS:X and represents technologically the most advanced cinema to date.

The enormously powerful, deep and yet extremely fast and precise bass combined with the indescribable levels, and dynamics reproduced absolutely free of coloration are simply breathtaking. Even the quietest noises are hit-off in detail with absolute naturalness. No matter how complex the film situation may be, the speech intelligibility is always fantastic. The ASCENDO Immersive Audio Reference cinema matches what is happening on the screen stunningly realistic. Questions? Please call and let us design your home cinema.

Everyone likes things in their home to be just right, and Savant makes it possible, because Savant designed their systems to match the way you live.

Through advanced technology that makes things simple, Savant helps you create unique experiences in your home—experiences that reflect your personality, preferences, and pace of life.

From scheduling your home to wake up before you do, to creating the perfect atmosphere for a dinner party, or turning on the lights and your favorite music to welcome you home at night, Savant makes it easy to have everything exactly the way you like it.

For ten years, Savant has been the home automation brand of choice for the world’s most luxurious homes, castles, and yachts. Now, for the first time, the experience is available to everyone.

Savant products are crafted to be so simple, and so enjoyable, that once you’ve turned your home into a Savant Home, you’ll never want to live any other way.