StereoNET recently reviewed the Hulgich Serenade speaker and were charmed by its effortless yet revealing sound. During that review Nicholas Hulgich spoke about the new Ella Mk2, so we’ve penciled in a visit to his show suite and you should as well.
You’ll hear many Hulgich speakers, but the Ella may be just the ticket for all those seeking full frequency sound from a medium-sized speaker. Hulgich says the Ella offers a dynamic contrast and harmonic expression of a much larger speaker but within a modest size.
The new Ella is a complete new 3-way model and not just a revamped Ella MK1. All the drivers are larger and capable of effortless dynamics, harmonic detail, and transparency.
The Ella MK2 has a 28-23000 Hz frequency range, a power rating of 150-watts and impedance of 8 ohms and an 86dBV sensitivity. Build is exemplary, and each speaker weighs 45 kgs. Prices start at $8400.
Hulgich speakers will be driven by the UK’s Nord Acoustics pre and power amplifiers and connected by handmade Hulgich's new FTM Feel The Music cables.
Nord Acoustics amplifiers feature Hypex NCore Class D technology. They also have a discrete Class A input buffer section to deliver class a sound. The brand’s models are equipped with metal film resistors to a 1 percent tolerance and audiophile grade polystyrene capacitors in their audio stage.
FTM’s cables are the result of research into components that can interact in a harmonious and natural way but also capable of delivering the most lifelike sound quality.
Many materials were tested before FTM settled on silver plated copper. The result is now a range of affordable FTM cables with their involving non-fatiguing sound.
Prices are $485 for a 2.5 metre pair, $635 for a 3.5 metre pair, and $785 for a 5 metre pair.
The great news for Hulgich room visitors is they can have a 10 percent discount off any Nord Acoustic amp, Hulgich speaker or FTM cable. You can apply the discount even buying online from Nord Acoustics from November 3 to 5 using the code AUHIFI2017.
Hulgich Audio will be demonstrating its range in Room 1311.