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BLOG #65. Our Shrink Blessing
"The big companies have no choice but to rely on some already proven technologies that completely correlate with the current scales of demand, therefore, the bigger a certain current demand is, the more limited the big companies are in their choice of applying some off-the-beaten-tracks and “outdated” technologies. At the same time, even the most up-to-date techniques and technologies (let’s say, 3D printing) still have their limitations, and in a lot of cases, the only way to overcome the limitations is still to apply a passionate and métier-type hand crafting...

... as StereoPravda  would always rather spent all the available space and all the available budget on much nobler causes such as the sonic “optimality”, our “shrink” technology for making the cases for ear monitors allows us to provide the thinnest and cheapest earphone cases in the whole industry. And that’s exactly why we use it. At the same time, our cases are as strong and as durable as all the rest (if not even more so)".

(on the picture: Jerry Harvey auditioning StereoPravda SPearphone "SB-7") Read more…

27.05.2019 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  16

BLOG #64. High End Munich-2019: Full Blown OCPD
"...I have always seen various demonstrations of perfectionism in High End Audio – without its main “task” clearly formulated and accepted as a guiding principle – as no more than just various demonstrations of OCPD symptoms.

... then, how healthy can be an industry relying on unhealthy state of its potential customers?

Actually, it can be very healthy.

However, only after it would openly declare its true mission: that is to help a certain type of unhealthy people".
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22.05.2019 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  42

BLOG #63. StereoPravda @High End Munich-2019 Show Announcement
This year our presence at the High End Munich show (May 9th -12th ) at the Etalon Sound booth (Hall 2 F11) will be featuring our new StereoPravda SPearphone SB-4 ear monitor ($2 000) (with the rest of our usual wares). Read more…

07.05.2019 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  161

BLOG #62. Stereopravda SPearphone SB-7 Have Been Recently Compared to Two “Top-Of-The-League” Custom In-The-Ear-Monitors
Stereopravda SPearphone SB-7 have been recently compared to two “Top-Of-The-League” Custom In-The-Ear-Monitors by two reputable websites. Read more…

25.03.2019 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  452

BLOG #61. The Russian Federation’s Intellectual Property Agency Issued Another Patent by Mikhail Kucherenko
On February 25th, 2019 The Russian Intellectual Property Agency issued another patent by Mikhail Kucherenko called “In-the-ear-canal Earphone”: Read more…

20.03.2019 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  218

BLOG #60. CanJam NYC-2019: The Customer Is Not Always Right
"... in the current corporate feuds, “The Customer Is Always Right” only when he or she is willing to shell out ridiculous amounts of money for some quickly outdated products, but the dictum immediately changes to “The Customer Is Not Always Right” as soon as he or she starts to raise (however humbly) a voice regarding some eternal values.

... the time has come when to be “always right” again in future, the customers should remind themselves about the roots of their enthusiasm for music and sound and to put up with a necessity to, at least, temporarily admit that sometimes they can be “not always right”". Read more…

19.03.2019 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  148

BLOG #59. 12 Audiophile Steps of Stairway to Heaven
"...below are the main ideas/steps, which are defined specifically for High End Audio.

Which are the ones that you should be fully aware of, and, according to my own personal experience, that awareness is the only way which would allow you to thread a correct road map through complete appreciation of a role of each of these steps to arrive at the best possible sonic achievements.

This road map, in my opinion, will allow everyone, who really wants it, to climb at “The Highest Peaks of Audio”".
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13.02.2019 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  428

BLOG #58. Holy Grail of the Third Dimension - A Concise Course in High End Audio’s Fourth One
“…if we would get back to “the roots” of the traditional “stereo” recording process (and, historically, that is exactly whence High End Audio’s legs grow), then “The Holy Grail” of the whole “stereo” industry is a recreation of a three-dimensional sound field of an original recording filled with tightly focused (“solid”) musical “images”…

…Thereby, a degree of manifestation of that primary effect of sonic “holography” should be, by the original definition of the “stereo” technology, the main criterion of the (“stereo”) “sound quality”…”
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29.01.2019 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  303

BLOG #57. headfonia.com Just Announced Winners of Their HFN-2018 Awards
Their verdict:

"Best IEM (Price no objection): StereoPravda SB-7

The SB-7 for sure is one of the most unique looking universal IEM in the whole wide world. StereoPravda thinks outside of the box and it works, just try one with a good source and amp and you’ll know why it’s getting an award".
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03.01.2019 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  296

BLOG #56. RMAF-2018 - The Path of the Least Resistance: Shorting Down a Heavenly Access to the Ground of an Earthly Possession
"... the vast majority of the visitors come to the audio shows now simply because, instead of obsessively working to gain an "Access to Musical Heaven", the current audiophile community gradually replaced that long work with a short circuit to the ground of being too possessed over such a mundane and down-to-earth deed as an anticipation of a next cycle of not conscious – and that’s why - absolutely meaningless "Possession"".

(pictured left to right: Chris Sommovogo, EveAnna Manley, Misha Kucherenko)
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17.10.2018 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  1122

BLOG #55. headfonics.com Published a Review of StereoPravda SPearphone SB-5
headfonics.com published a review of StereoPravda SPearphone SB-5.

To quote: “The SB-5 is … a stunning vocal specialist… [with] that laser-like focus on vocal delivery…

… I personally found myself trawling through my jazz and singer-songwriter collection just to see how the SB-5 dealt with the vocal performances. If this is your bag then you will get sucked right into the SB-5’s presentation”.

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30.09.2018 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  365

BLOG #54. headfonia.com Published a Review of StereoPravda SPearphone SB-7
headfonia.com published a review of StereoPravda SPearphone SB-7

To quote: “What an experience the SPearphone SB-7 has been. The SB-7 certainly is a one of a kind creation by a unique designer, that’s the least one can say…

… Misha’s “No pain, no Gain” philosophy is what it is but if you can handle that you can be sure to get an incredibly good high-end sounding IEM with a sound signature you’ve never heard before. A technical marvel.

Well done StereoPravda”.
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27.09.2018 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  255

BLOG #53. theheadphonelist.com Just Published a Review of Our StereoPravda SPearphone SB-7
theheadphonelist.com just published a review of our StereoPravda SPearphone SB-7

To quote: "...every aspect of the SB-7 serves its sound quality and, in this regard, it definitely makes a statement. At such a price point, listeners are searching for a sublime audio experience, and that’s what the SB-7 provides". Read more…

20.09.2018 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  305

BLOG #52. YURI_ZVUKOGRAF Video Blog Published a StereoPravda DACCA Review (in Russian)
YURI_ZVUKOGRAF Video Blog Published a StereoPravda DACCA Review (in Russian) Read more…

17.09.2018 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  292

BLOG #51. A Quick Reminder on Our Seminal Moment
To commemorate our third anniversary one more time we would like to refresh everybody’s memory here on that seminal interview that I gave to my dear friend Gary Reber, The Editor-In-Chief of Widescreen Review magazine, in 2015.

Gary’s strong support for my ideas has been a crucial factor that did instigate my resolution to start the StereoPravda SPearphone project.
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10.09.2018 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  312

BLOG #50. To Commemorate Our Third Anniversary... (...and also the FIFTIETH BLOG Here): Masha Interviews Misha
To Commemorate Our Third Anniversary (and the FIFTIETH BLOG here): Masha Kazantseva of AnalogSound facebook group interviews Misha Kucherenko of StereoPravda (in English) Read more…

19.08.2018 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  359

BLOG #49. A Sneak Preview from Our Lab
A sneak preview from our lab... Read more…

14.08.2018 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  290

BLOG #48. Reference-Audio-Analyzer.pro Just Published New Sets of Measurements of StereoPravda SPearphone SB-5/SB-7/SB-7A Family of Earphones
As I mentioned on numerous occasions before, the earphone technology based on “passive” implementation of historically happened nomenclature of the current BA-drivers – which is practically unchanged for more than several decades – and even in its multi-way incarnation, allows to build only: either high resolution products, or wide frequency band products (I am talking mostly about low end extension here). But not both at the same time. The only way to “have your cake and to eat it” is via application of a multi-way “active” configuration of separate BA-driver sections, where each earphone section has got some necessary adjustments on the board and is driven but its own separate amplifier. And the latter is exactly what is happening when our SB-7A are driven by our dedicated differential DAC/Control audio processor/two-way separate Amplifiers-in-one DACCA unit. Read more…

11.08.2018 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  284

BLOG #47. YURI_ZVUKOGRAF Video Blog Published an SB-7’s Review (in Russian)
YURI_ZVUKOGRAF Video Blog Published an SB-7’s Review (in Russian) Read more…

27.07.2018 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  216

BLOG #46. The Doom of Constant Anticipation – Some Personal Impressions from Munich High End Show-2018
...if that surrogate anticipation buzz for “something new” is not dethroned, and if it is not replaced with some clear-cut pathways to the sonic Nirvana - which were fully established a long time ago but seemed to be forgotten by now -  the High End Audio community is all doomed to no more than just to roll endlessly its “Sisyphus stones” up to the steep hills of its members’ personal ambitions.
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21.06.2018 // Author:  (Bigmisha) // Number of views:  517


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