17 December 2012

Lexus GS 450h F-Sport heavy hybrid powerful GT car

Lexus asked to give my opinion about their sporty and really powerful GS 450h F-Sport model . Ones who think they know how dull was GS in the past -- forget all that. This one is the beast. 200 kg heavier that BMW 535d. But active damping and steering makes miracles. Car feels lighter than that.

Strong design language in front, not so in rear

Discrete wing, pretty M5-lookalike

450h means 3-liter V6 combustion engine paired with electric motor. Huge total torque available in full RPM range 

Floeting disks like in proper sports car, brakes did not fade despite of heavy car

Pretty old school gear lever gate, this car actually employs high tech variator, combined with electric motor. EV button switches to stealth mode to scare pedestrians. Avoid ECO, use Normal ore Sport +, to firm up suspension. Does not change max power available.

Rev meter in the left is replaced by ECO meter in Eco mode

CLS Shooting Break

Tested and reviewed Mercedes Benz CLS Shooting Break last weekend in Estonia. This AMG bodykit 350DCI 4Matic is the sexiest, coolest, most desireable wagon on the Planet Earth.

Fujifilm X-E1 review

Got Fujifilm X-E1 in my hands. Compared to Panasonic Lumix GX1.
Fuji need improving in focusing, too slow, too unreliable. But image quality is absolutely top class. New X-Trans APS-C sensor rocks.


27 June 2012

Popcorn Hour A300 and SHOUTcast Radio

I hope, that You didnt buy A300 only for local streaming. SHOUTcast app opens internet radio world in pretty user-friendly manner. There are huge number of internet stations, usually it makes it hard to handle. Organising, sorting and tagging is essential. A300 masters it all in SHOUTcast app.
A300 Workflow:
1. Click Apps Market in sources
2. Find SHOUTcast Radio from most popular (left menu), install
3. Start SHOUTcast Radio
4. Find few stations You like, press green button to favourite
5. Later choose pre-selected stations from Favourites menu

20 April 2012

My FU 29 tube amplifier

This is my tube amp. Powerful, clean-sounding with stereo imaging to die for. Uses soviet military tubes, 110 mm high and 60 mm fat, like small Coke cans.

Tech data:

  • Input Power 110V-240V  AVAILABLE
  • Output Power 30 W x 2  Class A
  • Output Tube FU29 x 2 (double tetrodes)
  • Driver Tube 6N2 x 2 , 6N1 x 2
  • Signal/Noise Ratio 90dB
  • Ohms 4 ohms 8 ohms
  • Input Consumption 160w
  • Frequency 20Hz-30KHz +/-1 dB
  • Distorsion Less than 0.5% at full power
I really can recommend it to any tube amp lover.