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Greg Voth of The StereoTimes concluded (August 2018):
"...we audiophiles tend to over-dramatize the effect of the slightest improvement by tweak… this is NOT one of those times. However esoteric the Novum PMR ll might appear, it’s the real deal, folks. After my experience at Dan’s, hearing the Novum PMR both in and out of his system, I went home and tried making my own version, investing some pocket change in a gong . Things didn’t go as planned… if it worked at all, the effect was too subtle. However, it did give my rig a nice 'audio alter' focal point. Not so with the new Novum PMR ll Multifocal Resonator – whether by science, voodoo or nose to the grind stone audio technical knowhow, I can tell you that both the original and this new model of the PMR ll work wonderfully as reported. I’ll have this PMR ll in my system from this point on!" CLICK HERE to read the entire review
Paul McGowan of PS Audio wrote in his blog: "...placed between your speakers, it stares back at you like some piece of Asian dinnerware or ornament. But holy cow, it works! Immediately, vocals get more lifelike, the sound sweeter and easier to listen to..."
Clement Perry of StereoTimes about the Premium MkII: "...this newer and improved version, to my ears, has noticeably more sparkle, harmonics and a fuller range of tonal hues than the original we all went gaga over..." CLICK HERE to check out a PMR photo gallery of many customer systems.
The PMR Premium received Stereophile’s 2012 Recommended Component Award (Stereophile October 2012).
Sam Tellig, Stereophile, 05/2012:
"...the PMR focused my soundstage. Pimped up my power, especially in the bass. Enhanced resolution, especially space. I could hear orchestra members and chamber players breathe, even burb, fart... the sound became single-ended-triode like..."
"...for me, the PMR imported a bell like clarity to the music,a richness of timbre that rang true. It burnished the sound, especially of brass instruments, but the sounds of woodwinds and strings, too, seemed enhanced-intensified, but not taken over the edge or made in any way shrill. Maybe I’m so old and deaf that I need such sonic enhancement. I was already crazed pre-PMR; now, more so..."
"...I tried it on my wife, Marina, who, after 20 years with me, has heard it all. Without prompting, she said that she noticed more clarity, greater focus, more vidid sound, superior definition, and tighter, more extended bass."
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Winner of the "HIFI CRITIC RECOMMENDED" award 2013 (UK)
Paul Messenger wrote:
"...the PMR actually does seem to work. It somehow ’tidies up’ and ’sweetens’ the sound, so that the music makes more sense and hangs together rather better as a coherent whole. Image focus seemed significantly improved, the degree of gerneral untidiness and ’hash’ was significantly reduced and it also seems to add a richness to the proceedings... The bottom line is simply that the PMR somehow manages to make my hi-fi system sound more pleasant and relaxing, so much so that I’m seriously considering purchasing it..."
Winner of the "Most Wanted Component 2011 Award".
Check out the "in-depth review" on StereoTimes from four different reviewers over a period of six months.
The PMR Premium is a high-resonating system that overlays the musical harmonics.
Moreno Mitchell, StereoTimes, 01/2012:
"...when Clement Perry stated "The very ingredients that can fool one into believing real instruments are in the room" in his review of the PMR, I could not agree more. This is exactly what I felt within minutes of hearing this amazing device. Upon reading what Dan Secula and Ron Cook heard via this "singing bowl" did I realize that its effects are universal. Thus far, the PMR has acquitted itself from being some expensive tweak. It is far more powerful than some expensive front-end I’ve owned. Knowing this, attempting to label the PMR as a mere tweak is criminal."... "If you’re looking to upgrade an amplifier, DAC or even loudspeakers I dare you to give this device a listen first. For the serious audiophile and music lover who demands the best. The PMR is an absolute must. Highly recommended!"
Clement Perry (StereoTimes) wrote: "...I tend to believe the addition of a single PMR does as much to enhance the sound of a listening room as an entire arsenal of Ziplex or Acoustic System resonators."... "...hard to believe but true: the addition of the PMR makes music sound more truthful and realistic. After more than six months of having the PMR in my system, I cannot think of life without it. Removing it reduces the sensation that real instruments are performing before you on a wide stage... I cannot recommend it more highly."
Dan Secula (StereoTimes) wrote: "...with the PMR Premium we have a significant, expensive, beautiful tweak that I feel will improve the enjoyment of listening to your music collection. Looking at this beautiful bronze alloy sculpture one wouldn’t think it had anything to do with better sound by taking your listening pleasures to a positive new level, but my experience tells me so. The decision to audition this product is a no-brainer because it’s a simple place-and-listen exercise. Enjoy the fun. Highly recommended!"
Ron Cook (StereoTimes) wrote: "... I must concur the PMR is one of those all-too-rare products that does exactly as claimed! Suffice it to say, the improvements are NOT subtle and are easily discerned by even the most casual listener. Indeed, I have done A/B comparisons with a number of people, and on each (separate) occasion the effect of removing the PMR was obvious: folks simply cannot believe it. Bottom line, once you try a PMR your system, you will be hard pressed to listen without it. Highly recommended!"
Check out the entire review on StereoTimes:
"...and the PMR Novum is absolutely amazing. That may be the single best and most surprising audio purchase I have ever made..."
"...I put the PMR tonight. Count me a believer! I try a lot of tweaks but rarely keep them. This thing has me excited..."
"...I am completely satisfied with how it broadens, deepens and adds solidity to my stereo image. The increased ambiance and detail is amazing. I listened very briefly to my old, PMR-less layout and I will not willingly go back."
"...must say that I’m simply bowled over with enthusiasm about the way the music has become more real and life-like! Funny thing is I have a tweaked out system that includes (among others) four SteinMusic harmonizers and a dozen or so magic stones...I wasnt expecting such an improvement from the PMR,but it’s there...my ears don’t lie! I’m thoroughly impresssed!"
"...the PMR is absolutely brilliant ...the music has more focus & energy, the most noticable difference for me was the vocals both male & female, it all just sounds so much better"
"...just added the 2 HighendNovum PMR Premium to my system....my best tweak ever!"
"...as I was extremely pleased with the PMR Premium, I would like to order another one from you. It certainly enhanced the sound of my stereo system..."
"...the PMR Premium surpassed my expectations. A very worthwhile addition to the music room..."
"...I consider the PMR an essential component in my system now."
"Dear Alfred, after I put the PMR Premium disc on my JL F113 which sits in the middle of my Acapella Violin Cello MK II horned speakers less than a foot behind them, the affect was immediately dramatic. The synergistic effect of focusing the sound and smoothing out the music made me grin from ear to ear. I am totally pleased and feel the investment was worth it..."
"...after living with the two disc set-up (PMR Premium) for less than a week, I can say that my listening experience has truly been permanently transformed... wouldn’t have believed it until I heard it myself. I never thought these things could do so much to "harmonize" the room acoustics."
This is achieved by:
a precisely tuned bronze alloy
the specific dimensions
the specific design with various angles
The PMR© is not comparable to other available on the market resonators. These other resonators produce even harmonics, but usually change the tone of the sound with "false" harmonics, e.g. a trumpet should sound like a trumpet, but with the wrong harmonics, it can sound like a completely different, or synthetic instrument. The PMR© produces only harmonics that are perceived by the human ear as pleasant and harmonious. The sounds of music are heard as natural. These "right" overtones are the result of decades of sound research. This know-how is now being implemented - world exclusive for the first time as a resonator in the PMR©.
Placement of the PMR©:
The PMR© can be placed almost anywhere in the listening room. A comprehensive installation manual is supplied with each PMR©. A telephone consultation is also included.
By overlaying the music with a full scale of multi-vocal overtones, more detailed sound is produced. The music gets more momentum and energy, the presentation of the instruments is more realistic and more solid. The spatial imaging is increased in all directions. The result is again a natural and authentic sound experience with beautiful sounds.
Does the PMR© fit in my system?
Yes! Since there are no hi-fi systems with perfect harmonics, the PMR© will improve every hi-fi system!
The production processes of the PMR© and a bell are very similar. Each PMR© is custome-made and is produced exclusively by hand in the following steps:
Creation of a two-sand mold by means of a "primitive model"
Heating the bronze alloy to about 1200 ° C
Casting of liquid metal in the form
Controlled cooling off the casting for the production of a fine crystalline structure of metal
Manual post-processing and tuning of the cast PMR©
An individual, numbered certificate is included with each PMR©.
The PMR© is exclusively manufactured in Germany.
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