HighEnd Novum PMR MK II (Passive Multi-Vocal Resonator)
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This is achieved by:
- a precisely tuned bronze alloy
- the specific dimensions
- the specific design with various angles world exclusive for the first time as a resonator in the PMR.
The latest development and further improvement of the original PMR is the PMR Premium Mk.2. The difference to the PMR is that the production is even more complex. The improved bronze alloy and extremely long cool-off phases give the PMR Premium Mk.2 even better resonance properties. But the biggest difference is that the PMR Premium has now a thread in the bottom and is mounted on a bronze stand for vertical use that makes the PMR Premium Mk.2 even more effective and indispensable for music lovers who wanted to experience their favorite music in a lifelike three dimensional way with realistic timbre and dynamics.
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The PMR is not comparable to other resonators available on the market today. 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. And by the way... bell bronze is the only material that can reproduce all overtones of the musical scale. This know-how is now being implemented - world exclusive for HighEnd Novum
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, more solid and three-dimensional. 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
- Height: 3.4 inch (8.6cm)
- Diameter: 14 inch (35.4cm)
- Weight: 12 lbs. (5.5kg) (total shipping weight 19 lbs.)
- Color: natural bronze
Greg Voth, The StereoTimes (Aug. 2018) concluded:
"...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!"
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Dirk Sommer, HIFISTATEMENT.com (Nov. 2013):
"...mich hat der Passive Multivokal Resonator in zwei Räumen in insgesamt drei Konstellationen voll und ganz überzeugt. Wer sich mehr Definition und eine luftigere Raumabbildung wünscht oder kleine Aufstellungsprobleme in den Griff bekommen möchte, sollte den PMR in seiner Anlage unbedingt einmal ausprobieren. Damit lässt sich je nach Ausgangslage mindestens ebenso viel, wenn nicht gar deutlich mehr erreichen, wie etwa mit der Investition derselben Summe in bessere Kabel..."
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HIFI CRITIC Recommended Component Award July 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..." Check out the entire review
StereoTimes Most Wanted Component Award 2012 Clement Perry wrote:
"...a 'mini-me' version to the bigger Novum resonator we all went gaga over. At roughly half the size of the standard PMR, the Initium serves as a perfect companion for placement around the room especially when space is an issue. Adds sparkle and dimensionality to an already excellent product..."
Stereophile - Recommended Component 2012 Award, 10/2012:
"... with the PMR Premium in the listening room, ST heard enhanced soundstage, focus and spatial resolution, better-defined bass, and greater vibrancy..."
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." Check out the entire review
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, 12/2011:
"...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."
Ron Cook, StereoTimes, 12/2011:
"...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!"
Dan Secula, StereoTimes, 12/2011:
"...as much as I enjoyed my system without the PMR, I know now what this device can do to help my system sound even better and I would choose to be without a PMR. In simple terms, the PMR just makes everything sweeter sounding and more organic in a very natural way without any noticeable downside." "With the PMR Premium we have a significant, expensive, beautiful tweak that I feel will improve the enjoyment of your music collection. My decision to audition the PMR proved make me feel wonderful considering I had no idea what the results would be. Highly recommended."
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