An afternoon of good tea and shop talk at Mr. Yamagishi's office in Tokyo, I came back with a Sakura Plus review loaner. I'm not embarrassed to admit that I drank too much tea. Nor am I embarrassed that the Sony PCM-D100 recorder tickled my fancy. Together (and I like to think that Mr. Yamagishi enjoyed my presence) we geeked out over high altitude tea, weird audiophile recordings, and of course: Sakura Plus (black) and Akazakura Plus (red).
Spoiler: Akazakura Plus fit my preferences more to a T, but Sakura Plus opened up a new world of audiophile and older recordings that I'd previously shunned.
Stay tuned for piccies and a full HFN review of Sakura Plus.
Ocharaku: Flat4 Sakura Plus - Akazakura Plus
headfonia: Flat4 Kaede Type II
ohm image: Flat4 KURO
TouchMyApps: Flat4 Kaede