sounds good!’ is what I said as I left
the Merlin / Joule Electra showroom. New
players this year included Joule Electra’s
‘Right of Passage’ VZN-220 Monoblock
OTL’s ($20,000), available also in
plain stereo for a modest $12,000.
Merlin also introduced, in a ruby-heart
finish no less, their VSM-Milleniums
($5,500-$8000, depending on finish).
Again, their paired performance, with
the added support of Cardas cabling, was
a sheer delight. The sound tantalized me
so that I wanted to take a bite out of
the candy-apple Merlins.