Traveling to and
from the M.O.C was trouble-free. Whether it
was free bus service to your hotel or taxi,
the wait was only a few minutes at best. Of
course, Carlos and I chose the taxi service
because where in the U.S.A. can you ride in
a Mercedes Benz Taxi?
Now this is
what I call "having a session!" Gryphon
Audio calls this audio art at its
finest - unless of course you're a cow
reading this. I only wished this setup was
in my hotel room.
the food at this local haunt located inside
the Holiday Inn Leopold hotel where we
stayed was also on the money. When the
menu's impossible to read, trust me, there's
nothing like a cheeseburger and an order of
come a long way baby!
display was very interesting in presenting
what was considered the very first high-end
CD players from yesteryear.
of Modright Instruments Inc., (right) and
Jacob George of ReTHM Loudspeakers (left)
put on a very nice demonstration that
included the new and excitingly affordable
AC cords from LessLoss designer Liudas
Motekaitis (center). Dan Wright's modified
tube modified Slim Devices
Transporter($3800) looked rather sexy. The
Modwright LS.36.5 fully balanced reference
tube linestage ($8995 photo above), boasts
an external all-tube power supply. The new
ReTHM Saadhana ($7850), sports a single 6"
custom modified Lowther DX55 driver in a
horn loaded cabinet. Anyone familiar with
ReTHM knows he likes Stealth cables very
much and they were used throughout excepting
for AC cords. The new LessLoss, I'm told,
are quite impressive indeed.
Wright's success isn't a mere coincidence.
His knowledge and hard work ethic has paid
off tremendously. When we first met back in
early 2001, Wright was modifying inexpensive
products such as Perpetual Technologies' P1A
and P3A DACs. Now he builds his own line of
world class tube products while he continues
to offer mods like the Slim Devices
Transporter. Wright came out to my place to
hear my system during a Stereophile
show in the spring of 2001. The first place
I took him was down to the World Trade
Center where I had worked for 17 years,
before getting on the PATH train that takes
you into New Jersey.
Wright like a tourist, I snapped this
picture with Tower 1 in the background. This
photo served as a constant reminder since
September 11, 2001 on how to remain always
mindful of your blessings and how to keep things in
their proper perspective.