Sound at the Show!
I found it
nearly impossible to pick a single Best Sound at this year's
High End show simply because there were too many stellar
sounding systems. Of those I spent the most time in, I
narrowed my choices down to...these few.
Surprising performance. Nothing imposing here although those
Audiopax SET amps and Audio Stone setup are far from the
usual (above). The intimate sense of "right" coming from of
this setup was its most attractive feature.
and realistic sound came the huge Cessaro loudspeakers
driven by Ypsilon electronics. I grew more envious of the
dynamics with each passing song. Just amazingly close to the
Reference caliber sound each year...As long as I've admired
the Ascendo/CAT/AudioAero combination, I think this year was
their best demonstration. George Benson's version of Someday
We'll All be Free had a rhythmic flow and a musicality that
just held me totally captivated. These new rear ambient
high-frequency drivers (which start at 10 kH) added more
atmosphere and dimensionality than I had expected.