design Oris Swing Mk II loudspeaker ($32k)
which actually got its name in part because
it actually does "swing" (depending on one's
taste and listening conditions), boasts a
sensitivity rating of 115dB! In addition,
the system was driven by CrazyA 30 watt mono
amplifiers also manufacturered by bd design.
This room featured products from European
Kemp Elektroniks who designs a number
of high-end products related to AC
conditioners and related tweaks. Their Schumann AC
plug certainly got my attention since the
success of the Acoustic Revive RR-77. The
folks gave me a few samples which I hope to
report on in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
Can't blame them for trying. Requisite Audio's
amplifier designer Danny McKinney had high
hopes for this setup that featured quite a
unique omni-directional loudspeaker of the
same name. The RAAL Requisite (no price),
which McKinney co-designed, unfortunately
boom and sizzled more than sung compliments
of an over-exuberance of omni-designed bass
drivers, midrange and ribbon tweeters.
Conceptually, I am not counting this design
out, however I will say for the record that
the hotel room chosen was way too small and
totally ruined an otherwise auspicious
Dr. Peter Sansone takes full responsibility
for the outcome of this room and its
associated equipment. Trust me, he already
told me so. Dr. Sansone, you're so vain (you
probably think this song is about you).
Well, it IS. Yes, you managed to get the
Podium loudspeakers to sing like you knew
they could. Maybe your predilection for Art
Audio tube amplification and perhaps your
affinity for vinyl playback by way of that
beautiful sounding Teres Audio Model 260 had
something to do with the harmonic rightness
and this system's terrific rhythmic drive .
However, I'm certain the the Nova Physics
Memory Player and Halcyonic platforms didn't
defeat the purpose either when you switched
back to digital. Also Dr. Sansone, I see you
guys over at Laufer Teknik debuted right
here at RMAF, the world's first Bybee AC
conditioner based on his highly touted Super
Effect Speaker Bullet technology.