What was your
photographer thinking upon snapping this
picture? Does Lochness ring a bell?
Indra loudspeaker strapped to a pair of Pass
Labs mono amps gave an extremely musical
presentation. Digital was by way of Bladelius
Design Group's Gondul SACD/DVD/CD multi-disc
player; a player that caught my ear the first
time I heard it here back in '05 when paired
with the Sun Union loudspeakers. Once again,
another great sounding setup that featured the
Bladelius universal player. Hmm, interesting.
myself constantly returning to this location
for sonic relief. Lindemann Audiotechnik of
Germany; sleek, understated and offering as
genuine a sound as one could ask particularly
when you consider size..
electronics of Switzerland and Eventus put on
a demo that proved to be a sonic standout.
Always a fan of the Italian Eventus line
loudspeaker, I was duly impressed by the
sonics this room provided.
I've considered Italian designer Mauro Mauri
of Omicron Group (photo right shown with
partner Aldo Zaninello), among the top tier of
loudspeaker designers. But it was when I heard his
Coherence Stage loudspeaker, sporting the rarified Heil ESS
Air Motion Transfer tweeter, that got me
paying much closer attention to Mauri's work.
showed debuted an excitingly affordable and
attractive loudspeaker that I'm told will
retail for about $6,500 in the U.S. (top
photo). Ayon boasted a series of new
single-ended, 300-B tube based stereo
amplifiers as well as the new Spark integrated
(photo far right) which features the Russian
6C33 output tubes.