NOLA/United Home Audio (UHA) room, that
featured Audio Research electronics, was
also among the larger suites at this year's
RMAF. It was easy to be lured into the warm
and sumptuous sound being produced by
a pair of UHA decks that were being operated
via an iPod-based remote. It was also among
the better sounding setups as well.
Something about hi-rez analogue tapes that's
very easy on the ears without the usual
suppression of the upper frequencies.
Pimp my deck!
UHA designer Greg Beron has a sure winner in
his fancy modified decks. Bravo!
the deHavilland setup this modified Ampex
350 tape-deck sounded wonderfully warm, rich
results provided by this room proved to be
exhilarating. I've always admired the
aluminum-encased Magico Q5 loudspeaker
($60k), and will admit to liking it even
further when I first heard it paired up with
a pair of Spectral amplifiers. But what I
heard here with this modified Nagra - not to
mention all the other audio delights shown
resting on this Symposium rack - had to be
among the best sounding rooms I heard at
this year's show. The utter naturalness of
the music was overwhelmingly apparent and a
welcome retreat from all the average setups.
I found myself coming back to this setup
again and again.