Not For Sale!
We were listening to Magico's fabulous V3s ($25,000/pair), which John Atkinson will be reviewing in the May issue, when we noticed a large music server. "What's that?"
"It's just a music server I built to play hi-rez files," Alon Wolf said.
"You built it? What does it cost?"
"It's not for sale. You can't write about it. I just did it because nothing available did what I wanted."
Please let us write about it. Please. Please.
"Okay, but you have to say it's not for sale. Now, would you like to hear some 24-bit/88.2kHz recordings JA made?"
He cued Cantus' recording of Lauridsen's Lux Aurumque and we were bathed in the warm acoustic and manly voices.
"Now check out Reference Recording's 24-bit/176.4kHz download of Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. It's good, but the big jump is from 16-bit to 24-bit."
That Alon Wolf, he's a really smart guy. We just hope he wises up and brings that thing to market.