Boulder to the MAXX
Although Mikey Fremer has received a pair for review, I haven't visited his Jersey crib yet to take a listen. So the system in Boulder's room at CES was my first chance to audition Wilson's new MAXX 3. I popped a data disc with some of my hi-rez 24-bit/88.2kHz files in the Boulder 1021 CD player, and a list of the WAV files appeared on the player's screen. The 1021 will play data CDs carrying FLAC, WAV, Vogg Orbis, and MP3 files, and as I found, will decode and play hi-rez files.
The masters of my recent Cantus recording While You Are Alive sounded open and spacious on the new Wilsons, while the drums on the master of "Blizzard Limbs," from Attention Screen's Live at Merkin Hall, really showed off the MAXX 3s' dynamic capabilities when driven by a Boulder 2050 power amp.