Moving Music from High Water Sound
I’ll go on the record now and say that 2013 is the year that this trend comes to an end. At every hi-fi show, all Catalano ever does is play my very favorite music over his exotic and beautiful systems, reminding me of why I enjoy this hobby as much as I do.
At CES, Catalano and his partners put together a system comprising TW-Acustic Black Night turntable ($40,000) with two tonearm-cartidge combinations: TW-Acustic 10.5 tonearm ($5500) with Ortofon Windfeld ($3899) and Ortofon 309D tonearm with Ortofon Cadenza Mono cartridge ($1199); Cessaro Horn Acoustics Chopin loudspeakers ($40,000/pair); and Tron-Electric Dscovery GT SE 300B amplifier ($60,000), Seven GT line amp ($18,000), Seven GT phono/stereo amp ($18,000), and Seven GT phono/mono amp ($18,000). Silent Running Audio’s Scuttle Rack and Ohio XL bases and Symposium Acoustics Super Plus speaker platforms supported the goods; Silver Circle Audio’s Tchaik 6 ($9500) conditioned the power; and everything was connected with ZenSati Angel interconnects and speaker cables and PranaWire power cords.
Catalano played a side of Talk Talk’s beautiful Spirit of Eden and I was moved by the great sense of space, touch, and inner detailI noted a swelling, sweeping beauty and intensity from both the music and soundand I especially enjoyed the natural tones of acoustic guitars, voices, and percussion. I expect things will be even more enjoyable at Catalano’s High Water Sound showroom.