Audio ElementdCSVTLSonus Faber
This was one of the first rooms I went into the first day of the show, but the sound was dark. Both on digitalPeter Gabriel’s orchestral remake of “Don’t Give Up”and analogthe Peter Maag-conducted performance of Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave Overturetwo tracks I know very well, there was a lack of transparency.
I wnet back to this room the morning of the show’s final day. VTL’s Luke Manley had increasied the damping factor of the 450s, which he felt had improved the speaker control and clarity in the midrange. I listened again to the Mendelssohn LP and yes, while the balance was still dark, there was now a clarity that had been lacking two days earlier.