Big Sound in Pikes Peak
In the big Pikes Peak room, I heard a big, full-bodied sound that gave a gentle sparkle to electric guitars and rich texture to voices.
Laufer Teknik Memory Player 64 Ultimate digital music player ($27,950), Leonardo Model 8 ribbon-planar loudspeaker ($65,000/pair), Audio Power Labs (“My Tubes Are Bigger Than Yours”) 833TNT monoblock power amplifier ($175,000/pair), Silver Circle Audio Pure Power One 5.0 power conditioner ($5500), and loudspeaker cables, interconnects, and power cords from Klee Acoustics, Kaplan Cable, and Extreme Audio.
The gong-shaped thing in the center of the system is HighEnd Novum’s Premium Passive Multivocal Resonator (PMR), reviewed by Sam Tellig in our May 2012 issue. According to Sam, the PMR added vibrancy to his system.
It was too dark in Pikes Peak for me to tell.