Brodmann and Electrocompaniet
Given that Brodmann Acoustics uses Electrocompaniet components in their design studio, the pairing of Brodmann’s FS ($4500/pair), VC 2 ($19,900/pair) and VC 7 ($24,900/pair) loudspeakers with Electrocompaniet’s AW 180 power amplifier ($5425), EC 4.7 preamplifier ($3499), ECD-2 DAC ($3099, to be reviewed in the December issue by JA), and EMT-3 transport ($3995) was especially felicitous. I’m not sure which speakers I auditionedprobably the big guysbecause things got a little crazy when someone from another publication entered the room. When I returned, however, the room was rocking out, and sounded fabulous at high volume. To change genres a bit, note that Salzburg’s famed Festspielhaus uses a custom system based on Brodmann’s unique VC 7 speaker series, which make use of enclosure panel resonances to produce their sound.