BSG's Signal Completion
As suspicious as I am of this "one size fits all recordings" approach to signal processing, I must admit that Kay's demonstration was very effective. He apologized for the unit having less than 300 hours on it, the processor apparently requiring a long break-in time. In a system with a MacBook Pro feeding data to a Bel Canto USB-S/PDIF converter and a Cambridge Audio DACMagic, an Audio Research preamp, Bel Canto monoblocks, and Usher speakers, the difference between bypass and process was enormous on both the Eagles' "Hotel California" and on the Fleisher/Cleveland Brahms Piano Concerto 2. Superficially, there appeared to be an increase in volume of 23dB, but what I found stage was that individual objects in the soundstagethe solo voice in "Hotel California," the piano in the Brahmsdidn't get louder. It was the surrounding space that gained in volume.
I have asked for a review sample of the Signal Completion Stage so I can delver further into what this intriguing device does with my own recordings.