Bully Sound

Not listed in the Show Guide but providing the power in the Fidelis room was the Bully Sound Corporation’s 60S class-A amplifier ($7900). BSC is a new company founded by Brett D’Agostino, son of one Dan D’Agostino, and with the Harbeth Monitor 30.1 speakers ($5995/pair) so beloved by Sam Tellig, JD Souther’s “New Kid in Town,” played with J River Media Center sending the data to Bricasti’s superb M1 DAC ($8495) via USB, sounded sweet. Until I noticed the Stein Harmonizers sprinkled around the room. (You can see one sitting on top of the speaker.) Would the system sound so good without the Steins? I didn’t dare ask, though Mikey Fremer swears they made his system sound worse!
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JohnnyR's picture

"Until I noticed the Stein Harmonizers sprinkled around the room. (You can see one sitting on top of the speaker.) Would the system sound so good without the Steins? I didn’t dare ask, though Mikey Fremer swears they made his system sound worse!"

 

You could test them and find out........oh wait, silly me asking JA to do a real test on a snake oil product. What was I thinking? Never mind. Conjecture about if they improve or make the sound worse is fine of course. Carry on.

corrective_unconscious's picture

I seem to have a love hate (visual) relationship with those speaker stands for the Harbeths.

I did not know that Harbeth's ideas about not having super damped cabinet walls extended to the speaker stands as well. It reminds me of the 80s, British ideas about turntable stands: Make them light and with as little surface area as possible, so as to avoid airborne, musical impulses upon them. No mass loading for them.

But I have also seen Harbeths used on the usual, sand fillable, heavy stands.

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