DeVore doesn’t bore
One could suggest that, having reviewedand admiredthe DeVore O/96 loudspeaker, I am predisposed to enjoying the newest model in that product line, the less expensive but similarly sensitive O/93 ($8400/pair). But even that wouldn’t explain my gut-level positive response to Tsege Mariam Gebru’s solo piano work The Homeless Wanderer (LP, Mississippi Records MRP-025) on the DeVore-fronted system in one of five rooms sponsored by Montreal dealer Coup de Foudre. Also contributing to the very tactile and emotive sound were an EMT TSD 15 SFL (super fine-line) cartridge (1950) on a Brinkmann Bardo turntable with Graham tonearm; an Hommage T2 step-up transformer ($4995); a Leben RS30EQ phono preamplifier ($2695); and a Line Magnetic 218 integrated amplifier ($3494), all on a Box Furniture Company S3S rack (approximately $1700). This was just my kind of system, and I could have easily stayed and listened all day long.