DeVore & Line Magnetic & Eugene Hi-Fi
When Jason Serinus visited the room shared by DeVore Fidelity, Tone Imports, and Oregon dealer Eugene Hi-Fi, the $12,000/pair Orangutan O/96 speakers that are Art Dudley's new reference and are shown in Jason's photo were playing. But when I visited the room, the smaller, floorstanding Orangutan O/93s ($8400/pair) were playing, and sounding very good indeed on a favorite Stephen Mejias album from Jenny Hval. (However, don't ask me about my reaction to the lyrics, which involved Ms. Hval applying an electric toothbrush to a body part other than her teeth.)
On Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," the treble was a little soft, I thought, but the bass remained well under control with the speakers driven by the 22Wpc Line Magnetic 518 IA single-ended amplifier ($4450). This is shown to the left of the photo above and uses an 845 tube for each channel's output. At the bottom of the immaculately finished Box Furniture rack is Line Magnetic's 502 D/A processor ($1800). Still taken back by Ms. Hval's inventive application of the toothbrush, I forgot to ask about the DAC.