Emerald Physics: $6500 Gets You Music
I was handed five sheets of literature, yet assured that the cost of everything I heard in this Emerald Physics/WyWires room amounted to $6500. Someone questioned the math in one of my other blogs, so this time I’m going to do the total along with you.
First, the show debut of the new Emerald Physics CS3 Mk.II open-baffle, controlled-dispersion loudspeaker with the company’s DSP2.4 digital electronic equalizer/crossover and a new 12.1 custom woofer/midrange and tweeter, in the optional Firenze Red Tri-Cast finish ($3500/pair up, depending upon finish). Then, the equally new Emerald Physics EP 100.2SE power amplifier ($1995), outputting 125Wpc into 8 ohms; REL T7 powered subwoofer ($1000) biamped through Emerald Physics’ DSP2.4; Peachtree Audio Nova preamplifier/DAC ($999 in black, $1099 in rosewood or cherry); and Marantz CD-6004 used as a transport ($500). That amounts to $8000 if you buy retail. But if you buy the system Internet-direct from Underwood HiFi, dahlink, you fork over only $6500, assuming you already have all the cables you need.