Manger and Lindemann
Paired with the musicbox:25 were Manger’s Active MSMs1 loudspeakers (approx. $20,000/pair). These are not currently distributed in the U.S. A 24/96 file of Rachel Podger’s recording of Vivaldi’s La Cetra sounded rather synthetic, and FIM’s souped-up (as in overblown and soppy) version of the Habañera (Fantasie?) from Carmen exhibited a bright edge.