Nonetheless Lovely, Delicate, and Engaging
In a second Brooks Berdan room, we heard Aesthetix Atlas monoblocks driving a pair of Sonus Faber’s beautiful Amati Futura loudspeakers. An SME turntable equipped with a Benz Ruby Z phono cartridge spun the tunes, while an Aesthetix Rhea phono stage, Calypso preamp, and Cardas Clear cables and interconnects completed the system. Everything sat upon Grand Prix Audio stands and racks. Somewhat surprisingly, the sound was more literal and less lush than what we heard in the dCS/Wilson/VTL/Cardas room, but nonetheless lovely, delicate, and engaging.