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Open House at Innovative Audio
While Innovative's rooms at the Show had featured Wilson Alexias and Sasha W/Ps, driven by D'Agostino and Lamm/VTL electronics, at the store they had set up Wilson Alexandria XLFs driven by VTL Siegfried monoblocks and hooked up with Transparent cables, Sasha W/Ps powered by Spectral electronics, and Wilson Sophia 3s, driven by VTL's new fully balanced S-200 Signature stereo amplifier ($10,000), TL-6.5 Signature preamp, and the new TP-2.5 Performance phono preamp ($1850), with a Linn LP12 as source and again Transparent cables.
I have reported before how impressive the sound of the big XLFs is in Innovative's big room, but I spent most time on my Saturday evening visit to Innovative listening to the Sophia 3s ($17,900/pair). The low frequencies were a little generous, though with superb definition, but the system took me deep into the music with Shelby Lynne's reading of "Just a Little Lovin'."