Puresound amplification and phono accessories
We listened to a mono recording of Davy Graham’s Folk, Blues, & Beyond, and now, not only do I want to spend more time with Puresound, I’ll have to devour the entire Davy Graham discography. The sound, like the best mono playback, was big, fleshy, bold, and colorful.
Also spotted in the Puresound room was the company’s Tenuto gunmetal platter mat (show price: $299; retail: $380). Puresound’s Guy Sergeant explained that the mat was inspired by Micro Seiki’s copper mat. Gun metal, he found, imparts to the music a nice tone, without adding a particular coloration, and provides good isolation from harmful resonances.