I was delighted by the sound being made by Montreal dealer Audiophoniepartly, I admit, because they were demonstrating an all-new version of the venerable Spendor SP100, now in R2 form ($11,900/pair), an earlier version of which I owned and loved for years. Its tone, touch, spatial presentation, and vibe were all just about perfect. I will begyes, beg
for the opportunity to write about the Spendor in the months to come.
Supporting gear in this very nice room included a Hans Acoustic turntable ($8000); SME 309 tonearm ($2000); van den Hul Grasshopper cartridge ($6000); Jadis GPL preamplifier ($12,500); and Jadis Defy 7 amplifier ($13,000), all put together with a variety of van den Hul cables.