Unison & Opera: Yummy
But given that Unison Research's Simply Italy 12Wpc integrated amplifier ($2450), Unico Upower booster amplifier ($2895), and Unico CDE CD player with dual-mono optical DAC upgrade ($4120) were feeding Opera Loudspeakers Quintas ($5495/pair), it didn't seem right to foregoing playing a classical vocal selection. Stopping short of opera for some unknown reason, I settled on baritone Matthias Goerne singing a song (lied) by Schubert. The presentation of the piano's harmonics was excellent, the sense that the baritone's voice had been spread open before me a bit strange but seductive nonetheless. And the core of the sound, provided by Arnold Martinez' Tweak Studio of Chicago and Colleen Cardas Imports, was deliciously warm and romantic.