Vienna Acoustics & Primare from Vana Ltd.
Everything was broken in in Room 9023, but the set-up was different and more expensive. Here, Vienna Acoustics The Kiss loudspeakers ($18,000/pair) made music with Boulder Amplifiers’ CD1021 Network CD player ($25,000), 1010 preamp ($15,000), 1050 monoblock amplifiers ($46,000/pair), and 2008 phono amp ($38,000). Dr. Feickert supplied another debut table, the Firebird in rosewood ($14,000), outfitted with an Acoustical Systems Axiom tonearm ($22,500) and Sumiko Palo Santos cartridge ($4000). From Isotek came the GII Titan power conditioner for amplifiers ($4500) and GII Nova power conditioner for sources and preamp ($5000), as well EVO Elite power cables ($595/each). Analysis Plus again supplied the analog cables. Once again the midrange was muffled on multiple sources, and bass not fully controlled on Shelby Lynne’s “The Look of Love.” Could this have been a room acoustic problem?