Warmth and Detail from Audioarts NYC
One of the first things Gideon played was a recording of The King’s Singers performing the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby." Besides the sheer camp value, the way the system nailed the colors of the different voices, and presented each in a manner that clarified each man’s contribution without detracting from the impact of the composite whole, was quite impressive. (JA agrees, though he was distracted by having to photograph black speakers in a dark room.) Given the sheer warmth of the portrayal, I could have listened for days… to something else. The alternative, an LP of violinist Salvatore Accordo performing Paganini with the LSO under Dutoit, confirmed how beautifully this system handled highs. I thought that the triangles shone perhaps a bit too much, but that could be the result of a system accurately conveying a recording engineer’s preferences. Regardless, the detail and warmth of the system won me over. Anyone got a spare winning lottery ticket?