Whistle Me Up, Livingston

If there’s anything that will grab this whistler’s attention, it’s the sound of another whistler who knows what she or he is doing. Given that the first thing I heard when I set foot in the room from Pro Audio Ltd. of Tower Lakes, IL was the delightful sound of whistling on Livingston Taylor’s “Isn’t She Lovely,” I was primed for a good experience. And so it was, with the system’s genuinely lovely if somewhat light-bodied sound distinguished by a captivating sense of air that is the mark of good analog.

Pro Audio Ltd, the importer/distributor for Onda cables, Funk Firm Turntables, Audio Physic, and more was showcasing Audio Physic’s Avantera loudspeakers ($25,000/pair) driven by a Trigon Energy amplifier ($5000), Trigon Advance phono stage ($1700), Funk Firm Saffire turntable ($5000) with Funk arm ($2300), Soundsmith Hyperion cartridge ($7500), and Soundsmith phono stage ($800).

Unauditioned was another turntable, provocatively called the LSD (Little Super Deck—$1995) outfitted with a Denon DL-103 cartridge. Then again, as a child of the ‘60s, I’ve had more than a taste of the real thing.

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JohnnyR's picture

"Then again, as a child of the ‘60s, I’ve had more than a taste of the real thing"

I would hear differences in every cable tested too if I took LSD like you did..

GeorgeHolland's picture

Why bring up drug related stories? I came here to read about the show, not your boasting about taking LSD Mr Serinus. I find that in bad taste.

Pablo1212's picture

You know I reckon Johnny and George are made for each other.Humourless,cynical old farts who know the price of everything and the value of nothing.I have really enjoyed Sterophiles coverage of the show.Thanks to all.

Pablo1212's picture

You know I reckon Johnny and George are made for each other.Humourless,cynical old farts who know the price of everything and the value of nothing.I have really enjoyed Sterophiles coverage of the show.Thanks to all.

GeorgeHolland's picture

Why thank you  for making me feel right at home. Sorry if my asking or pointing out some basic facts gets you upset. Perhaps you will feel better just spending all your money on the latest fad. Thanks for showing me the errors of my ways.

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