Width from Vela & Amphion
VMAX's main system paired the Vela Audio integrated amplifier ($699) and CD player ($699) with the new Amphion Ion+ monitor loudspeaker ($1395/pair). FYI, Vela Audio is produced by the Italian manufacturer Audio Analogue, and its 50Wpc integrated includes an MM phono stage. The new Amphion Ion+ has upgraded drivers and crossover, including an aluminum-cone woofer, and can be used for nearfield monitoring.
A second system in the room included Audio Analogue's new 100Wpc Fortissimo integrated amplifier with features galore ($2500), the QAT MS-5 ($5300) music server with 2TB hard drive, and the French Atohm GT-1 bookshelf ($3600/pair). All cabling was from the French manufacturer Absolue Creations, which VMAX does not distribute.
The sound was far more in focus than my mea culpa photo.