Remarkably Clear Audio

In one of Musical Surroundings' many rooms in the Denver Tech Center Marriott, the Clearaudio Anniversary AMG CMB turntable ($10,000), with its 80mm platter and Ceramic Magnetic Bearing of the Master Reference; Benz-Micro LP S-Class Cartridge ($5000), the company's new flagship; and Helius Omega Silver Ruby 10" tonearm ($4750) were paired with the Aesthetix Rhea Signature phono stage ($7,000) and Aesthetic Atlas stereo power amp ($8,000); Focal Diablo Utopia speakers and stands ($14,000/pair); Tara Labs ISM The One speaker cable ($3850/pair for 8') and The One ISM onboard 1m interconnects ($2495/pair; and Running Springs Audio Jaco ($2500) and Audio Duke ($1900) Powerline Conditioners.

Boy, you never thought I'd finish that list, did you? I didn't either. But the wait for the punch line is worth it.

To say I was blown away by the sound of Joan Sutherland singing "Bel raggio" would be an understatement. I didn't hear much in the way of a low end, although that could be the pressing, but the highs were extraordinary. Did I say extraordinary? Extraordinary. The size of Sutherland's voice is very hard to capture, but when she opened up on her high E flats, several people sitting around me gasped. This was very much the sound I heard during her Met debut in Lucia many many many many years ago. Fabulous.

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Peder Beckman's picture

Thank you Jason for those wonderful words, we where very proud of the great sound we got in a normally not so good sound hotel room.Peder BeckmanDirector of SalesMusical Surroundings

Peder Beckman's picture

Thank you Jason for those wonderful words, we where very proud of the great sound we got in a normally not so good sound hotel room.

Peder BeckmanDirector of SalesMusical Surroundings

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