Art Project

We'd heard a lot about Raidho's Eben X-3 loudspeakers ($16,500/pair), so we dropped by T.H.E. Show to check out these dynamic three-way floorstanders. When we arrived, Art Audio's Kevin Carter was listening to the X-3s driven by Art's Vivo 25Wpc 300B push/pull stereo power amplifier ($13,000). It sure was purty.

The combination sounded purty, too. Carter played a track of finger-picked blues by a Norwegian guitarist that was riveting—until the singer started to whistle. He . . . was . . . right . . . there. It wasn't just three-dimensional or holographic or layered—it was downright convincing. Was it the X-3's tweeter? Was it the Art's 300B tonal integrity? We don't know, but we'd give both of these products further audition given the chance.

Wes Phillips's picture

The guitarist's surname was Rasmussen, but I neglected to write down the details and CES has exacerbated my natural CRS (can't remember sh*t).

Jon Iverson's picture

I do remember the song was about a woman who was either wishing or acting the age she wasn't.

Wes Phillips's picture

Yeah Jon," something like ""When she was 16", she wanted to be 30/When she was 30," she wanted to be 9."" Rasmussen had a nice raspy baritone", if that helps.

Kevin Carter's picture

OK, I got the scoop on the performers. The baritone is Jens Lysdal and the bass player is Hugo Rasmussen, hence Lysdal/Rasmussen. They are Danish, not Norwegian," as I mistakenly believed and the album is called ""Keep the Light in Your Eyes"". Sorry for the incomplete info at the show. Cheers!

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