Chapman—Cary—Light Harmonic—MIT

Inconspicuous but attractive, the Chapman T-8 Mk.II loudspeaker ($9995/pair) holds a 1” silk-dome tweeter, 5.5” midrange unit, and a 10” woofer beneath its black grille cloth.

The T-8 seemed to partner well with Cary’s CAD 211 Founder’s Edition amplifiers ($20,000/pair), SLP-05 preamp, and CD306 disc player. Also on hand was Light Harmonic’s distinctive DaVinci DAC. Cables were from MIT. We listened to an organ piece and I noted impressive bass: relatively taut, well-controlled, and well-extended.