High Value Audio

I almost missed the High Value Audio room—it was sort of tucked away, down a long corridor and hidden by the hotel’s West Bay Café (great breakfasts!)—but I’m glad I found it because the sound in here was sweet and inviting, playing an acoustic guitar and vocals piece that just soothed my soul.

Faithless love, where did I go wrong?

Very pretty.

The system: ATC Anniversary SCM50 loudspeakers with six built-in amps—one for each driver—running class-A ($26,700/pair), MBL 1621A transport ($28,000), Music First Reference preamplifier ($16,000), Ultimate Sound Machine Reference tube DAC ($12,985), and The Green Cable, which is said to use no plastic ($499/m pair).