Joseph Audio Speakers, Alluxity and Doshi Electronics, Purist Cables

I'm sitting in the Alluxity room next to Joseph Audio's Jeff Joseph and wondering how his new graphene-cone Perspective2 loudspeakers ($14,999/pair) can sound so big and solid and transparent when they're so far apart. I'm looking for the hole in the middle, or at least a fuzzy-creamy center, but I can't find it. All I can "see" are the solid, accurately described voices of singers like Ella and Elvis.

Then, via the Alluxity Pre Two preamp-DAC-streamer, I hear a high-resolution file of some big drums, made from a Crystal Clear Direct to Disc LP. I turn to Jeff and say, "Something's wrong here: This sounds too good to be true." He looks at me funny, so I remind him: "You know as well as I do, too good to be true is never true." He laughs and points to the slogan on a sign to his right: Everything you hear its true.

I asked why the speakers were so far apart, and he said he liked the weight the side-wall re-enforcement added to the image. I told him I did too.

This was my first sound demonstration at High End 2019, and it was a doozy: The soundstage was super-enormous and super-transparent. The bass was invisible until it appeared, and then it was succinct and as big as it needed to be. Tone character was spot-on, and images were precisely drawn.

All this big, beautiful sound was facilitated by a vintage technics SL1500 reel-to-reel recorder with a Doshi Audio tape preamp, with some burnt-orange Alluxity electronics: the above-mentioned Pre Two with relay-based volume-control (€9850) and two Mono One 250W/8-ohm amplifiers (€20,000/pair). All cables were by Purist Audio.

MhtLion's picture

Love to hear it locally soon!

Jim Austin's picture
Not the same as an in-person review, but John Atkinson has (follow-up) reviewed the Perspective2 for our July issue. Jim Austin, Editor Stereophile
MhtLion's picture

Cannot wait to read it!

RH's picture

That's great, Jim. I was hoping he'd do a follow up. I'll be very curious if the Perspective2s iron out some of John's concerns with the original perspectives.

RH's picture

Hi Jim,

Can you tell me when the July issue will become available?
(I'm a digital subscriber).

Jim Austin's picture

RH, I'm not entirely sure. It's pegged to print availability--but which date? The official newsstand on-sale date is 11 June. The range of dates print subscribers should receive their issues is 6-10 June. Certainly it should be within the next day or two. Sorry I can't be more informative.

Jim Austin, Editor

RH's picture

Thank you Jim!