The other system I auditioned in the Clarity room featured Nola Viper Reference speakers ($16,000/pair) driven by a Mimetism 7500 CD player and 7500 amplifier and with AC power conditioned, as it was for the YG/Jones system in the next story, by a Silver Circle Pure Power One isolation transformer (a Mikey Fremer fave).

Mimetism was a new name to me. It is a French brand with the products co-designed by Yve-Bernard André, the idiosyncratic but brilliant engineer who founded YBA. Unfortunately, it was difficult to make a sensible value judgment on the system's sound when I visited, due to interference from adjacent rooms.