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Let's hear it for a relatively new dealer and father, Jason Walker of Midwest Audio in South Bend, Indiana. You know someone is an industry virgin when he confesses that he first heard of Rebecca Pidgeon, whose 20-year old "Spanish Harlem" was once a multi-room favorite at audio shows, a whole two months ago.

Walker, who began with Coincident Audio electronics 18 months ago, is now carrying a host of important brands that clearly deserve to be better known in the Midwest. Although he could not fully control the hooting in his room, the sound of music sourced from an SD card and played through a Resonessence Labs Invicta Mirus DSD USB DAC ($4995) had a special, delicious delicacy to its beautiful warm highs that stood out amidst the tough competition.

It was the end of the day, so that Jason and this Jason stopped looking at the clock and spent a bunch of time comparing the Resonessence Labs Invicta Mirus to the praised-by-John Atkinson AURALiC Vega DAC ($3499). Ultimately, the comparison was faulted, because the Invicta Mirus was over-heated by the components beneath it, and the Vega was cold. But it was fun to explore with someone who really cares about the fine points of sound. And I also got a sense of how much the Legacy Aeris loudspeaker ($20,735/pair), NAT Audio Transmitter SET amps ($23,000/pair) and Symmetrical preamp ($10,000), and Triangle ART cabling could do.

Pro-Audio-Tech's picture

Should not have worked but on the music I heard it was quite nice. Maybe playing Zeppelin there would have been a different outcome but they didn't play Zeppelin so I found no fault.

sherlockmathew's picture

The music was quite interesting and liked the intensity of beats in the music.