Today we fired up a complete Aesthetix System in our main listening room. It included the Romulus CD / DAC, the Calypso Signature preamp and the Rhea Signature Phono Preamp, along with a pair of Atlas mono block amplifiers. We have been going between the Focal Diablo Utopia and one of our favorites the Stella Utopia. The Calypso is a new addition and we’re just breaking it in. However already I think this is one of the most 3 dimensional sounds we have experienced in our showroom. I recently installed the same system for a client in Canada and felt the same sense of dimension while listening in his room. I just wanted to invite whoever wants a wonderful listening experience to come on in to hear it with your own ears. You won’t believe how good it sounds.
A big heartfelt thanks to our friend and colleague, Mr. Jim White of Aesthetix, for paying very close attention to what can be sometimes overlooked in our industry: musicality and detail but also a wonderfully rich presentation of the physical space sometimes seemingly hidden and often lost inside the recordings.
This morning we installed the long awaited SONY VPL-VW1000ESk projector in our theater room. This is considered by most video aficionados as the absolute State Of The Art in home theater picture reproduction. You know how good Blu-Ray looks right? Imagine 4 times the pixel count with eye popping contrast and color. We watched a bit of “Planet Earth” and it actually feels as if you are looking through a window. 3D also looks better than anything any of us have ever seen. We are displaying it on our 133-inch Screen Innovations Fixed Screen and you can actually walk up to this screen, put your nose an inch away and not see a single pixel. The price is not for the faint of heart but when you see this, be careful… you are going to want it!
If you are considering an in-wall speaker system the Focal IW 1002 is a great choice. Focal uses the exact same quality components found in their family of floor standing speakers. The easily removable magnetic grille allows for custom painting to match your wall or ceiling. The purpose-built enclosure serves two purposes. It controls the mid-woofer so your bass is smooth and also helps to inhibit sound transfer into other rooms. We feel many in-wall speakers do not produce an acceptable level of sound quality and that these are definitely an exception to that rule.
Come in and audition these and we are sure you will agree.
Krell’s New Integrated Amplifier has just arrived!
Krell is finally shipping, in limited quantities, their second batch of this beautiful piece of Audio jewelry – the S550i, available for $5000.
This is truly a music lover’s product with more than enough juice to control any speaker system on the planet.
We started warming up our display unit in our showroom yesterday and already can tell it performs well above it’s price range. Huge sound stage presentation, lots of detail and control as we have come expect from Krell. It boasts 275 watts per channel into 8 ohms and a whopping 550 into 4 ohms. It weighs 64 pounds but don’t worry, we can help you with the installation. For those of you considering a serious musical upgrade but may not have the real estate for separates, come in and have a listen for yourself.
Here is a link to a recent review (PDF) from reviewer Ken Kessler of Hi-Fi News and Record Review.
The future of digital music is finally here
Introducing an affordable way to truly upgrade all your digital music.
As most music lovers already know, “computer music” files tend to
sound compressed, lifeless and frankly boring. This affordable little device from Cambridge Audio will allow you to take any digital music from your phone, laptop, computer and make your sound system sing again.
Come in for an audition and experience the magic for yourself.