Stereophile - "tube warmth in the best and most musical sense of the term,"

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ua100k

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Stereophile gives Merrill Audio Room high marks as the favourite, along with The Absolute sound on the VERITAS and the Sadurni Horn Speakers for Axpona 2014. Calls it 'A Most Musical Combo". Read on for the tube remarks.

Here is the Stereophile write up
http://www.stereophile.com/content/merrill-and-sadurni-most-musical-combo

Here is The Absolute Sound < $15k
http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/axpona-chicago-2014/

Here is The Absolute Sound > $15k
http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/axpona-chicago-2014/

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ua100k

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Here is the system configuration.

Speakers:   Staccato Horn System by Sadurni Acoustics. Premier Showing.
      $40,000/Pair

Amplifiers:   VERITAS Monoblocks by Merrill Audio Advanced Technology Labs, LLC    $12,000/Pair

Music Sources: Reel to Reel Master Tape copies by International Phonograph, Inc 
Master Tape digitized copies by High Definition Tape Transfers.

Pre-amplifier:   Divinitive XR by Miracle Audio   $5,100

Tape Deck:   Sony APR 5002 Reel to Reel

DAC:      Meitner MA-1            $7,500

Speaker Cable:    ANAP Speaker Cables
by Merrill Audio Advanced Technology Labs, LLC      $1,149

Interconnects:   ANAP Interconnect Cables
by Merrill Audio Advanced Technology Labs, LLC   $1,149

Power Cords:   HE MkIII by Waveform Fidelity      $529