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The Nordost presentation was impressive. The system had good synergy to begin with, but when they started swapping out cables it got interesting. I'm sorry I couldn't keep track of each of the cable models. Basically I was there while they demonstrated each tier of interconnects just from the DAC to the integrated amp. None of them sounded bad. Starting with the least expensive and working their way up, the sound got better and better and it wasn't subtle. Particularly the third cable they put in the system - the red one - this was a dual monofilament copper coated with silver and an air dialectic. It seems this air dialectic really made the difference. Hey, and at just under $800 SHOW PRICE!.... stone cold bargain? Only you and your accountant can determine that. If you have any doubts cabling makes a difference, don't miss this demo. - - Oh, and they were playing an artist I hadn't heard before and she was really great - Kat Edmonson. She sounds a lot like Blossom Dearie.
Can you please give us a report on the Wavetouch Audio speakers at the Atrium Hotel, room 231 THANK YOU
Of course a visit to the AudioKinesis room was in order. I was quite disappointed on Friday as the top end was decidedly rolled off. I wasn't sure what the problem was but an idea suggested itself to me this morning prior to leaving for the show. Sitting down for a listen was pleasantly surprising, all of the highs that were MIA on Friday was present, not bright or forward, just complete. i told James and the other gentlemen who's name escapes me at the moment that I found it sorely lacking on Friday and they said nothing had changed. I asked if they had been using 32 or 8 ohm mode on Friday and if it was different today, indeed it was in 32 ohm mode on Friday and 8 ohm mode today, with the 300B amp they were using, the impedance change may have caused the shift but it may well have been something else. I can say that what I heard today was very nice, well balanced, dynamic and had the great spatial presentation their LCS system provides.
Robert made at least a dozen or more favorable comments about Zephrin 46. We hope for a review later.
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