Pez and Tyson's notes on the Iris room:
Tyson’s Notes Daedalus and Modwright Audio Room
General Room Notes – By far the prettiest, classic looking room at the show. Amps and speakers woodwork is flat out beautiful. New tube amps from Modwright this year and a new speaker model from Daedalus.
Sibelius – Sweet sweet beautiful emotion on this track.
Mahler – Man, this room sounds soooooo different than any other room we’ve been in this year. Less focus on the boom and crash and more just presenting real instruments in real space, radiating their sound in real space.
Tom Waits – Organic. Real. Just no other words for it. A real man with a hard life, all laid bare for you to hear in his naked vocals.
Natalie Merchant – This is a downright nasty groovy song and the Daedalus present it in a human, real, fragile, angry, sorrowful beauty. Just such a different sound than anything else at RMAF. I think most vendors go after “hi-fi-accuracy” and end up sounding relatively sterile and cold. Lou always goes after the soul of the music, and between the new speakers and the new amps, he achieves it far better than I’ve ever heard.
So Tyson and I broke into the Daedalus room last night and had our own private listening session last night. Lots of fun and it let us hear things in a way we don't normally get to.
Let me just say this right off the bat. This room sounds better than any other year I've heard it. I think a big reason is the 845 amps. Daedalus speakers LOVE tubes. I had the Poseidons in my house for three weeks. These exact ones. My 8 watt SET can drive them but them but the new amp does better.
Sibelius wow sweeeeeet and incredible presentation. I am astonished with the level of micro dynamics and more detail than I've ever heard from Daedalus.
Mahler not bone crushing bass and dynamics but supremely in control and unafraid to really belt out.
Waits grit but not harsh. Emotionally the best I've heard from any system at the show on this track. That's no small feat. Believe me.
Merchant more of the same as with Waits. Really great emotional performance and a heavy emphasis on what is being conveyed rather than getting every detail just perfect as many systems try (and fail) to accomplish and end up sounding analytic and harsh. Very enjoyable to listen to and definitely the best I've ever heard from the Daedalus Modwright room.
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