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Tyson’s Notes ELAC Audio RoomGeneral Room Notes – What the hell are we doing in an audio room with small towers and cone dome drivers? You know we generally are bored by this type of stuff, especially with so much other audio candy to drool over at the show. But many people we respect (and some we don’t) said we had to make it to this room. So here we are. On the other hand, Andrew Jones is a genius speaker designer and his TAD speakers have historically been among the best at show, year after year. Music – No option to listen to our CD, so listening to the stock music from their playlist. OK, so they are very clean and clear. And not at all irritating. Very surprising for such a modest looking speaker. Bass is full and has good kick to it. The MOST surprising thing is that they sound BIG. Large soundstage and just energize the whole side of the room they occupy. This room has no boom/tizzle sound that you hear so often, even on very expensive gear. Smooth refinement with a really good level of detail and transparency is what you get. Only criticism – they are short. So you look down on the performers a bit. But if you put them on some pedestals or raise them up a bit you have a speaker without any real weaknesses, at least none that I can hear. Compared to the very best systems at this show, the bass is a little bit less clean and the highs are a little bit rolled off. Otherwise I can’t really detect a flaw.These are only $279 each! OK, now Andrew is just showing off :OJason’s NotesWe went to the Elac room and the speakers were very disappointing at $279,000 each. -Andrew Jones comedian/owner of Elac. Andrew Jones is at it again and let me just say right now, this setup is substantially better than any 'budget setup' and much better than most high end system. And at ignoring Andrew's tongue in cheek comment actually cost a mere $279 each, are you serious? Is this real? Let me tell you what I hear, incredible detail, nuance, pace, microdynamics, control, air, attack, and a ton of other audio nerd words that I hate using. And at this price level I'm not used to using. Astounding stuff here. Let me just say this, this system is way better than most I've heard price be damned. The bass is incredible! We're listening to a down and dirty bass guitar track and wow. And the imaging / soundstage never lost its coherence. Rage against the machine time. Killing the the name of. And they killed
That's David Berning, no other amplifier company has ever copied David's unique designs.This might be the amp that was playing, a new 10 watter. http://www.lineartubeaudio.com/zotl-10/
I am intrigued by these amps. I am a fan of OTL designs (minus the heat and hassle of course). In the past, the Berning stuff always came off as a tad dry or thin compared to Joule Electra (my historical fav). I am wondering what these new amps will sound like? I noticed they are class AB and to class A like the headphone amp. I am wondering if we can convince linear to do a 845 or 211 class A version???
Hey guys thanks for the great coverage and pictures, really enjoyed reading this thread! Berning already had/has a design for one: davidberning.com/products/zh_211_845. They were distributed by www.rbhifi1.com and were only 75K a pair!
Yes indeed. That is why I referenced it. The capacitors are platinum encrusted ruby affairs....
Here is a recent review on the ZOTL headphone amp and it is a rave. With 1oodb efficiency speakers or desktop speakers, this might be the perfect integrated. For $1100, that is a great deal. http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/1015/Linear_Tube_Audio_microZOTL_2_Headphone_Amplifier_Review.htm
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