Had a mini GTG at my place over the weekend. Cheeseboy and Soundofrockets (Steve and Sunil) came by for a couple of days to give the Super 7's a listen. And they brought toys!
They arrived Saturday afternoon and after meeting for lunch in Avila Beach, we headed to my place and started playing. Unfortunately, it was less than ideal at the beginning as they are apparently at a critical phase in the construction across the street as they were working on Saturday. This (and more) is about 300 feet from my house:
Fortunately, they stopped at about 5 PM and we could actually hear the system pretty well instead of fighting over the Excavators, Backhoes, and tractors. We listened to a couple of pieces to get a baseline established, but we were all anxious to try these out, so they got swapped in pretty quickly - forgive the lousy logistics - cable length issues.
If you look closely in the background are Sunil's Kismet Odyssey Amp's. The power cables are some that Steve brought that are from VooDoo Cable.
Wow. What a difference!
Nothing but praise for these things. Even Anne said they were clearly superior. I will be facing some tough decisions on what direction to go. Wish I could just magically swap a bunch of good amps in and out of my system and see if there is something even better (in the right price range
), but I think it might be hard to beat these. No contest - Knockout winner!
We also tried Sunils ModWright Oppo 105 w/Bybees vs my ModWright 205. Also an easy winner, but something really weird as the output levels were completely different.
Does the Rectifier Tube in the ModWright Power Supply make that much difference?
Ah well, time to start saving pennies again.
Thanks Soundofrockets and Cheeseboy! Good to see you guys again. Hope the Super 7's were what you were expecting. That's a tough drive to make just to come listen for a few hours. Great lunch and dinner though, which didn't hurt things at all, and there was some good wine consumed.
See you guys next time!