Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Audio Salon

LA retailer The Audio Salon was showing an impressive sounding system—Magico Q5 loudspeakers ($59,950/pair), Spectral DMA-360 monophonic reference amplifiers ($20,000/pair), Spectral DMC-30SL reference preamplifier ($10,000), and the Spectral SDR-4000 Reference CD processor ($19,000). Cable was from MIT.
The room was very dark, the Q5s were set up very far apart and the California Guitar Trio's version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" from their CD California Guitar Trio Rocks the West rocked my expectations, and I kept expecting (and kind of hoping) Freddie Mercury or his voice, would peer out from behind the curtain.