We're back from this year's T.H.E. Show Newport Beach which was a great success for us. One of our rooms was mentioned in two publications as Best Sound of the Show.
Jack Roberts of Dagogo.com: "...the sound was as good or better than anything at the show at any price. I love single-driver speakers and even with the bass extender, the sound was that of one of the best single-driver speakers I have ever heard. Again, let me say this was easily one of the very best sounds of the show. In price, it’s not quite a mega-system, but in sound it surely was!"
Jonathan Valin of The Absolute Sound: "...neutral and absolutely seamless, the 9.87 (along with Voxativ’s Ampeggio Due) is simply the fullest-range, most natural-sounding one-way (or augmented one-way) I’ve ever heard. And once you’ve heard a speaker without a crossover that is this good, it makes everything else sound just the slightest bit cobbled together from parts. No, you’re not going to get the dynamic range of a horn speaker from the 9.87, nor quite the same resolution or treble extension that you get from the Gauder, but what you are going to get is true point-source imaging and a sound that doesn’t change a jot in timbre from octave to octave..."
The system in this room consisted of Voxativ's 9.87 speakers, 845 mono blocks, Ampeggio preamp, interconnect and speaker cables. Totaldac DAC & Server, Synergistic Research PowerCell with Galileo LE power cords and Tranquility Base. To balance out the room acoustics the Atmosphere XL with two Black Boxes as well as the HighEnd Novum PMR Premium Mk.2 room resonator were used.