After 15 years doing audio shows and marketing for Audio Note, UK, I took a year off, intending to establish a recording studio dedicated to making natural, minimally processed recordings of acoustic instruments playing jazz, folk, blues, bluegrass and classical music.
Somewhere along the way I borrowed a pair of Auditorium 755 speakers and a Shindo pre-amp and power amp from Jonathan Halpern of Tone Imports. Quick as you can say, "Bob's your uncle!", I had become an audio retailer, using Old Forge Studio as a dual purpose space.
It's all very exciting and more than a bit crazy . . .
While it’s great fun to assemble systems out of some of the finest audio gear available, many, many people are seeking musical satisfaction at prices a long way South of a luxury car, much less a house.
It’s with those folks in mind that I‘ve been scouring the marketplace for components that not only provide outstanding value for money, but combine to form a synergistic system that won’t break the bank.
I’m very pleased to present the first of these systems, starting at the $10k total system cost level. It consists of :
I’ll add listening notes after Christmas. This is the system we’ll be enjoying at home throughout the year-end festivities. Stay tuned, and Happy Holidays!