Merkel Acoustics R&D – A fun and immersive room where we made beats simultaneously while having our work revolve around us.
Auralic’s new Vega G2 streaming DAC
Composing our next hip-hop album…
The elegant sounding Ryan R620s
Auralic’s new Aries G2
Voxativ Hagens: These may be my next set of near-fields…absolutely gorgeous.
2 Giant Speakers, 1 Small Room. Troy Audio Hellena loudspeakers ($100,000/pair). These 300+ pound monsters deserve a larger room.
The Lumen White Kyara ($49,900/pair) and Ayon Audio Orthos XS Gen 4 mono blocks ($29,000/pair) were one of the best sounds from the show. The soundstage was unbelievably wide, stretching way beyond the boundaries of the small hotel room. There’s also a level of resolution and air not present in most of the setups at the show.
Auralic’s new and gorgeous Vega G2 streaming DAC and Aries G2 streaming transporter. With 50% faster-processing power, a browser-based interface, and user-replaceable hard disks, this streaming DAC and transport are quite versatile. I couldn’t really judge on sound as I believe this system really needed a power conditioner but I found it to be quite resolving.
GamuT Zodiac ($149,000/pair)
Salk Song3 ($2,895/pair), Schiit Yggy DAC ($2,299), Saga ($349), pre Freya ($699), Vidar ($699), Streamplayer Gen III ($1,695). I blame the room for the sharpness of this system. 🙂
Ryan R610 ($2,000)
Burwell and Sons Plain Jane loudspeaker, VPI Avenger, Transparent Ultra, and more. Click for full component list.
Mr. Audio Bacon himself. An open-minded electrical engineer and software developer by trade. I have an obsession with the enjoyment of all things media - specifically in the realm of music and film. So much heart and soul (and money) go into the creation of this artistry. My aim is to find out which products get me closer to what the musicians and directors intended.