T.H.E. Show Newport
Beach 2015 Report
Before the show opened, i wandered into the Evolution Acoustics' room with their beautiful MMTwo EXACT loudspeakers ($89,500) with the Wave Kinetics NVS Reference Turntable ($45,00) that had the new Durand Tonearms' Kairos. It had the Ortofon MC-Anna Reference cartridge, which is said to offer incredible performance.
Evolution Acoustics MMTwo loudspeakers aim to produce an emotional connection and dare i again mention how beautiful they looked. Gorgeous finish! They have what the company calls "Maximum Modularity" so that you may easily upgrade them as finances permit. MMExact is an acronym for External X-over Acoustic Compensation Technology. According to thei9r website, "This is the identical circuit topology housed in our flagship MMSeven loudspeakers. In short, the MMExact module system transforms MMTwo or MMThree loudspeaker systems up to the real world performance standards of our statement product. The midrange and tweeter achieve the same output characteristics as the MMSeven. The woofers receive increased smoothness and definition."
Also within the room was the darTZeel NHB-18NS preamplifier, all-in-one LHC-208 (amplifier / preamplifier / DSD 2X DAC) and the NHB-108 stereo amplifier.
Wish i had time to revisit this room, yet with all the business meeting and so many excellent conferences going on, time simply ran out. Such is the situation when being the Editor and Creative Director of Enjoy the Music.com and needing to cover shows whilst also conducting some business, with a touch of leisure time to enjoy live music and night time parties by the outdoor fireplace at Irvine Hotel.
Hold the phone! Looking at my listening notes it seem i did find time to revisit this room. My notes say "Beautiful upper registers and tight bass. Imagining was very three-dimensional, throwing a wonderfully encompassing soundscape. Very relaxed sounding, all day listenable". So there ya go and glad i found time to revisit this room. So many rooms... so little time.