T.H.E. Show Newport
Beach 2015 Report
Salk Sound speaker were mated with Well Audio amplification and Ginko / Danacables and was mighty impressed with the results. Salk Sound Exotica 3 ($11,995) floorstanders are truly part of hi-fi exotica as they use Alnico magnets, which have a cult following. Each woofer driver has not one voice coil as typically found elsewhere, yet two voice coils to drive the speaker. One is for driving the cone and the other is for sensing for the servo circuitry. The servo system monitors the input signal and predicts the exact cone location required to reproduce the sound. This system enables the bass driver to produce sound accurately down to 20 Hz.
For amplification, the Wells Audio Inamorata Signature ($15,000) produces a hefty 150 wpc at 8 Ohms (220 wpc @ 4 Ohms) and i could say more, yet you rally should read Enjoy the Music.com's review of the Wells Audio Inamorata Signature at this link. Our reviewer Wayne Donney said "Listening "epiphanies" have been happening to me since I began my Innamorata journey. In all my decades of seeking audio that can seriously challenge listening to live music, nothing has brought me closer than these Innamorata Signatures..."
Other gear in the room included the LampizatOr Lite 7 ($5250, with volume control), Salk Stream Player ($1495) and a wide selection of cables by Danacablea and tweaks by Ginko Audio. Danacable Ultra Summa Speaker Cables ($8900), Danacable Diamond Reference ($2100), Danacable USB ($895) and Gingko Audio Platformula ($1500) were all put to good use within the system. My notes say that the system had great imaging, smooth sound, very relaxed and natural music reproduction. Nice decay of musical notes too! The Salk Sound, Well Audio, Ginko Audio and Danacables room was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the music during T.H.E. Show Newport 2015.