Praise From Positive Feedback & Bruce Kinch 2013 NY Audio Show
Having had the base level High Fidelity Cables in my system, I did hope to hear some under show conditions. That led me to the Beauty of Sound/Laufer Teknik room, where the top line CT-1 Ultimate cables were used throughout. I don't think one can really evaluate cabling at a show, but no way they were a weak link here. The components were all new to me: Ikeda cartridge and arm from Japan, 200 lb Triangle Art Signature turntable from the US, Tube Guru electronics (phono, preamp, 14 wpc 6C33C SET amplifier, from Hungary), full range Leonardo Model 8 planar ribbon dipoles from Italy. These guys were precise and obsessive about set-up, cables off the floor, diffusers behind the speakers to disperse the back wave, Stillpoints all around, including the LPI weight on the turntable. The sound was superbly smooth, clean, spacious, dynamic, as good as I've ever heard at any show, and I probably spent more time in that room than any other, out of pure pleasure. I may never have anything like $200K to spend on an audio system like this one, but it was a true lottery-motivating experience.