Robert brought yet another pair of his Crescendo loudspeakers, this time in a much more mainstream finish — I told him that I kinda missed the burled wood finish he usually showed with. Robert laughed and shrugged, “you have good taste”, thereby suggesting, perhaps, that there are many who prefer a much less … ah … dynamic look. Bah!
Shown here with new bits from Triode Corporation, a pair of TRX-M300 Reference monoblock SET amplifiers ($14,000). Based on the 300b tube, their 60lbs (each) of SET goodness delivers the expected 8wpc. The enormous TRX-M845SE monoblock amplifier ($22,500) were also on display and used at various times throughout the weekend.