Jonathan was showing off some of his collection on a United Home Audio Phase 11 tape deck, played back on Jolida electroics, MBL loudspeakers (with some help from Anthony Gallo subwoofers) and Mapleshade wires. Oh, and several hundred pounds of Mapleshade air-dried maple racks, blocks, and big brass footers.
The clarity of Jonathan’s recordings is other-worldly — this is frighteningly good stuff. Check out his catalog — but be warned, tapes cost $150 each.
Mapleshade’s Pierre Sprey was on hand, chatting up the crowd about his company’s audio products, including some new triangular “diffusion” tools. For whatever it’s worth, I do think all the wood is a great idea, especially when we’re talking about carpet being the alternative. That said, you do need to make sure the tweeters on the loudspeakers are at ear-level (if that’s how the speaker was designed), so don’t go nuts without compensating accordingly.