Koby Koranteng of HiFi Logic put on a great room and a great show. The Audio Space Reference 3.1 300b ($4,000) integrated is a truly spectacular-looking piece of kit and just sounds fabulous with the "matching" Audio Space LS3/5A w/ SW-1 subwoofer ($2,890). Several Music First Audio Baby Reference ($6990) passive preamplifiers were strategically scattered about for your viewing pleasure, with the big red one doing to the actually honors (it's my favorite color of the bunch). A Wells Audio Innamorata ($6,500) amplifier provided some alternatives, and the Miracle Audio Phonomatic ($5,200) helped out with the Project 2-Xperience Basic+ ($1,000) turntable. A Jaton CD1000 ($4,600) CD player rounded out the audio picture. Zu Audio cabling with Kaplan Audio power cords and speaker jumpers were matched to an Audience aR6-T ($5,000) power conditioner ... and for gear, that's all she wrote.
Tunes in here were dark and soulful. This was the "intense tone" room at the show, and with Koby's unflappably easy-going manner, this was also one of the most popular destinations on each of my tours through the floor. This was reach-out-and-touch it sound, with solid base, great imaging, and real texture. I'm still surprised at what Koby was able to coax out of those little Audio Space speakers. Nice work!