Talking about the sound quality in this room is almost a waste of time. There was just too much there. The important thing to remember is that it all sounds just fine. It’s not the best you can get, but it’s sure not anything like the worst you’ve heard. Whenever a grey-beard on the internet bemoans the lack of affordable gear that sounds good, I want to smack them upside the head with a bamboo Audioengine 5+ ($469), or the N2 integrated amplifier ($199) and D1 DAC ($169). These are impulse buy prices, and they’ve taught more of my non-audiophile peers about the joys of decent sound than almost any other product line I can name.
Do I need to mention that their room is almost always crowded? Getting in to get pictures meant getting there early. It also meant viciously elbowing people out of the way.
I, for one, dig that.