SF dealer Loggie Audio‘s room featured the YG Acoustic Sonja 1.2 speakers ($72,000), Ypsilon Aleius mono amplifiers ($36,000), and the Ypsilon PST 100 MKII preamp ($38,000). Digital was provided by the Esoteric P-02 transport ($23,500), the Esoteric D-02 DAC ($23,500), and the Esoteric G-01 Master Clock ($23,000). Harmoic Resolution provided the rack ($4,495), amp stands ($1,895), and isolation platforms ($1,895). Cabling was by A.R.T.
My first impression when I entered the room bright and early on Friday morning was that the sound was super tight and filled the ballroom very well. The bass was nicely weighty, with a great mid-range, but there was something slightly mechanical or congested in the upper mid-range. This was explained somewhat when I learned that everything in the room was brand spankin’ new and the speakers had only had a few days to break in. And indeed, by the time Sunday rolled around, I was willing to bow to my waiter’s opinion: this is some truly great hi-fi sound.