I always enjoy going through the record list of every room I visit, not only for choosing a record that I know by heart and will help “assess” the system but also for getting to know a bit more of the dealers personal taste in music. Yes, we both “love” Jacqueline du Pre.
Cello played through valves is always an experience, one should have at least a secondary tube system just for this (I do). Codas were amazing and violins entered the stage in almost a timid way during Elgar’s concerto (EMI). Very touching performance. The only complaint I could find had to do with the room, being way too empty and it responded poorly to the PMC’s transmission line loading when played on higher SPL. Properly set up, this rig should offer great satisfaction. Not to mention that Leben’s electronics offer some of the most unbelievable value for money in the business.