When I heard the term “Daisy Reflector” in the press release, I honestly expected some kind of Magic Metal Bowl, but no — this is a hefty shaped acoustic panel, and the results were clearly noticeable. Asked if I wanted to hear anything, I promptly spotted a CD of Count Basie’s *88 Basie Street* and knew we were in business. The sound was lively and very clean, and I was impressed by the results of the Daisy Reflector: it really make a hefty contribution (as far as I could tell) in terms of stabilizing the soundstage and broadening the sweet spot, allowing me to move to different spots in the room and not feel that my listening was compromised. Neat! I am admittedly intrigued by the possibilities of one of the smaller Reflectors (Standard $995, Mini $595) as a means of counteracting the flatscreen TV and large window that currently lurk between my speakers, wreaking havoc on my soundstage.
The source in the room was a Sony SCD XA 9000 ES. The preamp was a Conrad Johnson CAT series 2, and the amp was a 35-year-old Precision Fidelity tube amp with modded coupling caps. Speaker cables and interconnects were from Audio Sensibility.