Our host for the listening session was none other than Richard Vandersteen who brought from the States his flagship speaker, the Model 7. Before the show, it was he who personally adjusted the low frequencies equalization of the speakers and positioned them correctly in the room.
In the classic Neville&Rondstadt duet “Close Your Eyes”, we heard a sound reproduction that was coherent and detailed — second to none in the Munich show. Mr. Vandersteen was kind enough to spin one of my “audiophile” favorites, the Carmen Suite by Rodion Shchedrin (Melodiya) where we admired the dynamic impact of the cymbals and the sense of flow created by the Brinkmann / Model 7 combination. Great sound at what would be considered as affordable for this show’s standards.