One of the things I’ve noticed repeatedly with Fritz’s speakers is how much they pass through from whatever other gear is in the chain. This can be ruthless if there’s anything at all unpleasant about the sound signature.
Fortunately, this weekend the speakers were paired with Elecra-Fidelity’s fine A3-500 monoblocks ($9,995/pair) and Magnetic Line pre-amp ($1,795). The Parasound Zcd CD & MP3 player ($400) provided the tunes, and WyWires Silver Series cables tied it all together.
I had the pleasure of listening to a live recording of a saxaphone and harp ensemble (interesting combination!) provided by another attendee, and found the tone and texture to be excellent. The sax sounded meaty and deep, and the pluck of the harp strings beautifully defined and musical.