To say I was impressed with the depth, huge space, and tonal balance that the Katana presented – even just through an iPod Touch – is an understatement. If you haven’t had a chance to try out some of Noble’s many offerings, do yourself a favor, and get some in your ears.
The Burwell & Sons room was sounding better than ever in my humble opinion (and looking gorgeous as always), no doubt helped by the killer front end courtesy of VPi with an Avenger handling vinyl duties. The Mother of Burl loudspeakers are incredibly communicative of what they’re being fed, and seemed to be well-satiated with what the Avenger was feeding them.
I was developing a headache from what I think was a combination of dehydration, and altitude when I hit the Tone Imports room where another two of my favorite people in the music business (or any business for that matter), John DeVore, and Jonathan Halpern were spinning some sweet folk, and tribal tunes on the always pleasurable Well Tempered Labs Amadeus ‘table.
With my head pounding as I saw them outside, I asked if either of them had any Tylenol, as the three previous people who I asked all replied “No” but then offered me a joint (Colorado you’re awesome), and while a spliff would have certainly helped my head, it also would have put me to sleep, so I declined (Thanks peeps, you know who you are!).
I could only stay in the Tone Imports room for a short time as I had to head to another floor for a meeting, but I’ll be back… I’ll BE BACK!
That’s a wrap for me on day two in Denver, but check back often as the Part-time Audiophile crew is here in full force, and was seen accosting many hi-fi manufacturers for the sweet-spot seat in various demo rooms. Huzzah.