The Outstanding Sound at the Shows

So as you can see there were a lot of great things to see and hear at this yearís events, but the question that most people always want to know is what rooms did I think were the most outstanding. So here they are, in no particular order, my ten choices for Best Sound at the Show:

Dave Thomas, Stereo Times

deHavilland: This was the most memorable sound at the show for me. Using a 50-year-old Ampex 351-2 reel-to-reel tape recorder, Kara Chaffee played a selection of classical music reels (she found on ebay no less!) that through a system featuring the GM70  50/watt triode mono amps ($8,995), Mercury preamp ($3,495), and the Nola Speakersí Viper was simply breathtaking. Bear in that Iím not really a classical music enthusiast, but when any music is reproduced like this it will be enjoyed. I had to leave to keep from getting spoiled.