CES / THE Show Report
By Dick Olsher
This year was no exception: the sound in the deHavilland room was supremely natural within the confines of a huge and palpably fleshed out soundstage. The Ampex 652 tube-based open-reel tape deck was a major factor, as were the deHavilland electronics and Nola loudspeakers. The Mercury is the latest addition to deHavilland's superb preamplifier line and features the type 85 triode – a sweet sounding vintage radio tube ($3,495 with Goldpoint stepped attenuator). I'm looking forward to a review sample in the near future.
Complete report at http://www.enjoythemusic.com/ces2005/olsher/