AXPONA (Jacksonville) 2012 Coverage

March 12, 2012

The Krell, MartinLogan and Transparent Audio Room

It takes a really big room to hold five MartinLogan CLX floor-standing full range electrostatic speakers ($12,747.50/each), supplemented by five Depth i ($2345/each) and two Descent i ($3495/each) subwoofers. Krell supplied an Evolution 403e three channel amplifier ($25,000) and anv Evolution 402e two channel amplifier ($18,500) to drive them. Krell also supplied its Evolution 707 surround sound processor ($31,500) and Cipher SACD multi-channel player for music.

Blu-rays were played back on an Oppo BPD-93 universal Blu-ray player ($500). Is a system only as good as its weakest link?

Tapes from The Tape Project were played back on a modified Tascam BR-20 reel-to-reel deck.

They skimped on cabling though, using only $175,780 worth of Transparent Audio’s interconnects, speaker cables, power cables and power conditioners.

The sound was unbelievable even in the cavernous room. A once in a lifetime experience. Kudos to Audible Images for pulling it all together.

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