The Audio Research, Basis Audio and Vandersteen Room
Vandersteen Audio joined forces with Audio Research and Basis for great sound. Shown are the Vandersteen Model Seven loudspeakers ($50,000).
One of a pair of Audio Research Reference 250 monoblocks ($25,990/pair) drove the Vandersteens.
The analog source was a Basis Inspiration turntable ($54,000) with Basis Vector Model 4 tonearm ($4600).
The digital source was the Audio Research Reference DAC and network player, whose feature set is evolving. It should come to market in the third quarter at a retail price of $15,995.
The Audio Research Reference 5 preamplifier ($12,995) was a stalwart at the show.