|Using the aesthetically gorgeous series of component stands from German Highend MasterClass once again both Carlos Sanchez and I were very impressed with the high-resolution playback. Like previous years, Ascendo and Behold always come in atop many audiophile's list and I certainly am always impressed by their combined sonic results. As the old saying goes if it works don't fix it. Synergy-wise,
|| this year was the best yet if you asked me. The addition of the Gentile HDD-player and - perhaps better suited because of their smaller size - System F loudspeakers made the overall sound a standout. There existed a natural presence, an unforced flow this time around. The music seemed to flow with greater fluidity and without question appeared quieter as well.
||As a matter of fact, the sound improved further once Acoustic Resonator Systems' Franck Tchang passed through and blessed the walls using his arsenal of precious metals ala resonators. Ralf Ballmann's a big fan of Tchang's resonators after first doubting their effectiveness back in 2004. That sounds like a long time ago considering the amount of respect Ballmann now holds for Tchang and his entire Acoustic System product line.
||Hope you enjoyed my photo tour of Munich High End 2009 as much as I did walking the show. Until next time.
See you at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in October...