We had a really wonderful time sharing Room 1311 with Chapman Audio Systems, DH Labs, VPI and Sonic Studios (Amarra).
The room sounded incredible, easily one of the giant killers. The feedback we received was 2 fold. From reviewers, they were thoroughly impressed with the performance and in love with our pricing. American sourced and made at a price that was in stark contrast to much of what was shown. There was considerable interest form dealers, but we were asked to raise prices and allow more room for margins. (Small independent Hifi can succeed but will likely be through direct sales.) Show goers were gob smacked by our pricing and felt something must be wrong. I was told repeatedly that I needed to raise the price as to not have people suspicious of our product.
As a result of the show, there have been some nice postings about us and we hope more will come about. The Stereo 15 Sp. edition has been sent out to Positive feedback for review and both the Stereo 15 Sp. and a pair of Casablancas are headed to newrecordday for review.
If you went to THE SHOW and heard our room we would love to include your feedback.
Used in the 2014 Show Newport
Recommended for anyone looking for an endgame tube amp with some midrange magic and transient mojo.
AudioExpress RMAF 2016 – ampsandsound coverage Ampsandsound from Southern California (www.ampsandsound.com) teamed up with North California Sonic Studios to show their latest, hand-built hollow-state designs, the $3,600 Agartha and the $1,850 Leeloo combination amps. The former pairs a 6SL7 up front with an overspec’d power supply and 300b triode on output. The latter is both headphone and power amp,using a 12AX7 or equivalent for input (see Photo 8). With a pair of EL-84s out to deliver 2.6 W into an 8 Ω speaker, little Leeloo will also drive a 32 Ω headphone with a dead quiet 1 W of hollow-state […]