The speakers have been repositioned from the long wall to the short wall in this
current system configuration.
We are glad that they liked the introduction of the
Lavardin Technologies Model IT
into the system (and of course, the new
racks play a part too). In our opinion, there are many significant
improvements that made the system reach several new higher levels of
performance, but let's look instead at their appraisal rather than ours.
In their own assessment, they have found that instruments now sound very
distinct and clear, with much more detail now being revealed from familiar
recordings, and with more lifelike vocals, more natural timbre of instruments
But what bowled us over is that they were able to catch the higher level
presentation of microdynamics, where they can now recognize variations in pitch
by a vocalist, whereas in the older system, the pitch sounded the same
throughout the song. Good ears ! These variations were intended by
musicians, and is essential to be reproduced well in systems to heighten
appreciation of the emotional meaning of a performance.
Another significant improvement, without any additional room treatment, is the
elimination of boom on certain recordings. Now, FL can confidently play
Ray Brown's "Soular Energy" Stan Ricker-reissue LP, the bane of many systems it
seems :), where some users have taken the easy way out by conveniently blaming
the LP for their problems.