Once again, the
loudspeakers have spoken for themselves in a major hifi show.
Matched this time with Chord electronics and Kondo cables, the combination was
voted by Soundstage! magazine as one of the Standout Rooms at the
Le Festival Son & Image 2005 show - Montreal, Canada :: April 1-3, 2005.
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We currently have the
Living Voice Avatar 2
model on demo. The
Living Voice Auditorium
range (3 models) are still at the top of
our favored all-rounder small floorstander speakers, with several installed in
Singapore. Check them out at our showroom and find out why :)
We advise listening to them with all types of music, a single
album of Diana Krall alone is not really a recommended way to demo our
system, unless of course one only listens to this type of music.
loudspeakers are more than happy to be fed with all sorts of music no matter how
complex. It is no wonder that Enjoy the Music.com magazine had this to say
room at the
Le Festival Son & Image 2005 show - Montreal, Canada:
"Prize for the best choice of demo music
goes to Kevin Scott of Living Voice in the Bluebird Music room. He demoed his
Avatar OBX-R2 speakers (•4,000 or $10,795 Cdn) with the Scarlatti Piano
Sonatas. The piano is one of the hardest instruments to reproduce so it is a
brave man to pick this music." And it was with modest electronics from
Exposure, not the Chords heard at the same show by Soundstage! magazine.
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speakers do work well with both high-quality budget and more esoteric
amplification, as demonstrated in the same hifi show mentioned above. We
have them installed in homes with modest Rotel integrateds, Sugdens, Lavardins,
Naims of different grades (we are demoing them at this moment with the top model
Naims), Jadis, Sun Audio 2A3, Wavelength, Kondo, etc. To be installed
anytime soon will be a pair of the OBX-R2 model in a system with exotic Goldmund
amplification, watch for the photos :)
It is now known that the affordable
GSP Audio Era Gold MKV + Era Gold MKV
phono stage combination is a reference used by two writers of HiFi News
magazine, and is highly rated by almost all major US and UK hifi magazines.
It is inescapable, however, that some consumers and magazine writers mistakenly
equate price to high quality. The best system we've ever heard was the
most expensive one at over SGD 1 million, but some of the high-priced ones (SGD
50K to SGD 200K) were also among the most embarrassing mediocre ones, especially
when we correlate their performance with the price.
At any rate, tentatively set for release in September 2005 is the
new super model from GSP Audio, the Reflex
phono stage. We know from experience that the affordable
Era Gold MKV + Era Gold MKV
combination is already superior, relative to our criteria for
high quality, to many of the more expensive offerings from the competition (ask
us which ones). Based on prototypes' performance, we expect the new model
to continue the tradition of high quality beyond its price. This higher
quality obviously comes at a higher price, but will still be a fraction of the
competition in the super league which start around USD 6000. Many
consumers will also like its physical looks :), but it will be more on substance
rather than macho size.
concur with Graham Slee's fundamental design criteria - fast and with wide
bandwidth, low noise, and inaudible distortion - no easy tasks for a
designer. Expect this and more in the new