Sensational speakers, powerful processing and amplification, and world-class recordings had audiophiles in delight.
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Zesto and TAD
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GoldenEar and Clearaudio
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GoldenEar and Clearaudio

As I mentioned previously, Jerry Axelrod and Fine Home Entertainment served up a very good sounding room whose speaker selection of the $1,000/pair GoldenEar Aon 3 is plenty affordable for most people. The Clearaudio Ovation turntable ($4K) and McIntosh integrated amplifier ($6,300) are a bit more, but combined they produced some impressive results and a ton of thwack and detail from “The Percussion Record” that was being cranked. Snares, hi-hat and kicks sounded very realistic and dynamic, and much bigger than the relatively small Aon 3’s would lead you to predict.

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