Audio Fest 2012 – Stereophile

Audio Fest 2012 – Stereophile

July 2012


Audio Fest 2012 – Stereophile

"There, in a system featuring TIDAL Contriva Diacera SE speakers driven by TIDAL Impulse solid-state amplifiers, a TIDAL Preos full-function preamp via Argento Flow and Flowmaster Reference cables, with source an Aurender S-10 music server and a dCS Debussy DAC. I heard a presentation more in line with what I expect from a high-end audio system: an even balance from the deep lows to the top audio octave, with a stable, well-defined soundstage, a tonal and spatial coloration-free view into the recording.

Nina Simone was in the room with me, wrenching the pathos from “Nobody.” José Carreras came in to sing Misa Criola. Mel Tormé joined us. This is what I am talking about! No tweaks, no audiophile craziness, just the music, as big and deep and wide as the performers intended it to be." - John Atkinson, STEREOPHILE