Cosmos talking, while Matt looks on. The speakers are the Sonus Faber Stradivari. Amplification and electronics are from Ayre. The turntable is a DPS made by Bauer Audio in Germany, imported and distributed in the US by Ayre.
There is room treatment in the room, but an area rug would have helped the acoustics a lot more. There is just too much wood, and that causes sound reflections. Given that, it still sounded very good, but I know it could have been better. I know what the Stradivaris are capable of in the right room.

Cosmos talking, while Matt looks on. The speakers are the Sonus Faber Stradivari. Amplification and electronics are from Ayre. The turntable is a DPS made by Bauer Audio in Germany, imported and distributed in the US by Ayre.

There is room treatment in the room, but an area rug would have helped the acoustics a lot more. There is just too much wood, and that causes sound reflections. Given that, it still sounded very good, but I know it could have been better. I know what the Stradivaris are capable of in the right room.

6moons Audio reviews the Sonus Faber Guarneri Evolution. Full read here.

6moons Audio reviews the Sonus Faber Guarneri Evolution. Full read here.

An Avid Acutus turntable with a pair of Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento speakers playing some Dinah Washington.

The new Sonus Faber Guarneri Evolution speakers. It’s the successor to the Guarneri Memento.
Photo via Sonus Faber

The new Sonus Faber Guarneri Evolution speakers. It’s the successor to the Guarneri Memento.

Photo via Sonus Faber

A McIntosh and Meridian system with a Sooloos server as the main source. The speakers are the Meridian DSP8000, their flagship loudspeaker. The other speakers are the Sonus Faber Amati Anniversario. Both speakers are wonderful, but to my ears, the Amatis really hit the sweet spot.

A McIntosh and Meridian system with a Sooloos server as the main source. The speakers are the Meridian DSP8000, their flagship loudspeaker. The other speakers are the Sonus Faber Amati Anniversario. Both speakers are wonderful, but to my ears, the Amatis really hit the sweet spot.