Audio Oasis! Awards for AXPONA 2017 from Positive Feedback
But boy! What a sound!
You’d hardly think that the Penaudio Serenades, which strike you as pretty compact floorstanders, could have anything like the depth of bass that I heard here. I was amazed, to tell you the truth…how could such power erupt from them. This reassured me that the Karan Acoustics electronics must be bloody potent; how else could you have speakers deal with music from the Goldmund with such total authority. The source was digital, but the Goldmund was making some truly serious music during the time I was there.
As you’ve seen from my prior comments, this wasn’t the first time that I had been gobsmacked by a room at AXPONA, but this was the most thorough bushwhacking that I experienced. CH Precision, or the big Von Schweikert or PASS Labs rooms, or the bigger GTT Audio room, or the Playback Designs room…yes, they really wowed me, each in its own way way. But this one sucker-punched me out of the blue, and at show’s end.
Wynn Wong was a very charming and pleasant person, and I could see that he was delighted that I was so amazed. Joe was chuckling, naturally…he knows that I’m looking at his new reference rack, too!
What could I say? Even there, at the very end of the show, I had to award another Audio Oasis! prize, one that was richly deserved. I hope to revisit Wynn Audio again in the near future…I need to spend more time enjoying what I heard.