TAVES 2016 – “Best Sound of Show” from Positive Feedback

“This year it seems like Wynn Wong and Jorn Janczak were determined to win the top prize and so he pulled out all the stops to attain that goal. His room featured a system that had a total value of close to a million US dollars. The Tidal Sunray G2 loudspeakers (US$145,000) took center stage. They were supported by Goldmund Electronics, a Thales turntable, and ZenSati cabling.”

“I also got to speak to Jorn Janczak the CEO of Tidal, Mark Johansen the owner of ZenSati, and Rodolphe Bonlanger of Goldmund. Jorn told me that his main goal is to get out of the way of the music by designing loudspeakers that are a clear window to the source.”

“In any case, this cost no object approach that Wynn took, did result in sound that was mind-blowing to say the least. It was the most neutral and true-to-life sound at the show and it gets our “Best Sound of Show” vote.”

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TAVES 2016 – “Best of show” from 6 Moons

“Wynn Audio had some ‘smaller’ fare in a side room with some lovely Tidal loudspeakers and Goldmund equipment but for the big room brought out the Tidal Sunray loudspeakers and an array of Tidal and Goldmund electronics. Their equipment has always played impressive at every show I’ve attended and they pulled out the stops with this stuff of dreams assemblage, making it a short list contender for best of show.”

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$500,000 Tidal Audio system thunders to life courtesy of Element Acoustics, Wynn Audio from Part-Time Audiophile

“…I have to say, it was a sound that confounds conventional descriptions that I’m comfortable using to relate my listening experience. The sound induced a wholly transcendental, meditative state.”

“…I will say that the depth, and power on tap here delivered such startling clarity, and undeniable headroom in its sound, that the feeling of effortlessness each note was imbued with was intoxicating to experience. Put another way, Tidal gear forgoes any imposition of character to the sound.”

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TAVES 2015, the Deutsch Report from Stereophile

The system being demoed at TAVES was built around the Logos floorstanders, which are described by Goldmund as “standalone” speakers, with built-in amplifiers and DSP correction of any driver and enclosure resonances. All current Goldmund speakers are also wireless, which in their application is said to have no disadvantages. The price of the Logos has not been determined yet, but they’re aiming at around US$30,000 per pair. Given that the consumer doesn’t have to spend money on a preamp, power amp, and cables (whose cost is not negligible), this price might actually represent good value.

And the sound of the Logos-based system—with Eidos 17 universal player ($5000) and Mimesis wireless hub ($5000)—was truly excellent, with a kind of purity and freedom from distortion, having little sound of its own.

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