Three great days that ‘busted’ the myth once and for all, ‘it’s the room what done it’. Even up to 3 or 4 years ago we thought that the room was a major influence on the sound that a system produced, and definitely a limiting factor on the size of system you could successfully use in a smaller room. This, with the exception of easily identifiable unusually designed rooms, is definitely not the case.
We had the advantage of superb components, a system provided by The AudioWorks, but this in itself is a double edged sword – superb components generate energy, and uncontrolled energy is the ‘room problem’.
The response to the music we were reproducing in a small hotel bedroom was widely praised. Of course a common reaction was, ‘those are great speakers’ (which of course the Tannoy Kensingtons are) but we had the opportunity to demonstrate that everything, including a set of isolation cones, was playing its part.
The system was:
Accuphase DP-550 CD /SACD player
Accuphase E-600 Integrated Class A amplifier
Tannoy Kensington GR loudspeakers
Audiomica Geminedes Loudspeaker cable
Audiomica Pearl Consequence interconnect
MusicWorke ReFlex Ultra mains block
MusicWorks ReVive power cables
MusicWorks ReVo & P-Cones