T.H.E. Show Newport 2016 is this weekend at the Hotel Irvine and Eclipse will be in Room #410. Read on for details and equipment list. Get more info about our ‘Pelican Hill’ Room and other details on T.H.E. Show 2016 event page.
Eclipse — Room #410
From 3 – 4 PM every afternoon, Philip will be spinning discs at the Eclipse TD room #410, reminding audiophiles how terrific SACDs sound and playing some recent titles, such as Santana III, Harry Belafonte Sings The Blues and Vanessa Fernandez’s When The Levee Breaks.
“It’s a great opportunity to trawl through my SACD collection and play the Best of the Best through some remarkable speakers that seem to coast under the radar of many audiophiles. The single driver, crossover-less speakers—once properly positioned—can completely disappear, delivering a three dimensional soundstage. Close your eyes and you will be convinced that Ella Fitzgerald is casting her magic right in front of you. The vocal delivery is so palpable, your brain will be fooled into believing that this performance is happening right now before your very ears. One of the benefits of near-field listening is that it removes the room’s acoustic inadequacies from the equation. Think of these as headphones on steroids, but delivering a perfectly proportioned soundstage to boot.
“The Eclipse TD subwoofers have been designed to keep up with these super fast monitors, and deliver a cushion under the music. While the small listening room at Newport only needs one subwoofer, we are going with two, as we know that two will be able to deliver a more uniform bass across the room. Nothing spoils the music faster that a sub that can’t keep up, or one that draws attention to itself. We are looking for a disappearing act!
“Driven by Luxman’s flagship Class A integrated amplifier L-590AX II and accompanied by Luxman’s new entry level SACD player D-05u; this should be a golden hour every afternoon.”
Last year “Prof” Keith Johnson waxed lyrical about this setup. Come and hear what all the Grammy-award winning, mixing and mastering engineers are so excited about. It should be a lot of fun.
Room #410 Equipment List
- Eclipse TD510ZMK2 loudspeakers
- Two Eclipse TD520SW subwoofers
- Luxman L-590AXII integrated amplifier
- Luxman D-05u stereo SACD / CD player
Get more info about T.H.E. Show Newport 2016.