Importer Signals Super.Fi went gunning for best-in-show with their Peak Consult InCognito X speakers, claimed to be the best two-way speaker on the planet. Priced at $16,500, the InCognitos sure got the attention of other audio press. Signals also imports the famed Continuum Caliburn turntable, the $99,500 black pie champion. One industry insider said, "I'm completely skeptical of a $100k table but that room had the best vinyl reproduction I've ever heard." Doesn't get much better than that.
I had to come back to the room three times before I could actually get in the door, it was always so packed. Finally I got my chance and, luckily, the room was empty. Signal's Chris Sommovigo and Eighth Nerve's Nathan Loyer are two guys that know what's up, throwing Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service onto the Continuum Caliburn before the easy listening masses returned.
If there's a big question mark above your head, that little amp is the 10lb Berning ZH270, putting out an amazing 70 stereo watts of OTL tube power. Wild. Installed in the cracks and corners of the ceiling were Eighth Nerve's room treatment panels. Eighth Nerve is a company putting "cool" into room treatment and speaker placement optimization, as crazy as that sounds. And despite everything else in the room and from other treatment companies, their goods are low priced.
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