Coup de Foudre/Wilson Audio/VTL and More

In the CdF/Wilson Audio/VTL Audio room, the Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Series 2 ($4,995) sat under their Alpha USB DAC ($5,095). The Series 2 DAC features 24/192 playback via AES/EBU, S/PDIF - BNC, Toslink, and "BADA encrypted RJ-45" which I'll have to look into to see what that's all about. The Alpha USB DAC offers up to 24/192 playback via its asynchronous USB input and includes AES/EBU and S/PDIF BNC inputs. A MacBook Air running Pure Music handled to musical selections which included a number of recordings from Peter Mc Grath of Wilson Audio which share the common quality of sounding simply wonderful.

Filling in and up the rest of the room were the Wilson Audio Sophia Series 3 speakers ($18,550/pair as shown), the VTL MB185 Series III mono amplifiers ($15,000/pair), and the VTL 5.5 Series II preamplifier ($9,500 ).