Grimm Audio

Grimm Audio was also showing a multi-channel DSD system using five of their LS1 (€21,000/pair) Hypex powered speaker/DAC using the Oppo BDP-103 ($499) as front end. Pictured above was a 2-channel comparison where Grimm's Daen Van Aalst covered the center speakers "because our brains react to things we recognize" like three speakers. Music selections were from Channel Classics and I was impressed with the sound overall but when switching to multi-channel I found it a bit difficult to get a handle on the sound image as one coherent whole.

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Some of the same technology and people in the new company Kii Audio. A pair of their new Hypex/DAC/Speaker combo is supposed to cost around 10K Euro.