Sounds too good to be true until you hear these products for oneself.
Was happy to see Massimiliano Magri, or Maxx of Grandinote (above photo) greeting me from the MOC rather than some off sight location as he did last year. Once again, I was delighted to see the Grandinote Volta music server ($10k) feeding the newest member of the family in the Shinai integrated amplifier ($14k). What I was really looking forward to hearing however was the new 9 woofer/16 tweeter, 98 dB efficient, Grandinote Mach 9 loudspeakers ($30k), I had heard so much about since being bowled over by the smaller Mach 4's during last year's High End show (see that report here). And yes, by all accounts the sound was stellar as to be expected already knowing how good this Italian brand performs. Pure Class A tube sound from a solid-state device without the fuss. Sounds too good to be true until you hear these products for oneself.