VPI Vanquish Turntable, DS Audio Cartridge, Meitner Phono EQ, EMM Labs Streamer, DAC, Preamplifier and Amplifiers, Credo Audio Ltd. Loudspeakers, Kimber Cable
It’s easy to get lost at this hi-fi party. Do I follow my carefully chosen itinerary or my ears, leading me down seemingly endless hallways where music emanates from every corner and cranny?
One such adventure of the latter kind led me to John McGurk’s AudioShield room, where Credo Audio Switzerland, in conjunction with Meitner, EMM Labs and VPI, presented a system with a big, immersive soundstage.
As explained by Amadeus Meitner, the system included the DS Audio W2 optical cartridge ($4500), brand new VPI Vanquish Magnetic Direct Drive Turntable (prototype), EMM Labs DS EQ1 optical phono equalizer (prototype), EMM Labs NS1 Network Streamer ($4500, described by Jason Victor Serinus in his Munich show report), EMM Labs DV2 Integrated DAC ($30,000), EMM Labs Reference PRE Stereo Preamplifier ($25,000), and MTRX2 1KW Class A/B Mono Amplifiers ($85,000/pair) powering the Credo Audio, Cinema LTM loudspeakers ($170,000/pair).… Read the full article