The impressive-sounding room from dealer Audio Video Interiors featured the Anthem STR integrated amplifier ($4499) that Tom Norton reviewed for Stereophile in July 2018. Speakers were the Paradigm Persona 3Fs ($10,000/pair), a smaller sibling to the similar-looking Persona 5F ($17,000/pair) that Kal Rubinson reviewed in October 2018.

Through there were subwoofers in the room, they weren’t operating when I listened to a percussion recording sourced from an Aurender server. Nevertheless, the bass drum almost nocked me off my chair, it was so deep and tight—a tribute to the effectiveness of Anthem’s Room Correction, which is incorporated in the amplifier.