fbpx

The Icing on the Munich Cake: McGrath, Fon, Nagra, Wilson, Impex

It had been far too lengthy since I’d skilled a Peter McGrath demo, not to mention one during which the grasp recording engineer and Wilson Audio Brand Ambassador had a full hour to share his recordings. At final, on Sunday at 2pm at Munich High End 2023, Peter adopted Abby Fon (under) of Impex Records’ packed presentation on Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco DeLucia: Saturday Night in San Francisco 12 • 6 • 80 to spend an hour within the Nagra room taking part in a beneficiant serving to of among the favourite tracks that he is recorded over time.




Each of Peter’s two shows—the primary was on Saturday—was completely different. At mine, the amount was initially too low to beat the room’s heavy black draping and fill the house. But when it was turned up on the final two alternatives, music crammed the room with probably the most superb, timbrally true sound I heard at Munich High End.




Peter caught to MQA-encoded digital recordsdata performed by his pc. Without its analog entrance finish, the system, which included the identical Nagra recorder that Peter generally makes use of, consisted of Nagra’s new Classic DAC II with discrete class-A output stage ($18,500) fed by the corporate’s Classic PSU energy provide ($16,900), Nagra’s HD preamp ($72,975), HD Amp monoblocks ($99,500/presumably for the pair), Wilson Audio Alexx V audio system (reviewed by Jim Austin in December 2021) with Lõke subwoofers (to be reviewed by moi), Shunyata Research cabling with Altaira Noise Reduction Ground Hubs, and Modulum racks and amp stands. The Alexx V audio system, I ought to add, have been owned by Nagra.




Peter started with one his most up-to-date recordings, of pianist Simon Trpčeski performing a little bit of Prokofiev. Then got here Copland, Mahler, Benjamin Grosvenor’s Bach-Buson Chaconne, Verdi’s “Caro nome” from Rigoletto, a wonderful jazz model of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor from Ars Longa of Havana, and extra. With sound as uncolored, stuffed with life, and involving as anything I heard at Munich High End, the hour served as the proper excessive level finale to Munich High End. I am unable to wait to listen to a few of Peter’s music once more when he journeys to Port Townsend in July to put in the Lõkes for overview.

The Icing on the Munich Cake: McGrath, Fon, Nagra, Wilson, Impex

It had been far too lengthy since I’d skilled a Peter McGrath demo, not to mention one wherein the grasp recording engineer and Wilson Audio Brand Ambassador had a full hour to share his recordings. At final, on Sunday at 2pm at Munich High End 2023, Peter adopted Abby Fon (under) of Impex Records’ packed presentation on Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco DeLucia: Saturday Night in San Francisco 12 • 6 • 80 to spend an hour within the Nagra room taking part in a beneficiant serving to of a number of the favourite tracks that he is recorded over time.




Each of Peter’s two displays—the primary was on Saturday—was completely different. At mine, the quantity was initially too low to beat the room’s heavy black draping and fill the house. But when it was turned up on the final two alternatives, music crammed the room with probably the most superb, timbrally true sound I heard at Munich High End.




Peter caught to MQA-encoded digital recordsdata performed via his laptop. Without its analog entrance finish, the system, which included the identical Nagra recorder that Peter generally makes use of, consisted of Nagra’s new Classic DAC II with discrete class-A output stage ($18,500) fed by the corporate’s Classic PSU energy provide ($16,900), Nagra’s HD preamp ($72,975), HD Amp monoblocks ($99,500/presumably for the pair), Wilson Audio Alexx V audio system (reviewed by Jim Austin in December 2021) with Lõke subwoofers (to be reviewed by moi), Shunyata Research cabling with Altaira Noise Reduction Ground Hubs, and Modulum racks and amp stands. The Alexx V audio system, I ought to add, had been owned by Nagra.




Peter started with one his most up-to-date recordings, of pianist Simon Trpčeski performing a little bit of Prokofiev. Then got here Copland, Mahler, Benjamin Grosvenor’s Bach-Buson Chaconne, Verdi’s “Caro nome” from Rigoletto, a wonderful jazz model of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor from Ars Longa of Havana, and extra. With sound as uncolored, crammed with life, and involving as anything I heard at Munich High End, the hour served as the proper excessive level finale to Munich High End. I am unable to wait to listen to a few of Peter’s music once more when he journeys to Port Townsend in July to put in the Lõkes for assessment.

The Icing on the Munich Cake: McGrath, Fon, Nagra, Wilson, Impex

It had been far too lengthy since I’d skilled a Peter McGrath demo, not to mention one by which the grasp recording engineer and Wilson Audio Brand Ambassador had a full hour to share his recordings. At final, on Sunday at 2pm at Munich High End 2023, Peter adopted Abby Fon (beneath) of Impex Records’ packed presentation on Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco DeLucia: Saturday Night in San Francisco 12 • 6 • 80 to spend an hour within the Nagra room enjoying a beneficiant serving to of a few of the favourite tracks that he is recorded through the years.




Each of Peter’s two displays—the primary was on Saturday—was completely different. At mine, the amount was initially too low to beat the room’s heavy black draping and fill the house. But when it was turned up on the final two picks, music crammed the room with essentially the most superb, timbrally true sound I heard at Munich High End.




Peter caught to MQA-encoded digital information performed via his laptop. Without its analog entrance finish, the system, which included the identical Nagra recorder that Peter typically makes use of, consisted of Nagra’s new Classic DAC II with discrete class-A output stage ($18,500) fed by the corporate’s Classic PSU energy provide ($16,900), Nagra’s HD preamp ($72,975), HD Amp monoblocks ($99,500/presumably for the pair), Wilson Audio Alexx V audio system (reviewed by Jim Austin in December 2021) with Lōke subwoofers (to be reviewed by moi), Shunyata Research cabling with Altaira Noise Reduction Ground Hubs, and Modulum racks and amp stands. The Alexx V audio system, I ought to add, have been owned by Nagra.




Peter started with one his most up-to-date recordings, of pianist Simon Trpčeski performing a little bit of Prokofiev. Then got here Copland, Mahler, Benjamin Grosvenor’s Bach-Buson Chaconne, Verdi’s “Caro nome” from Rigoletto, a wonderful jazz model of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor from Ars Longa of Havana, and extra. With sound as uncolored, crammed with life, and involving as the rest I heard at Munich High End, the hour served as the right excessive level finale to Munich High End. I am unable to wait to listen to a few of Peter’s music once more when he journeys to Port Townsend in July to put in the Lōkes for evaluation.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Privacy Preference Center

Necessary

This cookie is set by Google Analytics. It stores and update a unique value for each page visited and is used to count and track pageviews.

_gid , _ga

Advertising

Used by Meta to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third-party advertisers

_fbp

Analytics

This cookie is set by Google Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited and is used to count and track pageviews.

_gid , _ga

Other

Tracks when someone clicks through a Klaviyo email to your website

__kla_id

Select your currency