Radiance Audio Visual Strike a Chord
It was mostly standing room only in the Radiance Audio Visual room as visitors to the display arrived in large numbers and stayed for hours to enjoy the music and the gear.
While some came to take a look at the tantalizing door prizes that included the newly released Chord Electronics MOJO Headphone Amplifier and DAC, others were most happy to get up close and personal to a stunning high-end system in a large demo room that had been superbly treated with Vicoustic acoustic panels.
The system chosen by Radiance comprised the $44,900 Kharma Elegance Double Seven Signature speakers. These were superbly driven by a laptop feeding a $17,800 Chord Electronics DAVE Digital preamplifier/DAC and Chord Electronics SPM1200 MK2 power amp which has an RRP of $18,300.
Attention to detail to extract the superlative performance the Chord Electronics models and Kharma speakers have to offer included Analysis Plus cables. These comprised the Analysis Plus Silver Oval 6m speaker cable (3-mtre pair $1850), Oval 2 power cables (1.5 m $1200) and the XLR interconnects were the $1380 Silver Oval 1m.
This combination kept the room packed with visitors throughout the three-day event. Hallmarks of the system's sound was stunning detail from high to low frequencies, transparency, and soundstage with immense width, depth and height laced with pinpoint 3D-like imaging.
The Kharma speakers were simply presenting all the qualities the Chord Electronics models were generating and these included an effortless sense of micro and macro dynamics allied to deep, tight informative bass.
The system was so revealing a simple change of cables made an audible difference to the sound. Those reveling in the great sound made by this system left the room with an insight into what an authentic hi-end system has to offer.
For more information on any of these brands, visit Radiance Audio Visual.
Stephen Dawson started writing full time about home entertainment technology just weeks before the DVD was launched in Australia. Since then he has written several thousand product reviews amounting to millions of words for newspapers and magazines around Australia.