Home  |  High-End Audio Reviews  |  Audiophile Shows  |  Partner Mags  |  Industry News  |  Search       
Enjoy the Music.com High-End Audio Equipment Reviews & News



Capital Audiofest (CAF) 2016 Show Report
Capital Audiofest (CAF) 2016 Show Report
The Voice That Is
Report By Kemper Holt


  Any room featuring Tidal speakers has the potential to be at the top! When Doug White, who runs The Voice That Is, is involved you can bet hours of setup will result in a beautiful room both aesthetically and sonically. Doug displayed the Tidal Diacera G2 speakers ($39,990 per pair) in a stunning glossy wood finish being driven by Tidal electronics, Preos-D preamp ($31,990) and Impulse Dual Mono Stereo amplifier ($32,290). I heard the digital front-end when I visited, an Aurender N10 server ($7999) feeding a Bricasti M1se DAC ($10,000), with the analog gear including a Brinkman Audio Spyder turntable ($12,000), Brinkman 10.5 tonearm ($5490), and a Brinkman EMT-ti cartridge ($3990).



The system could be described as solid, precise, detailed, vocals were floated in the center, and bass was powerful and taut (the REL was not used during my visit). Doug's room was filled most of the time, but I got the super sweet spot chair and just reveled in the portrayal of a full orchestra. The soundscape was wider than the speaker's physical location with good depth, no edge on strings, and proper bite from the horn section. It was easy to forget about the equipment and follow the interpretation of the piece.




---> Back to CAF 2016 show report homepage.






































Quick Links

Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews

Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc

Superior Audio Archives
Ultra High-End Audio Reviews

Enjoy the Music.TV

Editorials By Tom Lyle
Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Viewpoint By Steven R. Rochlin
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles

Show Reports
High End Munich 2018 Show Report
AXPONA 2018 Show Report
CanJam SoCal 2018 Show Report
CanJam NYC 2018 Show Report
Capital Audiofest (CAF) 2017 CanMania
TAVES 2017 Toronto Show Report
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2017
CanJam 2017 Denver RMAF
LAAS 2017 Show Report
KL International AV 2017 Show Report
Click here for previous shows.

Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty

Resources And Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions
High-End Audio Manufacture Links


Daily Industry News

High-End Audio News & Information

Partner Magazines
The Absolute Sound
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HiFi Media
Hi-Fi World
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine

For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics

Contests & Join Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!

Our Social Media & Video Channel




Home  |  Sitemap  |  Industry News  |  Equipment / Music Reviews  |  Press Releases  |  About Us  |  Contact Us


All contents copyright  1995 - 2018  Enjoy the Music.com
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.