“while not the purest of recordings (and pretty compressed with it) there’s plenty here to challenge a pair of speakers, but these take it all in their stride.”
“The external changes of the Alpha Dog really make them feel like an entirely new & unique headphone. They also feel like a high-end product manufactured by a big company (that’s supposed to be a compliment btw and not intended to sound sarcastic”
“The Direct doesn’t have a headphone preamp, but since I was given the chance to audition Meridian’s new Prime headphone amp,”
“Unlike many solid state amplifiers that produce pure class A in their first few watts and then cross over into a Class A/B bias, the AMS50 stays in pure Class A”
“The Ferguson Hill loudspeakers are full range units from 150Hz – 20KHz, with no crossover, however, a sub bass unit is required below 150Hz. They reproduce music with a high level of clarity, detail and dynamics, are highly efficient, and will go loud with just a few watts (5 watts).
“This effect was even more pronounced with the insertion of the Amp II in the system. Soundstage breadth and depth were impressive, and every song seemed to have an innate intimacy that I was not expecting it to create.”