Wyred 4 Sound SX-1000R Power Amplifier $1799 each Review
July 11, 2017 § Leave a comment
Imaging through the SX-1000R was laterally precise to the point that on some cuts I could not only pinpoint each primary instrument accurately, but the secondary and tertiary players also occupied distinct locations across the soundfield. On the 192/24 MQA version of the Cars’ “Just What I Needed,” I could not only hear Elliot Easton’s muted rhythm guitar on the left, but also the secondary rhythm guitar that was nestled just to the right and behind Ric Ocasek’s lead vocals, in front of the drum kit in the center of the soundstage. Unlike most versions I’ve heard in which that center rhythm guitar track gets buried by the drums halfway through the cut, on this MQA version that guitar remained distinct throughout.