Bricasti Design M15 power amplifier $18,000 Review
June 23, 2018 § Leave a comment
“This pattern of less-than-ideal bass and a toned-down top end continued through a wide range of recordings. In the sublime aria “Se potessero i sospir’ miei,” from Handel’s opera Imeneo, from Philippe Jaroussky and Artaserse’s The Händel Album (24/96 WAV, Erato 33572994), timbres were true, but the high extension was darkened. As much as I appreciated the tanginess of theorbo and violins and the subdued tinkle of harpsichord, and could hear slight changes in the weight and color of countertenor Jaroussky’s voice during one long-breathed phrase, nothing shone. Jaroussky is an exquisite artist, but a key element of his brilliance was dimmed due to the Bricasti’s darker range of colors.