Hearing for the first time Steely Dan's Gaucho album thru the amazing Energy 22 Connoisseurs was just spectacular. In 1982 these retailed for $1,200. The hyper dome tweeter
is amazing and the relatively small cabinets produced a bottom end out of these small polypropylene woofers of 30Hz, seriously low. The timbre and backing keyboards were sweet sounds that I had never experienced prior to that day.
It was sooo pure and clean and of course it was vinyl. The imaging of these speakers was magical. A wide dispersion of sound filled the room urging you to place each instrument's location in your mind.
It was the Carver M-400t that pushed this masterpiece LP thru the 22's. Dubbed "the cube" the M-400t differs from the M-400a seen here on my friend Lloyd's blog, in that Bob Carver emulated a true tube amplifiers sound. It was an experience that is really what Vintage sound is all about. Even at the age of 16. Listen to "my rival" to really hear the full dynamics of this album.