The dCS Vivaldi system made its debut at the Hong Kong High End Audio Show a few weeks ago.
It will appear in New York this month or next. At US$110,000, how much would it be a step up from the Scarlatti system, which is the current flagship? With the equipment and environment at the audio show, the performance was less than stellar. The other room with the Esoteric P-02/D-02 system with Chario speakers outshined the dCS. Really need to test it on the same amps / speakers to tell the difference. Not expecting anyone to use it with headphones, but would be interesting to know how it would synergize (or otherwise) with a Stax headphone system if anyone with this budget bothers to try out. After all, you can buy 25 pairs of SR009, or 25 BHSEs, or 55 pairs of LCD3s at that price.
Edited by googleli - 8/28/12 at 9:20am