Today with my friends Matthias and Giovanni, we visited Pietro's place...
Our perfect host is a long time music and audio lover and the proud owner of several nice pieces of gears: Montagna top of the line speakers, Be Yamamura Dionisio and amps/preamp, disk transport and DAC, Goldmund Apologue, Sakuma/Concord, Audio Tekne, Shindo Monbrison, Swiss Physics and Goldmund electronics... Pluto and Graham arms... and discs, discs, discs...
Montagna awesome building quality... majestic sound, with an excellent mid and high and a just fine low-end, possibly needing some further set-up attention to be up-to-par with upper ways.
The best of the crop in a classy environment... seldom seen and heard beauties, indeed.
P.S. - I'm truly, sincerely amused... no: baffled and bemused! about how some forums-wannabes (who quite often never, ever listened to any serious set-up) still insist to call horns and wideband speakers as intercoms or PA speakers!
Everyone using something different from a B&W or an Avalon is labelled as a lunatic.
Disturbing flat-earth homogenising audio...
Ignorance and biased opinions reign... my humble five cents: don't simply read and trust magazines, forums, blogs or assorted webzines!
Untired and unashamed, I suggest everyone to play a musical instrument (it's never too late), listen to live music, USE YOUR OWN EARS listening to more top audio-systems you can and trust whatever please you, folks!
Happy New Year everyone.