JAPAN RANDOM PIXIES AND THOUGHTS


I'm really far too close to the recent Japanese experience and am not in the mood to put a decent review of what I heard and enjoyed...

I'd say over-dosed by audio?

Maybe... but never of music, of course.

Sure I'll share with you, folks, a true personal (universal?)  belief: technical redundancies and musical bliss not always come hand-in-hand!

Shinzo's system at his superb music-bar in Fukuoka, with BHT amp, Westrex Acoustilens speakers, EMT 930st, Marantz model 1 preamps and Revox G36s was - maybe - the best overall sound.

Kato system in Toyama was another league, so talking about viable music systems... 

Sato-san in Sapporo was so elegant, yet sound-wise, quite "slow", hi-fish/coldsih, uninvolving.

Kyohara's WE16s system in Ukiha? What a system, visually so impressive, unique!

Sound-wise?
...

Yoshihara's system and his private pole?

Impressive system, but... sound-wise?
...

A big lesson: everything sounds, yet music only seldom blossoms.

Stefano Bertoncello