No: Zen MINI TORII SEX
Impressions: May 2009
in hobby:: 50
search for the lost chord has led me to one of the most
gifted audio engineers I have found. I started recording
music more than 50 yrs ago when a new technology, mag
tape replaced wire...
forward to the point of discovering my Mark Levinson
and Krell did not capture the nuances the way Steve's
designs are capable of when matched with appropriate
brings us to the Mini Torii. In one room I was using
a Benchmark DAC 1 into Decware CSP2 preamp driving a
Zen Taboo with Hornshoppe horns...(using a tubed
impedance matching buffer for ed's sub).
was firmly convinced that this setup, room, acoustics
and sound could not be improved upon. I then tried the
Mini Torii in this system. I was floored that I could
get better bass and even better synergy when I switched
to the Mini Torii!
could use all the hyperbole that one finds with "audiophiles".....but
the bottom line is the Mini Torii makes music alive
and infectious.....it's real. Most music has an underlying
bass run... the Mini Torii captures it with clarity
and timing. It is lightning fast and solid. You can
always have detail but to have it with texture and slam
is very special. With the right speakers this is
one of the best amps I have ever heard, period.
It'll show you why music is addictive. The price is
a steal and it's a must have.
all about music"