We are no strangers to this equipment lineup! Through Dan Wright of Modwright we have had the pleasure of having our product paired with Daedalus Audio, Zesto Audio, and WyWires on many occasions! It is always exciting to have multiple Made in America companies come together! The conversation for VPI joining this system started with a conversation with Lou Hinkley, the craftsman and mastermind of Daedalus Audio. We had talked about an HR-X but for those who have seen an HR-X, that is a table with a foot print and weight that isn’t always the most show friendly for the exhibitor. This led to us discussing the Aries 3D. The Aries 3D has the ascetic and near performance of the HR-X while being more compact and manageable for a show. Not to mention, it is one of my personal favorites since the table was originally named after me (yes I’m the Aries of the family!).This was extra exciting for us to have at The Newport Show since the Aries 3D never received the proper send off it deserved. The Aries 3D was supposed to be a 2014 CES product launch showcasing the Aries with a 10 or 12 inch JMW 3D arm. However, UPS had other plans and the table never made it to CES (and took almost a month to get back to our factory) and consequently fell a bit to the wayside. Seeing and hearing the Aries 3D in full form in this system made our day and left Jane and myself stuck in the room longer than expected. That and hanging out with Lou is always worth lingering in a room longer! We were also lucky enough to have Alex Sventitsky of WyWires break in the Aries 3D ahead of time. It makes such a difference having a system with every part broken in and performing the way its suppose to instead of the false sound you get when any product is straight out of the box.
The attitudes of Dan, Lou, Alex, and George match the sound of this room. Relaxed, natural, warm, and enjoyable! We are looking forward to having our tables paired up with this combination of equipment again in the future and for anyone wondering if these products work/jive with each other, they sure do!!