Auditorium 23 is as much research & development, experimenting and pioneering as production. It was established in 1980 and is owned and operated by Keith Aschenbrenner.
Those who have followed the history of Single-ended amplification and high efficiency loudspeakers certainly know of… and refer to A23 as an important cultural icon of classic design theory. If you have an appreciation for direct and immediate sound, both from your loudspeakers and your analogue, with a nod towards the sound of classic hi-fidelity, this is absolutely for you.
..one of the most stunning portrayals of the analogue kingdom I have ever heard – breathtaking! The vocal sheen and sibilance were gone and in its place was real flesh-and-blood vocal magic. The arm now conveyed music that was warmer, darker and fuller without losing any of the detail and snappiness that made it so engaging in my system. The notes became more liquid and fragrant too. Fed by the Auditorium 23…
The step-up transformers, between your tonearm and your phono-pre, previously have been considered a type of compromise, (marrying moving coil cartridges to moving magnet phono stages in your system)… the A23 have been proven in our clients systems to surpass by a long shot the performance of active mc stages.
“I want to drop you a quick thank-you note for being so courteous and thoughtful late Friday night. I sincerely was not expecting your hospitality, especially so close to your closing. I am impressed that you started up the VTLs for me even though there really wasn’t any time to full take them in, or…”