- Sep 8, 2021
The thing that stroked me as strange is that on top of the ATC power amps who control the active system (is there,on the boards on the sides) there is a Chord power amp with unknown use.I didn't visit the Paris Audio Video Show 2 weeks ago, for the first time in many years (approximately 40 y) . I feel a bit fed up with all the "audiophilia nervosia" and mega bucks systems which are no better, and sometimes worse, than much cheaper ones.
Considering the ATC/ Chord exhibition, this is an obvious example of an overpriced system, which could have been better and (a little) less expensive if the active version of this excellent speaker has been chosen, paired with all good ATC electronics instead of the ugly -to my taste-and massively overpriced Chord electronics, for probably better results.
I profoundly dislike the direction taken by Chord towards hype and blingbling design and prices, a pity when one remembers the Chord early years, focusing on serious and innovative studio grade power amps.
Maybe for display only?