AVM and PMC
were, as last year, playing various products to a timetable, published
outside their room. A great idea to get through several products in the
day. Unfortunately I was on a tight schedule this year, so only
managed to make one visit, missing out on the opportunity to hear the
new PMC cor integrated amp.
So when we hit this room the rather
beautifully built (but £12k!) AVM all in one machine was playing into a
set of FACT8 floorstanders - probably a good financial match for the
source unit. Its a big room this, and I thought the FACTs might struggle
a little. But no, they acquitted themselves very well indeed. This is
not the first time I've heard the 8s, but it is the first time with the
AVM electronics, and it was a good pairing, rather like the AVM and
Twenty5.26 heard at Munich. The FACTs still tending towards a dry and
reserved kind of performance, but no doubting their ability to play a
tune and make the best of the details being provided by the electronics.
A nice match.
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