What I heard from the title track of Leonard Cohen’s valedictory album, You Want It Darker, was an abject lesson in leaving one’s prejudices at the door: The sound was wider in frequency range than one might expect from a single 8″ driver, and far more dramatic/dynamic than the uninitiated would think possible from a 20W system. But that’s just sound, and that’s not what held my attention while listening to this system: All I could think of was the strange beauty of the choral arrangement, the meanings of the words, the emotional emotionlessness of the delivery, and every association I have with this artist after more than a half century as a Leonard Cohen fan. I even started to cry a little. Gear can do that is extraordinary.
Art’s Second Report from CAF by Art Dudley (Sterephile: Nov 5, 2017)