Did anyone visit Shanghai Hi End show? I walked into the Tidal room attracted by the luxuriously made Agoria speakers. But the sound is simply substandard. I listened to a whom Tidal Sunray/T1 at AE for 3 years with full Tidal amplification chain. Many of us were blown away by the ultra high resolution of the system. I remember as though a whole grand piano is placed in front of me.
But the performance in Shanghai is a total disappointment. I chatted with some mainlander audiophiles. They felt the sound is very aggressive and dry. Bass is thin. Maybe the stereo amp isn't powerful enough to drive this speakers in this room. Come on, there is a cost no object Prescenio preamp in the chain.