Also in the new column, Santa brought me an early gift, the newish Vandersteen Treo CT's, the carbon tweeter version of the Treos. At $8400, same price as the DeVore 0/93's, I am as torn as Solomon as to which I like better. The CT's are astoundingly good, and I've got just the amps here to show them to their best. Some of you may remember how impressed I was by them at the Axpona show a few years back. Then unfortunately, the same dealer showed them last year and they blew, just nothing like the earlier show. So as I lecture, cajole, nudge, carp, and generally badger about using the right gear with the right speaker, in the right room, it pays to pay attention, and also support someone who has worked it all out so you can decide on the final decision. I told a friend that I sometimes feel like an old shoe seller, who finds the right shoe for the right foot, and not only offers one great one, but sometimes several, and then leave it to you to decide. I know, me and my bad analogies. Well, at least that one didn't center on food, as per usual. Although I will say many of you are eating McDonalds, and I want you to be eating Shake Shack. Trouble is, until you come and visit me, many of you don't know that what you've been eating is not worth the trouble. So yes, come hear these Treo CT"s. They have so much heart now, so much more emotion, I think you'll become a believer as well. I simply cannot quit playing them.
Hey, a dealer is supposed to have many loves. You can be envious. Just remember, bitter ones that some of you are, that I have paid dearly for all my loves, so I can share them with you. I don't want you buying something you'll be tired of within several months, like many of those online purchases you've made. There's great value in buying something right the first time, and enjoying it for years. When you buy a pair of 0/93's or now the Treo CT's from me, you'll have all the knowledge you need to get the best out of them. Schedule an appointment for a listen, you'll be so glad you did...(usually) Have a great day! and I can say without hesitation, if you were listening to any of the three speakers mentioned above you would be!