TAVES Show Report – Toronto

Toronto gets its groove back. Bluebird Music and Toronto dealer Executive Stereo had room 682 rocking at Toronto’s King Edward Hotel. An affordable and incredibly musically involving system featured the brand new Spendor SP2/3R2 speakers, $4,295/pair, with Exposure’s 3010S2 $1,595 pre-amplifier and $2,895 100 watt mono-blocks. Van den Hul’s new 3T speaker wire The Cloud and 3T interconnect The Rock made the connections. Source upgrades came from the awesome Chord Electronics QBD76 high performance DAC and JA Michell Tecnodec turntable with EAR 834P phono stage. 

The Exposure 3010S2 mono-block amplifiers are based on Exposures ultra high-end MCX mono-blocks and as such deliver incredible performance at an unbeatable value. These mono-blocks are a true bargain rarely found in the high end world! Check out comments from the show below. Toronto customers can find Executive Stereo at their new location 2076 Avenue Road, Toronto, or call them at 416-927-1400.

“A well-balanced system-both in terms of the price of its components and the sound.”
 – Robert Deutsch, Stereophile TAVES show report, October 2011.

“I thought the Spendor SP2/3R2 sounded really sweet with Exposure electronics.”

[My nomination for best sound was] “JA Michelle Tecnodec with a Ortofon 2M Bronze, Exposure Electronic, and damn it if I can’t recall the speakers in the Bluebird Music room [Spendor SP2/3R2].  If you took out the expensive speaker cables (Van den Hul) the entire system was clocking in at just a little over 10K. Sounded like more… much more!”

“Great sound for what was a pretty reasonable source.”

“The Spendor SP2/3R2, one of my favorite rooms”.