P.O. Box 661
Livingston, MT 59047
The Serious Stereo 1-watt amplifier. Not much to look at, but a lot to listen to! These amplifiers were getting a lot of exposure throughout the show (Cain & Cain room among others) and had generated a bit of a stir. Very expensive, but what music. On Sunday the little Serious Stereo 1-watt monoblock amplifiers from Dennis Fraker were in use ($11k the pair, and that is for the best 1-watt you will ever need, if you got the right speakers) and they sounded really, really good. Very musical!
Here's what I said in closing out my photo coverage on Audio Asylum.com: "And last but far from least, the most mesmerizing musical presentation I encountered all weekend. Dennis 'The Tube Wrangler' hails from Livingston/Montana. I've heard his very special SETs before but mated to this new speaker now, I encountered amazing texture, dynamics, detail, delicacy and drama. The industrial quality build may not help in situations that require domestic diplomacy but the musical elegance simply must be heard to be appreciated. After hours, we listened to Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler duel it out. Then we tried some Alison Krauss before moving on to some very rowdy Country (and Western!) fare. The name of the firm? Serious Stereo. When I first caught that name, I also caught my eyes rolling upward. But after two hours of listening, I had a big grin on my face. If I had room for a third system and my checkbook could have taken the hit (I'm thinking around $10k for an amp and a tad more for the speakers), I might have made a deal there and then." read the entire article here
It is important to bear in mind that the amplifier does not work alone. It must
mate with a speaker. The interface of energy at the voice coil is all important.
It is the appropriateness of that energy that determines the end result. When the
amplifier and voice coil are in complete synchronicity there is magic. Contined>