Angie's Awesome Audiophile Affair

Angie's Awesome Audiophile Affair

I was invited this week to a friend's party celebrating 40 years in the audio business as well as five years in her new location and a very special birthday. Three birds with one stone. To Toronto I was called, to Toronto I flew. 

The celebration was magnificent. The celebrant, Angie Lisi, has been in this crazy business 40 years, owned and operated several of the very best high end stores in Toronto, including Angie's Audio Corner, which recently merged with her other superb store, American Sound of Canada. What a powerhouse of the very best in high end audio.

Angie represents Audio Research Corporation, Focal, Jeff Rowland, Boulder, Bergmann Audio, Sonus Faber, Esoteric, Avantgarde, Sutherland, Bel Canto, Transparent Cable, Audioquest, Phasemation, Meridian Audio, Rega Research, Basis Audio, Audio Physic, Questyle, to mention a few! Recently acquired: Brodman Acoustic and EgglestonWorks loudspeakers. 

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (four-movement version) — Rattle/Berliner Philharmoniker

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (four-movement version) — Rattle/Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic continue to be top of the classical music pile. They boast a full complement of recordings that sell extremely well and the orchestra’s own benchmark digital delivery system, the Digital Concert Hall. The ‘Hall’ is sponsored big time by Deustche Bank and is state of the art in HD, production and direction. That it has the world’s greatest orchestra and finest conductors doesn’t hurt, either.

Rattle can (and does) conduct and record whatever he likes — a testament to his incredible musicianship, the love the players have for him and the esteem in which he is held by recording companies. Everyone wants Rattle.