The EgglestonWorks-Triangle Art room featured a ton of impressive-looking gear, much of it branded with the distinctive Triangle Art logo. The lineup included the Triangle Art Master Reference Turntable ($39,900), Triangle Art Osiris MK2 121″ tonearm ($6800), Triangle Art Apollo MC cartridge ($8000), Triangle Art Reference Tube monoblock amplifier ($17,998 each), Triangle Art Reference tube preamplifier ($17,998), Triangle Art tube phono stage ($12998), Triangle Art RHEA Reference Interconnect ($2890), Triangle Art Reference Power Cord ($2890), and Triangle Art Reference Power cable ($4990), plus the EgglestonWorks Viginti floorstanding loudspeakers ($39,900/pair).
Spinning Lightnin’ Hopkins Goin’ Away on the massive Triangle Art Master Reference Turntable, the sound was unfussy and pure—a cognitive surprise given the rather garish, faux gold appearance of the Triangle Art components. Never judge a book…
The noise floor of the Eggleston/Triangle Art setup seemed practically nonexistent, giving the recording a spooky, spectral quality. A 2013 Sony pressing of the RCA Living Stereo LP of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, with Fritz Reiner conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, emerged from a black background; this rig also magically escaped the Park Lane’s assorted room goblins. Coherent, whole, natural, non-forced and easy: Eggleston/Triangle Art communicated the essence of the music with little artifice or hi-fi filigreed effects. Even at what I considered the rig’s lower-than-ideal volume level, the music was lush and rich, yet dynamic and engaging. And fast.
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