Our new listening rooms are finished and ready to start life which means today is the end of one era and the beginning of another. I am not sure whether to be sad or excited. I suppose it’s a bit of both. The fact that I have been stressing over what musical piece will be the last played in Music Room One is probable evidence it’s the former emotion at stake.
Music Room One has a long and very personal history for me. Well more than a decade ago I staked my claim on a patch of real estate in our warehouse and we built a free-standing room to serve as our reference lab and musical showcase. That room has hosted Avalons, Magnepans, Revels, and finally the IRSV. It’s also hosted and entertained hundreds upon hundreds of visitors and dignitaries.
And now she’s the last bastion standing in an empty building waiting for new occupants. Today is her last day of operation and tomorrow she finds her new home.
Our aspirations are for a better audio experience yet better is a word that is too encompassing.
The fact of the matter is that it will never be the same—a true double-edged sword.
PS engineer Darren Myers and I posted a video you might want to watch. Go here to see the last of Music Room One and the first of its new home.
I’ll keep you updated on the progress of the move.