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I was in CES 2001 with Curl and Crump and the Blowtorch and their Bar B Q amp. I isolated the Blowtorch on my sub Hertz Nimbus platform. 🤗 The next year Curl debuted his JC-1s, scaled down Bar B Qs, at CES; I isolated four count em JC-1s on Prometheans in a biamped Wisdom Audio Speaker system. Also Number Cruncher DAC. The high started its downward spiral this year. 😬
“This room used the DDR Digital System Prototype ($12,500) and the CTC Blowtorch Line stage preamp ($12,500). The digital front end and preamp sat on a unique stand using a floating counter weight from Machina Dynamica. The Wisdom Audio M-50 loudspeakers ($23,500) were driven by four of the previously mentioned Parasound JC-1 amps ($3,000 each). Cables and interconnects were all from TG Audio.”
in October of 2003 Bob Crump was doing a ’tour’ with the Blow Torch preamp + Vendetta phono stage and visited me in my old room. he had been traveling demo’ing to various people. he left the Blow Torch with me for a couple of days and i compared it to my Placette passive in my system. in my particular system at that time i thought that the Blow Torch was really great sounding and very dynamic, and maybe the Placette (passive volume control + custom Jena Labs passive switchbox) was a bit more out of the way of the music. so i did not pull the trigger to get the Blow Torch. the Vendetta was also very good but a ’push’ with my Lamm LP2 phono i had then.
Bob was a real larger than life character (in the best sense) and sadly passed away a few years later.