I’m not much of a writer but I feel the need to try to put into words the listening experience that is Merlin. I’m in the process of breaking in my first pair of TSM MMi’ s and I’m finding it hard to turn them off and walk away. They have become extremely seductive.
I know it’s a cliché but I really am discovering my music collection all over again. I am hearing them with a richness and clarity that I have never known before. I’m hearing the vibrations of the guitar and bass strings, the nearly silent inhale of a singer in-between verses.
These are a very refined and “grown-up” pair of speakers. They present music as I believe it was intended to be heard. Some recordings sound as if the person is actually behind a mic in my living room. On more than one occasion they has fooled the sensitive ears of my cat, scanning the room as he tries to figure out where that voice is coming from. I know that sounds strange, but I’ve never had a pair of speakers do that before.
The really fun thing about these speakers is how they disappear and simply leave the music to hang in your room. Yes, they sound great in the “sweet spot”, but I have found that they sound equally great in just about any other spot in my room.
I have been through a number of loudspeakers in that past two decades, and this is what I have been looking for from day one. Bobby spent the better part of an hour explaining the concept and execution of his design, and it really was an education for me. I’m very proud to be a part of the Merlin family.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bobby for his passion and dedication, and for giving me something I have been chasing for a such a long time, that I wasn’t sure if I would ever find it.
I have finally found “it”