“That sound real,” I thought as I approached the room shared by Oracle, Burmester, and Genesis. “It sounds just like Canadian singer Anne Bisson,” whom I had heard live at an SSI concert in Montreal a couple of years ago.
Stepping into the room, I was confronted by, yes, the real Anne Bisson, who was duetting with herself on one of the tracks from her Blue Mind LP on Fidelio.
It is a tribute to the system, which featured the new Genesis G5.3 speakers ($26,500/pair) — a development of the 5.2 that I reviewed in February 2006 — driven by a Burmester 909 Mk.5 power amplifier ($69,995), with the album played on an Oracle Delphi turntable, that I wasn’t at first able to discern which Anne Bisson was singing live and which was recorded.
ANNE BISSON SINGS FOR AUDIOPHILES
Grant Clauser, Product Reviews And Reports Information, October 18, 2011
Over a weekend we visited the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, Co, to hear what was the ultimate in the audiophile world. This is fundamentally a two-channel eventuality dominated by unusual receptive to advice systems as well as ardent followers. While a attendees have been ardent about their listening equipment, what they’re some-more spooky with is music. And that’s because it shouldn’t be a warn to confront a recording artist during a event.
Over in the Demo section for Oracle Audio (Turntables) and Induction Dynamics (Speakers), we found ourselves listening to the poetic voice of Anne Bisson, a Montreal-based vocalist who mixes customary jazz sadness with a soft-rock repertoire. Turning around in my seat, there was Ms. Bisson herself, signing CDs. What a undiluted eventuality to find out what a recording artist thinks of a audiophile village which embraces her.
TORONTO TAVES 2011 COVERAGE
Canada Hi-Fi, October 10, 2011
Canada’s Oracle Audio had a room that contained The Vienna Acoustics Klimt The Kiss speakers along with every product they make. The highlight,though, was seeing singer Anne Bisson there and hearing her new release, Portraits & Perfumes, on LP and CD, using Oracle’s CD player and turntable, of course. Comparing the two formats was interesting. In our opinion, the LP won out by having just a little more presence and soul. What was also surprising was the LP’s lack of surface noise and the fact that it was pressed in Montreal, Bisson’s hometown.
TORONTO TAVES 2011 COVERAGE
Soundstage Magazine, October 10, 2011
[…] LP and CD, using Oracle’s CD player and turntable, of course. Comparing the two formats was interesting. In our opinion, the LP won out by having just a little more presence and soul. What was also surprising was the LP’s lack of surface noise and the fact that it was pressed in Montreal, Bisson’s hometown.
ANNE BISSON AND ORACLE
Robert Deutsch, Stereophile, October 2, 2011
Borrowing a page from the Montreal Salon Son & Image—and, previous to that, the Stereophile Hi-Fi shows—TAVES featured live music. Singer/pianist Anne Bisson performed at King Edward’s Lounge on Friday and Saturday. Her latest LP/CD was also being played in a number of rooms, and was available for sale. In the Oracle room you had a choice of whether to listen to the LP or the CD. When I was there, the preference seemed to be overwhelmingly for the LP.