Vermeer Audio took their venture very seriously. I repeatedly shout out, how everything starts with the packaging and the rest should follow up. The feeling of utmost dedication was thoroughly followed with everything connected with the TWO.
It's not an easy challenge to take upon a quest to create the 21st century DAC. Add the analog preamplifier and it becomes even more complex affair.
Yet... with, TWO, the Vermeer Audio did a splendid job, from inside out and I was pleasantly surprised and impressed from the very first encounter. A la française quality and dedication radiate around every inch of TWO. Sleekly brushed enclosure and monumental, curved solid aluminum front plate instantly beam that extra, luxurious appeal, that slowly, but surely becomes an integral part of upper echelon high-end audio products.
Vermeer Audio is calling the TWO universal control center and it certainly represents the audiophile digital/analog hub that can handle multiplex digital inputs with ease.
The TWO's inner core is highly organic by nature, but even more unexpectedly, the TWO's startling transparency is not canceling out the proper rendition of timbre, tone, and color. That alone is another rare feature, worthy of highlighting and putting into the perspective for anyone that is in search of a product like TWO.
The overlaying quality of sonic performance, technical inner heart, and highly stylish aesthetics go hand in hand. All three virtues are of the upper echelon equilibrium.
I've highly enjoyed Vermeer Audio's Universal Control Center during the evaluation. The TWO performed flawlessly and with a grander portion of involving factor, then I've expected.
Like with blending of Haute Couture French wines that maximize the expression of wines, the 6021 NOS dual-triode tubes add just the right amount of richer contour to balance the sound with harmoniously.
The massive aluminum front panel is also unapologetically-curvy French and bold in appearance. It seamlessly to the story of elegance and seduction.
The TWO should cater technically inclined audiophiles as well as the music lovers, that simply want to instantly impress into their beloved music repertoire.