Under these most challenging of possible circumstances, the Kalugas still triggered all our emotional sensors. Listening at low volume says so vastly more about a hifi’s true potential than SPL orgies. It also far more convincingly closes the gap between recording and audience. High SPL for serious listening don’t work. They very quickly numb our senses. Getting truly intimate is a matter of nuance and fine cues which attract and repel like turning magnets. That’s when music matters. Here Kaluga proved to be the ultimate go between. Its capabilities to make the air in the room move and excite the ancient ear/brain connection was uncanny; and worked with any speaker we tried. Our time with Kaluga made up for the very long time we waited for Kaluga. Damn was this good! When amplifiers get out of the way like these do, there really is nothing more to say. Anything more would be about added personality and the license of an inaccurate interpreter.