The Hallograph is an amazingly
worthwhile and effective device. I've had it in my system for a couple of weeks of heavy
listening and am hooked (no break-in required). In my system, the soundstage became
deeper and wider, images gained in intensity and size, while high frequency extremes lost
some stridence. Information retrieval (or should I say "unmasking") goes up a
notch, as details that were previously masked by room reactions reclaim their prominence
in the mix. Vocals gain in intelligibility and clarity. Importantly, it appears to be very
neutral, or evenhanded, if you will, in its impact across the spectrum -- nothing pushed
at you or rolled off to create an artificial sense of impact. Quite the opposite, in fact
-- the whole musical presentation seems to be naturally set in its recording venue to a
The cumulative impact of all this
is to peel off a previously unobserved thin layer of glaze from the music. It just has a
fresher feel, closer to lifelike. If you've ever ridden a bicycle in a rural setting right
after the rain, the air has a glorious, exhilarating dimension, scrubbed clean.
Subjectively for me, that's the best way to sum up what the Hallograph does.