Dan D’Agostino Progression Integrated, Wilson Sasha DAW speakers, Aqua La Voce S3 DAC, Innuos Music Server, IsoTek Mosaic Genesis Power conditioner, Kubala-Sosna Realization/Sensation Cabling

Having had components from Wilson, D’Agostino, Aqua, IsoTek, and Kubala-Sosna in my reference system, I have a good sense of their strengths. Hence, I can categorically state that, probably due to untamable room acoustics—see my previous post—the sound I heard from Alma Music & Audio’s pairing of the prototype Dan D’Agostino Progression Integrated amplifier ($18,000 base, +$2000 with phono and +$5000 with digital module) with Wilson Audio Sasha DAW speakers ($37,900/pair) and products from the companies mentioned above was not representative of what these components are capable of.

Note that the design of the forthcoming Progression integrated amplifier, due in August and shown in the photo, is not final. Offering 200W into 8 ohms / 400 into 4, the Progression integrated uses circuitry similar to that in the $40,000 Momentum HD preamp, which sounded stunning at AXPONA, and its outputs (both single-ended and balanced) are similar to those on the Progression stereo amplifier. The Progression Integrated’s optional digital module will stream Tidal and Qobuz, handle MQA, and serve as a Roon endpoint.

Also heard: Aqua La Voce S3 DAC ($4750), Innuos Zenith SE music server ($5000), IsoTek Mosaic Genesis power conditioner ($11,995), and Kubala-Sosna Realization and Sensation cabling.

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