Stereophile, October 1996— Best Sound of Show
"Unlike last year’s Los Angeles Show where three rooms were tied for “Best Sound at the Show,” there was a clear winner in New York: the room sponsored by Wilmington, Delaware dealer Overture featuring the Avalon Osiris/Spectral/MIT/ASC “2C3D” system."
--John Atkinson, "First We Take Manhattan," Volume 19, No. 10, October 1996
"Oh, Now I Get It: The ultracostly Avalon Osiris [as part of the 2C3D Reference system] loudspeaker wasn’t that great at its press introduction some time ago, but the demo at HI-FI ‘96 made bevievers out or us. In a word, fantastic. It had the richness of timbre and dynamic shading missing in the initial effort. Now a certifiable work of art."
--Jonathan Scull, "First We Take Manhattan," Volume 19, No. 10, October 1996
And, last but not least, the $72,000 Avalon Osiris, driven by Spectral and MIT, once again proved that the “2C3D” approach can create a system whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Simply breathtaking.
--Robert J. Reina, "First We Take Manhattan," Volume 19, No. 10, October 1996