You are most welcome, Mike. Although somewhat brief it gives an idea about what is driving the mastermind behind Tidal Audio.
Due to personal circumstances I have not been able to give additional feedback as regards my LA/Kondo system. Hopefully this will change in the near future. But I can say this for now: the Kondo Kagura’s have played for around 1750 hours and the three Tripoint emperor mk ii ground cables are fully burned in. The current combination of (i) utterly transparent (or ‘silent’) transducers like the Tidal LA’s, (ii) the incredible refinement and unmechanicalness of the Kondo (pre)amps and (iii) an extremely low noisefloor and all the other sonic benefits of the various Tripoint emperor components yields a (music) presentation at a level that I have never experienced before.
Does this all imply a more or less perfect reproduction? Of course not. Can the system be bettered? Sure it can. Any ideas about how to achieve this? Sure, but I will share these plans somewhere in the future with you.
Although in Dutch attached you can find a commentary of a Dutch audio reviewer regarding his visit to the Tidal factory. It contains several - glowing - descriptions of his experiences with the La Assoluta loudspeakers in the dedicated Tidal audio room in Cologne.