Stars Align - Constellation Audio assembles an engineering dream team to design its stellar debut system.
The formation of Constellation Audio in 2008 sent audiophiles' expectations sky high. The Southern California company's founders, Australia-based financiers Murali Murugasu and David Payes, launched the venture on the heels of their success with Continuum Audio Labs, producer of a $150,000 reference turntable system that attained legendary status among aficionados. "There was a lot of pressure on Constellation, because the [Continuum] turntable achieved such fame so quickly", recalls Murugasu, now CEO and president of Constellation. "We knew that whatever we came out with next would be judged against it, so we had to develop something that sonically was on a different level."