Chris and I are in somewhat more agreement when it comes to the sound of the sexy-looking Red Dragon. This is a warm, euphonic design. It restores the breath and feeling to Kremer’s Bach, the ambience and humanity to Nina Simone, and most but not all of the depth to the Adés, albeit not with the transparency of the Kharma. Though it is powerful, the Leviathan does not bring to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs disc the cannon-shot-like bass of the NuForce or Cary designs, but it sounds much more like a real drum kit, and the acoustic guitar has more warmth, body, and texture. On the downside I found the bass and treble sounded as if cut from a different sonic cloth than the midrange—a little fat and leaden down bottom, and, like so many Class Ds, both rolled and a bit strange and unpleasant-sounding up top.