Show Reports From: The Audio Traveler

RMAF 2014: Acoustic Sounds Gets stranglehold on Sony, show goers

RMAF 2014: Acoustic Sounds Gets stranglehold on Sony, show goers

By John Stancavage When I walked into the spacious, ground-floor Acoustic Sounds room at RMAF, head honcho Chad Kassem had just cued up Dave Brubeck’s jazz chestnut “Take Five.” As often as this track gets played, I never get tired of it, but it rarely locks me into my seat, either. So, I listened for […]

RMAF 2014: Audeze shows High-Z

RMAF 2014: Audeze shows High-Z

Audeze has showing off a brand-new headphone concept: the High Z. At 1,200Ω impedance, that’s very high-Z, indeed. This is a prototype, in case that wasn’t obvious, so there’s nothing on availability or price, though I did hear that the Audeze folks were thinking about OTL tube amps, or current-mode amps like the Bakoon, as potential […]

RMAF 2014: Resonessence Labs

RMAF 2014: Resonessence Labs

Resonessence Labs is well-known around these parts, and has been enjoying considerable success in the computer audio market leveraging their extremely well-regarded Invicta DAC. That DAC, based on the ESS9018 chipset, supports all the latest file formats, up to and including double DSD. The newest addition to the line is called Mirus, and swaps the headphone […]

RMAF 2014: DeVore Fidelity and the coming apocalypse

RMAF 2014: DeVore Fidelity and the coming apocalypse

You are alone. Night is coming, quickly, like a wave leading the tide; it’s rolling forward now, from a horizon hidden by the line of trees. There are sounds. Dusk sounds. The rising chorus of crickets. Some birds. A call that could be an owl, but with the echoing along the tree line, the cry […]

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  • Audeze Prototype Z, Stax and the new Fostex TH500RP – RMAF 2014 October 24, 2014
    Fostex is the grandfather of the classic DIY planar magnetic headphone T50RP, which has inspired many enthusiasts to tinker with their cans and even spark a few up and coming […]
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  • Moon Audio – RMAF 2014 October 22, 2014
    Moon Audio always brings the goods to any show. Being a online retailer provides owner/operator Drew Baird a few liberties when it comes to the brands he can represent. Without […]
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  • Peachtree Audio, Zu and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – RMAF 2014 October 21, 2014
    An alternate line for the title could have also been “Zu Audio, Peachtree and the art of playing yourself through method acting”. Neither of these statements make much sense but […]
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  • CanJam Run-Through | RMAF 2014 October 19, 2014
    It may be shaky. It may be a “little” underproduced. But if you have ever wondered what its like to walk the floor of Rocky Mountain Audiofest’s CanJam then now […]
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  • Noble Audio – RMAF 2014 October 18, 2014
    Noble Audio could be found at almost every headphone-centric audio show across the country this year. Co-owner Brannan Mason has been sharing the benefits of the company’s diverse product line […]
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  • The new Marantz HD DAC1 and Denon DA 10 – RMAF 2014 October 17, 2014
    Rocky Mountain Audiofest was graced with the audio-loving D+M group this year. Perhaps most well known for their home theater applications, both Marantz and Denon brands had a few new tricks up […]
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