Show Reports From: The Audio Traveler

AXPONA 2015: Gingko, Wells, LampizatOr, Dana Cable

AXPONA 2015: Gingko, Wells, LampizatOr, Dana Cable

I’ve been hanging out in Gingko Audio rooms at shows since about 2006, and I’ve heard at least umpteen-dozen of their show setups since then. I almost always dig them. I dug them back when they were fashioning cardboard tubes into Tubulus Speakers. I dug them when they were hooking accelerometers up to audio gadgets […]

High End 2015: dCS

High End 2015: dCS

Ran into John Quick (US importer for dCS) while ogling the new dCS Rossini DAC, and he gave me the scoop on this new beauty. This DAC will be bumping out the Scarlatti, if I recall correctly, and will be expanded into a full line forthwith. The Rossini can be ordered two ways, itself an interesting […]

AXPONA 2015: Classic Audio, Atma-Sphere, Purist Audio Design

AXPONA 2015: Classic Audio, Atma-Sphere, Purist Audio Design

Scot Hull likes to accuse me of being too negative. I keep trying to tell him that I’m not negative, it’s just that people keep shoving half-empty glasses at me. He tells me that I should try to concentrate on what I like. I tell him that I really like complaining. That’s usually about when […]

High End 2015: Nagra Audio

High End 2015: Nagra Audio

Nagra Audio was showing off a new amplifier – the Classic (€14,500) – which replaces the outgoing MSA amplifier I reviewed here. The Classic retains the Class A bias and switching PSU that characterized the friendly MSA, but adds a larger PSU with dramatically increased capacitance, even as it delivers the same 100wpc. Bridging the […]

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  • The Big (& Crazy) Loudspeaker Roundup – AXPONA 2015 May 8, 2015
    At each show we at Audio-Head like to highlight all the fun and fantastical, big, over-the-top or just downright awe-inspiring loudspeakers we come across. In addition to the [Outstanding 12th […]
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  • The Resonessence Labs Herus Mini – AXPONA 2015 May 6, 2015
    While Resonessence Labs doesn’t frequent the personal audio show circuit as often as some, they did have a new product prototype to show off at this year’s Ear Gear Expo […]
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  • The Calyx PaT (updated) – AXPONA 2015 May 6, 2015
    When we caught up with Calyx at [CES] the budget DAC/Headphone amplifier was still very much in a prototype form. The newest update here catches up with it at a nearly complete […]
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  • The New AK Jr. from Astell & Kern – AXPONA 2015 May 5, 2015
    One of the biggest surprises for personal audio at AXPONA was the early arrival of the new AK Jr. from digital audio player company Astell and Kern. A press release […]
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  • Quintessence Audio and the Astounding 12th Floor – AXPONA 2015 May 1, 2015
    Those that frequent the pages of Audio-Head.com no doubt know that we like to focus a little more on the “obtainable” products of hifi and less on the aspirational side […]
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