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RMAF 2014: Usher Audio USA and Pass Labs

RMAF 2014: Usher Audio USA and Pass Labs

“Sorry, no Tannoys this time,” the folks from Pass Labs teased in the hall, referencing the last time we crossed paths at CAS, “but it still sounds great.” I made a show of pouting over the fact that no one had brought their homebuilt monstrosities, but really I was feeling pretty ok with it. After […]

RMAF 2014: Sonist still smokin’, with George-Warren and deHavilland

RMAF 2014: Sonist still smokin’, with George-Warren and deHavilland

Jonny Wilson has resaddled the Sonist and brought the brand back to market, now a couple of years since the passing of founder Randy Bankert. And that is a mighty fine thing. The thing in question is “compact, high-efficiency loudspeakers”. Interestingly, this is no longer a widespread thing — which is a shame, because low(-er) […]

RMAF 2014: Hi-Fi Fostex

RMAF 2014: Hi-Fi Fostex

Fostex really needs no introduction. Any DIYer worth his or her salt is familiar with their drivers; headphone aficionados will, at the very least, be familiar with the brand, both “directly” and not (MrSpeakers’ modified Fostex ‘phones being an excellent case in point), and of course, Fostex has been a household name to recording professionals since […]

RMAF 2014: Astell & Kern Bring the Shiny

RMAF 2014: Astell & Kern Bring the Shiny

In addition to their table downstairs in Can Jam, Astell & Kern were also hosting a veritable garden of delights in their room in the Atrium. There was apparently just too much shiny to fit in one place. I ponied up for the nickel tour. The AK500N, A&K’s non-portable music server, has been the object […]

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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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  • SVS – RMAF 2014 October 16, 2014
    I had a free moment to check out the SVS room this year at Rocky Mountain Audiofest. Some of this company’s efforts into the loudspeaker market have shown some real […]
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  • Ultimate Ears and the Magical Process of Creating a CIEM – RMAF 2014 October 15, 2014
    Michael Dias of Ultimate Ears has a voice that could calm a wild beast. Honestly, his delivery is so soothing I would probably fall asleep if what he was saying […]
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  • ALO Audio, Beyerdynamic and The New Woo Portable – RMAF 2014 October 14, 2014
      ALO Audio has been touting their new Studio Six flagship headphone amplifier ($3,900) at RMAF’s Canjam for a few year’s now, but this was the first year their vinyl-loving […]
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