Show Reports From: Audio Traveler

Newport 2015: MrSpeakers

Newport 2015: MrSpeakers

It’s not news that MrSpeakers is waving a goodbye to the hacked Fostex models that made them famous. THE Show was the final bow for the Dog Kennel, with Mad Dogs making their last appearance on the show circuit. The new hotness from Dan Clark is the ETHER ($1499) that Josh Emmons gushed about in […]

Newport 2015: Dynaudio

Newport 2015: Dynaudio

by Rafe Arnott Digital amps and active speakers. Now combine the two. I’m neither a big fan of digital amps (other than the difficult to classify Devialet amps which are slaved to one watt of pure Class-A power) or active speakers, so these Dynaudio’s aren’t my Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but they bring an awful lot to the […]

Newport 2015: VPI

Newport 2015: VPI

There’s something unique about T.H.E. Show. It’s a real party. It’s not just that it seems to be packed with the most out there exhibits on the US audio show circuit. It’s the fact that it’s just so much of a good time that everyone wants to get in on the party — even when […]

Newport 2015: Precision Transducer Engineering

Newport 2015: Precision Transducer Engineering

I’ve been doing the arm-twisting song and dance about PTE’s speakers since before I even started the show-report gig. After getting hooked on their Statement speaker back in 2012, I changed my show addiction to their smaller, stand-mounted speakers. 2013’s Phoenix SG ($9500) remains unchanged this year, and the show performance was as consistently ear-popping […]

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  • MrSpeakers ETHER Headphone Review June 29, 2015
    By Matt Poe Fit Finish and Build Quality I have not encountered many problems with regard to quality control with previous MrSpeaker’s products, but of course this is a ground […]
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  • The Apogee Duet – Review June 24, 2015
    By Michael Liang Ask any self-proclaimed audiophile and they will likely tell you they would love to take their entire Hi-Fi system with them when traveling for business or for […]
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  • Images From The Edge – T.H.E. Show Newport 2015 June 13, 2015
    There was a ton of things to see and hear at the big Newport show this year. I was able to snag a few photos of the big, unusual and […]
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  • Focal Sopra No2 – T.H.E. Show Newport 2015 June 10, 2015
    While the French-based Focal usually packs the biggest impression at audio shows with its Grand Utopia ($80k/pair) in a large room, this new smaller (but far from inexpensive) pair of […]
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  • The New Zu Omen Mk II – T.H.E. Show Newport 2015 June 8, 2015
    The budget friendly Zu Omen has gone through a few changes over the years. An official “Mk2″ version was released into the public’s eye at T.H.E. Show in Newport. While the Omen […]
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