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CES 2015: Acoustic Zen and Triode Corp crack space, let in the monsters

CES 2015: Acoustic Zen and Triode Corp crack space, let in the monsters

I am entirely suspicious of Twin Audio‘s Santy Oropel and Acoustic Zen‘s Robert Lee. Neither gentleman is exactly sporting Incredible Hulk physiques, yet someone had to move those massive speakers and equally massive amplifiers both into and out of that demo room at the Venetian Hotel. Given that each of the four components is on […]

CES 2015: DeVore Fidelity, a new Gibbon, and a ride with The Driver

CES 2015: DeVore Fidelity, a new Gibbon, and a ride with The Driver

It was 9 p.m. Time to go and The Driver was ready. A quick shuffling. Half of us were pointed one way, the others went to the other car. DeVore had been rather deliberately vague. If Darko had any idea of what was about to unfold, he gave no sign. We found ourselves ushered outside into […]

CES 2015: Pass Labs and a suite full of new gear

CES 2015: Pass Labs and a suite full of new gear

Pass Laboratories doesn’t really “do” audio shows. Sure, you can find their amps at AXPONA, T.H.E. Show, RMAF and others. In fact, it’s damn near impossible to not find them at shows. But they don’t show up. That is, neither designer Wayne Colburn nor CEO Desmond Harrington will be there. No, if you wanna catch up with them — or with what’s […]

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  • Odds and (the) End(s) Part 3 – CES 2015 January 22, 2015
    This wrap up report will end with the tale of three little DACs that are going to market. The first is a successor to one of the more popular decoders […]
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  • Odds and (the) End(s) Part 2 – CES 2015 January 22, 2015
    Manley has been on the audiophile map as a tube amplifier manufacturer for quite some time now. The US-based factory is housed on the west coast and ships internationally. The […]
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  • Odds and (the) End(s) Part 1 – CES 2015 January 22, 2015
    The Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas is big.  Its so big that it is nearly impossible for one individual to cover all things audio and still be able to get […]
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  • Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Moment – CES 2015 January 20, 2015
    A trip through the Bang & Olufsen room at CES is more than just a quick glance at a few new high definition TVs. The entire black on black space feels […]
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  • The PeachTree Sona DAC, Amp and Shift Portable – CES 2015 January 16, 2015
    New things, new things! Budget-friendly Peachtree Audio was out and about within the Venetian, doing that thing that they have always done so well – keeping things real in a […]
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  • Astell & Kern’s AK500N Audio Player – CES 2015 January 15, 2015
    Astell & Kern have primarily been known for producing high performance DAPs, even long before Pono made its way into the spotlight. Their recent flagship called AK240 is currently one […]
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