Show Reports From: The Audio Traveler

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 […]

AXPONA 2015: Brokenpress Design+Fabrication

AXPONA 2015: Brokenpress Design+Fabrication

Not everything at an audio show has to sound good. That makes sense. If we were honest with each other, we’d admit that this “it’s all about the music” line of bull we peddle each other is complete nonsense. It’s not all about the music. It’s just as much about enjoying our stuff. Listening to […]

AXPONA 2015: Gibson Les Paul Reference Monitors

AXPONA 2015: Gibson Les Paul Reference Monitors

by Josh Emmons Here’s the thing, Gibson and I got off on the wrong foot. I have many more fingers in the guitar world than the audio enthusiast one. And there is, perhaps, no guitar “look” more iconic than a Les Paul with maple flametop, cherry sunburst, and that signature off-white binding. Releasing speakers with […]

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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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