Show Reports From: The Audio Traveler

AXPONA 2015: Fidelis Home Audio, Vinnie Rossi and Harbeth

AXPONA 2015: Fidelis Home Audio, Vinnie Rossi and Harbeth

Let’s just say that New Hampshire’s Fidelis Home Audio shared a room with the legend, Vinnie Rossi. I wanted to start out with that third-grade book report opening to throw you folks off the scent. “Shared a room with,” doesn’t really give you the proper sense of “spent a weekend blowing minds.” Front and center […]

Vancouver 2015: Hi Fi Centre and McIntosh Labs

Vancouver 2015: Hi Fi Centre and McIntosh Labs

by Rafe Arnott Imagine my surprise running into Tom Cruise at the Vancouver Audio Show. OK, well it wasn’t exactly Tom Cruise but Andrew Ward of McIntosh could pass for the Risky Business star and he was rocking the Wayfarers while serving up some fabulous white-guy moves no matter how many times his McIntosh co-worker […]

High End 2015: Harman, Mark Levinson, JBL

High End 2015: Harman, Mark Levinson, JBL

Harman International, a $6B audio company, has a lot of high-end audio brands. Lots and lots. It’s a little intimidating, actually. Here at High End, Harman was showing off a few not-quite new products. Introduced at CES, the No 536 mono amplifiers ($15k/channel) from Mark Levinson are designed and engineered in the USA. Each amp […]

AXPONA 2015: Essential Audio with AudioKinesis, Atma-Sphere, Exogal, Aurender, Kuzma

AXPONA 2015: Essential Audio with AudioKinesis, Atma-Sphere, Exogal, Aurender, Kuzma

by Josh Emmons I’m sitting in the Essential Audio room, notepad open, pen in hand. Eyes unfocused, listening intently. But writing nothing. And I should be writing something. It’s my job to write something. But I’m not hearing anything. Well, okay, that’s obviously untrue. I’m hearing some fantastic music. But it’s not my job to […]

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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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