RMAF 2011: Lowther, Pass, Avid, Bryston







In addition to the very imposing Lowther speakers on display in the the Lowther America room, there was a lot of very interesting Pass Labs gear. And, apparently, a new amp from First Watt: the current-source S2. Of course, I found out about that amp only after the show so I didn’t know to hunt it down and taking a pic of it — but, if you squint, that might be it in the pic above, lower right. Maybe. I have no idea, really.

While I don’t really consider myself a Lowther kind of guy (I get it, but it’s just not me), there was some gear in this room that I totally lusted after, including the Pass Labs XP-20 preamp. Mmm. If I ever get rid of my Plinius Tautoro (and stayed solid-state), this would be my new preamp.

But there was quite a rack of gear, here.

An Avid turntable with an SME tonearm.

A Pass Labs XP-25 phono preamp.

A Bryston BDP-1, handling the digital end of things.










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Scot started all this back in 2009. He is currently the Publisher here at PTA, the Publisher at The Occasional Magazine, and the Executive Producer at The Occasional Podcast. There are way too many words about him over on the Contributors page.