The story here at CES was the big Verity Lohengrin IIS loudspeakers ($110,000/pair). A brand new crossover and a new integrated plinth that acts as an acoustic isolator and bass resonator. Two pairs of the Lamm ML2.2s were used to biamp these great big monsters.
Sound here was challenging in much the way it was for the other mega speakers in the bass-devouring Venetian Hotel (why do they show here, again?), but the “everything else” coming through was pretty, elegant, detailed and everything an audiophile could want. Love to hear these in a venue that would allow them to really sing.
Shown here with the Air Force One turntable (~$70k). AV Showrooms has a good, long look at the table, so I’ll simply reference it here (see below). This was the second room I found one in (the other one being the sweet-sounding Genesis Audio room), so I know there are at least two of these in existence. I’m a bit non-plussed by the aesthetic on this ‘table, but it does have some fancy features like an air bearing and a vacuum hold-down. Given the enthusiasm the reviewers I’ve talked to have for the it, I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot more of these at future shows.