Part Four, aka, “The Final Bit”, of my coverage of the AXPONA 2013 show in Chicago is now online at
The Absolute Sound.
Check me out! Do it! Do it now!
Thanks to the crew over at
TAS, and congrats to Steve Davis for pulling together a damn fine show.
Looking forward to next year!
Here’s some pics to play us out.
Man Cave Metal
George Warren turntable motor — look ma, two feet!
Nightingale Audio — nice retro look
Dave Kleinbeck of EnKlein Cables — new cables with big (but light) connectors
First Watt SIT-1 monoblocks
VPI Classic III turntable — nice finish!
Stellavox SP 7 tape deck
Soundsmith Strain Gauge on a VPI HRX turntable with a Shroeder tonearm
New Soundsmith Strain Gauge systems
Volti Vittora in Mappa Burl
New Purity Audio SE300b mono
UHA Phase 11 analog tape machine, with MBL loudspeaker in the frame
BorderPatrol S10, a dual-mono, dual-PSU, 300b-based SET amplifier
BorderPatrol P20, a dual-PSU, 300b-based push-pull
Border Patrol “Control Unit” with Snake River Audio “Boomslang” digital cable
Snake River Audio “Snake Pit” power distribution
Lamm M2.2 monoblock amp
Miyajima Kansui on TW Acustic tonearm
TW-Acustic GT with two TW-Acustic tonearms
TW-Acustic 10.5 tonearm
TW-Acustic, Miyajima and an LP — what more could you want?
MG Audio Designs Planus III ribbon speaker cable
Veloce Audio LS-1 linestage
Enjoy the Music’s Steve Rochlin and a Nottingham turntable
Sarah Rose of Tweak Studio
Rogue Audio M-180 monoblock
ModWright KWI 200 integrated
ModWright modded Oppo BDP-105
Coin flicking contest, now underway at a KEF Blade near you
High Fidelity Cables CT-1 Ultimate
Stealth Dream cables, filled with helium and looking like well fed albino pythons
When was the last time you saw some Clayton Audio monoblocks?
Townshend turntable with Helius tonearm
Steve Rochlin, of Enjoy the Music, rocking the awesome shirt/time combo and some seriously retro shades
Thoress 211 monoblocks