Carol Taylor from Stereodesk was showing of the Albedo HL 2.2 ($6,600/pair) ceramic-driver loudspeakers, paired with electronics from Crayon and Musica Pristina. Kaplan Cables used throughout. The Crayon gear sat on a magnificent reclaimed-wood table. […]
Vinnie and Alexis from Red Wine Audio had a full setup behind the Harbeth 30.1 loudspeakers, including a fully loaded Isabella pre ($6,000 as configured), a finally finalized, ready-to-deliver Signature 57 and a pair of […]
AJ was displaying his brand-new VSF-T1 ($3,500/pr), with open-baffle/opposing dual 12″ subs with a 300wpc integrated plate amp to drive them. Up top are dual 8″ (60hz-1kHz), a planar magnetic horn (1kHz-15kHz), which hands off […]
Bill Dudleston of Legacy Audio was showing the new Aeris ($17,750) loudspeakers on one end, and on the opposite, the Whisper XD ($21,500) and Signature SE ($6,450). All of these speakers sport the new AMT […]
Mat Weisfeld seems to be everywhere these days, promoting his VPI tables, kicking ass, taking names, shaking hands, kissing pretty ladies, and generally having a far better time than you or I ever do. Must […]
Stereodesk had several rooms/displays at Capital Audiofest this year. In this one, I found a new-to-me Siggwan 12 tonearm (a true floating unipivot) on a vintage Garrard 301 refurb, married to a Dave Slagle-designed front […]
Daedalus Audio‘s Lou Hinkley and Modwright‘s Dan Wright were on hand to show off some tasty bits, including a newly re-worked Argo and a prototype DAC. For the former, the Argo has mostly “invisible” tweaks, […]
I’ve written many times about the audio wizardry of High Water Sound‘s Jeff Catalano. Ask around — this is one of the few rooms you can expect to hear something non-scripted. Something off the wall. […]
Scott Dalzell of Viva HiFi was demoing some very, brand new, sweet stand-mounted monitors from Daedalus Audio, the $4,600 Pan. Sensitivity 95/96dB, -3dB at 40Hz, and yes, they’re heavy — Scott says they’re maybe 50lbs each. […]
Emia’s Dave Slagle grabbed me in between rooms and practically dragged me down into the lobby to see something. “You’re not gonna believe it,” he said. Okay, when Dave gets excited, one of two things […]
I think Steve Rochlin owes this man … something. Always good to see you, Mark!
Time to give away all the stuff! A bunch of new Part-Time Audiophile t-shirts going out … Did you get yours?
Check out that beautiful red gum finish on Greg Roberts’ Volti Vittora loudspeaker ($17,500), with a pair of matching subwoofers ($2,500 each) … Mmm, mmm, delish. This brand new set is already sold to a […]
Robert Lighton was Audio Note-ing it today, with $85k Kegon mono blocs, a $50k M8 pre-amp, and a $11k S8 step-up. A vintage Thorens TD124 turntable carried an Audio Note tonearm with VX silver wire […]