Vancouver Audio Festival returns April 20-21st at Hifi Centre

April 20th, to 21st: Vancouver Audio Festival

Hi-fi Centre is playing host once again to the Vancouver Audio Festival from April 20th, to 21st. This is the second time the downtown dealer has stepped into the void left by the cancellation of the Vancouver Audio Show by Chester Group. Owner Igor Kivritsky said it was a “no-brainer” after a successful trial run in 2017.

The new Focal Kanta will be featured.

“We were extremely pleased with the attendance and reactions we received last year and have decided to make this an annual event.  There are two main reasons for the festival.  First is for seasoned audiophiles to have a chance to experience products that they would otherwise have to travel hundreds of miles to see, and second is for those new to the hobby, or those who are simply curious, to get a taste of what we’re all going on about.”

“Every industry has its icons and if you’re fortunate, or crazy, enough to live in places like New York, these icons are often on display for you to see, touch and hear.  While in our little village of Vancouver it’s not possible to have them on display year round, it is our pleasure to present several icons of our industry to our customers and friends during the Vancouver Audio Festival at Hi-FI Centre.”

McIntosh Labs is to be paired with YG Acoustics.
Hifi Centre is still finalizing/fine-tuning the room layouts but until further notice, expect to see, and hear these systems:
  • Bowers & Wilkins 804 D3 speakers, DB3D subwoofer with Devialet Expert 440 Mono amps
  • Full surround system using 5 Devialet Gold Phantoms
  • Focal Kanta speakers with Naim Uniti Nova Amplifier/Network Player/DAC and Uniti Core Music Server
  •  Elac Concentro speakers with Bryston BDP3 Network Player, BDA3 DAC, BP26 Preamp, 14B Power Amp
  •  Sonus Faber Serafino Tradition with Marantz Reference PM14S1 amplifier and NA11S1 Network Player/DAC
  •  Gryphon Pantheon speakers with Diablo 300 Integrated (w/ built-in phono and DAC board) + Clearaudio Performance DC Turntable + Antipodes CX/EX Music Server, AudioQuest Dragon cabling and Niagara 7000 Line Conditioner
  •  YG Acoustics Sonja 2.2 speakers with Mcintosh Labs D1100 DAC, C1100 Preamp, MC1.25KW Mono amps and Transparent Opus cabling

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