The Wynn Audio room at AXPONA 2023 was also revelation–with brands such as Vimberg and Kalista and Karan and Crystal Cable, how could it not be? Wynn Wong is a North American distributor based near Toronto, and a quick perusal of the brands he represents it becomes clear he’s trying to assemble some of the best systems in the world of high-end audio. This is the second Wynn Audio room that I’ve visited in the last year or so, and Wynn has excelled at presenting exhibit rooms that sound and look exquisite.
Words by Marc Phillips, Photos by Scot Hull
There were so many products in this room to marvel at, from the Vimberg Tonda D loudspeakers ($70,000/pr USD) in piano white to the Kalista DreamPlay XC CD/SACD player ($79,000), which is my pick for the most beautiful disc spinner ever made, to the full complement of Karan Acoustics amplification from Serbia. Wynn also brought the DreamPlay Twenty Twenty turntable from Kalista ($59,000), which is an equally gorgeous visual match with the XC.
I did notice that Wynn is representing Entreq, a Swedish company that helped to pioneer some of the new ground technologies that have been so instrumental in fighting noise generated by wireless technologies. Entreq is known for placing their grounding products in crate-like wooden boxes, a look that may be polarizing, but I’m clearly on the side that digs the look. Wynn brought the Entreq Olympus Infinity Ten Ten grounding box, which retails for $12,000–I’ve told him that I’m very interested in reviewing it.
As I mentioned, the sound in the Wynn Audio room was sublime and captivating. This was one of the first rooms I visited at AXPONA 2023, and this might have been the room where I told myself this might be the best-sounding show, as a whole, that I’ve covered. (My notes merely say, “Another stellar room!”) While I’m already a huge fan of Vimberg and TIDAL Audio, my radar is now honed in on some of these other brands Wynn brings to North America.
If you would like to hear even more coverage from AXPONA 2023, check out our recap report and highlights from our audiophile-oriented show The Occasional Podcast. You can stream the episode direct from the embed below, or from your favorite podcast platform including iTunes, Android, Google, Deezer, Spotify, iHeartRadio and more.
Also don’t forget to check out our collaboration to commemorate the event with our solid bronze record weight available only for a limited run. This 800 grams of solid bronze features the PTA roundel on the top with also acts as a 45 adapter. You can purchase direct from the PTA Approved Store here on the site.
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