Newport Beach 2015

Newport 2015: VKMusic

It’s time to check in with VKMusic and Victor Kung, who I am convinced is actually on a mission from God. Victor and his wife once again ran the kind of simple marketplace table that […]

Newport Beach 2015

Newport 2015: Rethm and Core Audio Designs

I’ll admit that I’m partial to the speakers from Rethm. If nothing else, Jacob George’s magnificent aesthetic sense has made them — to my taste — among the most attractive speakers available at any price. […]

Newport Beach 2015

Newport 2015: MrSpeakers

It’s not news that MrSpeakers is waving a goodbye to the hacked Fostex models that made them famous. THE Show was the final bow for the Dog Kennel, with Mad Dogs making their last appearance […]

Newport Beach 2015

Newport 2015: VPI

There’s something unique about T.H.E. Show. It’s a real party. It’s not just that it seems to be packed with the most out there exhibits on the US audio show circuit. It’s the fact that […]

Newport Beach 2015

Newport 2015: Lounge Audio

Robert Morin of Lounge Audio is a bad man. Here we are, basically done with the process of reviewing his $300, MM-only, LCR MKIII phono preamp (Spoiler Alert: it makes a hash out of any […]

Newport Beach 2015

Newport 2015: Schiit Audio

Schiit‘s Jason Stoddard, past Writer of the Future, smiles almost too easily these days. The Schiit machine has been spitting out winning products with an alarming regularity. If you didn’t know better, you’d think he […]

Newport Beach 2015

Newport 2015: HiFiMAN

HiFiMan is a terrible pain in the neck. Without HiFiMan, we might have had an easy run over the last few years. Internet people might have come together to decide that Audeze or Stax were […]

Newport Beach 2015

Newport 2015: Press Day

The Home Entertainment Show has put all its eggs in one basket. After a gagillion years, they’ve abandoned Las Vegas to concentrate on the single, almost-in-Newport Newport show. After years of splitting that show between […]