CAF 2011

CAF 2011: McIntosh

July 13, 2011

I’m not sure what to say about this room. I’ve heard the McIntosh speakers in several places, including the Gramophone in Columbia, MD, and I have to confess that I’ve never been partial to the sound. That said, I’ve never [...]

CAF 2011: Border Patrol and Living Voice

July 13, 2011

I remember the Border Patrol/Living Voice room from last year’s show, and recall (fondly) how it was one of the best, most relaxed, sounds at that show. Well, this year continues the trend with the  top-of-the-line $11k OBX-RW Living Voice [...]

CAF 2011: Tidal Audio, dCS and Argento

July 13, 2011

My biggest problem at CAF 2011 this year had nothing to do with audio quality, room acoustics, power delivery or crowds. It was products piano black finishes. They are absurdly difficult to photograph! Guess what? Tidal loves that piano black [...]

CAF 2011: Sonist & Mapleshade

July 12, 2011

I am a fan of Sonist loudspeakers. They’re efficient, (relatively) affordable, well-made, and most importantly, sound great. At CAF 2011, the Sonist speakers were teamed up with Mapleshade. The room dimensions were … ah … [...]

CAF 2011: MBL, United Home Audio

July 12, 2011

  The United Home Audio room had some of the prettiest speakers I’ve ever seen. The mbl gear in white is definitely worth a look-see as I can’t think of a better speaker to photograph in low-light conditions. Honestly, I don’t [...]