I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — dismissing the sound quality at an audio show is disrespectful. It’s disrespectful to the manufacturers that make and sell outstanding products and disrespectful to those […]
First, hats off to Kerem Küçükaslan. His room at the Flamingo Hotel was, hands down, the most arresting, I heard in Las Vegas that week. Best In Show.
Jack Wu was showing off the new Woo Audio WA7 Firefly down in the free-for-all area at the Flamingo. The WOO Audio WA7 “Fireflies” Amp/DAC is a combination of high performance vacuum tube headphone amplifier […]
Great big tubes in amps from KR Audio? What a surprise. Say hello to the new DXL! Priced at $33,500/pair, these new Kronzilla amps use the $2,500/matched pair T-1610 tubes from KR Audio. These things […]
Increcable had a pair of Sonist Concerto 4 ($5,895/pair) loudspeakers, one of my favorite (and reasonably priced) high-sensitivity loudspeakers, and were running them rather ably with their new iAMP TIA-280 integrated amplifier ($5,500). The TIA-280 […]
Voce Audio brought a killer pair of new loudspeakers to T.H.E. Show this year, the VA-3s ($35,635/pair). Driven by MSB 203 monoblocks (200wpc in Class A — $27,500/pair), a pair of front-ends was on offer. […]
At RMAF, I almost overlooked the Novacron from Atma-Sphere. Re-introduced last year, the new Novacron 3.2 Limited Edition ($12,000/mirrored pair) have a whole lot of specs published:
Frank Chou of Audio Impossible was having a fine time, demoing his Metronome headphone amp. He was cheerful, entertaining, and actually got me to sit still for 15 minutes, something that happened maybe 8 times […]
I had an obligation to stop by PTE (Precision Transducer Engineering), given how taken Mal Kenny was with the room at RMAF. The Phoenix ($5,700/pair) are active, that is, they come with their own amplifiers […]
Legacy Audio’s Bill Dudleston brought a ready-for-primetime version of the company’s new Aeris loudspeakers that I was so struck with back in Denver. This was an incredible demo, and I was happy (if unsurprised) to […]
Magnepan really likes to do something different at audio shows, and CES was no different. Here, Wendell Diller was running a bass demo — namely, how Magnepan can do bass.
Playback Designs showcased a brand new product at T.H.E. Show this year — say hello to the IPS-3, a $13,000 “Integrated Playback System”. The IPS-3 is an integrated amplifier with an internal double-DSD-capable DAC, so […]
Audience AV has branched out — have you heard? The company, already very well known for their superb Au24 line of cables and capacitor-based power conditioners, have been not-so-quietly rolling out a line of loudspeakers. […]
If you’ve been reading Stereophile over the last few years, you’ve heard of Voxativ. According to those single drver aficionados with audiophile budgets, the Ampeggio loudspeaker was the one to beat — Stereophile actually named […]