Newport Beach 2014

Newport 2014: Scot’s Grab Bag of High-End Stereo, stuffed full of Audioengine, Bob’s Devices, Focal, Raidho, MBL, Perfect8, Planter, Roksan and Vivid

Audioengine Brett and Brady and Morgan were all on hand, showing off the upcoming Audioengine B1, a Bluetooth DAC that supports the latest AptX codecs for what seemed — to my ears at least — to […]

Newport Beach 2014

Newport 2014: Scot’s Grab Bag of High-End Headphones, stuffed full of ADL, AIX, Daren Fong, HiFiMAN, LH Labs, Mytek, Obravo, Questyle and WyWires

ADL Alpha Design Labs by Furutech (aka, ADL) had a small personal-audio table dotted with some tasty bits, including the new A1 and X1 portable headphone amp/DAC designed to pair with Android or Apple devices, […]

Newport Beach 2014

Newport 2014: Usher gets a Pass, runs for glory

Katli Audio was showing off the new Pass Labs electronics, fronted by Usher Audio loudspeakers. This was a crowded front half of the room. Big aluminum faceplates covered the floor between two hulking speakers; a stuffed rack of […]