Newport Beach 2015

Newport 2015: That’s a wrap

The Car of Life can go awfully fast, and I often find myself blinking and missing another precious turnoff, and subsequently, another moment to spend time with those who matter to me.┬áThose turnoffs on the […]

Newport Beach 2015

Newport 2015: Cary Audio with Tannoy

By Rafe Arnott Cary Audio‘s Daryl Berk had a nice, simple kit put together to showcase the company’s latest tubed preamplifier at Newport Beach, the TL-300d ($6,000 US ~ $8,000 US TBA, six to eight […]

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: Dynaudio

by Rafe Arnott Digital amps and active speakers. Now combine the two. I’m neither a big fan of digital amps (other than the difficult to classify Devialet amps which are slaved to one watt of pure […]

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 […]