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Show Report

Dagogo’s CAS 2011

From the coverage I’ve read, this seemed like a fun show to hit. And if the quality of the vendor turnout is any indication, RMAF this year will set all manner of records. Some of […]

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CAF 2011

CAF 2011: McIntosh

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 […]

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CAF 2011

CAF 2011: Tidal Audio, dCS and Argento

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? […]

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CAF 2011

CAF 2011: Sonist & Mapleshade

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 … […]

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AXPONA 2011

A day at Axpona 2011: Scaena, YG, King

A disappointment in three parts Scaena Scaena had some pretty amazing-looking speakers set up. The line array and subs, together (I think), worked out to be something like $66k. Impressive. Huge. Domineering. Gi-freakin’-gantic. And muddled? […]

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AXPONA 2011

A day at Axpona 2011: Acoustic Zen

The $16k Acoustic Zen Crescendos have sounded excellent at every show I’ve heard them, and Axpona was no exception. Robert Lee has a winner here, and it’s a pleasure to visit with him every time […]