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RMAF 2011: MSB, Silverline

Silverline SR17 stand-mounted loudspeakers ($7500/pair). The two air purifiers — er, amplifiers — between the speakers are the $17.5k MSB Platinum Mono 202 Class A monoblocks. $4k Platinum Data CD IV CD transport (add $995 […]

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RMAF 2011: Revel, Jones

Here I found $23k Revel Salon 2 loudspeakers driven by new $24k PA-M300 Series 2 Monoblock Amplifier from Jones Audio. This is their first commercial release of a product that’s been in development for the […]

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RMAF 2011: Zu, Spatial, Kronzilla

Zu Definition. This speaker is almost iconic and a huge upgrade from their world-class Druid debut. And with all those subwoofers hanging off the back, I (for one) was utterly and immediately enthralled by notion […]

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RMAF 2011: Pete Riggle’s Woody

Pete Riggle’s new $1600 Woody tonearm. This arm has VTF, Azimuth, anti-skate — and all these adjustments can be done while the record is actually playing! No hex wrenches necessary, just thumbscrews. Shown at RMAF […]

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RMAF 2011: Living Sounds Audio

Last year, the LSA Statement 1 was one of my favorite products at RMAF. I think they got edged this year in the mini-stand-mount category by the Sjöfn speakers, but only because the Scandinavian monitors […]

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RMAF 2011: Vandersteen, ARC

I got lucky. When I finally managed to swing by the Vandersteen/ARC room, it was nearly empty. Which means yours truly got some serious quality time in the sweet spot. The $50k Vandersteen Model 7 […]

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RMAF 2011: Simaudio, Sonus Faber

Simaudio VP Costa Koulisakis with his hand on an all-silver $8,000 Simaudio Moon Evolution 650d DAC/Transport. This is the unit that Stereophile’s Michael Fremer found to be a world-beater in the November 2011 issue. Heady […]