RMAF 2014: Daedalus, ModWright and WyWires convey raw emotion with polished products

By John Stancavage When packing to attend an audio show, the last thing I usually do is pick three or four CDs to take with me for demoing equipment. Two will be long-term references I’ve been using for years and the other two might be something that’s been dominating the home system recently. It can… Continue reading RMAF 2014: Daedalus, ModWright and WyWires convey raw emotion with polished products

RMAF 2014: Lansche sparks interest with Corona tweeter

By John Stancavage Normally, if I said to you, “Man, those tweeters are on fire!” you probably wouldn’t interpret it as a good thing. In the case of Germany’s Lansche Audio, though, it would mean the company’s high-frequency units were working as intended. Lansche, you see, has developed the Corona plasma tweeter, which uses an… Continue reading RMAF 2014: Lansche sparks interest with Corona tweeter

RMAF 2014: Goodbye, Rocky Mountain High

Or, an Introvert Goes to Denver I’ve attended a few audio shows in the last 5 years. Okay, that’s not true. I’ve attended a lot of shows in the last 5 years. Every one of them is different in some fundamental way. Every one of them is also the same in other, also fundamental, ways. The same,… Continue reading RMAF 2014: Goodbye, Rocky Mountain High

RMAF 2014: You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here

You’d think that attending so many audio shows so very, very regularly would start to do some pretty serious damage to anyone’s enthusiasm. How exciting can it be to repeatedly trudge through crowded hallways for a weekend just to sit in front of a hundred or so stereos? How many speakers can you stand to… Continue reading RMAF 2014: You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here

RMAF 2014: Goodnight and Good Luck

Kirsten’s Final Thoughts and Gold Stars For the past few years, I’ve attended two big audio shows: T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach, and Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. Whichever one I’m attending at the time tends to be the one I think of as “the best”: sitting by the pool in L.A., I will expansively declare… Continue reading RMAF 2014: Goodnight and Good Luck

RMAF 2014: 3 Simple Rules for High-End Audio Show Attendees

Or, How to Avoid the Utter Humiliation of Being Thrown Out of a Hotel Room by Your Favorite Audio Icon By Marc Phillips “The customer is always right.” I spent 18 years in retail and restaurant management, so I know that old adage very well. But one day I was attending a management seminar with… Continue reading RMAF 2014: 3 Simple Rules for High-End Audio Show Attendees

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RMAF 2014: Bricasti Design and TIDAL Audio

If you follow The Audio Traveler, you’ll note that the Bricasti and TIDAL Audio system on display this year at RMAF mirrored the system that Scot had opportunity to hear at AXPONA earlier this year. So much the better, as far as I’m concerned; it’s not fair when Scot gets to have all the fun. The… Continue reading RMAF 2014: Bricasti Design and TIDAL Audio