Review: Exogal Comet DAC

December 6, 2015

by John Richardson It’s been awhile since I’ve reviewed a high-end digital to analog converter, or DAC. Back when I was frequently contributing at, I was sort of their go-to DAC guy. It was interesting work, as the USB-based DAC [...]

RMAF 2013: Antelope Audio

October 31, 2013

The Antelope Audio room helmed by Marcel James is usually one of my first stops. At this year’s RMAF, I think we managed to get there about an hour before show closing on Sunday. I was a little punchy by then. I was past punchy. I was [...]

Las Vegas 2013: PTE is the real deal

February 5, 2013

I had an obligation to stop by PTE (Precision Transducer Engineering), given how taken Mal Kenny was with the room at RMAF. The Phoenix ($5,700/pair) are active, that is, they come with their own amplifiers built-in — you just need to plug-in [...]

RMAF12: Antelope and their Rubicon

October 30, 2012

Somewhere here at RMAF, Antelope was doing their insane live-conversion-from-vinyl demos (can you tell the difference?) that blew me away when I heard it at Newport this past year. I didn’t bother to search them out — I already knew [...]

Newport 2012: Antelope Audio

June 10, 2012

The best thing about an audio show? That’s a hard one! Sure, there’s all the gear — and that’s huge. At a show, you get to touch all that gear you’ve fantasized about, perhaps fondle it a bit, and even — [...]