Notable Audio Products is the distribution side of Jeff Fox’s Command Performance AV dealership in Falls Church VA, and Jeff had sort of a late ’90s New York Yankees approach to RMAF 2019–stack the room […]
Lessons in power, synergy, and love By Eric Franklin Shook Greensboro, North Carolina hasn’t seized the love it deserves for many years. It’s our third largest economy in the state, and more importantly it’s a […]
By Richard H. Mak Francis Chung, President of the Toronto Home of Audiophiles, is the exclusive dealer of Pass Labs and Gershman Acoustics in the greater Toronto area. I have known Francis for nearly 30 […]
One of the things I always look forward to at AXPONA is seeing how Morton Grove, Ill.-based retailer Quintessence Audio Ltd. chooses to outfit its penthouse-suite space at the Westin O’Hare. For a number of […]
Folks reading the interwebs tend to be sensitive to some of the buddy-buddy relationships the hobbyist press corps has with some of the manufacturers. Keeping that in mind, this room, presented by Malibu dealer Sweet […]
Long-time readers will be aware of my incessant references to DeVore Fidelity and Berkeley Audio: I first heard those brands at Command Performance in Falls Church, VA. Likewise, I first heard Joseph Audio loudspeakers there too. Same with AURALiC‘s Vega DAC. […]
Since MIT (Music Interface Technologies) Cables put this room together, it only seems fair to talk about the cables first, for once. MIT was demoing their new SL-Matrix 50 interconnects ($4,999) and SL-Matrix 90 speaker […]
Up to and until designer Wayne Coburn gets around to an Xs version, the current top-of-the-line linestage from Pass Labs is the XP-30. It’s an exercise in meticulousness. The entire thing is dual-mono, and when […]
“What should I get?” I wish I asked myself this question less, much less heard it from others. The answer is, invariably, “I don’t know.” Not that I’m not thinking about it. Like, semi-obsessively. Or […]
Is it just me, or is there this tension between “great sounding gear” and “gear that’s just awesome”? For example, I love what TIDAL Audio is doing. From the electronics to the speakers, this brand […]
Guess what showed up at my dealer yesterday? My brand new DAC! A Berkeley Audio Alpha Series 2 is waiting for me! And (miracle of miracles) so is the Alpha USB! Hooray!
Pretty excited! My Berkeley Alpha USB has arrived at the dealer! Now, all I need is my Berkeley Alpha Series II DAC to show up … and that doesn’t ship till Nigel Tufnel Day.
I’ll admit it: before this year’s RMAF, I’d never heard of Serious Stereo, out of Livingston, Montana. Apparently, they’ve shown at RMAF every year since the first show and have been written up by 6moons […]