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Scott Wilkinson  |  Nov 02, 2010  |  1 comments
When I came across the website of Hungarian speaker maker Art & Voice, I could only gape slack-jawed at the incredible variety and artistry of its offerings. As the story goes, when the company's founder brought home some new speakers, his girlfriend immediately rejected them because they looked like two large coffins in the middle of their living room. This disappointing outcome inspired him to build speakers as works of visual as well as aural art.
Scott Wilkinson  |  Nov 01, 2010  |  0 comments
Another company showing its wares at this year's Rocky Mountain Audio Fest was French Neodio, which demonstrated its NR22 CD player and NR600 integrated amp. Both are distributed in the US by TMH Audio and offer some impressive specs—and prices.
Scott Wilkinson  |  Oct 28, 2010  |  1 comments
This year's Rocky Mountain Audio Fest saw the introduction of many new products, including the Amadis speaker from Verity Audio. The 3-way Amadis is third in Verity's speaker lineup and continues the design philosophy of placing a rear-firing woofer in a completely separate, ported enclosure.
Scott Wilkinson  |  Oct 26, 2010  |  0 comments
Also on hand last week at Stewart Filmscreen was Panamorph with a new flagship anamorphic lens. The DC1 features fully sealed optics as well as a new optical coating and light path, all for $10,000 including a motorized sled. It's in the prototype stage, so we didn't get to see it in action.
Scott Wilkinson  |  Oct 22, 2010  |  0 comments
Known primarily for high-end equipment racks, Italian Arcici also makes some beautiful turntables. Shown here is the Alba with Lyla tonearm, the least expensive model that retails for 14,000 euro (about $19,500 as of this writing), and like the other Arcici turntables, all setup instruments and gauges are included.
Scott Wilkinson  |  Oct 21, 2010  |  10 comments
MSB Technology made a splash at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest last weekend with several new digital-audio products that can handle resolutions up to 32 bits and sampling rates as high as 384kHz. Also on hand was the company's newest monoblock power amp.
Scott Wilkinson  |  Oct 19, 2010  |  4 comments
And now for something completely different—a turntable shaped like a piano with a tonearm made from a violin bow. Italian maker Horo calls the WJE168—named in honor of jazz legend William J. (Bill) Evans—a "tunable turntable."
Scott Wilkinson  |  Oct 18, 2010  |  0 comments
Among the many high-end audio products demonstrated at last weekend's Rocky Mountain Audio Fest were several amplifiers from Alef (formerly Delta Sigma) and distributed in the US by TMH Audio. Submitted for your consideration here are the Duet SE 2-channel power amp, Solist monoblock, and Orchestra integrated amp.
Scott Wilkinson  |  Oct 15, 2010  |  13 comments
I have seen the future of television, and it is Google TV. On Wednesday, I attended a demo of the much-ballyhooed service as well as a new suite of products from Logitech that brings it to consumers in a simple yet sophisticated way, and I was highly impressed
Scott Wilkinson  |  Oct 14, 2010  |  0 comments
Technical Audio Devices, more commonly known as TAD, is a separately incorporated subsidiary of Pioneer Electronics known for high-end consumer, commercial, and professional audio products. On the consumer side are two exceptional speakers—the flagship Reference One and the new compact CR1.
Scott Wilkinson  |  Oct 12, 2010  |  0 comments
I had not heard of German high-end speaker maker Lansche Audio until I received a press release announcing that Aaudio Imports is now the US distributor for its products. First to be available in this country are four very expensive models that all feature Lansche's Corona Plasma Tweeter.
Scott Wilkinson  |  Oct 11, 2010  |  0 comments
As I was researching my blog about the Flagship tube-based monoblock amps from a Chinese company using the brand name Dared, I came across this unusual item. The DV-6C is a 6-channel integrated amp with a tube-based, class-A input stage and a solid-state, class-D output stage.
Scott Wilkinson  |  Oct 08, 2010  |  4 comments
Most speakers include drivers mounted on one or more faces of an enclosed box. But a few speaker makers take a different approach often called infinite or open baffle, in which the drivers are mounted on a flat board with no enclosure around them. One such company is Accent Speaker Technology, whose Nola brand includes the flagship Grand Reference V.
Scott Wilkinson  |  Oct 07, 2010  |  2 comments
Founded in 1989, Cary Audio has made quite a name for itself among audiophiles. Now, after 17 years in production, the CAD-211 monoblock power amp has been updated to the Founder's Edition.
Scott Wilkinson  |  Oct 05, 2010  |  0 comments
Among the seemingly infinite number of monoblock power amps available in the world is the Janus from Italian maker Absoluta. Its understated elegance bespeaks careful attention to looks as well as performance.

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