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Bowers & Wilkins Launches Line of Powered Wireless Loudspeakers

By | April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , |

Bowers & Wilkins Launches Line of Powered Wireless Loudspeakers

Venerable British loudspeaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins has introduced a new line of powered wireless loudspeakers, called Formation, that will bring the company’s technology and aesthetic to a new generation of listeners. The Formation series is based on an advanced new wireless technology, developed entirely in-house, that could be a game-changer in the segment. I attended a press trip to the company’s factory in the south of England to get background on the technology and marketing direction of Formation, to experience the new products firsthand, and to see how Bowers & Wilkins’ premium 800-series products are manufactured.… Read the full article

Andrew Jones on the realities of loudspeaker design

By | April 20th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

Seriously impressive. But you won’t be hearing this at Munich High-End 2019.” — that was yours truly laying down the Rammstein challenge over on Facebook.

Picking it up was Andrew Jones of ELAC. “This is strange because today I was preparing my playlists for AXPONA and added some tracks from a colleague. Scanning through them I found Rammstein! Might be interesting to try it out. Infected mushroom is already one of my favourites, so why not try this!”

A week before AXPONA, Andrew Jones and I went long over internet wire to talk about his work as a loudspeaker designer.… Read the full article

Affordable Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2019

By | April 20th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

In this segment of our coverage for the 2019 AXPONA show, we will look at a selection of the more affordable loudspeakers we saw there. While the massive, ultra high-end speakers seem to get most of the attention, these shows are also a good opportunity for manufacturers to show what can be done in more reasonable price ranges. We will be looking at loudspeakers that are less than $2,000/pair which, for most people, is not cheap but is not unattainable either.… Read the full article

AXPONA 2019: Loudspeakers $20k and Up

By | April 19th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , |

AXPONA 2019: Loudspeakers $20k and Up

Sonically AXPONA 2019 was a 180-degree change from the last trade show I attended, in Denver. Where RMAF was a nearly uniform disaster, AXPONA was a nearly uniform success. Oh, next to nothing sounded spine-tinglingly realistic at the Chicago show, so if you were an “absolute sound” kind of listener you might’ve been slightly let down. On the other hand, if the drama, detail, and color of music were your first priorities (i.e., if you were an “as you like it” or “musicality-first” kind of listener) AXPONA would have proved a consistent delight.… Read the full article

KEF LSX wireless loudspeaker system

By | April 19th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

I keep getting older. By the time you read this, I will be genuinely old. When I was genuinely young, I bellyached, “Wires are the worst part of hi-fi—there’s gotta be a way to get rid of them.” I first made that statement when audio electronics and loudspeakers both still nestled inconspicuously in proper bookcases. Back then, people sitting on the sofa weren’t forced to stare at diverse audio boxes and ungainly wires.

I marveled when audiophile speakers departed the bookcase and ventured into the walkabout space of the room.… Read the full article

The Stiletto 15 Emerges – Vinnie Rossi Launches A Loudspeaker! – AXPONA 2019

By | April 19th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , |

Vinnie Rossi Stiletto 15

Absolutely shocking! Vinnie Rossi debuts a new open-baffle speaker that does so well to find the absolute truth in the music, that each recording we demonstrated with carried along with it the recording engineer’s unique personality. Vinnie’s new Stiletto 15 loudspeaker gets out of the way, imparting nothing of itself in coloration. It delivers stunning levels of detail from top to bottom. For a first foray into loudspeakers, Vinnie certainly has come in like a seasoned professional.

When it came to speaker design, I know Vinnie Rossi had to take the abilities of his own electronic components into concern.… Read the full article

AXPONA 2019 – Andrew Quint on Loudspeakers under $20,000

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , |

AXPONA 2019 - Andrew Quint on Loudspeakers under $20,000

At the end of a major audio show, there’s often a sense of depletion, a let’s-pack-this-stuff-up-and-go-home kind of exhaustion. Not so at 4 p.m. on Sunday at AXPONA 2019. There was, instead, a vibe of slightly giddy accomplishment as the big loudspeakers were returned to their wooden crates and the unsold LPs re-boxed. The consumers, too, seemed happily weary, having had a comprehensive exposure to an industry that is flourishing as it adapts to new technologies and to the requirements of younger sound-conscious music-lovers.… Read the full article

Ayon Audio, Lumen White Loudspeakers, BBS Audio Rack Systems, USA Tube Audio | AXPONA 2019

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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CHICAGO (PTA) — Great new products once again top the list of what is happening in the Ayon Audio room at AXPONA 2019. Starting with the source, the new Ayon CD-35 SACD/DAC Preamplifier Steamer with DSD, along with the new Ayon Auris Preamplifier, handing off to a new pair of Ayon Epsilon Gen 4 Mono-Block Amplifiers, and finally an expertly finished pair of Lumen White Kyara tower loudspeakers, as shown in French Nut veneer for Axpona.

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The Ayon CD-35 is a Single-Ended Triode vacuum-tube CD/SACD-Player combined with a fully balanced PCM-DSD DAC.… Read the full article

High-Tech for Luddites: The CAD 1543 Mk II DAC, CAD CAT Transport, Trilogy Audio Systems 925 Integrated Amplifier, and Verity Amadi Loudspeakers

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

Both the name of the company and the look of their products belie what I found to be the company’s spirit. “CAD”—short, in this case, for Computer Audio Design, but more commonly denoting computer-aided design, evokes highly technical, inhuman stuff. The main CAD products on active display in this room at AXPONA—the CAD Audio Transport, the 1543 Mk II DAC, and various “Ground Control” boxes—are squared off and minimalist in design, resembling space objects from 2001: A Space Odyssey. The components’ green logos evoked, for me, nothing so much as the eyes of aliens come to abduct us.… Read the full article

High-Tech for Luddites: The CAD 1543 Mk II DAC, CAD CAT Transport, Trilogy Audio Systems 915R Reference Preamplifier and 995R Reference Monoblocks, and Verity Amadi Loudspeakers

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

Both the name of the company and the look of their products belie what I found to be the company’s spirit. “CAD”—short, in this case, for Computer Audio Design, but more commonly denoting computer-aided design, evokes highly technical, inhuman stuff. The main CAD products on active display in this room at AXPONA—the CAD Audio Transport, the 1543 Mk II DAC, and various “Ground Control” boxes—are squared off and minimalist in design, resembling space objects from 2001: A Space Odyssey. The components’ green logos evoked, for me, nothing so much as the eyes of aliens come to abduct us.… Read the full article