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Alma Music & Audio of San Diego brought to T.H.E. SHOW 2019 one of the more exciting small room exhibits at the show. Alma Music & Audio is a full-service high-end audio dealer that services all of southern California. At the show, Alma was displaying their Wilson Audio and Luxman products. Both of which have upped their game in the last ten years, and this small but exquisite sounding system is solid proof of it.
Standing tall in a stunning matte red finish were the Wilson Audio TuneTot ($9,800 pr USD) monitors.… Read the full article
About three years ago, I attended a fabulous demo with Peter McGrath in a room with a humble T+A integrated amplifier. The speakers were the $109,000 Wilson Audio Alexx, fairly large towers. Yet the humble integrated did a great job. Peter was there with Bob Stuart and the Alexx clearly demonstrated the improvements on Peter’s classical recordings had undergone a “white glove” MQA treatment. That was a terrific demo … yet I did wonder what more power would do for these impressive Alexx towers.… Read the full article
Shunyata Research has two new power distributors.
Shunyata Research has one of the longest histories of creating outstanding power management products. Currently they are expanding their power conditioner series to cover more price points and offer up more value per dollar than ever before in the power distribution market.
The new four series of the Shunyata Research line-up are to Venom, Delta, Alpha, and Sigma — in that order from lowest to highest of the range. These names should be familiar to you if you have experience with Shunyata Research’s line of cables.… Read the full article
Wilson Audio Specialties considers the Yvette ($25,500/pair) to be the replacement model for the Sophia Series 3. I would argue that the Yvette is an entirely different animal. There are obvious similarities between the Yvette and Sophia. Each is a floorstanding, three-driver, three-way design. Each comprises a single box with a separate internal chamber for each driver. The Sophia’s woofer and midrange chambers are ported; the Yvette’s are respectively ported and vented. The two models are about the same size and, from the back, look a lot alike.… Read the full article
The following announcement is based on a press release/announcment. The TechDAS Air Force Zero turntable’s official U.S. Premiere will take place at The Audio Salon in Santa Monica, CA on April 9 and 10. The venerable Japanese company’s latest turntable of unprecedented quality will be showcased in a special presentation by designer Hideaki Nishikawa. In addition, with the generous support of Wilson Audio and Peter McGrath, the WAMM Master Chronosonic loudspeakers will be featured in the system to take ttechdashttps://www.wilsonaudio.cois listening event to the next level.… Read the full article
I tend to get most excited about high-value audio products — ones that I might actually own some day. And the law of diminishing returns is certainly on my side. I know that an $85,000 speaker won’t sound ten times better than GoldenEar Technology’s $8,500 Triton Reference, for example. But I can still appreciate the efforts of companies that strive to achieve the highest possible performance at any cost, creating aspirational audio products that deliver state-of-the-art sonics. And that’s why, back in 2009, I eagerly headed to my local hi-fi store (Music Lovers Audio in Berkeley, CA) to check out Wilson Audio’s Sasha loudspeaker.… Read the full article
The Wilson Audio room was a bit of a reunion of sorts for me. This room seemed to be the room that many visited first. Bart suggested to many to start at the 8th floor and “work your way down”. And no wonder as it offered, in my humble opinion, the best sound at the show. But it was a journey to get this sound as I will soon explain.
The first familiar person I saw Peter McGrath who had not long ago set up my own Wilsons which was a tremendous success. … Read the full article
CAF 2018: VPI Industries, AudioShield, Krell, Wilson Audio, Soundsmith, Nordost; If more is better, too much is almost enough
VPI Industries was in direct control, AudioShield had the room well protected, Krell and Wilson Audio tango with reference style, Soundsmith and Lyra go head-to-head, Nordost throws a lasso around the crowd.
Twice as impressive as one, there were two of the new VPI Industries HW-40 direct drive turntables on hand. Each equipped with a JWM-12 “Fatboy” tonearm, which is included in the price of the HW-40 turntable, and is standard. The HW-40 has benefitted from forty years of refinement as it now carries an updated and upgraded direct drive motor system, Nordost wiring, and an all new VTA Base on the fly.… Read the full article