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Endow Audio: “From The Outer Limits”, along with VAC, and Hegel – CAF 2019

By | November 7th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , |

Endow Audio along with VAC, and Hegel - CAF 2019 - Capital Audiofest 2019

Endow Audio is gathering much attention for their unique sound that mimics the live sound experience, but also for their unique Point-Array driver loading design. The space-faring meteor looking thing in the middle, with nine visible drivers is that point array.

The carbon composite 3-D printed Point-Array technology is the heart of the Endow Audio FS301 loudspeaker. The array positions driver to emulate a true point source. Using nine 3-inch drivers, in three array-positions: center (front facing) position, middle (inward facing) position, and outer (side facing) position.… Read the full article

Acora Acoustics: “The New Kid Chipped Off The Old Block”, along with Esoteric, TW Acoustic, Audio Research, Cardas – CAF 2019

By | November 5th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , |

Acora Acoustics with Esoteric, TW Acoustic, Audio Research, Cardas from CAS 2019. Capital Audiofest 2019

Earlier in the year — at both THE SHOW and RMAF — I’ve come across many audiophile writers and found a consensus among those who have been duly impressed with the Acora Acoustics and their sound.

Acora Acoustics as a company has only been showing for what seems like a single year, but the loudspeaker design experience of founder Valerio Cora goes back twenty-plus years. Acora builds their loudspeakers out of granite, which is an extremely hard material and even harder to machine and finish.… Read the full article

Schiit Modi 3 vs. Modi Multibit – A Schiit Shootout!

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

Schiit Audio Modi 3 vs Modi Multibit Review and comparison.

For anyone following along – we have been blind testing (double blind in some cases) a variety of products from different categories at Schiit Audio’s retail space in Newhall, CA. These monthly meetups take place with the help of some of the company’s staff, who hide which products we are listening to (hence “blind”) and carefully and quickly switch between options so the audience that gathers can get a better sense of the nuanced sonic differences.

In some cases the candidates for “best of” number around 4, like our pre shootout – which would technically be a blind A/B/C/D.… Read the full article

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PS Audio Debuts AN3 Loudspeaker – RMAF 2019

By | October 8th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , |

PS Audio and the AN3 loudspeaker from RMAF 2019.

At Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019, PS Audio debuted their latest state-of-the-art AN3 loudspeaker. With a complete museum like showroom PS Audio’s complete product line, it was the new AN3 taking center-stage and garnering its due attention.

The AN3 on display at RMAF 2019 is the final pre-production prototype. The configuration and driver complement of the AN3 have been completely revised from the prototype shown at Axpona earlier this year.

In the latest iteration, all drivers, crossovers, DSP, crossover and amplification were designed by Chris Brunhaver, Senior Loudspeaker Design Engineer at PS Audio, and are custom-built exclusively for PS Audio.… Read the full article

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Benchmark And Martin Logan – RMAF 2019

By | October 6th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

Martin Logan Motion 35XTi bookshelf speakers with Benchmark Media at RMAF 2019.

MartinLogan and Benchmark teamed up at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 to debut the new MartinLogan Motion Series of loudspeakers.

You haven’t been into hi-fi if you haven’t heard of the name MartinLogan. A perennial mainstay brand that’s been focused on high-performance electrostatic loudspeakers since the early 1980s. More known for their thin-film designs, their Motion Series of loudspeakers has been offering a little something different in the MartinLogan product line for some years now.

The new Motion Series receives more aesthetic updating than it does technical.… Read the full article

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Double Blind A/B Schiit Shootout! – Tubes

By | September 30th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , |

Schiit Audio Double Blind AB Comparison for the Saga + Tube

Casual music listening is a fine way to spend a Sunday afternoon or an evening with friends, but every once and awhile it is equally entertaining to get down with full double blind A/B test – just to help cleanse the palate. Such was the calling for yet another casual get together at Schiit Audio’s retail location in downtown Newhall. The kind folks at the SchittR took many steps of preparation to deliver an evaluation experience that was truly “blind” – neither the group listening nor the person switching the samples knew the cost or even the model of any of the items under scrutiny. … Read the full article

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Nordost, VTL, YG Acoustics & VPI Industries – RMAF 2019

By | September 27th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead, Nordost|Tags: , , , , |

Nordost, VTL, YG Acoustics, VPI Industries at RMAF 2019.

Nordost rooms are usually a lot of fun and a great listen at audio shows. Especially when showing off their latest power management systems and resonance mitigating devices. Here at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019, we got a full serving of Nordost made cables, ground units, resonance synchronizers, tonearm cables, and a turntable completely wired with Nordost cables. Along with a bevy of components all proudly made in the USA.

First let’s talk about the rack of electronics. Starting with the VTL TP-6.5 Series II Signature Phonostage, VTL TL-7.5 Series III Reference Linestage Preamplifier, and VTL Siegfried Series Monoblock Amplifier.… Read the full article

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Vandersteen, AMG, VTL, Aurender, HRS & Audioquest – RMAF 2019

By | September 26th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

Vandersteen, AMG, VTL, Aurender, HRS & Audioquest at RMAF 2019.

The first time I heard a Vandersteen loudspeaker was the summer 1999 and it was the original Model 5. Then it was a $10,0000 pr USD loudspeaker that represented the culmination of everything Richard Vandersteen had learned about speaker building since his companies inception.

The original Model 5 was described by Richard as a “cost-no-object Model 3A with a cost-no-object 2W powered subwoofer, all built into a single very elegant package.” Whereas the all-new KĒNTO Carbon loudspeaker builds on technology borrowed from above in the ultra-high-end Model Seven MK II.… Read the full article

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Salk Sound, Schiit Audio – RMAF 2019

By | September 25th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

The Salk Sound SS9.5 BeAT with Schiit Audio Bifrost 2 and Sol Turntable at RMAF 2019.

The Salk Sound and Schiit Audio exhibit at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 was filled to the brim with debut and “still debuting” audio kit.

From Salk Sound their newest flagship model, the SS9.5 BeAT ($9,595 pr USD) which is based in part on the popular Song3 BeAT ($4,495 pr USD) which was also showing at RMAF 2019.

The new SS9.5 BeAT, as the name suggests, uses a beryllium tweeter and AudioTechnology (AT) midrange, the same Satori model tweeter and AudioTechnology midrange used in the Song3 BeAT.… Read the full article

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Klipsch Heritage Series – RMAF 2019

By | September 24th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , |

Klipsch Heritage Series and the Klipschorn AK6

Klipsch was showing a trio of true-audiophile icons from their Heritage series of loudspeakers. Klipsch is known for using a mixture of horn-driver tweeters and midranges, with dynamic-driver woofers — and in some models, like the Klipschorn AK6 — all the drivers are horn loaded.

Klipsch has been doing things right in all things audio for a little over seventy years. In that time many things have changed in the Klipsch product line-up, and yet still some things — ahem, great things — remain nearly the same.… Read the full article

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