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Eric’s Best of Show | AXPONA 2019

By | May 8th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EFS AXPONA 2019

CHICAGO (PTA) — Despite the sometimes overwhelming size that shows like AXPONA 2019 portray, for me this exhibition still represents the largest collection of small businesses I have ever seen under one roof. Most of the exhibitors are indeed “mom-and-pop shops”. Most of these audio companies have only five to seven key employees, and often with a single figurehead wearing five of the most crucial hats within that company. Those being: the money, the designer, the face, the communicator, and the boss.Read the full article

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Voxativ Loudspeakers | AXPONA 2019

By | May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

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by Paul Elliott

Voxativ has continually made big statements at Audio Shows. Last year at Rocky Mountain, CEO Holger Adler showed what I thought was the most beautiful amplifier ever produced. The Voxativ T805 integrated amp ($29,880) delivers 30Wpc. The understated visual impact of this amplifier was only magnified many times by the exquisite music it produces.

At the 2019 AXPONA Show, Voxativ GmbH is marking the US debut of a new line of affordable, plug+play, all-in-one Absolut systems, starting at $6,700.… Read the full article

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Magnepan unveils a Little Ribbon Speaker | AXPONA 2019

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

AXPONA 2019 Magnepan LRS

CHICAGO (PTA) — Under sworn-secrecy and via a private-text-message, I was invited to partake in a time-sensitive meeting with Magnepan marketing manager Wendell Diller. The meeting took place in an unmarked and un-promoted location at AXPONA 2019. In that location, behind closed doors, and with security just outside the room, we sat down for a tremendously mind-opening discussion and listening session.

AXPONA 2019 Magnepan LRS

On the surface, it might seem that the Little Ribbon Speaker (LRS) is a direct replacement for the MMG. In one small sense, it is.… Read the full article

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Credo, VPI Industries, Emm Labs, Meitner Audio, Van Den Hul, Kimber Kable, Falkenohr | AXPONA 2019

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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CHICAGO (PTA) — Credo’s latest loudspeaker model (Cinema LTM) was presented for the first time at Axpona 2019. Together with Van den Hul, VPI Industries, EMM Labs, Kimber Kable and Falkenohr the system was epic. In case you missed it, the European premiere of Credo’s new loudspeaker will take place at the High-End show in Munich. Second chances.

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Credo, based in Basel Switzerland, design high-performance loudspeakers.… Read the full article

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SVS Sound | AXPONA 2019

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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CHICAGO (PTA) — The SVS Sound room will wow you to no end if you are looking for sub-woofer demonstrations that twist your guts around each other. But for the more refined ear, you might notice that everything else upward of the audible frequency range has that same level of ability and energy to present a dynamic and and fun sonic picture. Yes, expect to be kicked, but at the same time, kicked into a thrilling sub-mission that you won’t willingly walk (or limp) away from easily.… Read the full article

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PureAudioProject, Pass Labs, Luminous Audio, Esprit Audio | AXPONA 2019

By | May 1st, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

AXPONA 2019 Pass Luminous

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CHICAGO (PTA) — What would a show be, without Pass Labs, and me waxing on-and-on about open-baffle speakers? Overall, three very familiar brands, offer up something entirely new when working together. The new PureAudioProject loudspeaker, ready-to-run right out of the box, no assembly required and based on their Trio 15 design. Still one of the best values in hi-end, the new loudspeaker just made getting into the PureAudioProject universe of sound that much easier.… Read the full article

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Saturday Audio Exchange, GoldenEar Technology, PrimaLuna, Mytek, McIntosh Labs | AXPONA 2019

By | May 1st, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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CHICAGO (PTA) — Sandy Gross — the iconic founder of most brands we love, including GoldenEar Technology — has done it again. And again, and again. This time with the new Triton One.R loudspeaker. Kevin Deal of PrimaLuna launches their new EVO Series of tube based electronics at AXPONA 2019. Everyone is happy.

AXPONA 2019 GoldenEar

Sandy Gross, one year later, in the same room, on the same day (Sunday), posted up in the same seat.… Read the full article

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Vinnie Rossi, Triode Wire Labs, Stillpoints | AXPONA 2019

By | April 28th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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CHICAGO (PTA) — Absolutely shocking! Vinnie Rossi debuts his new Stiletto 15 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.… Read the full article

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Axiss Audio, Air Tight, Piega, Wireworld, Accuphase, Franco Serblin, Reed, Shelter, Solution Audio, TAOC, Transrotor | AXPONA 2019

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

AXPONA 2019 Air Tight

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CHICAGO (PTA) — Two pair of massive Piega loudspeakers stood tall, cast in silhouette against the Chicago sky. Between them, glowing tubes, like city street lights sat atop the Air Tight monoblocks.

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Axiss Audio brought to AXPONA 2019 one of the sexiest systems at the show. Boasting some of the sweetest Air Tight electronics pushing two pairs of loudspeakers. First a towering pair of Piega Master Line Source 3 loudspeakers, second a heavy pair of Piega Coax 711 towers.… Read the full article

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Verdant Audio, Art Audio, Roon, Musical Fidelity, PS Audio | AXPONA 2019

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

AXPONA 2019 Verdant

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CHICAGO (PTA) — Verdant Audio launches itself as a company, and debuts two beautifully made monitors at AXPONA 2019. In partnership with Verdant Audio, bespoke UK tube electronics manufacturer Art Audio returns to the US audio show circuit.

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The major news for this room is twofold: Firstly, the launch of Verdant Audio as a company. The speakers on display at AXPONA 2019 feature composite cabinets. Specifically the Blackthorn 1 monitor features a cabinet that is a sandwich of carbon fiber and a dupont Nomex honeycomb.… Read the full article

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