Usually the big story from a room is about a new, hot product release, and yes there is that in Cardas’ new Clear Beyond XL high capacity power cable, which is intended for large high current tube or solid state amplifiers. And further with new product, there was the sneak preview of the Cardas Power Strip.
There are over 160 rooms and exhibits here at Axpona. Making this event the largest audio show in North America. For some this can be overwhelming and cause a bit of anxiety. But have no fear, the Part-Time Audiophile Dream Team of journalists, personalities, and humorists are ready to be your guide.
Here are some surefire rooms to get you started and off on the right foot.
HHR Exotic Speakers are single driver full-range audio speakers and components based upon the Walsh Principal.… Read the full article
by Eric Shook
My first favorite room of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.
For the first two days of RMAF, the Joseph Audio Pearl 3 ($31,500 USD) and Doshi Audio army of components, consisting of Doshi’s: The V3.0 Tape Stage ($16,995 USD), The V3.0 R/C Line Stage ($16,995 USD), and a pair of The V3.0 Monoblock Amplifiers ($29,995 USD) held the reigns of my favorite room at the show.
No other room at RMAF of equal size had the audible sense of space, depth, and imaging abilities of the Joseph / Doshi exhibit.… Read the full article
George and Carolyn Counnas, proprietors of Zesto Audio, probably are pinching themselves frequently these days. For a small maker of tube gear that’s not much more than six years old, Zesto seems to be turning a lot of heads and pleasing quite a few ears.
It’s not a dream, though. In the last two months alone, Zesto has appeared on the cover of Stereophile and the Absolute Sound, and garnered Best of Show honors at Audio Expo North America from Part-Time Audiophile.… Read the full article
Wilson Audio Specialties showed impressive strength in numbers at the 2017 Los Angeles Audio Show. Indeed, it was hard to walk very far in the five floors of stereo exhibits at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel without tripping over the company’s products.
Of course, I’m usually tripping over somebody’s gear, anyway. Room hosts tend to wince painfully or whisper prayers when I attempt to maneuver behind a speaker for a photo of a name badge or bass port.
Luckily, despite the fact that all these Wilson speakers often were connected with very formidable – and foot-catching – Transparent Audio or Cardas Audio cables, I managed to get my pics this time without ripping out a binding post or falling face-first into an exposed midrange.… Read the full article
A photojournal by Eric Franklin Shook
You can’t just say “It’s awesome, buy it.”
Eliciting a gut reaction of confidence in consumers who speak your name in conversations of top tier service and products is neither straightforward, measurable, or paint by numbers. Decades of experience and market research at all levels of the supply chain are prerequisite to attaining a seat at the table with the most trusted names in hi-fi. Building a good product is not enough. Anyone telling you different has probably watched Field Of Dreams too many times.… Read the full article
December 9, 2016
If you have cable requirements that are slightly off the beaten path, and don’t like the idea of keeping (or losing) multiple adaptors on a regular basis, call the folks at Cardas Audio and get some custom cables made, pronto!
Josh Meredith at Cardas Audio and the team just sent me a pair of Clear Light interconnects to go from XLR to RCA, so that I have a wider range of connectivity with the PrimaLuna HP Integrated that I use as a reference component on my Audiophile Apartment site, and it only took a short while.… Read the full article
Cardas Audio Clear Ethernet Network Cable (CAT 7)
No matter what type of hi-fi component currently makes a splash, whether it is headphones or network-based storage systems, shortly after they have popped up, the respective companies have added the required cables to their portfolio. No wonder that even Cardas Audio now is offering high-quality network cables. And they have, to my understanding, a unique selling point.
In his review on the Cardas Audio Clear Headphone Cable, Bert Seidenstücker mentioned that the conductors were made from “Cardas copper.” In other words, Cardas manufactures its copper and silver conductors by themselves.… Read the full article