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Computer Audio Design (CAD), Aesthetix, Boenicke Audio, HRS, Bibacord | RMAF 2019

By | September 20th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

CAD Aesthetix Boenicke RMAF 2019

DENVER (PTA) — Earlier this year I had the chance to visit with Computer Audio Design (CAD) designer Scott Berry at T.H.E. SHOW 2019 in Long, Beach California. This time around it’s Denver, and what was an impressive showing just got a more exciting. And this time, I brought along a few friends.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 coverage sponsored by Core Power Technologies A/V

Computer Audio Design‘s (CAD) previous showing at T.H.E. SHOW earlier this year was impressive for many reasons, but I want to share now just one specifically.… Read the full article

Sonore, Bricasti Design, Vivid Audio, Cardas Audio | RMAF 2019

By | September 19th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Bricasti Vivid Sonore RMAF 2019

DENVER (PTA) — Sonore, along with Vivid Audio, Bricasti Design, and Cardas Audio put together an impressively clean sounding exhibit of undoubtedly high-end sounds. The Vivid Audio KAYA 45 tower loudspeakers held my attention for much longer than I expected. Enough so that I ended up skipping lunch for the second day in a row.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 coverage sponsored by Core Power Technologies A/V

Bricasti Vivid Sonore RMAF 2019

Let’s start with the Bricasti M25 ($18,000 USD) stereo amplifier however.… Read the full article

Acora Acoustics, Esoteric, Aurender, Cardas | RMAF 2019

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

Acora RMAF 2019

DENVER (PTA) — At the beginning of the summer Marc Phillips and myself attended T.H.E. SHOW 2019 in Long Beach, California. While there we both independently discovered Acora Acoustics, and during a mid-day lunch meeting exclaimed our love for the Acora sound. It’s a good sign when a blind consensus forms among the writers.

Acora RMAF 2019

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 coverage sponsored by Core Power Technologies A/V

Marc and I were so duly impressed with the new loudspeaker company from Ontario, Canada that we both included it in our show coverage.… Read the full article

Kanto Audio launches TUK powered speaker system | RMAF 2019

By | September 17th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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DENVER (PTA) — It was exactly one year ago at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2018 where we first encountered the Kanto Audio TUK self-powered loudspeaker system. The all-new TUK did impress widely with many of the press and attendees of the show. So much so, it made our Best-of-the-Show list.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 coverage sponsored by Core Power Technologies A/V

Fast forward to January 2019 … wait, make that the beginning of September 2019 when the TUK began shipping.… Read the full article

Lu Kang Audio, COS Engineering, MusiChi, VAC, Sanctus Cable | RMAF 2019

By | September 16th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lu Kang Audio RMAF 2019

DENVER (PTA) — Lu Kang Audio, COS Engineering, MusiChi, VAC, and Sanctus Cable put together one of the most pleasantly surprising rooms of the show. A simple and elegantly crafted system of seldom seen products and pairings. For this day, our group of young audiophile bandits were tamed into submission.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 coverage sponsored by Core Power Technologies A/V

When I first saw that Lu Kang Audio was on the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 show schedule my interests were peaked, the name alone has cultural significance in the USA, so most people under a certain age would find themselves wondering about this hi-fi company from the far east.… Read the full article

The Audiophile Socialites | RMAF 2019

By | September 15th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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DENVER (PTA) — Everything I love about audio shows seldom has to do with audio. As for the Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest 2019 in Denver, it has proven itself to be one of the most exciting and busiest shows in America. RMAF 2019 pulled in a large crowd of industry partners and hobbyists from around the globe.

From sunrise to sunset, and those dark hours in between, this festival of sound is equal parts “High-End Audio Show” and “Dining Club.” Invigorating and inspiring, it is the people of the audio-show-circuit that keep me coming back for more.

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Emm Labs, Focal, HeadAmp, Kimber Kable, Wattgate, WBT | RMAF 2019

By | September 15th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kimber Emm RMAF 2019

DENTER (PTA) — Kimber Kable, Emm Labs, Focal, and HeadAmp put together a two room suite that catered to both the stereo and headphone crowd. Wattgate and WBT both had static displays, as well as their devices being used in the active stereo and headphone systems with Kimber Kable.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 coverage sponsored by Core Power Technologies A/V

Kimber Emm RMAF 2019

In the entry portion of the Kimber Kable / Emm Labs two-room suite, a few static displays of Wattgate, WBT, and Kimber Kable’s newest offerings.… Read the full article

FIDELICE by Rupert Neve Designs | RMAF 2019

By | September 14th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Fidelice Rupert Neve RMAF 2019

DENVER (PTA) — The genius-mavens of all things pro-studio, Rupert Neve Designs have taken three big steps into uncharted audiophile territory with their new FIDELICE line of home audio electronics.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 coverage sponsored by Core Power Technologies A/V

Fidelice Rupert Neve RMAF 2019

The launching of a new brand into the audiophile world sometimes seems like a weekly if not daily occurrence. Seldom however does this foray into audiophile insanity come from such a respected and treasured name like Rupert Neve, but the new FIDELICE line of three new audiophile electronics devices aims to take over this hobby, community, and industry in short order.… Read the full article

Alta Audio, Krell, VPI Industries, Audio-Technica, ZenSati | RMAF 2019

By | September 14th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Alta Krell VPI RMAF 2019

DENVER (PTA) — Alta Audio debuts their new mid-size two-way loudspeaker, Krell showcases some of their most refined electronics, VPI Industries celebrates forty years in business with a continued tour of their direct-drive turntable, Audio-Technica joins the party with phono cartridges and headphones, and ZenSati tames the whole room with their Zorro series cables.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 coverage sponsored by Core Power Technologies A/V

Meeting with Mike Levy of Alta Audio always evolves into conversations about anything but audio.… Read the full article

The Music Room | RMAF 2019

By | September 13th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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DENVER (PTA) — The Music Room started eight years ago, buying and selling pre-owned hi-fi gear on the internet. Since that time, they have become the world’s largest buyer and seller of pre-owned, discontinued, and closeout hi-fi gear on the web.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 coverage sponsored by Core Power Technologies A/V

The Music Room operates under buy, sell, and consignment terms. They curate equipment from the regular every-day-audiophile, on up to large dealers and manufacturers. Currently they are partnering with PS Audio on their trade-in program.… Read the full article